Best Beaches to Visit in Greece
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People from all over the world flock to Greece each year in order to capture some of the magic that the country has to offer. One of the items that usually ends up on their to-do list is to lounge on some of the country’s gorgeous beaches. The country’s vast coastline, however, means that there are a lot of choices.
Here’s a look at some of the beaches that should be art the top of your list for when you visit Greece:
Super Paradise Beach
Nestled in the heart of vibrant Mykonos, Super Paradise Beach can be reached with ease. This is a great beach if you’re looking for a place to a short distance away from most major resorts on the island where you can party the night away. If you’re a member of the gay and lesbian community, this is the beach for you. Grab a place to sit, have a cold drink and relax in the warm waters.
This isolated beach lies in the gorgeous island of Crete. It’s a little harder to reach but well worth it. Take a boat to the shores here to admire the pristine sand and inviting waters in intense shades of blue. A Venetian castle is yours to explore when you’re not in the sea.
Paleokastritsa is a village located in the northwestern part of the island of Corfu. Meaning old fortress, Paleokastritsa is now home to cultural events and a chance to experience Greek culture directly. Six sandy beaches let each traveler pick out which one they like best. Have your pick of local taverns offering a quick bite or full meal Wash in down with a cup of authentic ouzo. The refreshing waters offshore are pleasing cool on a hot day. When you’re done beach-combing, take a walk through the olive tree forests adjacent to the beach and savor the subtle scent.
Often lauded as one of the nation’s best beaches, Myrtos more than easily lives up to its reputation in person. Lush greenery surrounds deep blue waters and pristine sands, located in the amazing Greek island of Kefalonia. This is the place to admire the view and meet people in glorious Kefalonia. Head here for a day of relaxation with the whole family!
If peace and quiet is at the top of your list of beach requirements, Valtos should be a the top of your list. It’s a great place to get away from mainland Europe and stretch out in one of the most isolated parts of Greece. There’s not much to do here but dip your toes in the water and have leisurely day devoted total rest. Come here early in the morning or late at night for incredible starry skies.
Porto Katsiki Beach
Set against intense white cliffs with dark vegetation, Porto Katsiki is where the water meets the sky in the Greek island of Lefkada. When you’re sunbathing, head for the cliffs for the perfect cool shade. This is an excellent place to combine both beach time and time off shore in a single trip. Boats will bring you out a short distance away. You’ll enjoy a day of fishing from crystal clear waters and a magnificent view.
Those who love water sports can head to Valtos Beach (Parga) to enjoy them. The deep waters a short distance away give travelers the chance to practice their jet ski skills. At night, Valtos throbs with music as people hit the dance floor and watch the moonlit sky from a protected perch along the sand. This is also a great beach for lounging, too.
Otherwise known as Shipwreck Cove, Navagio Beach remains an all time favorite for photographers wanting to showcase the beauty of this nation. Navagio is even better when see in person and is located on the island of Zakynthos. A short water taxi brings guests to this secluded area with towering white cliffs and intensely blue waters.
Divided by a stretch of sand stretching no more than a few meters, Simos Beach is adored for many things. Of chief interest to many people are the beach’s often pleasing winds. Such winds provide the means to go sailing and windsurfing. When you’re done, sit down at a beach bar and enjoy a fabulous meal with friends and family.
Agios Prokopios Beach
Gentle Agios Prokopios Beach is one of the best beaches for families and is located on the Greek island of Naxos. The long stretch of golden tinted sand has few waves, making it easy for even the little ones to wade in the waters without a problem. Grownups can have equal fun making the most of this one and a half kilometer stretch of sand in Naxos. Buses leave from the rest of the island on frequent basis so getting here is easier than ever.
As you can see, there’s no shortage of gorgeous beaches in Greece. This list represents some of the most popular. However, you really can’t go wrong no matter where you decide to go!
Categorized in: Greek Travel Guide
This post was written by Greek Boston