Greek seas attract tourists with its clear water, variety of opportunities for relaxation and beauty of the coast bays. Each of them has its own characteristics and unique character. The most famous Greek sea is Aegean, Ionian and Mediterranean seas. Crete is washed by the Libyan and the Cretan Sea and is a component of the Mediterranean basin. Aegean Sea is isolated from northern and south-western parts, which are called the Thracian and Myrtoan seas.
The best resorts of Greece are on the coast of Aegean Sea. They satisfy the needs of tourists of different ages and different material possibilities. The holiday season here lasts from May to late October, when the water temperature drops to 20 ° C. The Aegean Sea is heated to 23 ° C in summer, so it is considered to be colder compared to other Greek seas.
Most of the beaches are covered with pebbles. The water from the sea coast has a turquoise color, which gives way to a dark blue color with increasing depth. Among the Aegean Sea resorts Santorini island is the best one. If you come here from Crete, be sure to visit Santorini excursions for cruise passengers.Resorts of Aegean Sea are most popular among divers and windsurfers, because there are often strong waves here. In addition, almost all of the country's islands have excellent facilities for a fun and active recreation. There are sport and entertainment centers on the beach, where you can do almost any kind of water sports.
The Mediterranean Sea is one of the most well-known seas in Greece. Most of its sandy beaches have a gentle entry into the water. The ebb and flow does not felt, the holiday season is long. Coast is ready to accept tourists in March, when the water is heated to 22 °C. In July and August the temperature reaches 26-27 °C, and decreased to 20-21 °C in October.
Mediterranean Sea differs from other seas by its quiet and calm disposition which is suitable for families with children and lovers of relaxing beach holiday. However, fans of water activities have something to do here too. Local rentals of sports equipment offer everything that is needed for scuba diving, windsurfing and jet skiing. In addition, regular yachting and fishing is popular here.
One of the most famous Greek resorts on the Mediterranean Sea is the island of Rhodes. Its east coast, washed by the waters of the Mediterranean, is characterized by an abundance of spacious sandy beaches and a calm sea surface. The Western coast of Rhodes, on the other hand, is known for regular waves of the Aegean Sea and pebbly beaches.
The Ionian sea washes a small part of the Greek mainland and several islands like Ithaca, Corfu, Lefkada, Zakynthos and Kefalonia. The sea water cools to 14 ° C in winter, so the holiday season on the coast of the Ionian Sea begins rather late. Only in June the water warms up to normal temperature, but it stays warm until the middle of October. The average sea temperature during the holiday season is 25-26 ° C.
The coastline of the Ionian Sea is quite varied. There are flat and sandy beaches for family holidays or pebble and rocky coastlines, that attract diving enthusiasts. Other entertainment are available for fans of active pastime: yachting or catamaran sailing, canoeing and racing on water scooters. Ionian Sea is perfect for children’s swimming training, because it is the most dense and salty from all the Greek seas.
The most beautiful Ionian islands are Corfu and Zakynthos. They attract tourists with beautiful green hills, picturesque coves, olive groves, wonderful beaches with golden sand and clear blue sea. Besides the natural beauty, these islands give travelers the opportunity to explore ancient monasteries and castles, monuments of history and art.
Libyan sea washes the southern part of the island of Crete, and separates it from the African continent. The mountains on this side of cliffs forms coves with sand and pebble beaches. The coastline in the sea is stony, so the southern coast of Crete is not the best place for swimming. In addition, there are a lot of underground hot spring, which significantly cooled sea water.
Small Cretan sea separates Crete from Cyclades archipelago, and its main feature is considered to be unpredictable. Waves are replaced by calm water very quickly. There are many sandy beaches with warm water on the northern and south-eastern coasts of Crete, so the continuous chain of resorts stretches here. It should be noted that not all cities of the island are suitable for swimming, although there is a well-equipped spa area with comfortable beaches near any of them.
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