11 islands with endless sandy beaches!
If summer for you goes hand in hand with dipping your toes in the sand, squeezing pockets of drippy beach in your hands, and dusting specks of sand off your hair after you’re done working on your tan, you’re in luck. There are plenty of beautiful beaches on the Greek islands to choose from. To make it easy on you, we’ve picked 11 islands that are sure to make your next vacation to Greece, beachy, golden and sandy. Get ready to stroll on golden sun beaches that stretche for miles, watch your kids build sandcastles on the foreshore and feel your body slowly being covered with salty water as you walk inside the sea.
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Although the island of Andros is not often featured in tourist guides as a “beach island”, there is no shortage of beautiful beaches there! One in particular – the Golden Sand Beach – stands out for being exactly what its name implies: a dazzling beach with shimmering waters lined with fine golden sand! Sheltered from the island winds as it is located close to Gavrio, the island's capital, the Golden Sand Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the island. Other beautiful sandy beaches include Zorkos, Agios Petros and the secluded beach of Pyrgos.
Andros blue, sandy beach
Whether you prefer the freedom of camping or the charm of the Aegean blue-windowed hotels or rooms for rent, Antiparos won’t disappoint. Soros is the island’s most famous and longest stretching sandy beach with deep and clear waters. Naturally shaded, you can also rent sunbeds and umbrellas. You can get to Soros beach with the local bus that departs from the Chora.
Sandy beach in Antiparos island
There’s no place like Serifos when it comes to sandy beaches and we know it! Are you looking for the best sandy beach in Serifos? It’s hard to choose between Psili Ammos, Kalo Ampeli and Agios Sostis. They each have something super special to offer and unique beauties to discover. Discover the golden beaches of Serifos that are just waiting for you to explore by car, bike or by hiking on the island’s beautiful trails. Explore every one of the 72 beaches on the island and find the one that still feels like summer!
Sandy beach in Serifos
Looking for summer parties and non-stop nightlife? Ios boasts more than 30 beaches to help you escape from the pressures of everyday life, recharge and rejuvenate. The Mylopotas beach stretches for about 2 km, and you can find everything you need to keep you busy and happy: beach bars and water sports like water ski, tube, and snorkeling. Enjoy swimming into its mesmerizing blue waters and see it turn light aqua the deeper you get into the sea.
Cosmopolitan or secluded, nudist or family-friendly, discover a variety of beaches that the Cycladic islands offer and plan your vacations to fit your own unique style and personality! Book your ferry tickets at Letsferry.com and have them delivered at your home or pick them up at the port.
Ios cosmopolitan and sandy
Kefalonia is the greenest and largest of the Ionian islands! Make sure you rent a car if you want to move around easily and explore some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe! The reddish-brown sand of Xi Beach, also known as the "red beach", has high levels of clay with beneficial properties for the skin. Right across from Xi Beach, you can enjoy the twin beaches of Makris and Platis Gialos. Separated by just a few rocks, these beaches are known for their cool clean waters and velvety yellow sand. Super popular among locals and tourists, they feature beach bars and restaurants, colorful cocktails and lively parties. But, if you still prefer the isolation of a secluded beach, head towards the south of the island, to Kaminia Beach. Overlooking Zakynthos, the beach of Psili Ammos combines fine sand with warm and shallow waters, creating an ideal environment for the sheltering and reproduction of the loggerhead turtles Carretta-Carretta.
Kefalonia has one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe
Rethymnon beach stretches along for about 20 kilometers, starting from the Cretan metropolis of Rethymno, extending all the way east to Kambos and Skaleta. It is a very well-organized city beach that is close to all amenities of the city. The clear and shallow waters make it ideal for families and kids. In Chania, Falasarna Beach is one of the most popular beaches of the island. It is ideal for surfing (when the weather allows) and relaxing walks on its long sandy beach. Consisting of several consecutive beaches, it offers some spots with bars, sunbeds and umbrellas as well as other parts that are more pristine and secluded. A magical place you’ll fall in love with at first sight: the beach of Elafonisi, is one of the most exotic beaches in Greece and the Mediterranean, featuring fine pink sand and shallow turquoise blue waters.
Elafonisi, best beach in Crete
Preferred by jet-setters and recognized by people in every corner of the earth, the island of Mykonos can simply not be missed from the list of Greek islands with the best beaches. And for good reason! Elia beach is a long sandy beach fully equipped to please even the most demanding visitors. The unobstructed view of Naxos, its powdery fine sand and crystal-clear waters make it one of the best beaches of the island and one of Greece’s finest! It is organized and you can rent an umbrella and a sunbed, but there is plenty of space to enjoy the beach for free all day. Restaurants, beach bars, lifeguards and plenty of space for water sports such as parasailing guarantee safety and fun under the Greek sun.
Blue beaches in Mykonos
Most people come to Santorini for the views of the world-famous Caldera and the volcano that gave birth to this geophysical wonder. Who can deny the utmost pleasure of watching the sunset from an infinity pool in Oia or Imerovigli, allowing your gaze to wander deep into the horizon, where the sea, the sky and the setting sun all blur into one element! Still, Santorini also offers impressive beaches that are not to be missed. Kamari, the well-known volcanic black-sand beach and Perissa, have both been awarded with a Blue Flag and are well-organized. Sunbeds are available there at no cost, so you can enjoy the explosive energy of the island. Monolithos is the most popular family beach for good reason: its shallow waters, black sand, beach umbrellas that provide shade all day long, and the nearby playground make it a dream come true for the tiny tourists.
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Santorini beaches with shallow waters
Vatera is the largest beach on the island covering an area of approximately 10 km. Even during the peak tourist season, you can find spots where you can enjoy the peace and tranquility of nature and swim in its crystal clear waters. There are pockets that are well organized and include water sports, sunbeds, beach-front café-bars and tavernas. Chrousos is a beach that most tourists don’t know about so you definitely need to ask a local on how to get there. Its huge sandy beach forms part of a wider area that is protected by the Natura 2000 program.
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Crystal and clear waters in Lesvos
The largest island of the Cyclades is also the one with the nicest beaches. Sea caves, hidden coves and miles of white sandy beaches, some of them only known to the locals is what Naxos is known for. Starting from the Town of Naxos, our first recommendation is the dreamy Plaka Beach. Stretching over 4 kilometers long, Plaka is ideal for the tourist who’s looking for a secluded beach and wants to frolic, soaked up in sun and try cool cocktails. For those looking for a less popular option, Agiasssos, Mikri Vigla, Kastraki and Glyfada, are all wonderful choices, unless they get too windy … Last but not least, our favorite beach of Naxos, Agios Prokopios! No matter how crowded it can get, the long stretch of pebbles that make up Agios Prokopios and its shades of turquoise waters never go out of style!
Ideal beaches for every traveler
Blue Flag awarded Chrysi Akti, is the largest and one of the most beautiful beaches of the island. Sip your coffee, enjoy your cocktail and improve your windsurfing skills on windy days. You can easily get to Chrysi Akti by car or local bus. Other sandy beaches of Paros include Santa Maria, Krios, and the palm tree lined beach of Agia Irini.
A beautiful beach in Paros
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