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The Best Beaches in Greece

The Greek Islands offer beaches for every taste. From relaxing quiet sands with calm waters and a gentle breeze, to sprawling sand dunes with tempting watersports to enjoy. A memorable beach holiday means something different for everyone. You might be looking for something chilled, a touch more lively and adventurous, or simply an area where you can enjoy a swim with the kids. So dive in and get lost in Ionian Islands and golden sands, with the best beaches in Greece.

Greece's Best Beaches

View of Skala Beach in Kefalonia, Greece


A treat for the all the senses lies within the stunning Myrtos Beach, where the views resemble a beautiful watercolour painting. Sparkling away in the north of Kefalonia, it stands out as one of the best and most iconic beaches in Greece. The glistening sun shines on the white pebbles and striking blue waves – a truly mesmerising sight. Especially against the dramatic backdrop of limestone cliffs. The area is home to a selection of restaurants and cafés, where you can enjoy a taste of fresh meze. Prepare to be dazzled as the sun disappears behind the horizon. This is the perfect spot to enjoy warm evenings and a refreshing tipple. Nearby villas are placed in Agia Efimia, with those in Sami and Antipata just a short scenic drive away.

Skala is one of the south east's most inviting beaches. Its long stretch of golden sand meets rugged green hills – the perfect backdrop for sun-laden days. The area has a traditional Greek feel and shines as a quirky local fishing village. Potamaki Beach is known as a hub for wildlife – so you might even spot rare turtles on its shores. The area also boasts a rich history with Roman ruins for you to admire.

View of Halikounas Beach in Corfu, Greece


With its long, stunning beaches and rolling sand dunes, expect to be wowed by Halikounas. It's perfect if you're simply looking to relax, but if you're feeling more adventurous it's also the ideal spot for kitesurfing. The calm waters will tempt you to paddle or swim with loved ones of any age. Known for being quieter than other nearby spots, it's ideal if you crave a relaxing Corfu break with a little privacy thrown in. The secluded nature of the beach also means it's alluring all year round, even during busier times of the year.

Yaliskari is a superb choice for a relaxing and undisturbed getaway. Quiet and secluded, this bay is tucked away among the rocky mountainside. These untouched cliffs meet the soft sand, creating an idyllic spot for relaxing afternoons in the sun. Close to Pefkas, fresh seafood and mouthwatering tavernas are all in reach. And the palm trees add that tropical paradise feel that makes for an exotic getaway.

View of St Paul's Bay in Rhodes, Greece


Tempting paradise beaches and crystal clear waters await on this iconic island. Pefkos is well-known for having some of Rhodes' best beaches and Lee Beach is one of the finest. With the Blue Flag swaying in the sea breeze, Lee is a family friendly spot for fun on the sand. If you fancy some adventurous experiences, opt for watersports and boat hire. Your home from home could be in touch of Greece's best beaches, with villas just a short drive away.

A 10 minute drive from Pefkos lies the renowned St Paul's Bay, a stunning rocky cove providing incredibly picturesque views. The deep blue hues of the sky and sea meet on the horizon here. Sunbeds and umbrellas are available for hire, providing sun and shade – whichever takes your fancy. While the area of Lindos itself is a historic Greek village, ideal if you're longing to explore and sample a taste of traditional Greece. Stroll along the hidden laneways, browse the quirky shops and mingle with the locals.

View of Egremni Beach in Lefkas, Greece


If you're looking for untouched sands and striking turquoise waters, Egremni is the beach for you. Sitting on the west coast of Lefkas, it is considered one of the most beautiful beaches not only on the island, but in Greece. The sandy coast stretches for 2.5km, meaning you'll never be short of space. Find your own little haven to enjoy the peaceful surroundings and soak up some sun. The area can be reached by car followed by a short walk through the rocky cliff face. As you stroll to the sand you'll discover incredible views of natural Greece, before reaching the unforgettable sights you'll be treated to on Egremni.

The resort of Nidri stands out as one of the most popular on Lefkas. With its family friendly atmosphere and an inviting beach with cafés and restaurants. You'll be spoilt for choice during your villa holiday here – from trips to nearby waterfalls, a traditional local market or simply relaxing under the sun to the sound of the waves gently lapping the shore.

Just a 25 minute drive south of Nidri is the quaint fishing area of Sivota, teeming with fish taverns and Greek eateries. The picturesque harbour full of yachts is a treat for the eyes, and the rugged pebbly beach adds to the impressive scenery.

View of Shipwreck Bay in Zakynthos, Greece


Imagine immersing yourself in the surroundings of a beach fit for a film set. Exploring sprawling rocky mountains that overlook an abandoned rusty ship on the sand, washed ashore many years ago. This is the scene at the iconic Shipwreck Beach. Grab some keepsake snaps on the sand or take a dip in the sea. If you're feeling even more adventurous, head through the mountainous paths of the cliff tops to get a breathtaking birds-eye view instead.

An equally stunning area is Banana Beach in the south, the largest in Zakynthos. Located ideally between the resorts of Vassilikos and Argassi, it's home to a long stretch of coastal yellow sand paired with emerald sea. With nearby bars and restaurants, plus plenty of parking, it's easy to see why this beach is so popular. And it's all just a five minute drive from one of our stunning villas in Vassilikos. A sea lover's dream and sunbather's paradise could be waiting, just minutes from your door.

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