The Most Instagrammable Beaches in Greece
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It’s been a long year living amidst the pandemic, and if there’s one thing that most of us can agree on it is that the summer season brings with it endless opportunities. As the weather gets warmer and Covid restrictions get lifted, people are eager to get out of their work-from-home offices and begin travelling again. Last summer consisted of countless family walks and movie nights at home. However, this summer people are ready to pack their suitcases and head somewhere warm and exotic. Instagram feeds are already starting to explode with posts of friends on crystal clear blue water beaches, basking in the sun and sipping on refreshing cocktails by the pool.
After an arduous and bland winter/spring, an escape from reality and some relaxation is just the thing to feed your wanderlust. We all know those people who love posting to social media about their seemingly perfect and luxurious lives. So why can’t you join in on the fun? If you’re planning a holiday in Europe this summer, we recommend visiting Greece, home to some of the most Instagrammable beaches. These places will be sure to make your Instagram followers wish they were you!
Elafonisi Beach, Crete
Elafonisi Beach is located on Elafonisi island, in the southwestern corner of Crete, the largest and most populous of the Greek Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. A once well-kept secret, this island has become a must-see for those visiting Crete and wishing to stay near a beautiful beach town. Every year, Elafonisi is visited by tourists from all over the world – from young college backpackers to affluent families of three or more. Perhaps the leading attraction is the stunning soft pink sand, made up of the remains of tiny pink shells that line the ocean floor. You’ll definitely impress your followers with pictures of the bright pink sand and crystal clear water.
At roughly a mile long, there are countless inlets and caves around the island to explore. The more private parts of the island are accessible from the mainland by a lagoon and sandbar that is submerged in shallow water. Additionally, the waters surrounding the sandbar are calm and warm, making it the ideal beach for families with small children.
Platys Gialos Beach, Mykonos
If you are staying in Mykonos and looking for a beach with countless fun activities, Platys Gialos is the perfect destination. It is located near numerous hotels lining the shallow clear waters. These hotels offer activities such as windsurfing, paddleboarding, jet skiing, and parasailing. Notable hotels include Branco Mykonos Hotel, Acrogiali Hotel, and Argo Hotel. If you’re looking for more of an upscale vibe, Myconian Ambassador Hotel will fulfil your every need.
Be sure to snap a picture in your favourite bikini, or post an Instagram story of you sipping a refreshing pina colada while unwinding on a plush lounge chair. Don’t be afraid to ask your friends or significant other to capture as many Instagram pictures as possible. When in Greece, right?
Red Beach, Santorini
As the name suggests, the sands of this unique beach are a reddish/maroon hue. This is thanks to the small pebbles that break from the volcanic rock surrounding the beach. Located in Santorini in Southern Crete, Red Beach is above a large cliff overlooking breathtaking views of the ocean from above. It is definitely recommended to visit this beach by boat, as the hill is known for occasional landslides and rocky sand.
If you’re planning a boat tour around Santorini, definitely be sure to add this beach to your list for a quick dip and Instagram pic! In fact, we recommend taking a picture while still on the boat, which allows for the full beauty of the beach to be seen in the background.
St. Paul’s Bay: Rhodes
If you’re looking for a more intimate switch up from the standard beaches, be sure to check out St. Paul’s Bay. It is a hidden gem featuring two tiny creeks and a quaint Greek chapel, equipped with stunning views of the turquoise blue waters and docked boats. The right side of the beach includes sunbeds, fresh food, and chilled island music, while the left side is more private and secluded.
This bay is perfect for families and couples alike as the bay boasts shallow waters for children to swim, along with snorkelling and scuba diving for some underwater adventures #Snorkelselfie!
Balos Lagoon, Crete
Balos Lagoon is one of Greece’s other pink sand beaches, located at the northwest corner of Crete. Sure, you can find crystal clear blue waters anywhere in the Mediterranean, but how many people can actually say they’ve been to a pink beach? Elevate your post even more by wearing a bright pink bikini to go along with the colour theme.
Balos Lagoon is not only one of the most picturesque beaches in Europe, but it is also a great place to spend the day. In this case, try swimming in the refreshing waters. Additionally, try relaxing in the shallow pools that are like natural hot springs because of the hot Grecian sun.
Navagio Beach, Zakynthos
Possibly one of the most exquisite beaches, Navagio Beach has it all. The turquoise blue waters, soft smooth sand, and picturesque towering cliffs seem to reach the heavens. If you’re a fan of mystery and adventure, you’ll be interested to know that the beach features a shipwreck from the 1980s. The ship lost control during a storm, after being chased by Greek officials for attempting to smuggle illegal substances into Zakynthos. If you want to dodge the rush of tourists that swarm the beach during the day, we suggest you choose a tour that arrives early in the morning. Then you’ll get the beach to yourself and snap the most incredible pictures of you and the shipwreck and the beautiful sandy waters.
But to get the most out of your trip to Navagio beach you must see it from the top. This is where the most stunning views await you. Channel your inner explorer and take the hike from Zakynthos town to the hidden beach that leads you to the stunning views of Navagio beach itself, the sea, and the surrounding cliffs. As a result, you’ll be able to capture all of this plus the ship in one single image. So, if that doesn’t scream Instagram-worthy, then we don’t know what does!
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- proof of your identity
- proof of your home address
- any information that we reasonably need to locate the information you have requested (for example details of the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD offices or staff that you have had contact with and when)
We will not start looking for your information until we receive all of the above. In order to submit your request, or for help making a request, please contact us.
Rights concerning the processing of your personal information
- Right to restrict processing of personal information
- In some situations, you have the right to require us to restrict the processing of your personal information. We may restrict your personal information by temporarily moving the information to another processing system, making the information unavailable to users, or temporarily removing published information from a website. We may also use technical methods to ensure the personal information is not subject to further processing and cannot be changed. When we have restricted processing of personal information, this will be clearly indicated on our systems.
- You can require us to restrict processing in the following circumstances:
- You are concerned that the information we hold about you is inaccurate. You can ask us to restrict the information until we can determine whether the information is accurate or inaccurate.
- We are processing your personal data unlawfully and you do not want us to delete the information but restrict it instead.
- We no longer need the information for the purposes for which we collected it, but they are needed by you for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
- You have objected to the processing (see below), and we need to decide whether the legitimate grounds we have to process the information override your legitimate interests.
Processing you think is unlawful
- If you tell us that you think we are processing your personal information unlawfully, but you do not want the information to be erased, you have the right to require us to restrict the processing of that information.
- We will ask you for an explanation about why you think the processing is unlawful, and may also ask that you provide evidence to support this view.
Processing of personal information you think is inaccurate
- You can tell us if you think the personal information we are processing about you is factually inaccurate. You can require us to restrict how we use your personal information until we can verify the accuracy of the information. We will ask you for an explanation about why you think the information is inaccurate, and may also ask that you provide some supporting evidence of the alleged inaccuracy.
- If we find that the personal information we are processing about you is inaccurate, we will take appropriate steps to correct the information.
Personal information is no longer needed by ELEARNING FUTURES LTD but needed by you in connection with a legal claim
- In most circumstances, we will securely delete or dispose of personal information when we no longer need it for our legitimate business purposes. Our approach to retention is outlined in our corporate retention schedules.
- However, if the personal information we no longer need would assist you in establishing, exercising or defending a legal claim, you can require us to keep the information for as long as necessary. We may ask you to provide an explanation and any available supporting evidence that a legal claim is ongoing or contemplated.
Right to erasure of personal data (“the right to be forgotten”)
In the following circumstances, you have the right to require that ELEARNING FUTURES LTD securely deletes or destroys your personal information:
- If the personal information we hold about you is no longer necessary for the purposes for which we originally collected it.
- The processing is based on consent – if you have previously given your consent to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD collecting and processing your personal information, and you notify us that you withdraw your consent. Please note: withdrawing your consent does not mean the processing of your personal data which occurred before the withdrawal was unlawful.
- We are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes, and you want us to stop.
- If you think ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has processed your personal information unlawfully.
If you think any of the above situations apply, we may ask you for an explanation and further information to verify this.
Right to object to processing
You have the right to object to the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD processing your personal data in the following circumstances:
Personal information used for direct marketing
If we are using your personal information to send you direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time. If you exercise this right, we will stop processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes. However, we may keep your information on a “suppression list” to ensure your information is not added to any marketing lists at some point in the future.
Automated decision making and profiling
- ‘Profiling’ is the automated use of personal data held on a computer to analyse or predict things that have a legal effect, or other similarly significant effects, on the individual. Examples would include economic situation, health, personal preferences or interests and location. You have the right not to be subject to a solely automated decision (that is, a decision made electronically, with no human intervention), and this may include profiling (although there is no general right to object to profiling). If you are concerned the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has made a solely automated decision about you, you can object.
- Please note, ELEARNING FUTURES LTD is allowed to carry out automated decisions with no human intervention where you have given your explicit consent to this processing (although you have the right to withdraw your consent).
- We are also permitted to make automated decisions with no human intervention in the following circumstances:
- The automated decision is necessary to enter into, or perform a contract, or complete a contract involving you and the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD.
- The automated decision is allowed under a law passed at the European Union level, or at the level of the European Union or EEA member state level (i.e., is allowed under national law). The law will provide safeguards to protect your rights and freedoms.
However, you still have a general right to object in both of the above circumstances, providing reasons why you think the processing is having a negative effect on you. If you do object, we will carefully consider your reasons, and decide whether to review the decision-making process in your specific case.
Right to data portability
- If you have provided your information to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD, you have the right to request and receive a copy of that information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
- You also have the right to ask us to send the information we hold about you to another organisation.
- There are some situations in which the right to data portability does not apply. For further information, please contact us.
Exercising your rights concerning the processing of your personal information
If you wish to exercise any of the above rights concerning the way in which we process your personal information, please contact:
Risk Management Team
ELEARNING FUTURES LTD,
21-22 Old Steine,
Email: [email protected]
Your right to complain to a national data protection regulator (data protection supervisory authority)
- If you think we have processed your personal information unfairly or unlawfully, or we have not complied with your rights under GDPR, you have the right to complain to a national data protection regulator.
- Complaints about how we process your personal information can be considered by the data protection regulator.