One of the most popular sailing bases in Greece, the Saronic Gulf gives you the option of island hopping or coastal sailing. Seeing mountains reach up to 900 metres straight from the coast, there is stunning scenery to be enjoyed in nearly every direction.
Athens is the epicentre of political and cultural life in the country, though Piraeus is one of the biggest and busiest ports. Both have their stunning sights and great nightlife. Sailing to escape the hustle and bustle of life ashore? Head down to the islands of Poros or Spetses. Both have excellent marina facilities but again, you can choose a quiet anchorage to get away from it all.Read More...
Some of the best known sailing destinations in the world, the Cyclades offer a choice between hedonism and escape. Cruising in the Meltemi wind can be fun blasting along under a reef or two to the next island on your itinerary!
Every day you can choose another island according to the way you feel: do you want to be up all night partying? Head for Mykonos and Ios for a high octane time socialising round the clock! Want to change down a gear for a bit of peace and quiet? Head for one of the smaller islands away from the loud music and partying for a quiet dinner at anchor and a stroll along the beach at sunset.
The Ionian Sea is one of the best sailing locations in the world. With nearly 50 islands and islets to choose from, and a gentle breeze that wafts from the north east every day, you are spoilt for choice as to what to do and where to go.
There are six main islands in the chain where you can have a fun night out as well as stock up on supplies, while there are over 40 smaller islands and islets where you can either dock close to a village or anchor off a deserted beach for quietude and relaxation. Even smaller towns have supermarkets for you to stock up on water and supplies for the next stage of your trip.
The closest Greek islands to Asia, expect an oriental flavour to the culture of this vast array of Mediterranean jewels at the eastern edge of Greece. There are close to 60 islands in the chain, including Kos and Rhodes where you will find some of the best shopping and nightlife.
Every day you have a choice where to go, and may only need a couple of hours of sailing to get there. The winds blow from the north reliably, so this will inform you as where you go on your one or two week circuit – it may be advisable to head towards the north at the beginning of your adventure to get the tacking part of the trip out of the way early on and reach and run south back to the marina towards the end of the trip!