Best Beaches of Greece
If there’s any one particular reason that the gods chose to Greece as the playground for their mythos, it might be the beautiful coastal beaches, ranging from white pebbled to black lava sand. Greece beaches are relaxing and hidden, family friendly or ready for a party. Whatever your speed is while on holiday to Greece, there is a beach with sparkling blue waters that will fit you perfectly.
A popular beach on the northern coast of Crete, Balos is a great beach lined with restaurants, cafes and bars. Balos offers beach goers the chance to relax and play on white sands or swim in deep blue waters while still close to modern amenities. Visitors can peruse the cafes for refreshments and the shops for trinkets to remember their day. Balos beach community makes it ideal if the kids might need something or singles decide to grab a drink or dine at dusk.
A more sparsely populated beach is found on the western part of Crete at Triopetras, a beach known for sand dunes and enough privacy for romancing couples or families looking for a lazy day. The water is clear blue, with lava rock formations just beneath the surface. This is a beach less for swimming and more for sunbathing and relaxation. Up the hillside there is a taverna and a hotel offering food.
Myrtos is located on the west coast of Kefalonia and requires some getting to, but visitors are rewarded with a less crowds and full sun across unique pebbled sand. Underfoot is less traditional sand and instead an infinity of tiny, smooth, round white pebbles. Myrtos is lined at its back with tall cliffs and steep mountains, rising sharply from the white coast and bright turquoise waters. Experience a magnificent sunset of yellows and purples – one of the reasons that Myrtos has been many times voted the best of the Greece beaches.
Contrasting Myrtos’ white pebbles is Perissa’s black lava sand beach on Santorini. This beach is unlike other beaches in Greece in that it is cooler due to its protection from the summer Aegean winds because of its proximity to Profitis Ilias mountain. Perissa is usually moderately populated with visitors, and offers modern amenities from nearby Emporio village.
THE party beach of Greece, Paradise is known for parties that last all day and night. There’s always a crowd of beautiful people at this beach on Mykonos, either on the sand or in the many tavernas and hideaways on the beach built to satisfy beach goers thirst for something other than the bright blue waters. Plan your holiday to Greece around paradise for dancing, drinking and showing off a well-toned body.