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Falling in love with Greece all over again

 

From the Greek legends of mythology, encompassing unforgettable architecture which can be traced back in time to 3000BC where Western civilization began and the endless stretches of deserted beaches or mysterious forests of pine, everyone finds something to love about Greece.

 

Rich in history with it’s ancient philosophers and emperors, Greece today is a mixture of both Ancient and Cosmopolitan. With so many hidden treasures to explore, you can understand why first-time visitors would be dazzled by such awe-inspiring beauty.

The sunshine is never on holiday in Greece, creating glistening reflections on the sea. Bask in the warmth and enjoy the gentle breeze as you set sail from the marina. Cool down with a dip in the clear blue waters after only a few hours sailing at your next port of call. Dine in traditional tavernas eating fresh seafood from the catch of the day or enjoy healthy and traditional Greek salads drizzled with delicious oils and feta cheese.

Whether you are just looking for a relaxing holiday or would like to skipper yourself, Greece has routes for everyone. We can provide Skippers to take you on the trip of a lifetime around the islands as you explore this amazing paradise. With healthy cuisine, beaches, secluded anchorages, bustling fishing ports, traditional tavernas, and most of all a Greek warm welcome, we know you will want to return time and time again.

 

Experience

 

New to Sailing

Options include calm sailing routes on one of our professionally Skippered yachts within a berth or cabin charter.

Mid Experience

Groups of friends or families who would like to explore Croatia on a dedicated skippered boat or those who would like to Charter a whole yacht Skippering themselves sailing alongside us in a flotilla.

Experienced Self-Skippers

Looking to Bareboat Charter in Greece? Choose from a variety of bases including Athens or Lavrion, Corfu or Levkas, Syros, Paros, Mykonos or Santorini, Rhodes or Kos, and Skiathos or Volos.

 

Sailing Routes

 

Located in the South Eastern region of Europe, on the far Southern edge of the Balkan Peninsula, Greece has a total area of 50,502 square miles.

How many sailing areas are there in Greece?

The Greek Islands are a huge sailing paradise with 5 different areas for you to enjoy.

1. Saronic Gulf and Peloponnese
2. Ionian
3. Cyclades
4. Dodecanese
5. Sporades

How many islands are along the Greek Coastline?

The country is famous for the thousands of islands, mountains, forests and lakes that make up the bulk of the country with the total being somewhere between 1,200 and 6,000, depending on the source, 227 of which are inhabited with Crete being the largest and most populous island.

What is special about the Greek Coastline?

With the largest coastline in Europe, Greece is a firm favourite with sailors. Two-thirds of the country is mountainous which makes for a spectacular coastal backdrop. The natural terrain has allowed for the formation of canyons and caves creating intrigue and adventure as you sail around the coast.

What are the general prevailing winds?

Prevailing winds in the Summer months come from the North.

In the Saronic (from Athens) and Ionian (from Corfu or Levkas) these are very light winds making for calm sailing which is perfect for beginners.

The Cyclades, Sporades and to a lesser extent the Western Dodecanese get the stronger Northerly wind known as the ‘Meltemi’ which is strongest in July/August sometimes measuring up to Force 7/8 for 1-4 days in a row. The rest of the year the wind force is usually less, only 3-4 on the Beaufort Scale.

Winter months and in fact most of the year (April to November) can still be sailed in the Dodecanese (from Kos and Rhodes) where warm moderate winds make for a very pleasurable sailing experience.

What is the weather like in Greece?

The Mediterranean Climate in Greece features mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers, with this climate occurring at all coastal locations, including Athens, the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, Crete, the Peloponnese, the Ionian Islands and parts of the Central region.