Being the beach experts, we reckon we know a thing or two about what makes a beach great. From the colour of the sand, facilities available and bars and restaurants in the surrounding area, we’ve whittled down the best beaches in Greece to make your next holiday even better.
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Navagio (Shipwreck) Beach, Zante
Can you really say that you’ve been to Zante if you haven’t visited Shipwreck Beach?! Tucked away on the island’s north-western coast, the only way to get to the beach is via taxi-boat; these leave regularly from the neighbouring beach of Porto Vromi. The beach gets its name from a boat that shipwrecked transporting illegal cigarettes back in 1983.
Due to the beach’s secluded location, the facilities at the beach are limited so it’s important to bring all necessities. At the same time, this beach offers a unique experience in that it is remote inaccessible on foot.
Watersports: Snorkelling, boating
Food & Drink: Mojo cocktail bar, Zeus Bar
Gouves Beach, Crete
A firm family favourite, Gouves Beach in Crete boasts white sands, calm waters and a number of small piers and marinas. The strong wind that sweeps across the beach also means that watersports are popular here and you can try your hand at everything from surfing to sailing.
Enjoy a refreshing drink at one of the many surrounding bars, or dance until the early hours at Milena Dance Bar.
Watersports: Snorkeling, boating
Food & Drink: Milena Dance Bar, Taverna Zorbas
Stretched over 5km, Faliraki beach is located right in the centre of the commercial resort of the same name. Sit back, relax and soak up the sun during the day on the comfortable sun loungers on offer, or if you’re feeling brave why not have a go at some watersports?
Once the sun sets, the beach transforms into a party paradise with a mix of neon lights, good music and a lively atmosphere.
Watersports: Snorkelling, pedaloes, windsurfing, boating, jet-ski, banana boat
Food & Drink: La Falirala, Chaplin’s Beach Bar, Liquid Night Club
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