White sands, pinkish powder, golden pebbles, red lava cliffs...Blessed with cobalt blue seas with crystalline waters and breathtaking diversities, the Eastern Mediterranean coasts call for exquisite sailing vacations in Croatia, restless island hopping in Greece and stunning beach holidays in Turkey.
Leisure sailors seeking for travel inspiration, put on your swimsuits and embark on an alternative journey to the most scenic yet unusual beaches in the Eastern Mediterranean!
Elafonissi Pink Sand Beach, Crete
A bouquet of small beaches with shallow, extending to infinity waters and white or pinkish powder sand, create an eye-candy scenery with exotic ambience! The sea forms a shallow lagoon- 1 meter deep on the maximum- making the the spectacular Elafonissi islet approachable on foot from the shore. A natural piece of art, adorned with millions of tiny shells, is surely one of the most magnificent alcoves you will ever meet!
Red Beach, Santorini
Red volcanic cliffs plunging into shimmering turquoise waters, create a mysteriously attractive scenery dominated by two amazingly contrasting elements: Deep red lava formations against the dazzling blue-green colours of the Aegean.
Xi Beach, Kefalonia
A spectacularly red, long stretch of soft sand embraced by white clay cliffs against the velvet blue waters of the Ionian Sea, create a natural spa scenery at the beach, as the elements of the clay and sand are perfect for pampering your skin! An organised, rather popular beach on western Kefalonia, with warm, shallow waters, is an ideal escape for family sailing holidays!
Pamukkale, Bodrum Peninsula
The "Cotton Castle" in turkish, is a spectacular landscape creating white, terrace shaped formations and pools of healing waters, deposited with a very high mineral content from the hot springs. Known from the ancient years for its healing properties, the ruins of the ancient baths and greek monuments, are still visible in the wider area.
Zlatni Rat Beach, Brac Island
The meaning is "Golden Horn" in Croatian, and explains it all! Backed with dense pine woods, is a golden dagger of pebbled land extending more than a quarter mile to the sea, stroked by impossible hues of turquoise, changing colours, sizes and shapes depending on the currents, creating an amazing beautiful scenery that pushes you straight to dreamland!