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7 beaches in Greece you should visit before you die

Chios ● Crete ● Folegandros ● kos ● milos ● Skiathos ● Tinos ● 10 October 2018

We gathered for you some off-the-beaten-path beaches on islands in the Aegean Sea, which you may not know. Majestic landscape will impress you on these beaches for demanding travelers.

 Kolympithra, Tinos, Cyclades

On the beach of Kolympithra in Tinos, you will enjoy the original taste of the Aegean summer. Facing the north Aegean Sea, home of the famous strong wind “meltemi”, it is a beach ideal for wind-sports lovers as well as for those seeking an impressive landscape away from mass tourism.


 Katergo, Folegandros, Cyclades

Folegandros seems to be content with nothing else than the absolute light blue. You realize it when you visit the unique Katergo Beach with the steep cliffs giving an imposing feeling. But don't stay only there, there is more! Keep going, swim in Livadi, Agios Nikolaos, Livadaki and Serfiotiko, and you will be charmed!


 Cavo Paradiso, Kos, Dodecanese

Its name is a reminiscent of its heavenly atmosphere. As soon as you look at it, you understand why it was given this name. A well-hidden beach, Cavo Paradiso is a paradise on earth, ideal for relaxation. It has golden sand and pristine waters in a rough natural beauty.

 Mavra Volia, Chios, Northern Aegean

Black is fascinating, when it comes to beaches. Mavra Volia is a unique beach, where the volcano has left its marks. The explosion of Psaronas volcano in antiquity has coloured the round, shiny beach pebbles, which reflect on the blue of the crystal sea.

Mavra Volia

 Sarakiniko, Milos, Cyclades

Sarakiniko could have been a scene from a fiction movie. It looks like a lunar landscape, and it has no vegetation. The contrast of the white rocks with the deep blue waters will thrill you. This masterpiece of abstract landscape took its name by the Saracen pirates that used it as a base.


 Lalaria, Skiathos, Sporades

Huge sheer rocks and white pebbles create this beach, which took its name by the Greek name of these pebbles. The endless verdant coast and the green waters create a unique picture, where you can go by boat from the old port in Skiathos.


 Balos Lagoon, Crete

The famous lagoon is known for its wild natural beauty and the exotic scenery that make you feel like swimming in the Bahamas. It is one of the most photographed beaches in the world, and it is located in northwestern Crete, near Chania. There are spots where the sand is white with pink shades, what is left of crushed shells. The area is part of the natura network, featuring rare species of flora and fauna.

Balos Lagoon

Where to Stay

Studio & Appartment in Evia, Greece Philoxenia Hotel
Philoxenia Hotel
3, Krinon Str., Lefkandi Chalkidas, 34002 Evia, Greece

Philoxenia Hotel is built in the small seaside village of Lefkandi, Evia, just a 2-minute walk from its long beach. The town of Chalkida is 10 km away.

Hotel in Heraklion, Greece Pasiphae Hotel
8.8 10
Pasiphae Hotel
34 Poseidonos str. & 1 Naxou str., 71307 Heraklion, Greece

Pasiphae Hotel is located in a quiet part of Heraklion, just a 10-minute walk from the main port of Heraklion and 2.5 km away from Nikos Kazantzakis International airport. The historic center of Heraklion can be reached within 15 minutes on foot.

Hotel in Aegina, Greece Plaza Hotel
Plaza Hotel
4, Kazantzaki Str., Aegina Town, 18010 Aegina, Greece

Plaza Hotel is located in the centre of Aegina Town, just 1-minute walk from the beach. Aegina Port is a 4-minute walk away. Agia Marina is 13 km away.