Best beaches in the world

Best beaches in the world

Greece retains the second spot in the inaugural 2018 Blue Flag Quality award list; a voluntary eco-label awarded to sustainable beaches across the world.

With a total of 534 Blue Flags awarded to Greek beaches, marinas and sustainable tourism boating operations this year it’s no surprise that Greece’s coastline is regularly featured on various lists naming the best beaches around the globe.

In a recent Flight Networks list rated by 1200 industry professionals, the following Greek beaches were celebrated:

First place Best Beach In The World: Navagio (Shipwreck) Beach on the island of Zakynthos.  This is the iconic beach, situated in a secluded cove and featuring the shipwreck of the Freightliner MV Panagiotis, is one of the most photographed and iconic images of Greece.

Second Best Untouched Beach: Agiofarago Beach on Crete. Access to the Agiofarago gorge takes approximately 30 minutes to treck but when you arrive at crystal clear water surrounded by breathtaking rocks you will stand in awe.

Other beaches receiving honorable mention were Crete’s Elafonissi beach (7th place) Santorini’s Red Beach (12th place) and Perissa Black Sand Beach (20th place), Sarakiniko Beach on Milos (21st place), St. Paul’s Bay on Rhodes (28th place), and Lalaria Beach on Skiathos (31st place).


FlightNetwork’s list, is shaped by over 1200 industry professionals (journalists, bloggers, travel agency professionals etc), is divided into ten categories: World’s Top 50 beaches, Untouched Beaches, City Beaches, Africa, Asia, Oceania, Central America & Caribbean, Europe, North America, and South America. Navagio Beach placed first in the World’s Best Beaches category, and naturally, in the Europe category.

Why Greece?

Greece Golden Visa most cost effective

Greece Golden Visa or Schengen Scheme is the most affordable entry into the EU.

Ranked the worlds top 20 countries to visit!

Its undoubtedly one of the worlds most sort after tourist destinations, ranking in the world’s top 20 countries.

Diversity of landscape

It’s a geographically appealing place to visit, with a mountainous mainland and idyllic island beaches.

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Greece named ‘One of the most hospitable countries in the world’ on Guest Review Awards 2018.

Greece is sunny!

Due to its geographical location, the overall climate in Greece is warm. Greece has 250 days of sun on average, with some islands recording 300 days of sun per year!

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Ikaria in Greece has been named a ‘blue zone’ as people have the longest lifespans in the world!

Best beaches in the world

Greece retains the second spot in the inaugural 2018 Blue Flag quality award list, a voluntary eco-label awarded to sustainable beaches across in the world.

Access to ancient cultural ruins

Athens is home to splendid monuments which are 1000’s of years old such as Temple of Olympian Zeus, The Parthenon, The Acropolis, Mount Olympus, and in Thessaloniki, you can visit he Byzantine city walls, the Heptapyrgion castle, the Ottoman White Tower, and many more.

Greek cuisine one of the healthiest in the world

The Greek diet is regarded as one of the healthiest in the world because it’s based largely around fruit and vegetables, wholegrains, fish, and a small amount of cheese and yoghurt. Non-meat protein sources in the form of beans and legumes such as fava, split peas, and lentils are also a popular staple, usually used in soups, stews and salads.

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Public healthcare system is completely free for residents (and very low cost for foreigners). The doctors and other staff in public hospitals are generally competent and experienced.

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As a visa holder Tertiary education at public universities in Greece is free. Greece has around 24 universities and 16 technical universities and most of them public*