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Beaches of Greece

Beaches of Greece

Greece is known around the world for its award-winning beaches and the crystal-clear waters of inlets and waterways. Swimming is generally good from April to October, though different regions vary with water temperature changes according to the seasons.

With more than 8,000 miles of coastline, Greece has hundreds of beaches to choose from, and Greece consistently ranks high in the "blue flag" competitions

Some of the most popular beaches in Greece are :

  1. Myrtos Beach: Located on the island of Kefalonia, Myrtos Beach is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, with its turquoise waters and white pebble beach.

  2. Navagio Beach: Also known as Shipwreck Beach, Navagio Beach is located on the island of Zakynthos and is famous for its clear blue waters, white sand beach, and shipwrecked boat that sits on the shore.

  3. Elafonisi Beach: Located on the island of Crete, Elafonisi Beach is known for its pink sand and crystal-clear waters.

  4. Balos Beach: Located on the island of Crete, Balos Beach is known for its shallow turquoise waters and stunning views.

  5. Porto Katsiki Beach: Located on the island of Lefkada, Porto Katsiki Beach is known for its crystal-clear waters, white sand beach, and stunning cliffs.

  6. Sarakiniko Beach: Located on the island of Milos, Sarakiniko Beach is known for its unique landscape of white volcanic rocks and crystal-clear waters.


Palaio Faliro Beach

Papafragas Beach (Milos Island)

Santorini Perissa Beach

Shipwreck Beach (aka Smuggler's Cove, Navagio Beach on Zakynthos)


Greece ranks number 2 in world for "blue flag" beaches

May 2023 – Story at Greek City Times [English]

French Vogue celebrates beaches of Greece

April 2023 – Story at Skai [Greek]

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Last update: May 12, 2023

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