Greece is a beautiful land of varying landscapes that is rich in culture. This country has everything from snow-capped mountains to sandy beaches with everything in between. From the very moment you arrive at the airport, you will feel as if you have entered into a new dimension where people are friendly and life moves at a relaxed and unhurried pace. The main attractions in Greece are the beautiful beaches which are all stunning. If you are a beach lover who is planning a trip to Greece, this article will touch on 6 must-see beaches in Greece.
Myrtos Beach is located in Kefalonia and is the most photographed beach. The views are breath-taking and the ocean is a deep blue color with views of the open sea. You will find this beach often featured in travel magazines with the title “one of the best beaches in the world” and nearby, you will find Assos, which is a picturesque village. This is one of the highly recommended islands for those who plan on traveling to Greece, and getting to Kefalonia is pretty easy if you use Let’s Ferry’s services. Booking a ticket takes a few minutes and you’ll get to enjoy some of the most beautiful secluded and awarded beaches in the region.
Red Beach is located in Santorini and is known as one of the most famous and most beautiful beaches in Santorini. You will find this beach located in Akrotiri, very close to an ancient site in the area. This beach has beautiful beaches with vividly blue waters and big sleep cliffs that are covered in red gravel. The average temperature during the summer months is a maximum of 30 degrees Celsius and you are guaranteed a breathtaking sight. Unfortunately, because of the small size of the red beach, a crowded environment is created most of the time, however, there are many days when you will be lucky to find the beach emptier because most visitors fail to make it down to this famous beach. You can visit Akrotiri village nearby or even take a trip into Santorini.
Agios Prokopios beach is located 5km from Naxos Town in the Cyclades. This beach is long with beautiful blue waters and golden sand. This beach is considered one of the best in Greece and is very popular because of its large size which means it is never overcrowded. The average temperature during the summer months is a maximum of 32 degrees Celsius and apart from the beautiful soft sand and crystal waters, you can enjoy one of many taverns lined up on the beach, as well as cafeterias and studios. Nearby you will find many sports centers which include centers for windsurfing, diving as well as kitesurfing. Some cities nearby Agios include Botsiani, Klima, Ambares, and Voulpi to name a few.
Balos beach is located in Chania, Crete, and is known as the Caribbean of Greece. This beach has the most amazing seawater that is turquoise in color but apart from that, there are also beautiful landscapes to enjoy. To get to Balos, you will need to take a boat or drive through a dirt road from Chania Town which sounds like a lot of effort for the beach however, it is guaranteed to be worth it since this is one of the most secluded beaches in Greece. In the summer months, you can expect an average maximum temperature of 31 degrees Celsius and once you’re done visiting the beach, you can check out Gramvoussa which is an uninhabited island where you will find a medieval castle.
Voidokilla Beach is located in Messinia and is one of the most popular beaches in Greece. This beach is famously shaped like the Greek letter ‘omega’ and the sand surrounding the beach forms beautiful strips of dunes. Voidokilla beach has managed to earn the name “A place of Particular Natural Beauty” and you will also find a very important bird habitat in the Gialova Lagoon nearby. If you have kids, they will enjoy the gentle waves of the ocean and if you’re needing a bite, you can just visit a nearby cantina. This is truly a peaceful beach that is perfect for lounging in the sun with an average temperature of 29 degrees in the summer.
Located in Milos, Sarakiniko is considered one of the most beautiful beaches as well as one of the most photographed in Greece. There you will find beautiful crystal waters surrounded by grey cliffs that people often jump off of. Reaching 30 degrees Celsius in the summer, you will catch a nice tan laying on this beach.