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Top 6 Beaches in the Greek Islands

Choosing the best beaches in the Greek Islands is a daunting task; with thousands of unique beaches ranging from pristine white to inky black volcanic sand, the choice seems almost endless. The good news is that the sheer number of beaches means that whatever your preferences, you’re bound to find the right beach for you. Travel experts loveholidays.com have picked out their personal favourites guaranteed to satisfy even the pickiest beachgoers: Elafonisi, Crete A tiny speck of an islet off the south coast of Crete, Elafonisi – with its pink coral sand and crystal clear sea and lagoon – is consistently voted one of the Greek Island’s most breathtaking beaches. No longer a secret gem, the beach’s numbers swell in the summer – if you’re looking for more seclusion, head here in the shoulder seasons. Perissa Beach, Santorini Famed for its black sands, Perissa is one of Santorini’s best beaches. Prepare to be genuinely shocked when walking from the beach into the ocean - the velvety black sands of the beach disappear, leaving you standing on smooth volcanic rock. You can also hire a sunbed, take in the views and enjoy delicious Greek food at the laid-back beach bars. Paradise Beach, Mykonos Paradise Beach is best-known for its party atmosphere when the sun sets. During the day, there’s plenty of space to lie on the golden sands, soak up the sun and enjoy a delightfully refreshing dip in the crystal clear waters. It’s also removed from Mykonos’ main town, giving it a surprisingly relaxed atmosphere. Porto Katsiki, Lefkas Located on the thoroughly charming island of Lefkas, Porto Katsiki has dramatic cliffs, seriously blue waters and a lovely stretch of golden sand. The beach is perfect if you’re looking for a good combination of sun-lounging and water sports – with a geological background that is quite simply stunning. Anthony Quinn Bay, Rhodes Named after the late Mexican-American actor Anthony Quinn, this picture-perfect miniature bay, with its emerald waters, natural stone surfaces, and stunning underwater scenery, is very popular with young people (some sharp rocks make it unsafe for families with young children). The beach is a great place to soak up the sun and enjoy a spot of snorkelling, although it can get rather crowded in the summer months. Shipwreck Cove, Zakynthos One of the most spectacular beaches in the Greek Islands, Shipwreck Cove is also one of the most remote. Bounded by steep white cliffs, the beach can only be accessed by boat, with visitors bringing their own necessities (the beach has no facilities). The famous shipwreck ran ashore in 1980, and is one of the most photographed sights in Greece. article by  loveholidays.com