A total of 545 beaches in Greece were awarded the prestigious Blue Flag Award for 2021, placing the beautiful motherland in 2nd place among 49 countries. The Halkidiki Peninsula in Northern Greece, renowned for its golden sand and turquoise waters, swept most of the 545 awards, earning 155 flags, followed by Crete with more than 120.
Which beach is your favourite to visit in Greece? Are you going to Greece this summer? Greece is officially open to tourism as of May 15. Last year, the number of visitors to Greece plummeted by 78.2% to 7.4 million, from a record 34 million in 2019 BC (before Coronavirus). All travellers must present a negative PCR test or be vaccinated. Many Greek islands require travellers to be vaccinated and there is no quarantine for vaccinated travellers that arrive in Greece.
Countries allowed to travel to Greece:
- All EU, EEA and Schengen countries
- New Zealand
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
As of Monday July 5, 2021 adults in Greece heading to the Greek islands will have to provide one of the following:
A negative PCR test up to 72 hours ahead
A negative rapid test taken before 48 hours
A certificate of prior infection.
A certificate of vaccination
There are endless, stunningly beautiful beaches in Greece across the 667 inhabited islands throughout the Aegean sea. We have narrowed it down and have selected our favourite beaches below:
MYRTOS BEACH, KEFALONIA
EGREMNI BEACH, LEFKADA
NAVAGIO BEACH, ZAKYNTHOS
KAVOUROTRIPES BEACH. HALKIDIKI
SALIARA (MARBLE) BEACH, THASSOS
SIMOS BEACH, ELAFONISOS
ELAFONISSI BEACH, CRETE
ESPERIDES BEACH, SKIATHOS
SEYCHELLES BEACH, IKARIA
SUPER PARADISE BEACH, MYKONOS
TZAMARIA BEACH, IOS
Which beach is your favourite in Greece? Let us know in the comments below.