Schinias Beach

Beach name: Schinias Beach
Location: Attica, near Athens
Our rating: 0/5 about
Our rating is based on our actual visit to the beach.
Visitors rating:

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RATING SCALE

5 = Superb! Best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again
4 = Very good. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = Good. We would choose it for swimming among other beaches if we were in the area
2 = Average. We could go for swimming again if we happened to be in the area
1 = Just OK. The beach was fine for swimming and sunbathing one time
0 = Disappointing. We will not return to this beach

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit

Greece photograph
Schinias Beach
Attica
  • Beach berm:
    Sand
  • Seafloor:
    Sand
  • Water rating: 0/5 about
  • Access:
    Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach
  • Amenities:
    Restaurant at the beach
    Cafeteria/Bar near the beach
  • RV / Camper Accessibility:
    Site is unsuitable for RV parking
  • Snorkeling:
    Sandy sea floor
  • Notes:
    This was our favorite swim spot near Athens until 2001. We went swimming there almost every day from Athens, but after that every time we went the waters were murky and not as clean as before. It's a large beach near Marathon, and there are popular spots where beach bars attract party crowds, so for this purpose it's probably a good place to hang out. These parts are usually cleaner, albeit much noisier. The rest of the beach suffers from neglect and trash. As much as we liked swiming there, we will never return again.

    Visitors' Reports

    Beach Report by (on file)
    Beach Location Shinias / Attica
    Beach Name Shinias
    Year Last Visited 2009 but have been going there for decades
    Rating 3.5 = Good+ (would choose it for swimming among other beaches if we were in the area)
    Beach Sand
    Sea Floor Sand
    Water 3.5/5
    Clothing Topless is not common
    Access Fair = Accessible by car, poor road condition
    Restaurant Yes
    Bar yes
    Cantina yes
    RV, Camper Accessibility Site suitable for parking for the day, but not for camping
    Snorkeling Sandy sea floor
    Comments
    OK, this is a long beach with many different sections.. (Explore!) Avoid too many people and go close to the pine forest (past the "Karavi" beach club (nice + clubby if you are in the mood).. Try the area after the ex Olympic Rowing site.. (and then cut into an unpaved road to the beach) Beautiful and can get some shade, too. Water is very clear and clean. Sand outside could be cleaner (too many people too much trash flying around.. ) All in all very enjoyable. Best on week days and early or late in the season.

    Beach Report by (on file)
    Beach Location Shinias / Attica
    Beach Name Shinias
    Year Last Visited 2000-2005
    Rating 3=Good (would choose it for swimming among other beaches if we were in the area)
    Beach Sand
    Sea Floor Sand
    Water 3/5
    Clothing Topless is not common
    Access Fair = Accessible by car, poor road condition
    Restaurant Yes
    Bar yes
    Cantina yes
    RV, Camper Accessibility Site suitable for parking for the day, but not for camping
    Snorkeling: Sandy sea floor
    Comments: The beach is located in a lovely place, but in the summer season it is necessary - after every weekend - to clean the beach. I could not observe this regularly.

RATING SCALE

5 = the sea water was some the best for swimming. We would go way out of our way to swim there again
4 = sea water was excellent and inviting for swimming. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = very nice and clean sea. We would go swimming there again if we were in the area
2 = nice sea, we had a nice swim but we did not notice anything special about the water
1 = the sea water was not very inviting at the time we visited. We did more sunbathing than swimming
0 = the water did not seem suitable for swimming

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit. We enjoy the water when it is crystal clear, and cool instead of warm. We don' like visible floating particles of any kind or algae settled on the beach.

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