Many Greeks will tell you that the best kept secret in Athens is the Athenian Riviera. Locals flock there every weekend year round, and many wealthy Greeks also reside there. The beaches are great and there is a growing number of clubs, bars and restaurants that are starting to give Mykonos a run for its money, but often at a more affordable price point. These are the top Athens Beach Clubs to include in your visit to the Greek Capital.
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A trendy meeting place right in front of Alimos Beach, and a municipality on the south side of Athens, Penarrubia Lounge really is the place to be. It is perfect for a coffee break, tasting a Mediterranean lunch, or enjoying a late-night cocktail while listening to loud music. Penarrubia Lounge has modern decor, a wonderful garden, and a relaxed atmosphere.
Getting to Penarrubia Lounge is easy as Alimos is well connected with Athens’ city center. You can take the metro line 2 to Syngrou–Fix and then hop on one of the many buses that stop nearby the beach. By car, Penarrubia Lounge is only a 15-minute drive for Athens.
Penarrubia Lounge is located Leof. Poseidonos 20, Alimos 174 55, Greece.
Hours: Open every day from 8:00 am to 2:00 am.
Just past popular Kalamki Beach on Akti Ilios beach is a row of beach bars and restaurants that is probably the most popular place to be at the beach in Athens in Summer.
Collectively known as ‘Blu’ by the locals the beach includes Bolivar, arguably the largest and most popular beach club in Athens, as well as Macaw Beach Bar, Akanthus Summer Club and Nalu restaurant, all worth a visit in our opinion.
Bolivar Beach Bar
Bolivar Beach Bar is one of the best places to party in Athens! Designed to look like an exotic island with palm trees and huts made of straw and wood, Bolivar Beach Bar offers excellent service and a relaxing atmosphere. This beach club has a private pool, sun loungers, and parasols for rental.
Bolivar Beach Bar is ideal for enjoying coffee, a beachfront meal, or a cocktail at sunset. When the sun goes down, Bolivar Beach Bar turns into a dancefloor hosting well-known local and international DJ sets and live concerts.
It is easily accessible by car or public transport as it is located right on the tram stop “Kalamaki”. The bar offers free parking for its clientele.
Bolivar Beach Bar is located in Leof. Poseidonos, Alimos 174 55, Greece.
It is open all year round, but opening hours change depending on the season.
Entrance €6 for adults and €3 for children on weekdays, €15 for 2 sunbeds and an umbrella. Tickets for live events can vary.
Macaw Beach Bar
Another great beachside bar in Alimos to check out is Macaw Beach Bar, which has a fabulous exotic island aesthetic.
At Macaw Beach Bar, you will find impeccable service and tasty Mediterranean cuisine and cocktails. Stop by for a morning coffee, a delicious lunch, or sipping a cocktail at sunset or night while listening to the music that is always on.
Located in Akti Tou Iliou beach, getting to Macaw Beach Bar is pretty straightforward: drive for 15 minutes from Athens city center, or get off at the tram stop “Kalamaki” or to one of the several bus stops along the beach.
Macaw Beach Bar’s address is Posidonos Avenue – Akti Tou Iliou, Alimos 17455, Greece.
Macaw Beach Bar is open every day from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Akanthus Summer Club
One of Athens’s hottest summer entertainment spots, Akanthus Summer Club is the ultimate location if you want to have fun. Located in Alimos seaside area, Akanthus Summer Club is the ideal hangout spot for a relaxing day at the beach.
At night, the club becomes the perfect location to party hard! Neon lights, fantastic cocktails, and pop and electronic music to dance the night away are what you will find at Akanthus Summer Club. There is even a bar within a basketball half-court!
If you are not into DJ sets, visit the club on Thursdays, the day of the week dedicated to live concerts by well-known artists from the international scene.
At the end of Akti Tou Iliou beach, Akanthus Summer Club can be easily reached by car, public bus, and tram.
Open only from the beginning of May to the end of September. Usually, the nightclub is open from Wednesday to Sunday: make sure to check the updated opening hours at the beginning of the summer season.
Umbrella set with two sunbeds for 2 people weekdays: 20 €/ Weekends & Holidays: 30 €
The set includes the use of Akanthus towels, 2 coffees or soft drinks, bottled water, the use of a locker, a call service button, and a solar charger.
Akanthus Summer Club
Bikini Beach Bar
Bikini Beach Bar is the perfect spot for enjoying a relaxing day in the sun, just a car ride from Athens. With plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas for hire and music playing in the background, Bikini Beach Bar’s entry is also free. This upbeat bar is particularly frequented at night thanks to the fantastic live concerts and DJ sets that make everyone dance on the wooden dance floor by the bar. The beach club is known for its great Latin and reggaeton theme parties!
Bikini Beach Bar is located at Leof. Poseidonos 78, Alimos 17455, Greece.
The venue is open only in the summer, from May until the beginning of September.
Prices for events can vary
A premium beach ‘all-day’ club located in the heart of the Athenian Riviera. The club is owned by the famous American celebrity, Lindsay Lohan.
Lohan Seaside has everything you can imagine: a bar, a restaurant, a nightclub, and a private beach with sunbeds available only for the establishment’s clientele.
The on-site restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and you can enjoy your meal in the lush garden, alongside the heated pool, or on the beach.
At night, Lohan Seaside Club opens its large dance floor to international DJs and themed parties.
Lohan Seaside is easily accessible by car and public transportation, which will drop you off directly out front.
Leof. Poseidonos 83, Alimos 17455, Greece.
Open every day from 09:00 am to 02:00 am (Sunday-Tuesday) and from 09:00 am to 05:00 am (Wensday-Saturday).
Nestled in a forest by the sea, Notos Café is a fantastic spot to hang out in Voula, 20 km from Athens.
Open all day long, Notos Café has a stunning location with wooden décor immersed in a beautiful garden in front of the sea. The setting is ideal for a coffee break or dining while watching the sunset. The excellent service and the relaxed atmosphere make Notos Café one of the best beach bars in Athens!
The establishment has a separate smoking area and a large parking area.
You can get to Notos Café in 40 minutes by car or 1 hour by bus.
Leof. Kon/nou Karamanli 12, Voula 166 73, Greece.
Open every day from 08:00 am to 02:00 am.
Astir beach/40Forty Day Night Bar
Located on Astir Beach in the upmarket neighborhood of Vouliagmeni and is one of the best beaches on the Riviera, with fun amenities to rent for a daily fee.
There are many sunbeds and cabanas to rent and you can dine at 40Forty Day Night Bar which is one of Athens’ hubs for social meetings during the summer. The location is well-suited for hosting theme parties, business cocktails, and other special events like weddings. Pop-up booths sponsored by brands like Dior and Gucci are common in Summer.
What makes Astir Beach particularly special is there are ancient ruins of the Temple of Apollo Zoster right behind it. You can add a bit of history to your beach experience!
At Astir Beach, you will find also find another private upscale beach club called Privilege Beach House. This space is well known for its superb facilities and high-end design.
Apollonos 40, Vouliagmeni 166 71, Greece. It is a 30-minute drive away from Athens.
8 am to 6 pm Daily
Sunbed rental – 60 € to 180 €
Zen Beach is another well-equipped establishment on the Athenian Riviera. This private beach has a bar where you can enjoy a refreshing frappe or mid-day cocktail, and a restaurant serving delicious seafood dishes.
The venue’s staff is praised for being friendly, and the service is fast and precise. The spot where Zen Beach is located is a natural beauty, and it is very peaceful, which makes it the perfect location for a relaxing day-long gateway from Athens. Getting to Zen Beach is easy if you have a car, as it is only half an hour from Athens’ center.
Telos Bacchus Street (Formerly) Niriides, Vouliagmeni 166 71, Greece.
Monday to Sunday from 08:00 am to 01:00 am.
Sunbeds: 35€ to 65€/SET
09:00 – 12:00 & AFTER 16:30 prices are reduced by 50%
Island Club & Restaurant
Island Club & Restaurant is a landmark in Vouliagmeni as it has been one of the most popular destinations of the Athens Riviera for 30+ years now. The quality of the service offered and the unique style that characterized this establishment are highly regarded.
After a day at one of the beaches, this is where all the beautiful people head for dinner and dancing. The Island Restaurant serves creative Mediterranean-flavored as well as sushi Asian-fusion dishes. The Island Club has a distinctive vibe thanks to its musical style that attracts many members of the international jet set. Enjoy the dance parties or the music in the lounge area while drinking the cocktails prepared by the Island’s mixologists.
Island Club & Restaurant is 27 km from Athens, and if you have a car, you can get to it in about 30 minutes.
located on Athens-Sounio Avenue, Varkiza 16672, Greece.
Open in the summer, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am.
Yabanaki Beach is the biggest sandy beach in Athens, about 30 minutes from the city center. Easily accessible by car, taxi, and bus, Yabanaki Beach is fully equipped with the best amenities. Stylish sun loungers and parasols, an on-site pool with a bar, and countless cafes and restaurants just meters away, make Yabanaki Beach one of the best spots to relax and have fun.
The Varkiza Resort is one of the most popular summer hangouts in all of Athens, and it is located right on Yabanaki Beach. Varkiza Resort is a massive establishment with several bars and restaurants inside and sports stores offering windsurfing, water skiing, and banana boating experiences. Book a room and stay a few days – it’s only 15 minutes from the airport!
To enter the beach, you will need to pay an entrance fee until 8:00 pm, and it is free to enter later at night to enjoy the bars and restaurants inside the Varkiza Resort Yabanaki.
EOT Beach Varkiza, Athens 166 72, Greece.
Yabanaki Beach is accessible all day, but the sports hire facilities are open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. It is a summer destination and most of the facilities are closed in winter.
Holy Spirit Beach Bar
Another great hangout spot in Yabanaki Beach is Holy Spirit Beach Bar. This beach bar is popular for its gorgeous location, luxurious cabanas, and extra-large cocktails.
With music playing all day long, the Holy Spirit Beach Bar is the ideal venue to visit if you are looking to have a fun day at the beach. The feel-good tunes animate the crowd well into the night. Each summer evening has a theme (rock, pop, reggae): the Holy Spirit Beach Bar throws great beach parties!
The best way to get to Holy Spirit Beach Bar is by car. If you don’t want to drive for 40 minutes, you can opt for public transport. The bus ride will last over 1 hour, and you will need to change the bus line to Yabanaki Beach.
Ακτή ΕΟΤ, Athens 166 72, Greece.
Wednesday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 03:00 am and Sunday to Tuesday from 9:00 am to 01:00 am.
Tahiti Beach Bar
Tahiti Beach Bar is a lovely bar with a private beach. The cozy atmosphere and friendly staff make it the perfect spot to relax with your family and friends.
The bar serves quality beverages and food, and the music always plays loud to have everyone enjoy their time here.
Tahiti Beach Bar is 30 km from Athens, at the southern end of the Riviera, so the best way to get there is by car. The car ride is around 45 minutes long.
Leof. Athinon Souniou 205, Kalivia Thorikou 190 10, Greece.
09:00 am to 12:00 am, Daily
Bali Beach Bar
Also at the southern end of the Riviera, this is the perfect seaside bar to enjoy the sunset, Bali Beach Bar is a 1-hour drive from central Athens. Located in a lovely small bay, Bali Beach Bar offers good-quality service and great cuisine for lunch and dinner. Drink the traditional ouzo while eating fried calamari for a top-notch relaxing day. The friendly staff and the music create a laid-back atmosphere that anyone can enjoy. Bali Beach Bar is perfect for families with kids, as the bay’s waters are shallow and safe for swimming.
Leof. Athinon Souniou 205, Kalivia Thorikou 190 10, Greece.
Bali Beach Bar is only open during the summer season.