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Greece's most beautiful beaches, envied even by Hawaii

21 July 2012 / 17:07:19  GRReporter
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Two amazing beaches on the island of Crete (, impress tourists - one is located in the northwest and the other in the southwestern part of the island. The first is Balos, which you can reach by boat from Kissamos or by car along a country road. Finally, you leave the car and walk on foot for a while. Once you see the beach, you will forget about everything - warm and shallow sea, crystal clear water and fine sand reminiscent of a beach on an exotic island in the Caribbean.

Elafonisi is located in the southwestern province of Chania. After a 100 metre walk in shallow sea, you will reach the beautiful beach of Elafonisi, with transparent clean water.

Kleftiko, Gerakas, Tsigrado (Milos Island)

Milos Island ( enjoys many beaches, all diverse and very beautiful. Two of the perhaps most beautiful ones are Kleftiko and Gerakas. They can be reached by boats, offering a tour round the island, or by private yacht. A typical rock in the sea and a cave with two entrances give Kleftiko its unique appearance, and the beautiful beach of Gerakas, with the white rock overhanging it and the green sea waters, impresses all tourists.

The famous Tsigrado is a small beach in the southern part of the island, next to the beach of Fyriplaka, with white sand and beautiful blue waters. It is well known both for its unique waters and for the difficult access to it.

Lia (Mykonos Island)

Mykonos Island ( may be famous in the whole world for it clubs and its nightlife, but it seems that its biggest advantage is the sea. The beach of Lia is a marvellous, organized beach, with umbrellas and sun-beds in the southeastern part of the island, and one of the least visited. The water is crystal clear and the sand is fine, rocks surround the beach on both sides.

Seychelles (Ikaria Island)

If you like tranquillity and exotic beaches, the island of Ikaria ( is your island, and Seychelles - your beach. The beach is located in a small bay, 25 kilometres southwest of Agios Kirykos. There is a small cave, and the sea is full of underwater caves. Its water is crystal clear and the sea bottom is amazing. The beach can be reached only through a small path that goes down from the main road and along the riverbed.

Ammouliani-Kavourotripes (Halkidiki)

Halkidiki peninsula ( is the summer paradise of northern Greece, offering a number of beautiful beaches. We chose to present Ammouliani, the only inhabited island of Halkidiki, which enchants every visitor. Transport connection is via a regular ferry service which runs from the opposite bank of Trypiti, as the journey lasts only 10 minutes. The island is an idyllic blend of fine, golden sand, blue-green sea, vegetation and large rocks.

Kavourotripes (meaning "Crab holes") on Sithonia, the middle arm of the Halkidiki Peninsula, is already quite a popular tourist destination and a lot of people go there, but the white sand and the rocks, together with the turquoise sea, keep making the landscape spectacular. It has a great beach bar, and a charming mermaid, hewn into the rock.

Lalariya (Skiathos Island)

Skiathos Island is known for its beach of Lalariya (, with its round pebbles, famous worldwide, which is located in the northeastern part of the island. Named after these white, almost round pebbles, which are called "lalariya" in local dialect and have been formed over millions of years from waves breaking with great force on the white cliffs of this steep and inaccessible shore. The beach can be reached by land and is not organized, and when a north wind is blowing, it is inaccessible.

Tags: beaches Greece islands vacation Zakynthos Mykonos Halkidiki
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