YACHT CHARTER GREECE
Sailing Holiday in the Land of the Ancient
Greece is one of the most popular and classic Mediterranean destinations. A particularly attractive way to explore the country, is a sailing trip with a charter yacht. Almost 25 percent of the total area of Greece is covered by more than 3,000 islands, of which about 90 are inhabited. Thus, the country has a coastline of about 13.500 kilometers, of which only 4.000 kilometers belong to the mainland. Numerous destinations in all regions of the country are available for yacht charter with many options for a trip through the area of your choice.
Regions for a yacht charter vacation in Greece
The cruising grounds of Greece are divided into four different regions, all of which are suitable for an active holiday with a sailing charter. The Aegean / Dodecanese region located in the eastern Aegean Sea off the Turkish west coast including islands and destinations like Kos, Samos and Rhodes, Greece's second largest island. In the northwestern Aegean Sea off the Greek coast, the area Aegean / Sporades is to be found with islands like Skiathos and Volos. Southeast of Athens and Piraeus is a jumble of inhabited islands and islets to find the area Aegean / Saronic Gulf / Cyclades. Here basis for a sailing charter and yacht rentals are in Kalamaki (Athens, Piraeus, Lavrion, Paros, Poros or Santorini. Off the west coast of Greece is another interesting area for a sailing holiday, the Ionian Sea. The starting points for an interesting sailing holiday are the Marinas Gouvia on Corfu, Lefkas and Gouvia.
Arrival and travel times for your yacht charter vacation
From many German airports, regular charter flights to your preferred sailing area in Greece are provided. If no direct flights from Germany are possible, you can easily change in Athens on a domestic flight with smaller aircrafts. In addition, there are regular ferry connections between islands, in order to reach the favorite Marina for a yacht charter. An interesting variation for the arrival are ferry connections from Venice, Brindisi or Bari to reach Corfu, the Greek mainland or Athens. The ideal time for a wonderful yacht charter holiday is from June to September. Although the season already starts from Easter and finishes late autumn.
Weather and wind conditions
In Greece there are numerous areas that are very suitable for beginners. These include the islands in the Ionian Sea, which provide protection with numerous bays. The prevail light wind conditions will suit beginners and families with children. Also very suitable are the Sporades, because strong winds are rare as well. In addition, the distances between the islands and mainland destinations are short. At the Saronic Gulf light winds are also dominant. While the summer wind Meltemi, a strong northely wind, is only for the experienced skippers to sail a yacht in the Cyclades and the Dodecanese.
Culture, culinary, countryside and people
In Greece, one of the earliest civilizations in the northern Mediterranean, many cultural monuments have been preserved. With a yacht charter or sailing charter you have many opportunities to visit some of the impressive examples of Greek history ashore. On many islands and the mainland you will find evidence of archaeological sites.
Who does not know Ouzo… Probably every adult will enjoy it during a sailing trip pur or - as the Greeks drink - mixed with water. The varied cuisine of Greece has lots of delicious meat and fish dishes, different vegetables and casseroles. A wide range of different wines round off the great culinary offerings.
The Greeks are known for their hospitality, and you will notice during your holidays. Certainly you will be approached by the Greek population, while it is not uncommon to be invited into a tavern. Greeks like to party and dance, and they like to invite foreigners to attend. This makes for some unforeseen surprises during a yacht charter vacations.
Supply during a yacht charter
Overall, Greece has a good infrastructure for a sailing charter and yacht charter. The country has, however, more fishing ports than well equipped marinas for sailing holidays. But the ports are usually in close proximity to the town center and taverns and bars for a pleasant evening are within easy reach. There are rarely any utilities such as showers or electricity in the fishing ports, so only minor or no costs for moorings are required. Supermarkets are sufficiently available in larger towns, on smaller islands, however hardly.
Ships for your yacht charter
The selection of sailing yachts and catamarans for your yacht charter vacation is large. You will surely find the right boat in the size you want to spend with your family or friends an incomparable sailing holiday in the waters of Greece. We warmly welcome you on board to explore one of the greatest sailing grounds in the world.