Pylos: Shipwrecks & Saganaki
The classic Grecian seaside town of Pylos sits on one of the most beautiful shorelines along the Peloponnese peninsula. With excellent conditions for water sports, culinary pedigree and a number of noteworthy sites of historical interest, Pylos is best experienced on a yacht. The town’s restaurants have some notoriety, particularly around the main square Platía Trión Navárhon. Take your pick of the fine cafés, tavernas and eateries as well as dipping into the chic boutiques. Walk off lunch by visiting Néo Kástro castle, which dates from 1572. For stunning views of the bay, and your yacht at anchor, head up to the Kástro Navarínou.
The island of Sfaktira is an ideal day trip. Peppered with monuments from the many wars and battles that have been fought in the area, it is also excellent snorkelling territory – the remains of a Turkish fleet sunk in the bay are clearly visible in the water. Don’t miss Gialova wetland, one of the main lagoons in Greece. A short cruise along the coastline will bring you to the pristine white beach Voïdhokiliá, next to a bird conservation area. Escape modernity in this as-yet unspoilt region of Greece while enjoying the luxury and freedom of chartering your own yacht.
Take a steep climb from Voidokhilia Bay to Nestor’s Cave for incredible views. Take plenty of water and sun cream and jog back down
Have an afternoon cocktail at CooCoonari on the white sand of Romanos Beach – it’s windy so take a cap not a straw hat
Take the tender to Ammothines, a rustic beach restaurant where the seafood is to die for: order the sardines and then hit the beach
Cap Ferrat: Seafood & seclusion
Providing a great anchorage, St Jean Cap Ferrat, near Villefranche, is a ragged headland where substantial private homes are just visible from the water.
Grand Bahama: Beaches & BBQs
In the far north of the Bahamian archipelago lies the splendid island of Grand Bahama, a natural paradise with myriad places for hiking, biking, bird watching, horseback riding and swimming.
Ekincik – verdant landscape & yachting treasure
On the ravishing southwest coast of Turkey lies the little-known yachting haven of Ekincik, hidden away from the hustle of Izmir and the industry of Antalya.