Sailing trip in Greece!

A sailing trip in Greece is a fantastic way to explore the stunning Aegean and the beautiful Ionian Sea.

Both seas offer picturesque islands, historic sites and crystal clear waters. Below are some tips to plan your sailing trip in Greece:

  • Plan itinerary:
    • In Greece you can visit many beautiful islands. The popular sailing routes include the Cyclades (e.g. Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Santorini), the Ionian Islands (e.g. Corfu, Lefkas, Ithaca, Zakynthos), the Saronic Islands off Athens (Aigina, Poros, Hydra, Spetses, ..) in the Gulf of the same name, the Sporades (Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos, ...) and the Dodecanese (e.g. Rhodes, Kos). First, think about which region you want to sail in.
  • Yacht charter options:
    • You can rent your own sailboat or join an organized sailing trip.Numerous charter companies offer boats in various sizes and price ranges. On our website you will find the largest selection in Greece.
  • Sailing experience:
    • If you want to rent your own sailboat, you should have sufficient sailing experience. Otherwise, you can hire an experienced skipper to steer the boat.
  • Best sailing time:
    • The sailing season in Greece extends from April to October.The best conditions are in spring and autumn, when the weather is pleasant and tourist crowds are smaller. But summer also has its advantages: even in the smallest islands, the entire infrastructure is well set up for the season and you can enjoy the lively life in the beautiful Choras.
  • Find out about the weather forecast before the sailing trip:
    • Find out about the weather and wind conditions in the region where you want to sail. In the Aegean Sea, the Meltemi wind can become quite strong in summer (especially July and August).
  • Marinas, anchorages and harbors:
    • Plan your route in advance and research good marinas, anchorages and harbors. Greece offers a variety of picturesque bays and traditional fishing villages for anchoring.
  • Cultural Explorations:
    • Take the opportunity to explore the cultural sights. Visit ancient ruins and the islands' beautiful choras.
  • Gastronomy:
    • Enjoy the delicious local cuisine. Greek cuisine is the second best in the world according to Taste Atlas!
  • Equipment and preparation:
    • Make sure the sailboat is well equipped and all necessary safety equipment is on board. If you want to anchor in a lonely bay, make sure you have enough provisions.
  • Insurance:
    • Check the insurance conditions for the chartered boat and take out insurance if necessary.
  • local customs:
    • Respect environmental regulations and local customs. Keep the waters clean.

A sailing trip in Greece is an unforgettable adventure where you can enjoy the freedom of the sea and discover the beauty of the Greek islands. Treat yourself to this unique experience and let yourself be enchanted by the beauty and diversity of Greece.

Suggestions for sailing trips in Greece!

There are many fascinating sailing routes in Greece that cover different archipelagos and coastal regions.

Here are some suggestions for sailing trips in Greece:

  • Cyclades Islands:
    • Start your sailing trip in Athens and sail to the Cyclades, including popular islands such as Mykonos, Santorini, Paros and Naxos. Explore the traditional villages, ancient sites and unique Aegean architecture. Alternatively, you can start the sailing trip directly from Mykonos or Paros. From there you have the option of extending the sailing trip to the southern, smaller islands.
      Suggestions for sailing trips in the Cyclades!
  • Ionian Islands:
    • Start your sailing trip in Corfu, Lefkada or Preveza and explore the Ionian islands such as Paxos, Antipaxos, Meganisi, Zakynthos, Kefalonia and Ithaca. These islands offer green landscapes, charming bays and impressive caves.
      Suggestions for sailing trips in the Ionian Sea!
  • Saronic Gilf and north east Peloponnese:
    • Saronic Gulf with destinations such as Salamis, Aegina, Poros, Spetses and Hydra. You can then continue sailing to the northeast of the Peloponnese Peninsula. There you can visit historical places such as the world-famous ancient amphitheater of Epidaurus or Mycenae and discover the untouched coastline.
      Suggestions for sailing trips in the Saronic Gulf!
  • Dodecanese:
    • Depart from Rhodes or Kos and sail to the Dodecanese Islands including Karpathos, Astypalaia, Kasos, Tilos, Nisyros, Chalki, Lipsi, Leros, Symi, Patmos and Kalymnos. The Dodecanese archipelago is particularly characterized by its diversity of landscapes, historical sites and traditional villages.
      Suggestions for sailing trips in the Dodecanese!
  • Northern Sporades:
  • North Aegean:
    • Charter a well-maintained sailing yacht in Keramoti, Kavala or Halkidiki-Nikiti. The green Thassos, the enchanting Samothraki, Lemnos, the island of wine and the beautiful Chalkidiki are very interesting destinations for your sailing trip in the northern Aegean.
      Suggestions for sailing trips in the North Aegean!
  • Around the Peloponnese:
    • If you have more time (2-3 weeks), you can sail around the entire Peloponnese Peninsula and discover the ancient sites of Olympia, the wildly romantic Mani, the picturesque Monemvasia, the beautiful Kythira Island, the Caribbean Elafonisi or the historic city of Nafplio .
  • Mediterranean Adventure:
    • do you have several months? Then plan a longer route that takes you from Greece to other Mediterranean destinations, such as Turkey or Italy and Croatia.

Before you decide on a sailing trip, consider the length of your trip, your sailing experience and your interests. This will help you choose the right route for you. Each route has its own charms and offers unique experiences. The Greek island world is diverse!

Check out this fantastic video from a sailing trip in the Ionian Sea.

Watch this amazing video from a sailing trip in the Ionian Sea:

Beautiful sailing trip in the Ionian Sea!

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