THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES OF GREECE

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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 as of May 14, 2021:

  • All EU, EEA and Schengen countries
  • Australia
  • Bahrain
  • Belarus
  • Canada
  • China
  • Israel
  • Kuwait
  • New Zealand
  • North Macedonia
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • UAE
  • UK
  • Ukraine
  • USA

SMS permission for Greek citizens to leave their home has been lifted, travel between regions is now permitted, and many services and businesses have reopened, including:

Now:

  • Beaches
  • Outdoor dining from 5 am to 11 pm
  • Indoor dining for hotel guests
  • Zoos with social distancing
  • Tour buses at 85% capacity
  • Public transport at 65% capacity
  • Outdoor museums, archaeological sites
  • Travel in between regions is allowed
  • Less restrictions and longer hours for retail shops
  • Casinos
  • Cruise ship travel

Soon:

  • May 21: Open air cinemas at 75% capacity
  • May 28: Live events like concerts and plays may be held in outdoor venues at 50% capacity
  • May 31: Gyms and wellness spas
  • Once 50% of Greeks are vaccinated: Indoor dining, Greek festivals, and Trade-shows.

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:

KARPATHOS

MYRTOS BEACH, KEFALONIA

EGREMNI BEACH, LEFKADA

 

PORTOKATSIKI, LEFKADA

NAVAGIO BEACH, ZAKYNTHOS

KAVOUROTRIPES BEACH. HALKIDIKI

SALIARA (MARBLE) BEACH, THASSOS

PLAKA, NAXOS

SIMOS BEACH, ELAFONISOS

ELAFONISSI BEACH, CRETE

 

ESPERIDES BEACH, SKIATHOS

SEYCHELLES BEACH, IKARIA

SUPER PARADISE BEACH, MYKONOS

TZAMARIA BEACH, IOS

 

 

 

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