Escaping Athens - Travel Blog

Athens is the heart of Greece; brimming with culture, beauty, and energy, it's a city bursting with life all year long, especially in the summer. If, however, you find yourself craving a swim in the sea, or a stroll down a quiet alley far from the heat and the noise of the city, there's nothing stopping you from taking a boat to one of the beautiful islands located within a heartbeat from Athens:

Have you ever wondered if you can enjoy both magnificent historical sites and beautiful beaches in Athens? The answer is yes, of course, you can! Along with all the astonishing ancient temples and monuments, it has to offer, Athens is a city surrounded by the beautiful sea. As a matter of fact, one can find more than 80 beaches in the region of Attica, with 13 of them having been awarded a 'blue flag' by the FEE! Here, we will introduce our top 10 beaches near Athens, where you can enjoy the glorious sun and crystal-clear waters of Greece without leaving its capital!