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Using Athens as a base for beach hol - 2 adults & 2 children

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Bristol, United...
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Using Athens as a base for beach hol - 2 adults & 2 children

Hello

We are going to a family wedding in Athen ( Varkiza ) at the end of August 2013 and would like to combine it with a 2 -3 week holiday.

Can anyone recommend a place to stay (self catering ideally) with a nice beach (not too crowded) that's easy to get to on the mainland?

We are happy to island hop as long as it's not too costly or too long as we have two young children.

Likely dates are 2nd - 25th August.

Any advice would be welcomed

thank you

Athens, Greece
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1. Re: Using Athens as a base for beach hol - 2 adults & 2 children

It's very difficult to find many beaches that are not crowded during August. But, if you want something that is not too crowded with tourists, try the following islands:

Andros

Kea

Sifnos

Serifos

Skyros

All are quite close to Athens, and Skyros often has cheap flight specials from Athens...

Athens, Greece
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2. Re: Using Athens as a base for beach hol - 2 adults & 2 children

a near by sea side area from Varkiza is anavissos, it is further from Athens so less people at the beach, if you want there is an option to go in Aegina island using bus from Varkiza to the port and then an 1 hour ferry till Aegina

Bristol, United...
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3. Re: Using Athens as a base for beach hol - 2 adults & 2 children

Thank you for your suggestions, I'll have a look at the ferries.

Athens, Greece
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4. Re: Using Athens as a base for beach hol - 2 adults & 2 children

Avoid moving or travelling around the 15th of August, when all the Greeks travel for the big holy day, hotels will be fully booked, and flights also.

5. Re: Using Athens as a base for beach hol - 2 adults & 2 children

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