Where would you be able to discover more transcendent beaches per square mile than anyplace else on the planet? The answer is Greece, specifically the evergreen Ionian Islands. Whether it’s brilliant sand between your toes, sensational settings, a tough air or the most fabulously turquoise water you’ve ever longed for, one of the accompanying will absolutely tickle your beach towel.
Best A-lister: Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia
Around 30km from Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia, this peaceful portion of sugar-white rocks and apparently digitally embellished cobalt-blue water compensates the voyager with quiet and effortlessness; no humming plane skis here, only a basic booth to snatch a nibble and appreciate the perspective. It needn’t bother with Hollywood to give it fabulousness either (however Captain Corelli’s Mandolin obtained its great looks on film), for Myrtos has for quite some time been a standout amongst the most popular beaches in Greece. Yes, it might take a gently hair-raising 2km of fasteners to plunge to it from the mountain street, yet you’ll be happy you did. On the off chance that you have children, be watchful of the sharp racking of the beach into more profound water.
Where to eat: While there’s a lunch room on Myrtos Beach, it’s more important to bounce in the auto and head to Platanos, a delightful eatery that sits on beautiful Assos harbor and is praised for its new fixings.
Best-kept mystery: Voutoumi Beach, Antipaxi
You may have quite recently found the spot to meet your mermaid. Envision a beach bookended by blonde shakes, a dark green forest background, and cyan-shaded water tenderly lapping at your feet, and you’re drawing near to Voutoumi Beach. So humble and under the standard radar it is however, most voyagers miss it. It’s found on the verging on uninhabited island of Antipaxi (well, there’s around a hundred people on a truly bustling day!), itself a dessert of vineyards, wildflowers and indigo sounds. You’ll need to get a caique from sister island Paxi to achieve it; the last watercraft home is at 5pm (€7 return).
Where to eat: It’s somewhat of an ascend some progressions from Voutoumi Beach to Bella Vista (+30 26620 31766), however this eatery gains its name with superb perspectives of the straight underneath, and a standard menu of crisp fish and neighborhood admission (mains €10).
Best dramatization: Porto Katsiki, Lefkada
Frothy white steeds moving over water waters toward towering bluffs, the sucking sound of smaller than expected stones as the waves move once more into Poseidon’s naval force domain – welcome to Lefkada’s Porto Katsiki, one of the world’s top beaches. Natural, wind-blown and roughly delightful, it feels exceptional as though at any minute an ocean creature or god may blast to the surface. Your first perspective of this emotional triptych of sky, beach and sea will probably take your breath. Also, come late evening, the sun turns those quiet white precipices the shade of nectar, to coordinate the coppery-cleaned bodies underneath. To achieve it, walk a hundred stages through a lush entry and down the precipice.
Where to eat: If you don’t favor the cafe in the auto park, only 10 minutes’ stroll from the beach (specifically on the slope above) Bilvi is a decent spot for lunch (mains €8) with all the typical contenders from calamari to souvlaki.
Best to swim: Petani Beach, Kefalonia
A corkscrew street on the Paliki Peninsula drops vertiginously down onto a straight with such a capturing naval force and-turquoise composition that you could be excused for driving off the edge of the mountain. Make it to the base and you’ll locate a beautiful little beach with the finest white sand, and water so clear it looks as though the yachts which pull in for lunch are gliding. There are loungers for the sluggish and the sweet notes of bouzouki music for the tired; for those looking for mermaid epiphanies, the tenderly racking beach has probably the most enticingly clear water in Greece.
Where to eat: Erasmia taverna on Petani Beach has front-column dusk sees and a menu of newly got fish (mains €7).
Best for selfies: Navagio Beach, Zakynthos
You may get a feeling of history repeating itself on landing here, yet ask yourself: when was the last time you attracted up to a postcard-immaculate straight, with the strange stays of a corroded boat destroyed on its shore and encircled by limestone bluffs? More probable is that you’ve seen this most captured of Greek beaches on countless occasion pamphlets, for Navagio (Shipwreck) Beach on Zakynthos is really notorious. For a definitive voyager’s selfie take after the signs to the Agios Gergio Kremnao religious community, where a touch of survey stage gives onto the beach around 200m beneath. What’s more, on the off chance that you land after 3pm or at a young hour in the morning before a merry go round of journey water crafts arrive, unendingly ejecting travelers on the beach, you may have the spot to yourself.
Where to eat: There are no lunch rooms or tavernas on Navagio Beach (which is a large portion of its appeal); be that as it may, the watercraft which brought you here will give nourishment and beverages as a major aspect of the €15 bargain.
Best for families: Agios Spyridon Beach, Corfu
The prevalent resort of Paleokastritsa, thickly protected by backwoods of olive trees, tumbles photogenically down the mountain to its six little beaches. The highlight is the multicolored water lapping the sandy Agios Spyridon Beach – think peacock-plume greens and sapphire soul. Managed by the thirteenth century, slope Moni Theotokou and with a background of tavernas, it’s the ideal spot to swim and tumble on the fine sand of the kid amicable, tenderly racking beach. In the event that the children get exhausted, they can go on the adjacent yellow submarine, a glass-bottomed pontoon experience.
Where to eat: For a lunchtime gala of swordfish, flame broiled prawns and a nautical topic that could make Captain Jack Sparrow feel at home, look no more distant than the waterside Limani taverna, five minutes’ stroll from Agios Spyridon Beach.