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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.

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't ever seen.

Sarakiniko

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.

Shipwreck

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.

Seychelles

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.

Prasa

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.

Preveli

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.

Sidariosn

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.

Balos Lagoon

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.

Manganari

Where to Stay

Hotel in Porto Cheli, Greece Best Western Rozos Hotel
Best Western Rozos Hotel
Main Street, 21061 Porto Cheli, Greece

Best Western Rozos Hotel is situated right in front of the beach in charming, seaside fishing village Porto Cheli, in the municipality of Ermionida, in Peloponnese. The distance from the port is 700 m. There is a regular ferry connection from Athens, Piraeus, and from the Saronic islands Aegina, Poros, Hydra and Spetses.

Hotel in Chania, Greece Akasti Hotel
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Akasti Hotel
Kalamaki, 73100 Chania, Greece

Akasti Hotel is located in Kalamaki, Chania, just a 5-minute walk from Kalamaki beach. Chania Town is approximately a 10-minute drive away. Souda Port is 13.8 km away while Chania International Airport is 19 km away.

Hotel in Zakynthos, Greece Sofia's Hotel
Sofia's Hotel
Kalamaki, 29100 Zakynthos, Greece

Sofia's Hotel is a family run business situated on the main road of Kalamaki, 10 minutes walk from the beach. The historic and picturesque capital of Zakynthos and the main port are at 5 km. Zakynthos International Airport is 3.5 km away.


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