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Greece is a member of EU, situated in south-east of Europe on the the Balkan Peninsula. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of mainland Greece, the Ionian Sea to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Greece has a very long coastline of 14.880 km due to a large number of islands such as the Dodecanese, the Cyclades, Crete and the Ionian Islands. Most of the coast of Greece is washed by the cleanest waters in Europe. 383 beaches and 5 marinas of Greece were awarded Blue Flag in 2005. The best beaches of Greece are located on Dodecanese islands, they received 44 awards, followed by the beaches of Halkidiki - 34 Blue Flags.
 
 

Best beaches of Greece

Chalkidiki

Corfu

Crete

Dodecanese islands

Chalkidiki beach

Corfu beach

Balos beach, Crete

Dodecanese islands

Euboea (Evia)

Loutraki

Mykonos

Peloponnese

Euboea/Evia beach

Loutraki beach

Mykonos beach

Peloponnese beach

 

 
Dodecanese are a group of 12 larger plus 150 smaller Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, off the southwest coast of Turkey, southward of the island of Samos and northeastward of the island of Crete. The islands have the safest and cleanest beaches in Greece according to the Foundation for Environmental Education which awarded 44 Blue Flags to Dodecanese provinces.
Thessaloniki is a popular summer beach resort with comfortable hotels, restaurants, bars and taverns, which offer traditional drinks and dishes, art exhibitions, theater performances and various festivals.
 
Thessaloniki coastline make it possible for bathers to enjoy an infinite number of different places to swim, all of them lapped by warm, crystal clear water. The best beaches are: Agia Triada, Aretsou, Asprovalta, Perea, Nei Epivates, Nea Mihaniona and Epanomi.
 
Chalkidiki is located in the northern part of the Aegean Sea to the south-east of Thessaloniki and its shape resembles a trident. These three "fingers"-peninsulas are Kassandra, Sithonia and Athos.
 
The beaches of Halkidiki are one of the cleanest and developed in Greece. Almost all the beaches and resorts of Chalkidiki create excellent conditions for water entertainment as windsurfing, scuba diving and other.
 
Loutraki. The most famous and popular resort in southern Greece, is located on the shore of the Gulf of Corinth, 80 km from Athens. This resort town, which stretches for 3 km along the sea, with its beautiful waterfront offers a variety of tavernas, bars and discos. Loutraki is famous for its mineral waters, where you can undergo health treatment.
Euboea (Evia) is an island situated to the north of Athens elongated along the northern coast of Attica. This island is so close to the mainland that it is connected with a 14-meter bridge. The beaches of Euboea are sandy, excellent for driving and depending on which hotel you stay at, you can enjoy some real peace and quiet, or a hectic nightlife.
 
Peloponnese Peninsula is the southernmost region of continental Greece. There is a very clean sea and beautiful nature. The most attractive side of the Peloponnese is its vast historical heritage and abundance of attractions. Peloponnese is convenient enough to make day trips to the local beaches which are clean and sandy or sand can be mixed with small pebbles.
 
Crete is the largest and most southerly Greek island with a shape resembling a flying dragon. The wildlife on Crete is intact with sand and pebble cool water beaches and steep cliffs. North Coast is famous for its wide sandy beaches and warm, calm sea currents. The western part of the island is more humid due to its location near the high mountains, lush vegetation, mountain streams and a small lake. The eastern part boasts of large and quiet bays, fertile plateaus and picturesque hills, and in the central part of the island there are rocky mountains, on which the snow lies until the end of May.

Corfu. The island of Corfu is rightfully called "Emerald" as its the greenest of all Greek islands, famous for its olive and orange trees, forests of cypress and lemon groves. There are many sandy and pebbly beaches that stretch along the 200km coastline.The climate of Corfu is mild subtropical, typical to the Mediterranean. The average temperature in summer is +30 ° C, in winter +10 ° C. It rains here from September to March.

Mykonos. The life on the island of Mykonos is in full swing around the clock with many Greek tavernas, restaurants with international cuisine, discos and other centers of modern entertainment. The island has a wonderful water park and popular beaches for nudists. In addition, Mykonos is the world-famous meeting place for gay and for being a noisy hangout spot for youngsters. Most visitors come here in July and August.
 
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