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Greece Beaches - Guide To The Best Beaches In Greece

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Shipwreck Beach (Zante)

Tucked away on Zante’s north-western coast, this stunning beach is one of the most iconic across Europe. The only way to reach this picture-perfect cove is via taxi-boats, which leave regularly throughout the day from the neighbouring beach of Porto Vromi. Once you’ve arrived here though, it won’t take long to forget the journey. The smooth white sand which fills the cove is met by beautiful clear blue seas, which entice you in as they shimmer underneath the afternoon sunshine. The beach has gained its name from a boat transporting illegal cigarettes here in 1983, but was swallowed up by the water and shipwrecked. In the years that have passed sands have covered the boat and left an image of the boat emerging from them for all to see, making this unique beach a must-visit if you’re on the island.

 

Hotels

Mabely Grand Hotel – Spoil yourself at this extravagant hotel in Kambi, the perfect choice for a comforting break under the sun.

Tsilivi Beach Hotel – Found on the edge of the popular Tsilivi resort, this lively hotel caters for all of your holiday needs.

Macedonia – This quaint hotel found on the opposite side of Zante to the beach, offers an excellent value-for-money option.

 

Watersports

Snorkelling, Boating

 

Faliraki (Rhodes)

A visit to Faliraki beach on the island of Rhodes is sure to be an entertaining one, be it night or day. Stretched over 5 kilometres, the beach is found in the middle of this commercial resort and offers enough entertainment to keep you busy whatever your mood. By day visitors can laze under the sun on the comfortable sunbeds, test your nerves with the gruelling range of watersports on offer across the sea or even treat yourself to a spot of shopping around the beach. Then, once the lights go down and the music is turned up you can party away late into the night, or soak up the infectious atmosphere provided by the hordes of people who come to gather here.

 

Hotels

Faliraki Beach – This is the ideal hotel to enjoy the resort from thanks to its superb beachfront location, and array facilities for the whole family.

Rodos Sun – An excellent low-budget hotel found at the heart of the resort, allowing you to soak up the famous Faliraki atmosphere.

Sun Palace – A superb all-inclusive option situated close to the beach, the modern hotel recently underwent a beautiful renovation.

 

Watersports

Snorkelling, Pedaloes, Windsurfing, Boating, Jet-ski, Waterskiing, Banana Boat, Parasailing

 

Gouves Beach (Crete)

Gouves beach, which found on the largest of the Greek islands, is well developed and proves a firm favourite with tourists. Conditions here are superb, from the dusty white sand which drenches the beach to the wavy blue sea offering an exciting swimming experience. The strong wind which sweeps across the beach makes Gouves one of the best places to try your hand at watersports, and there is an extensive range on offer from surfing to sailing. If that’s not your thing though check out the superb choice of bars, shops and traditional Greek Tavernas lining the sand, all of which catering for whatever your needs. Sunbeds are also provided, with the iconic colourful parasols offering you some shade away for the glare of the bright Cretan sun.

 

Hotels

Aphrodite Beach Club – Ideally located right on the beaches golden sands, this recently refurbished hotel complex has everything you’ll need for an incredible holiday.

Rena Apartments – This family-run hotel provides a welcoming atmosphere, and a holiday experience you won’t forget.

Blue Aegean Apartments – Just 50m from the beach, these comfortable apartments come equip with all for facilities you’ll need to enjoy your break in the sun.

 

Watersports

Jet-ski, Banana boats, Pedaloes, Sailing, Windsurfing, Paragliding, Parascending, Water Skiing, Scuba Diving, Surfing, Snorkelling, Diving

 

Myrtiotissa (Corfu)

Once described by English writer Lawrence Darrell as the 'loveliest beach in the world', Myrtiotissa has a wild beauty about it. Found on the ever-popular island of Corfu, the beach sits in a bay formed on the western side of the island. Myrtiotissa is surrounded by imposing cliff faces which protect the beach, and at the top of these sits the Holy Monastery of Panaghi that once a year holds a legendary feast, which is highly recommended. Thousands will be drawn to the white sands of Myrtiotissa each year during the hectic tourist season, so you could feel crowded at times. However don’t let that put you off paying a visit to this exquisite beach. Although not officially a nudist area, there are sections of the beach where this tolerated.

 

Hotels

Aquis Pelakes Beach Hotel – This lavish hotel is just a short trip from the beaches magnificent golden sands, and a popular choice with young families.

Aqualand Resort – This new hotel in an excellent location opposite the Waterpark, makes an ideal base for young families.

Paradise Hotel – A quick hop across the island and you will reach the beach from this excellent low-budget hotel.

 

Watersports

None known

 

Kardamena (Kos)

Located on the western coast of Kos, you'll find the tourist friendly beach of Kardamena. Over three kilometres of soft white sand and jagged rocks, the beach is the largest on the island and is an ideal spot for those lazy days under the sun. Wide open spaces across the sand ensure you can find a quiet spot to hideaway on the comfortable sunbeds, and unwind in the peace and quiet. The emerald coloured waters can prove tricky to resist as they sparkle in the sun, and the calm swimming conditions make it safe for everyone to enjoy. If you're looking for abit more adventure though the beach does offer a variety of watersports, including the popular Banana Boats, and the town centre is just a short walk away offering all the amenities you could need.

 

Hotels

Sunny View Hotel – This quaint hotel tucked away in the undisturbed resort of Kardamena is found close to the beach, and provides some stunning views of the islands rocky coastline.

Akti Beach Club – If it’s a laid back break you’re seeking, then look no further than this excellent value-for-money hotel of the outskirts of the resort.

Mitsis Norida Beach Hotel – Situated on the beaches golden sands, this exceptional 5* hotel offers a luxury getaway for all the family.

 

Watersports

Pedaloes, Snorkelling, Boating, Banana Boat