Best Beach Destinations
The Mediterranean Sea is people’s first choice when planning a summer holiday in Europe. People are lusting golden beaches, sunshine, cocktails on the beach and a never-ending nightlife. The large european lake offers the best beach destinations.
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Zlatni Rat, Bol, Croatia
Located 2 km west of the harbour town Bol on the island of Brac, Zlatni Rat’s unique triangle shape storms into the Adriatic Sea, creating a beautiful sandy surface, that stretches 500 meters into the sea. The beaches on either side of the spit extend for more than 600 metres and the tip of the beach changes direction according to the strong currents and wind conditions. The area is a natural paradise of green forest, white sandy beach and turquoise sea waters. Enjoy water sports like parasailing, scuba diving, sea kayaking, jet skiing and wake boarding, snorkelling and swimming in the cool and crystal clear waters. There are Kiosks to snack and playgrounds for children, which makes it ideal for family vacations. Zlatni Rat is one of the best beach destinations in Europe.
Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Greece
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) is an exposed cove on the coast of Zakynthos, in the Ionian Islands of Greece, with sheer limestone cliffs, a sandy little strip and clear blue water. It is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The ship buried in the limestone gravel of the beach, is the freightliner “MV Panagiotis”, that was abandoned by it’s crew in 1980 (many claim the ship was smuggling contraband cigarettes, wine and women). Navagio Beach is only accessible from sea and most tour operators on the island run day trips. It attracts thousands of tourists yearly and the best time to visit would be early in the morning or in the afternoon, the off-peak times. If you want to see the Navagio Beach from the cliff, and take some stunning photos, you have to go there either by a car or a taxi.
Nissi Beach, Ayia Napa, Cyprus
A beautiful white sandy beach that stretches for 500m with crystal clear waters and picturesque views. The beach takes its name from a small islet, that can be easily reached on foot through a tiny strip of soft white sand and is used by the fearless ones for divings into the sea. Nissi beach has become a popular destination for clubbers, with beach bars broadcasting live DJs during the day, transforming the beach into a huge beach party. Nissi Beach is one of the most popular beach destinations in the Mediterranean Sea.
Spiaggia di Cala Mariolu, Sardinia, Italy
Cala Mariolu is located just north of Cala Goloritze in the middle eastern coast of the beautiful island of Sardinia. It is one of the most precious beaches and is decorated with little pebbles made round and smooth by the eternal movement of the waters. The beach of Cala Mariolu is one of the best snorkeling beaches of Sardinia and is very suitable for scuba diving Due to its location, the beach of Cala Mariolu rests in the shade of the limestone rocks at the end of the afternoon. Boat excursions to Cala Mariolu are available from the village of Cala Gonone, or Santa Maria Navarrese and if you want to try hiking to Cala Mariolu from Piredda in the Plateau of Golgo, it takes about 3 hours, walking a total distance of 6 kilometres. One of the top beach destinations in Italy.
Balos Beach, Kissamos, Crete, Greece
Balos Beach is an exotic white sandy beach located on the northwestern corner of Crete, 15 Km northwest of the town of Kissamos with shallow, crystal, emerald, aquamarine waters. Millions of crushed shells create pink spots, adding more colours to this amazing exotic scenery, a natural beauty. Waters are shallow and warm and get colder and deeper beyond the rocks. The area is a shelter for the protected sea turtle caretta caretta and monk seal. Best time to visit is early in the morning, before it gets crowded. Balos Beach is a stunning beach destination.
Koukounaries Beach, Skiathos Island, Greece
Koukounaries (Stone Pines) Beach is located in the southwest part of Skiathos Island in Greece, surrounded by a Stone Pine forest, with an extremely fine white sand and crystal deep blue waters. The beach is well organized with water sports, umbrellas and nearby there are hotels, hostels, camping sites, tavernas, restaurants and bars. Koukounaries Beach is considered as the most unspoiled natural beach in the Mediterranean Sea, one of the best beach destinations in Europe.