We’ve included spots that range from the chic and the elite with smooth lines and mesmerizing cocktail waiters, to the haphazard, thrown-together shacks constructed from scavenged driftwood.
Number 5 in Kalymnos Greece : Babis Bar
Babis' lively local hive of activity is a well-kept secret on the unsung Greek island of Kalymnos. This rocky outcropping, which tragically lost many of its menfolk to daredevil sponge diving, is perched between the Turkish coast and the crowded party island of Kos.
Babis and his family field everything a beachcomber could want.
Once you’re done indulging in a hearty Greek breakfast, logging on to the free Internet, trying out all the various beers and wines and sleeping it all off by the free swimming pool or sun-loungers, you can hop on a boat and take a ride over to its own sub-island of Telendos for one of the most spectacular sunsets in the Med.