15 Most Beautiful Beaches in Greece You Must Visit

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! Can we go back yet?

15 MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES IN GREECE YOU MUST VISIT

1. Navagio Beach, Zakythos

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 in between the limestone cliffs.

Navagio Beach (15 Best Beaches in Greece).
Photo: Robert Wallace / creative commons

2. Balos Beach, Crete

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

Balos Beach Crete (15 Best Beaches in Greece).
Photo: Sarah Murray / creative commons

3. Paradise Beach, Mykonos

If you want to party the night away, this is the beach 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. :)

Paradise Beach Mykonos (15 Best Beaches in Greece).

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 Europe. Bring your own beach chairs and umbrellas.

Porto Katsiki Beach (15 Most Beautiful Beaches in Greece).
Photo: Visit Greece / creative commons

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.

Koukounaries Beach Skiathos (15 Best Beaches in Greece).
Photo: Deigo / creative commons

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 having the amenities of renting chairs and umbrellas. There’s also a restaurant for you to grab food and drinks. Full post here.

Elia Beach Mykonos (15 Best Beaches in Greece).

7. Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia

Surrounded by steep mountains and towering cliffs, this stunning beach is made up of tiny white pebbles. Enjoy the sun, swim in the beautiful water, and take in all your surroundings.

Myrtos Beach Kefalonia (15 Most Beautiful Greece Beaches).
Photo: Tony Hisgett / creative commons

8. Sarakiniko Beach, Milos

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

Sarakiniko Beach Milos (15 Prettiest Beaches in Greece).
Photo: Massimo Palmieri / creative commons

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 own towel. If you love black sand beaches, also check out Waipio Valley’s beach in Hawaii.

Perissa Beach, Santorini (15 Best Beaches in Greece).
Photo: iris / creative commons

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.

Elafonisi Beach Crete (15 Best Beaches Greece).
Photo: Sezenias Mikel / creative commons

11. Anthony Quinn Bay, Faliraki

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

Anthony Quinn Bay Faliraki (15 Most Beautiful Beaches in Greece You Must Visit).
Photo: Michael Mayer / creative commons

12. Red Beach, Santorini

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

Red Beach Santorini (15 Best Beaches in Greece You Must Set Foot On).
Photo: Matthew Peoples / creative commons

13. Matala Beach, Crete

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

Matala Beach Crete (15 Most Beautiful Beaches in Greece You Must Visit).
Photo: lentina_x / creative commons

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 north side of the island. Enjoy the clear waters and soft sand, and be sure to grab a bite at Kiki’s Tavern just up the hill. You won’t regret it. It’s the best food we had in Mykonos.

Agios Sostis Beach Mykonos (15 Most Beautiful Beaches in Greece).

15. Vai Beach, Crete

This beach not only has beautiful water and sand, but also is surrounded by a unique palm forest (the only one in Europe). Spend the full day there and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Vai Beach Crete (15 Best Greek Beaches).
Photo: Frederico Moroni/ creative commons

If you had to choose one, are you a mountains or beach person?
Which of these would you put next on your bucket list?

xoxo estherJacob

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. 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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