Greece, Top 5 Most Beautiful Beaches in the Country
There is no doubt that Greece has several absolutely breathtaking beaches. It attracts tourists from all over the world. Let's go together to the places where the waves wash the Greek shores at regular intervals.
We will start on the largest Greek island of Crete. Here is a completely unique beach of Elafonissi with pink sand. This beach is a real gem and rivals the beauty of the beaches of the Caribbean. Located on the west coast, it is ideal if you are staying nearby or renting a car. We traveled by car from Chania, which was 75 kilometers. The beach is quite large, so the influx of visitors in the summer months is quite well dispersed. It is usually quite windy here, but due to the fact that the beach is shallow, the water in the lagoon is especially suitable for families with small children. The most interesting thing is that the "beach" is an island and at low tide it becomes a peninsula, which can be easily reached on foot through a narrow tongue of sand.
The nearby island of Santorini is mostly not the main beach, but when you're here, visit the unique red beach. Red Beach owes its name to the surrounding reddish rocks. The beach is a narrow strip of coastline covered with dark volcanic sand and pebbles.
Greece has other treasures in the Ionian Sea. The most beautiful and at the same time the most famous beaches are considered to be Myrtos in Kefalonia, Navagio in Zakynthos and Porto Katsiki in Lefkada. Probably the most photographed beach in Greece, Myrtos has an azure water color and is made up of larger absolutely white pebbles. The beach in Navagio Bay is often nicknamed Shipwreck Beach, due to the huge shipwreck that has been "moored" here for more than 30 years.
Many guides are likely to tell you the adventurous story of a pirate ship that sank off the coast while smuggling cigarettes. The bay is set in majestic limestone cliffs, in some places it rises up to a height of 300 meters above the white sandy-pebble beach. The beach itself can only be reached by boat from the sea, there is no access by stairs. But where you can get up the stairs is the beach of Porto Katsiki on the island of Lefkada, which is a bit like the above mentioned beaches. It is lined with sandstone rocks and the mineral subsoil here gives the sea a unique azure color. As it is only 300 meters long, it is often crowded. The best time to visit her is in the morning.
Greece and its islands are located about 2-3 hours flight from the Czech Republic, so it is very easily accessible for us, and therefore you can visit these truly beautiful beaches. So which one do you choose first?
GPS: Santorini 36°24'02.7"N 25°28'37.2"E
Text: Veronika Kocmanová
Photos: Wikimedia Commons: Hartmut Inerle
Corfu (Kerkyra in Greek) is one of the smaller islands in the Mediterranean Sea. Most tourists come here with a clear destination - relax on the beach, gyros and tzatziki, ouzo and maybe one or two trips to the most interesting sights. This 60 km long island with a long and interesting history can offer much more.
Greek Kefalonia is the largest island in the Ionian Sea, located between Lefkada and Zakynthos. People come here mainly for beautiful beaches and peace, because it is not so touristy yet. The capital is Argostoli, which is also worth a visit. We stay in Lixouri and there is a ferry every 30 minutes between Lixouri and Argostoli. One trip costs less than 3 euros and takes 20 minutes.
For ancient Greece enthusiasts, visiting any other city is probably not a “duty”. After all, it is the most important Greek city-state and the center of Hellenic trade, art and politics. Today, the city is a busy metropolis, which has managed to preserve most of its historical legacy, so nothing prevents us from taking a walk where the new and the old mix.
Lefkada is said to be a pearl in the Ionian Sea and to have just the most beautiful beaches in all of Greece. The name Lefkada dates back to ancient Greece and was derived from the bright white cliffs at the southernmost tip of the island. And we will take a closer look at this gem together today.
This gem of Ionian Islands. It is known not only for beautiful beaches but also for its charming Greek countryside. You can enjoy it to the fullest on the island. Lefkada is situated south of Corfu and north of Cephalonia.
This time we decided to set off to explore towns and cities in Greece. Litochoro was one of our first stops. This "stone town" is situated close to the Olympic Mountains.
The island of Mykonos is not big, it has an area of only about 100 km². And so the ideal way to travel the whole island is to rent a scooter, motorbike or quad bike. In addition to a varied nightlife, Mykonos is famous for its rugged coastline with beautiful beaches and a very pleasant climate. Today we will go to explore some of its most famous beaches.
Wondering if you will end up heading out to sea? Would you like to fly to Crete? This island is so famous that we will not talk about it now. But while you're here, we know of a great day trip. That you don't want to walk around the sights in the awful heat? Be calm, this trip will absolutely captivate you. We set off to Chrissi Island.
Are you starting to plan where you will go on vacation when possible? And you don't just want to lie on the beach, but prefer an active holiday? Explore the Greek island of Corfu, a paradise for pedestrians and nature lovers. A two-hundred-kilometer-long trail awaits you into a landscape untouched by mass tourism, from the top of the highest mountain Pantokrator in the north, in the central part of the island through endlessly terraced hills of olive groves to sand dunes dotted with junipers and valleys full of oaks and chestnut trees in the south. island.
One of the most attractive places on Rhodos east coast is Lindos, a city built in the rock. It has a acropolis and the temple of Athena of Lindos. The knights of the order of Saint John built the greatest local landmark.
The green island of Thassos is situated in Eastern Macedonia. It is green because mountain peaks are covered by pine and olive groves. Its rocky shores are washed by the tranquil Aegean Sea. You will not find any airport or industrial zone. That makes the air here great. Thanks to the marble subsoil, one of the best marbles in the world is mined here.
An island with a history dating back to the early Stone Age was only discovered in the 1970s-80s. Today, it is a popular holiday destination not only for the mainland, Romanians, Bulgarians and the inhabitants of the former Yugoslavia, who are almost overwater here, but Thassos is stuck in the viewfinder to tourists beyond the borders of Europe. The most popular places include southern Limenaria and Potos.
Upon our visit to Litochoro, we moved several kilometers on. Our next stop was a typical Greek village with amazing nature, interesting architecture and amazing vistas.
We stay in the sunny country of Greece also this week. Today, we visit the most popular summer resort on the Olympic riviera – the town of Paralia. This sea resort is about 8 kilometers away from the capital of Pieria prefecture. Paralia is a great place to relax at and have fun.
Santorini (Thira in Greek language) is a relatively small part of the Cyclades archipelago, with a width of only 6 km and a length of just over 25 km. Its area, however, strongly balances the geographical and geological location of the island and its rich history. Situated 220 km from Athens and 110 km from Crete, Thira has always been an important and often necessary stop on the route between these major shopping centers. As a result, traces of the largest Minoan settlement outside Crete have been preserved on the island.
We end our journey across Greece on Skiathos, an island in the Aegean sea. It makes the Sporady archipelago together with the neighboring islands of Skopelos and Alonissos. If you like Mama Mia musical, this is a total must for you.
Thessaloniki or Thessaloniki is the 2nd largest Greek city after Athens. It was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1988, and to this day you can see and visit many buildings from the early Christian period and the Byzantine Empire. Due to its location, the city was of strategic importance in the past and is still very popular with tourists.
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