Between the Ionian Sea and the Aegean Sea, Greece and its many islands offer an ideal setting for sailing. With a large number of marinas and bases all along the coast, the Greek islands offer you a unique range in your choice of sailing yacht charter and itineraries, according to your desires for a more sporty or quiet sailing. It is also possible to hire a schooner, a ketch, a junk, a barge or a schooner according to your wishes and if you wish to enjoy sailing.
Considered as the cradle of Western civilization, Greece is a destination steeped in history and mythology. And its maritime basin, enhanced by its thousands of islands and islets, is undoubtedly one of the most interesting to explore on board a sailboat. Thus, boat hire in Greece remains the ideal way to explore the Cyclades, the Sporades, the Ionian Sea, or the Dodecanese, whose varied and authentic landscapes remain a real delight for the eyes.
The country also has a marine tradition that it has developed since antiquity and the epic of Ulysses, when maritime trade began to take off. In addition, its strategic geographical location and its major ports such as Athens, Lavrion, Corfu and Lefkas have made Greece an essential platform for a sun cruise. Whether you choose to hire a monohull sailboat or a catamaran, sailing paradises such as the Aegean Sea, the Saronic Gulf or Crete and its sparkling white-washed villages are available to you.
Another advantage of this Mediterranean region is its favourable season for an early boat cruise. Boaters can enjoy a pleasant climate from March to the end of October to enjoy the pleasures of sailing by sailboat or catamaran. Another positive point is the variety of weather conditions in the Greek islands. You can enjoy the Meltem in the Cyclades or the Dodecanese, a strong wind that blows all year round, even in summer. This will be an opportunity to discover the islands of Mykonos, Kos or Ios by enjoying the sensations offered by the wind in an archipelago renowned for its sailing conditions favourable to the hire of a monohull sailboat. If you prefer to sail in peace and quietly, opt for a catamaran hire in the Sporades around the island of Skiathos or the Ionian Sea for a cruise in Greece with less wind.
There is no shortage of anchorages near ancient ruins in the Greek archipelagos. South of Corfu, the small port of Othonoi is a charming place where you can moor your boat, as is Methoni, an old Venetian position located south of the Peloponnese. The Mpoufalo anchorage located on the south-eastern shore of the Kymi-Aliveri dome, as well as the Sigri anchorage, east of Lesbos, are also places with enchanting scenery where you will be tempted to stop and enjoy the beauty of the panorama when you hire a boat in Greece.
Among the exceptional attractions that you will have the privilege of discovering during your boat hire in Greece, there is the magnificent Palace of the Grand Masters in Rhodes, the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian in Patmos, or the ancient city of Paleokastrítsa on the island of Corfu. Some spectacular natural sites can only be fully appreciated by being on board a boat. This is particularly the case of the sumptuous Melissani cave, which is located near the village of Karavomilos, on the island of Kefalonia, and the famous caldera in the Santorini Archipelago, also developed by the Néa Kaméni, Paléa Kaméni and Thirassía islands.
Namely for your boat hire in Greece: the sea licence is mandatory in order to be able to steer a boat. If you do not have it, Filovent provides you with the services of professional skippers who will accompany you during your cruise and can provide you with valuable information on the many sailing routes on site.