After seeing the world famous Acropolis in Athens, and soaking up the local culture ...it's time to hit the beach!
The good news is that you don't even have to travel far to find a sandy spot to bask in the turquoise waters of the Greek shore.
Hop on the bus and in minutes you'll find yourself on some of the popular Athens beachs, some charging a fee for the use of the amenities on site (including showers, changing rooms, restaurants). Or, head further down the Attica coast to find your spot on any number of wildly natural public beaches just for the asking.
In total, Greece boasts almost 10,000 miles of coastline that encompasses the thousands of islands scattered around the mainland. Famous for it's crystal blue clear waters, Greece offers a variety of idyllic resorts available for summer fun and relaxation. Off-the-beaten-path adventures also await, such as going topless along coastal beachs -- which is is acceptable everywhere -- and at any time of year!
Evenings along the beach offer its own special rewards, and Greek sunsets
are nothing short of spectacular. While the long Greek summer usually lasts from May to October, seasoned beach combers in Greece know that the prime season is in September, when the crowds go home but the weather remains beach perfect.
On the Web, surf around more facts & information on the best that seaside has to offer with expert tips & advice on the cleanest, most beautiful, and best beaches in all of
More about Greece beaches on the Web:
Greek Beaches - The complete picture from the Ministry of Tourism, including a list of all "Blue Flag" awarded beaches throughout Greece, maps, pictures, Greek isle guide, plus more on major attractions, hotels & restaurants.
Greece Beaches & Islands - Good, general overview along with great insider notes to all of Greece's best beaches on Crete, the Ionian, Sporades and Cyclades islands.
The Best Beaches of Greece - Discover the top picks from Greek Landscapes.com, featuring pictures & short descriptions with amenities to be found at Megali Paralia, Egremnoi, Myrtos, Erimoupolis and Myrtidiotissa, plus check more comprehensive information at their Beaches of Greece guide.