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Afandou Agios Gordios Elounda
Faliraki Halkidiki Ipsos
KavosKos Lindos
Malia Mykonos Pefkos
Sidari Zante

Greek Beach Resorts

Afandou


Afandou is located on the east coast of the Greek island of Rhodes and about 15km south of the main town of Rhodes. The majority of the tourists who come here are couples and families from all over Europe on package holidays, looking for that relaxing holiday in the sun.

The Afandou Beach is a pebble beach and it’s about 4km in length. In summer you will find thousands of people relaxing on the beach or enjoying a meal or drink at one of the many restaurants and bars located here.

If you are looking for something a bit different to do go to Faliraki Water Park, which is a huge complex that houses water slides and a Jacuzzis. Also, we recommend you check out Rhodes Town, which is amazing medieval town and it’s been lists as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

If you are looking for a bit of nightlife then check out the main square, which has loads of outdoor terraced areas, that get very busy in summer. For more information on the island go to http://wikitravel.org/en/Afandou

 

 

Agios Gordios


Agios Gordios is located on the west coast of the island of Corfu. Its home to one of the biggest hostels in Europe called the Pink Palace (www.thepinkpalace.com), which is open year round and attracts mostly British, Irish, Canadians, Americans and Australians backpackers looking for a cheap and relaxing holiday.

The 1km beach gets extremely busy in summer with people relaxing on the beach and others enjoying the many cocktail bars and restaurants. If you are looking for an activity away from the beach go to Aqualand (www.aqualand-corfu.com), which is a huge complex that has waterslides, Jacuzzis and other water activities. For more information on Agios Gordios go to www.agios-gordios.net

 

 

 

Elounda


Elounda is located on the north side of the island of Crete. It has some of the most exclusive hotels in all of the Greek Isles, if not the Mediterranean. Most of the top hotel chains have hotels here and some of the hotels are even built into the steep hillsides, which give breathtaking views of the beach below.

The majority of the tourists who come here are rich and famous who are looking for a relaxing, quiet and exclusive holiday in the sun. Most of the top end hotels have their own private beaches and the most popular public beaches are located in Schisma.

If you are looking for nightlife go to the areas of Schisma or Plaka, as they have loads of pubs and clubs to choice from. If you have the money or are in the right crowd go to some of the prestigious hotels where you will find some great clubs and cocktail bars. For more information on Elounda go to www.elounda.com

 

 

Faliraki


Faliraki is located on the east coast of the Greek island of Rhodes. It’s a huge purpose-built resort with the 18-30 British crowds coming here on package holidays, looking for cheap booze and all-night parties. During the day the beach is packed with people chilling out and enjoying the sun and then at night the centre of town where all the clubs and pubs are located, are packed with people till the early hours of the morning. The main nightclub we recommend is Bed, which gets guest DJs from London and around Europe on a regular basis. For more information on Rhodes and Faliraki go to http://wikitravel.org/en/Rhodes

 

 

Halkidiki


Halkidiki is located about 70km southeast of Thessaloniki in northern Greece. With its characteristic three peninsulas (Kassandra, Sithonia and Athos), it resembles a trident piercing the Aegean. It attracts tourists from all over Europe for its amazing golden sandy beaches, deep and picturesque gulfs, traditional villages, modern resorts and most important beautiful weather.

If you are looking for great beaches and amazing nightlife, go to the Penninsula of Kassandra, which has many cool seaside resorts. The three that are highly recommended are Possidi, Glarocavos and the areas around Hanioti. There are regular buses that leave from Thessaloniki every day, so getting to Halkidiki is easy and relatively cheap. For more information Halkidiki go to http://www.halkidiki.com/english/ginfo_e.htm

 

 

Ipsos


Ipsos is located on the east coast of the island of Corfu. It has a reputation for attracting Europe’s young people for its cheap alcohol and all night clubs. The majority of these young people are on package holidays staying in budget accommodations and here mainly for the sun and the nightlife.

During the day Ipsos Beach is packed with sun beds and umbrellas and people out on the water either water or jet skiing. Another popular day activity is scuba diving, as Ipsos has some of the best in the area.

Once the sun goes down Ipsos becomes one big party, as its main road along the seafront becomes packed with people looking to get into one of the endless pubs and clubs to choice from. If you are looking for a party holiday then this is probably your place to be.

 

 

Kavos


Kavos is located in the southeast corner on the island of Corfu. It’s considered Corfu’s main party resort and it attracts mainly people between the ages of 18-30 from all over Europe on package holidays. The majority of them are looking for cheap alcohol and the all night clubs, which are considered one of the best in the islands, because they attract DJs from all over Europe on a regular basis.  
 
The Kavos Beach is about 2km long and during the summer is extremely busy in the afternoon with sun beds and umbrellas and people chilling out on the beach relaxing from the night before. If you are looking for other activities to do then maybe try the bungee jumping, water or jet skiing, which are all very popular with most tourists.

At night is when this place comes alive and the majority of the clubs and pubs are located on the main road. The busiest of these is the club Futures, which attracts DJs from London and other cities around Europe. For more information on Kavos go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kavos

 

 

 

Kos


Kos is one of the 12 Dodecanese Islands, which are located near the west coast of Turkey. It attracts a variety of people from young Europeans looking for some great nightlife, to families and couples looking for a bit of relaxation. The majorities of the tourists are on package holidays and usually stay in the areas of Psalidi and Fokas, where most of the hotels are located.

The area has a lot of great beaches to offer, but the most popular would be Paradise Beach because of its shallow waters, which is perfect for most people wanting to go for a swim. If you are looking for something away from the beach go to Kos Town, which has monuments and buildings that date back thousands of years. This area has been occupied by the Ottoman Turks, Romans, Italians and finally the Greeks.

If you are looking for the pubs and clubs go to Kardamena, where you will find loads of places to drink. They all offer cheap drinks to try and get you into their place, hoping you will then stay for the rest of the night. For more information on Kos go to www.kosinfo.gr

 

 

 

Lindos


The beautiful medieval town of Lindos is located on the east coast of the island of Rhodes. It’s considered a more up-market resort and it attracts mainly honeymooners and couples looking for a romantic trip away.

The town itself is historical and beautiful. It has cobbled stoned streets and white washed houses, which date back hundreds of years. The town has an acropolis, which is 116m tall and is perched high in the town and it overlooks the Aegean Sea. Also, you will find ancient Greek monuments that include a fourth-century BC Temple of Athina Lindia

The most popular beach is Pallas Beach, which during the summer is extremely busy with tourists on sun beds. This beach has a deep cove around it and is popular with water sports enthusiasts.

If you are looking for some nightlife, go to the old town where you will find an abundance of bars and clubs to choice from. For more information on Lindos go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindos

 

 

Malia


Malia is located on the island of Crete and its Crete’s biggest party resort, which attracts young people from all over Europe on package holidays looking for cheap alcohol, sun and clubs that are open all night long.

The beach has lots of water sports on over from water and jet skiing to even bungee jumping. It’s generally quiet before midday because the majority of people have only recently gone to bed from the night before.

The majority of the clubs and pubs are looked around Dimokratias Street, which is also known as Beach Road. Here you will find a club, pub and restaurant of your choosing. For more information on Malia go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malia_%28municipality%29

 

 

Mykonos


Mykonos is regarded as one of Greece’s most glamorous and expensive destination and one of the most famous resorts in Europe. It’s located about 170km southeast of the mainland port of Piraeus. Mykonos Town is a beautiful town with cobbled stone streets and small winding streets with the back drop of whitewashed houses with flat roofs and blue shutters, which is typical of most Greek island buildings.

The island attracts a mixture of people from movie stars, artists, backpackers, couples, honeymooners, the 18-30 crowds and the gay community, which Mykonos is one of the biggest destinations in Greek Islands of this group.

The first resort that was developed on the island was Plati Gialos, which is located 3km southeast of Mykonos Town. This has the islands best sand beaches and there are an abundant of high end hotels, restaurants and bars along the beach, which is one of its biggest draws.

If you are looking for a party beach where all the young people are hanging out, go to Paradiso.  Here you will find a dive centre and loads of great bars and clubs along the beach front that stay open till the early hours of the morning. Arguably the best club is Cavo Paradiso (www.cavoparadiso.gr), which attracts DJs from all over Europe and is highly recommended. For more information on Mykonos go to www.mykonos-web.com

 

 

Pefkos


Pefkos is located on the island of Rhodes and its one of the few purpose-built resorts in Greece. It attracts mainly couples and families on package holidays to enjoy a bit of sun and great sandy beaches. The beach has many bars and water sports on offer and the biggest draw is that most people come here just to relax.

If you are looking for something to do that’s not surrounding the beach go Lindos, which has an amazing acropolis and Rhodes Town, which has been listed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also, if you are looking for family activities go to the Faliraki Water Park (www.water-park.gr), which is one of the biggest complexes in Europe with waterslides and Jacuzzi’s.

The nightlife in Pefkos is pretty quiet, so we recommend you go to Lindos, which is nearby and it has a great selection of pubs and clubs. For more information on Pefkos go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pefkos

 

 

Sidari


Sidari is located on the island of Corfu and its one of the fastest growing resorts on the island. It attracts mainly European couples and families you are on package holidays. What makes this resort popular is that it’s on the budget scale for accommodation and most of the two-star hotels and apartments have their own swimming pool. There are three great beaches around that offer water and jet skiing.

If you are looking for some nightlife go to the centre of town and there are loads of bars and clubs to choice from. The majority of these stay open till the early hours of the morning. For more information on Sidari go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidari

 

 

Zante


Zante is located off the west coast of Greece and its one of the most popular islands in Greece. It attracts a mixture of people from the 18-30 groups, couples and even families. It’s one of the greenest islands in Greece, as it has olive gardens, vineyards and citrus trees everywhere you look.

The most popular beach for relaxing is Laganas, which is 9km in length of golden white sand. If you are a bit more adventurous then maybe try and go to Shipwreck Beach in Smuggler’s Cove. This is the most photographed beach in Zante and is amzing cove can only be accesses by boat.

If you are looking for nightlife then you have definitely come to the right resort. This is considered one of Greece’s top resorts when it comes to clubs, pubs and the 24-hour parties. The two best clubs on the island are Rescue Club (www.rescueclub.net), and Zero’s (www.zerosclubzante.com), which regularly get international DJs to their venues and either club you are guaranteed a great night. For more information on Zante go to www.zante-greece.biz/zante-tourist-information.htm

 

 

 



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