Swimming in Athens & Attica


The popular package resort of Agia Marina along the Eastern coast has a nice beach but during July and August you're more likely to drown in the crowds on the beach than in the water.
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This small island adjacent from Perdika has a beach more stunning than any of the beaches on Aegina. A small boat leaves from Perdika several times a day to ferry people back and forth.
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If you continue south on the coastal road from Agia Marina, you will soon arrive in the charming fishing village of Portes. Its small pebble beach along with the community itself is one of Aegina's best kept secrets.
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Swimming in Souvalas is done via its rocky beach, backed by tavernas and cafes along the waterfront. The beach is organized with umbrellas and lounge chairs and is popular with Greek tourists in the summer.
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Continuing eastward along the coastal road brings you to the small resort of Vagia. It's a calm and pleasant village with an excellent sandy beach (arguably one of the island's best) and there are chairs and umbrellas available in a section of the beach.
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The small village of Aeginitissa on the the west coast is located 3 kilometers north of Perdika on the coastal road which leads to Aegina town. The beach is sandy and set in a lovely cove surrounded by trees. There are umbrellas and sun loungers available and the sunsets here are some of the best on the island.
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This beautiful beach features clear, blue waters and is partially organized. You can reach it by boats which leave from the harbor. It’s located on the island’s southwest side.
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Within Hydra’s most northwestern gulf lies the beach of Bitsi, with blue-green waters and several pine trees. The beach is accessible by boat.
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This pristine beach lies in the northwestern section of the island, with pine trees surrounding its turquoise waters, and offering bathers calm and serenity. Photo:GreekGuide.com
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Despite its close proximity to the port, you'll feel worlds apart at this pleasant organized beach below the archaeological site of Kolona. The green trees which line the coast and the mesmerizing shades of the blue sea offer the perfect setting for those who prefer to stay close to the town.
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The beach of Limnioniza can be found along Hydra’s southeastern coast and can be reached by foot along a trail. It isn’t organized and doesn’t offer any natural shade, so bring an umbrella if you plan on staying a while.
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The Bay of Marathonas is backed by greenery and has a few beaches along its coast ranging from sandy to very rocky. Some parts are organized and popular while others are more remote. Various marine activities such as kayaking are available here and the shops along the beach rent equipment.
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In the northeastern section Hydra, this beach offers bathers deep blue waters and blissful views of the opposite islet of Kivotos.
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Deep within a gulf just northwest of Hydra’s main harbor, this small beach is a great place to relax and enjoy its crystal clear waters. It’s right next to the Voulgari Mansion. Photo of:Dr. Pinczés Sándor
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The fishing village of Perdika is a popular resort with a rocky beach which is accessed by a series of rocky steps and backed by trees. There are several seafood tavernas and cafes along the waterfront and the beach is organized with umbrellas and trees. Perdika is located 9 kilometers south of Aegina Town.
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Though technically not beaches, these three spots offer a place to swim not far off from Hydra town. A ladder leads the way into the water from the rocky coast.
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