Greek beaches: How to choose the right one?

Greece is surrounded by several seas. This influenced the appearance of a variety of peculiarities for the environment of its islands and beaches. Beaches in Greece cater to "all tastes and colours." Its beaches are both pebbled and sandy. Some are strewn with golden, white, black, and even red sands. Almost all of Greece's recreational coastlines are municipal, i.e., free of charge. Comfort is the only thing you will have to pay for – sunbeds, umbrellas, drinks from the bar, etc.

The majority of Greek beaches are environmentally safe and clean. When deciding on the best places to relax with children at sea, keep the following factors in mind:

  • a comfortable mildly sloping entry into the sea, shallow waters near the shore;
  • proximity to a hotel/villa you are staying in, cafes/shops, and transportation accessibility;
  • the type of beach. Sand or pebbles – which one do you prefer?


Halkidiki is one of the main resorts offering high-quality facilities for family recreation. Its beaches have been awarded the "Blue Flag" – a symbol of cleanliness, safety, and high water quality. It has a well-developed infrastructure, the sea with small waves and rare storms, and the mildly sloping sea entry.

The first peninsula of Halkidiki – Kassandra – has a more developed infrastructure, i.e., it houses more settlements. In terms of beaches, the peninsula itself is quite diverse. The most comfortable beaches, starting from the village of Kallithea and lower, can be found on the eastern side, with occasional waves and warm waters. There are both sandy and pebbled beaches here. Therefore, if you want to rent a house and need more information, do not hesitate and contact a specialist of Aktis.Villas. Pay attention as well to the beaches in the Sani and to the south of Sani areas on the west side: Elani, Siviri, Nea Skioni. 

Kriopigi beach
Kriopigi beach, Halkidiki
Elani bay
Elani beach, Halkidiki
Nea Skioni beach
Beaches of Kassandra

Sithonia is well-known for its picturesque locations. This destination has a broader selection of secluded villas and houses for rent. There are many settlements here. Nikiti is one of them. It has an ideal beach, a long promenade, and good infrastructure. The beauty of Sithonia’s nature is exceptional. Its unique beaches of Vourvourou and Kavourotripes, and its secluded bays, are listed in the “must-visit” list of every vacationer.

Beach bar in Kalogria
Kalogria beaches
Nikiti beach
Nikiti promenade and beach
Beaches around Nikiti


If you plan a vacation to Corfu Island, you can spend a wonderful holiday by the sea at Agios Gordios, one of the island's most beautiful beaches. It is located in a village of the same name in the western part of the island. Its coast is made up of sand with a mix of pebbles. This location has calm waters and a gently sloping entry into the sea. There are numerous shops, restaurants, and souvenir shops in the area. The beach can be reached on foot from the village or by bus from Kerkyra. To make your vacation as comfortable as possible, you should either stay near the beach or rent a car.

Corfu beach
Beach of Corfu
Corfu beaches
Corfu beaches


If you plan to visit Crete, you must go to the famous Elafonisi Beach. It enchants visitors with its transparent turquoise waters and pink-sand coastline. Because of the low water level, the seawater here is always warmer. In terms of its appearance, the beach resembles a small island with a land bridge. Children especially enjoy splashing around in this area. The beach is accessible either by car or the boat from Paleochora.

The Bay of Balos is a fantastic location where you can enjoy nature's unrivaled beauty. Because the bay is wind-protected, you can sunbathe and swim on the beach in almost any weather. Children will be able to observe the movement of small fish, crabs, and other fauna and flora representatives thanks to the cleanest water. The majority of visitors arrive by ferry from Kissamos, some of them travel by car. 


Paros is a lovely Greek island with warm, mild sands. Each of its beaches offers a diverse range of entertainment options, such as water sports schools, aqua parks, and tennis courts. Children especially enjoy Monastiri beach, which is surrounded by mountainous terrain on all sides. The waters here are shallow, the area is quiet, and the sea entry is mildly sloping. Paros has everything you need to make your family vacation unforgettable.

What are the best places in Greece to visit with children?

If you do not want your partner and children to be bored, we recommend taking several trips during your Greek vacation. The amusement park and children's museums will undoubtedly appeal to your children. Many cities open mini-amusement parks and inflatable water attractions during the summer.

The months of June and September are ideal for a relaxing beach vacation with children, as the peak tourist season may be too hot for young visitors.

When planning a vacation, do not forget about accommodation. Our service Aktis Villas is always willing to help you with this to provide you with only positive impressions about Greece. The specialist will provide you with a wide range of villas for rent near the best Greek beaches. Simply describe your requirements and select from the best variants.