Most beaches are pristine and many of them are remote and only accessible by private yachts.
Livadi, the main harbour
The harbour can get windy in summer when the meltemi wind is blowing strong. In these conditions, if you can’t moor stern-to-north then best stay anchored in the middle of the bay, where it is holding strong. Livadi seems quiet during the day, however the few bars around make it increasingly lively as the night falls.
Exploring the Chora
Seemingly hanging from the cliffs, the main town with its whitewashed cubistic houses is worth the 30’ hike from Livadi. Climb all the way up to the four chapels at the top of the Venetian castle to admire the breath-taking scenery of the surrounding area. Stay around for sunset and the views will be highly rewarding. Stop for an aperitif at the scenic main square, with its cute cafes and colourful flowered balconies. Then head back to the ‘cosmopolitan’ Livadi, where the crowds have already begun to fill up the streets and restaurants.
As always, before leaving the island we recommend trying out the local delicacies. Don’t miss the sheep and goat cheeses, wine, honey, sausages, sundried tomatoes and vinegar infused capers. If you are into oenology or feel like diving more into the local wine making tradition, you may head to the winery of Flaskos to taste some local whites and rosés.