Free Athens beaches, BYO umbrella (photos)

Five free beaches around Athens…

Just a hop away from the Athens center are five of the most beautiful beaches that visitors can enjoy without paying an admission fee.

1. Erotospilia, Porto Rafti

Erotospilia (meaning “Love Cave”) is filled with little caves providing respite from the heat away from prying eyes.


2. Schinias Beach

45 km north east of Athens, close to Marathon, surrounded by pine trees. Enjoy the crystalline waters…


3. Votsalakia, Castella

The favorite beach of Piraeus residents is found between Marina Zeas and upmarket Castella.


4. Edem, Paleo Faliro

A sandy beach, easily accessible… pets allowed.


5. Megalo Kavouri

Meaning “Large Crab”… for its shape.