Greece has some of the best beaches in the world. Many of these have yet to be discovered by tourists, and if you know how to get to them, they can be all yours! Greek Beaches also have an added bonus, usually they are near some great food. Each of these beaches has its own map, which details nearby essentials like restaurants and hotels.
Navagio. The beach of Navagio (Shipwreck) is the most famous of Zakynthos beaches and one of the most famous of all the Greek beaches. It is the trademark of the island and has been photographed millions of times. This superb beach is located in the eastern part of the island, close to the Anafotiria village. It was initially called Agios Georgios but the beach owns its new name to the shipwreck (in 1983) of a boat that transported illegal cigarettes; with the years the sand has completely surrounded the ship which looks as if it was emerging of it. The remains of the ships can be seen in the middle of the large white sandy beach which has amazing turquoise and crystalline waters. Huge vertical cliffs of white rocks are surrounding the place creating a unique and wonderful image. To reach this paradise, one has to take a little boat from the small port of Porto Vromi. Those taxi-boats are leaving every hour and the trip is about 30 minutes.
Firiplaka. Right next to the lovely beach of Tsigrado is the superb beach of Firiplaka.
It is a long beach with silver sand and huge coloured rocks on its coastline. The waters in Firiplaka are really exotic: crystalline and shallow green-blue, they charm everyone who has the chance to swim in them.
Agioi Anargyroi. Agioi Anargyroi is a narrow beach with crystal water and high rocks surrounding it. It is located in Anafi, the first and foremost an island for walking around on, since the roads are very bad and there are no opportunities to rent a car. The capital is the village Chora, which is a small, idyllic place with little cafes and tiny chapels.
Agia Dinami. Agia Dinami beach of Chios is a popular summer resort among the Greeks, but it does not have too many foreign tourists. As a consequence, you get a taste of real Greece here, and if you decide to explore the island on your own, you’ll find some amazing little villages and beaches that seem totally untouched.
Alonaki. Alonaki is a beach 2 km from Preveza with impressive, extended in big length, beach with crystal aquamarine waters and thin sand, in an all around green environment.
Agia Anna. One of the best beaches in Amorgos which is an island with white houses, crystal clear water and a peaceful atmosphere: it is no coincidence that Luc Besson chose to shoot the first part of the film The Big Blue here.
Marathonissi. Considered as one of the most beautiful of the beaches of Zakynthos Island, the sandy beach of Marathonissi has wonderful crystalline turquoise waters and an unspoiled natural beauty preserved by the Greek and international legislation which protects the endangered sea turtle Caretta-Caretta. Marathonissi is a real paradise empty of hotels, bars or restaurants.
Almyros. In Schinoussa. Lying to the east and at a short twenty minutes walk away from Schinoussa village, the sandy Almyros beach is ideal for families. It offers clear, cool and shallow waters ideal for a refreshing dip even for the kids. It is also popular among surfers as the northeastern wind brings in a slight wave. This sandy beach features a tamarisk that gives it some shelter. To north of Almyros you will find Foudana beach.
Arillas. Arillas is on the other side of the headland from Agios Stefanos (West). It is a favourite place for couples and families looking for a quiet beach holiday. The beach itself is a narrow, 200 meter strip of sand with some shingle, separated from pebbly Afionas Beach by a small stream. It is framed by picturesque headlands. There are limited water sports on offer and it can be rough when a west wind blows. There are some small hotels and self-catering apartments. Many of the apartments are spread along the pleasant valley leading inland. There are a couple of taverns.
Glyka Nera. In Crete it is still a very spectacular and quiet beach, called “Sweet water beach” because if you dig a hole on the beach, sweet water will seep into it from the ground. Nudism is allowed and there is a camping. Don’t be an idiot and pitch your tent just below the high cliffs: there is always a slight risk of a goat passing by and dislodging some stones. You can walk to Glyka Nera from Loutro or from Sfakia in about an hour
Agios Ioannis. Agios Ioannis beach in Skopelos is on the way to Glossa, with an interesting monastery perched high on the rock surrounded by sea. Just about all beaches on Skopelos are pebble beaches except Limnonari. Many visitors think this is the prettiest island of the Sporades, or even Greece, since the buildings are old and white, with huge bougainvillea and flowerpots, it’s full of churches and it is completely covered with forest. The landscape is dramatic, with high mountains and deep valleys.
Donoussa. Donoussa village is the capital and the main port of the island. A few other villages are scattered around the island but they are sparcely populated. The most organized beach of Donoussa is close to the port, where most tourism amenities are found. The other beaches of the island are spread around its coasts and remain pretty remote, even in high season. The most famous of these remote beaches in Kendros, which gets popular among free campers. They can be reached by boat from Donoussa port that makes the tour of the island, as roads to such beaches can get very track.
Emblisi. Located at 50 km north of Argostoli and 2 km from Fiscardo
Due to the close distance to Fiscardo and its natural beauty, Emblisi gets very popular in summer. It is a picturesque beach with white pebbles and green nature. You will have to get into the sea from rocks, but the water is crystal clear.
Damatria. Damatria Beach in Karpathos is a beautiful sand-and-pebble beach with shallow emerald waters on the south-east coast of Karpathos, ideal for families. On the left side of the shore, you will find some more isolated small beaches. It is reachable by road, taking the road to the Airport and turning left on a dirt road for about 1 km.
Spartila. This beautiful small secluded beach in Epirus is called Spartila. You can get there by water taxi (as most people do) or also by a walk from Parga. If you are fed-up with crowded, sun-umbrellas-covered beaches of Valtos, Krioneri, Piso Krioneri or Lichnos, try this one or Agios Sostis which is nearby. Dirt or partly paved road goes directly to the place with final 2 meters of “climbing” to get to the sea level.
Sivota. Sivota is a beautiful seaside village, surrounded by forests of pine, cypress and olive trees. Its situated in Thesprotia – Epirus at the coast of the Ionic Sea. It lies 24 km south of Igoumenitsa, at the opposite of Corfu which can be seen from the harbour. Its natural beauties attract both Greek and foreign visitors. There are many tavernas and cafes and shops. Sivota is gifted by the nature and it can be unforgettable to everyone. Sivota has astonishing and cool beaches and green islets towards the entry of the bay. The marinas of Sivota and Plataria have the potentiality to accommodate small crafts, contributin even more to the area development. There are also picturesque villages, such as Faskomilia, Argyrotopos and Polyneri, which are interesting destinations for every visitor.
Ryhea. It is located east of Patras. This is a calm beach with crystal water. The coast is clean and usually gets popular with families who have summer houses there.
Lefkada. Lefkada is an island of the Ionian Sea and belongs to the island complex of Eptanisa. It lies between the islands of Corfu and Kefalonia. It is very close to the shores of the western mainland of Greece.
Only a small strip of sea separates the island from Akarnania and a fifty meter floating bridge connects them. Lefkada is the only island which can be visited by car without ferry boats fares by using the floating bridge connecting the island with Akarnia.
Kavourotrypes. Located at Halkidiki. A light sandy beach with numerous rocks, Kavourotrypes (Orange) beach is ideal for tourists looking for the perfect tan. Since it provides no natural shade, it is advised you carry your own umbrella to the beach. This small beach is ideal for swimming and is also safe for children. Kavourotrypes beach was a nudist beach initially, though now no nudity is allowed at this beach. Lined with refreshingly green trees and rocks that slide into the water, Kavourotrypes beach is surely a must visit, guaranteeing a fun day out.
Perissa. In Santorini, Perissa is a beach resort situated 15 km southeast of Fira. It is a very tourist-crowded village and has an impressively long black sandy beach. It’s most noticeable feature is the Mesa Vouno, an enormous rock rising from the sea.
Logas (Peroulades). In Corfu. Peroulades beach is a narrow beach in comparison to its counterparts elsewhere in Corfu. This beach is conspicuous by its perpendicular rocky cliffs and the only way to reach the steep cliffs is by climbing some very steep steps.
The sunset view is on reason that tourists flock to this beautiful beach. Since this beach is impeccably maintained and rather well organized, the European Union has conferred the Peroulades beach with Blue Flag tag for excellence in beach management and upkeep.
Kovio. The variety and extent of Halkidiki coastline make it possible for bathers to enjoy an infinite number of different places to swim, all of them lapped by warm, crystal clear water. The secluded beach of Kovio is not organized. A bit south of Nikiti, Kovio is a lovely place to relax.
Beaches of Greece – Dugutigui
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