Many say that a Greek island is a paradise where travelers must discover. 6000 as there are havens for exploring the waters of the Aegean Sea and the Ionian Sea since 6000 are the Greek islands that are there, of which only 227 are inhabited. This is a truly unique phenomenon for the European continent. Are divided into islands, known as the Dodecanese, Sporades, Iionians or the Cyclades. Think about which of them will be your destination. The landscapes of the Greek islands including their beaches are unforgettable: blue waters and infinite. Each island is different, each has its culture, art and customs. Whether you’re going down the shore or riding the waves in Greece, the beach is always a popular destination.
Many of these Greek beaches have been awarded the blue flag under the Blue Flags of Europe Program, providing not only swimming, but also scuba diving, snorkeling, water skiing, sailing and windsurfing. Determining what are the “best” beaches of Greece is obviously a subjective affair. Some beaches are well organized with sun beds, parasols, changing rooms, restaurants or bars, while others are very secluded and isolated. Some beaches offer clear water, some perfectly soft sand, while others are framed by incredible landscape.
The ideal climate, safe waters and small distances between ports and coasts, have made the Greek beaches extremely popular among Greek and foreign visitors. By visiting any of these spectacular destinations, you will most probably come back a fan of the Greek culture. In this fascinating country where the dry land meets the crystal blue waters, a plethora of wondeful and unique beaches, some with exotic golden sand, uniquely shaped landscapes combined with others that still carry their spectacular history, are meant to offer you unforgettable moments of joy and relaxation.
Lucky Chania has two lovely, clean, amenitied town beaches, 4km west at the end of a frequent urban bus line. They’re separated by a headland, with a third, westerly cape graced by the little Church of the Holy Apostles, which lends its name to the area. The easterly cove is smaller and crowded, but more protected from occasional surf; the second, universally known as “Iguana” after its quirky kantína and sunbed concession, is bigger and more exposed, but the thick sand shelves gently enough for kids, and the pristine water rates a Blue Flag.
On the island of Pano Koufonisia, along with the other attractions, are also beaches vying for your attention. Pori beach is a lovely walk from the Platia Pounda Beach and 3,5 km north east of Chora where one gets to see a lot of coves and rock formations. Probably the most popular beach of the Small Cyclades. Wild scenery, barren mountains, azure waters and white sand, as far as the eye can see. You will think you can drink the water!
In the Northeast part of the island of Milos, you will find the most photographed Aegean landscape: Sarakiniko. This moonscape is unique. The volcanic eroded Rocks penetrate into the emerald-colored sea creating small and big caves, whereas the lack of green (vegetation), in combination with the rocks’ white color and the intense reflection of the light create a landscape similar to the moon’s surface, thus making this experience unforgettable for all of its visitors.Sarakiniko, named after the Saracen pirates overlooks Sifnos and Kimolos and it is recommended you visit it when the wind is not north.
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