The beaches in Greece and the Greek Islands are like paradise on earth. During the busy summer means lots of tourists, however with balmy temperatures at other times of the year, you can find quiet beaches and hidden bays. Here are some of the best beaches you can anchor at while on a superyacht charter vacation in Greece.
1. Navagio Beach known as Shipwreck Cove, Zakynthos Island
This beach is absolutely beautiful with white sand, clear blue waters, towering cliffs and the remains of an old Navy ship on its shores. It’s definitely a must-visit island on a luxury charter yacht .
Accessible only by boat, you have to take a tender to get to the shore. Early morning is the best time to avoid the many tourists who come later in the day. Enjoy magnificent landscapes and relax. Don’t forget your sunscreen as it does get very hot here especially during the hot summer months.
2. Skiathos Island beaches
Skiathos is a small island located in the north west of the Aegean Sea. There are lots of sandy beaches and secluded coves to be found. More and more tourists have been coming here since the movie Mamma Mia was shot in 2008 so it can get a little busy.
The quaint town of Skiathos has a small port and not really equipped for superyachts. Dropping anchor in one of the nearby coves and exploring the beaches by tender is the best option. The captain could drop you off near the town where you can hire a car or moped to get around the island. The ruins of Kastro overlooking the cliffs of Kastro beach are a must-see. Why not take a picnic, water to drink, sunscreen and a bottle of champagne to enjoy a few hours on this fabulous beach?
3. Paleokastritsa beaches, Corfu
The village of Paleokastritsa is on the north-west coast of Corfu and approximately 25km from the main Port of Corfu. There are 15 beautiful sun-kissed beaches most of which are only accessible by boat.
Ask the captain to moor your superyacht in one of the larger marinas in Corfu and then take a taxi or hire a car to drive to Paleokastritsa. The Alipa Port close to this lovely village is also a harbour for boats. Explore the gorgeous beaches, the 12th century monastery or swim in the clear waters which are overlooked by steep cliffs, home to pine and olive trees.
4. The black, white and red beaches of Santorini
There’s no place quite like Santorini. It has a volcanic rock foundation with distinctive beaches not seen anywhere else. Santorini’s Red Beach can be found close to the town of Fira. It’s a little touristy here but well worth a visit. Ask the captain to moor the superyacht at Vlychada Marina, take a taxi and walk down the steps where there are red cliffs on each side.
Perivolos and Perissa beaches have black sand which is quite unique to the area. Although these two beaches are very crowded in the hot summer months, there’s plenty to do and see. Anemos Beach Bar is one of the favourite bars here. Why not explore Vlychada Beach that has upmarket beach clubs and white cliffs? You could treat yourself to a pampering session at the Notos Therme and Spa Hotel that offers luxury spa treatments. Monolithos Beach has an anchorage which is ideal for families with shallow waters and plenty of shaded spots.
5. Aspri Ammos Beach, Othoni Island
The attractive island of Othoni is about 11.5 miles off the north-west coast of Corfu. It has stayed under the tourism radar although it’s now earning a reputation for its remote beaches, azure blue waters and mountainous terrain. Explore the many caves and see unusual rock formations on Othoni.
You can take a tender to see the Caves of Calypso on the island’s west side. According to Greek mythology, Calypso kept Odysseus as her captive here, thus the name. Close by is Aspri Ammos Beach which is surrounded by olive forested cliffs and accessible only by boat. Take lots of sunscreen and sunshades as it does get extremely hot here.
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