3. Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia, Greece
The third, best beaches in Europe is Myrtos Beach. There’s no shortage of gorgeous beachery in Greece, but Myrtos Beach is the alpha and omega of must-visits. Flanked on either side by mountains, this mile-and-a-half of shoreline is to the Ionian Sea what that shock of white is to the Bride of Frankenstein’s hair. Just be careful here — there’s a steep shore break, so novice swimmers shouldn’t venture out past 10ft.
4. Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa, Italy
The fourth, best beaches in Europe is Rabbit Beach. Land on the shores of Rabbit Beach and find yourself in the presence of greatness — if greatness is determined by TripAdvisor. OK, maybe not, but in 2013, the user-generated review site ranked Rabbit Beach as the best beach in the world. There’s something to it.
Lampedusa is actually closer to Tunisia than it is to the Italian peninsula, smack dab in the middle of the Mediterranean, and the southernmost island in Italy. That also translates to warmer climes, and the best way of getting around being a moped — as you’re wont to get around on a Mediterranean island. It’s the 21st century dolce vita.