The best of Greece
Greece is famous all over the world for its fabulous beaches with crystal water. Millions of tourists come to Greece every year to enjoy the sea, sand and fresh air in the beachside. This section gives information on the best beaches in Greece and the Greek islands. These Greece beaches are frequently rated among the top beaches in Europe or in the world.
Sandy or pebbled, secluded or organized, beaches charm visitors with their authentic beauty and also for their cleanness. Almost every year Greece is ranked by the Blue Flag Programme among the top three countries with best quality beaches and coasts. Many of the unorganized and hidden bays are also ideal for naturism.
Our guide proposes the best 10 beaches in Greece. These beaches are presented with detailed information and photos. Also discover beaches in other regions around Greece and the Greek islands. After discovering the best beaches, you can also discover the best villages.
In all cases, all the Greece beaches have their own beauty and charm. Some of them are considered as the most beautiful (by our team and public opinion).
Discover the best beaches: Balos in Crete, Myrtos in Kefalonia, Porto Katsiki in Lefkada, Super Paradise in Mykonos, Navagio in Zakynthos, and more. Information also about the islands in Greece with the best sandy beaches.
1. Balos beach in Crete
Balos in Crete island is the Carribean aspect of Greece. Apart from amazing sea water, Balos also has an impressive landscape. Located on the north western side of Crete, Balos can be reached by boat from Chania Town and Kissamos or by car through a dirt road. This is one of the most amazing secluded beaches with soft sand and exotic water. Right next to the beach of Balos is the secluded, uninhabited island of Gramvoussa with a Medieval Castle on top.
2. Myrtos beach in Kefalonia
This is the most photographed of all beaches and it is located in Kefalonia island. The view from the cliff above is breathtaking, but the beach itself is also a marvel. You will love the exotic deep waters and the view to the open sea. Myrtos is located on the northern side of the island, close to the picturesque village of Assos. It is frequently featured in travel magazines as one of the best beaches in the world.
3. Porto Katsiki beach in Lefkada
Porto Katsiki is the most famous beach on Lefkada island, located on the south western side of the island. The name of this beach literally means "the port of the goats". Above the impressive bay, there is a car park and a couple of beach bars to enjoy the breathtaking view to the Ionian Sea. Visitors have to go down few steps to reach this white pebbled coast with the exotic deep waters.