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15 Most Beautiful Beaches in Greece You Must Visit

We’re excited to be moving back to the coast and exploring all the beaches in SoCal, but we also can’t help but remember all the beautiful beaches we saw (and didn’t get to see) in Greece last year. I’ve never seen such vibrant blue and crystal clear waters before!

Last Updated: June 9, 2023


1. Navagio Beach, Zakynthos

This beach is only accessible by boat, but it is worth the trip! After being greeted by the ruins of a shipwreck, you can bask in the sun between the limestone cliffs.

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2. Balos Beach, Crete

Located near Kissamos, this secluded beach is accessible via boat or car. This unique beach lies between the small island of Imeri Gramvousa and Crete and is one of Greece’s most photographed natural wonders.

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3. Paradise Beach, Mykonos

If you want to party the night away, this beach is for you. With plenty of food and drink options, you’ll find excitement here from dusk through dawn. We went in the afternoon, and they were doing chugging contests. You can also check out Super Paradise to keep the party going, but one was enough for us.

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4. Porto Katsiki, Lefkada

This beach makes its home beneath a breathtaking grassy cliff. Just one look and you’ll immediately understand why it’s one of the best beaches in Greece and even Europe. Bring beach chairs and umbrellas.

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5. Koukounaries, Skiathos

Popular with tourists and locals, the clear water and soft sand make for a perfect beach experience. A stone pine forest creates a cozy atmosphere where you can swim, boat, waterski, or horseback ride.

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6. Elia Beach, Mykonos

This beach is a bit further out from the resorts. We took a car and ATV to get there, but it was worth it. It’s much more secluded than the party beaches but still has the amenities of renting chairs and umbrellas. There’s also a restaurant for you to grab food and drinks. Full post here.

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7. Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia

This stunning beach is surrounded by steep mountains and towering cliffs and comprises tiny white pebbles. Enjoy the sun, swim in the beautiful water, and take in all your surroundings.

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8. Sarakiniko Beach, Milos

This beach gives you an out-of-this-world experience. The unique landscape and warm waters give you the illusion of swimming on another planet.

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9. Perissa Beach, Santorini

Arguably the nicest beach and sand on Santorini, this black sand beach is perfect for sunbathing and swimming. You can rent chairs and umbrellas or throw down your towel. If you love black sand beaches, check out Waipio Valley’s beach in Hawaii.


10. Elafonisi Beach, Crete

This beach is perfect for families. Enjoy the pink and white sand and crystal clear water. You can rent an umbrella to keep you cool in the sun.

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11. Anthony Quinn Bay, Faliraki

The rocky shores and clear water make this a great spot to snorkel and hang with the locals.

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12. Red Beach, Santorini

Made of red volcanic sand, this beach creates a beautiful landscape while you enjoy the sun.

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13. Matala Beach, Crete

Located near a great little town, this beach has a cliff at the end full of caves you can explore.

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14. Agios Sostis Beach, Mykonos

Agios Sostis Beach is one of those places I wish I could keep to myself. This quiet beach is full of locals and tucked away on the island’s north side. Enjoy the clear waters and soft sand, and grab a bite at Kiki’s Tavern up the hill. You won’t regret it. It’s the best food we had in Mykonos.

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15. Vai Beach, Crete

This beach has beautiful water and sand and is surrounded by a unique palm forest (the only one in Europe). Spend the entire day there and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

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  1. Robert

    Agios Sostis Beach looks beautiful and very peaceful. Definitely have the beaches of Greece on our Must Travel to Destinations. Thanks for sharing the great photos and inspiration!

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