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The best beach holidays in Greece

Guide to the best beaches in Greece to help you plan your dream beach holidays

You know that amazing Greek beach you saw on Instagram … where was it? You’ll find the answer right here in our guide to the best beaches for your summer holidays in Greece.

Find your dream Greek beach

You might already have booked your holidays to Greece and want to know the must-visit beaches to spend the day at once you’re there. Or maybe you’re looking for some inspiration to decide where to book. Either way, you’re in the right place to discover the unmissable beaches in Greece.

Filled with practical information (like whether there are sunbeds & umbrellas, nearby tavernas, water sports, beach bars and other facilities or whether you can expect sand or pebbles), we introduce you to many of the best beaches in Greece to make your holidays even more magical.

Unmissable beaches in Greece

Trying to find your way around 14,800km of coastline on the Greek islands and mainland (not to mention the hundreds of beaches awarded Blue Flag certificates for environmental cleanliness) isn’t easy. So we’ve focused on the beaches that make you want to drop what you’re doing and book your holidays to Greece right away: Shipwreck beach in Zante, Lalaria beach in Skiathos, Voidokilia beach in Messinia (Peloponnese) and Lefkada’s Porto Katsiki and Kathisma beaches.

There are so many great beaches on Milos, but you’re not leaving without experiencing the lunar landscape of Sarakiniko. Likewise, Balos, Preveli and Elafonisi beaches are must-sees depending on where you’re holidaying in Crete, just as Myrtos beach is a sure thing in Kefalonia.

Beach holidays chosen by the gods

We travel the length and breadth of Greece. From Giola lagoon (a natural swimming pool in Greece’s northernmost island, Thassos, that was created by Zeus for Aphrodite to bathe in) we head to Simos beach (not one but two doses of paradise on Elafonisos island) at the foot of the Peloponnese. And from Paradise beach in Corfu’s Ionian Sea, we take you Agios Stefanos in Kos, in the eastern Aegean.

You’ll discover how to get the best out of beach life in Mykonos and enjoy the unbeatable palate of colours at the heart of every dream beach holiday in Greece – the greens, blues and whites found at the likes of Apella beach in Karpathos, Panormos beach in Skopelos and Koukounaries beach in Skiathos. All need to be seen to be believed.

Take your time and choose wisely. They’re the best beach holidays in Greece for a reason.

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Lalaria, up on the north coast of Skiathos is unique for its smooth, pearly-white pebbles and dramatic cliff setting

A boat trip to Skiathos’ remote and wild Lalaria beach

Like no other beach on Skiathos, Lalaria is famous for its unique shiny pebbles and other-worldly setting that make for an unforgettable day trip.
Apella is a setting of pine-tree green, white sand and deep blue sea

A touch of exotic beauty at Apella beach on Karpathos

In a setting of pine-tree green, white sand and deep blue sea, Apella has a special knack of capturing the hearts of those who discover...
Voidokilia, the majesty of nature quite like the iconic horseshoe-shaped beach and its accompanying saltwater lagoon in Messinia

Instagrammable Voidokilia Beach in the Peloponnese

Nowhere captures the majesty of nature quite like the iconic horseshoe-shaped beach and its accompanying saltwater lagoon in Messinia.
Koukounaries beach, blues & greens

Be seduced by the natural charms of Skiathos’ Koukounaries beach

Nature lovers will adore the lakeside setting and a beach of golden sand on the western shores of Skiathos.
In a setting of tranquil green and blue, Panormos is one of the most welcoming beaches in Skopelos

A day on Panormos beach, soaking up the best of Skopelos

In a setting of tranquil green and blue, Panormos is one of the most welcoming beaches in Skopelos.
Visit beautiful secluded bays and beaches along the way, Marine Park of Alonissos

Exploring nature’s gifts in the Marine Park of Alonissos

What a rare treat to explore the largest marine park in Europe, home to the incredibly shy monk seal and other protected wildlife, and visit...