5 Best Beaches in Greece

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As a nation that has over two hundred inhabitable islands and a long coastline on its mainland, Greece has plenty of beaches. Though most of these beaches are worth a visit, there are some that are more pristine and more beautiful than the others. Here is a list of five of the best beaches you won’t want to miss while you’re in Greece.

Balos Beach and Lagoon – Kissamos

Balos Beach and Lagoon is known for its breathtaking scenery. It is clean and very peaceful, and you can have a good time swimming in warm and shallow waters. To get here, you will need to trek about thirty minutes from the parking lot, but it’s worth the wait to enjoy the sand, waters, and the lagoon.

Elafonissi Beach

This beach is made of soft, pink sand and is enjoyable to walk on. The view of the sea and surrounding landscape is memorable, too. Not only that, but the water is clear which makes it ideal for viewing sea life. This is also a safe place where children can play without fear of getting hurt, so it’s ideal for families.

This beach is near Chania, Crete so your best bet is to stay in the city and visit the each as a day trip. However, there are a few small hotels near the beach. You can also reach the beach via a boat ride.

Saint Paul’s Bay – Lindos

From here, you can enjoy the beautiful view of the bay. It is a perfect place for a honeymoon, and Saint Paul’s can be a great wedding venue. You can pay for a sun bed and umbrella and relax while enjoying the tranquil environment. Besides the beautiful beach and the bay, there are other things you can do in Lindos, such as eating a memorable meal at the renowned Tambakio restaurant, which is known for its traditional Greek food.

Eggremni Beach – Island of Lefkada

This is another amazing beach that has a perfect mix of great scenery and a relaxing experience. From here, you can enjoy turquoise blue and clear scenery of the ocean water. Despite long stairs, the beach is worth visiting. It is less crowded because of its size, which gives it an air of tranquility. Note that this beach doesn’t have sand, but rather smooth pebbles. Be sure to bring your beach shoes to protect your feet from the rocks.

Paleokastritsa Beach –

This beach is a great place for stunning scenery with some parts covered by pebbles and others sand. It is one of the major destinations in Greece, especially for cruises. Despite being small, the beach is very beautiful and the water is great for snorkeling; there is a lot of sea life to enjoy.

One of the most popular things you can do while in Greece is enjoy its beaches. No matter where you visit in the country, you will be able to find a great beach. If you are a serious beach-goer, consider planning your vacation around these top beaches.

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