If you’re interested in ancient history and mythology, the most suitable country for your interests is Greece. It’s also considered the most beautiful place on Earth with its incredibly rich culture, history, tradition, religion, food and architecture. Tourism in Greece has flourished due to its geographical location, beautiful weather and crystal-clear waters. People come to the beaches in Greece to enjoy the sea and have a memorable rest. The crystal waters, magnificent nature and fresh air make Greece beaches more amazing and enjoyable. That’s why Greece is one of the most visited countries in the world. Besides, every beach has its own character and benefits. From all the amazing beaches, we’ve chosen 10 of the most incredible and popular places in Greece.
If you’re planning to visit Greece, you need to visit as many islands as you can, and also try to visit all these beaches, as they are really breathtaking. Here is our top 10 of the most beautiful Greece beaches you should definitely visit.
1. Plaka Beach, Naxos
Plaka is one of the clearest and calmest beaches of Greece, with its amazingly crystal clear waters. The beach is especially beautiful during the sunset and the sunrise, when the sun’s rays are reflected in the sea. The beach is also full of restaurants and taverns, where you can taste the stunning Greek dishes. Thus, this incredible beach is created to satisfy all your needs and let you relax during all your vacation. This place is especially perfect for couples and families.
2. Voutoumi Beach, Antipaxos
This beautiful beach is good for couples and families. It’s like heaven on Earth, with its turquoise waters and white sand. Located on Antipaxos Island, it’s surrounded with high hills, which gives the impression of isolation. Vautoumni is full of amazing taverns, where you can taste traditional Greek snacks and dishes. Besides, you can find the most incredible Greek wine there. That’s why many tourists prefer exactly Voutoumi beach.
3. Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia
Myrtos is probably the most beautiful and loveliest beach on the island. From the first sight you’ll be amazed at the cleanliness of the beach. It has gained worldwide reputation due to its crystal blue waters and white sand, which make the beach really special. It is also considered one of the most dramatic beaches on Earth, surrounded by dazzling white cliffs and pebbles, which give the beach semi-circular shape. It’s also one of the most photographed beaches in Greece due to its astonishing beauty.
4. Matala, Crete
One of the most interesting and ancient places of Greece is Matala, which is known for its legend. According to that legend, Zeus turned into a bull and crossed the sea, carrying Europa to the beach of Matala. Then he turned into an eagle and flew Europa to Gortys. Thus, this beach is an incredible place, where you can both enjoy your holidays and get acquainted with its story. Almost half of the beach is covered with tamarisk trees and with cliffs, what make the beach that special.
5. Perissa Beach, Santorini
Perissa is one of the best beaches in Santorini. It’s also the most special place in Greece, with its dark sand and crystalline waters. The most incredible attraction, which makes Perissaunique, is Mesa Vuono rock, which rises from the sea. It is especially wonderful when it shines in the dark. Besides the numerous attractions, Perissa also offers variety of hotels, restaurants, taverns and cafés, where you can spend your time.
6. Platis Gialos, Mykonos
Platis Gialos is one of the most beautiful and famous beaches in Mykonos. It attracts visitors with its golden sand and crystal clear waters. The main advantage of the beach is that you can drink and eat on the sand or on loungers with seats and table. Besides, you will have a great choice of luxurious hotels, which are really close to the beach. It’s also too lively during the nights, so you can party during all the night and relax during daytime.
7. Elafonisi, Crete
The first thing you’ll be astonished with is the crystal clear blue water of the beach. It’s one of the most beautiful and special beaches of Crete. The blue color of the sea is more prominent in the white sand. Moreover, sometimes the white sand takes on a pink glow when some lights are shining on them. Elafonisi is really ideal place both for children and for adults.
8. Red Beach, Santorini
The red beach is one of the most famous and beautiful beaches of Santorini. It’s located in the Akrotiri area. The beach is known for its unique color of the sand and deep blue waters. The beach is surrounded with high hills and red lava cliffs. Despite its small size, sometimes you’ll notice a crowded atmosphere, anyway, it’s really beautiful both full and empty. This beach will be loved especially by fans of snorkeling.
9. Navagio Beach, Zakynthos
Navagio is considered one of the most visited and beautiful beaches in Greece. It’s also known as Shipwreck Cove and located on the North West coast of Zakynthos. This picturesque beach is one of the most photographed places in Greece. This small and isolated beach is known for its white sand and clear blue water. The beach was originally known as Agios Georgios, when it was discovered that a boat was transporting illegal cigarettes, wine and women. Now, the beach is surrounded with enormous vertical cliffs of white rocks.
10. Sarakiniko, Milos
This beach is really unrepeatable due to its shape and you can’t find another similar one on Earth. This tiny beach is the most beautiful one in Milos, located on the North-East of the island, on the road to Adamas. It’s entirely surrounded with horizontal high rocks and crystal clear salt water. The bright white cliffs create an incredible contrast with the deep blue water. The beach is much clearer in the morning, but especially beautiful in the nights with great waves.