Tourism has been the backbone of Greece, despite its problems. While sipping on a glass of wine as you laze in the sun may not feel like the way to kick-start an economy, in the case of Greece, it is.
Best Luxury beach: Costa Navarino
Costa Navarino is an emerging destination boasting world class resorts dotted with olive groves and fantastic views of the Ionian Sea. Located in Messeina, the western most part of this Mecca, this overlooked location has two golf courses and a number of spas. 90% of the land here is reserved for natural greenery, providing the absolute best place to wind down and soak up the sun.
Best Beach to Escape To: Vouliagmeni Beach
Vouliagmeni is 12 miles south of the capital. Athenian urbanites consider this the place to be and it is run by Greece’s National tourist Organization. It has tennis courts, volleyball pitches, self service restaurants, changing cabins and canoes. You will pay a fee to spend the day here though and it can get crowded during the weekends.
Best Beach for Romance: Arillas Beach
Arillas beach is in the far northwest corner of Corfu. It’s a 2 km long beach that is super quiet and ideal for an undisturbed afternoon stroll. Low key resorts dot the area and provide a small town charm that is in contrast to the commercialization found on other parts of the island. People flock to this beach in the evening to watch the sunset which is encased in green hills on one side and clear waters on the other.
Best party Beach: Paradise Beach
Mykonos is the only place in the world that knows how to combine nonstop partying and jaw dropping beauty at the same time. Night time is probably more important on paradise beach than day time is. Young and old let loose here each evening and every morning they come back to laze in the sun and sober up as they wait for nightfall and do it all over again.
Best Beach for Adventure: Red Beach
If you like something far from the usual, red beach in Santorini is where you should head out to. The sand here is brick red and more than intriguing. It’s very uncomfortable to sit on , so ensure you get a sun lounger
Bonus beach / Navagio Beach
A shipwreck decorates the bay of this white pebbled beach. The wreck can only be accessed by boat and the waters are very deep and very, very blue.
A stunning place of natural beauty, Greece is paradise for the tourist looking for a traditional sun and sand holiday. If you do get tired of lazing on the beach, the Islands are full of historical sites that you really should see and there are also free hiking trails and lots of free sights to visit. If this article has interested you, why not book online and save money on your next holiday to Greece!