BEACHES OF ATHENS
Until recently, rumors had the beaches near Athens dirty” or "polluted". Today, this is completely untrue. The beaches of Attica are absolutely suited for swimming according to the authorities and the process of biological cleaning leaves no doubt. Athens has the privilege of a variety of beaches, open or organized, with east part of Attica sea sides to be preferred by the Athenians.
Starting from the closest one to the city, the Public Beach of Alimos is surrounded by the costal road. A big number of swimmers are attracted to the Beach of Voula Alkyoni, awarded with the blue flag of E.E.U., indicating its excellent condition.
The beach Asteras in Vouliagmeni is one of the more cosmopolitan – and most expensive – beach of Attica, also awarded a blue flag. A little further south, Kavouri is very quaint. Saronis and Varkiza (with a blue flag) follow up and Lagonisi, where the famous Grand Resort complex is located, of the most luxurious vacation solutions during the summer months (with a blue flag, as well).
The largest pole of attraction for the Athenians is the eastern side of Attica. Access from downtown is through Marathonos Avenue. The list of East Attica beaches (from North to South) is long: Galazia Akti (Blue Coast), Marathonas, Sxoinias, Zouberi, Agios Andreas, Kokkino Limanaki, Rafina Beach, Porto Rafti and many other surpass the E.E.U. standards and offer every kind of entertainment, from family to social.
THE BEST LOCATIONS IN ATHENS
GastronomyROCK AND ROLL
The most classic bar / restaurant / club in Athens has not lost its magic touch after all of these... more
LE GRAND BALCON (Hotel Lycabettus)
Creative cuisine in an award-winning domain with romanticism and a wonderful view, under the leadership of Hector Botrini. Try... more
Imported chain of restaurants, where the tasty pizza is simply the rule. Great offers for pick-up and on-line orders.... more
NightlifeXILIES KAI DUO NICHTES
Performing for Spring season 2010 at this ethnic establishment is Mariastella Tzanoudaki, Fotis Theodoridis & friends. Entrance: 10 Euros. Menu:... more
GALAXY BAR (Athens Hilton)
High atop the majestic Athens Hilton is a favorite of many of the clubbing elite of the city. It is... more
This place can definitely be considered a mega-club because of its massive size. Various parties – like drag shows, theme... more
Hosts two cinema halls that include digital sound and air conditioning. They offer more economic tickets for club members and... more
EMBASSY NOVA ODEON
The Embassy is a classic cinema hall that often screens movies from all over the world for real film connoisseurs.... more
A cinema hall in the city center that provides discount tickets for senior citizens and students. Early bookings can be... more