Schinias or Schinias. If you are looking for a perfect beach destination for a day trip or an after-work getaway, you should consider visiting Attica’s Schinias Beach. This is a great place to enjoy the summer vibes that have filled our lives with joy and excitement. It is located in the Marathon area and it offers you a lot of fun and relaxation options.
Schinias is a well-known northeastern settlement that attracts many people from the city. You can reach it easily by car from the center of Attica or Hymettus, or by bus if you prefer to enjoy the scenery. In just an hour, you will find yourself in front of a huge beach that stretches for miles, one of the largest that Attica has to offer.
The beach is located next to a green pine forest that reaches the shore and provides shade for the swimmers. You will love the fine soft sand under your feet and the calm shallow waters that are protected from the strong winds.
You can find several organized spots on the beach. But if you prefer a more peaceful and natural setting, you can go behind the forest to the nearby area. The beach has something for everyone, whether you like crowds or solitude, and it is also suitable for families with young children.
Schinias Beach: Dives combined with adrenaline
You can have more than just a relaxing swim at this beach that has a stunning natural view. Try some water sports at the nearby center and have some thrilling fun. You can choose from windsurfing, waterskiing, and more, and enjoy seawater in any weather.
There are also Olympic venues that you can visit which are open to the public and cycle around the stadium or watch the birds.
Marathon Lake: a Place to Stop
Don’t miss the chance to see the lake of Marathon before you head back to the city. It has a historical significance related to the battle of Marathon and the water shortage of that time. You will be amazed by its construction with the famous Pentelic marble.
You can also learn more about the Battle of Marathon by visiting the archaeological museum and the tomb of the area that holds the ashes of the fallen in the fight against the Persians.
Schinias Beach: Different options for food and drink
You will surely get hungry after spending time at the sea and breathing the fresh air. You can find some fish taverns near the beach where you can enjoy fried calamari and homemade taramosalata, or some meat taverns on the way back to the forest if you prefer. If you love nature you can have another option. You can use the natural shade of the area and have a magical picnic in the forest.
Open-air cinema is the best epilogue
If you want to make your summer night last longer, you can go to an open-air cinema near the beach and watch a movie under the stars. At “Cine Tomb” 100 meters from Agios Panteleimonas square on the beach of Marathon, you can watch old and new movies with your popcorn and the stars.
Schinias Beach is a place that always has something beautiful, maybe new, to offer you, no matter how many times you visit it or what you do there.