Planning the Ultimate Sailing Vacation to Greece
For centuries, sailing has been a part of Greek life. Today, as efficient means of travelling from one place to another have developed, sailing in the mystic waters surrounding the small islands in Greece is rapidly becoming a popular tourist attraction.
The deep blue Mediterranean waters dotted by a number of small and beautiful islands combined with the crystal clear beaches and warm sea breezes, offer a sailing vacation experience that truly has no match.
The Best Time to Sail Around Greece
When booking your charter yacht to Greece, it’s important to keep in mind that the best time to sail around the country is from March through October, with August being the best of all months. The summer time in Greece offers long and sunshine-filled days allowing you to spend most of the time out-doors. Though you may find the beaches and the waters somewhat crowded during these months, you can catch all the events and festivals that various small islands organize from time to time. You can also spend some quality time on the sand and in the water as well.
The Best Sailing Islands in Greece
People from all over the world come to Greece to make their dream of sailing in its magical waters, come true. Among the 2500 islands of the Aegean Sea, a few are most popular because of their proximity to big cities like Athens and Greece port city, Piraeus.
Whenever getting a charter yacht Greece, make sure you have arranged for at least one visit to the best sailing islands in Greece. These include:
- Sifnos with its famous Elies Resort,
- Serifos, popular for its emerald waters and lively seaside town,
- Tzia due to its proximity to Rafina Island,
- Poros due to its services of fuel, service stations and ATMs,
- Spetses and Hydra because of the historical Greek ruins they offer.
You can request the captain of your charter yacht to Greece to take you to all the destinations you would like to visit during your sailing vacation.
The Best Way to Sail Around Greece
You can explore a number of sailing options, from bareboat to fully crewed yachts to complete sailing cruises as per your plans regarding your sailing vacation, your budget and your preferences. Traveling on a sailing cruise typically costs less, but does not give you the privacy and luxury you can enjoy on a bareboat or a crewed charter yacht.
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