Every where one looks there is a top 10 list of beaches as if someone other than the 12 Gods can make such a list of favorites. The problem is simple; Greece and it’s islands have an overabundance of beaches, coves and private hideaways which one calls a beach. The Endless sands of the Greek coast add up to approximately 16,000 Kilometers.
A visitor has the opportunity to enjoy beaches in sheltered bays and coves, golden stretches of sand with dunes, pebble beaches, coastal caves with steep rocks and dark sand typical of volcanic soil. In 2007, 428 beaches and 5 marinas in Greece were awarded the “Blue Flag”, a figure that places the country in second place among 49 other countries.
Most of the thousands of Greek coasts are freely accessible and you can easily discover and enjoy them. There are also many organized beaches in the country, with the necessary infrastructure providing high-quality services (umbrellas, reclining chairs, change booths,cafes, bar-restaurants etc), and in addition to swimming, you can enjoy an abundance of water sports.
Here are some beaches we think one should put on their list of those worthy of an exploration:
- Ballos Beach, Gramvousa Crete
- Egremni Beach, Lefkada
- Kathisma Beach, Lefkada
- Apella Beach, Karpathos
- Saraniko Beach, Gavdos
- Achla Beach, Andros
- Pori Beach, Koufonissia
- Tsigrado Beach, Milos
- Mikros Simos Beach, Elafonissos
- Seychelles Beach, Ikaria
- Myrtos Beach, Cephalonia
- Zacharo Beach, Peloponnese
- Lagouvardos Beach, Messinia, Peloponnese