Welcome to Faliro, Glyfada and Athens south coastline!
Athens also means sea, not just Acropolis, Plaka olive oil and ceramics. Athens superpower was made because of Acropolis natural position in the center of Attica and its close distance to Piraeus and Faliro ports.
In Faliro you can visit Marina of Floisvos, the place where private yachts set all year long. There are many cosy restaurants, café and bars, and people enjoy sunny walk at day or night walk at night. Near there is also a ship-war Museum, the famous Averof.
Glyfada to Sounio
Next destination in Athens coastline is Glyfada. You can get their with a bus or tram (takes longer time with tram).
Glyfada has a big market, similar to that of Kolonaki. Many Athenians go there for shopping, but also for coffee, Glyfada is more expensive- you should know that. Across the coastline Athenians spend their night time mostly, for bouzoukia and nightclubs, especially during summer.
Southern from Glyfada is Voula, Varkiza, Vari and Vouliagmeni. Athenians visit these shores for swimming during weekend and food on Sunday noon. You should be prepared for 1) sun 2) sea 3) coffee 4) fish taverns 5) loud music!!!!
If you move more south, you have the opportunity to reach Sounio, and Poseidon temple there, when you can enjoy a coffee or have lunch. Across this route there are many options for beaches!!!!
Sounio to Marathon
As you leave Sounio to the north from the eastern side, you meet the port of Lavrion, that connects close Aegean islands to Athens. If you move norther, you will find Marathon (everybody knows the famous battle). The east side of Attica was attacked several times in history, by Persians, Arabs, Venetians, Turks. Among Marathon and Lavrio there is Porto
Rafti, Vravrona and the temple of Artemis, with medieval towers of De la Roche. Amazing environment where you can enjoy the seaside.
Piraeus and Saronikos
Get to Salamis and the rest of Saronikos islands from Piraeus and Perama. Also all Aegean islands are connected to Athens from Piraeus.
Salamis especially is just 20 minutes with the ferry and the ticket costs about 3 euros.