Top 4 Greece Sailing Destinations To Include In Your Cruising Itinerary

Greece is an exceptional option for a yachting vacation, due to the plethora of sites and activities to be explored on the different islandses. As the yachting season run from early April to November, there’s an optimal time to visit any place: from Corfu to Crete.

The mainstream of sailing trips in Greece are focused on island hopping where sailors wish to explore crystal-clear water, local foods, the picture-perfect countrysides and late night beach parties. Each cruising destination brings a unique possibility to discover Greece and cherish the memories of a sailing vacation for the rest of your life. Or at least until next sailing holiday!

Here I have listed a few of the renowned Greek destinations that are worth slotting into your upcoming sailing itinerary in Greece.

The Cyclades Islands:

The Cyclades provide a combination of incredible sailing conditions, superb wind (very strong in the summer months: july and august) and fascinating nightlife on the popular isles of Santorini, Mykonos, Ios, Naxos and Syros. Be ready that Aegean Sea is the most demanding and you have to be experienced or employ a professional skipper for your cruising excursion.

The Ionian Sea:

The islands of Zakynthos, Lefkada and Corfu are the most renowned cruising destinations you might want to explore in the Ionian Sea. Gallant beaches, sapphire waters and picturesque sunsets wait those who plan to cruise the Ionian waters. Also, don’t forget to explore the isle of Ithaca, the home of Odysseus and try the popular local cuisine & drinks in the local tavernas! .

The Sporades Islands:

Sheltered anchorages & secure waters rule in the cruising site of Sporades. The isles of Skyros, Alonissos, Skopelos and Skiathos provide sunny beaches & perfect conditions for a cruising excursion. Sailors can always find their yacht from the Volos port, placed only a few hours away from Thessaloniki and Athens.

The Saronic Gulf:

Argosaronic Islands like Poros, Hydra, and Spetses are popular destinations for the cruisers that wish to venture off from conveniently located Athens marina: Kalamaki. Majority of these isles are suggested for a stop throughout your sailing vacation, for instance the Hydra island, where popular authors like Jensen and Cohen used to reside. The winds aren’t that powerful in the Saronic Gulf in comparison to the Aegean Sea.

Go for a flexible sailing vacation in Greece with Nalea Yachting and get the opportunity to exploring uninhabited bays, strolling through historic towns, eating in local restaurants and enjoying a lot of other fun activities. Sailing in Greece with Nalea Yachting is both affordable and convenient. For any further inquiry, please fee free to email us at

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