The best beaches in Greece to visit

The best beaches in Greece to visit

Greece is a destination that many dream of visiting, due to its original beauty and gorgeous landscapes. It gives us as much beauty as varieties of beaches. There are beaches for all tastes: pink, black and stone sands. In Greece you will find crystal clear waters and cliffs, a mixture of paradisiacal landscapes that you will not want to miss on your trip to Greece.

Greece enjoys long tourist seasons so that you can visit the Greek beaches for much of the year.

Best beaches in Greece to visit at least once in your life
Best beaches in Greece to visit at least once in your life

The islands where the greatest amount of attention from tourists is concentrated, and the ones with the most beautiful beaches are Mykonos, Paros, Naxos and Santorini. Therefore, if you are organizing your trip to this wonderful place in the Aegean Sea and you do not know which of all these magnificent beaches to visit, here is a small guide that will help you select your ideal vacation spot. And believe us, it has been a very difficult choice, since Greece has one of the longest coastlines in the world and more than 1000 islands.

Our ranking of the 10 best beaches in Greece where you can spend an incredible summer:

đź“„ What you will find
  1. 1.-Tsambika
  2. 2.-Porto Limnionas
  3. 3.-Anthony Quinn
  4. 4.-Egremni
  5. 5.-Myrtos Beach
  6. 6.-Lalaria
  7. 7.-Balos Lagoon
  8. 8.-Plaka
  9. 9.-Elafonisi
  10. 10.-Porto Katsiki
  11. 11.- Red Beach of Santorini


This is one of the best beaches in Rhodes. It is as wide as it is extensive. Of fine golden sand, from where a rock formation 240 meters high rises. Above it is the Kyra Panagia Tsambika chapel or Tsambika Monastery, a place of pilgrimage for women who have problems conceiving children. Ideal for boat trips, since one of its virtues is that it is a still virgin beach and away from the riots. If you like water sports, this is the perfect place.

2.-Porto Limnionas

Porto Limnionas is located in the western part of the island, just 7 kilometers from Agios Leon. This is not a beach where you will find sand, but you will be able to sit or lie down on one of the numerous rocks. From your spot you can jump into the water and enjoy the seascape full of underwater caves. On this beach you will find a rather wild nature that will enchant your senses.

3.-Anthony Quinn

Yes, you are reading correctly, this beach is named Anthony Quinn, a well-known actor who played the role of Zorba, the Greek. Anthony Quinn beach is located 15 kilometers from the city of Rhodes, which is the largest island in Greece. Although it is quite crowded during the summer, you can withdraw from the crowd by diving into its waters, since its bay is ideal for diving. You can also enjoy its landscape since this beautiful bay is surrounded by vegetation.


If you are looking for a beach of wild nature and almost without human intervention, Egremni Beach is ideal for you. It is located southwest of Lefkada and is considered one of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean. A spot that cannot be missing from your itinerary, since few places of natural charm remain. Here you can enjoy the tranquility and beauty of its enormous cliffs. The landscape is completed by the beautiful turquoise waters and the white limestone of the cliff. As it is not a beach with a lot of infrastructure, despite renting umbrellas and loungers, we recommend bringing some basic supplies such as water.

5.-Myrtos Beach

Myrtos Beach is in Kefalonia and you will not cease to be surprised by the amount of blue tones that its waters have. To the left of the beach there is a cave. You will enjoy a unique sunset in this place as you observe the symphony of colors that you will witness. You will be impressed by the very high mountainous elevation of its great limestone wall that faces the sea, all crowned by a very green pine forest. It is a true jewel of the Mediterranean with a small cave with its own beach. The magical sunsets will not be missing from your visit.


In Skiathos there is no other beach as famous as Lalaria, as it stands out among other beaches for its beautiful shiny bluish-white stones and that natural environment that contrasts with its blue-green waters. The great particularity of this beach is that it can only be accessed through the sea, which makes it an incredibly unique place. You will feel the tranquility like never before and you will be able to enjoy underwater trips to its various underwater caves. The blue caves are an unforgettable spot that you must visit.

7.-Balos Lagoon

Balos bay beach
Balos bay beach

A true treasure of the Island of Crete and we say it because it has, according to many, the best beaches in all of Greece. Ideal to enjoy a well-deserved family vacation with children, due to the calm of its waters and the fact that they are shallow. Perfect for the bathroom. Like many of the Greek beaches, this one has certain access difficulties, you have to travel around 9 kilometers on an unpaved road. But fate is absolutely worth it.


Plaka is one of the most beautiful beaches in Naxos and in Greece. It is located 9 kilometers south of the capital, very close to Agia Anna. It is the ideal place to vacation with children and one of the favorite beaches for families. Here you can practice water sports, such as windsurfing and kite surfing that will increase the enjoyment of this beautiful place. A positive aspect is that it is not a very crowded beach. The coast is covered by fine golden sand contrasting with the water's blue tones. Being a 4 kilometer long beach, it is the ideal place for walks and hiking.


This beach with such a particular name has something you may never have seen before: pink sand, an effect produced by the mixture of white sand and bits of shells. Elafonisi is also known as the “Greek Caribbean” and undoubtedly one of Greece's best beaches. They fall in love with its crystalline waters. This beach is located in Crete and has easy access, since you can get to it from Chania, either by car or by hiring a tour.

10.-Porto Katsiki

Located in Lefkada, Katsiki Beach is the most famous on this island. Its greatest characteristic is the deep blue color of its waters and the cliff of Porto Katsiki. You access this beautiful beach through 100 steps carved into the rock. The beauty of this beach is wild and the color of its waters is deeply turquoise. We must mention that this beach is not only one of the most beautiful in Greece, but also in the Mediterranean. If you want to enjoy the beautiful views in all its fullness, stand on the cliff and you will be amazed. You will also find a staircase that leads to a peninsula from where you can enjoy the colorful sunsets.

11.- Red Beach of Santorini

More exotic beaches you visit in Santorini
More exotic beaches you visit in Santorini

The red beach of Santorini is one of the most particular beaches in Greece, since it is located in what was a volcano. A fascinating and sensational coastline of red sand in the southwestern part of the island of Santorini, near the village of Akrotiri.

With its characteristic red and black volcanic sand, it is surrounded by cliffs, always reddish. They can use the private lido or the public area.

It is a small beach, which is usually crowded during the summer, so I recommend you to arrive early if you want to enjoy it without many people.

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