The best of Ionian Islands' beaches for 2015

A wishlist for your next visit in Greek Islands


Many of you have already packed your bags for a magnificent trip to the Greek Islands.
You dream of the crystal clear waters, the sandy beaches and all the fun you will have during your ideal summer vacation.

Here in Greece we know for sure what really summertime should be:
it's all about the smells of basil and mint, the lush nature, exotic beach fronts, or a crossroad of cultures and history.

The editors' team of My Guide, together with the thousands of our fans and followers who love to capture, explore, and share their experiences, have prepared a list - of some - of the best beaches within the Ionian coastline.
Our collection will be a refreshing photographic kaleidoscope, images of inspiration and daydream, for anyone wishing to visit our country.

Myrtos, Kefallonia

If you’ve seen any photos of Kefalonia, you probably have come across with an image of Myrtos Beach. It’s the most photographed shoreline on the island, and for good reason. Driving south from Fiskado you’ll see it spring into sight as you navigate the winding western coastal path. Jump out at the viewing spot to get that ‘iconic’ shot, or following the road to Agkonas, turn right towards the turquoise sea, and enjoy meandering down the hillside as the full spectacle of this idyllic beach unfolds.

The white cliffs and striking turquoise waters are even better close up. Get there early and the beach could be all yours…

Myrtos beach
Assos, Kefallonia

On the same path, just before Myrtos beach, you will pass by Assos. It is one of the historic and picturesque villages of the island. Amphitheatrically built around this small bay, is full of bougainvilleas and jasmine, small taverns and plenty of hotels for your stay.
An ideal location, for those who seek for a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, away from the noisy and crowded tourist attractions of Kefalonia.

Porto Katsiki, Lefkada

This is a famous beach, frequently awarded as one of the top spots in Greece, and among the best in the entire Mediterranean Sea.

The spectacular sharp white cliffs, right above the sandy beach, and the striking turquoise waters are for sure a capturing view for all visitors.

Assos village, Porto Katsiki
Kathisma beach, Lefkada

For decades this was the favorite beach for nudists and campers. Today this is a cosmopolitan beach of Lefkada, with bars, sunbeds, and restaurants.

The sandy beach is full of tiny white pebbles with turquoise waters, and the southwest winds usually bring spectacular waves... to play with and have fun with your friends by the seaside.

Glyfada, Corfu

At the northwest side of Corfu, you will find a spectacular scenery, with lush nature, oline trees, and small bays with crystal clear waters.

The beach of Glyfada is an organized seafront, with sunbeds and umbrellas, and plenty of bars and restaurants. It is an ideal spot for watersports and scuba diving, or if you prefer, you can rent a boat from the nearby village of Paleokastritsa to explore the isolated beaches and caves of the island's western coastline.

Glyfada beach
Voutoumi, Antipaxoi

Paxoi and Antipaxoi are a small complex of islands and islets, right at the bottom of Corfu, in the middle of the Ionian Sea.

The beach of Voutoumi is on the north side of the small island, facing the coastline of Parga, and the island of Paxos.
It is easily accessible by motor or sailing boats, with crystal blue waters, white sand, and full of green hills.
This is a tropical paradise, right in the centre of the Ionians.

Paxoi complex