There are 3 main boat trips to experience on the island are
The most famous boat-trip is the one to the shipwreck beach or 'Navagio' (called by the locals) and the Blue Caves nearby. The beach lies on the very North of the island and is only reachable by boat. It is surrounded by high white cliffs and it is one of the most stunning sights in Greece. The actual shipwreck lies in the middle of a beautiful white bay, dominated by stone arches and surrounded by deep, turquoise waters. The beach and sea floor are made of white pebbles. The geology of the area results into a unique blue color really worth to face.
Near the shipwreck beach, you will meet the famous Blue Caves. Nature has crafted there a unique impression in picturesque sea-side cliffs, offering the visitor a most extraordinary spectacle. Arches and domes which could never have been formed by the human hand, offer stunning views and colors. Sun rays reflect through blue sea water from white stones of cave bottoms and walls, creating visual lighting effects. Most of the boat companies will stop there to give you time for a quick swim inside the caves. Do not miss this chance, do not forget your snorkel.
Most of the companies combine the 2 spots with 1 trip, but you can do them separately too. Starting poits are
- either the port of Alykes/Alykanas (4h boat trip, free pick up from Porta del mar)
- or the port of St. Nikolas in the very North (2h boat trip)
- or the lighthouse at the cove of 'Skinari' near St Nicolas (2h boat trip)
- or the small port Porto Vromi in the West(1h boat trip).
TURTLE ISLAND-KERI CAVES
ROUND TRIP OF THE ISLAND
You could hire a yacht with a captain on board or you could rent a motor-boat and be the captain for the day.