Athenian Riviera & Beyond
Perhaps the most unexpected outdoor highlight of Athens lies along the coast. The Athens Riviera is a series of beaches and marinas, from the southern suburbs of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza… extending all the way down to Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon on the southeastern tip of Attica.
Most people stay at Vouliagmeni approx. 20 mins from downtown Athens which has a cluster of 4-5* boutique hotels - all within easy walk of the Astir Beach Club which is a fabulous place to spend the day at. Set on a sandy beach in a shimmering cove, you might think you are on a Greek island. Here two beds & umbrella cost from approx. 30-80 euros for the day and there is a great beach restaurant and bar as well as some small beachwear boutiques and on demand drinks service to your loungers. A top spot to watch the sun go down..
At night there are some good restaurants such as Rafale, Cafe Ithaki as well as a small strip which has about half a dozen places to eat and drink, from gourmet greek street food to Italian specialities.
THINGS TO DO & SEE
The Acropolis & Museum
Temple of Poseidon Cape Sounion
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre
Varvakios Agora Food Market
In a Nutshell
Perfect for long weekend break or an add-on to a few days sightseeing in Athens..Kind of like a Greek island experience without having to visit one
Fly to Athens - Approx. 30min transfer time to resort
Direct flights from London Heathrow with British Airways
Direct flights from London Gatwick with Easyjet
Direct flights from Manchester with Easyjet
Our location maps are intended as a helpful guide but are by no means definitive.