The Greek Islands’ Best Beaches
Lord Byron heaped praise on to the Greek Islands and for good reason, as the crystal clear waters, breath-taking coastlines and centuries of history set this part of the world apart from almost anywhere else. A sailing getaway wouldn’t be truly complete without the opportunity to lounge in style on picturesque beaches that almost look too beautiful to be real, and here are a few of our favourites.
Agios Ioannis Beach, Mykonos
Honestly, every beach in Mykonos is breathtakingly beautiful but this quiet and narrow stretch of sand captures the hearts of everyone who visits. An excellent spot for snorkelling, there are also two charming tavernas serving a variety of delicious Greek cuisine and refreshing drinks, and the views across the ocean are simply unbeatable.
Panagia Beach, Antiparos
Just a short distance away from this ultra-quiet patch of coastline is one of Antiparos’s busiest and most popular beaches, but you would never guess from the peaceful, relaxing atmosphere that will encourage you to truly clear your mind and forget about the outside world for a few hours. Large trees provide some shady areas to cool off in, with a local tavern serving a variety of traditional Greek dishes.
Kolymbithres Beach, Paros
Winning the award for the beach with the most interesting geology, this distinctive stretch of sand on the stunning island of Paros is a must-visit. The unmissable granite rock formations have been shaped over millions of years and will definitely bring a unique element to your beach experience.
Ios’s Coastline Will Capture Your Heart on Your Sailing Getaway
The shoreline of Ios is widely regarded as one of the very best places to swim in the whole of Greece, so it’s no surprise that this beautiful island is home to many renowned beaches. Lots of the island’s beaches, including Mylopotas and Gialos, are home to bustling bars and centres specialising in water sports activities for the adventurous amongst us, but there are also many secluded spots including Papa and Plakoto, which, even in the height of the summer season, don’t ever get overly crowded.