Vouliagmeni Beach lies south of Athens on the route down to Cape Sounion, and forms part of a necklace of soft, sandy beaches on the sun-drenched Apollo Coast. One of four beaches in the town of the same name, it is privately owned and requires an admission fee, but for this visitors are rewarded with lifeguards, manicured sand, sun-loungers and parasols, extensive tennis and volleyball facilities, play areas for kids, canoes and pedalos for hire, water slides and private changing cabanas. It is one of the most popular beaches in the region and its beach bars are rammed with the great and good of Athens on summer weekends; despite the crowds, its shallow Aegean waters are consistently awarded Blue Flag status. Backed by plenty of shops and fish restaurants, the beach is also known for its buzzing nightlife.
There is an €8 charge to use the beach. Vouliagmeni is 23 km (14.25 miles) south of Athens and can be reached by public buses E2 or E22 from Akadamias in Athens, or by car in 40 minutes (longer on summer weekends).