Yacht Charter in Greece

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Why sailing in Greece?

When you think about Greece you think of thousands of islands, warm sunny weather and ease of access by lots of means. It is not a surprise that chartering and sailing in Greece is the top choice for lots of sailors in Europe. There are so many islands worth sailing around and swim in their crystal blue waters and that is the reason why thousands of sailors spend their sailing holidays in Greece every year.
Greece is the most devoted to the sea country out of the European countries. The reason for this is because its mainland is almost all located between the Aegean and Ionian Sea and also because it has lots of islands (more than a thousand). It is one of the top sailing destinations in Europe, and with good reason for its climate, Mediterranean cuisine and picturesque beaches and landscapes. Greece is also a cultural destination due to its historical sites and museums. If you choose boat rentals in Greece, the brief information can help you plan your holiday.
Come aboard to one of our sailing yachts with Yachtland to one of the most popular destinations – Argo-Saronic, CycladesDodecanese, Sporades and Ionian Islands. Visit the famous beach Egremni in Lefkas and discover the venetian corridors in Corfu with fresh fishes in the local Taverns and plates with Pastitsada and other local plates. Whether you have rented a bareboat or a skippered yacht, sail to the vibrant Ionian Islands, enjoy marvelous nightlife and meet other sailors from all around the world. Discover Ithaca, the home of Ulysses and the picturesque scene of thousand-year-old myths living your own Odyssey.

The must see place in Greece is the Acropolis of Athens, which was one of the seven miracles of the ancient world and one of the most important monuments in our contemporary days. Athens (capital of Greece) is located close to Lavrion (one of the ports of Attica and gateway to the Aegean islands), comprising a starting point from the sea. Other intriguing cultural visits are located in the island of Rhodes (old city, sound and light, castle of the knights).
Among the most famous island destinations in Greece is Santorini, which has marvelous beaches and crystal clear waters. Are you interested in scuba diving? Santorini is among the best options for scuba diving. Under its waters you will find caves, a great sea flora and fauna and even shipwrecks. Also you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Caldera. There are many ports from which you can find boat rentals, so this destination comprises an option you must consider.

Some of the international airports, where you can land with direct flights from your home airport are Athens (ATH), Thessaloniki (SKG) and in islands such as Heraklion (HER), Chania (CHQ) in Crete, Rhodes (RHO) and Corfu (CFU). Other islands with very busy international airports are Kos (KGS), Zakynthos (ZTH) and nationals of Santorini (JTR) or Mykonos (JMK).

Visit Greece by Boat

Getting to Greece by boat is one of the best options because of its thousands of islands and the large coast the country has. There are scheduled marine routes that Piraeus (the main port of Greece – close to Athens) and other Greek cities (like Patrai or Igoumenitsa) with Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Cyprus and Israel. Chartering yachts in Greece, in any of the islands or in the mainland, gives you the best of choices for sailing around the Aegean or Ionian Sea and seizing each day of your visit to the maximum visiting marvelous picturesque scenes and beaches.

Visit Greece by Train

 Thessaloniki in northern Greece is the main entrance to the country by train. There are every day route trains from Bulgaria, Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia and Serbia. Indirect access is also possible from other European countries such as the Czech Republic.

Visit Greece by Road

Bus lines connecting Greece with its neighbors Albania, Bulgaria, Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia and Turkey, but also with Serbia or Georgia. Another option is to drive by car. The National roads are in best condition and all of them signs have a translation into the Latin alphabet. Some European highways or E-roads pass through Greece to connect with the rest of the continent, such as E55 and E65, the E85 between Lithuania and the Hellenic country or E90, crossing Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece.

Sailing season in Greece

The season to sail in Greece is between April till end of October. July and August, being the hottest months, April, May, June September and October temperatures are high, it rains less and the wind blows with less intensity.

Cuisine in Greece

Greek cuisine is healthy, with colorful salads and plates full of taste. Some reasons as the history and geographical location, of Greece are affected the Greek cuisine from Eastern and Western dishes, so she have an exotic and unique taste. It includes vegetables, lamb is also very common, as well as fish in islands areas.

Moussaka, Souvlaki, Tzatziki and roosted eggplant for salad, is some of typical dish of Greek cuisine. Traditional Greek salad,  is made of tomato, cucumber, olives, onion and feta cheese, and completed with olive oil and oregano.

Chartering Options in Greece

 Chartering bareboat sailing yacht in Greece is perfect for inexperienced sailors. Greece with the Mediterranean climate, expected winds, a lot of islands and bays where one can find cover or spend a night is an ideal location for gathering new sailors.

Skippered yacht charter is a relaxing solution where a local skipper's extensive knowledge will sail you safely to the best maritime bays and  best beaches  in Greece, while you occlude rich history and breathtaking landscapes

 Crewed charter yacht in Greece means luxury sailing holidays you dreaming. The captain is steering the yacht to the hidden private bay, a member of crew handling all the ropes and systems on the yacht, a hostess keeping the boat orderly and a cook preparing delicious Greek foods and barbeque with fresh fish. With such a crew, your experiences during your luxury vacations will be one dream