01/22/2015 02:32 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Most Beautiful Beaches in Greece

I've yet to visit the amazing country, and I'm hoping to visit in the fall this year. There's something just so romantic about the colors so prominent here - bright whites and deep blues, and outside of the cities so rich in history, the surrounding islands are usually home to the most beautiful beaches in the world.

So since it's freezing in most places around the world, I thought I'd share some warm wishes and feature some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece.

Myrtos Beach
Cephalonia, Ionian Islands

photo: worldfortravel

You can drive along the coast road and see one of the best views of Myrtos Beach, a mile and a half arc beach filled with brilliant round white pebbles.

Sarakiniko Beach in Milos

photo: revelandroam

Sarakiniko Beach is the most photographed landscape in the Aegean - the bright white rocks eroded over time and resemble the surface of the moon contrasted so beautifully against the turquoise of the surrounding waters.

photo: mcladdie

Voutoumi Beach in Antipaxoi

photo: pinkbirdflies

Take a sea-taxi from the port of Gaios in Paxos, and 15 minutes later you'll end up on Voutoumi Beach in Antipaxoi - a serene, white pebble beach with crystal clear waters. No one lives on the island, there are only a few restaurants available, and those restaurants only serve fish that they caught that day. Talk about an escape.

Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Zakynthos, Ionian Islands

photo: yachtingpower

The exposed cove beach, sometimes referred to as 'Smugglers Cove' is on the coast of Zakynthos in the Ionian Islands of Greece. It's been called 'shipwreck beach' since 1983, when the smuggler ship Panagiotis wrecked on the beach while transporting cigarettes. Navagio Beach is only accessible by boat, but the trip is definitely worth it - white sand, limestone cliffs and bright blue water.

photo: eweb4

Red Beach in Santorini

photo: thenationalherald

The iron-rich red rocks along the cliff tower above you while you sit on bright red sand at Red Beach. This beach is usually always crowded according to reviews, but snorkeling is something that is highly recommended because of the abundance of sea life in the surrounding waters.

photo: ekerikas


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