Santorini and Therasia. Lesser Cyclades. Kea with Gyaros and Makronisos. Kimolos with Polyaigos. Chalki with Alimnia. Karpathos and Saria.
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Asea ; Athens 29, 76; Delphi , ;? Georgios see Rotunda Ag. Elia combines the wonderful contrast of the barren rocky landscape of the Cyclades with the intense deep blue water of the Aegean. The sea deepens suddenly and the water is cold year round, making for a very cool swim.
The beach bar restaurant by the same name is luxuriously beautiful with corresponding Mykonos prices , as befits such a cosmopolitan destination. Fully-organized and tourist-focused without losing its charm, Agios Pavlos beach taking its name from the adjacent chapel of St. Paul is the go-to destination after a visit to the ancient Acropolis of Lindos in Rhodes.
You will feel refreshed after a dive in the crystal clear waters of the small protected cove. During high season, get here early to pick your preferred spot, or even better, come in the offseason. It is also recommended to book in advance for the beach restaurant on site. This picture-perfect beach feels out-of-this-world. The grey-white volcanic formations lava solidified with the passage of time create a stark contrast with the turquoise waters of the Aegean. The multiple caves of Kleftiko used to be pirate hideouts in the Middle Ages; today they are perfect for exploring, relaxing, and snorkeling.
They stay for a couple of hours to swim and take everything in before continuing on to other Milos sites. Achla is easily accessed by sea with daily boat rides that leave from the main town of Andros. However, when you arrive at the top of the cliff and glance across the pristine bay, paradise on earth will unveil in front of your eyes. Options for entertainment include a pristine beach, nature reserve with families of swans and other migratory birds, a small stream running through the middle of the beach, crystalline ocean waters, and a shady creek perfect for post-swim walks. The attractive verdant cove is close enough to the town of Rhodes about a minute drive to get really busy in the high season.
To make the most of your visit, come during the shoulder months or early in the day.
Then, the serenity of the bay, the clear waters, and the sandy spots are all yours to enjoy. If you are a snorkeling fan, bring your gear. The turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea, the fine white sand, and the steep rock beware of some minor landfall and landslide in places are revered by visitors.
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If you are adventurous, you can get here on foot leave the car where the accessible part of the road ends. It is a minute hike and a steep descent to the beach down some tricky sets of stairs which should be fully repaired by the end of Skiathos is another one of those Mamma Mia -favored filming locations—and the beauty is real. Next to a dense pine tree forest, Koukounaries takes its name from the pine cones that are abundant here. The beach offers a cute marina on the south side with black and white swans swimming in the water, sunbeds, water sports, and beach bars with reasonable prices.
The island of Karpathos has its own cult following among the rock climbing community and luckily it has maintained its unspoiled wilderness, as evidenced by Apella beach, where the dense forest extends all the way down to the crystal clear sea. Apella combines a fine pebbled beach with crystal turquoise waters, pine trees, and tamarisks, some natural shade and a bonus taverna further up the hill. The drive is somewhat challenging, about half an hour away from Pigadia, and there is also a bit of a walk after you leave the car, but there are also daily boats that visit this beach and others around the island.
Andros is a gorgeous Cycladic island with great nautical tradition a little bit off of the tourist trail. Locals will show you the way to this breathtaking beach. There are no amenities, but you will enjoy the impressive rock in the middle of the clear blue sea, which looks like it is suspended on air as it rises from the water. This pebbled beach overlooks quite possibly the greenest waters in the Aegean. The huge stone arch on the side of the beach creates an iconic setting for a refreshing swim. Lalaria is accessible by boat and only when the wind allows.
Its pebbles are perfectly formed, white and round, and their unique beauty is celebrated by their name: Lalarites. Kythnos is a favorite summer getaway for Athenians in the know, as it is a beautiful Cycladic Island only two hours away by boat from the port of Lavrion. Kolona is certainly the most photogenic beach on the island. It consists of two sides of a small peninsula connecting Kythnos with the tiny islet of Agios Loukas. The crystalline waters and the golden sand on both sides are well-protected from the strong summer winds.
There is a small taverna open during the summer months. There are many different coves to explore in Paleokastritsa , the cosmopolitan tourist resort on the island of Corfu. Surrounded by olive groves as well as pine and cypress trees, some coves offer fine sand, pebbles, beautiful rocky views, or full amenities like beach bars and tavernas. Some of the more secluded coves are easily accessible from the main beach with pedaloes, and there is a diving center on the main beach. The snorkeling here is pretty interesting too, as the waters are very clear and stay at refreshing temperatures year-round.
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As the rocky scenery clears, admire the part-pebbled, part-sandy stretch about 1 km from the top of the cliffs, then allow your eyes to be drawn to myriad hues of blue and green reflected on the sea. If you can, stay and watch the impressive sunset. Greece Travel Guide. Athens - Larnaka Athens - Larnaka. Thessaloniki - Larnaka Thessaloniki - Larnaka.
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