Continuing on the way to Varkiza, after the lake of Vouliagmeni, the rocks form on the coastline small natural coves with beaches that have turquoise waters. These coves with sea-beaten and wind-eaten rocks with minimal vegetation from small shrubs are the famous Limanakia (small Ports), which are particularly dear to the Athenians.
The area is formed by rocky soils that sink relatively steeply into the waters of the sea and form beautiful picturesque small coves.
The area belongs to the freed diving sites and most diving learning schools in Athens are active there. The ports become, especially in the summer, a gathering place for hundreds of swimmers, divers and snorkelers.
A dip in the ports of Mystral in Varkiza leaves satisfied and the most demanding divers.
Life here is rich. In the openings of the rocks hide dragons, while octopuses, sparrowheads and sars frequent the area.
But the most famous spot in the ports is the Devil's Well. It is in the second port of Vouliagmeni and it is an underwater well. There, at a depth of 11 meters, there is a hole 3 meters in diameter. At the end of the well there are protective railings that prohibit the entry of divers into the underwater cave.
Its position is marked by a red buoy tied with rope to the bottom of the sea.
A small canteen serves the needs of guests, which late at night is converted into an outdoor romantic Bar.
Limanakia with their wild beauty are a destination for young people but also for divers who want to explore the sea wealth of their seabed.
Alkyonides Beach, (Kanaria -Varkiza)
Free sandy beach with beautiful waters. It is located 26 km southeast of the center of Athens next to the restaurant "Alkyonides" in Varkiza.
It has sand, very beautiful waters, comfort for any kind of activity, easy access and within walking distance from Varkiza Square, where there are restaurants, cafes, pharmacies and shops.
Prefer to visit it on weekdays. On weekends in the summer months it is almost impossible to find free space unless you go early in the morning or late at dusk.
The beach is completely free and, in addition to swimming in the clear waters of Varkiza Bay, you can also dive off the rocks, sunbathe, or play racquetball, or with your ball in the water. In the surrounding cafes you can resort to your coffee, soft drinks, or drink.
Bus acces s: Canary Stop (122).
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If you start early, you will arrive early and find parking space early!
East Varkiza Beach
Free and easily accessible beach with fine sand on the coast and in the sea and clear shallow waters.
It has a length of 650 meters and easy parking.
It has thick and golden sand on the coast and in the sea clear, blue shallow waters
Beautiful and sandy, easily accessible and with free entrance is ideal for a short getaway.
It is used all year round by lovers of water sports such as wind surf, sailing, canoeing - kayaking as well as extreme sports, such as wake boarding and kitesurfing. On the East Beach operates the Nautical Club of Vari Varkiza and the corresponding premises.
It is located within walking distance from Varkiza Square, where there are restaurants, cafes, pharmacies and shops.
The Nautical Club of Vari Varkizas also operates on the East Beach. The Varis Varkizas Maritime Group operates on the East Beach.
Driving through Attiki Odos of through Athens – Sounion Avenue, Parking spaces available
Bus Lines - 117, 171, 122
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For people of all ages especially families with children due to the shallow waters.
Caution is required when there is southern winds
Two successive beaches, total length about 900 meters.
They have sand on the coast and in the sea and clear shallow water.
It is sandy with free sections and organized. Its waters are quite shallow, which makes it ideal for family beach excursions.
There is one of the most beautiful playgrounds of our Municipality, the Kavouri Playground, fully renovated and safe.
The sand is in its softest and golden hue and like a golden blanket outlines the silver sea, creating the perfect image.
Bathers can be served by shops operating a short distance
Great sandy coast with shallow waters and an islet very close (go directly on foot), refreshment (renovated), view of the densely populated Athenian Riviera... Green area with wide paved path to enjoy the walks!
In Megalo Kavouri passes the Ancient Road, visible to the visitor after the landscaping works of the beach.
Leaving the beach you will want to take another look and carve it in your memory. You want to have alive the aroma of the aura that comes from the sea but also the feeling of sand
* Metro: Γ2, Line 2,(red), stop at: “Elliniko station” combine with Bus: Line: 122 * Tram line, stop at “Voula station” combine with bus: Bus: line117 * Buses: - A1 Piraeus - Voula Orange bus: Route: Athens - Sounion
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People of all ages especially families with children due to the shallow waters.
Small free beaches in Voula
Small free beaches, dear to the residents of Voula with pebbles or sand.
They are located along the route from Aslipieion Hospital to the Town Hall and are not organized.
Pebbles on the beach have their own grace. For those who have no problem to trouble their heels, pebble beaches offer cleanliness on the feet before entering the car and somewhat less whipping (from the sand) on days when the winds are in their mood.
Their waters are green with pebbles inside and out. They are not organized, so you should take care of chairs, umbrellas, etc., while it is worth visiting them late in the afternoon to enjoy the beautiful sunset.
Vari Voula Vouliagmeni Town Hall beach
Easily accessible beach, with sand on the coast and umbrellas.
The beach has parking spaces and a provision for autonomous access for people with mobility problems at sea as well as corridors that facilitate the movement of people with wheelchairs.
The sand is in its softest and golden hue, earthy and silent, the humble star of the scene and the waves wash it with a white lace.
Ideal place to rest on the beach, since the sand which is gently golden and with the proper warmth will make you feel that you have been left in a warm embrace, the one that matches the sunny sky and with only an indicator of the time the sun.
People love this beach, and it's so beautiful where after your bath, you'll want to take another look and carve it into your memory. You will want to have alive the aroma of the aura that comes from the sea but also the feeling of sand.
The beach is ideal for children
Mikro Kavouri beaches
Free beaches with sand (in its softest and golden hue) in and out of the sea and clear waters. The sand as a golden blanket describes the silver sea.
Without hesitation, blue-green water will pull you like a magnet to enjoy it.
There is enough shade if you catch up and spread... towel under the tamarisk trees;
You can find places organized or not.
The beaches are clean, with beautiful waters and even more beautiful natural environment.
In any case sandy for those who have children or... sensitive legs;
Along Mikro Kavouri there are cafes, ouzo bars and restaurants.
Organized beach, very clean with nice water and sand.
A beach, famous for its natural beauty but also for its endless sandy beach.
You can sit in the cafι-restaurant, and enjoy from the morning with coffee and juices or later taste delicious seafood, fresh fish and summer specialties right on the sea.
You can enjoy the sun and the sea, for every age and for all hours of the day.
There is charge for the parking and chairs near the sea.
Tel. +030 210-9670096
The beach has fine sand both on the coast and in the sea.
The waters are crystal clear and shallow - a fact attested by the Blue Flag with which it has been awarded since 2002.
There are no rocks and stones.
During the summer months of operation the beach is supervised daily by a team of lifeguards and there is also a provision of
It has sunbeds (aluminum and wooden), umbrellas (aluminum and wooden), lifeguard, doctor, toilets, changing rooms, showers, clothing shops, jewellery and marine items, restaurants (ice cream, meze shop, grill shop, Mediterranean cuisine, fast food), beach bars and event venues.
There are on-site football fields, beach volleyball courts, tennis courts. During its session, children's summer camp, concerts, themed music and fashion parties and volley.
Opening hours with entrance fee are 09:00 -19:00. After 19.00 there is no charge.
The beach does not operate in winter, but there is the possibility of free access. The beach is aimed at people of all ages! It is attractive to both young people and older people since each point has its own unique element! Due to its depth (shallow water to a large extent) it is ideal for children
Metro: Γ2, Line 2,(red), stop at: “Elliniko station” combine with Bus: • Line: 122 • Line: 171 - Tram line, stop at “Voula station” - Orange bus: Route: Athens - Sounion
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There is a concrete ramp up to the entrance of the coast at a specific point of the beach that also serves wooden flooring, (dec), along the entire beach that can serve in the movement of bathers.
Vouliagmeni EOT Beach Akti
The most popular beach of the Athenian Riviera. It's a green coast, with clear waters, Golden Beach and Blue Flag!
Vouliagmeni Coast, with modern artistic interventions and upgraded amenities, offers moments of coolness, relaxation and relaxation to its thousands of daily visitors.
Facilities for bathing services include: three canteens, locker rooms, showers and toilets, five courts (tennis, volleyball and basketball), a total area of 4,500 sq.m., a beach volleyball court and beach soccer.
Also, in Vouliagmeni Coast there is a fully equipped playground and children's playground, while for the safety of bathers, the coast has an equipped clinic with doctor and nurses, as well as lifeguards throughout its operation.
Vouliagmeni Coast is the only organized coast of Attica that has a special ramp for access to the sea for the disabled.
In addition, visitors and friends of modern technology can access the internet free of charge via wireless connection.
The opening hours of the coast are 12 hours, from 8.00 to 20.00 daily.
Vouliagmeni Coast is an attraction not only for the residents of Attica, but also for foreign visitors to the capital.
By clicking here you can see colorized video of the inauguration in 1959.
Tel. (+30) 210-8960697
The best organized (private) beach of Attica, the beach of Asteras (Astir Beach) is located just 30' from the center of Athens, on the famous Athenian Riviera, in Vouliagmeni. Here Athena Onassis and Brigitte Bardot took their baths, while today, celebrities from all over the world prefer it for the hundreds of choices it offers, as well as for the quality of its services. Admission is by ticket and parking is extra charged.
It is one of the most prominent beaches of Attica.
White dominates and the color of natural wood dominates. Their combination creates an aesthetic agreement with the other natural colors of the environment, such as the blue of the sea and the green of the intense vegetation.
Right next to the beach is the Temple of Apollo Zostis.
The Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens is also open at the site.
With the beautiful blue waters and the amazing sunsets, on the beach of Asteras you can enjoy the ultimate seaside experience.
Varkiza Resort Beach
On the central beach of Varkiza is the huge both in length and in extent sandy organized beach YaVanaki, beach with sand and shallow waters.
It is a beach a few kilometers from Athens that really has everything and for all tastes.
The sea is the juice of the case, which is ideal for enjoying your bath. Here you will enjoy your bath all along it. You're going to be a little late to dive because it's shallow.
It is a multi-purpose space with many different activities as well as shops and services that operate from morning to evening, for all tastes. Free parking is available on site, and water sports such as banana, culture, water skiing, windsurfing, beach volleyball and a brand new children's park with roller coaster and bouncy castle are available as there is a first aid station and lifeguard.
On the beach there are sunbeds and umbrellas and it has three beach bars in all three restaurants.
In an area of 100 acres it hosts activities and events, has stadiums for sports, water sports, shops and generally offers all kinds of service that bathers may need. The options for fun and relaxation are many among cafes, restaurants, bars and of course the well-known beach bar with its famous parties until the morning.
Tel. (+30) 2104511888
Vouliagmeni Lake, in the heart of the Athenian Riviera, is the hidden treasure of Attica’s nature. Situated on an idyllic landscape, this rare geological phenomenon is waiting to be discovered. The lake’s brackish waters which are continuously replenished both by the sea and the underground thermal springs offer a natural and unique thermal spa experience.
The imposing rock, thermal waters, the labyrinthine underwater tunnels and the lush vegetation create a unique geological phenomenon. The lake’s present form was created after the roof of the cave fell because of erosion caused by the high temperature of the running water running. The lake is included in Greece’s national NATURA 2000 network and as a Site of Outstanding Natural Beauty by the Ministry of Culture.
The labyrinthine cave.
At the edge of the lake, near the rocks, starts a labyrinth underwater cave which has been explored at a length of 3,123 metres, while the cave’s end remains elusive. Among the 14 tunnels which make up the cave there is one reaching 800 metres in length the longest in the world. The discovery of a huge stalagmite in the cave has opened up new theories in the research for the formation of the Mediterranean.
The living world
The aquatic paradise of Vouliagmeni Lake hosts in its green waters a variety of unique organisms. Among them, a kind of sea anemone called Paranemonia Vouliagmeniensis stands out, as well as species of sponges and molluscs which portray the perfect balance of the lake’s ecosystem. Its aquatic world also includes the known fish Garra Rufa which offer skin exfoliation.
The description is from the Vouliagmeni's Lake website
Poseidonos Av., Vouliagmeni, 16671
Athens Riviera, Greece
T +30 210 89 62 237-9
Contact Vouliagmeni Lake for prices
(+30) 210 8962237 (+30) 210 8962239
web site http://www.limnivouliagmenis.gr/