When it comes to beach holidays, Greece really does have it all. From majestic pink sands to striking green lagoons and stunning romantic coves hidden away from the crowds; whatever type of beach holiday you’re hoping to enjoy, you’ll definitely find it in this European gem.
Whichever part you choose to head to, you’ll find an impressive selection of beaches to choose from. To help you narrow down your search, below we reveal some of our favourite and best beaches in the country…
Elafonisi Beach – Crete
Indulge your senses at the beautiful and majestic Elafonisi Beach. With it’s remarkable pink-blush sands and crystal-clear waters, you won’t want to forget to take your camera to this picture-perfect beach! Surrounded by lush scented cedar trees and delicate lilies, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a tropical paradise.
Fancy something different? Crete has a plentiful supply of breathtaking beaches to choose from. If you really want a taste of the Caribbean, head to Vai beach. Home to one of the biggest natural palm groves in Europe, the beach is densely populated with 500 trees to create a stunning tropical paradise. It was even featured in the popular 1970’s Bounty advert for its awe-inspiring beauty.
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Shipwreck Beach – Zante
The aptly named Shipwreck Beach in Zante is renowned for its breath-taking beauty. Known to be one of the most photographed beaches in the country, it’s home to a 30-year abandoned smuggler ship. Commonly referred to as Smugglers Cove and Navagio Beach, this secluded piece of paradise can only be accessed via boat; giving it an exclusive and tranquil ambience. You can get there by taking a boat from Zakynthos town. Neighbouring islands also frequently offer tours to the beach.
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Myrtos Beach – Kefalonia
With its stunning turquoise waters and pristine white sands, Myrtos Beach in Kefalonia is one of the most scenic beaches in the whole of the Ionian Islands. Nestled at the bottom of two beautiful mountains, it is well worth the trip to the top to view the mile-long sandy beach from above. The beach was famously used during the filming of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and is renowned for its colourful pebble pathway leading to the edge of the water.
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St Paul’s Bay – Rhodes
If you’re searching for the most romantic beach in Greece, St Paul’s Bay in Rhodes has you covered. This remarkable heart-shaped beach is a popular wedding destination, with many couples choosing to say “I Do” at the beach’s idyllic white chapel. Along the bay you’ll find intimate taverns selling freshly caught fish, while the stunning waters are perfect for snorkelling. Take a short trip to nearby Lindos and take in the ancient architecture and striking views over the bay.
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