10 Must-See Greek Beaches


4. Simos

Off the coast of Lakonia, you’ll find the tiny, remote island of Elafonsios. And here, on this exotic escape, you’ll find another, even more hidden treasure. Past the postcard-perfect port and gentle sand dunes is the Simos beach. Powder white sand and water so transparent that it looks like glass make this one destination you won’t soon forget. Simos offers a wonderful swimming experience and it’s a perfect place to relax and soak up the sun. When the weather is windy, you can go windsurfing.

Simos consists of two beautiful beaches, Mikros Simos and Megalos Simos. The longest beach in Elafonissos is Megalos Simos, and Mikros Simos is within a short walk from there. A narrow strip of soft white sand divides these spectacular beaches that boast turquoise, see-through waters and breathtaking scenery. Despite the large size of the Simos beach, sometimes it’s difficult to find parking and space to simply spread a towel, so make sure you get there early in the morning, especially during high season. Simos is ideal for people who love to go to the beach to see and be seen and who love to have lots of fun. It’s a well-organized beach with umbrellas, sunbeds, great beach bars and a few taverns nearby.