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The Best Beaches of Greece

Super Paradise Beach Mykonos

Mykonos is famous for its beach culture that’ll help golden-up your tan. For the best beaches, head to the southern part of the island. These islands also have quaint fishing villages, seal watching opportunities, as well as an ancient language and culture.

Holiday resorts on other Greek islands are numerous and widespread, so that there is sure to be Greece package holidays that appeal to everyone, with just the right blend of nightlife, culture and relaxation. You will note that Palmyra Beach is ideally located for travelers who wish to broaden their knowledge of Greek culture and learn more about ancient Greek art and mythology. Hotel guests can commute easily to the Greek ancient sites of Athens to the Acropolis , to Cape Sounion, to museums and to other major historical sites. The alternating invaders, the peaceful settlers, and the country’s position at the crossroads between east and west, have all left their mark on the Greek cultural landscape. Archaeological sites abound in the country side, and museums in cities protect priceless artifacts from antiquity.

lefkada island, engremnoi beach,view from the stairsThere are an almost endless number of beach resorts in idyllic locations around the world. From the party beach resorts of Ibiza to the secluded beaches of the Greek Islands or the tourist hotspots of Malaga and the Playa de las Americas, there is a beach holiday suited to every beach lover. Though most of the beaches here are built up with resorts, they are gorgeous enough to attract visitors, some rich and famous, from around the world. On this relatively large island there are numerous small villages, some with relatively deserted beaches. There are many resorts and organized beaches along Crete’s north coast, with the less crowded options on the south and west side. Whichever island you choose to visit, there will be a wealth of beaches waiting for you.

Most resorts have private beaches beyond the public beach area and the water’s edge. Visitors staying in the resorts, apartments and beach clubs here enjoy a quieter beach experience. In the same time, many resorts offer all inclusive vacation packages, that are the best way to really enjoy relaxed beach holidays. Athens can be a good platform where from tourists can explore other regions of Greece like: Corinth, Epidaurus, Makedonia with its capital city Thessaloniki and Mycenae. The busiest and best-known beach resort on the island is Skala Eresou on the west coast which attracts a mixed bag of holiday hordes – from north European package holidaymakers and hippy types to archaeologists and lesbian groups. The three-kilometre sandy beach here comes a close second to Vatera and offers all manner of tourist facilities including seafront tavernas with wooden dining platforms by the water.

With more than 2,000 islands, ranging from tiny atolls to the veritable continent that is Crete, maritime Greece is unmatched for sheer variety. Beaches, history, walking, cycling, water sports, festivals, food ecology: chances are if you want it, they’ve got it. Style bars in Heraklion (Crete) can serve the locals such vegan beery delights as Chimay and Hoegaarden. Blessed by Mother Nature, Crete delights the senses with its fertile valleys, mountain peaks, sacred caves, and fresh local goat cheese, basil, figs, and wine. This is a great place to explore (by car) and relax for a week if you’re not interested in island hopping.

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