The jewels in the eastern Mediterranean Sea hide between 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 Sporades, in Greece, you will enjoy the most precious relics of the Mediterranean Sea.
To give you a hint on what to see, we picked three unique places to visit in Greece, and precisely in the Ionian Islands, the Dodecanese, and Attic Peninsula. Keep reading and let’s discover them together!
Ionian Islands – Corfu’s Cape Drastis and Canal d’Amour
Are you sailing in Corfú and looking for some exceptional panorama to take amazing pictures and immortalize unforgettable moments of your holidays? In 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, amazing, unlike anything you’ve ever seen. What makes it so special is the silhouette of its vertical cliffs shaped by the wind. These impressive rock formations sheer straight to the sea, surrounding tiny sea caves and strips of powder sand. All around, islands and beaches only accessible by boat make it amongst the best things to visit in Corfu.
Near Sidari, there is another natural masterpiece, the Canal d’Amour (the Channel of Love), of the same geological formation of Cape Drastis. The Canal d’Amour is an idyllic bay of unique rock formations and colours. Enclosed between the rocks, there is a beach equipped with bars and restaurants and a little cove. But what makes this place even more scenic are the famous yellow, white cliffs and the green, lush vegetation that surround blue canals and coves.
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 see it everywhere, simply wandering through its streets or hiking the scenic paths scattered throughout the island.
While sailing in the Dodecanese, Karpathos is a good 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. It is said that once experienced the energy of Karpathos you will want to come back all the time!
Attic Peninsula – Cape Sunion
If you’re starting your sailing holidays in Greece from Athens or Lavrion, well there is a place of interest that you can easily discover with your boat and that you should include in your itinerary.
If you make for the southernmost tip of the Attica peninsula, south of the town of Athens, you will be amazed by the panorama of the impressive Cape Sounion, best known as the Temple of the ancient Greek God of the sea, Poseidon.
Rising above the Aegean sea, on top of this 60-meter cliff, the sanctuary captivates thousands of visitors every year. They come here to learn its fascinating history intertwined with legends. But especially to admire the breathtaking views over 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. The countless ancient ruins complete the beauty of its natural landscape, as Gods designed them with stunning perfection.
There are so many places to visit in Greece, that it could be not easy to choose what to see. However, If you want to spend your holidays between beaches and archaeological sites, there is no other ideal destination as Greece!