The beaches of Attica satisfy all swimming preferences, regardless of season, and for those who continue to look for a breath of freshness in early autumn. With September having declared its “present” calendar, but the hot summer beating in temperature, let’s see three beaches that you can visit and continue enjoying your sea baths.
Dikastiria Beach in Marathon is a unique swimming experience since it is not a coast in the usual sense of the term, but a series of rock formations that will surely seduce you. Along it there is no sand or pebbles, only rocks that offer you the environment of their wild beauty to lie on them, after spreading your towel to enjoy sunbathing. Swimming in its waters is done with a spectacular long dive that will fascinate you, Keep in mind that as sure as it is that diving will cool you off due to the temperature of the sea, it is equally that you will not find a spot where you can stand so it is not advisable to visit it if you are not a keen swimmer or if you have small children with you. Due to its secluded beauty, it is a pole of attraction in parts for those who practice nudism, but also for divers who wish to explore its seabed.
There is no shady place in the Courthouse, make sure you have with you, a hat and sunscreen for protection, as well as water and food supplies. The best time to visit it is in the afternoon with the sun is not at its peak, so you can enjoy more your swim and the wonderful view of the sunset. You can always after a swim head to the more typical coast of Schinias.
Just so you know The name Dikastirikia (“court judges” in Greek) was named after its location, which extends after the settlement of court officials and judges’ properties.
How to Dikastika Beach?: You will find the rocky coast of Dikastika after the homonymous settlement in the bay of Schinias, very close to the tomb of Marathon. To reach it you will need a descent into an environment with rocks and thistles, but its natural beauty and the silence it emits will justify you. See here on Google Maps the full route.
Attica beaches: Saronida Beach
The beach of Saronida is the most popular coast of the homonymous district of the municipality of Saronikos. You will find it covered with sand, inside and outside, while its shallow blue waters make it the most suitable choice for the whole family. Along it, you will find vegetation with tamarisk trees, which generously offer shade to all bathers who chose it for their dives. Although the beach is not organized, there are shops nearby to buy the necessary supplies. Remember that on weekends it is preferred by many people who are looking for a place to dive, so they start your getaway relatively early in the morning. Despite the easy access to reach its beach, parking in the area may make it difficult for you.
How to get there: The coast of Saronida is 48 kilometers from the center of Athens, Google maps will guide you step by step throughout your journey.
Attica beaches: Avlaki, Porto Rafti
Avlaki on the south side of Porto Rafti, is the beach that will satisfy every visitor. Crystal-clear waters and a wonderful natural environment are what you will see as you walk on its fine sand. On its beach awaits you a mixture of organization with umbrellas, sunbeds, and restaurants, mixed together with the free part, the so-called “small beach”, which stands on its right, where you can enjoy direct contact with nature by simply laying down your towel. Avlaki Beach is a coast that gathers a lot of people along it, so if you prefer quietness, choose to visit it better during the morning hours.
How to get to Avlaki Beach: To get to Avlaki, starting from the center of Athens you will need to cross about 40 kilometers towards Markopoulo town moving to the east passing the international airport of Athens. Then you will find signs to Porto Rafti which is around 5 km from Markopoulo. Here is the Google Maps that can help you with the exact route.