What comes in mind when you think of paradise? White sands in between your toes, clear, crystal blue waters, mountain slopes, and lovely weather is what I think of. Spending your vacation in the Greek Islands seems to be the ideal paradise where time stops and spirits get lifted. With over 900 islands in Greece to choose from it’s hard to choose a couple to venture out to and really experience. The majesty of secluded Greek beaches is unparalleled. Read on to find out our Top 5 beaches you must visit in your lifetime.
Though determining this list is purely subjective, we guarantee we did our best to consider multiple factors including first-hand experience. Each beach has something unique and its own character; some we marveled in its breath taking landscape, the quality of soft sand, to cleanliness and seclusion.
The first beach we thought was extraordinary was in Elafonisos Island, Peloponnese called Sarakiniko. It offers the pleasure of being “far out” yet also still accessible by vehicle, with some less than stellar road conditions. It is definitely worth the drive and minor trouble to get here, as the water conditions are perfect and live up to paradise conditions. The crystal clear waters look like they were painted on, so clear with no visible floating particles. The perfect cool and lukewarm temperature, you feel instantly relieved and stress-free. Some areas of this beach comes with a topless sunbathing option, and other areas are so picturesque that it takes your breath away. Another great quality this beach offers is a cantina, right on the beach, and visitors may even camp overnight if they so please.
Secondly, we invite you to explore Egremni Beach in Lefkada, one of Greece’s best kept secret spots. Not mentioning the absolutely majestic scenery filled with mountains, coves, but the turquoise water, soft white coarse sand, and secluded location make it Number two on our list of best beaches you must experience in Greece. There are small pebbles on the beach and on the sea floor, which you will see after you make a short hike down a few hundred makeshift stairs. But don’t worry, this beach also offers two cantinas on the beach, so you can stay hydrated on your climb and walk back to your car.
The last, but not to say, the very least beach on our top 3 list is Belegrina Beach in Chrissi Island, Crete. Belegrina is another idyllic spot that’s on our list because we truly would travel around the world just to swim here. With fine sands, this uninhabited island is accessible by boat from the southernmost town in Crete, Lerapetra. After your one hour boatride to the beach, enjoy this magnificent beach, views, and even a tavern on the beach. There are so many amenities here, and you will be surprised to find that for an “uninhabited” island, so many touristic attractions are available, including snorkeling.