Five Greek beaches listed among the most beautiful beaches in Europe


This year’s rankings of the Most Beautiful Beaches in Europe assembled by the European Best Destinations (EBD) organization, have been revealed.

Based on the votes of 103,224 worldwide travelers from 116 countries, the 15 beaches selected range from secluded spots ideal for romantic getaways to popular destinations perfect for family adventures.

According to, Greece has five beaches on the list: Canal d’Amour, Porto Timoni, St Paul Bay, Porto Katsiki and Vai beach, making it the the most awarded country in this year’s ranking.

Canal d’ Amour Beach is one of the most famous ‘secret’ beaches in the village of Sidari on Corfu Island.

The beach is surrounded by unusual sandstone formations that make a long, narrow channel to which it owes its name.

Photo: Catherine Bailey

For the second time, Porto Timoni in Corfu rises to the rankings of the Best Beaches in Europe. It also appears as one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece.

Located in Corfu, one of the best-known Greek islands and among its greenest thanks to abundant winter rains, Porto Timoni “hides” in a secluded location and offers two beaches — one open to the sea, the other to a lagoon.

One of the most beautiful secret beaches in Greece, St Paul Bay beach in the Southeast of Rhodes, is one of the most popular beaches in the Greek island.

With crystal clear waters, protected from winds and waves and offering many amenities, it’s a lovely beach for families.

Located on the Ionian island of Lefkada, Porto Katsiki beach is also on the list of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. Known as the “goat beach” because in the past, the area was only accessible to goats, the only creatures able to climb the steep rocks. Today, paths and stairs allow travelers to to get to the beach, famed for its landscape and clear blue sea.

Vai (“palm,” in Greek) is a region of east Crete between Cape Sidero and Cape Plaka. The beautiful Vai beach of fine sand and pebbles is located at the far eastern tip of Crete. What makes this place unique is its luscious palm forest.





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