Athens and the surrounding districts in Attica are full of stunning sandy and pebble beaches, where visitors can take advantage of the many water-sport facilities offered. Most organized beaches provide for activities such as, volleyball, tennis, basketball, as well as, waterslides, water tubes, and canoes. Several beaches also offer waterskiing and windsurfing lessons by qualified experts. They also provide changing rooms, umbrellas and deck chairs, playgrounds and eating areas. If you are a sports buff you may wish to watch the professional beach volleyball games at the Schinia, Palio Faliro and Palaia Fokia beaches.
Some of the main beaches in the Attica area are Alepochori, Alimos, Avlaki, Anavissos, Chalkoutsi, Glyfada, Kavouri, Kineta, Lagonisi, Legraina, Loutsa, Mati, Megara, Nea Makri, Oropos, Porto Rafti, Rafina, Schinia, Sounion, Varkiza, Voula and Vouliagmeni.
The beneficial waters of Vouliagmeni Lake are ideal for a relaxing swim. Supposedly, the lake has therapeutic values due to the minerals in the water.
Alimos: tel: (+30) 210 9827064
Voula: beach A tel: (+30) 210 8953248, beach B tel: (+30) 210 8959569
Vouliagmeni: tel: (+30) 210 8960906
Varkiza: tel: (+30) 210 8972102
Avlaki: tel: (+30) 22990 72826
EOT (the Greek National Tourism Organization):
tel: (+30) 210 8707000, 210 8707181,
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.gnto.gr/