15 Greek beaches to see in your life

Wanderlust warning: The following article by Vogue may wake up your inner traveler and inspire you to book a plane ticket as soon as possible.

Greece is known for its beautiful beaches with the white sand and the emerald waters. Don’t believe us? Scroll down to see for yourself.

1. Plaka, Agios Ioannis, Pelion

You don’t have to leave the mainland to see the best beaches on offer – this mainland treasure is at the south eastern part of Thessaly in central Greece.

Plaka Agios Ioannis Pelion

2. Egremni, Lefkada

If paradise was a colour, it could be the striking light blue of the water at Egremni Beach on the island of Lefkada. Connected to the mainland by a causeway, Lefkada is one of the few Greek islands that is accessible by car.

Egremni Lefkada

3. Agia Anna, Amorgos

Agia Anna (Saint Anna) became the most famous beach in Amorgos after featuring in French director Luc Besson’s 1988 film The Big Blue.

Agia Anna Amorgos

4. Polyaigos Island

Polyaigos Island is the largest uninhabited island in the Aegean. The name means ‘many goats’ and these are the only residents you’ll find here.

Polyaigos Island

5. Seychelles, Ikaria

Ikaria’s most beautiful beach is accessible via a 20-minute hike, and its striking aquamarine water and white rock formations are well worth the effort.

Seychelles Ikaria

6. Vrika, Antipaxos

This tiny island is the perfect little paradise for those seeking seclusion and relaxation.

Vrika Antipaxos

7. Myrtos, Kefalonia

Consistently voted as one of the best beaches in Greece, you’ll want to spend an entire day on this beautiful stretch of sand. Myrtos lies at the feet of two mountains, Agia Dynati and Kalon Oros, and is backed by steep limestone cliffs.

Myrtos Kefalonia

8. Vatera, Lesvos

Idyllic and unspoiled, Vatera is one of the longest beaches on the island. This is my local beach when I’m visiting family, and I have spent many memorable summers here.

Vatera Lesvos

9. Kleftiko, Milos

Accessible only by boat, Kleftiko is an old pirate’s hideout on the south-west of the island that is famous for its impressive rock formations.

Kleftiko Milos

10. Agios Sostis, Mykonos

The view from Kiki’s Tavern – where there’s no signage, reservations or telephone – makes this tiny taverna overlooking Agios Sostis Beach the place to be.

Agios Sostis Mykonos

11. Livadaki, Folegandros

This pebbly beach is a favourite due to the area’s abundant marine life.

Livadaki Folegandros

12. Porto Katsiki, Lefkada

The waters of Porto Katsiki are an incredible shade of iridescent blue thanks to its Ionian Sea locale.

Porto Katsiki Lefkada

13. Mouros, Amorgos

Amorgos has a wild and rugged beauty — to access the island’s beaches on foot means walking up and down rocky hills.

Mouros Amorgos

14. Galazio, Paxos

Access via boat, ‘Galazio’ in Greek means light blue, perfectly befitting for the magical colours of this secluded beach.

Galazio Paxos

15. Mylopotamos, Pelion

Sitting on the side of the Aegean Sea, this white pebbled beach is another reason to stay on the mainland.

Mylopotamos Pelion

 

 

Source Vogue
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