Top 10 beaches in Greece to swim in your next holidays

14.09.2021 Destinations

Here, at The Greek Villas, we take pride not only in being absolute connoisseurs of villa hospitality but also deep know-ers of Greece’s beauties. As such, we have compiled your must-read-and-follow list for the top 10 beaches whose waters you must swim this summer. And we could not but finish the proposal with the top luxury villas that can welcome you right after.

Scattered around all parts of Greece, popular and cosmopolitan or serene and secluded, behold and the journey begins!

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  1. Mykonos

…could not but be the first stop in this trajectory throughout Greece’s top coasts. Although quite difficult to choose as the island boasts dozens of stunning coasts, we vote for Kalafatis beach due to its powdery sand and large coast that offers both an organized part and a non-organized one. Emerald, crystal waters and the several watersports are also a plus!


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Villa Jennifer, perched on a cliff overlooking the mesmerizing bay of Kalafatis offering utter minimalism and tranquillity is one of the most sublime villas in Mykonos.

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  1. Paros

Following the splendour and glory of Mykonos, Paros is another favourite summer destination with countless beaches. We head to Santa Maria and we love this coast because of the amazing views to Naxos island. Its soft sandy coast and crystalline waters have made it of the most popular beaches on the island.


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Villa Diego, located a few minutes’ away, in Ambelas area. One of the largest villas in Paros, Villa Diego is the ideal choice for special events and endless fun with friends.


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  1. Milos

The ultimate beach-life island in the Cyclades, Milos offers innumerable options for swimming of untamed beauty. Secluded or popular, sandy or pebbled, days are never enough to explore all of its beaches. Our choice is Fyri Plaka, a long yet narrow coast, completely unorganized with a characteristic huge rock on its one side. Perfect for tranquillity and some breathtaking views of the setting sun, this is definite must-visit on the island.


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Villa Abbey is a majestic property of exquisite architecture that offers unobstructed, sweeping sea views and ample space for the large party.


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  1. Corfu

The queen of the Ionian Islands is naturally included in our list. A large, diverse island with intense contrasts and pristine beauty, Corfu features some of the best coasts in the Ionian. We suggest Avlaki beach, located on the north-eastern part, a coast relatively unknown to crowds that features fine white pebbles and emerald waters. The beach is encircled by lush green and offers both organized and free parts.


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Villa Adriana, located a few minutes north of Avlaki, is one of the most aristocratic villas in Corfu and offers utter privacy within its elegantly luxurious spaces and mesmerising exteriors.


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  1. Skiathos

The largest island of the Sporades and one of the most popular summer destinations for Greeks and foreigners alike, Skiathos is a beautiful island dotted with dozens of stunning beaches. Setting to explore the most unknown gems, we will guide you to the southernmost tip of the island and the beach of Diamantis. A small, tranquil cove surrounded by lushly vegetated dramatic cliffs that is often overlooked by tourists as it is accessed through a steep footpath. But the views and alluring essence of the coast will totally seduce you!


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Villa Earth, at the area of Kanapitsa, literally lost within a thick pine forest and boasts breathtaking sea views. A massive home of 475sq.m. interiors, this is one of the best villas in Skiathos


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  1. Zante

One of the most vibrant islands of the Ionian that attracts dozens of thousands of visitors each year, Zante offers multiple beach options for all preferences. Our favourite part of the island is the western part with Porto Limnionas being one of the top choices. Not actually a coast, more of a small bay surrounded by cliffs, where you will find sunbeds and umbrellas and enjoy the most refreshing emerald waters ever.


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Villa Veronica, found at Keri, offering panoramic views to the Ionian Sea and the southern coast of the island.


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  1. Lefkada

Another favourite in the Ionian Sea, Lefkada, is famed for its bright turquoise waters. Here, we would go for an outsider, the beach of Mikros Gialos at the southern part of the island. Mikros Gialos is a long and wide beach with white pebbles and turquoise waters offering both the comfort of an organized beach and the pristine beauty of a free coast.


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Villa Mint, one of the most private villas in Lefkada, perched at the rim of a verdant cliff, offering uninterrupted sea views and access to a small private beach at its foot.


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    1. Kefalonia

    The largest of the Ionian islands, Kefalonia, is also the synonym of beach life and one of the most favourite summer destinations. Laced with countless beaches, we would break the dilemmas by voting for Skala, one of the most stunning beaches on the island, found on its southernmost tip. Endless sand, awe-inspiring views and dense vegetation make Skala the most idyllic coast on the island.


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    Villa Lily is located only a few feet from the coast of Skala and consists in an imposing villa that lets the outside beauty flood in its interiors. This is by far the most exquisite of all villas in Kefalonia.


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    1. Crete

    A land blessed with all wonders, Crete could be the theme of a series of articles as it boasts thousands of beaches throughout its rugged coastline. If we are to choose one, we would head to its southern coast and, specifically, the eastern part. Here you will find the beach of Listis, a stunningly beautiful coast with crystal clear waters, sandy and pebbled coast and a few scattered rocks on its one side. Usually calm and uncrowded, this is a fine sample of the authentic Crete.


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    Villa Berry is one of the largest villas in Crete, accommodating up to 28 guests, in an exclusive beachfront spot.


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    1. Ios

    Closing the top 10 Greek beaches list and we could not leave Ios out. Just like all other destinations in this article, Ios boasts countless options for beach fun, but our top favourite is the island’s most precious gem, Mylopotas beach. One of the most visited beaches of Ios that consists in a bay of golden sand and turquoise waters, Mylopotas is also the place-to-be for endless partying and fun.


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    One of the most luxurious villas in Ios, Villa Clapham, is a minimal gem nestled within the rocky setting, boasting utter privacy and some sea views to die for.






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