1. Elafonisi Beach, Crete
Located in Elafonsi in Southwest Crete, Elafonisi Beach is truly spectacular. The striking pink and white sand and crystal clear waters makes this exotic beach perfect for swimmers of all ages. Life guards are always on duty and umbrellas are available to rent to stay cool in the Mediterranean sun.
2. Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Bay), Zakynthos
This secluded Beach is the highlight to any travelers trip to Zakynthos. Situated between limestone cliffs the beach is only accessible by boat. Visitors will be able to see the shipwreck ruins, perfect clear waters and even try giving BASE jumping a go from the cliffs above.
3. Mytros Beach, Kefalonia
Surrounded by steep mountains and tall cliffs Mytros Beach has been voted best beach in Greece 12 times. What looks like sand is actually bright white pebbles making this beach one of the most surprising in Greece. For those who enjoy the sun, Mytros Beach is the place to be as there is little to no shade, however umbrellas can be rented for a small fee.
4. Red Beach, Santorini
One of the most scenic and interesting beaches on the island, the red and black volcanic sand makes this beach one of the most photogenic sites. Enclosed by steep red hills and deep blue waters this scenery is unlike anywhere in the world. Although small and very crowded in peak season, this unique landscape is not to be missed.
5. Koukounaries Beach, Skiathos
Clear waters and soft sand surrounded by pine forests make Koukounaries Beach a popular destination for both tourists and locals. Swimming, boating and horse back riding are just a few of the activities for tourists to do. The beach also offers a number of dining options from casual meals on the beach to elegant resorts nearby.
6. Porto Katsiki, Lefkada
Porto Katsiki is listed as one of Europe's best beaches each year because of its fascinating landscapes and golden sand. Lush vegetation and abrupt white cliffs surround the stunning waters creating one of the most idyllic settings in the world. Umbrellas and sunbeds provide the perfect spot for sunbathing and relaxation.
7. Lindos Beach, Rhodes
Also referred to as Pallas Beach, this beach has more to offer than just sand and sea. Travelers can see a 4th century temple or visit the hillside settlement of Lindos, tasting the local cuisines and visiting authentic shops. Canoes and paddle boats are also popular and available to hire.
8. Elia Beach, Mykonos
Elia Beach is the longest in Mykonos and offers a wide range of bars, local restaurants and taverns. Water sports such as windsurfing, water skiing and parasailing are very popular among tourists. Rocky surroundings and deep waters also makes this a favorable spot for snorkeling and diving.
9. Stafilos Beach, Skopelos
The closest beach to Skopelos town and the most popular, Stafylos beach is in a beautiful pine bay and is a great place for swimming and snorkeling. One half of the beach offers a beach bar and sun beds for tourists to relax while the other remains completely unspoiled.
10. Balos Lagoon, Crete
Sandwiched between Crete and the small island of Imeri Gramvousa, Balos Lagoon is one of Crete's most beautiful beaches. The shallow warm waters and crisp white sand make this the most photographed beach in Greece. The lagoon is also a protected area and home to an array of flora and fauna.