Yachting in Greece wouldn’t be complete without a little beach-hopping; but unfortunately the busy summer season can mean crowds of tourists. Here is our list of the best beaches in Greece, and how to get there by yacht.
Navagio Beach Zakynthos Island
Navagio Beach is one of the most photographed beaches in Greece, this beautiful cove, with its striking cliffs, white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and the haunting skeletal remains of an old Navy boat resting on its shores, make this a must-visit whether on a private yacht or enjoying a luxury yacht charter greece and the Greek Islands. It’s accessible only by boat, so you’ll have to drop anchor and take the tender ashore. Go early in the morning if possible to avoid the crowds that tend to come later in the day. There isn’t much to do here except enjoy the stunning landscape and relax. Shade can be a problem too, so make sure if you are travelling with family you are equipped with the best sunscreen for children and hats.
Skiathos Island beaches
Skiathos is a small island in the north-western Aegean Sea, offering many secluded sandy beaches and private coves. Once fairly remote, its popularity has increased since the 2008 film Mamma Mia was shot here, making it one of the top movie locations to visit on a luxury yacht. The pretty town of Skiathos surrounds its main port, which is small and not equipped for mooring super yachts; you will also need to consider the ferry traffic here. The best option is to drop anchor in one of the coves and explore the beaches by tender, or have your captain drop you off close to Skiathos town and hire a car or moped to explore its coastline. Don’t miss the ruins of Kastro, overlooking the cliffs of Kastro beach. It is all about the beaches here, so ask the chef to pack up a picnic for you complete with lots of water, sunscreen and of course Champagne.