Sea voyages in the shadow of the Acropolis
A few kilometres outside Athens, the urban landscape gives way to a unique seaside resort. This gorgeous stretch of coastline with its green-blue water, organised beaches and rocky coves is teeming with five-star resorts, spas, esplanades, marinas, windsurfing and sailing. Combined with the ideal climate, the Athens Riviera makes you feel as if you’re on an endless summer holiday.
The beautiful beaches of Attica

In this corner of Athens you’ll find organised, emerald water beaches, and rocky coves perfect for a swim. Sandy beaches awarded with Blue Flags, such as Eden Beach at Mavro Lithari, the beaches at Anavyssos, Varkiza, Asteras Vouliagmenis, Kochilia in Lagonissi and many more. Five-star resorts with spas, esplanades, palm trees, sea sports, sailing and even golf at the modern Glyfada Golf Club invite you to discover them. The warm water in Vouliagmeni Lake is known for its healing properties.

On the edge of this unique coastline, you’ll find Cape Sounion, where you’ll admire the Temple of Poseidon – one of the most significant monuments of Ancient Greece, and one of the most important attractions in Athens. The energy of the landscape is indescribable, and has inspired myths and legends.
Island-gems close to Athens

Spetses: Τhe sea captains’ island, Spetses promises la dolce vita, whether for a quick weekend getaway or a long holiday.
Hydra: The aristocratic island of Hydra invites you to experience its beauty that has enchanted international jet setters, artists like Chagall and Picasso and musicians like Leonard Cohen.
Poros: A place beloved by Seferis, the Greek Nobel laureate, and Henry Miller, with its beautiful nature, vintage charm and peaceful ambience.
Aegina: This charming, welcoming island will entice you as it has thousands of others from around the world, who have chosen to make it their second home.
Angistri: This tiny island, offers pine-studded landscapes, beautiful bays, hidden coves and picturesque seaside tavernas – perfect for an alternative holiday.
Tzia/Kea: Close to Athens – just one hour from the port of Lavrio – Tzia/Kea will charm you with its cosmopolitan ambience, unique beaches and the mysteries hiding in its seabed.
Kythnos: Picturesque villages boast narrow streets of cobbled stone and gardens full of flowers; chapels emerge humbly from rocky headlands and forest glades.
Sailing experiences near Athens

The islands of the Saronic and Argolic gulfs are particularly popular with sailors, primarily because they are so close to Athens. Despite their proximity to the megalopolis, they are as packed with as much atmosphere and charm as their more distant cousins in the outer Aegean. The whole area has retained its natural beauty, enhanced by the sense of history, with delightful little ports and coves.

Among their great advantages is that the south coast of Attica protects them from strong winds and rough seas, which in combination with the sheltering arm of the northern Peloponnese makes them practically a big closed bay, with invariably calm and safe seas enabling flotilla and family yachting holidays in Greece.

An endless summer holiday with urban lifestyle

Athens, one of the world’s most historically significant cities in Europe and a modern metropolis, buzzing with life. Just beyond the historic centre, begins the cosmopolitan Athens Riviera. A strip of land stretching down the Attica peninsula, as far as Sounion, filled with esplanades on the water, beach bars, marinas, five-star resorts, dozens of restaurants and nightclubs overlooking the sea.

Entertainment just got bigger!

When in Athens do as the Athenians do! And one thing they do best is have a good time. Join the capital’s playful residents at Allou! Fun Park and share in the sensation!