Best Beaches in Greece

Greece beaches
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Shipwreck Beach, Zante

Tucked away on Zante's north-western coast, this stunning beach is one of the most recognisable 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. The beach gained its name from a boat transporting illegal cigarettes in 1983, which was swallowed up by the water and shipwrecked. In the years that have passed sands have covered the boat, making this unique beach a must-visit if you’re in Zante.

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A trip to Shipwreck Beach wouldn’t be complete without exploring the shipwreck itself. Once you're on the beach, you're free to explore and take as many photos as you wish. You’ll also find a handful of cocktail bars in the area. Mojo Cocktail Bar offer a range of tasty drinks and live entertainment while Zeus Bar is popular with families due to the bouncy castle and selection of garden toys.

Watersports

Snorkelling, boating

Faliraki, Rhodes

A visit to Faliraki beach on the island of Rhodes is highly recommended. Stretched over 5 kilometres, the beach is found in the middle of a commercial resort and offers enough entertainment to keep you busy all day long. By day, visitors can laze under the sun on the comfortable sunbeds, test their nerves with the gruelling range of watersports on offer or even enjoy 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.

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What's Nearby?

There are plenty of places around the beach to enjoy a bite to eat including pizza restaurant La Falirala, which is just a short stroll away. Chaplin’s Beach Bar is a great place to sit and take in the sunset while enjoying a refreshing drink and if you want to carry on until the early hours, Liquid Night Club is less than a minute walk away. There are also a number of supermarkets in the area where you can pick up any essentials.

Watersports

Snorkelling, pedaloes, windsurfing, boating, jet-ski, waterskiing, banana boat, parasailing

Gouves Beach, Crete

Gouves beach in Crete is well developed and regularly proves a firm favourite with tourists. Conditions here are superb, from the white sand which covers the beach to the blue sea which offers 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 you fancy taking it easy, check out the superb choice of bars, shops and traditional Greek Tavernas lining the sand.

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If you’re hoping to grab some bargains while on your sunny escape, Gouves Shopping Centre should have what you need. You’ll also find Alios Cultural Gifts Store in the local area if you need to pick up anything before you head home. After the sun sets, head to Milena Dance Bar. The lively venue offers great views of the sea and also serves up some delicious cocktails. For a bite to eat, Taverna Zorbas offers some of the tastiest fresh fish on the island.

Watersports

Snorkelling, boating

Kardamena, Kos

Located on the western coast of Kos, you’ll find the tourist-friendly beach Kardamena. Stretching over 3km of soft white sand, the beach is the largest on the island and is an ideal spot for those lazy days under the sun. 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. A variety of watersports are on offer at the beach and the town centre is just a short walk away.

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Kardamena boasts its very own diving centre so if you’re a keen diver, this beach is perfect for you. There are also a number of bars and restaurants in the area for you to enjoy some refreshments including the popular sports bar Crossroads. For a taste of local life, head to Avli, a traditional Greek restaurant which serves a selection of homemade recipes. Starlight Club is a great place to enjoy a couple of drinks after dark and dance the night away.

Watersports

Pedaloes, snorkelling, boating, banana boats

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