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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.


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.


Sarakiniko, Milos, Cyclades

The most photographed landscape of CycladesSarakiniko 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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


Where to Stay

Hotel & Appartment in Rethymno, Greece Sunrise Hotel & Apartments
Sunrise Hotel & Apartments
Paralia Korakas, Rodakino, 74060 Rethymno, Greece

The family-run Sunrise Hotel & Apartments is located just 150 m from Korakas Beach on the south coast of Crete. The historic center and the port in lively Rethymno are at 40 km. Port of Souda is at 90 km, while the international airport in Chania is 100 km away.

Appartment in Sifnos, Greece Giamaki Rooms
Giamaki Rooms
Apollonia, 84003 Sifnos, Greece

Giamaki Apartments are located in the capital of Sifnos, Apollonia. Seralia beach is a 6-minute drive away. Sifnos Port is 5.7 km away.

Appartment in Samos, Greece Studios Penelope
Studios Penelope
Kokkari, 83100 Samos, Greece

Studios Penelope is located in Kokkari, just a 2-minute walk from the beach. Vathi, the capital of Samos and one of the two main ports, is 10 km away. Samos International Airport is 17.6 km away.


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