Greece has developed a reputation for holding a selection of the most spectacular beaches in Europe, and the world. From golden swathes of shoreline to hidden coves, and even moon-like landscapes, there’s no limit to the choice of beach destinations during your next visit here.
And on both Santorini and Mykonos, you can expect an array of seafront splendors with glistening waters where you can feel the heat of the Mediterranean sunshine beating against your skin, which we’ve detailed below.
Due to Santorini being a volcanic landscape, its beaches are volcanic in nature meaning that they are truly diverse, geographically unique, and, therefore, intriguing.
As opposed to the quintessential swathes of sandy shores bordered by bright blue waters, Santorini is how to spectacular rock formations, pebbly shores, and colorful craggy coves due to its volcanic activity.
Red Beach is one of Santorini’s most famous beaches and is certainly the most eye-catching. As its name suggests, Red Beach is a striking red shoreline cut into Santorini’s coastal cliffs, with fine coarse red sands and black pebbles. Situated only a 20-minute drive from Fira in Akrotiri village, it’s on the list of Greece’s most photogenic beaches and it makes for a memorable day out.
Offering the real sun, sea, and sand experience to its beach-loving visitors, Mykonos is home to beaches by the bucket load, with some of the best on offer in the country found here. Most of Mykonos’ beaches are what most would envisage them to be – golden sands, tranquil blue waters, and parasols lining the shore, which makes it ideal for any and all people in search of the real deal when it comes to beach days out.
Super Paradise is one of Mykonos’ most famed, and favorite, beaches. Located only 7 kilometers south of Mykonos Town, it is slightly more difficult to reach compared to other Mykonos beaches, such as Paradise Beach but trust us, it is well worth the effort.
Bordered by a curving rocky coastline, its pale golden sands are lined with rows of parasols that overlook the glistening Adriatic waters. It’s a popular spot that, in peak season, can be particularly busy, and we’re not surprised given its picture-perfect setting. It is also renowned for its luxury beach bars and clubs, which, as the evening draws closer, you can gradually see coming to life with music beginning to blare for those looking for a fun start to any evening.
And if watersports and activities are on your list of things to do during your Greek vacation, Mykonos is one of the elite locations in Greece to do this. The beaches offer prime conditions for water sports, such as wakeboarding, jet skiing, and snorkeling, ticking this off you’re list if any of these take your fancy on a vacation.