Ah, Greece. The land of sunshine, moussaka and where people gather to smash plates, but also the place to go if you’re looking for postcard perfect beaches to snooze on in the afternoon sunshine. Here are five you definitely need to visit on your next holiday to the country:
- Elafonissi Beach, Elafonissi
With crystal clear water, pink tinted sand and plenty of rocks and a lagoon to explore, Elafonissi beach is a popular attraction for tourists and locals. It’s recommended you pay the sandy shore a visit in quieter seasons but whatever day you choose you’ll be mesmerised by the scenery and the natural beauty of Elafonissi. Spend the day simply sunbathing or exploring the islands out in the water; there’s also a restaurant nearby for when you’re feeling peckish and umbrellas to rent for the day.
- Myrtos Beach, Cephalonia, Ionian Islands
Included in all the travel mags, Myrtos beach is a location tourists and nature lovers flock to every year to enjoy the impressive white cliffs that look over the sandy shore and the abundance of green terrain located alongside the shoreline that can also be explored.
The views from above the beach, before you descend, are truly breathtaking and it was also the location for the mine explosion in the Nicolas Cage film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.
- Kleftiko Beach, Milos
Reachable only by sea, Kleftiko beach regularly receives tour boats and intrepid explorers who visit to enjoy its impressive rock formations and caves. The water is crystal clear, much like most of Greece’s beaches, ideal for snorkelers and divers looking to pay a visit to the local marine life. With links to pirates but no treasure ever being discovered nearby it’s the perfect place for families to head to for a day of fun.
- Sani Beach, Halkidiki
This beach is part of a resort but if you can book a space there for your getaway, at one of the four hotels, it’s worth it. Located in Halkidiki, the resort’s Sani Beach is breathtaking, well kept and offers turquoise waters with added bonuses of water sports such as windsurfing, pedaloes and water-skiing taking place under the watchful eye of trained supervisors. You can also pick up family friendly packages for the resort via luxury holiday provider Tots Too.
- Logaras beach, Paros
Ideally situated away from the main towns, Logaras avoids becoming overcrowded like the Pounda and Piso Livadi beaches nearby so is the ideal spot if you’re looking for some peace and quiet as well as tranquil beauty to enjoy. Rows of trees provide shade while rocks and a crystal clear shoreline offer plenty of places to explore in the warm waters of sea. There are plenty of restaurants located nearby, if you’re looking to grab some food and drink after a long day in the sun.
When it comes to beaches, there are very few disappointing options in Greece but try one of these stunning examples and come back with perfect memories and a tan to go with them.