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Top 10 Beaches in Greece

Top 10 Beaches in Greece

As the warm summer days approach, thoughts of planning the perfect vacation naturally come to mind. Luckily, Greece is home to numerous stunning islands known for their picturesque beaches and unparalleled beauty.

Myrtos Beach in Kefalonia

Myrtos Beach in Kefalonia, stands out as the epitome of this paradise. Located in the northern part of the island, the beach is renowned for its stunning landscape and crystal-clear turquoise waters.

What makes this beach truly unforgettable is the fact that the water gets deep only two steps from the seashore, offering a one-of-a-kind swimming experience. And if you're lucky enough to catch the sunset, you'll be captivated by the stunning array of colors that paint the sky.

Elafonisi in Crete

Nestled in the idyllic island of Crete awaits the picturesque destination of Elafonisi, a must-visit for lovers of nature and beaches alike. The island's main attraction is its stunning beach, adorned with soft, pink-hued sand made up of tiny shells, a sight to behold.

The vibrant pink shades are most visible around the lagoon and sandbar leading to the island, but their appearance is subject to elements like wind, tides, and the season. Nonetheless, visitors are sure to be captivated by the tranquil waters and powdery sand, perfect for families with children seeking a relaxing day by the sea.

For a more secluded experience, visitors can venture to the left of the sandbar, where windsurfing enthusiasts can delight in the steady winds and serene ambience away from the crowds. 

Stafylos Beach in Skopelos

Located on the southern side of Skopelos island, Stafylos Beach is one of the most well-known and popular beaches due to its protection from strong winds. Just 4 km from the town of Skopelos, this beach is named after King Stafylos and boasts a sandy shore and crystal-clear turquoise water framed by a beautiful pine bay.

Stafylos offers amenities such as a beach bar, lifeguard services, and rental sunbeds and umbrellas. Take some time to appreciate the stunning landscape and surroundings during your visit to Stafylos Beach.

Mylopotas Beach in Ios

Mylopotas Beach, located on the Greek island of Ios, is a top choice for travelers seeking a mix of relaxation and excitement. This stunning stretch of sand features a variety of both tranquil and untouched areas, perfect for sunbathing or exploring.

Adrenaline seekers can participate in various water activities, such as being pulled behind a speedboat on inflatable equipment and snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters. And when it's time to refuel, there are plenty of delicious dining options and lively bars to choose from along the beach.

Faragas Beach in Paros

Shielded from the powerful summer Meltemi winds, the magnificent Faragas Beach is located on the southern shore of Paros. With its crystal-clear waters, lush vegetation, and hidden coves adorned with shimmering golden sands, it is truly a sight to behold. 

This tranquil haven offers a luxurious yet unpretentious ambiance, along with delectable Greek cuisine. The beach is also home to a superb restaurant that boasts breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea and serves delectable traditional dishes. A trip to Faragas Beach promises an enchanting and unforgettable experience for all.

Plaka Beach in Naxos

Plaka Beach in Naxos is renowned for its breathtaking beauty. This calm, sandy beach stretches endlessly and is adorned with large, flat stones and crystal clear, azure waters. While there are sun beds and umbrellas available in some areas, most part of the beach maintains its pristine, natural state without any tourist amenities.

A handful of hotels, restaurants, and cafes can be found tucked behind the sandy dunes. Whether you're a family, couple, or group of friends, Plaka Beach is the perfect destination for a relaxing and enjoyable day by the sea.

Koukounaries beach in Skiathos

Hidden away on Skiathos Island sits the world-renowned Koukounaries beach, sought after for its immaculate white sands and lush pine forest. Protected by both the local government and the European Union, this stunning beach features a rare biotope filled with diverse plant and bird species.

With its unspoiled natural setting, Koukounaries has earned a reputation as one of the most pristine beaches in the entire Mediterranean region.

The crystal-clear blue waters and meticulously maintained shoreline make it an ideal spot for water sports, while the surrounding area offers a variety of charming restaurants, taverns, and hotels. Through careful development and a strong focus on ecotourism, visitors can revel in the pure paradise of Koukounaries beach.

St. Paul's Bay in Rhodes

Situated on the southeast coast of Rhodes and just south of Lindos, St. Paul's Bay is a delightful destination renowned for its beautiful bay and rich history. The story goes that in 51 AD, St. Paul arrived at this very spot to spread the teachings of Christianity to the people of Rhodes.

The charming hillside church is a popular location for weddings, offering breathtaking views of the bay and Lindos Acropolis. The bay boasts two beaches, one large and manmade with golden sand on the southern end, and a smaller one with a mix of sand and gravel on the northern end. These uncrowded beaches are ideal for snorkeling and diving.

St. Paul's Bay is a must-see for anyone looking for a peaceful and scenic getaway on the stunning island of Rhodes.

Sarakiniko Beach in Milos

The one-of-a-kind landscape of Sarakiniko Beach in Milos is a must-see for anyone visiting the island. Its breathtaking beauty is characterized by long, horizontal rocks that curve over the crystal-clear waters, adorned with various hollows.

These unique rocks, formed by natural processes, boast a white color that stands out against the stunning blue and turquoise tones of the sea. Thanks to its rocky terrain shaped by volcanic activity, the beach has an otherworldly atmosphere reminiscent of the moon's surface, making it a truly unforgettable destination.

Apella beach in Karpathos

Without a doubt, Apella on the island of Karpathos is one of the most breathtaking beaches in the Aegean Sea. It consistently earns a spot among the top 10 beaches in all of Greece. Despite its popularity, Apella maintains a serene atmosphere, tucked between majestic mountains, massive rocks, and abundant greenery. The sandy shoreline is adorned with magnificent pine and tamarisk trees, providing much-needed shade. The alluring waters, a mix of emerald and turquoise hues, are crystal clear, and the sheltered location of the beach makes it a prime spot for snorkeling and diving. The underwater world is brimming with vibrant marine life, making a visit to Apella beach an unforgettable experience.

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