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Greece - a true island kingdom for sailing 

The Greek Aegean Sea is one of the most attractive sailing areas in the world. With winds being constant all year round, this is the perfect place for a sailing holiday. The Meltemi, a warm and dry summer wind, usually ensures clear weather and clear view.

The climate

is predominantly Mediterranean with mild, humid winters and dry, hot summer months.

The wind

Meltemi, blows from April to October from the Greek mainland towards Crete. During summer months, fall winds and jet effects gave to be expected as an effect intensifier.

  • Length of coast: 13,676 km
  • Islands: >3000
  • Sailing season: May to October

The most beautiful sailing regions for your yacht vacation in Greece

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The Saronic Gulf - very varied sailing holidays

The Saronic Islands of Aegina, Angistri, Poros, Hydra, Dokos, Spetses and the coast of the Peloponnese are protected from stronger winds and provide therefore calm sailing trips. The whole route is very varied: beautiful sandy beaches and untouched nature, sometimes lush vegetation with olives, citrus fruits, pistachios and wine, small fishing ports and quiet anchorages, historical buildings such as temples, churches, Byzantine castles and old shipyards.

The Sporades

With Skiathos, the so-called "Little Mykonos", as your starting point in the northern Sporades, you sail past sandy beaches and unspoiled harbors into the southern Sporades. Those who moor in the modern marina of Porto Carras can relax on their sailboat or visit the medieval monasteries on the Athos mountain. The noise of the world stays behind - there are no paved roads and no electricity. On a hill above the port of Loutraki lies Glossa - a village with rural Greek flair and spectacular views.

The Dodecanese Islands - a wide range of sailing opportunities

The Dodecanese Route allows you to start your sailing holiday from the island of Rhodes, from the equally named town or from Kos, the green island. The sailing possibilities in the Dodecanese are extremely different. In the blue, crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea in the east of Greece and along the Turkish coast are some of the most beautiful Mediterranean islands: Kalymnos, the island of the sponge divers; Patmos, the pilgrim island of Orthodox Christians; Symi with its listed harbour; Leros with a 14th century fortress of the Knights of St John; Lipsi, one of the most important bird sanctuaries in Greece.

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The Cyclades - Sailing between the most famous islands

Start and destination ports are Athens, the Saronic Gulf or the Dodecanese Islands. The Cyclades archipelago with the white-blue houses, which are typical and known for Greece, lie circular in the Aegean Sea between Athens and Crete. The four most known islands of the group are Mykonos, Santorini, Naxos and Paros. The sailing route across the islands of the Saronic Gulf is ideal for short and calm cruises due to the moderate winds. An essential difference to other areas in the Mediterranean is that mostly small harbors are filled by fishing and ferry boats and the anchor has to be set for every harbor manoeuvre. However, every island with countless anchor bays always offers a protected mooring place, often even without mooring fees. So also a relatively inexpensive sailing holiday is possible.

Mykonos and Santorini with their beautiful beaches, architectural highlights, many luxurious shops, the magnificent views and the most romantic sunsets even attract the high society. A true paradise for sailors. And "Little Venice" on Mykonos is already an attraction when seen from a sailboat.

Naxos, the big green Cyclades island, offers everything a holiday-maker’s heart desires and is still spared from mass tourism. The Portara, an archway and part of the remains of the temple of Apollo, is the landmark of the island and is located at the port of Naxos.

On Paros, the Venetian port is a real eye-catcher. Lefke, once the main town on the island, with its narrow streets, the beautiful church Agia Triada and an imposing pigeon tower on the upper edge of the village is also worth a visit. 

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The Ionian Sea - the seven main islands offer a lot of variety

In the Ionian Basin you can find the deepest point of the Mediterranean Sea, the Calypso Deep, at 5,267 metres. The Ionian Islands consist of 7 main islands, the largest is Corfu. From here the passionate sailor can explore the Ionian Islands in the south with his sailboat: 

Paxos, the smallest of the main Ionian Islands; Lefkada, the paradise for windsurfers; Ithaca with its many species of amphibians and reptiles; Kefalonia with its underground lake Melissani; Zakynthos with the blue grottos at Cape Skinari, which can be visited by boat. Those who start their sailing trip from Lefkada enjoy a lot of variety and quiet sailing trips, which makes a sailing holiday wonderfully relaxing and restful.

Therefore our tip: Choose the ideal yacht with us and book online right away! And a top-class yacht charter holiday awaits you.