The time has finally come for summer holidaymakers to pack their suitcases, catch a flight and enjoy a beach vacation in Greece or other European destinations.
Recently, European Best Destinations (EBD) released its list of the 'Safest Beaches in Europe for a Summer Holiday in 2021'.
And on that list is 3 beaches in Greece!
Altogether, thirteen beaches were selected based on criteria such as lower number of Covid-19 cases, vaccination rates and health measures taken by the authorities in each destination.
“These places have also been selected on the basis of the large offer of private villas, tourist apartments, small- or medium-sized hotels with specific health charter and commitments to travelers safety such as cleaning and room disinfection service after each stay and respect for social distancing,” EBD writes.
The destinations have no mandatory quarantine upon arrival and also recognise the vaccination passport.
EBD's safest beaches in Europe:
- Ghadira Bay, Mellieha, Malta
- Porto Santo Beach, Porto Santo, Madeira Islands, Portugal
- Ir-Ramla Beach, Gozo Island, Malta
- Praia Nova, Porches, Lagoa, Algarve, Portugal
- Egremni Beach, Lefkada Island, Greece
- Riviera Beach, Ghajn Tuffieha, Mellieha, Malta
- Las Teresitas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife Island, Spain
- Praia Grande, Ferragudo, Lagoa, Algarve
- Ribeira Grande Beach, Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal
- Monolithi beach, Preveza, Greece
- Golden Beach, Cyprus
- Puerto de Tazacorte Beach, La Palma, Canary Islands
- Halikounas Beach, Corfu, Greece
Egremni Beach, Lefkada
With its turquoise waters, fine white sand, cliffs that flow into the sea, Egremni is certainly one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece.
Located on the island of Lefkada, one of the most beautiful islands in Greece, Egremni has often been an inaccessible beach, no road leading there. If you can get there now by car note that there are no bars or restaurants on site so you will need to bring your food and drinks.
Monolithi beach, Preveza
That settles it! Greece will be your next destination this summer. It is one of the European countries least affected by Coronavirus (up to 4 times less affected than Belgium). Greece has already taken many safety and health measures to ensure travellers a safe holiday.
Monolithi beach, the main beach of Preveza, is 22Km long (13 miles) and up to 80 metres wide. This beach is the longest one in Europe; with its hundreds of thousands of square metres (+ 1,500,000m²) you won’t have to struggle to get a nice spot, fix your beach umbrella and spend relaxing days in the sun; Monolithi beach is not the only one in Preveza, of course, there are many others too.
Halikounas Beach, Corfu
Blessed by gods, Corfu is one of the greenest Greek islands, with exceptional flora and fauna. Halikounas beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on this island popular with nature lovers.
Wild and with a total length of 3 kilometres, Halikounas beach is perfect for respecting social distances this summer.
A unique and magical summer in Greece
As we all know, every inch of Greece is unique, magical and spectacular, especially over summer!
Every day feels like a like a non-stop celebration of life, love, food, sea, sun and good times.
One thing is for sure, nothing, and I mean nothing, comes close to a Greek Summer!
Where else can you sit back on a sunbed at the beach and order a Frappe, cocktail or any beverage of your choice, while listening to cool sounds and taking in the beautiful Mediterranean views?