Banana Bay Beach Zante
Banana Bay Beach Zante

Greece is renowned for its stunning beaches and picturesque landscapes. With over 16,000 beaches spread across 227 islands, it's a paradise for beach lovers. The diversity of the beaches – from pebbly shores to fine sand – makes Greece a must-visit destination. Discover more about the Introduction to Greek Islands.

Key Takeaways

Key PointDetail
Total Beaches 16,000+
Number of Greek Islands 227
Top 3 Beach Islands Crete, Santorini, Rhodes
Average Water Temperature (July) 22°C (72°F)
Average Water Temperature (January) 18°C (64°F)
Popular Beach Activities Swimming, Sunbathing, Snorkelling, Windsurfing
Number of Blue Flag Beaches 450+
Beach Bars and Restaurants 2,000+
Beach Hotels and Resorts 1,500+

Greek Islands

Popular Greek Islands for Beaches

Some Greek islands are particularly famous for their beautiful beaches:

Don't miss the scenic beauty of Zakynthos.


Beach Characteristics

Greek beaches offer a wide variety of characteristics:

  • Average Water Temperature
    • July: 22°C (72°F)
    • January: 18°C (64°F)
  • Beach Types
    • Blue Flag Beaches: 450+
    • Beaches with Fine White Sand: 1,500+
    • Beaches with Black Sand: 500+
    • Beaches with Pebbles: 5,000+
    • Beaches with Rocky Shores: 3,000+

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Dimensions and Amenities


  • Average Beach Length
    • Minimum: 100 meters (328 feet)
    • Maximum: 500 meters (1,640 feet)
  • Average Beach Width
    • Minimum: 10 meters (33 feet)
    • Maximum: 50 meters (164 feet)


  • Beach Bars and Restaurants: 2,000+
  • Beach Hotels and Resorts: 1,500+

Explore the Romantic Beaches for Couples in Zakynthos.


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Greek beaches have something to offer for everyone, from long stretches of fine sand to pebbly coves and rocky shores. Make sure to visit these awe-inspiring destinations and indulge in the exquisite landscape and warm waters.

Experience the serene beauty of Greece’s stunning beaches by visiting additional guides:

Whether you're sunbathing on a sandy shore or exploring rocky landscapes, Greek beaches promise an unforgettable experience. Happy travels!

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