14 miles south of Athens is the very scenic Vouliagmeni Beach, with picture postcard views of the sea. This is a very well equipped beach (one of the best in Athens), with volleyball and tennis facilities, kids playground, water slide, café and even your own changing hut if you like! The peninsula itself is renowned for its mineral water lake, whose effects are best felt at the nearby health spa. Here, the weather is exceptionally agreeable whatever the season, so visitors can feel the benefits of the mineral waters throughout the year.
Just under 17 miles south of Athens is the sandy Varkiza Beach. Its distance from the city centre of Athens means less people come here – hence you will not be jostling for space in the surf and on the sand. The adjoining hotel offers a host of facilities to beach patrons such as tennis, green spaces, parkland, café, pub, etc. On the beach itself you can also rent out a volleyball or tennis court by the hour. Kids also have their own section where they can play safely.