The little bay of Agios Pavlos (Saint Paul) lies 48 km south of Rhodes town and close to the ancient acropolis of Lindos. Golden sand and pebbles compose the beach where sun beds are available for rent. Rocks are boarding the beach, giving the possibility to dive into the clean turquoise waters. This beach consists of two tiny creeks and a little chapel at the end.
Agios Stefanos is located 40 km southwest of Kos town and 3 km northeastern of Kefalos. The beach consists of sand and pebbles. The remains of old Christian temples are found nearby which are quite an impressive scenery for your photos. The waters are shallow, and many umbrellas are available by the coast providing nice shade.
Balos is among the most beautiful beaches in Greece that lies 60 km northwest of Chania Town in Crete. 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.
Elafonisi (Island of Deer) is a small islet connected to the rest of Crete by a shallow reef that can be crossed when the sea is calm. This islet lies 82 km northwest of Chania town and can be reached by boat from Paleohora. Elafonisi with its pink coral sand and crystalline waters, is undeniably heaven on earth.
Porto Katsiki is one of the main beach attractions of Lefkada and among the 10 best beaches in Greece. It is located 45 km southwest of the island's capital and close to Athani village. Porto Katsiki is simply irresistible for thousands of visitors around the world and a unique sightseeing experience. It is frequented with private yachts and is simply the best way to access this beach, apart from a car.
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 one of the most photographed landscapes in Greece. 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.
Myrtos is without doubt one of the most important poles of attraction in Kefalonia. It is located 30km north of Argostoli, in a beautiful area around huge verdant hills. Myrtos beach has gained worldwide reputation and has been constantly included in travel magazines among the best beaches in the whole world. The beach has a semi-circular shape surrounded by impressive white rocky cliffs with lush vegetation on top of them creating a spectacular setting.
Kleftiko is an impressive spot of rock formations that can be reached only by sea. At first sight, the scenery will look familiar as it is included in every travel guide about Milos island. Impressive rocks spring up from the sea, forming natural caves and rare geological phenomena. The water in Kleftiko is crystal and many people jump from the tour boats to swim.
The beach of Kolona is basically a narrow strip of land that connects Kythnos to the islet of Agios Loukas. However, it has a particular charm, partly due to its fine, golden sand and the sea lapping at both of its sides. Kolona beach is situated approximately 3 km to the west of Chora village and can be reached by taxi boat from Merihas, the main port of Kythnos. It is one of the locations that cannot be missed when visiting Kythnos island.
Voidikilia is a popular beach in Messinia in the Mediterranean area. In the shape of the Greek letter omega (Ω), its sand forms a semicircular strip of dunes. On the land-facing side of the strip of dunes is Gialova Lagoon, an important bird habitat.
GREEK BEACHES AMONG THE TOP IN EUROPE
Once again, through the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO), Greece is actively present at Russia’s leading travel and tourism event with its own stand. Choosing the best beaches of a country like Greece, that has the eleventh largest coastline in the world and countless superb, exotic and gorgeous beaches, is not an easy task.
We’ve picked ten of the best beaches all over Greece that you should not miss.