SAILING IN GREECE
Sailing in Greece is part of the country’s centuries-long history, seafaring tradition and thousand islands. The geography, beautiful landscapes, large number of anchorages, fully equipped marinas and mild climate in a land known since antiquity for the navigational skill of its people, make Greece an ideal destination for sailing holidays. Whether you have your own sailboat or choose to rent, you will be happy with the possibilities and services.
Autonomy is the biggest advantage of sailing in Greece. Cruising sailors can drop anchor at remote stretches of land and swim in secluded, almost “private”, beaches even during peak season.
With the meltemia (the prevailing north winds that blow every summer from about 5 to 7 Beaufort) in your sails, you’ll start your own Odyssey. The Cyclades, the Dodecanese, the Sporades, the islands of the North Aegean, Crete – wherever you may go in the Aegean – a sense of relaxation, vitality and wellbeing will flood over you. If you competition’s your thing, there’s the Aegean Regatta, the Cyclades Regatta, the International Aegean Sailing Rally, the Cretan Cup and the Rhodes Cup. Each event lasts from five to nine days and is an adventure, filled with fun and action.
The Ionian may not have the meltemia, but you’ll be awed by the exotic landscapes and hidden beauty. From Paxi and the paradisaical Antipaxi, to Lefkas with its Pringiponisa and the islets in its inland sea, the images and beaches you’ll encounter compete with each other for splendour and charm. If you’re an active competitor, you’re welcome to take part in the rally held here every July/August.