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The Greek Islands were made to sail. Greece is known as the Mediterranean home of sailing, and has long been a favourite of travellers, island-hoppers and sailing enthusiasts from all over the world. For those who want to explore its beautiful beaches, coves and the many timeless ancient archaeological sites this country has to offer, Greece is a fantastic destination to visit on your next sailing holiday. Our Greece travel guide will bring you one step closer to your dream sailing holiday in Greece.
“It takes a lifetime for someone to discover Greece, but it only takes an instant to fall in love with her” Henry Miller.
Greece has more than 2,000 islands, of which approximately 170 are populated. Greece’s largest island is Crete.
Greece enjoys more than 250 days of sunshine—or 3,000 sunny hours—a year. The sun shines over Greece all year long and the climate is one of the best in Europe.
There are so many versatile islands—each one with its own unique personality, but all are close to each other—every time you stop to a new port you have something new to see something new to discover. The five main sailing destinations in Greece include the Ionian Islands, the Cyclades Islands, the Saronic Islands and Argolic Gulf, the Sporades Islands and the Dodecanese Islands. The Ionian, Cyclades and Saronic, however, are the most popular.
The Ionian Islands are generally regarded as the least challenging area to sail to, with sheltered sailing and protected coves prevalent throughout the entire area. The Cyclades Islands mix more challenging daytime sailing conditions with exciting nightlife on their most famous islands, including Mykonos, Santorini, Syros and Ios. The Saronic Gulf, which includes Spetses, Poros and the island of Hydra, offers brilliantly balanced sailing conditions and a host of stunning islands with more historical sites than you’ll ever be able to explore.
From the turquoise waters of Corfu and Lefkas, to the bustling port of Lavrion and the hidden coves of Skiathos – Greece has it all. A sailing vacation around Greece offers traditional fishing villages with simple, delicious food on vine-shaded terraces. You’ll see shady olive groves, classic whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches set against the backdrop of azure skies.
With thousands of stunning islands and a multitude of excellent boating options just waiting for you on its shores, let the waves pull you into the Grecian harbours and experience life as the Gods once did! Click through now to start planning your dream sailing holiday around Greece.