17 Breathtaking Beaches in Greece To Explore

Woman tourist in Zakynthos, Greece admiring the Navagio shipwreck beach

There’s many of beaches in Greece that you probably had no idea about. Greece is a beautiful country but unfortunately, has fallen on some hard times during the last ten years. Their economic and financial crisis has strained the country. One thing that remains pure and untouched is the love for the beaches of Greece. Thousands of tourists a year head to the beaches of Greece to enjoy a relaxing vacation. Greece and its surrounding islands encompass pleasure and tranquility through the beaches and clear waters. There are many activities to partake in depending on the beach you are on. If you are thinking of visiting Greece and its beautiful beaches, read the list below for the most breathtaking beaches of the country.

1. Perissa Beach, Santorini

This amazing beach does not have a sandy beach but tiny pebbles that line the shore. This beach is a perfect place to bring your family and friends. The water is spectacular and perfect for swimming.

2. Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia

This beach is among the most photographed beach in the world. The reason behind this is fairly simple, the breathtaking view of the open sea melts your heart. The island of Kefalonia is home to other great beaches, but Myrtos Beach in Greece takes the cake. 

3. Kopriva Beach, Rhodes


Romance is in the air when you visit Kopriva beach. This secluded beach is nestled between huge rocks which make it a great spot to hide away from the packed beaches along Rhodes. Grab a couple of beach chairs and lay out on the pebbly beach of Kopriva.

4. Voutoumi, Antipaxos

The mixture of a white sandy beach and little pebbles make this beach a hit with tourists and locals. You can check out the local restaurants for some of the most authentic Greek dishes on this island.

5. Super Paradise Beach, Mykonos


Mykonos is known as party central among the younger crowds. The Super Paradise beach has a great atmosphere for sunbathing, dancing and partying. The water of the Aegean Sea is transparent enough that you can spot the little fish that swim in the water.

6. Simos Beach, Elafonissos  

Pack your camping gear and head out to the Simos Beach. This beach is perfectly split into two parts for camping lovers and beach goers. But who says you can only have one or the other? You can enjoy sunbathing and swimming during the day and a nice campfire at night.

7. Plaka Beach, Naxos

If you are looking to relax in a quiet beach location, then your top pick should be the Plaka beach. This beach has soft, gorgeous sand that molds your footprint as you step in sand. The quietness of the beach is great for locals and tourists to unravel from the busy adventures of the day.

8. Hiliadou, Evia

Less than three hours away from the amazing city of Athens is the beach of Hiliadou. This secluded b each is the perfect place to strip down to your birthday suit. Make sure that children do not accompany you on this beach trip to Hiliadou. This nudist beach allows people to feel free and at peace in the crystal blue water.

9. Frangokastello Beach, Chania

This beach is one of three beaches that surrounds this area. This beach is a perfect place for families to enjoy a fun beach day. You can rent umbrellas and lounge chairs for a better experience on this pebbly beach. The small pebbles on the seabed can be rough on your feet, so bring some swim shoes. The crystal clear water is shallow enough for non-swimmers to dip their feet into. 

10. Shipwreck Bay Beach, Zakynthos

As you walk on the beach of Shipwreck Bay, you will notice that the name of the beach is not a coincidence. Many years ago, a ship ran aground on this beautiful beach, but it has remained untouched since then. The picturesque cliffs and blue-green water make this beach a perfect spot for an Instagram picture.

11. Sarakiniko Beach, Milos

The gray, white rocks of this splendid beach add character to this charming beach. The greenish water of the Aegean Sea turns into a turquoise color the further out to sea you swim. The volcanic rocks that surround this beach have taken shape thanks to the waves of the sea.

12. Hovolo, Skopelos

This gorgeous beach is a spot that you can find real tranquility and solitude. The turquoise waters splash the rock formations in the ocean. The rolling green hills that serve as a backdrop of this beach are spectacular to admire.

13. Achlia Beach, Crete

The Libyan Sea is located on the shores of this beaches. The crystal clear water is a perfect place to go snorkeling and swimming in. You can rent lounge chairs and beach umbrellas to add to your perfect beach day. If you get hungry or thirsty, there are small bars and restaurants that serve food and drinks.

14. Kamári, Santorini

The gray volcanic sand of the Kamári beach serves as a perfect contrast to the turquoise color of the sea. On any given day, you can find this beach packed with families, friends, and singles. This beach has beach bars in which you order a tasty drink and a sandwich.

15. Orkos, Kia

If you are a fan of hiking, the nearby trails of Orkos have been restored for hikers to take a trip up the mountain. Once you have finished hiking the mountain side, then Orkos is the perfect place to strip down to your swimsuit and refresh your body in the warm sea.

16. Xi Beach, Cephalonia

This lively beach has many water activities to engage in. You can rent a paddle boat, go swimming, and snorkeling at this beach. The rustic color of the beach sand is remarkable and one of a kind. Live music sometimes accompanies the beach goers of Xi beach.

17. Eglina Beach, Cephalonia

Eglina is one of the beaches in Greece that is located in Cephalonia, and it is the perfect place to watch the sun go down. This beach is quieter than its surrounding beaches. It is a great place to spend time with family and children.

Written by Rachel Pearson

Rachel reports on a wide range of topics from the United States and around the world. She keeps a close eye on the rapidly pour in of new headlines to get the best research and sources possible.

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