20 Best Beachfront Bars in Greece

With breathtaking sea views, laid-back vibes, and lush cocktails- there are so many beautiful beachfront bars all over Greece, where you can relax and unwind all day and night! And although the list can go on forever, we’ve rounded up our Top 20! 

Hydronetta, Hydra  

Embraced by rocks and enwrapped by the sea of Hydra, this beach offers a magical spot to swim and dive. And when you are done you can sit at one of the little tables shaded with straw umbrellas to enjoy the breathtaking sunset. 

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Scorpios, Mykonos

This bohemian-luxe social club by the sea comes complete with a restaurant, boutique, bar, and event space. It’s one of the island’s most popular spots, so it’s a good idea to get here early over the peak summer season. 

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Ftelia, Mykonos

Retro hues of ochre and burnt orange add a summery warmth to this beach bar that has talented chefs on site creating fresh seafood dishes and homemade desserts to accompany your drink of choice. 

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Nammos, Mykonos 

This is where the world’s rich and famous gather every summer to enjoy the much-loved Mykonos vibe. From Jon Bon Jovi and Mariah Carey to the world’s best football players and Victoria’s Secret models- you are bound to spot a celebrity. 

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 La Grotta Beach Bar, Corfu

Built in the 60s in a little cove near Paleokastritsa, this cool beach bar still draws huge crowds each summer. The bar is open all summer long from morning until late at night so you can have an exotic cocktail overlooking the illuminated bay below.

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Piedra del Mar, Corfu  

This exclusive beach bar is set over three levels. Starting with the sun loungers, located a step away from the sea, it continues to a lounge bar for drinks and ends with a fine restaurant for a late lunch or dinner. 

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Copla Beach Bar, Lefkada

Set right next to Kathisma, one of the most striking beaches on the Ionian, this beautifully designed bar compliments the stunning surroundings. 

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Sorokos Bar, Koufonisia  

Set right next to the beach, this bar offers the most relaxing summer afternoons, while your nights will liven up with the music of their guest DJs and superb cocktails. 

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Krabo, Athens Riviera

Perfectly located on a secluded bay in the exclusive Kavouri area, here you can soak up the Greek sun on full-service sunbeds and wooden cabanas or head to the restaurant to enjoy a Mediterranean lunch or dinner under the pergola. 

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Astir Beach Bar, Athens Riviera

A high-end beach bar with stylish cabanas, here you can sit back and unwind as waiters take your order. 

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Ciel, Syros

This romantic all-day restaurant and beach bar in the heart of Syros serves Greek and Mediterranean dishes, plus lush cocktails and a huge selection of Greek wines. 

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Kalypso Beach, Crete

This is one of the most unique beaches in Greece. Set in its own secret cove a short drive from the beach village of Plakias in Crete, you come here to swim, snorkel, soak in the sun while enjoying a refreshing drink. 

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Agistri Bar, Halkidiki

For a casual place to spend all day and night in Halkidiki, head to Agistri, where the water is crystal clear and the vibe is refreshing.

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KOHI Beach Bar, Halkidiki

This bar is located on one of the most beautiful beaches of Halkidiki. The blue water and the pines that almost reach the sea make this majestic spot one of a kind!

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Sotos Beach Bar, Aegina

Located in Agia Marina, here sunbeds spread over formations of rocks, and the sea is entered into by diving off them. Then sit back and enjoy drinks and casual dishes as you watch the sunset. 

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Soros Beach, Antiparos

For a casual yet chic experience, head to Soros where you are served refreshing tailor-made cocktails and a great selection of regional and international wines. 

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Kaiki Beach Club, Spetses

A short walk away from the centre of Spetses town, you can chill out on comfortable wooden cushioned loungers or a cabana, as the beach attendants will serve you anything you choose from the beach bar or restaurant menu, until sundown.

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Tinos Surfing Lessons, Tinos

Kolymbithra is one of the best beaches in Tinos and Tinos Surf Lessons beach bar makes it even more unique. A small camper van converted into a bar, the wooden tables and chairs and umbrellas shaped like mushrooms and woven by local basket-makers make this small beach bar a place you will never forget.

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Kavos Lounge Bar, Skyros

From stepped terraces cut out of the rocks, you can dive straight into the sea and jump onto a paddleboard. Then you can make your way back up and enjoy the views while sipping on a cocktail. 

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Limanakia Vouliagmenis Bar, Athens Riviera

Set between the coastal suburbs of Varkiza and Vouliagmeni, by day, you can swim off the rocks and at night you can enjoy a drink as you sit back and take in the Athens Riviera. 

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Our Ultimate Travel Guide to Mykonos

Mykonos is a playground for the rich and famous. From luxurious yachts to inevitable star-spotting, this is the Greek isle to see and be seen. Whatever your style and taste, our ultimate guide to Mykonos reveals the best places where you can eat, swim and play!  

Having visited for the first time in my early 20s, I was captured by the island’s 24-hour party vibe. Stunning beaches, international DJs, late-night outings, great food, sunrises. I just felt alive. Having visited many more times since then, I can say it has now become a super cosmopolitan island, even more luxurious and in line with renowned European party locations such as St Tropez and Ibiza. There are always new places popping up, so here’s my current must-see and do list when visiting this ultra-chic Cycladic isle.

Getting there

From Athens, it’s a 35-minute flight. The quick ferry (Rafina to Mykonos) takes 2.5 hours and roughly 5 hours with the slow ferry.

Where to stay

The main town has many hotels to suit a range of budgets- staying here allows you to walk around the centre day and night. Agios Ioannis/ Ornos is also a great spot as it’s close to town- only a 2-minute drive but not as crowded. Platis Gialos is a gorgeous spot and close proximity to the beach clubs. Ftelia Beach is on the other side of the island and allows for more privacy and a chilled vibe.

Getting around

If you are staying in town it’s completely walkable. Buses take you to all the main beaches and depart regularly. Of course, hiring a car allows you to really discover the island and you can drive to remote beaches that aren’t so crowded. There is valet and free parking available all over the island. A Vespa is another great way to zip your way around the tight and winding Mykonian roads.

To sleep 

Located in Ornos, Cactus is a charming boutique hotel that is perfect for singles and families, or you can try Hippie Chic in Agios Ioannis which is another mid-range priced hotel that’s central and stylish. If you would like to stay close to the shops and nightlife Harmony is set on the Old Port and offers complete sea views. If money isn’t an issue check out Bill & Coo, Rocabella, Branco, and Cavo Tagoo, which offer a super luxurious stay.

To eat

Starting off casual, grab yourself a gelato from Bon Bon Fait Maison or a souvlaki from Sakis Grill House. For some great dining experiences try Kikis Tavern at Agios Sostis Beach but get there early, as there is always a wait. For amazing Asian food try Ling Ling. Super fresh seafood is served at Hippie Fish and at Spilia you will enjoy oysters shucked right in front of you. For fresh, handmade pasta and pizza head to Fresca Barkia Pasta. If you are after a range of Mediterranean dishes, Kastros in Little Venice is great. And for one of the best meals in town (that won’t blow the budget), try M-eating– don’t leave until you taste the homemade Myconian Honey Pie. For amazing outdoor dining try Bakalo- they serve traditional tavern-style dishes, Mr Pug restaurant for great Asian, La Maison De Katrin has a fusion of traditional Greek and French elements, and at I Frati you will have a delightful Italian culinary experience, located just a bit out of town.

To drink

This list is truly endless but I love Semeli Bar right on the water in Little Venice and Cosi is also a great place for a casual drink. Remezzo, established in 1967 is world-renowned for its parties that go until sunrise (incredible views). Astra in the heart of town is always buzzing, while Bonbonierrie is perfect for people watching, star-spotting, and some shisha. Queens of Mykonos is cozy, fun, and the crowd spills out onto the streets. Baos Bar is ideal for afternoon drinks on the water- followed by a late-night dance. For an exclusive Myconian nightclub experience head to Moni, and for Greek music make your way to Rhapsody and 4711, where the party kicks off after 2 am!

To swim

Try to get to all of these beaches (in no particular order)- Ornos, Panormos, Ftelia, Agia Anna, and Kalatafi. I also recommend a boat ride around the island, where you can visit secluded beaches.

Beach bars

If you want to rub shoulders with global celebrities and socialites just head straight for Nammos, Mykonos’ famous spot to swim and play (just make sure there’s plenty of money on your credit card.) For a more artistic and holistic experience, Scorpios is an all-day bar/restaurant that offers a real Myconian beach feel. At Panormos beach, you will discover Principote where you can also wine, dine, and dance the afternoon away. For a more chilled vibe head to Alemagou at Ftelia Beach where you can enjoy great food, cocktails, and music in a bohemian setting. And for families who are after some sports activities, Ornos is a great place for people of all ages.

Where to shop

Mostly in town, as many international designers including LV and Balenciaga have set up shop here. At Nammos Village you will find Dior, Burberry, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Louboutin, and Luisa boutique. Another stylish store that stocks international and local designers is Bazaar at Scorpios. Bollicine is a great concept store with exclusive brands and a rooftop bar, so you can enjoy a cocktail while you shop. Chora Mykonos has amazing Cycladic home décor and Yasemi features stunning sandals. While Soho Soho boutique is home to numerous leading European and International fashion brands.


Minima Gallery showcases a range of contemporary artworks by both upcoming Greek and foreign artists. At Skoufa Gallery you can view historically significant contemporary art of the 1930s. For modern art head to Rarity Gallery and for a gallery/auction house that promotes local artists definitely check out Kapopoulos Fine Arts.  

Spiritual sites

Mykonos has over 800 churches on the island, I highly suggest you see a few such as Panagia Paraportiani, Panagia Tourliani, Agios Giorgos, and the Virgin of Saint Rosary which is the only Catholic church on the island.


You must get close to the iconic Kato Mili Windmills, Armenistis Lighthouse, and also head to Ano Mera the second largest village on the island where you can visit the 13th-century Gyzi Castle.

Do as locals do…

Go to isolated beaches such as Agios Sotis and Fokas beach, head to a Panigiri (festival) by the beach, have a drink at Bakoyias near the Old Port, and catch an outdoor film under the stars at Cine Manto.

Take a day trip to…

The ancient island of Delos, where Apollo was born, or take a ferry across to Tinos and visit Panagia Evangelistria, where the Virgin Mary appeared.

Can’t leave until…

You find Peter the famous Pelican, have a dance at Jackie O and watch the sunset at 180 Degrees Sunset Bar.