Top Beaches to Visit in Piraeus, Greece
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When visiting Piraeus, Greece, you will have access to a number of beaches that are scattered around the area. Many of the beaches have facilities that include changing areas, volleyball courts, and places to buy food and drink. In addition to the beaches, you will also see marinas and harbors. Here are some of the beaches you can visit when in Piraeus.
Votsalakia Beach is a popular beach in Piraeus, Greece. It is located just 10 km south of Athens. Thanks to its proximity to the neighborhood of Kastella, Votsalakia Beach can become busy, especially during the summer months. The shore of the beach is pebbled and not far from the shore you will find a volleyball court. Around the beach of Votsalakia visitors will find many restaurants and cafes. Getting to Votsalakia Beach is quite easy thanks to the bus and trolley bus service as well as car rentals and taxis. From Piraeus Port to Votsalakia Beach is only 4.8 km and from Syntagma Square to Votsalakia Beach is 10.5 km.
Glyfada Beach is a short drive from the city center of Piraeus and 16 km south of Athens. It’s proximity means it can get busy, but this sandy beach is worth it. Glyfada Beach has become a major seaside resort, so you will have options for watersports and food and drink at the bars, restaurants, and cafes in the area. If you prefer lounging on the sandy beach and soaking up the sun, it’s the perfect beach for that as well. Most of the beaches of Glyfada are public, while others are private.
Located 27 km south of Athens, Varkiza Beach is a lively seaside resort town that is located southwest of central Piraeus. The drive to Varkiza beach is just as lovely as the beach itself. Varkiza Beach is sandy, organized, and popular during the summer months. The beach is home to volleyball courts, a play area for children, and snack bars. You can find more places to eat around the town of Varkiza. Varkiza Beach is only 27 km from the port of Piraeus, 20 km from Syntagma Square, and 20 km from the airport. You can get to Varkiza Beach by rented car or by bus. The closest bus stop to the beach is “Varkiza.”
Voula Beach is located 18 km south of Athens on the way to Cape Sounion. It is a sandy and organized beach that is known for its party atmosphere. This atmosphere makes it popular with the younger crowd. Voula Beach has been awarded the Blue Flag for its clean waters. This is the ideal beach to visit if you love spending time in the water and lounging on the beach catching sun. Voula Beach is 20 km from the port of Piraeus and 15 km from Syntagma Square. You can reach the beach by rental car or by bus, which stops by the beach.
Spend time at these beaches when in Piraeus, Greece. They give you a great chance to relax and unwind while in Piraeus.
This post was written by Greek Boston