Want to luxuriate at some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean? Well here is your list for top Greek beaches, ready! Greek beaches are famous for their azure waters, untouched beauty, rustic lifestyle (or world-class party scenes!) and varying landscape. From lush to arid, pebbly to fine sand, each type of beach is covered.
The seas in Greece are “friendly” due to the transparency of the waters, absence of sharks and other “scary” sea creatures, and lack of big waves and strong currents. Come September, the sea is bath-warm allowing even the faintest of them all to swim comfortably. With so many islands (Greece has over 4,000 islands!) and coastline in Greece, the breathtaking beach options seem endless.
Here is a round-up of Greece’s 10 Best Beaches according to TripAdvisor, the leading travel platform globally, from the 2019 Travelers’ Choice Awards.
1. Balos Lagoon, Kissamos, Crete, Greece
From an aerial perspective, this two-cove beach divided by a strip of white powdery sand looks like another world… perhaps Paradise. The turquoise water and fine white sand with very little development on the shore are accessible by foot for those who come in Jeeps or by boat. A Customized yacht Charter Experience provides our clients with a taste of all the finest the Mediterranean shores have to offer.
2. Elafonissi Beach, Elafonissi, Crete, Greece
An Instagram favorite for that other-worldly pink sand, Crete is again at the top of the list with this beautiful lagoon offering turquoise water and stunning pink and white sand. This beach will make a lasting impression. Don't forget to explore the adjacent caves.
3. Kleftiko Bay, Milos, Greece
This beach is accessible only by boat and offers those lucky enough to arrive here, caves to swim in and aqua water. It is arguably one of the best beaches in the Cyclades and a favorite for honeymooners seeking something divine. On a yacht charter, guests have access on a whim to such privileged locations!
4. Simos Beach, Elafonissos, Laconia Prefecture, Greece
This has long been a chart-topping Greek beach due to its unspoiled beauty and offering for camping. Its long stretch of white sand beach is reached after sand dunes and grasses. It is located on a very small island just off the Peloponnese. Simos beach is a top pit-stop for many of our yacht charter clients looking for something unique and on their way to explore Greece's rarer gems. We even created a custom engagement here for one lucky couple as part of our concierge service!
5. Sarakiniko beach, Milos, Cyclades, Greece
This unforgettable beach is well-known for its unique landscape that resembles the surface of the moon. Smooth and curvaceous white rock formations create magical layers to sunbathe on and discover while swimming in the pristine sea. There is something prehistoric about this amazing Greek beach in the middle of the Aegean Sea!
6. Falassarna beach, Falassarna, Crete, Greece
This cluster of a few beaches in Chania, Crete has golden fine sand and a lazy atmosphere where you never feel part of a crowd. Who would not want a long sandy beach to stroll and gaze out at the endless horizon.
7. Anthony Quinn Bay, Faliraki, Rhodes, Greece
This serene cove is a postcard come to life. Umbrellas line the shore and a few jagged rocks add character to this blue and green waters. The Dodecanese island group has some marvelous beaches like this and endless cruising routes for yacht goers looking for charming destinations!
8. Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia, Ionian Islands, Greece
This is one of Greece’s landmark beaches, multi-award winning and known globally; it’s what one might imagine when they think of a “perfect beach”. Its long stretch of white sand is surrounded by gentle cliffs topped with greenery. The color of the sea is a brilliant aqua and the horizon seems to never-end from the shore. Dive in.
9. Milos Beach, Agios Nikitas, Lefkas, Greece
Another exquisite beach on an Ionian island, it’s is situated on the West coast of the island and offers a breathtaking combination of cliffs, white sand and azure waters.
10. Petani Beach, Lixouri, Kefalonia, Greece
Another long stretch of beach which makes one feel that they’ve reached Heaven, it resembles Myrtos beach in the same island. We insist that if you want the calmest seas and gorgeous bays like this for swimming, an Ionian itinerary via yacht is the way to go!
While these incredible Greek beaches have been voted top ten for 2019, we urge you to discover for yourself the numerous lesser-known gems which will captivate your heart!
A yacht charter offers access to places harder to reach by the crowds and gives the possibility to leave a destination for another on a whim. Pick up and drop anchor a few times a day until your scenery suits you! With such magical scenery around the Mediterranean, itineraries can be made for all preferences.