Greek and Cyprus Beaches Named Among Top 50 in the World

Elafonisi Beach, Crete. Source: Big 7 travel

Greece has been a favorite summer destination for many people around the world for many years now, so it is not surprising that its beaches are consistently named among the best on the globe.

Big 7 Travel, a site which provides information regarding the travel, food, and hotel sectors, has just released its list of the Top 50 beaches around the globe, and two beaches in Greece, and one in Cyprus, made the final cut.

The Big 7 competition takes several variables into account, including votes from readers, the combined scores of previous media results, the number of official Blue Flag Beach locations, and contributions from their own editorial team.

Psarou Beach on Mykonos, which came in at number 35 on the list, was described as “Pure paradise” by Big 7 Travel.

“There’s no shortage of stunning beaches in Mykonos, but this cosmopolitan stretch of white sand is a must-see,” it states on their listing.

“Psarou Beach, with its turquoise waters and sheltered bay, is popular with celebrities and there’s often large yachts. There’s a waiting list in peak season for (sun)beds, but it’s worth it …” the organization declares in its overview.

Psarou Beach, Mykonos, Greece. Source: Big 7 Travel

Coming in at number 26 on the list, Elafonisi Beach on Crete has white sands which take on a salmon hue along several stretches due to the number of crushed seashells within it.

“Once a local secret, this unusual pink beach has become a popular destination in recent years,” the travel website declares.

The salmon-colored sands of Elafonisi Beach, Crete, Greece. Source: Big 7 Travel

The beach at Fig Tree Bay in the resort of Protaras, located in the neighboring island country of Cyprus made it all the way to number three on the list.

“Fig Tree Bay is a scenic, sandy beach in the resort of Protaras, Cyprus, with an uninhabited islet that you can swim to from the shore,” says Big 7 in their description of the idyllic area.

“It’s popular, so don’t expect an empty beach, but it’s so pretty you won’t mind sharing,” the travel site says.

Fig Tree Bay Beach, Cyprus. Source: Big 7 Travel

Meanwhile, Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsunday Islands in Australia was named  the second-best beach in the entire world, and Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn Beach) in Brac, Croatia, took the coveted first spot as the best beach on the planet.