The beaches of the Greek islands of Crete, Zakynthos and Lefkada are included in the world’s 100 best beaches, according to CNN’s ranking.
Among the beaches of Madagascar, Brazil, New Zealand, the Fiji islands or the Paradise Island in the Bahamas, Falassarna Beach and Balos Beach in Crete, Navagio Beach in Zakynthos and Egremni Beach in Lefkada are steadily rising.
According to the article, about Falassarna Beach, which ranks 1ooth: “The best thing about the sand at Falassarna? There’s so much of it there’s little chance of playing beach-mat overlap with strangers. This slice of coast takes in five consecutive beaches, the middle ones being the most popular, the ones on either end better for solitary sun lovers.”
Balos Beach, near Kissamos on Crete, ranks 35th: “It is a lagoon of swirling colors -pastel pinks, blues and turquoise. It can get crowded and microorganisms in the muddy shallows can cause unpleasant smells, but for postcard pictures it’s one of Greece’s best,” according to the American news network.
Navagio Beach in the Ionian Islands, Zakynthos is 32nd: “Navagio Beach, or Zakynthos Cove, or Smuggler’s Bay, or Shipwreck Cove -many names exist for this small inlet on the island of Zakynthos. All you need to know is it’s gorgeous and the remains of an old ship, reportedly used to smuggle cigarettes before it met its briny demise in 1983, emerge zombie-like from the sand.”
Egremni Beach located on the Ionian Island of Lefkada ranks 24th. The article’s author reports: “Dramatic sunsets, electric-blue water, enough room for everyone: This long stretch of sand on the island of Lefkada has become one of Greece’s most popular beach retreats since a road was built in the 1990’s.”