Piraeus has crystal clear waters, modern marinas, beaches, yacht clubs, and go-carts and there is not a ruin in sight. It is classy and relaxing, it is fun and vibrant, and, it is apparently near some old ruins. If you have been to Athens many times, it might be time for a rest. You can even sample both on the same day. Piraeus is along the east coast of the Saronic Gulf, eight kilometres southwest of Athens’ city centre. It is sometimes called the Athens Riviera.
Even if you are planning to visit the ruins, this is on the same Metro ticket, and if the weather turns bad in the Mediterranean, some Greek islands like Mykonos and Santorini often become impossible so ships can stop in Athens for a couple of days. We have missed all the islands twice now, and once had three days in Piraeus.
- Votsalakia Beach. It is a popular pebbled beach with a volleyball court and many restaurants and cafes.
- Glyfada Beach is a sandy beach with watersports, bars, restaurants, and cafes in the area.
- Varkiza Beach is sandy.
- Voula Beach is known for its party atmosphere and has been awarded the Blue Flag for its clean waters.
- Vouliagmeni Beach – has lots of sunbeds and shades and very clean toilets! Cafes, bars and restaurants.
See the tram route and explore after you have watched the film in which Jean also finds some beachside shopping centres.
All we add is that if you are going to the beach, please take a book… one of mine. I started the web pages to support the books but now the book income goes a little way to supporting the webserver and licenses used by DorisVisits.com… Please read the reviews. So many say they never read thrillers but were gripped. Those who read thrillers are also complimentary. Click the picture to see the book series.