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Apart from the nice beaches and the endless blue surrounding the islands, Greece offers amazing opportunities for sailing. Whether you want to embark on a short trip from the mainland to the surrounding islands of Athens in the Argosaronic Gulf or to travel from one island to the other by boat, then the Greek landscape and services are here to provide exactly what you need.
If your starting point is Athens, then various destinations are available at a short distance. First of all, the island of Hydra. Hydra is a small rocky island, on the southwestern side of Athens, near Peloponnese. Despite its rocky landscape and lack in vegetation, Hydra boasts amazing beauty and a cosmopolitan character and this is why luxurious yachts and boats arrive every spring and summer there to anchor. It literally “hugs” the gulf as it spreads along amphitheatrically. The weather in the Saronic is quite mild, thus making it an excellent choice for those who tend to be seasick. Other famous islands that belong to the same group are Poros, Aegina, and Spetses.
If your starting point is central or northern Greece, then sailing to the islands of the Ionian Sea is an excellent choice. All islands are of amazing beauty and feature an amazing landscape and dozens of exquisite beaches. The Ionian islands are very well organized with beautiful ports and friendly people. The islands are big and child-friendly and they offer a lot of accommodation and taverns and other sightseeing opportunities for the whole family, while on a sailing session. Moreover, you can charter a yacht and explore the nearby islands which are very picturesque and full of hidden places such as caves, deserted beaches, and stone villages. The biggest islands of the Ionian Sea are Corfu, Lefkas, Zakynthos, and Kefalonia.
If you feel like exploring a little bit more of Greece and you don’t mind the strong winds, then the Cyclades is the ultimate choice for you. More than that, the islands of Cyclades offer such a varied and diverse landscape and lifestyle that your options are literally endless. Santorini and Paros, for example, are so famous for their sunset and the breathtaking view and an ideal choice for couples or friends. On the other hand, Mykonos is worldwide famous for its wild partying and vivid nightlife until the next morning. Naxos is also very popular for all age groups and interests. Even smaller islands like Tinos, Syros, and Ios offer the same amount of opportunities for anyone who seeks to experience a unique island experience by traveling on a yacht.
Sailing along the Sporades islands is also a majestic experience. The Sporades Islands are characterized by their beautiful landscape and mild weather throughout the year. The most popular islands of the Sporades are Skiathos, Skopelos, Skyros, and Alonissos which are the ones to be populated. The weather on the island is mild with nice temperatures, thus making it an ideal destination for the whole family. While on the islands, you should not miss out on anchoring in Halkidiki which is famous for the endless blue beaches and the majestic nature. You can explore the lush nature of the Sporades with your yacht and at the same time disembark on any island you like- either inhabited or uninhabited.
You can rent a yacht or bring your own and get extra equipment from the many shops and services available on the mainland and the islands.
For more information please go to Greeka Yacht Rental Services