Considered as the cradle of Eastern civilization, Greece is a magnificent country and it is ideal for sailing. In fact, Greece has many beautiful islands, ports and anchorages. Renting a boat and more specifically a sailboat in Greece is a unique experience during which you can enjoy sublime landscapes, the discovery of traditional Greek villages, heavenly islands... There is no doubt that Greece is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world for sailing cruises. Going on a sailing cruise is an original way of travelling that will give you unique memories with your family or friends.
Why choosing a sailboat for your cruise in Greece?
When you rent a boat in Greece, you have several options when it comes to choosing your boat: sailboat, catamaran, yacht, small motorboat, schooner... The choice is wide. The islands are only accessible by boat, so sailing is the best way to discover Greece. In fact, sailboat is an excellent way to explore the sublime landscapes of the Cyclades, the Ionian Sea or the Dodecanese archipelago. You won't forget your sailing trip in Greece: going on a sailing cruise is a unique experience, a moment to enjoy escape and freedom. It wake sup the adventurer soul inside you and you will be able to sail in search of the most unspoilt coves, the most beautiful sunset or stop over in one of the many villages. Going o a sailing cruise will offer you sailing conditions that you won't soon forget. Get ready for escape, sensations, connection with nature... A return to essential values.
Navigation conditions in Greece
First of all, as far as the boat licence is concerned: in Greece the boat licence is mandatory for skipper. If you do not have a boat licence, however, a cruise to Greece is quite accessible. You can opt to rent a sailboat with a professional skipper who will accompany you throughout your cruise. If you are wondering when to leave, the spring period (April-May) is ideal for those who want to enjoy all the beauty of Greece while avoiding the crowds and the heat. You will discover a luxuriant and green nature. For the ones looking for hot weather, the summer period (June-October) is the best option. In terms of navigation areas, if you are looking for wind, we suggest you to rent a boat in the Cyclades or to rent a boat in the Dodecanese archipelago. On the other hand, for those who prefer tranquility, we suggest you to discover the Sporades archipelago or to rent a boat in the Ionian Sea.
A sailing cruise in Greece is an opportunity to discover the immense diversity of this country, its culture, its history and its incomparable beauty. Also note that each region has its own specificity. It is impossible to discover everything in one trip, so you will have to choose an itinerary according to your tastes and desires. You can opt for a stay from major ports such as the port of Athens, Corfu or Lefkas. But renting a sailboat is also an opportunity to set off on an adventure from one island to another. Among the most famous islands you will find the Cyclades where you will discover typical Greek landscapes with white houses and churches. The Cyclades are the perfect destination for lovers of culture, hiking and good wines. We also recommend the Sporades archipelago, a destination that is still unknown but it is an ideal destination for nature lovers who can enjoy beaches, coves and hiking. Finally, we recommend the Ionian Islands, which offer breathtaking views, a lush vegetation, turquoise water and Mediterranean sunshine. The list could be long because Greece has more than 2000 islands and islets and because of that it is an exceptional sailing area.
Going on a sailing cruise in Greece, whatever your itinerary, will be an opportunity for you to discover breathtaking landscapes, dive into a turquoise sea and discover coves that are still preserved from mass tourism. A sailing cruise is a unique experience to share with family or friends and will give you unforgettable memories.