Best Athens Beach Clubs And Bars You Need To Visit

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Discover the Best Athens Beach Clubs to Visit in Athens!

When you think of Athens, you may not immediately associate it with beach bars and crystal-clear waters, but the city has a lot to offer in terms of seaside entertainment. In fact, for me it was quite a shock to discover some of the best Athens beach clubs and bars in Greece can be found in the Greek capital!

One of the most sought-after areas for beach bars in Athens is Kalamaki Beach in the Alimos seaside area, where you will find a row of beach bars and restaurants, such as Bolivar Beach Club. This popular spot is perfect for enjoying a refreshing drink or a delicious meal while soaking up the sun.

But, Kalamaki Beach is just the beginning of the beach club scene in Athens.

Other popular Athenian destinations for fun and swimming include the likes of Akti tou Iliou Beach, located on the luxury Athens Riviera, where you’ll find a number of brilliant beach clubs.

From upscale and private beach clubs like Astir Beach Club, to activity hotspots like Varkiza Resort, when it comes to beach clubs and bars, Athens has something for everyone.

If you’re looking for a relaxing and enjoyable place to visit during your trip to Greece, look no further than the city’s top beach clubs and bars, located on some of the most popular and best beaches in Athens.

Table of Contents: Best Athens Beach Clubs

Bolivar Beach Bar – Best Athens Beach Clubs

Let’s start with Bolivar Beach Bar which is one of the best beach bars in Athens.

Located on the iconic Athens Riviera, which has beaches that rival even those on the island of Kefalonia, this club offers a unique experience for visitors. The club is open every day and boasts a lively atmosphere with plenty of activities to keep visitors entertained.

One of the advantages of Bolivar Beach Bar is its location. Situated on the organised beach of Alimos, it is easily accessible from the city centre and is perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a day at the beach.

The good news is that whether you’re looking for fantastic cocktails in-between swims in the day, or a classic night of clubbing until dawn, Bolivar Beach Bar serves you well.

The club offers a range of facilities, including sun loungers, beach chairs umbrellas, and showers for your comfort. And, if you’re feeling more adventurous, you can enjoy a range of water sports, including paddleboarding and kayaking.

As the sun goes down, Bolivar truly comes alive, with regular events, including live music, DJ sets, and beach parties, all in all an electrifying Athens hotspot!

Bolivar Beach Bar is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for a fun day at the beach. With its prime location, long opening hours, and range of facilities and activities, it is definitely one of the best beach bars in Athens.

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Macaw Beach Bar – Best Athens Beach Clubs

If you’re looking for a lively atmosphere with great music and drinks, the tropical-themed Macaw Beach Bar is the place to be. Located on Akti Tou Iliou Beach in Alimos, Macaw is the perfect spot to soak up the sun and enjoy the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea.

Macaw Beach Bar is open daily from 10am until late at night, making it a great spot for both day and night activities. The bar serves a variety of cocktails, beers, and wines, as well as delicious snacks and light bites.

The atmosphere is high energy, with a mix of locals and tourists enjoying the music and dancing the night away. The bar has a resident DJ who plays a mix of popular hits along with Greek hits, so everyone’s sure to have a good time!

As the nearest organised beach to Athens city centre, Macaw is easily accessible by public transport or by rental car (and has plenty of parking space).

Varkiza Resort – Best Athens Beach Clubs

I recently visited Varkiza Resort, a popular beach club located on Yabanaki Beach which is just a short drive from Athens in Varkiza in southern Attica. The beach is well-maintained, with plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas available for visitors to relax in and under to soak up the sun.

Varkiza Resort offers a variety of water sports activities, including jet skiing, windsurfing, and paddleboarding. The resort also has a dedicated water skiing school, where visitors can learn to water ski or improve their skills with the help of experienced instructors.

Overall, Varkiza Resort is a great choice for those seeking to enjoy Athens’ beaches and especially suitable for families looking for an action-packed day out. The resort’s beautiful location, clear blue waters, and range of activities offers all you need to experience the Athens Riviera at its best. 

Holy Spirit Beach Bar – Best Athens Beach Clubs

If you’re looking for a relaxing day at the beach with great cocktails and music, Holy Spirit Beach Bar is the place to be. Located at Yabanaki Beach in Varkiza this beach club is a popular destination for both locals and tourists alike.

The bar can be found right on the sand, so you can enjoy your drinks and snacks while soaking up the sun and listening to the serene lapping of the waves. The atmosphere is laid-back and casual, with plenty of bean bags and lounge chairs to relax on.

Holy Spirit Beach Bar is open every day from 10am to 8pm, making it the perfect spot for a daytime excursion. You can spend the entire day lounging on the beach, sipping on a delicious cocktail (there are plenty to choose from) and snacking on delicious food from the bar.

And, if it suits you, you can hang around to watch the glorious sun go down as evening shadows creep across the sandy shores of Yabanaki.

Holy Spirit Beach Bar‘s prime location, great atmosphere, and excellent cocktails means it’s no surprise it’s one of the most popular beach clubs in Athens.

Akanthus Summer Club – Best Athens Beach Clubs

Akanthus Summer Club is a more upscale beach club located on Alimos Beach in Athens. With its idyllic setting and beautiful surroundings, it exudes an aura of opulence and luxury, so the perfect place if you’re in a couple or with a group of friends looking for a more refined experience.

There’s a real magic at Akanthus that you can only understand once you’ve experienced it. There’s an elegance and beauty reflected in the architecture, the vibe and the people.

Naturally, there’s great music, with famous DJs and live music entertainment. The parties attract people from all over the world with a cosmopolitan crowd dancing until dawn.

If you want a more relaxed experienced you can revel in the atmosphere during the day, chilling on a sun lounger and enjoying the delicious food and drink on offer, with hospitable and friendly staff.

Akanthus is open from the start of May to the end of September, from Wednesday to Sunday.

Vouliagmeni, a beautiful seaside town near Athens, Greece.
Vouliagmeni, a beautiful seaside town near Athens, Greece.

Astir Beach Club – Best Athens Beach Clubs

Astir Beach Club, is a private upscale beach located in Vouliagmeni which is around 12 miles from the centre of Athens. The beach is easy to access via public transport or taxi, but it can be hard to find parking, unless you get there early.

Astir Beach is famously one of the best beaches in the Athens metro area and is part of the Astir Palace complex, a very famous luxury resort in Greece which attracts a sophisticated international crowd.

This sandy beach has a lot of natural beauty, with gorgeous lush greenery and stunning views of the Saronic Gulf.

The club is open daily from 9am to 9pm, allowing for a full day of sunbathing, swimming, and indulging in the various facilities and services offered. Members of the club have access to exclusive areas of the beach, as well as private cabanas and sun loungers.

Astir Beach Club also boasts a range of dining options, from casual beachside cafes to fine dining restaurants. The club’s bars serve up a variety of refreshing cocktails and beverages for you to enjoy.

Some people may be happy to hear that Astir is pretty chilled due to the lack of music, making it ideal for families. The water is also clean and shallow, making it a good place for kids to easily paddle and swim. In fact, the local restaurant, 40Forty, is the only place you will hear music coming from!

To summarise, Astir Beach offers a luxurious and exclusive beach experience in Athens. Its stunning location, top-notch amenities, and attentive service make it a must-visit destination for those looking to indulge in the finer things in life.

Zen Beach and Restaurant – Best Athens Beach Clubs

If you’re looking for a serene and exclusive beach experience in Athens, then Zen Beach and Restaurant is the perfect destination. Nestled in a hidden cove in Vouliagmeni, Zen Beach offers a wonderful getaway range of facilities for guests to enjoy.

The beach is open daily from 9am to 8pm, and guests can choose to rent sunbeds or cabanas for the day. The club also offers a range of water sports activities such as paddleboarding and kayaking, perfect for those who want to explore the beautiful coastline.

Zen Beach also has a restaurant that serves up delicious Mediterranean cuisine, perfect for a quick bite or a leisurely lunch. The restaurant is open from 10am to 8pm, and guests can enjoy their meal with a stunning view of the sea.

One of the highlights of Zen Beach is its exclusivity. As a private beach club, guests can enjoy a more secluded and peaceful beach experience. The club is also known for its excellent service, ensuring that guests have everything they need for a comfortable and enjoyable day at the beach.

Tahiti Beach Bar – Best Athens Beach Clubs

Tahiti Beach Bar is located in Kalivia Thorikou in the Attica region of Greece. This beach club offers a private beach with crystal clear water, ideal for swimming and sunbathing.

Tahiti Beach Bar has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, making it an ideal spot for a day out with friends or family. The staff are knowledgeable and always on hand to help with any queries or requests.

One thing that sets Tahiti Beach Bar apart from other beach clubs in Athens is its wide range of facilities. You can rent sunbeds and umbrellas, or take advantage of the beach volleyball court and water sports activities aplenty. If you’re feeling hungry, there’s a restaurant serving fresh, locally sourced seafood and other Greek delicacies.

I would recommend Tahiti Beach Bar for those looking for a private beach experience with plenty of amenities. The club’s peaceful and laid-back atmosphere makes it a great place relax and enjoy the stunning Greek coastline.

The Island Club & Restaurant – Best Athens Beach Clubs

The Island Club & Restaurant is a luxurious and vibrant establishment located on the Athens Riveria.

With its stunning beachfront location, the Island Club & Restaurant offers breathtaking views of the sea and an ideal setting for guests to enjoy both daytime relaxation and nighttime entertainment.

The club features a lively atmosphere with an impressive lineup of DJs and live performances, making it a hotspot for those seeking great music and a lively ambiance.

It caters to a diverse crowd of partygoers and music enthusiasts, ensuring an unforgettable nightlife experience.

And, the restaurant at the Island Club & Restaurant serves a delectable array of Mediterranean and international cuisine, prepared with fresh and high-quality ingredients.

Guests can savour exquisite dishes while enjoying the sea breeze and scenic surroundings.

Whether you’re looking for a night of dancing and entertainment or a fine dining experience by the sea, the Island Club & Restaurant offers a luxurious and multifaceted destination for all.

40Forty – Best Athens Beach Clubs

40Forty is a popular day and night bar restaurant located at Astir Beach in Vouliagmeni, Athens.

The restaurant is situated along the Athenian Riviera, where the crystal clear waters of the Saronic Gulf stroke the golden sand, so you can enjoy warm sunsets while enjoying a delicious cocktail.

40Forty serves delicious meals, including fresh seafood, salads, and sandwiches, along with other delights. The restaurant also serves a variety of drinks, including cocktails, wines, and beers.

The restaurant is open every day from 8am to 2am, making it a convenient place to visit for anyone who wants to enjoy a gourmet meal while absorbing the beautiful scenery of Astir Beach.

Nakal State of Mind – Best Athens Beach Clubs

Nakal State of Mind can be found in the picturesque Porto Rafti, one of the most stunning coastal settlements in Attica.

Nakal is made up of a lounge, beach bar, and restaurant and seamlessly blends lively vibes with exquisite gastronomy. Nakal is also great for events, be it a wedding party, corporate dinner, or a family party.

This coastal haven invites you to unwind on sunbeds, basking in the sea breeze. The beach bar serves as a lively hub, offering creatively crafted cocktails and refreshments that perfectly complement the energetic atmosphere. Meanwhile, the lounge area is thoughtfully designed as the ideal space to relax, whilst savouring delightful bites from the diverse menu.

Overall, Nakal is a not-to-be-missed experience. A sanctuary of both entertainment and culinary excellence, this top beach bar reflects the dynamic energy of the Athens Riviera.

Reflections on Best Athens Beach Clubs

After exploring the various beach clubs Athens has to offer, it’s safe to say that there’s something for everyone.

Whether you’re looking for a lively party scene, activities on the beach or a peaceful day in the sun, Athens has it all.

And remember that there are many bars to experience in the Athenian city centre as well as by the beach!

Overall, no matter where you decide to go during your Athens trip, you’ll have an enjoyable time and get the chance to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city as well as to grab some relaxation time by the sea.

With so many great options to choose from, it’s easy to see why Athens is becoming a popular beach destination for tourists and locals alike!

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the top beaches to visit on the Athens Riviera?

The Athens Riviera has many beautiful beaches to choose from, but some of the top beaches to visit include Vouliagmeni Beach, Astir Beach, and Alimos Beach. These beaches offer stunning views of the Aegean Sea, as well as top-notch facilities and amenities.

Can visitors go to the beach in Athens during the winter months?

While the weather in Athens can be quite mild during the winter months, most beach clubs and facilities are closed during this time. But, some of the public beaches may still be accessible, although the water may be too cold for swimming.


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