5 best beaches in Greece

The Canadian newspaper «Times  Colonist» picks up top five Greek beaches.
The newspaper states:
With so many kilometres of coast line, Greece is blessed with a multitude of beaches so it’s hard to rank them, but here are five of the best.
1. Triopetras: Remote Triopetras, with its 30-metre-high sand dunes and magnificent sunsets, is considered by locals to be the most beautiful beach in west Crete (foto).
2. Perissa Beach: The black lava sand on Perissa Beach in Santorini is so hot that wood planks guide you to rows of chairs and umbrellas, yet the water is so clear and cool, it’s hard to believe that it is an ocean.
3. Red Beach: Set against a backdrop of red volcanic rock cliffs, it’s no wonder that breathtaking Red Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Santorini.
4. Kamari Beach: At Kamari Beach in Santorini, sit under an umbrella or in a boardwalk taverna and watch the daring cliff divers climb the sheer rock face at the far end of the black sandy beach and plunge into the crystal clear water.
5. Agios Nikolaos: Follow a narrow, rocky uphill/downhill footpath that hugs the mountainside, past “hippie huts” and eye-popping views, and the reward is Agios Nikolaos — an isolated beach on the island of Folegandros, with tamarind trees and sparkling blue water, that is surely Greece’s version of paradise.


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  • Nice try but wrong about the selection of beaches.Santorini and Agios Nikolaos in Eastern Crete are in fact famous ( among the visitors of Greek Islands) for having the worst(!) beaches in Greece.
    How about to compare the beaches presented in this article with the ones in Cephalonia, Zakynthos, or Lefkada ( Ionian islands), or Preveli and Chryssi in Crete , or so many others in Chalkidiki, in Mykonos, Paros etc…

  • born of the wind

    The folks doing business on and near Triopetra will be tickled pink to hear their house beach listed first among the top five in all of Greece. It’s one fine beach, two of them actually, west and east side. Greece has a multititude of fine beaches. Catch a flight somewhere, anywhere, and you’ll likely find the finest beach you’ve ever spread a beach towel on. If not, catch a local bus or, better yet, a ferry for somewhere else. Any of the islands in the Cyclades will do just fine.