1. Falasarna Crete
The spectacular beaches of Falasarna, on the west coast of Crete, is a paradise of white sand, sometimes pink, lapped by a cobalt sea, with sheltered coves, rock pools and a wild stretch. In the more long, sandy, always ventilated, there are sunbeds and umbrellas, a few restaurants, some rooms for rent and hotels where to enjoy the sea, which is clear even with the waves. From Chania along a stretch of road that ends in a clearing and from there continue on foot on a dirt path.
2. Balos Lagoon in Crete
On the peninsula of Gramvoussa, on the same stretch of beach of Chora, along a dirt path and bumpy or embarking from the port of Kastelli or Kissamos you get to Balos, a picturesque lagoon of fine white sand with low backdrops and transparent. Behind the beach is Mount Geroskinos while standing out in front of the picturesque island of Gramvoussa, dominated by a Venetian fortress. Arriving on foot you will struggle a bit ‘but the view from the top is incomparable; those arriving by sea with boats should know that available only a few hours to swim and enjoy the beach; otherwise better to rent a private boat. And it’s always convenient to bring food and drink.
3. Fakistra in Pelion
It ‘hard to reach the beach of Fakistra in Pelion on the Greek mainland, but the long trek pays off with a superb view and a wild beach of coarse sand mixed with gravel, lapped by clear water and many shades. The beach, located in Thessaly, houses on the north side two historic caves Panagia Megalomata, full of stalactites and, a few meters higher, Krifo Scholio, home to an illegal school during the Turkish occupation.
4. Mírtos in Kefalonia
And ‘most popular beach and photographed the island of Kefalonia, with the spectacular natural amphitheater of rock clear that surrounds it. The white pebbles and stone talc give clean water reflections of nacre that contrast with the turquoise water. The chromatic effect from the top is truly amazing. The heavenly bay is located in the northern part of Kefalonia, just 3 kilometers from Divarata, and to reach it you need to travel a road full of curves. At sunset it offers a unique and breathtaking views.
5. Navagio in Zakynthos
And ‘the famous shipwreck beach on the west coast of the island of Zakynthos, beautiful and very impressive, certainly the most photographed of Greece. Yet there can only be reached by boat sailing from Agios Nikolaos, and often gets in line to come down and bathe. Yet these difficulties do not affect the beauty of the beach, characterized by the wreck of a ship lying on the white sand. The beach is enclosed by high cliffs whose brightness, along with some sulfur springs, giving the bay a unique color ranging from light blue to turquoise and electric blue.
6. Porto Katzìki Lefkada
Sull’impervia west coast of the island of Lefkada in the Ionian Sea, the beach of Porto Katzìki is the most beautiful and spectacular of the slope, where the cliffs overlooking the sea throws. A long staircase down to the beach overlooking that is a strip of white sand, 600 meters long; over the cliffs, sea caves and crannies preserve the passage of sailors and surfers. The beach, which is very crowded in the summer months, can be reached by sea, embarking from the port of Lefkas.
7. Simos Elafonissi
It ‘a sand lapped by crystal clear water and clean, that check next to Cape Frango, on the southern side of the small island of Elafonissi, south of the peninsula of Laconia, in the southeastern Peloponnese, once joined to the mainland. The white sand, the sea of tropical colors and the beauty of nature that surrounds it attract every summer sailing enthusiasts and naturists, who is a private beach side.
8. Voutoumi to Andípaxi
Caribbean, lapped by clear blue sea, the beach Voutoumi is only one of the sandy beaches and the whitest of Andipaxí, small island situated in front of the most famous and equipped Paxi. The beach is reached by boat and has a tavern, where you can dine and enjoy a beautiful view of the promontory. From here, renting a small boat, you can sail along the coast, scuba dive or snorkel and discover many other small paradises like this, even more quiet and isolation.
9. St. Paul’s Bay in Rhodes
The St. Paul’s Bay, Lindos, on the east coast of Rhodes, is a show for lovers of sailing and the sea most pristine; It is a small cove surrounded by rocks where the water is shallow and emerald color. The ideal is to arrive by boat and swim off the bay in the summer because it’s always very crowded. However on the beach there is the possibility to rent sun beds and umbrellas and have lunch at a great restaurant. For lovers of archeology, we recommend an excursion to the Acropolis above the coast.
10. Kleftiko Milos
The island of Venus, in the Cyclades archipelago, he could not have a beautiful beach, with cliffs of white rock in the middle of a Caribbean sea. Beach Kleftiko is reached only by boat, which allows you to enjoy the beauty of the sea and visit caves and rocky gorges; but only inflatables can switch between several arches of white stone. The rocks hide tiny blinding beaches of fine sand, isolated and untouched.
11. Golden Marmári Euboea
The strong current and wind Meltemi characterize the long white beach of Marmári, on the island of Euboea, Attica front. Frequented by the Greeks is a paradise for surfers and lovers of sailing. The sandy beach, which in summer is often crowded, located in the southern side of the island, near the village of Karisthos and uninhabited archipelago in front of Petalioi, where you get to dive.
12. Pidima Tis Grias Beach to Andros
Only six miles separating Euboea island of Andros, where, on the eastern side, south of the capital, is the amazing beach Pidima Tis Grias, which in greek means “the jump of the old”, where the sand is fine and the ‘crystal clear water invites you to dive. The beach is characterized by the huge rock that rises in front of the sea and which recounts the story of an old woman who betrayed the local population into the castle by the Turks, and that the strong remorse jumped into the sea from high rock and turned into stone.
13. Kolona Kithnos
Three kilometers from Chora, the beautiful beach of Kolona is a strip of fine golden sand that connects the island of Kythnos to small Agios Loukas. Surrounded by the gentle slopes barren, the beach is lapped on both sides by clear blue sea: it is reached by boat from Merihas, the main port of the island, or on foot with a long hike. Kolona has no tourist facilities but two large trees provide shade and a nice taverna excellent food and wine greek.
14. Agrari in Mykonos
On the south coast of Mykonos, not far from the famous and crowded beach of Elia, it is the spectacular and quiet bay of Agrarians, not much frequented by tourists. The pristine beach is sandy and pebble clear, equipped with umbrellas and sunbeds, and a part nudists. There is a bar and a tavern, where you can relax. Agrari can be reached by car and then walk on a road unwieldy or boat from the port of Platis Gialos.
15. Kokino Kastro Alonissos
It ‘a paradise beach Kokino Kastro, the island of Alonissos, in the Sporades: a pine forest and a rocky ridge overlooking the red on a strip of white sand, almost blinding, push up to a turquoise sea, whose waters hiding remnants of lost cities. The sea all around the island is protected by a marine park: the beach, in fact, is frequented by divers, but also by those in search of relaxation in front of a show that leaves you breathless.