The coastal area to the south of Athens, imaginatively called the Athens Coast or the Athens Riviera is a great way to be near the city but to also have the advantage of a laid-back holiday.
Faliron, Glyfada, Voula, Vouliagmeni, each have their own character and charm, shops and restaurants, located on the edge of the sparkling blue Aegean with long sandy beaches. Faliron is closest to Athens itself which makes it the perfect base for popping in and out of the city. Glyfada is the main town for shopping and dining on the Athens Coast with a varied choice of cuisines to pick from. With Voula and Vouliagmeni you get the best of the swimming and watersports. The beaches here are reminiscent of those you'll see on the islands.
The tram service that operates from Syntagma Square in the city makes the Athens Riviera easily accessible and gives you the best of both worlds.
Transfer from Athens airport approx. 45 mins depending where you stay.