Traveling around Greece by boat
Greece, one of the most popular travel destinations worldwide, is a tapestry of ancient civilizations, fun activities, and natural sights, from splendid beaches and traditional little villages to cosmopolitan cities and engaging nightlife. Its endless seashore has long been a magnet for tourists. Some beaches have crystal blue waters and are covered with pebbles, while others are more turquoise and sandy.
Here is our best advice, because you can reach the most stunning beaches only by boat. Whether you are licensed or not, you have the amazing opportunity to navigate a boat by renting one carrying a 30 hp engine. Here are 4 places worth visiting and exploring by boat in Greece:
Chalkidiki – For there is so much more in Greece than just islands!
Chalkidiki is in northern Greece. There is no doubt that this unique region is one of the country’s top summer locations. It stands out for its three peninsulas – Kassandra, Sithonia, and Mount Athos– each of which has its own unique character. These three green “legs” (as the locals call them) are surrounded by warm waters, and host a variety of activities.
The exploration of Diaporos Island is a must-do experience when in Chalkidiki. Rent a boat in Vourvourou, just a few miles away from this exotic island, and immerse yourself in the unspoiled paradise of the Greek seascape. Riding a boat, you have the chance to admire the little privy heavenly bays of shimmering turquoise waters in the islands surrounding Diaporos.
Whether you choose to relish in secluded tranquility and embrace freedom in the sea or experience the thrill of driving your own speedboat, Chalkidiki is the perfect place to satisfy your needs and wishes.
Syvota– Exotic beauty!
Syvota is a small town in northwestern Greece, and surely a must-visit destination for all. This venue is considered one of the most exotic destinations in Greece; winding coastline with a wonderful view, sandy beaches next to little “eye-hidden” heavenly bays of shimmering turquoise waters, small isles, and a perfect climate are just some of the delights on offer when you visit Syvota.
The calm sea and the balmy summer winds of the Ionian Sea make Syvota an ideal destination for boat rental. Grab the wheel, let your senses guide you, and explore secret coves and beaches. Diapori, Alati, Pisina are just some of the numerous beaches you could drop anchor at, and enjoy the Ionian breeze while relaxing under the Greek sun. The crystal clear waters of these isles are the best memory of its visitors, who usually return every single summer.
Crete – The Island of longevity
In the southern part, one finds Crete, country’s largest island, and the fifth largest one in the Mediterranean Sea. Famous for their distinctive lifestyle, Cretan people are also known for their hospitality. The way the Cretan landscape unfolds is really magical. No matter which region of the island you visit, you will definitely find the perfect beach for your holidays.
Whether you prefer the sunny beaches in the north or the smaller but more secluded beaches in the southern coast, renting a boat is the best way to explore this unique landscape. Set off from Heraklion, and in just a few minutes you will find yourself in the most beautiful holiday destinations you have ever been to. Agia Pelagia, Fodele, Ligaria, Monafitis, and Psaromoura are just some of the beaches one can visit by boat.
Rhodes –The Island of the Knights
Rhodes is truly an island that caters to all tourists. Its history of over 2,000 years and a great variety of landscapes will satisfy even the most demanding visitors. Some of the best beaches lie in the north part of the island. This place seems untouched by modern lifestyle and is a favorite with most travelers.
Get yourself a boat in Lindos and explore what this gorgeous island has to offer. In just a few minutes you will reach the Pefkos tourist resort with its popular beach. Sail across the impressive Cape Ginas, and do not forget to drop anchor at Navarone bay. This is the actual site of the famous late 1950s film. If you wish for a more laid-back atmosphere, the route towards the south is ideal for you.
With so many sights to visit, rest assured that Greece will leave a lasting impression on you. Don’t miss out on the chance to explore the deep blue sea of the Aegean and the Ionian islands, and of the Chalkidiki area. And don’t forget to treat yourself to the sense of freedom and adventure that a boat ride can offer.