Greece, a place with so many names (Hellenic republic, land of the Gods) is situated on the southern tip of the Balkan Peninsula, at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Greece is considered to be the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of “democracy”!
The land of the Gods provides the most beautiful beaches in the world. Their crystal water, deep blue sky, and hot sands can’t be forgotten and make you want to come back again to these beautiful inspiring and dreaming lands.
Everyone will fall in love with the clear water and the pink sands. Elafonisi is 75 km away from the city center Chania and you can go there every day by bus service, by car or even by boat.
Mylopotas is a seaside resort located on the island of Ios, in the Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea. Ios is a very popular destination in the summer because of the sun and the beautiful beaches. This is the place to go if you like snorkeling.
3. Plaka beach
Plaka is the largest island of the Cyclades. This is the really perfect place for swimming, thanks to the clear crystal water. You can also just enjoy the beach lying down under the umbrella that you can hire for a small price and enjoy staying on your chair with a fresh glass of your favourite drink.
4. Ornos beach
Ornos beach is known to be the most crowded and popular beach in Mykonos, 10 minutes by car or by bus from the center. Mykonos is part of the Cyclades, lying between Tinos, Syros, Paros, and Naxos. This is the famous family-friendly beach in Greece. The perfect place to go with your children and even with your grandparents. You can find plenty of tasty restaurants: don’t check your weight when you come back!
5. Red beach
If you want to be “out of place” and look like an explorer visiting another planet, you need to go to the Red Beach in Santorini. The beach sand is composed of black and red pulverized volcanic rock from the nearby Santorini caldera, an old volcano. Santorini is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km southeast of Greece’s mainland. The island was the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions which occurred about 3,600 years ago.
6. Perissa beach
Another side of the Santorini island is the Perissa beach. Over the centuries, the molten rock from various volcanic eruptions hardened and then eventually broke down due to erosion. This is the origin of this black sand. Perissa Beach is a great beach to lounge in the sun, swim, and to also do activities such as snorkeling or scuba diving. The black sand absorbs the heat, which means that you’ll need to wear your sandals while walking on it. Consider taking in the nightlife on the island, enjoying the sunset, and eating a great traditional meal at one of the many restaurants and tavernas that are nearby.