11. Grand Beach – De Lago Beach
In the seaside town of Lagonissi you will find two great options to spend a day by the sea. The De Lago beach (photo) is a nice sandy shore with a couple of beach bars and sets of umbrellas + sunbeds and free entrance. The water is rather shallow, which makes it a popular place among families and young people who have fun playing in the beach volley court. Next to it, the Grand Beach (open May to October, adult admission: 12€, www.lagonissiresort.gr/athens-beaches
) is a totally different affair, second only to Astir Beach in exclusivity and poshness. The candid sand, comfortable sunbeds, bar, showers and changing rooms, lifeguard and well-equipped water sports center provide the perfect setting for Athenian high society. If you can afford it, consider pampering yourself and spending a night at the Grand Resort.