If you want to spend your days swimming and soaking up the suns rays, you’re going to have quite a tough time choosing between the 42 beautiful beaches on the island - sandy beaches as far as the eye can see, secluded bays with crystal clear waters, and exhilarating water sports - each one more amazing than the next.

The east side of the island has almost continuous sandy beaches with calm waters. Beaches on the west are mostly more pebbley. The wind mostly comes in from the west and the sea tends to be somewhat rougher here making it best suited to surfing or kite boarding.

Ialyssos beach

Ixia Beach

Akti Miaouli Beach

Faliraki Nudist Beach

Fournou Beach

Genadi Beach