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Best beaches in Greece

Aegean islands ● Chania ● Crete ● Elafonisos ● Ionian sea ● Kefalonia ● Lefkada ● Milos ● Rethymno ● Zante ● 13 July 2016

The best Greek beaches

Although Greece has many beautiful beaches, some of them are extraordinarily picturesque and unique. Here is a selection of them.

Shirwreck Beach in Zakynthos

Navagio, Zakynthos

This beach took it's name from the shipwreck (navagio ("ναυάγιο" in Greek) that had been washed out in an isolated beach with crystal clear waters. It is located in northwestern Zante, in the IonianIslands sea. Navagio is in one of the most famous beaches of the world.

Falassarna Beach Crete

Falasarna, Chania , Crete

Located in the west coast of Crete, Chania, Falasarna is always amongst the top ten beaches of Europe. With warm crystal clear waters, white and pink sand, it has been awarded as the best beach of Crete.

Elafonissos Beach in Peloponnese

Simos, Elafonisos, Peloponnese

A well hidden beach, behind the small island of Aglifti in the western part of the island. Emerald green waters with amazing colors, unique flora and fauna spread in 500 m. of sandy coast, located in northern Elafonisos.

Preveli Beach in Rethymnon

Preveli, Rethymnon, Crete

Preveli beach or Finikas (palm tree) as it is officially named, is located in the Southern coast of Crete, in Rethymnon . A beautiful sandy beach with a small forest full of palm trees which give an exotic sense.

Mirtos Beach in Kefalonia

Mirtos, Kefalonia

One of the most famous beaches of the Mediterranean, it is considered one of the main sights in Kefalonia . Located in the northern part of the island, it has 800 m. lenght, surrounded by cliffs with a small cave on the edge of the coast.

Egremnoi Beach in Lefkada

Egremnoi, Lefkada

Another beach of the Ionian seashores. Another beach surrounded by huge cliffs with Caribbean style turquoise, glassy waters. It is located in southwestern Lefkada.

Sarakiniko, Milos

Sarakiniko, Milos

A unique lunar landscape. The volcanic white, worn rocks form big and small caves on the shore. The name Sarakiniko derives from the Saracen pirates and the beach is located on the northern part of the island.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Lefkada, Greece Althea Studios
Althea Studios
Agios Nikitas, 31100 Lefkada, Greece

Althea Studios is located in the village of Agios Nikitas, just a 4-minute drive from the very popular beach of Kathisma. Lefkada town is 13 km away.

Villa in Lefkada, Greece Villa Veneziano
Villa Veneziano
Perigiali, Nydri, 31100 Lefkada, Greece

Villa Veneziano is located in Perigiali, approximately a 3-minute drive from the beach and a 5-minute drive from Nydri. Lefkada town is 14 km away.

Boutique Hotel in Lefkada, Greece Pirofani
10, Dorpfeld Str., 31100 Lefkada, Greece

Pirofani is located in the centre of Lefkada town, a 4-minute drive from Gira beach. Nydri Town is 16.4 km away.