9 Beaches You Should Not Miss on Your Ionian Island Holidays

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When you are thinking of holidays alone or with your family you need to think of how you want to spend time and what activities you would prefer. Hence, you must focus on the type of holiday you would prefer. Beach holidays are quite popular, especially during the summer season when you can enjoy the unbeatable combination of sun, sand and waves. Greece is one of the top destinations for those who want to make the most of their holidays and enjoy picture-perfect beaches that offer a lot more.

While Greece has plenty of islands you need to focus on islands that can provide you with excellent beach choices. The Ionian Islands can provide you with an excellent holiday experience with a variety of beaches. Hence, when you are planning the Ionian Island holidays you should make a list of beaches that you must visit to help you make the most of your time.

Here are 9 beaches where you can have a great time when you are holidaying in the Ionian Islands.

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Navagio Beach, Zakynthos

Greece is known for its Oscar-winning beaches and one of them lies in the Ionian Sea. Navagio Beach also popularly known as the Shipwreck Beach is a must-visit when you are exploring Zakynthos. When you are here you will find a wreck of a ship called Panagiotis which is considered a smuggler ship. This beach has its own story and therefore you must visit this when you are exploring beaches alone or with your family. Considering its popularity you will find many tourists here that come here to take pictures with the wreck of a ship and also to spend time and enjoy the crystal blue waters.

Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia

Considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece and Europe, Myrtos Beach can mesmerize you completely with its natural landscape. It has a mile-and-a-half arc which you can view from the top. The beach has more pebbles than sand and therefore the experience here is quite different from the beaches where the sand has fine grain. Solo travellers and families both can spend time here swimming and paddle boarding. You can also find many beachfront restaurants where you can enjoy local Greek cuisine and brunch to help you stay full. If you are looking for a picturesque beach in Greece Myrtos Beach is the one you should visit.

Agios Gordis, Corfu

If you are heading out to the Ionian Islands with your family you can also explore the Agios Gordis Beach located in Corfu. Here you can also enjoy the rural location of the beach and explore pastel-colored homes decorated with bougainvilleas and lemon trees. This is one of the blue flag beaches in Greece and therefore you can have a great time here. You can hire sun loungers and parasols to help you relax and unwind. Apart from this, visitors can also find traditional tavernas, excellent restaurants and cafes and even Aqualand Water Park just twenty minutes from the beach.


Vasiliki Beach, Lefkada

When you are keen on adventure and activities, Vasiliki Beach in Lefkada sounds like a promising option. This is one of the most popular choices for surfers looking for some great water sports activities. Apart from surfing, Vasiliki Beach also attracts people who love kayaking, windsurfing and paddle boarding. Hence, you will find this beach packed with people who do not want to sit down and relax. The vibe here is very active but you can still find sun loungers and parasols on rent that would allow you to sit back and enjoy the crashing waves here.

Alykes Beach, Zakynthos

When you are visiting Greece with your family you can head to Alykes Beach which offers a wholesome family experience. This beach is quite popular with families who prefer shallow waters and low tides. Since this is not one of the popular beaches you will find that the beach is relatively clean. Alykes Beach also has many facilities like showers, changing rooms and cafes which allow you to spend your entire day here. You can also find sun loungers and parasols that you can use for relaxing at the beach. If you are looking for adventure you can opt for various water sports activities like paragliding and jet ski rentals. There are many accommodations around the beach so if you are visiting Zakynthos with family you can choose to stay at any of these accommodations.

Porto Katsiki, Lefkada

If you are looking for dramatic cliffs and crystal clear waters you should head to Porto Katsiki in Lefkada. This beach is quite picturesque and would be a perfect backdrop for your social media images. While reaching the beach requires some effort you can enjoy the spectacular panoramic views that this beach has to offer. With plenty of sun loungers and parasols available for rent, you can have a great time here relaxing and enjoying the turquoise-blue views of the Ionian Sea.

Porto Timoni Beach, Corfu

Located near Afianos in Corfu, Porto Timoni is quite different from the regular beaches in Greece. Unlike most beaches where you will find white sand here you can enjoy the golden sand which instantly makes you feel good. Also, the panoramic view around the beach includes lush green hills which make it a bit secluded from the town. The geography of the beach protects it from strong winds and therefore a perfect family beach where you can enjoy swimming and snorkeling.

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Porto Zoro Beach, Zakynthos

Considered one of the prettiest beaches in Zakynthos, Porto Zoro can provide you with the perfect beach holiday experience when you want to put up your feet and relax. This beach in Zakynthos is easily accessible. Hence, you will also find many families and couples that visit the beach. The best part about the beach is that you can find many restaurants, cafes, and even changing rooms here. Hence, you can enjoy some excellent Greek food and make the most of your day as you can go swimming and snorkelling.

Agiofili Beach, Lefkada

When you are holidaying in Greece with your kids you want to provide them with a safe space where they can enjoy their beach holidays. Agiofili Beach in Lefkada ensures that you can let your kids play around and enjoy swimming in the shallow bay. This pebbled beach is a great place for couples to make the most of their time. You can find sunbeds and parasols for rent which allows you to put up your feet and relax. The beach also has a few bars where you can find food and drinks which you can enjoy at the beach. This beach is a perfect spot for families who want to enjoy a one-day picnic in Lefkada.

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