Grias to Pidima beach, which means the place where the old lady jumped in Greek, is located on the southeast coast of Andros, north from Ormos Kotrhiou, after the port of Vitzi. There is a path leading to this beautiful sandy beach with the characteristic rock which gave the name to the spot. Beach, can be reached by boat or you have to drive up to Ormos, on Korthi bay, and then a modest ~5 minute hike along the top of a small cliff.
Katergo is one of the most famous beaches of Folegandros due to its crystal emerald waters and its remote location.It is situated at the southeastern endof the island, in an area with not inhabited at all, with the small islet of Pelagia across. It is a long beach with nice fine white pebble and crystal clear turquoise sea. Although not easily accessible, it attracts many visitors. A big rock, just a few meters far from the beach attracts many swimmers, who swim there to dive from the rock. The beach is accessible by the excursion boats departing from Karavostassi(s) (the easy way).
Kavourotripes or Portokali (Orange Beach) is a small paradise in Chalkidiki. It is located between Armenistis and Platanitsi Beach in Sithonia. Kavourotripes means little crab holes and that perfectly explains this part Sithonia‘s coastline. This relief landscape of unparallel beauty looks like an open-air market of sculpture exhibition which in conjunction with the amazing turquoise waters and the view to Mount Athos compensates the visitor who has been afflicted through the bushes and the rocks in order to find these beaches. Drive north from Sarti about 10 minutes and you will see the signs on the right for Portokali.
Sarakiniko Beach in Milos is one of the most beautiful beaches of Milos and surely the most particular one. It is located along the coastal road east of Adamas, north-east of Milos and it is the most photographed spot of the island. Its particular landscape is very impressive and surely unforgettable as long horizontal rocks bent over the sea; those rocks are eroded by time and salt water, and have small and huge hollows all over them.
On the island of Pano (upper) Koufonisi, Pori beach is an amazing beach with white sand and clear and turquoise waters. Located farthest away from the port, this beach used to be deserted. It is a lovely walk from the Platia Pounda Beach and 3,5 km north east of Chora but If you are not walking then you could take a beach boat from the Finikas or Pori camping sites. The beach is very nice with fine light sand and is in a nice half-moon shape that makes it very well protected from the Meltemi, the north wind that blows in from time to time. The water is shallow and a clear clean blue, which makes it very nice for swimming.
The red beach is undoubtedly one of the most famous and beautiful beaches of Santorini. It is located only some steps away from the ancient site of Akrotiri village, 12 kilometers south west of Fira. It is enclosed by steep red hills that create a captivating, wild scenery which make it as one of the most scenic and interesting beaches on the island. The access is relatively easy. You can leave your car at the parking space and continue all the way down that takes about two minutes. As you gradually get down to the beach you will be impressed by the different colorings of the cliffs.
Simos beach is without a doubt worth a visit is considered one of the best beaches on Elafonissos Island and one of the top beaches in Greece. Simos Beach is easy to reach by car, and consists of two beaches, Megalos (Large) Simos and Mikros (Small) Simos. Megalos Simos is the longest beach in Elafonissos and Mikros Simos can be accessed within a short walking distance from there. A narrow stretch of white sand divides these two magnificent beaches which are gifted with turquoise exotic waters.
The beach of Navagio or Shipwreck cove is the most famous beach of Zakynthos lying on the western side of the Ionian island, close to Anafotiria village. The Shipwreck is probably the most famous beach in Greece and can only be accessed by boat. This picturesque beach and is one of the most photographed landscapes in Greece. The boat was shipwrecked back in 1980 after hitting rocks in bad weather while being pursued by the Greek Navy who suspected it was carrying contraband cigarettes. The vestiges of the ship can be seen in the middle of the large white sandy beach which has amazing turquoise and crystalline waters. Huge vertical cliffs of white rocks are surrounding the sand creating a unique and enchanting image.
Balos is among the most beautiful beaches in Greece and famous for its turquoise waters, the wild natural beauty and the beautiful exotic scenery. The famous lagoon of Balos is located approximately 56km northwest of Chania and 17km northwest of Kissamos, formed between the Cape Gramvousa and the small Cape Tigani and below the range of Platiskinos.During the summer, Balos is visited by thousands of people, who arrive mostly by the ferries running from Kissamos port. It is seen as a lagoon from the hills above the beach. Balos has white sand and crystal waters. Opposite to the beach, there is a rocky island called Gramvoussa and on top of it, there is a steep Venetian castle with gorgeous view to the region and the sea.
Voidikilia is not only one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, but maybe also in the Mediterranean Sea. Situated at 12 km from the city of Pylos, you reach from the village of Petrochori The curve of Voidokilia seems to be traced with a compass like a giant Greek omega (the name means "cow's belly"), from the two rocky promontories that define the entrance of it, forms a semicircular strip of dunes. On the land-facing side of the strip of dunes is Gialova Lagoon, an important bird habitat, one of Europe’s most important wetlands.
10 GREEK BEACHES WORTH EXPLORING
To select the best beaches in a country like Greece with the longest coastline in the world is not an easy task.