The strong white volcanic rock formations of Sarakiniko can trick you into believing that you’ve landed on the Moon in romantic Milos.
To the west, the colorful ionic islands are celebrated for their dry turquoise seas and for their sandy and steep coastlines. The poster child of Zakynthos Navagio Beach features the spectacular cliffs that fall in the sand of a shipwreck.
Corfu, one of the Ionian’s most popular buckets and spades, is full of beautiful beaches surrounded by pine and fir woods. Glyfada is one of the most popular beaches on the west coast. Families enjoy it because of its large sunbeds and parasols, water activities, softly shelving sea bed and ready restaurants. The beach bar Pazuzu is also the hotspot for sunset celebrations, which draws foreign DJs and a large audience. It is a little more calm and shielded from the sporadic winds that blow from the Adriatic at the northern end of the beach.
Navagio (Shipwreck Beach), Zakynthos
In tens of thousands of Instagram posts, Bird’s eye view of Navagio, known also as the Shipwreck Beach, was starring. It is rightly considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches on Ionian Island of Zakynthos. A rusty ruin (in Greek “navagio”) lies partially buried in the sand surrounded by steeper rocks, and eerie teal waters wash up to the cough shore. Due to mechanical loss and foul weather in 1980, MV Panagiotis was on the remote bay in the north west of the island. If swimming, be alert, since sometimes currents can be quite strong.
Elafonisi Beach is a must-see as you explore Crete, Greece’s largest island, with its beautiful, white sand tinted pink at its shoreline due to millions of small seashells. It is in reality an island situated in a remote area, southwest of Chania, a shallow lagoon and a sandbar, isolated from the mainland. Elafonisi is stopped by the driver, which means that the summer months are hectic, particularly on the beach full of umbrella continental. Wade to the Islet via the lagoon, a preserved natural area where uncommon plants grow and lie down on the beach. The months to travel are nice in September and October because Elafonisi is much quieter.
Young revelers converge on the Med Party circuit of the Cycladic island of Ios in July and August. Even in summertime, room can be found on a broad sandy beach named Mylopota which is only a few minutes from the capital Hora. The beach is accessible by rail. Come in and relax in the cobalt waters of the Aegean on the sun lounger, order a cocktail from your beach bar. Water sports providers give tubing walks, windsurfing and water skiing if you are in mood for an adrenaline attack. Once dinner passes by, seek one of the restaurants on the beach such as Salt.
On Mykonos Cycladic island with sandy coastal waters and all facilities within a tourist area, Ornos is still a busy but laid-back, family-oriented beach. Sit down and count the motor yachts anchored in this well-secured area 2.1 miles south of Mykonos Port. Lay back on chaise longue. Young people can swim safely in gradually deep water. This is a good basis from which the remainder of the island can be discovered. There are a few hotels with easy access to the beach, trendy restaurants on the seaside, groceries, a pharmacy and a drug store and smart stores.
The great cliffs lead to the white shingle shores, which lead to the light sea from the royal blue to the lapis. Myrtos resort is Kefalonia’s Ionian Island’s most spectacular shore. If you are traveling, pull along the lane, as the stunning views from above you want to catch. Located in the northwest, it is a popular destination for couples, families and groups of friends who enjoy the dramatic sunset all day. Keep a close eye on the children as the waters temperature and tides will intensify rapidly. Beach bars offer food, and a few tavernas are in the immediate vicinity.
Anthony Quinn Bay, Rhodes
This is one of the most beautiful plays of the Rhodes Dodecanese Island and is named for Anthony Quinn who swam in the secret bay between himself and films’ The Arms of Navarone.’ Wild-flowering rocks emerge from sparkling water and pebbles populate the coast. Couples like the actor who purchased nearby land, but never received the titles, love Anthony quinn Bay in particular. The Northeast side of the beach means you will come up early to enjoy the sunshine. It’s still nice late afternoon and fewer beach visitors remain. Drinks and light meals are available in the sole bar-restaurant.