It would probably take years to list all the beaches in Greece. The 3,000 islands and the steep coast of the continent have countless dreamy beaches waiting to be explored by you. There are small bays as well as long and wide beaches, sandy beaches as well as pebble beaches. You’re probably going to find any kind of beach in Greece. If you want a relaxing yet exotic beachy vacation with your partner, Greece should be on your list to travel next. The beaches here don’t only offer you spectacular views but also several activities such as boating, snorkeling, sailing, among many others.
Navagio Beach, Zakynthos
Surrounded by steep cliffs, Navagio Beach is only accessible by boat. Once it was a hidden spot, but now it has become the most photographed beach in all of Greece. In addition to the white sand and turquoise water of Navagio Beach, visitors will find a rusty boat stranded along the shoreline. According to studies, the ship was smuggling cigarettes, wrecked nearby, and stayed behind in this seemingly isolated bay. It has earned several nicknames for Navagio Beach, such as Shipwreck Beach and Smuggler’s Cove. Those interested in visiting the beach can set sail from Porto Vromi, Agios Nikolaos, or Cabo Skinari.
Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia
Myrtos Beach is not only one of the best beaches in Greece; it is often featured on the lists of the best beaches in Europe and even in the entire world. Situated between the feet of two green mountains (Agia Dynati and Kalon Oros), and reached via a winding path, the stunning views of the beach begin even before stepping on the pure white sand. The mile-and-a-half stretch offers plenty of space for travelers who dare to hike down. It is, without a doubt, the biggest attraction on the island of Kefalonia and a most sought-after place to watch the sunset.
Elafonissi Beach, Crete
Crete, the largest island in Greece, has a lot to offer to the tourists. Its rich history, spectacular landmarks, tasty cuisine, and breathtaking beauty attract tourists from across the world. The vast pink sand of Elafonissi Beach opens up to idyllic blue-green waters, making it a surreal sight to witness. The island is a protected nature reserve, so it is clean, and lifeguards always watch over it, making it safe for all ages.
Lalaria Beach, Skiathos
Only reachable by boat, Lalaria is another gorgeous beach situated on the northeastern side of the island of Skiathos. The caves and sea cliffs that surround the beach make it a perfect destination for all the adventure lovers. There is a Medieval Castle that you can visit nearby. The view of the beach from the castle is absolutely breathtaking. The rick-forming to the left of the beach forms a natural bridge between the sea and the sand.
Red Beach, Santorini
The Red Beach in the south of Santorini is, without a doubt, the most famous on the island, surpassing even the magnificent black sand beaches such as Perissa, Perivolos, and Agios Georgios. The surrounding cliffs provide a dramatic background for pebble sand and blue waters. This exclusive spot can be reached on foot from the parking lot of the Akrotiri archaeological site, driving up the Akrotiri mountain or on a catamaran. You can rent a lounger or just throw in the towel when you find a suitable spot. And pack your snorkeling gear because there are several fascinating rock formations in the water.