Sun, Sea and Sailing Holidays in Greece
Sailing holidays in Greece are a brilliant way to explore the country's thousands of miles of coastlines, islands and marine life. Characterised by historic cities surrounded in mythology, this Mediterranean destination is a must-visit for all keen sailors. Start your trip and rent a holiday home in Athens, the capital of Greece situated on the mainland. Not only are there plenty of cultural sites to visit here including the famous Acropolis, there are numerous yacht charters, day cruises and a sailing school, meaning the city is the perfect base to explore the surrounding coastline. If you are are still a beginner, or would simply like to enjoy the social benefits of sailing in a group, Athens also offers flotillas, in which you can travel as a group led by professionals. This is a particularly great experience for solo travellers to meet new friends, or for anyone keen to acquire more sailing knowledge.
Islands waiting to be explored
Greece and it's 6000 islands are a haven for all keen sailors. However, any visitor of any ability can enjoy the sea here. Amongst the islands, you can choose to bare-boat charter or crewed sails. Alternatively, there are plenty of companies offering catamarans, special day trips and sailing courses. Spend your sailing holiday in Corfu, one of the Ionian Islands. The beautiful, lush green island offers plenty of beaches, the old town and numerous local Greek restaurants. Corfu also offers a lively night-life for visitors wanting to carry on the fun throughout the night. Across the islands, eco-sailing is growing in popularity while diving and marine tours are also favoured by tourists. Whale and dolphins can be spotted if you are lucky. If you are keen diver, enjoy your sailing holiday in Chios, regarded as one of the best diving sites in Greece with caves, tunnels and wrecks. Another popular diving spot is Santorini. World-renowned as a top sunset location, staying in a Santorini holiday home amongst the whitewashed houses, is one of the most peaceful and stunning landscapes. Thanks to the Mediterranean climate, sailing holidays in Greece are popular year-round. If you would like to escape the summer crowds, visiting between September and May is the most recommendable. Although there are too many locations to suggest, the island of Euboea (also called Evia) is a stunning destination. With long, white sandy beaches, small villages and forested mountains, relaxing in a Euboea holiday apartment could be your idea of heaven. The island is home to sailing clubs, where visitors can also take part.
Wherever you decide to spend your Grecian sailing holiday, you will not leave disappointed. Happy sailing!