Two Greek beaches you’d never guess are among the best in the world

Fakistra beach on Pelion peninsula and St George beach on Naxos island are included in the top 50 beaches worldwide

The British newspaper Guardian released its list with the best 50 beaches around the world, from Greece to the Galapagos, the Highlands to Hawaii.

Two Greek beaches are among the top 50: Fakistra beach on Pelion peninsula and St George beach on Naxos island.

Source d’Argent, Seychelles is on the top of the list, while Fakistra ranked 7th and St George ranked 13th.

Fakistra, Greece


“More of a cove than a beach, backed by cliffs and dense woods, with white sands and pebbles and clear blue waters – is Fakistra on the Pelion peninsula (mainland Greece), below Tsagarada village,” says the article.

St George Beach, Naxos, Greece

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“Greece has no shortage of gorgeous beaches, but when it comes to accessible and child-friendly options, the Cyclades island of Naxos is hard to beat” the Guardian writes adding that “The warm, shallow waters of St George beach are perfect for paddling and snorkelling but there’s plenty to keep older children happy, too.”

Source d’Argent, Seychelles

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“As if a beach like this needed any enhancement, pink-hued sand ups the ante in the picture-postcard stakes at Source d’Argent, a secluded cove on La Digue, the Seychelles’ third-largest island”, the newspaper writes.