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Lost Paradise: The Most Stunning Places in Greece To Swim In

Corfu ● Crete ● Ikaria ● ios ● Kefalonia ● Kimolos ● Milos ● Zakynthos ● 27 October 2017
 

Greek islands are worldwide famous for its amazing, emerald waters in their beaches with golden sand. Aegean and Ionian Sea are stunning summer destinations for unforgettable vacations in Greece. Enjoy in this article some Greek beaches that are literally heaven on earth. Some of them are very popular, while some others you may not know. Swim in these crystal waters and be ready for the time of your life. Plus, if you want to visit all of them, Greek Island Hopping is a perfect way to travel between the islands, explore more Greek islands and have super Greek vacations on a budget thanks to the inclusive Greek Island Pass of Hostelbay.


Myrtos, Kefalonia, Ionian Islands

Myrtos is one of the most famous beaches in Greece. 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 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't ever seen.



Shipwreck Beach, Zakynthos, Ionian Islands

The Shipwreck Beach in Zakynthos is considered as one of the best beaches in Greece. 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. 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 Greek islands.



Seychelles, Ikaria

Seychelles, 20 km from Agios Kirykos Ikaria, is the most famous beach of Ikaria thanks to its weird name that reminds of exotic destinations. The name of this beach is not a coincidence. This pebbled, unorganised bay has turquoise waters that make you feel like swimming in the Caribbean. Follow the path from the main road, and you will reach a wonderful setting surrounded by rocky cliffs and bright pebbles.



Prasa, Kimolos, Cyclades

In Kimolos, you will understand the meaning of the phrase turquoise waters. The most beautiful and exotic beach, which is one of the best beaches in Cyclades, is Prasa, a beach with -literally- white sand and the clearest waters you have ever seen.



Preveli, Rethymnon, Crete

Preveli is a place of stunning natural beauty. A river flows into the sea, passes from many palm trees and forms a lake near the sand. The beach is unorganised and unspoiled, but there are water sports facilities to explore the lake and the river.



Sidarion Corfu

Sidarion Corfu is one of the most beautiful villages of the island, 36 km from the capital, surrounded by lush, green forest. Near the village, is situated the Channel of Love (Canal d' Amour), an idyllic area with rock formations that create stunning coves and canals. According to the tradition, couples, who swim in the canal, will get married soon. However, this place is not recommended when the weather is windy.



Balos Lagoon, Chania, Crete

Balos amazes its visitors at first sight. White sand, turquoise waters and the feeling that you are swimming in a lagoon make this place something that can't be described by words, a lost paradise in an astonishing frame.



Manganari, Ios, Cyclades

Manganari is located 19 km from Ios Chora, and thus, it is far quieter than the beaches located in a close distance to the town. It is a charming bay with crystal waters, which offers you peace and relaxing ambience in a stunning setting and the emerald Cycladic waters of Aegean Sea.


Where to Stay

Studio in Naxos, Greece Depis Place Economy
Depis Place Economy
Chora, 84300 Naxos, Greece

Depis Place Economy is located in Naxos Chora, just a 5-minute walk from Agios Georgios beach. Port of Naxos is 1.2 km away and Naxos National airport is 2.5 km away.

Appartment in Chalkidiki, Greece Armonia
Armonia
13, Filippou & Kariotaki Str., Nea Moudania, 63200 Chalkidiki, Greece

Centrally located in Nea Moudania in Chalkidiki, Armonia is within 8 minutes walk from the beach and it offers budget accommodation in rooms with a balcony in a great location. Many shops, supermarkets, cafes, banks, restaurants are conveniently located within a very short walking distance. Nea Moudania is 60 km away from Thessaloniki and 50 km from Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia.

Hotel in Marathon, Greece Myrto Hotel
Myrto Hotel
34, Marathonos Avenue, Mati (Nea Makri), 19009 Marathon, Greece

Myrto Hotel is located in Mati, just a few-minutes' walk from the beach. Athens International Airport is 16 km away, while the port of Rafina, which connects you to many Greek islands, is 4.5 km away. The centre of Athens is 30 km away.


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