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Travel Channel ‘Best Beach Awards 2015’: Double Win for Greece

Red Beach, Santorini. Photo source: visitgreece.gr

Red Beach, Santorini. Photo source: visitgreece.gr

Two Greek beaches are among the winners of the fourth annual Best Beach Awards of American TV station Travel Channel.

nissakia_entr_viceThe famous Red Beach on Santorini was titled “Best Unusual Beach” and VICE or Nissakia Surf Club in Artemida (Loutsa) was singled out as the “Best Beach Bar”.

On Santorini: “Named the No. 1 most spectacular getaway on earth on Travel Channel’s 101 Sand ‘n Surf Hot Spots, Santorini’s Red Beach is also the Best Unusual Beach, thanks to its striking crimson and black volcanic sands.”

Photo source: nissakia.gr

VICE Beach Bar, Artemida. Photo source: nissakia.gr

On VICE in Artemida (Loutsa): “Tucked away 20km outside of Athens you won’t find many tourists at VICE, but you’ll be met with a serene shoreline and mountainous backdrop. The bar features local dishes like grilled octopus and spins the most current, upbeat music attributing to the lively atmosphere.”

Best Beach Awards 2015

  1. Sexiest Beach: Miami, Florida
  2. Best Unusual Beach: Red Beach, Santorini, Greece
  3. Best Romantic Beach: Little Dix Bay, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
  4. Best Beach for Adventure: Praia do Futuro, Fortaleza, Brazil
  5. Best Beach Bar: VICE also known as Nissakia Surf Club, Artemida, Greece
  6. Best Beach You Haven’t Heard of … Yet: Lake Atitlán, Guatemala
  7. Best Beach Boardwalks: Coney Island, NY
  8. Best Family Beach: Seaside, Florida
  9. Best Party Beach: La Barra, Punta del Este. Uruguay
  10. Best Exotic Beach: Ihlabela, Brazil
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