Born in Greece
Raised on the Beach

What makes us experts
on all things summer?
It's in our DNA

Born in Greece (the land of 6000 islands) and raised on the beach, our founders conceived the idea of Sun of a Beach in the summer of 2011 while sunbathing in Mykonos.

Ιt was then when they realized that beach towels took up the most “real estate” on beaches everywhere and decided to look at/approach the quintessential summer item from a fresh angle. The seed was planted and in June 2012, the Sun of a Beach brand was brought into the world.

The first Sun of a Beach towel was created and an important promise was given - that all products were to be handmade and locally produced in Greece.

the beach is our canvas

We are a kaleidoscope of inspiration that welcomes anybody that loves the beach.

The beach towel may be at the heart of our business but we continue to evolve, constantly coming up with new ideas that embody elements from Greece and the Mediterranean, as well as far away tropical destinations.

Since our first launch, many collections have come and gone and many new products have been added. The one thing that has remained constant, however is that the beach is our ultimate canvas, always inspiring us to create summer items that go beyond fashion and support a lifestyle that celebrates relaxation,

make-a-splash

In 2019, we brought this concept to life by asking local artists what summer meant to them. Their answers came in the form of 8 stunning pieces of contemporary art that were then printed on our Sun of a Beach towels and exhibited at Zoumboulakis Gallery.

We are deeply connected to nature

wwf

Driven by the need to give back to the ultimate source of our inspiration, we developed an exclusive WWF line to raise awareness for the endangered sea life of the Mediterranean Sea, which faces serious threats from overfishing, climate change and pollution. 10% of every sale goes to WWF Greece to support their efforts.

Your summer friend

WHAT A TRIP!

Νὰ εὔχεσαι νά ῾ναι μακρὺς ὁ δρόμος.
Πολλὰ τὰ καλοκαιρινὰ πρωϊὰ
νὰ εἶναι ποὺ μὲ τί εὐχαρίστηση,
ὲ τί χαρὰ θὰ μπαίνεις
σὲ λιμένας
πρωτοειδωμένους.

– Κ.Π. Καβαφης

Hope your road is a long one.
May there be many summer
mornings when,
with what pleasure, what joy,
you enter harbors you’re seeing
for the first time;

– C. P. Cavafy

The
timeline

August 2011

Melina & Ellie (while at the beach) came up with the idea to upgrade the beach towel into a fashion item

January 2012

The Sun of a Beach brand was born

June 2012

Our first beach towels collection was launched

June 2012

Made in Greece - when we started Sun of a Beach we gave a promise, to design and produce all our products in Greece. This promise still holds.

March 2013

Moved in to our first office in downtown Athens - Tiny but super cute :)

June 2013

Who's Next Paris, here we come! Sun of a Beach has its first booth at a trade show.

September 2014

Chiara Ferragni loves our beach towels! This was not a paid post;)

June 2015

WWF X Sun of a Beach. We create a custom line to raise awareness for the endangered sea life of the Mediterranean Sea and support WWF's work.

March 2016

We have been featured in Fortune Magazine - 40 under 40

November 2016

We win the Stelios Awards for Young Entrepreneurs!

March 2017

Moved to new office and we finally have a proper Showroom. Yeah…

June 2018

Our Beach towels family has a new member - the feather towel. Very absorbent and light as a feather and the best part is that it’s a 100% Greek!

November 2018

Our Hospitality Collection is officially here.

June 2019

World's first art exhibition on Beach towels. 8 local artists create 8 limited edition beach towels at Zoumboulaki galery.

July 2019

Yeah, yeah! Mary Katrantzou x Sun of a Beach Collaboration <3

January 2012

The Sun of a Beach brand was born

June 2012

Made in Greece - when we started Sun of a Beach we gave a promise, to design and produce all our products in Greece. This promise still holds.

June 2013

Who's Next Paris, here we come! Sun of a Beach has its first booth at a trade show.

June 2015

WWF X Sun of a Beach. We create a custom line to raise awareness for the endangered sea life of the Mediterranean Sea and support WWF's work.

November 2016

We win the Stelios Awards for Young Entrepreneurs!

June 2018

Our Beach towels family has a new member - the feather towel. Very absorbent and light as a feather and the best part is that it’s a 100% Greek!

June 2019

World's first art exhibition on Beach towels. 8 local artists create 8 limited edition beach towels at Zoumboulaki galery.

August 2011

Melina & Ellie (while at the beach) came up with the idea to upgrade the beach towel into a fashion item

June 2012

Our first beach towels collection was launched

March 2013

Moved in to our first office in downtown Athens - Tiny but super cute :)

September 2014

Chiara Ferragni loves our beach towels! This was not a paid post;)

March 2016

We have been featured in Fortune Magazine - 40 under 40

March 2017

Moved to new office and we finally have a proper Showroom. Yeah…

November 2018

Our Hospitality Collection is officially here.

July 2019

Yeah, yeah! Mary Katrantzou x Sun of a Beach Collaboration <3