Greek beaches are considered the most beautiful in the world. You really can’t go wrong with any of them! However, some beaches are worth making a special effort to visit. There’s something about the sand, water, and scenery at these that make the trip worth it. Here are 10 of the best beaches in Greece.
Super Paradise Beach in Mykonos
Super Paradise Beach is known for its party atmosphere. The beach bars are open all day. If you’re looking for a beach where you can enjoy music, crystal clear waters for swimming, and people watching, this is the perfect place. The beach is just a bus ride away from Mykonos Town, so the location is convenient if you’re in the area.
Golden Beach in Paros
Golden Beach is a beach that is roughly 700 meters long and is famous for its windy conditions that make it ideal for wind-surfing. If you’re a fan of water sports, this is the beach for you. There are a number of hotels and restaurants in the area for when you need a break from the sun as well.
Balos Beach in Crete
Balos Beach is a beautiful beach with soft sand and gorgeous water located in Crete. It is accessible by boat or car. The beach is secluded and has a view of the uninhabited island Gramvoussa and the medieval castle that sits atop it.
Navagio Beach in Zakynthos
Navagio (or The Shipwreck Bay) is the most famous beach in Zante island. In 1983 a ship carrying illegal cigarettes wrecked there and can still be seen today. Navagio Beach has soft white sand and crystal-clear water. If you take a boat tour, you will also see the Blue Caves.
Valtos Beach in Parga
Valtos Beach is the largest beach in Parga and just a short walk from the city center. The white-pebbled beach is lined with taverns. The blue-green water and relaxing atmosphere make it an enjoyable beach for all ages. The scenery is something to take in as well with the beautiful green hills all around as well as the Medieval Castle of Parga.
Myrtos Beach in Kefalonia
On the island of Kefalonia, close to the picturesque village of Assos, you will find Myrtos Beach. This is a breathtaking beach with deep water and surrounded by white rocky cliffs. The area is also known for its amazing sunsets. The beauty of this beach is why its photographed so often.
Porto Katsiki Beach in Lefkada
Located southwest of the island’s capital, Porto Katsiki Beach boasts white cliffs, deep blue waters, and lush vegetation surrounding the area. Sunbeds and umbrellas are available, but the cliffs provide good shade themselves. You will enjoy sunbathing on this beach when you’re not enjoying the water. You will find a few beach bars above the beach where you can grab refreshments.
Agios Prokopios Beach in Naxos
Just 5 km south of Naxos Town you’ll find Agios Prokopios Beach. This long golden sand beach and its crystalline waters are considered one of the most beautiful. Sandy dunes rise from the beach, and protect it from the winds that blow across this island. You can reach the beach by bus and can also find restaurants and bars close by. Both sunbeds and umbrellas are available on site for visitors to the beach.
Kyra Panagia Beach in Karpathos
This beach is made of white sand, smooth pebbles, and crystal waters. Kyra Panagia Beach lies in a cove between the mountains. The mountain backdrop makes it a unique and beautiful place to spend the day. Umbrellas and sunbeds are available for rent and nearby you will find a fish tavern.
Simos Beach in Elafonissos
Simos Beach consists of two beaches, a large one and a small one. The area is made up of white sand dunes and crystal-clear water. It’s an ideal place to go wind-surfing and is considered one of the most organized beaches. You’ll find everything you need here from umbrellas to food and drink.
If you’re in Greece, you’ll want to visit some of these spectacular beaches.