Swimming or sailing on the seas of Greece is a must experience for everyone. If you are looking for such a unique experience on the most beautiful beaches of Greece and the Greek islands, check out here the top 5 you must visit!
The country has the longest coastline in Europe, meaning there are thousands of beaches to visit. Most beaches are safe without wild waves, currents, sharks, or poisonous fishes. For this reason, millions of tourists visit Greece and the Greek islands to enjoy the stunning crystal-clear waters, soft sand, sea breeze, and sunny weather.
Keep on reading to discover the most beautiful beaches in Greece and the Greek islands.
Located in Messinia, a few kilometers away from Pylos, Voidokilia is one of the most outstanding beaches to visit in Greece. The bay of Voidokilia is covered with soft sand, and it has an unusually symmetrical shape. This area hosts several wildlife species, and since it is a designated “Natura 2000” site, no social amenities have been allowed. Furthermore, here you can find some archeological sites.
Porto Katsiki is the most famous beach on Lefkada island. The name of this beach means “the port of the goats.” Above the beautiful bay, a car park, and a couple of beach bars provide breathtaking views of the Ionian Sea. You need to walk down a few steps to reach the white pebbled beach with the exotic deep waters.
Elafonisi is a small islet connected to the rest of Crete by a shallow reef that can be crossed when the sea is calm. This islet lies 82 km northwest of Chania town and can be reached by boat from Paleohora or by car from the village of Vathi until a point and then cross the reef.
Balos in Crete island will make you feel as if you are in the Caribbean Sea. Apart from excellent seawater, Balos also has an impressive landscape. Located on the northwestern side of Crete, Balos can be reached by boat from Chania Town and Kissamos or by car through a dirt road. This is one of the most impressive secluded beaches with soft sand and exotic water. Right next to the beach of Balos is the uninhabited island of Gramvoussa with a Medieval Castle on top.
Located on Kefalonia island, this is the most photographed beach in Greece. The view from the cliff above is breathtaking, but the beach itself is also a wonder. You will love the exotic deep waters and the scenery of the open sea. Myrtos is located in the northern part of the island, close to the picturesque village of Assos. It is frequently featured in travel magazines as one of the best beaches in the world.
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