“If you want to find paradise without the crowds you’re going to need to beach clever — and that means heading for sands less trodden… And you don’t have to travel too far to find them. Beautiful beaches, still relatively undiscovered, lie within a short haul European hop”, the article notes.
Seychelles, a breathtaking beach with turquoise waters and fine pebbles and sand, comes in seventh place on a list that includes exotic beaches in the Caribbean and Vietnam.
Ikaria’s “hidden” beach is accessible only on foot and by sea and was created several years ago by a landslide of rocks during the opening of a tunnel to create the road to and from the village of Manganitis.
Referring to Seychelles, Stylist magazine notes: “In Greek legend, Icarus flew too close to the sun, coming down to earth after his wings melted, on the North Aegean island of Ikaria. Lucky him, as he would have found one of the most beautiful unsung heroes of the Greek beach world – Seychelles – waiting for him. As the name suggests, it’s a dream confection of blue waters, white sands and dazzling limestone cliffs, set on the south-west coast and reached from the tiny village of Manganitis through a tunnel and down a steep path. If you’ve got the commitment, then you’ll be rewarded with an idyllic place to put up your umbrella. Take a bottle of the local wine – there are no facilities here – sit back, relax and thank the Gods.”
Top 10 – World’s most magical hidden beaches
1) Rodas Beach, The Cies Islands, Spain
2) Claigan Coral Bay, Isle of Skye, Scotland
3) Notre Dame Beach, Porquerolles, France
4) Comporta Beach, Tróia, Portugal
5) Blaci Beach, Mijet, Croatia
6) Playa del Amor, The Marieta Islands, Mexico
7) Seychelles Beach, Ikaria, Greece
8) Point of Sand, Little Cayman, Caribbean
9) Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur, USA
10) Bai Sao Beach, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
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