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Top Beaches in Greece

Beaching through Mykonos, Santorini, Crete to Rhodes

So you want to go to Greece. Why? For the delicious food, the wonderful people and timeless history? And, and of course, Greek beaches. Greece has hundreds of beaches – each of them spectacular in their own way – if, for nothing else, it’s Greece! Where better to soak up some sun? Nestled close to the ever-alluring, impossibly clear blue Mediterranean Sea.

Panormos Beach, MykonosWhat kind of beach-goer are you? A toes-in-the-golden-sand beach person, a crowded, party-beach person, a quiet romantic cove seeker, just-want-to-be-close-to-the-water beach seeker or a stunning-beach-view person? Or maybe you’re a cooler, beach umbrella and full prep beach goer, a walk-the-shoreline bikini strutter, or someone who just-wants-to-shed-it-all-and-let-the-sun-kiss-you-all-over kinda naked beach lover?

GoGirlfriend personally visited each of these beaches on our 5 island Greek tour and we’ve got the must-visit highlights.

GoGirlfriend’s Top Faves ~ Greek Beaches

Red Beach, SantoriniBeaches with the best views

  1. Red Beach, Santorini
  2. Elia Beach, Mykonos
  3. Tsambika Beach, Rhodes

Beaches with the best amenities and services

  1. Paradise Beach, Mykonos
  2. Faliraki Beach, Rhodes
  3. Perivolos Beach, Santorini

Longest stretches of beach

  1. Black Beach, SantoriniFaliraki Beach, Rhodes – 5km long, fine pebble sand
  2. Perivolos Beach, Santorini – 3km, black sand beach
  3. Panormos Beach, Mykonos – 1.5km, sandy & secluded

Most stunning unique beach features

  1. Red Beach, Santorini – red volcanic cone pebbles
  2. White Beach, Santorini -  black & white volcanic pebbles
  3. Tsambika Beach, Rhodes – stunning dunes and rocks

Best nudist beaches

  1. Tsambika Beach, RhodesTsambika Beach, Rhodes
  2. Faliraki Nude Beach (Mandomata), Rhodes
  3. Panormos Beach, Mykonos

Let’s be honest. It’s hard to find a bad beach in Greece – almost every stretch of soft sand, pebbly rock, or outright slab of granite seems to awaken our mammalian reflex to bake our bones close to the cool of the water. Elia Beach, MykonosVisiting the beautiful islands of Greece within the tropical Mediterranean Sea allow a smorgasbord of opportunities to simply relax, soak up the sun or cool of in the azure seas. Rinse and repeat.

Take a trip through our Greek adventures with amazing sights, sounds and tastes from:

We’d love to know if there are any Greek beaches you fell in love with or should be considered by others traveling to the Greek Isles. Drop a comment below or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter!

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