Swimming in Athens? I understand this isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you hear about Athens, but the Greek capital is on the sea. So, it’s great for swimming with lifeguard training. Below you will find the best places for a dive.
Swimming in Athens with Lifeguard Training
The city’s location makes it a great holiday destination, even in the warm summer months. Book a hotel on the coast and go to Athens early to soak up culture or shop early in the morning. In addition, when it gets warm, head back to shore and spend the rest of the day under an umbrella on the beach.
Tramline 3 or 5 connects the coast with Syntegra Square in the heart of Athens. In this blog, you can read what my favorite beaches are. Beach beds and umbrellas are available on all beaches, of course, for a fee. In addition, on some beaches, there is the possibility of putting your towel on the sand and enjoying the sun, sea, and sand for free.
Deem is a famous beach with sunbeds, umbrellas, and a beach bar. It is the first beach where the tram stops, so it is ideal if you do not want to sit longer than strictly necessary with lifeguard training. (Tramline 5 from Syntegra stop Deem)
Bolivar Beach Club
Bolivar is the most popular beach bar in Athens now. You pay an entrance fee to enter, and then you can enjoy sunbeds, umbrellas, and a DJ playing good music all day long. Bolivar turns into a real club in the evening, where well-known foreign DJs regularly play behind the turntable. Website Bolivar (tramline 5 from Syntegra, Calamari stop)
The town of Vouliagmeni is located just outside Athens and has several beaches that are well organized. Some beaches such as Astir Beach are only accessible for a fee and are frequented by the Athenian rich & famous. Do you want something special? Then go for a swim in Vouliagmeni Lake.
The water in this lake, which has a constant temperature all year round, has medicinal properties. You pay an entrance fee to enter, but you do have changing rooms, sunbeds, and umbrellas for that. Website Vouliagmeni Lake (metro stop Elliniko, from there bus 122 to Vouliagmeni).
The coastal town of Louts, also known as Artemis, has a long sandy beach with many foods and drink options right on the beach with lifeguard training. Some also have sunbeds and umbrellas, which you can use when ordering something to eat or drink. Louisa is very popular with the Greeks themselves, ideal for a going local experience. (Regional bus from Pelion Areas bus station)
On holiday: Day at the beach and swimming pools
Is it too cold to swim outside? Then you can go to one of the beautiful swimming pools. In this blog, we tip you to the excellent beaches and swimming pools in Bevelanden.
The Dames beach in Versace is ideal for swimming because there is a clear boundary between swimming and sailing water with a brightly colored ball line. There is also plenty for children to discover between the stones, such as crabs, crinkles, oysters, and shrimp. It is recommended to wear swimming shoes because there can be sharp oysters on the bottom.
In addition, although Versace beach is always lovely for sunbathing and is worth a visit if you want to swim, unfortunately, that is not an option at low tide. Then there is no bathing water, and it is better to drive to the village of Wielding, which is less than ten minutes away.
There you always have the opportunity to swim in a quiet and cozy atmosphere. You can sit comfortably on the dike, with a view over the water from the lifeguard training, or lay your towel on the beach. Did your day at the beach make you hungry?
Then visit Casco Teen en Drunken, located directly on the dike, for fries and ice cream, among other things. There is plenty of free parking at the bottom of the dike at both Yreka and Wielding. There is also a mobile toilet at both beaches.
Relax and swim
The Veers Meer nature and recreation area is an absolute top destination if you want to relax, sunbathe or have children who like to play in the sand. You can also do many water sports activities here. For example, at Kano, you can rent surfboards and canoes. You will find the Piet in this green area, with well-known beaches such as the Market, De Kline, and Grote Piet. It is beautiful to spend time here with the whole family.
Therefore, you can swim to your heart’s content at the designated swimming locations. It is recommended that you bring swimming shoes. There may be sharp stones and oysters on the bottom. Children can play wonderfully in the grass and shallow water. In the high season, you can have a nice picnic or barbecue.
An adventurous beach
There is only one beach in Zuid-Beveland where spontaneous dune formation still takes place. That is located in the Kiloton, a beautiful nature reserve in Corselet. Here you will find a sand strip of three kilometers, which is good for more than just relaxing in the sun with lifeguard training rules.
You will find many fossils there. Therefore, it is an absolute gold mine for beachcombers or curious children who like to dig and search. You will find, among other things, special shells and shark teeth.
Not lovely weather, but swimming? Then it is a good idea to go to the Omnia in Goes, where a tropical swimming paradise awaits you. Swim through the jungle in significant colds and hot water pools or slide down the two giant slides with lights and fun effects. You can also swim nice lengths in the competition pool. Prefer to float relaxed?
Then grab a tire and float with the flow in the lazy river. There is a special children’s pool for children and toddlers, with a slide and rain shower. In the Omnia, next to the swimming pool, you will also find a large tropical play forest, where you can discover and experience new things every season.
Outdoor swimming pool
Not a fan of the sea, but do you like to swim? Then take a dip in the Den Inked swimming pool. This pool has two large outdoor pools open from May to early September with a slide and springboards. There is also a sunbathing lawn with a bouncy castle, and you can go to the catering industry for lovely refreshments.
Inside you will find the 50-meter long competition pool and a smaller instruction pool. The large sunbathing area has a paddling pool with wonderfully warm water.