In western Greece in the region known as the Peloponnese is a heavenly 10 mile stretch of sand called Kourouta Beach. Only 30 minutes from the Katakolon port, this beach is a favorite with the locals and has yet to be widely discovered by the international tourism trade.
Swim in the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea, walk along the pedestrian pathway or enjoy food and drink at the many coffee-bars, clubs, restaurants and fresh fish taverns that adjoin the beach. If you're craving some of that famous Greek sunshine, there are sunbeds and sunshades available to rent for only around eight euro. There are camping sites and hotels, shops, even an outdoor cinema during summer. Paradise indeed.