Greece has a coastline that is long, nearly 13.676 km, which makes it one of the longest coastlines in the world.
With such a length, it is clear that Greece has innumerable beaches of which many are listed as the best beaches of Europe and the world, while almost 400 beaches are awarded a Blue flag, meaning that those beaches fulfill the criteria regarding the accessibility, cleanliness, safety, and environmental management.
This time, we present you our list of the Top 10 Beaches in Greece that contains some of the most iconic beaches in the world.
Voutoumi beach – Antipaxos Island
Located on a small Ionian island Antipaxos, Voutomi beach is definitely one of the most popular beaches in this area.
Hidden among the rocks and caves, surrounded by amazing nature and pine trees, Voutoumi beach is accessible by car or boat which is the best choice for one-day visitors who are coming to Antipaxos from all the nearby Ionian islands, Epirus region, and even Italy to enjoy the inviting turquoise waters of Greece.
The Voutoumi beach itself is a pebbled and narrow one, so be aware that there is a limited number of sun umbrellas, and make sure to come a little bit earlier in order to make a perfect spot. Don’t miss visiting Bella Vista restaurant located at the top of a small hill where you can enjoy not only the delicious specialties of Greek cuisine but also one of the most beautiful sea views on the island.
Valtos Beach, Parga
Valtos beach is another jewel of the Ionian sea. It is located in Parga, a picturesque town in the Epirus region, which resembles an Italian Amalfi coast.
Valtos beach is overlooking the town and a Venetian castle on a small hill. This three kilometers long sandy beach is a perfect choice for all families with younger kids, and couples as well, because it is perfectly organized and listed as the best Greek beaches. Nearby the beach a few restaurants are overlooking the sea, so, the experience will be even better while enjoying the perfect summer day.
Myrtos Beach, Cephalonia
Welcome to the 50 shades of blue! Myrtos beach is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and best Greek beaches, and certainly the most famous beach of Cephalonia island.
It looks like the Ionian sea has reached the highest-point of blue in Myrtos Beach. Once you visit Myrtos Beach, you will find out why it is one of the most photographed beaches in Greece. The finest white-sand, dramatic cliffs, and demanding way to the beach which is perfect for wave-chasers, and an endless blue that spreads over the horizon, are something you will remember.
Myrtos Beach is located only 29 km north of Argostoli, the Cephalonias capital. It is partly organized, with a few tavernas near the beach, so we will definitely recommend you to visit it earlier in the morning and avoid the crowds.
Lalaria Beach, Skiathos
Lalaria beach is often recognized as the most scenic beach on Skiathos and one of the best Greek beaches overall. Lalaria beach is reachable only by boat, from the main port in the town of Skiathos. This pebbled, non-organized beach, surrounded by high white cliffs, sea caves, and crystal-clear turquoise waters, is a perfect option for snorkeling and a must-see breathtaking place in Greece.
Kavourotrypes beach, Halkidiki
Halkidiki is notable as the best part of Greece's northern coast. With its three peninsulas, long sandy beaches, and fantastic natural environment, it is the best holiday choice for families with younger kids who love to explore and spend every day on another beach.
Kavourotrypes beach is a unique sandy beach surrounded by numerous small rocks and pine trees that provide its visitors with a natural shade and unspoiled nature. Thanks to its shallow waters the Kavourotypes beach is ideal for kids and all-day swimming. In the immediate vicinity, there is another famous beach in Sithonia, Orange Beach, Patanitsi beach, etc. so if you are looking for a family-friendly place near the most beautiful beaches in Sithonia, Sarti could be a perfect solution for your needs.
Simos Beach, Elafonissos, Peloponnese
At the very end of the Peloponnese, there is a small island of Elafonissos and one of the best Greek beaches, Samos beach. Samos beach consists of two beaches, Megali Samos and Mikri Samos, connected with a narrow stretch that emphasizes the exotic scenery filled with crystal-clear waters and white sand dunes.
With its rich ancient history and unspoiled, natural environment, the Peloponnese is the perfect choice for travelers who want to combine these two bright stars of Greece and spend an unforgettable summer in Greece.
Marble Beach, Thassos
Thassos island is often described as an emerald island of the Aegean sea, because of its lush vegetation and fantastically clear waters.
Marble beach is not easy to access, however it is worth every effort. It is surrounded by pine and olive trees, whose color reflects in a sea, making the nuance even dramatic. The beach is covered with fine, perfectly white marble pebbles, and a milky blue color of the sea, give you the impression of far tropical destinations.
Marble beach is an organized beach with a wonderful restaurant where you can enjoy refreshing drinks, delicious food, and an amazing sea view.
Crete is the largest island of Greece and one of the largest islands of the Mediterranean, which hides some of the most exquisite beaches in Europe.
Balos beach is the most exotic beach in Greece and one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe and the world.
The finest pinkish-white sand, crystal-clear turquoise shallow waters of Balos lagoon, and an amazing natural environment are the best experiences of this unique beach. Just across the Balos, there is the small rocky island of Graomvoussa with a Venetian castle with a viewpoint that encompasses all the area.
Since it is a natural phenomenon, there are very few sun umbrellas at the beach and only one canteen where you could take a refreshing drink or a simple snack.
Red Beach, Santorini
Santorini is recognized as one of the most romantic places in the world, and for sure, it can boast one of the most spectacular and best Greek beaches, Red Beach.
Red Beach owns its color to the volcanic origins that shaped the whole island. It is situated only a few steps away from Akrotiri, another famous city of the ancient world. This narrow, rocky beach covered with dark sand is pretty easily accessible but often very crowded at the peak of the summer season since it is listed as one of the Santorini landmarks you should definitely not miss when spending your summer there.
Saint Paul Beach, Rhodes
At the very foot of ancient town Lindos, there is located one of the most beautiful beaches of Rhodes, and the best Greek beaches, too.
According to the legend, the name of the bay is dedicated to a memory of Saint Paul, who came to Rhodes in 43 AD to preach Christianity.
This lovely little bay, covered with golden sand and surrounded with gorgeous nature with a view of the ancient and white town of Lindos and its acropolis, will be one of the best locations to visit in Rhodes.
The Saint Paul beach is easily accessible and well-organized. Nearby the bay there are a few huge parking lots, and at the beach itself is located one of the best tavernas in Lindos, Tambako taverna, where you can try some of the traditional Rhodes dishes and enjoy a breathtaking view over the bay.
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