The BEST Greek Beaches!

You've heard the rumours...beaches on the Greek Islands are some of the best in Europe! But don't just take our word for it, here are 6 Greek beaches the 'love heart face' emoji was literally made for!

Navagio Beach, Zakynthos

Navagio Beach, or affectionately referred to as ‘Shipwreck Beach’,  is a cove on the coast of Zakynthos that is accessible only via boat.

With sheer limestone cliffs creating an idyllic background to the crisp white sand and incredible aqua water, it is easy to see how Navagio Beach has become somewhat of a poster boy for the Greek Islands!

The beach and its shipwrecked freightliner attract tourists from all over the world, with dozens of boats descending on the cove daily.

Navagio Beach

Mylopotas Beach, Ios

It’s easy to forget there is more than pumping nightclubs, DJ’s and infamous pool parties on the island of Ios!

Although famous for its partying ways, Mylopotas Beach is also known for it’s array of incredible beaches and secluded bays.

You’ll find this impressive stretch of sand boasts lounges, umbrellas, volleyball nets and water sports for hire.

We guarantee a dip in these turquoise waters will be sure to cure any hangover lingering from the night before, however if you want to continue the party, you’ll find Far Out Beach Club toward the end of the beach where there is always something going on!

Gorgeous Mylopotas beach on Ios, Greece. #gogreece14

Ornos Beach, Mykonos

Located in the south of the island of Mykonos, Ornos Beach is the perfect place to relax and unwind!

Nestled into a sheltered bay, this beach is perfect for swimming, families and those that want to do a whole lot of nothing.

It’s hard to believe this beach is a mere 3 kilometers from Mykonos town with its relaxing vibe, turquoise water and fine white sand!

Like most beaches throughout the Mediterranean, there are umbrellas and lounges available for hire, as well as plenty of places to stop for a bite to eat or a drink along the waterfront.

Ornos Veach - Kivotos Luxury Boutique Hotel

Red Beach, Santorini

Leave your idea of long stretches of white sand behind and check out Red Beach!

Just a short stroll down from the historical site of Akrotiri (which is also worth a visit!) you’ll find arguably the most famous beach on the island of Santorini!

Red Beach’s unique coloring and imposing rock face looming over the tiny beach make for incredible photos and will leave you in awe of its ancient looking landscape!

The cliff face and bizarre mix of red and black volcanic rock make it a truly spectacular sight that is replicated in very few beaches throughout Europe.

The beach itself is quite small and often becomes crowded with tourists, particularly throughout the summer months.

There is a viewing platform for those who simply want to marvel at the impressive rocks and avoid fighting for their position on the beach, or for those who are a little more adventurous there is a makeshift path that leads down to the pebbly beach.

Snorkeling is a great activity at Red Beach due to the abundance of interesting rock formations found underneath the surface.

If sunbeds and umbrellas are more your idea of a relaxing afternoon, you’ll be able to hire these here also!


Paradise Beach, Mykonos

Just a stones throw away from Paradise Beach Club you’ll find the appropriately named Paradise Beach!

Laze on a sunbed, scrunch your toes in the fine yellow sand, hire a kayak or simply take a dip in the crystal clear water!

Party all night  and recover all day in idyllic surroundings at this beautiful beach!

Paradise Beach
Paradise Beach

Perissa Beach, Santorini

The unique Perissa Beach is a long stretch of volcanic black sand that stretches for an impressive 7 kilometers on the island of Santorini.

The unusual color of the sand isn’t the only thing attracting people to Perissa Beach, the large rocky outcrop is also a sight worth seeing in itself. There is a great range of restaurants and bars catering to backpackers and young travellers along the beach, so why not make a day trip out of it!

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