What do you think of when you picture Greek Island beaches? To me, it’s always too difficult to visualize because there is a huge variety in their make-up, just like the islands themselves. I have no trouble, however, seeing myself on a sailing boat hopping around the Med, stopping off at the best Greek Island beaches. Sometimes I will choose a secluded one with no road access to let free my inner castaway, other times it will be a party beach where the waft of olive oil, fresh fish, lemon and rosemary mixes with the smell of suntan oil and fruity cocktails. It’s easy to dream so have a look at these real Greek Island beaches to visit, to make those dreams a reality.
1. Red Beach, Santorini
A famous romantic destination, Santorini has some of the most unique Greek Island beaches. If you like rugged romance you can’t beat Red Beach. So named for the soaring red lave cliffs that drop into the clear azure sea and the red and black volcanic sand, Red Beach is about a 10 minute walk from the popular tourist destination of Akrotiri. It’s a one of a kind destination. Not the best place for swimming, but snorkeling is good and it’s a fabulous place for sitting with a loved one to catch the sunset.