Myrtos Beach Kefalonia
The natural beauty of Myrtos is the trademark of Kefalonia and one of the most photographed places in Greece. It is located between Assos and Argostoli, in a beautiful area around huge verdant hills. Vertical limestone cliffs surrounded by a forest of pine green, an 800m semi-circular beach .
From afar it’s certainly a stunning sight, with the electric-blue waters offset by what appears to be searing-white “sand” but it is white pebbles and the water is so bright it almost glows.
Beyond the serenity of the shimmering sea blues and greens, you can feel the immense power of nature everywhere.
While descending the beach, you will enjoy some amazing views from above Myrtos Beach.
At one end, there’s a small cave with its own little beach. The western coast of Myrtos offers spectacular sunset views.
Myrtos has been awarded many times for its cleanness and the natural beauty.
Balos Chania Crete
Balos beach is another of the most exotic beaches in Greece that’s considered one of the finest in the Mediteranean area. Balos lies in western Crete near Kissamos.
and 60 km north west of Chania Town, by the Gramvousa peninsula.
In this beach the sand glistens pink and white, the water combines the most dazzling shades of blue and green.
Opposite the beach, there is the rocky island Gramvoussa and on top of this island, there is a Venetian castle with gorgeous view to the region and the sea and adds a fairy-tale note to the scene.
The exotic greens and blues of the water, the sweeping sandbanks and backdrop of Cape Tigani, and all the wild beauty of a Natura 2000, protected area…
The wider area also offers shelter to the Mediterranean monk seal and the caretta caretta sea turtle.
Balos is a beach that has rightly become a landmark of Europe as much as it has of Crete.
Zakynthos Shipwreck or Navagio Bay
The beach of Navagio is the most famous beach of Zakynthos lying on the western side of the Ionian island, close to Anafotiria village.
It was initially called Agios Georgios but owes its new name to the shipwreck of a boat that transported illegal cigarettes, in 1983.
When the MV “Panagiotis” grounded on the sandy cove in northwest Zakynthos in 1980, no one could have predicted that one of Europe’s most iconic beaches would be born.
The vestiges of the ship can be seen in the middle of the large white sandy beach.
The water here often radiates impossible shades of blue, from the mineral deposits in the caves around the beach. Huge vertical cliffs of white rocks are surrounding the sand creating a unique
and enchanting image.To reach this paradise, one has to take a boat from the small port of Porto Vromi.
The colour of the sea and scale of the cliffs are what will blow you away.
Porto Katsiki Lefkada
Porto Katsiki is one of the main beach attractions of Lefkada and among the top beaches in Greece and in the Mediterranean. It is located 44 km southwest of the island’s capital and close to Athani village.
Porto Katsiki is simply irresistible for thousands of visitors around the world. With its gleaming white cliffs dropping sharply into azure waters, Lefkada’s Porto Katsiki is a spectacular sight. Porto Katsiki (‘port of the goats’) named for the goats which were previously its only inhabitants, it now attracts tourists as well as yachts.
The beach, at the foot of an enormous white cliff that turns orange with the sunset, has been voted one of the six best in the entire Mediterranean.
Abrupt white cliffs form a wild yet magnificent backdrop and a unique antithesis with the deep blue waters of the Ionian. Lush vegetation covers the surrounding area creating one of the most idyllic landscapes in the world.
Υou know you’ve arrived when you emerge from a winding and densely tree-lined road to be greeted by a staircase of around 100 steps, carved right into the rock face. At the bottom is a wildly beautiful beach, far longer than you imagined, and before you an unbroken sea view. There’s another stairway to a peninsula flanking the beach that’s not for the faint-hearted. But what a spot to enjoy the amazing sunset and the sight of the cliffs turning orange!
There’s a grandeur and beauty to Porto Katsiki’s cliff-face setting.
Red Beach Santorini
The red beach is arguably the most famous and beautiful beach of Santorini and one of the most colorful beaches worldwide. It is located in the area of Akrotiri and only some steps away from the ancient site of Akrotiri.
Red beach is a small beach with a unique view and the visitor can instead admire this unique landscape of red and black volcanic rocks. This stunning, surreal beach is backed by rust-and-fire colored cliffs, making it one of the most photogenic stretches of sand in the country. The weird color is due to the iron-rich rocks formed as a result of the volcanic eruption. No doubt it is a must-see destination which is worth seeing.
As you gradually get down to the beach you will be impressed by the different colorings of the cliffs.
The sea is usually calm even in windy days as the beach is in a cove.
Kolona Beach Kythnos
The beach of Kolona is basically a narrow strip of land that connects Kythnos to the islet of Agios Loukas. Kolona beach is unique due to the area’s geomorphological peculiarities. It is in fact a sandy bank of about 240 meters length.
Kolona beach is situated approximately 3 km to the west of Chora village
Kolona is reputed as one of the most beautiful beaches on Kythnos and has a great romantic vibe.
The beach is located in the homonymous bay, at the northwest section of the island, north of the harbor of Merichas and opposite the equally beautiful Apokrousi beach.
The beach has crystal clear blue waters and coarse golden sand. because of its location, it is protected on both sides from the wind thus attracting yacht owners,
On the western edge of the “sand column” at the islet, is the chapel of St. Luke. Going up the trail you can enjoy the panoramic views and capture images of the spectacular beach and bay.
Sarakiniko is Greece’s lunar landscape.
Named after the Saracen pirates who once used it as a hideout.
It is located along the coastal road east of Adamas, north-east of Milos. It is the most photographed spot of the island and is also considered as one of the most beautiful Greek beaches.
Milky white volcanic rocks as soft as chalk, sculpted into intriguing shapes by the wind and waves on the northern coast of Milos.
Sarakiniko Bay is a wild coastline with the contours and colours of the eroded volcanic ash, sandstone and pumice stone serving as a unique backdrop.
The entire landscape formed by the volcanic rocks doesn’t show any signs of vegetation and is coloured entirely in a bright white. This amazing scenery gives one the impression of standing on the surface of the moon.
Lalaria Beach Skiathos
The most spectacular beach on the Skiathos island is the isolated Lalaria, in the northeastern part, one of the most beautiful in Greece and one that made Skiathos famous.
At one end, the cliff extends into the sea, with a portal-like rock – the Tripia Petra – through which you can swim or kayak into another world.
The huge stone with the famous hole in the middle, the impressive cliffs that start from the top of the slope and end up back at the coast, round pebbles are all part of some unexplained nature phenomena of the area.
The north wind is falling furiously on the steep white cliffs that rise imposingly above the sea and thus creates, millions of years now, the famous round white pebbles “lalarias” which cover the whole beach.
Accessible only by sea, Lalaria is like no other beach on Skiathos. The wild setting is completely different to the greenery and lower-lying hills found elsewhere on the island.
The beach of Kolimbithres is one of the most famous beaches of Paros and is located in the huge bay of Naoussa.
Small sandy coves are lining one after another, constituting the beach of Kolimbithres (whose name means swimming pools),
This famous beach , has gorgeous blue-green water and smooth greyish rocks chiselled into phantasmagorical shapes and interspersed with delicious golden coves of varying sizes.
Kolymbithres beach lays 11 km away from Parikia and 4 km away from Naoussa.
Due to the fact that it is located in a large bay, waves are not an issue here. Therefore, it is one of many options if the weather is windy.
Kolymbithres is a blend of two main sandy beaches and artistic rocks between them. For a period of millions of years, wind and water sculpted those rocks to impressive shapes, this process continues even today.
Voidokoilia Beach Western Messinia, Peloponnese
The white sand that surrounds the delicious blue-green water is such a perfect semicircle.
The unspoiled environment behind it is yet another reason why this ranks among Greece’s top ten beaches.
Nowhere captures the majesty of nature quite like the iconic horseshoe-shaped beach and its accompanying saltwater lagoon in Messinia.
Approaching it on foot, Voidokilia captures your heart twice over – first as a saltwater lagoon included in the Natura 2000 network for protected biotopes, and then as an exotic paradise.
Voidokilia is one of the most important wetlands in Europe.
As well as the sweeping gold and blue of sand and sea, there’s Paliokastro (or Nestor’s Castle) gazing down at you from the hilltop in the distance.
Voidokilia Beach with its perfect sandy crescent and clear waters is presumed to be Homer’s “sandy Pylos” .
Follow the signs to Paleokastro and walk the lagoon-side track labelled “Nestor’s Cave”.
This magical beach in the Messinia region has ancient links and is one of the most picturesque settings in Greece.
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