What are the best places to visit in Greece? Good question, as the most precious jewels of the eastern Mediterranean hide exactly among the beautiful coasts of Greece. From the turquoise waters of the Cyclades and the Ionian Islands to the mountainous and barren surroundings of the Dodecanese, or the green setting of the Sporades, wherever you will go, you’ll enjoy the most precious relics of the Mediterranean Sea.
To trigger your imagination and help you to create your next sailing route in Greece, we picked 3 unique places to visit in Greece that stand out for their beauty and distinctive characteristics. Keep reading and let’s explore them together!
Ionian Islands – Corfu’s Cape Drastis
Did you rent a boat in Corfú and now are you looking for some exceptional panorama to immortalize with some beautiful pictures? At the northernmost point of Corfù, near the village of Peroulades, you’ll find what you seek.
Cape Drastis is a little piece of heaven on earth. Peaceful, quiet, surprising, unlike anything you’ve ever seen. What makes it so unique is the silhouette of its vertical cliffs shaped by the wind. These impressive rock formations plunge straight into the sea and surround tiny caves and strips of powder sand. The islands and the beaches all around are only accessible by boat.
Near the settlement of Sidari, there is another natural masterpiece, the Canal d’Amour (the Channel of Love), of the same geological formation as Cape Drastis. Two rocks enclose this bay where you can retreat in one of its bars and restaurants. Maybe, the Channel of Love is even more scenic! The famous yellow, white cliffs and the lush greenery that surround its blue canals and inlets won’t leave you indifferent!
The Dodecanese – Karpathos Island
With about 6.000 islands, we expect Greece to hide some secrets, and Karpathos is one of them! Located in the Dodecanese, this hidden island has more than 20 stunning beaches of golden sand and crystal clear water, a pristine landscape and a great variety of ancient ruins.
Despite its remote position, it sparkles among the other islands for its unspoiled beauty and postcard-perfect scenery. You can feel its authenticity everywhere, merely wandering through its streets or hiking the scenic paths scattered throughout the island.
While sailing in the Dodecanese, Karpathos is an excellent alternative to dive in the real “Hellenic spirit”. The neighbourly attitude of the locals will make you feel at home and experiencing the “real Greece” through their last-longing traditions.
Attic Peninsula – Cape Sunion
If you make for the southernmost tip of the Attica peninsula, you will be amazed by the panorama of the impressive Cape Sounion. These ruins, just south of Athens, are best known as the Temple of the ancient Greek God of the sea, Poseidon.
Rising above the Aegean sea, on top of a 60-meter cliff, the sanctuary captivates thousands of visitors every year. They come here to learn its fascinating history intertwined with legends and admire the breathtaking views of the sea! Enjoy the sunset from the temple’s ruins and discover one of the best sights of all Greece!
Considered the cradle of modern civilization, Greece doesn’t need any introduction. There are so many places to visit in Greece, that it can be complicated sometimes to choose what to see. However, If you want to spend your sailing holidays between beaches and archaeological sites, you can be sure that there is no better destination like Greece!