Ready to feel the pink sand between your toes? We’ve put together a list of Greece’s 9 most picturesque beaches, according to Bookers from all over the world.*
Agia Triada Beach in Thessaloniki
Agia Triada Beach
Not only is Agia Triada beach an idyllic location in its own right, it’s also a convenient starting point for exploring the area surrounding Thessaloniki. Energizing morning walks along the shore are followed by long, lazy afternoons exploring the nearby villages of Epanomi and Nea Michaniona. At night, Bookers can take the short trip into Thessaloniki or have dinner on their own private beach at the Angelbay Bungalows.
Elafonisi Beach in Chania
Golden sand, pink shells, and turquoise water make Elafonisi one of the most colorful, coastal destinations in Greece. With its unique palette and natural beauty, this Grecian paradise is becoming more and more popular with Bookers. The easiest way to get there is through the town of Kissamos, but many Bookers prefer to stay nearby at the bright and comfortable Elafonisi Resort.
Astir Vouliagmeni in Athens
Athenians are very spoiled when it comes to beaches – and Astir Vouliagmeni is by far the most glamorous of them all. With a daily entrance fee, locals can enjoy private villas, tennis courts and fine dining restaurants all over this gold and aquamarine beach. Bookers who want to make the most of this beautiful spot can stay in one of the on-site boutique hotels like Somewhere Vouliagmeni.
Perissa Black Sand Beach in Santorini
Perissa Black Sand Beach
The Perissa Black Sand Beach is a dramatic reminder that the island of Santorini was created by a volcanic eruption. While the cooled lava from the volcano gave Santorini both a red sand and a white sand beach, the black sand beach has significantly warmer water temperatures. Bookers can stay less than a 1-minute walk from this geological phenomenon at the Sunhaus.
Ladiko Beach in Kallithea
Ladiko Beach is a small bay located a 6-minute drive or 40-minute walk from the seaside resort of Faliraki. The bay, surrounded by unique gray cliffs and green grass, expands into the blue horizon. Bookers can watch boats floating offshore and let the calming beauty take over them. If you’re looking for great access to Ladiko Beach and Faliraki, try book a place between the two locations at the Astronomy Studios.
Kamari Beach in Santorini
Kamari Beach, another black sand beach in Santorini, is located next to Mesa Vouno – the second highest peak on the island. This non-volcanic mountain is also home to Ancient Thera, an ancient Greek city excavated in the 19th century. The city is open to Bookers, but remember – you might have a hard time leaving this pristine, black pebble beach. Give yourself a few days to explore this unique part of Greece’s past and book nearby at the Villa Gambas.
Agia Galini Beach in Rethymno
Agia Galini Beach
Agia Galini Beach is a popular spot for activities like jet skiing and windsurfing, but the beach’s topography has plenty of peaceful spots for anyone looking to work on their tan. The eastern end of the beach, bordered by the mouth of the Platis Potamos river, is perfect for freshwater swimming. The peaceful Kalliroe Apartments are only an 8-minute walk from the beach and are surrounded by olive and lemon trees.
Agios Prokopios Beach in Naxos
Agios Prokopios Beach
The south Aegean island of Naxos is the largest of the Cyclades Islands and one of the most diverse – with mountains, olive groves, forests, and cliffs. But it’s the island’s beaches that really draw travelers in. The long stretches of golden sand at Agios Prokopios Beach mean clear, calm swimming and protection from strong coastal winds. If you’re looking for somewhere to book, the Iliada Villas is only a 7-minute walk from the beach and offer breathtaking sea views.
Faliraki Beach in Rhodes
The resort town of Faliraki has beaches for every kind of Booker – from the family-friendly Faliraki Beach to the quiet bay of Kathara. You can’t beat water skiing and surfing against a backdrop of golden sand, turquoise sea and clear skies. Beachgoers who prefer admiring the scenery without getting their feet wet will find plenty of seafood restaurants and relaxing sun terraces. Treat yourself to a few nights at the Haven Beach vacation units, only a 1-minute walk from the sea.
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** The beaches above were the most highly-rated by Booking.com customers traveling to Greece.