7. Elafonisi, Crete

Wouldn’t you just love to be able to wade through shallow water at low tide to reach the beach of your dreams? Well, at Elafonisi you can do exactly that. Elafonisi is a protected nature reserve and it sits just 200 meters off the southwestern corner of Crete, the largest of all the Greek Islands. The southeastern shore of Elafonisi is rocky with tiny inlets but the beach area around the limpid green-blue waters of the lagoon is picture postcard perfect. The sand is white but in places it takes on a pinkish hue thanks to the millions of fragments of broken sea shells.

It was such a difficult task to pick just a few Greek Island beaches to share with you. I hope I have done justice to these little pockets of paradise that grace the Mediterranean. Have you been to any of the Greek Islands? Do you have a favorite?