Leave the big city of Athens behind and head down to the Athens Coast – a string of beautiful, beachside suburbs with a rich history and chic yet laid-back lifestyle. On your Athens Coast holidays, it will feel like summertime no matter what time of the year you visit. The coastline stretches for 48 kilometres, and is home to beautiful blue beaches, pulsating nightclubs, well-appointed neighbourhoods and designer shops.
Foodies will feel right at home in what’s also known as the Athens Riviera – in addition to local seaside tavernas serving fresh fish, you’ll find gourmet and international restaurants. By day, there’s plenty on holidays to the Athens Coast for all ages to do – you can try your hand at sailing, or hire a boat to ferry you around. In the evenings, you can catch a movie under the stars at one of the area’s open-air cinemas, or dance the night away.
Hit the beach
You’ll find all sorts of beaches on the Athens Coast, from tiny, rocky lagoons to big sandy beaches with bars, loungers and umbrellas. Go find your favourite.
Visit a temple
On the coast’s southern tip, you’ll find the fantastic Temple of Poseidon – a major historical monument from Athens’ Golden Age that’s best enjoyed at sunset.
Catch a show
The sleek glass and chrome Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre is home to Greece’s national opera and ballet. The centre hosts wonderful performances all year round.