4. Koukounaries Beach
It is the most famous beach in Skiathos and, let’s face it, hardly needs any introduction. Koukounaries is also known as Chrysi Ammos which means Golden Sand. This nickname was given thanks to its smooth sand which, caressed by the warm sun, reveals an irresistible golden glow. The clear water’s bright blue colour and the pine forest’s alluring fragrance add to the fame and beauty of this heavenly place.
5. Lindos Beach
Also known as Pallas, Lindos is a place in Rhodes where the sea merges in perfect harmony with the Greek islands’ fascinating history. You’ll be able to relax on the charming beach while admiring a temple built back in the 4th century B.C., within walking distance. If you’re planning to enjoy a lazy afternoon, this is your chance to sunbathe, swim in the warm waters, or even rent a canoe or a rowboat.
Eager to explore more of this area? The picturesque medieval village nearby, also called Lindos, will astound you with its cobbled streets and whitewashed houses shining in the sun. Cars are not allowed on the narrow streets, but you’ll certainly be happy to admire the local donkeys strolling all around. Try the delicious local cuisine and buy some cute souvenirs while taking a pleasant walk.
Be brave and try to discover the unnamed side streets. Yes, you might get lost, but locals are extremely nice and they will be happy to guide you. There are several houses in the village that were previously owned by the Captains, built around the 1400s, and worth visiting.
6. Paradise Beach
As I arrived in Mykonos, the island where Paradise Beach is located, I instantly had an Aha! moment: I just discovered Heaven on Earth!
This piece of watery fairyland is perfect for anyone – revellers, those who love nature, and those who want to live a unique experience from sunrise until sunset. Each and every traveller will have the time of their life! The water is warm, the sand is smooth and golden, local foods and drinks are yummy. What else can you wish for?