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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

Studio in Karpathos, Greece Vardes Hotel Studios
Vardes Hotel Studios
Amoopi, 85700 Karpathos, Greece

Vardes Hotel Studios is located 500 meters from Votsalakia Beach and 700 meters from Pera Ammos Beach. Karpathos town and the port are at 6.5 km, while Diafani port is 53 km away. Vardes Hotel Studios is 12 km away from Karpathos Island National Airport.

Hotel in Rethymno, Greece Ammoudi
Ammoudi
Lefkogia, Ammoudi, 74060 Rethymno, Greece

The family-run Ammoudi Hotel is located in a quiet area, only a 3-minute walk from beautiful, secluded Ammoudi Beach. The lively center of Rethymno town is at 30 km, while Chania International Airport "Ioannis Daskalogiannis" is 95 km away.

Hotel in Rhodes, Greece Sylvia Hotel
Sylvia Hotel
114, Kolokotroni Str., 43065 Rhodes, Greece

Centrally located in the historic Rhodes Town, Sylvia Hotel lies 3 minutes walk from the beach and 10 minutes walk from the main port of Rhodes. The medieval centre of the town can be reached within 10 minutes. Rhodes International Airport "Diagoras" is at 15 km.


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