Greek shipping magnate Harry Vafias has been cruising the Greek archipelago since he was about five years old. Vafias reckons to have visited about half of the almost 2,000 islands, so we asked him to give us the inside track on when and where superyachts should visit...
Mykonos is my all-round winner, because it has the best of all worlds. It has the prettiest set of beaches in Greece, with more than 20 fantastic strips of golden sand. And these beaches cater for all tastes: family beaches such as Lia, trendy beaches like Psarou and quiet beaches such as Agios Sostis. Mykonos is also in the middle of the Aegean, so if you want to go west or east, it’s very convenient. Again, if you want to go out there are both cheap (try Bandana) and expensive restaurants (Nobu is here) with cuisine from all around the world. Two or three bays are big enough for large yachts to moor, notably Ornos and Psarou. Of course the islands is also famous for its nightlife and has a reputation as one of the best party destinations in the Mediterranean.
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