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Greece's 10 most beautiful beaches according to Telegraph

Crete ● Greece ● Kefalonia ● Koufonisi ● Lefkada ● Messinia ● Milos ● Rhodes ● Skiathos ● Zakynthos ● 28 August 2017
 

Greece has stunning beaches, and international media, travel blogs and people around the world agree about Greece's natural beauty, which creates some of the best places in Europe for swimming and sunbathing. These are the top 10 beaches in Greece according to Telegraph.

Shipwreck Beach, Zakynthos, Ionian Islands

The Shipwreck Beach in Zakynthos is considered among the best beaches worldwide. It is an exposed sandy cove, which owes its name to the wreck of a ship called Panagiotis that is believed to have been a smugglers ship. The area of the beach attracts thousands of tourists yearly, but you can access it only by boat. This popular site is also a famous base jumping location. The beauty of the landscape, the colour of the waters and the combination of the golden sand with the shipwreck create a picture that is a trademark of Greece.

Shipwreck Beach

Myrtos, Kefalonia, Ionian Islands

Myrtos is one of the most famous beaches in the Mediterranean Sea. It is a long coast with white sand and turquoise waters surrounded by steep cliffs. It is partly organised, but in the summer, it gets very crowded. The best way to visit it is to stay in Fiskardo, a nearby wonderful and traditional village in Kefalonia, and then, explore this amazing beach on a weekday and not during the weekends.

Myrtos

Sarakiniko, Milos, Cyclades

The most photographed landscape of Cyclades, Sarakiniko is a moonscape that impresses with its white cliffs, the turquoise waters and the waves hitting the volcanic rocks. The wild beauty of this extraordinary scenery is something you haven' ever seen.

Satakiniko

Vai, Agios Nikolaos, Crete

94 km from Agios Nikolaos, lies the beach of Vai, a shore you won't believe that it is in Greece. Surrounded by the largest palm tree forest in Europe, with 5,000 palm trees, Vai Beach is a beach that reminds of the exotic shores of Africa, Asia and Caribe. White sand, crystal waters and the warm sun make you believe that you have found the heaven on earth.

Vai

Egremni, Lefkada, Ionian Islands

With remarkably blue and clear waters, surrounded by white, impressive cliffs, the long sandy beach of Egremni is considered the best in the island of Lefkada as well as one of the best in the Ionian Islands.

Egremni

Elafonissi, Chania, Crete

Elafonissi is an astonishing beach with exotic waters. Cedar trees reach the coastline creating a beautiful scenery, while the sand is white and a colour you have not ever seen on a beach: pink!

Elafonisi

Pori, Koufonisi, Cyclades

Pori is the best beach of Koufonisi, an impressively beautiful long sandy bay with calm turquoise waters. On the one side, the beach is perfect for sunbathing and swimming, and on the other side, the waves create a wild scenery with rocks and landscape like being in a desert. One beach bar and an elegant restaurant are perfectly combined with the natural setting, and you can literally spend there the whole day, admiring the beauty of Pori and forgetting everything else.

Pori

Voidokilia, Messinia, Peloponnese

Near Pylos, this horseshoe-shaped beach with the golden sand and the emerald waters is a perfect example of the beauty in mainland Greece. Above the beach, you can see the ruins of a Frankish castle of the 13th century and combine a historical visit with a day by the sea.

Voidokoilia

St Paul's Bay, Lindos, Rhodes

In Lindos, you can find one of the most popular beaches on Rhodes, especially for families. It offers water sports and taverns. If you walk around the corner, you will find a shallow inlet with waters excellent for bathing, under the shadow of Lindos' Acropolis.

Lalaria, Skiathos, Sporades

Lalaria is an impressive landscape in Skiathos with sea caves and imposing rocks. The whole scenery reminds of Cyclades thanks to its wild and dry beauty in combination with azure waters.

Lalaria

Where to Stay

Hotel in Heraklion, Greece Castello City Hotel
9.5 10
Castello City Hotel
1, 62 Martyron Avenue, Heraklio Town, 71304 Heraklion, Greece

Castello City Hotel is located close to the center of the Heraklion town, the ancient Pantokrator Gate and near bus and taxi stations. The distance from the main port of Heraklion is 2,5 km and Nikos Kazantzakis airport is at 6 km. Castello City Hotel is just a short walk from Heraklion beach.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Aegli Hotel
Aegli Hotel
1, Karaiskaki & Iera Odos ave., Chaidari, 12461 Athens, Greece

Aegli hotel is situated in Haidari area, close to the city center. The nearby Agia Marina metro station favors direct access to Athens Airport, Piraeus Port and many vibrant areas of the city.

Hotel & Appartment in Athens, Greece Athens Way
9.1 10
Athens Way
17, Arachovis & Ippokratous Str., 10680 Athens, Greece

Located in Athens City Center, Athens Way hotel is within a 15-minute walk from Syntagma Square and a 10-minute walk from the nearest metro station. The Acropolis and the historic part of Athens, Plaka, are at 2 km. The lively Monastiraki Square is 1.5 km away. Athens International Airport is at 33.5 km and Piraeus port can be reached within 30 minutes using the light railway.


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