Updated January 19th, 2023 by Travel the Greek Way

Are you looking for the best Athens beach hotels and villas for your next trip to Greece? If yes, in this post, you will find information on the eight best beach resorts near Athens!

Best Athens Beach Hotels: Aegeon Beach hotel
Aegeon Beach Hotel in Sounion

Athens, the ancient capital city of Greece, is blessed with endless coastlines in the east, south, and west areas where the best Athens beach hotels and resorts are.

Best Athens Beach Hotels, Grecotel Cape Sounio in Athens Riviera
Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon in Athens Riviera

The most famous seaside part of the city is the Athens Riviera which is the best place to stay in Athens near the beach. Athens Riviera has 62.5 km of endless beaches, fancy restaurants, small settlements, and the best Athens beach hotels and villas.

Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon beautiful sunset
Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon in Athens Riviera

Staying in a seafront hotel in Athens, for a couple of days or more, is ideal when you have business to do in the Athens center. That way your business trip will feel like a city break or staying on a Greek island.

The legrena beach in athens riviera
Kape Beach in Legrena near Sounion

Another great reason to stay in a beach hotel is to visit Athens’ archaeological sites and museums without feeling you are staying in a big city but rather on a beautiful Greek island.

And if you only have one last night in Athens before you fly back home why not enjoy a little more the warm beaches of Greece? Combine a great-service Athens beach hotel with stunning beach views close to the airport!

Discover in this post all about the best eight beach resorts near Athens, details about the seafront hotels, the facilities, and the best sites nearby!

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Best Athens Beach Hotels, Athena beach hotel map
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Best Athens Beach Hotels

1. Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens, Vouliagmeni(Athens Top Beach hotel)

Best Athens Beach Hotels, The four seasons hotel vouliagmeni Riviera
Four Seasons Astir Palace

The Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens is one of the best Athens luxury beach hotels and one of the Best Beach Hotels in Greece. It is set in a serene natural environment only 30 minutes far from Athens center. Four Seasons is famous for its professional staff but also for the top-notch quality of Greek hospitality.

Best Athens Beach hotels, Astir Palace exterior Restaurant
Astir Palace Restaurant

It is perched on a peninsula directly on the Aegean Sea with 3 private beaches. It is located in the most beautiful seaside area of Athens, in Vouliagmeni.

Best Athens Beach Hotels,  4 seasons' suite
Arion Presidential Suite

The Four Seasons Hotel is a stunning classy place to fully enjoy the Athens Riviera and the most famous beach resorts near Athens.

  • Capacity: 303 rooms and suites, children, and pet friendly
  • Decoration Style: A blue and white palette with floor-to-ceiling windows and all the facilities are super-sized
  • Yard, Terrace, Balcony: Yes
  • Spa, Gym, Pool: 2 swimming pools, a spa center with 10 treatment rooms, a fitness center
vouliagmeni lake in Athens Riviera
Vouliagmeni Lake
  • Breakfast, Restaurant & Bar: American buffet breakfast, 8 restaurants, many bars
  • Other Facilities: Private beach area, 5 tennis courts, water sports activities, parking on site
  • Disability Access: Wheelchair accessible
  • Acropolis Distance: 30-minute by car
  • Nearby Points of Interest: Vouliagmeni area, the Lake, Kavouri beach, fish restaurants, remains of Apollo Temple

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2. Villa Stefani with Private Pool (Best Athens Beach Villa)

Best Athens Beach Hotels, villa stefani
Villa Stefani living room and swimming pool

Villa Stefani is an exceptional villa in the upscale area of Glyfada, 3-minutes from the beautiful sandy and organized beach. It is a detached, three-level, luxurious villa that offers all modern comfort located in a quiet, safe, residential neighborhood.

  • Capacity: 15 people, 7 bedrooms, children, and pet friendly
  • Decoration Style: Luxurious, light color palette furniture
  • Yard, Terrace, Balcony: Yes, large garden and terrace
  • Spa, Gym, Pool: 1 swimming pool, Sauna
Best Athens Beach Hotels,Glyfada Beach in Athenian riviera
Glyfada Beach
  • Breakfast, Restaurant & Bar: No
  • Other Facilities: Game room
  • Disability Access: Yes, elevator for the upper floors
  • Acropolis Distance: 11 km
  • Nearby Points of Interest: Glyfada Golf Course,  the center of Glyfada, features an array of fine dining and shopping options

Check availability and prices for Villa Stefani on Booking.

3. Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso Hotel, Vouliagmeni

Best Athens Beach Hotels, Divani Apollon Palace and Thalasso Hotel
Divani Apollon Palace

The Divani Apollon Palace and Thalasso Hotel is a luxury beach hotel in the beautiful area of Kavouri in Vouliagmeni right in front of a private sandy beach with clear waters. The hotel offers exceptional guest rooms and suites all with impressive sea views, outdoor swimming pools, restaurants, bars, and extensive business and events facilities.

Best Athens Beach Hotels, DIvani Hotel Spa
Thalassotherapy center
  • Capacity: 286 rooms and suites
  • Decoration Style:  Luxurious rooms with furnished sea-facing balconies
  • Yard, Terrace, Balcony: Yes, large garden, balconies, and terraces
  • Spa, Gym, Pool: A world-class Thalassotherapy center, 2 saunas, 2 Turkish baths and a variety of more than 100 facial and body therapies, 5 pools, and a private beach
Best Athens Beach Hotels, Divani restaurant
Divani Apollo Restaurant
  • Breakfast, Restaurant & Bar: Extensive buffet with Greek and European delicacies, 4 restaurants and many bars
  • Disability Access: Emergency cord in bathroom/ Wheelchair accessible
  • Acropolis Distance: 16 km
  • Nearby Points of Interest: The hotel is just 1,8 km from Lake Vouliagmeni towards Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon.

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4. Athens Riviera Luxury Beachfront Villa Selenia

Best Athens Beach Hotels, villa Selenia
Beachfront Villa Selenia

Selenia is a beautiful beachfront villa, 8 km far from Cape Sounion situated on the Athens Riviera. It consists of 2 luxurious independent villas with an unlimited view of the Aegean sea, and the sea waves 6 meters far from the gate.

Selenia is located in Palaia Fokaia an Athens Riviera village, 33 km from Athens Airport.

Best Athens Beach Hotels, villa Selenia sunset
Villa Selenia Sunset
  • Capacity: 7 bedrooms, max 14 persons
  • Decoration Style:  Smartly and modern decorated rooms with finesse and class
  • Yard, Terrace, Balcony: big outdoor lounge with a bar
  • Spa, Gym, Pool: A jacuzzi and a swimming pool
Best Athens Beach Hotels, Thymari beach
Thymari Beach: Best Athens Beach Hotels
  • Breakfast, Restaurant & Bar: No
  • Disability Access: No
  • Acropolis Distance: 46 Km
  • Nearby Points of Interest: the beautiful beach of Thymari, a small white Greek Orthodox chapel where a lot of weddings and christenings happen during weekends.

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5. Aegeon Beach Hotel (Top Beach Athens Hotel in Sounion)

Best Athens Beach Hotels: Aegeon Beach Hotel bay
Aegeon Beach Hotel

Aegeon Beach Hotel is located in a stunning tiny cove in Athens Riviera right across from the Temple of Poseidon in Sounion Cape. In a peaceful, yet gorgeous natural environment, in front of the clear blue waters of the Aegean, this is one of the best beach hotels in Athens!

Best Athens Beach Hotels: Aegeon Beach hotel room
The rooms of the Aegeon Hotel
  • Capacity: 45 rooms with superb sea view and a private balcony to marvel at the world-known sunset
  • Decoration Style: Classically decorated rooms with minimal style
  • Yard, Terrace, Balcony: Yes, to all
  • Spa, Gym, Pool: A fitness center, no swimming pool. Private Parking.
Best Athens Beach Hotels: Aegeon Beach restaurant terrace with sunset
The terrace of Aegeon Hotel with Greek cuisine with sunset
  • Breakfast, Restaurant & Bar: Yes to breakfast, 2 restaurants, and a bar
  • Disability Access: Yes, there is an entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Acropolis Distance: 68 Km, an hour by car
  • Nearby Points of Interest: Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon are 550 m far. The seaside village of Lavrion (great for fish) is 10 km far. Athens airport is 32 km far.

Check availability and prices for Aegeon Beach Hotel on Booking.com.

6. Grecotel Cape Sounio

Best Athens Beach Hotels, Grecotel swimming pool
Grecotel Cape Sounio swimming pool

Grecotel Cape Sounio sits right across from the imposing ancient Temple of Poseidon and around a stunningly beautiful beach. With its terracotta rooms, and the seafront restaurants overlooking the brightly lit ancient Temple, Grecotel is one of the best Athens beach hotels.

Best Athens Beach Hotels, Grecotel room
Grecotel Room
  • Capacity: 150 suites, bungalows, and standard rooms
  • Decoration Style:  Fine, modern minimalistic decoration
  • Yard, Terrace, Balcony: Yes
  • Spa, Gym, Pool: Elixir Spa for treatment, internal and external swimming pools, Gym
The Temple of poseidon in Athens Riviera with sunset
Cape Sounio at Sunset
  • Breakfast, Restaurant & Bar: Yes, 5 restaurants and many bars. Breakfast: Greek and American
  • Disability Access: Yes, wheelchair accessible
  • Acropolis Distance: 67 Km
  • Nearby Points of Interest: 2 private and secluded crescent beaches one with sand and the other with pebbles, 4.8 km from the hotel is the unique Archaeological site of the Temple of Poseidon famous for its spectacular sunsets.

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7. Dolce by Wyndham Attica Riviera, Vravrona

Best Athens Beach Hotels, Dolce Attika Hotel
Dolce Hotel in Vravrona beach

Dolce Hotel is the best seaside beach hotel in Eastern Attiki, recently renovated with a fresh Greek look. Vravrona suburb is only 15 minutes far from the Athens International Airport. Nearby is Rafina, a popular port for island hopping like Andros or Mykonos. Dolce Hotel is very popular for conferences or romantic weekend getaways!

Best Athens Beach Hotels, Dolce Attika Hotel room
Dolce Attika Room
  • Capacity: 346 guest rooms, suites, and bungalows some with private pools, spas, tennis and basket courts
  • Decoration Style:  Great balance of classic and modern chic
  • Yard, Terrace, Balcony: Yes
  • Spa, Gym, Pool: Spa, tennis and soccer courts, 3 swimming pools, seaside sports
Vravrona Archaeological Site in Athens, the Sancturary
Vravrona Archaeological Site
  • Breakfast, Restaurant & Bar: 2 restaurants with beautiful sea views, American Breakfast
  • Disability Access: Yes, wheelchair accessible
  • Acropolis Distance: 37 km and 12,5 km from Airport
  • Nearby Points of Interest: Archaeological site of Vravrona, the Museum, the protected natural habitat of Vravrona where many bird species live

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8. Avra Hotel at Rafina Port

 Best Athens Beach Hotels: Avra Hotel in Rafina Port
Hotel Avra

Hotel Avra is the best hotel in Rafina Port right by the seaside. It is ideally located near the port, just 200 m far – featuring modern and welcoming rooms with beautiful sea views. Its breakfast is notoriously rich and the free-of-charge airport shuttle is super convenient.

 Best Athens Beach Hotels: Avra Hotel room  in Rafina Port
Hotel Avra Room
  • Decoration Style:  Classic
  • Yard, Terrace, Balcony: Yes
  • Breakfast, Restaurant & Bar: Greek and Italian cuisine, American Breakfast and buffet
  • Disability Access: Yes, wheelchair accessible

Check availability and prices for Hotel Avra on Booking.com.

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Did you find the best Athens beach hotel you were looking for? Let me know what you think about visiting Athens Riviera in the comments, I’d love to hear whether I managed to get it onto your bucket list! Till next time, Evgenia.

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