Yacht charter in Greece is a must for all the sailors. With the gentle morning breezes and stronger afternoon winds, an idyllic climate and the option to alternate short island hops with the line-of-sight navigation and the more challenging, open water passages, it is no wonder that Greece is one of the world’s most enduring sailing destinations, as it has something for everyone.
There are five main sailing and yacht charter destinations in Greece; the Ionian Islands, Cyclades Islands, Saronic Islands and Argolic Gulf, Sporades Islands and Dodecanese Islands. The Ionian and the Saronic are however the most popular. While each sailing destination is largely centered on the picturesque island hopping through crystal clear waters, they offer very definite and distinct characteristics. The Ionian is generally regarded as the least challenging sailing area, with sheltered sailing prevalent throughout. The Cyclades mixes exciting daytime sailing conditions with just as exciting nightlife on its famous islands including Mykonos, Syros and Ios. Located in the middle of the Aegean Sea, the Cyclades is probably the most challenging sailing area. Yacht charter in Saronic Gulf offers brilliant balanced sailing conditions and a host of islands with historic site after historic site. Highlights include Spetses, Poros and the island of Hydra, which is car and motorcycle free. It is fast becoming a favorite for sailors looking to venture out from the Ionian Islands. Skiathos offers challenging sailing with access to quiet beaches. The Dodecanese Islands are slightly more ‘touristy’ destinations but offer the chance to find beautiful more secluded island coves and beaches by yacht.