10 Best Greek Islands for Beaches

Known for its photogenic and dramatic coastline, Milos boasts over 70 diverse beaches, including the famous Sarakiniko and Papafragas, and is rich in minerals like obsidian and sulfur.


Ideal for a long weekend with the art crowd, Hydra is car-free and known for its artistic heritage, hosting installations by prominent artists. 


Famous for its culinary delights, Sifnos offers traditional dishes like revitháda and mastelo, along with innovative cuisine at places like Omega3 and Cantina. 


A hotspot for honeymooners and first-timers, Santorini features breathtaking views of its caldera, preserved ruins of Akrotiri, and renowned wineries.


Best for culture and off-season cachet, Syros features the vibrant city of Ermoupoli with its marble piazzas, festivals, and exquisite dining.


Known for its authenticity and bohemian vibe, Folegandros offers charming squares in Hora, beautiful yet rugged beaches, and unique local dining. 


Ideal for antiquities and active adventures, Crete offers ancient ruins, stunning gorges like Samaria, and beautiful beaches.


Characterized by its lush landscapes and rich cultural heritage, Corfu combines Venetian, British, and French influences with beautiful beaches and charming villages.


Renowned for its endless sandy beaches, Naxos offers pristine coastlines, historical kouros statues, and local delicacies. Recommended stays are Naxian on the Beach and Eye of Naxos Sky.


Ideal for naturists and purists, Serifos is known for its secluded beaches accessible via dirt roads or by boat, and a tranquil hilltop Hora with minimal nightlife.