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Best beaches in Greece
Best beaches in Greece

Best beaches in Greece

Greece is probably one of the 5 most beautiful countries in Europe. We are supposed to be objective, but can anyone pretend they have never dreamt of a sunny holiday in Greece on one of its most beautiful beaches or islands?

 

You definitely want to get off the beaten path?  We also offer a selection of the best hidden gems in Greece, secret destinations, but also a selection of the best things to do in Greece and destinations not to be missed.

 

Find inspiration and book your flights and accommodation at the best price as well as your tours and activities in Greece. Share your trip with us on Instagram and let us discover your best beaches in Greece.

 


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Porto Katsiki

Lefkada

The goat island awaits you for an unforgettable holiday! Located on the island of Lefkada,  Porto Katsiki beach is the most beautiful beaches in Greece. Previously this beach was only accessible to goats (the only ones able to climb the steepest rocks!). Today, paths have been developed and allow travellers to enjoy the beach. Park your car in the nearest  car park then walk down the stairs The beach is yours!

 

Book your accommodation and your tours and activities in Lefkada such as a "Sunset and stars evening boat cruise with dinner". 

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Aktio / Preveza Airport located 1h30 by car from Porto Katsiki beach. 

 

Where to stay: "Sea sounds" is situated 100 m from the beach. 

 


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Canal d'Amour

Sidari - Corfu

Canal d’amour is a small secret beach hidden in the village of Sidari on Corfu Island. Its French name "Canal d'amour" comes from a French navigator who found a similarity between the shape of this beach and the shape of a female sex organ (It's up to you to judge on the spot !). According to tradition, couples swimming in this channel of love will be sure to get married within the next 12 months.

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Corfu (Sidari is a 50-minute drive away), your accommodation at the best price and enjoy the best in Corfu such as a cruise to Sivota and the clear waters of the Blue Lagoon.

 

Where to stay: Book your room at the best price at the "Del Mare beach hotel" located on the beach of Canal d'Amour in Sidari.

 


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Cameo Island

Agios Sostis - Zakynthos

This tiny island, located north of Zakynthos Island, is just 15 minutes’ drive from Zakynthos Airport and is a true paradise on earth. The entrance at the island of Cameo is not free of charge but it includes a nice drink!

 

Enjoy the sun, the endless sea and crystal clear waters; you’re on holiday now!

The island may  be privatized for big events such as weddings. (If you pretend you are a distant cousin you might take part of the fair!). Apart from these private events the island is still open to the public. If it is closed upon your arrival please visit the nearest beach, Martini Beach. You can also rent or buy a white dress and schedule your wedding for the next day!

 

All joking aside the island of Zakynthos is worth the trip and will amaze you by the beauty of its landscapes and paradisiac beaches. Book your flights to Zakynthos, your hotel or apartment at the best price guaranteed and your tours and activities on Zakynthos such as a full-day cruise to beach & blue caves.

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Zakynthos (15 minutes’ drive from this beautiful beach).

 

Where to stay: "Porto Koukla Beach Hotel" offers direct access to the sandy beach of Porto Koukla.

 


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Elafonisi pink sand beach

Crete

This pink sandy beach is one of the treasures of Crete (1h30 drive from Chania airport). Elafonisi beach is covered with pink sand (a micro-organism  develops on the dead coral and gives  the sand its colour  It looks like pink sugar used to make candy floss. Yum! 

 

Book your hotel at the best price and your tours and activities in Crete.

 

How to get there: book your flights to Chania. The beach is located 1h30 by car.

 

Where to stay: "Elafonisi Resort by Kalomirakis Family" is only 5 minutes walk from the beach.

 


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Porto Timoni Beach

Corfu

Porto Timoni beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. In fact, there are two beaches. One is facing the sea, the other one is facing a beautiful lagoon. These two beautiful beaches are not within easy reach but they are well worth seeing! 

 

There’s also another sublime beach called the "Canal d'Amour", in Sidari (20 min by car). A legend says that couples swimming at that place will have a baby within the year.

 

Book your flights to Corfu, your hotel at the best price and your tours and activities in Corfu such as Sivota and blue lagoon with BBA lunch.

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Corfu (1 hour by car from Porto Timoni beach).

 

Where to stay: "Porto Timoni" The decor is retro but the prices are attractive and the view is beautiful.

 


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Navagio Beach

Zakynthos

Navagio Beach, also known as Pirate Bay or Shipwreck Bay, is one of the most beautiful secret beaches in Greece. Accessible only by sea, this beach located west of the island of Zakynthos is a lost paradise.

 

The wreck of a boat carrying contraband cigarettes was attacked by pirates in the 80s and runs aground on this beach.  Some islanders will try to convince you  that the boat was displayed by the Tourist Office in order to attract travellers.

 

Discover Navagio Beach by booking your flights to Zakynthos Island and your hotel near Navagio Beach. We offer more than 140 hotels, villas and apartments at the best price.

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Zakynthos and join Navagio beach by car (50 minutes).

 

Where to stay: "Villa Poseidon" with panoramic views  over the Ionian sea.

 


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Seychelles beach 

Magganitis - Ikaria Island

This beach aptly named "Seychelles Beach" is a dream beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece.

 

Located on the island of Ikaria, Magganitis, this beach is perfect to escape from daily routine. 

 

A tip: wear good shoes the path to the beach is quite steep! You can also board a boat from the Port of Magganitis. The boat will take you to Seychelles beach in a minute. The turquoise waters of Seychelles beach are awaiting you, so do not waste a moment and book your flights and accommodation at the best price.

 

How to get there: Book your flights for Athens airport with connection to Ikaria airport (it is only 40 minutes from the Greek capital). You can also take the ferry from the port of Piraeus, it's longer but it is well worth it!

 

Where to stay: The closest hotel is "Zacharoula Rooms", a 5-minute walk from the beach.

 


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Valtos beach

Sivota - Parga

Valtos beach is a beautiful beach facing the castle of Parga. Located on the west coast of Greece, Parga is within easy reach from Preveza Airport (40 min by car). You can also land in Athens and rent a car to Parga (5 hours) or buy a domestic flight to Preveza (1 hour).

 

We also recommend the tiny island of Panagia, ranked among the most beautiful islands in Greece. This small island is located in Parga Bay. Book your flights to Preveza, your accommodation in Parga and your tours and activities as a "Meteora full day private tour from Parga".

 

How to get there: book your direct flights to Preveza or connecting flights through Athens. Valtos beach is located 1 hour from Preveza airport.

 

Where to stay: "Krioneri Beach Studios" is  located jsut 300 m from Valtos beach.

 


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Marathonisi Beach

Zakynthos

South of Zakynthos Island, one of the most beautiful islands in Greece, is the uninhabited island of Marathonisi. This island is part of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos. It is also called "Turtle Island" for two reasons: the island has a turtle shape and many turtles come to this island to lay eggs. These turtles  are called "loggerhead sea turtles".

 

If you decide to visit this island, be sure to board an environmentally and turtle friendly boat. Please avoid boarding a speedboat: they make noise and the pollution they cause endangers this sanctuary dedicated to turtles. Book your hotel at the best price and your tours and activities in Zakynthos.

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Zakynthos (30 minutes by car from Marathonisi + boat trip from Laganas beach).

 

Where to stay: "Exensian Villas & Suites" offers breathtaking views of Marathonisi Island.

 


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"Tis Grias to Pidima" beach

Andros Island

Tis Grias to Pidima Beach is located west of Athens, on the island of Andros. Book your flights to Athens and ferry crossing to Andros Island. From Athens airport buses will take you to the port of Rafina located a few minutes away. The ferry crossing takes 2 hours (4 departures a day).

 

To take advantage of the best prices book your accommodation today on Andros island. Also book your tours and activities in Andros such as a 4-hour private Andros Island Sightseeing Tour. 

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Athens and join Andros by ferry from the port of Rafina.

 

Where to stay: the hotel "Aegea Blue Cycladic Resort" facing the sea with its 21 metre swimming pool is the perfect choice for a dream holiday on the island of Andros.

 


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Sarakiniko beach

Milos Island

This beach is almost lunar with its white rocks; it is one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece and certainly the most beautiful beach on the island of Milos. 

 

Book your accommodation at the best price on Milos island, your tours and activities such as a "full day sailing cruise with snorkeling & lunch".

 

How to get there: You can either book your flight to Athens and take a flight connection to Milos (4 flights a day) or book your flight to Athens, take bus number 96 to the port of Piraeus and set off to discover Milos by ferry (3 hours crossing).

 

Where to stay: "Arco Solium Suites"  the location is ideal for couples.

 

 


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Xi Beach 

Kefalonia

The beach of Xi is famous for the incredible colour of its sand. This red-orange sand, similar to Roland-Garros tennis courts’, is just as comfortable and pleasant as any other type of sand but is more original.

 

The beach has been flying a blue flag for several years now for the exceptional quality of its waters.

 

Book your Kefalonia airport flight and accommodation at the best price and your tours and activities in Kefalonia such as a « 4-hour private group wine & gastronomy experience ».  

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Argostoli airport. Xi beach is located 1 hour drive from the airport.

 

Where to stay: One of the top rated hotels is the "Apollonion Astorias Resort & Spa"; it is a 5-minute walk from the beach and offers delicious Greek and Mediterranean food.

 


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Preveli beach

Crete

This beautiful beach famous for its heart-shaped rock is one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. Located 1h30 from Chania airport, Preveli beach is a beautiful sandy beach crossed by a river.

 

If you want to avoid the 400 steps that lead to this beach, you can rent a boat in Plakias. You can spend the day on the beach (there’s a small restaurant with  affordable tasting menus). Book your flights to Chania, your hotel at the best price and your tours and activities in Crete

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Chania (1h30 by car from Preveli Beach).

 

Where to stay: located just 4Km from Preveli Beach, "Agia Fotia Taverna" offers sea views and access to a balcony.

 


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Vlychos beach

Hydra Island

There are different ways to reach the idyllic Hydra Island and the beautiful beach of Vlychos. You can go by car from Athens (3 hours’ drive + Ferry crossing). The bravest ones can even go on foot (37h walk + Ferry crossing). The easiest way is to book your flights to Athens, take a bus ticket to Athens Harbour (port of Piraeus) and board a ferry to Hydra for a 2-hour crossing. There are 6 ferries a day; no need to hurry or book in advance.

 

Pack caps, hats, some water in your backpack, wear good shoes and walk from Hydra Port to Vlychos Beach (33 minutes’ walk). It is one of the only sandy beaches on the island of Hydra. The sand was brought on site by an Englishman, the owner of the bar. If you like  music of the seventies, grab a stool, order a nice cocktail from the bar and enjoy that moment of pure nostalgia, if not rent a deck chair away from the speakers and enjoy this little slice of paradise.

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Athens, your accommodation at the best price on the island of Hydra and your best tours and activities in Greece such as a "From Athens full-day Cruise to Aegina, Poros and Hydra".

 

Where to stay: We recommend  the "Lotus Sweet Home Hydra" for its beautiful rooms with sea views and its location a few hundred metres from this beach. 

 


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Apela beach

Karpathos Island

Karpathos is situated in the most south part of Dodecanese complex, between Crete and Rhodes, and is the second largest island of the complex. Basically, it is considered a mountainous island (Kali Limni is the highest peak-altitude 1.214m) full of water springs, pine-trees forests, vineyards, olives and fruit-bearing trees. 

 

 

How to get there: Book your international flights for Athens and a domestic flight for Karpathos Island (1h). 

 

Where to stay:  "Lux View Villas" with mountain and sea views".

 


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Egremni beach

Lefkada

Egremni is a remote beach located on the south-western coast of the Ionian island of Lefkada, north-western Greece.

 

Since the creation of a sealed road during the mid-1990s, this remote beach has become one of the premier tourist destinations on the island, and in Europe as a whole. 

 

Book your accommodation at Lefkada at the best price guaranteed as well as your best activities in Lefkada.

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Aktio / Preveza Airport located 1h15 by car from Egremni beach. 

 

Where to stay: "Sea sounds" is situated 100 m from the beach. 

 


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Kokkari beach

Samos Island

Kokkari is a fishing harbour of Samos Island, which has now developed into a tourist center. Still, it preserves its old traditional face, with small houses and lanes full of flowers. Kokkari is on a small peninsula full of houses which climbs up to the top of the hill with a small harbour on one side and a superb pebble beach on the other. Surrounded by green mountains and the view out to the sea, it's worth a journey.

 

Near Kokkari are several villages like Platanakia, Valeodates, Staurinides as well as many others, which are all connected with streets or small paths. Hiking paths lead all around the island. Find many hidden pebble beaches, like Tsamadou, Tsambou, Lemonakia close to Kokkari. (©CC)

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Samos Airport (20 min by car). 

 

Where to stay: "Armonia Bay Hotel" offering an outdoor pool and sun terrace.

 


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Cape Drastis

Corfu Island

Enjoy a day of relaxation (preferably in the morning) and swim in the crystal blue waters of this beautiful place located 10 minutes drive from the town of Sidari. You can also hike at the end of the day and watch the sunset at "Akra Drastis".

 

If you are a lover of unusual places, discover the Canal d'Amour, a secret beach located in Sidari; it is also ranked among the most beautiful beaches in Greece. Are you afraid of getting bored? Discover a selection of the best tours and activities in Corfu such as "Full day boat cruise with lunch".

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Corfu and drive to Sidari (10 minutes from Cape Drastis).

 

Where to stay: Book your room at the best price at the "Del Mare beach hotel" located on the beach of Canal d'Amour in Sidari.

 


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Simos beach

Elafonisos Island

Located on the island of Elafonisos, 4h30  drive from Athens Airport, Simos Beach is a magnificent double hourglass-shaped beach. Book your flight to Athens Airport and explore Simos beach from Athens Airport to Kythira Island and make a short ferry trip to Elafonisos. The water is nice and warm: it's heaven on earth.

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Kythira + ferry crossing for Elafonisos.

 

Where to stay: "Simosmare Resort" located right on the beach of Simos in Elafonisos Island.

 


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Kavalikefta beach

Lefkada

The wonderful landscapes give way to equally wonderful seascapes, with azure waters bathing white sands in coves adorned with picturesque fishing villages. Sail around the island to explore all those unspoiled spots. As a matter of fact, sailing has developped in a rather impressive way here. The modern marina in the town of Lefkada can host up to 620 vessels, attracting Robinsons in quest of fun and adventure on the island of Lefkada and on the smaller ones opposite Nydri: Prigkiponissia, Meganissi with the countless coves, Kalamos and Kastos with the secluded beaches and sea caves. If diving is your cup of tea, the lefkadian sea bed will fascinate you with the unforgettable images you’ll see unfold before your eyes. (©Visitgreece). 

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Aktio / Preveza Airport located 1h by car from Kavalikefta beach. 

 

Where to stay: "Sea sounds" is situated 100 m from the beach. 

 


 

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