Greece

  • Wide range of route options and destinations
  • Picturesque coastal- and island locations
  • Rich ancient heritage with many historical sites to visit

Yacht Charter in Greece

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Area Highlights

There is no doubt that Greece is the most diverse sailing area in the Mediterranean, both in terms of diversity of landscapes and the sailing challenges.

The Aegean is divided into several districts: in the the Sporades, in the center the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, along the Turkish coast and the Saronic Gulf and Argolic south / southwest of Athens.

The Ionian Sea is located on the west side of the country. The area offers numerous islands between Korfu and Zakynthos, with soft hills in fresh green and sleepy fishing villages. The distances between islands are short, the sea usually calm — an ideal area for beginners and relaxed sailing. During summer you will find light to moderate winds from north-western directions, rising in the afternoon and usually fading towards sunset. Best time to visit is between May and September.

The Cyclades offer illustrious island names like Mykonos, Paros, Naxos and Santorini, as well as the volcanic Islands Santorin and Milos — each a legend in itself. Uniquely bright sunlight from a deep blue sky meets charming landscapes with fresh white-washed houses. During summer, the Meltemi wind creates a sporty sailing environment, reaching its maximum between june and august. The sailing crew should be well prepared. The area is not recommended for beginners.

The islands of the Dodecanese are located in the southwestern Aegean, right in front of the Turkish coast. They are in total about 200 islands, but only 19 of them are inhabited. Rhodos with its impressive fortress and Kos with its archeological sites are among the biggest and most famous of the Dodecanese islands. Others are Kalymnos, Karpathos, Symi and Patmos. High mountainous and a broken coastline with plenty of small bays and anchorages are typical for the Dodecanese islands. Some of the larger islands are lush forested. A turbulent history has left a diverse cultural heritage with oriental and western influences — mosques, bazaars, as well as neo-classical buildings from the period of Italian occupation.
The Meltemi ensures comfortable sailing breezes. In spring and late autumn, strong winds can cause a stir.

For overnight stays, Greece offers mainly simple, inexpensive moorings in small town harbors, piers or bay anchorages. Sanitary facilities are found in nearby hotels or restaurants that have specialized on serving boaters. Full service and high comfort marinas like Laviron or Athens are the exception.

Climate and weather

Prevailing winds: Ionian coast 2-4 Bft. from northwest; Sporades 3-5 Bft from Northeast; Cyclades 4-6 Bft. from North, Northeast, Northwest

Best time of the year to sail: May — October

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Jan
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Feb
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Mar
14
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Apr
15
25
May
18
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Jun
22
33
Jul
24
33
Aug
25
29
Sep
23
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Oct
21
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Nov
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Dec
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How to get there

Charterbasen:
Lavrion, Athen, Kalamaki, Lefkas, Kos, Alimos, Paros, Korfu, Gouvia

Flughäfen:

Athen, Korfu, Samos, Rhodos

Sailing Routes in Greece

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