SAILING HOLIDAYS IN GREECE
Whether you are new to sailing or not, there will be a destination in Greece that will meet your needs. Sailing holidays can give you the chance to have a close contact with the sea from island to island and swim in beautiful and hidden bays. At every island you visit, you will have the opportunity to see ancient monuments, knowing different local cultures, enjoying the nightlife and tasting the traditional cuisine of the Greek islands. There are three types of sailing holidays: skippered (when you rent a boat and pay a skipper to knit it), bareboat (when you rent the boat and travel independently with permission to have a sailing license) and flotilla (when many boats sail under the guidance of an experienced skipper).
With experienced sailors or not, you can enjoy the strong winds in the Aegean Sea, either the Cyclades or the Dodecanese islands, or choose the mild winds of Saronic Gulf, Sporades islands or the Ionian Sea.
The Cyclades islands are the most popular island complex in Greece. Cyclades is an attractive destination for sailing, mainly due to the small distance from Athens, the many islands that it has and the wide variety of experiences it promises. All these Greek islands provide amazing holiday destinations for romantic couples, groups of friends or families. Santorini and Mykonos are the most popular islands of Cyclades Greece and the top destinations in Greece generally. Other famous islands include Paros, Naxos, Ios and Sifnos.
Sporades in the northern Aegean are wonderful to explore by yacht. There are four small islands Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonisos and Skyros each with special character and amazing nature. Rocky landscapes, and pure blue seas: a uniquely alternative destination. Go island-hopping in a paradise island complex!
The island complex of Dodecanese in south-eastern Aegean is the sunniest corner in Greece. Twelve large islands and numerous smaller ones with crystal clear waters, sandy or pebbly beaches, are waiting to be discovered. Like the Cyclades, these islands are fairly close to one another, apart from Kastellorizo, so you can visit a different one every day. From Rhodes, the capital of this chain and Kos, to the tiny islands of Leipsi, Arki and Agathonisi, this group has a lot of wealthy to discover.
Ionian islands ‘A different world, another Greece.’ are the ideal sailing destination. These islands which parallel the west side of the mainland have a completely different flavour to those in the Aegean. The Greeks call them the ‘Seven Islands’, but there are many more of these emerald gems. Sail the Ionian Sea and discover its unique islands.