Greece and Beach go hand in hand.
The country has one of the LONGEST coastlines in the world with more than 11.000 islands and islets.
It is truly amazing; mesmerising and magical.
You want mountain beaches? We got it.
You want fine sandy ones? We got it as well.
You want pink sands and turquoise crystal clear waters? Greece has it!
i) Kedrodasos Beach in Southern East Crete
This beach has fine pure white sand dunes and juniper trees that go all the way down to the very coastline; the very name means Juniper Beach in greek. The entire beach and the forest that it is engulfed by is a Natura 2000 protected habitat as it is absolutely unique in the world.
There is a fine salty mist in the air with the trees offering that long sought after shade in the summer heat
The water… ah, the water is mesmerising with its crystal clear quality and bright almost neon like the cyan colour. It feels like an Instagram filter in real life.
What is more, the beach is nudist friendly so you can get that little something-something off your bucket list.
It is quite unknown even to the locals which shelter it from capitalization of its natural resources; I can attest to that Kedrodasos is 100%, as natural as you can possibly get; virgin and pure.
(Also, do not expect any kind of reception here, this is both a wildlife and a human life sanctuary, you can safely detox from those pesky office emails and you have an excuse to go with!
Porto Katsiki means the port of the ram and boy does that name makes it justice; while you will not find rams here (maybe one or two… ) this beach which is located inKefaloni
an island, a complex of islands in the Ionian sea is a beach like no other. It is literally located on a cliff with breathtaking views both from above and below.
Fear not, though, there is a safe path leading to the beach from the mountain up top; just be ready and wear your sneakers.
Once your reach the bottom you will be blown away by the tint of the blue the sea has. It is truly indescribable; the effect of this magical blue is due to the fact that the sand is not regular sand but limestone sand; this means that it is ultra white making the water ultramarine blue. You will never see such beautiful water ever again in your life.
The beach is quite popular though and I would suggest you pay a visit somewhere in early June or mid-September, and fear not for the water temperature, it never falls below 73 º F.
This mythical beach sits in the middle of the south coastline of the island of Crete and its formations are absolutely unique to Greece; they are the ONLY fjord’s you will find anywhere in Greece.
It is part of a hotel complex but access to the public is completely open. There are gorgeous saiz lounge chairs to relax upon while you drink your handcrafted (and cheap) cocktail from one of their award winning mixologists.
The water has more hues than you could count and it is so deep that it makes Kalypso a perfect diving spot both for snorkelling to view the amazing sea life and for a good old fashioned cannonball.
Do not worry if you are mesmerised by the beach as the very name Kalypso and the myth behind the beach is of the Greek mythology and of Odysseus when he arrived at her cave and was kept there for five years to be her immortal husband. Eventually, Zeus came through and ordered his release from her enchanting spells and breathtaking singing capabilities. Remember, Kalypso means to deceive in Greek; at this beach, you will not be deceived by anyone, only its natural beauty.
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