In a dream vacation with a sailing yacht charter Greece, these are the places not to be missed for any area
The old town of Corfu
The jump of Sappho on the island of Lefkada (Lefkada)
The blue caves of Zakynthos
The caldera in the center of Santorini
The mythical Milos
The beaches of Naxos
The monumental city of Rhodes
The volcanic beaches and the crater of Nysiros
Snorkeling and diving in Kastellorizo
The marine park of Alonissos
The white beaches of Skiatos (especially Koukouraniés)
The monasteries of Skopelos
The fascinating Rodos, a world heritage site, is a must on the Dodecanese route. Whether you arrive by boat or catamaran from another base, or you want to leave from here, you need to stay at least a couple of days. Important Greek city first and then Roman, it experienced its apogee in the Middle Ages, when it was conquered by the Genoese Republic. The extensive perfectly preserved fortified citadel bears witness to this period, later followed by the government of the Knights of Rhodes. Today the center is a perhaps excessive swarm of restaurants and shops, but the historical suggestion remains. Going south with your charter, boat or catamaran, tourism thins out, allowing you to discover the coast and the crystal clear sea in its beauty. The kilometric golden beaches, the archaeological site of Lindos with the beautiful Acropolis, the valley of the Butterflies and the beach of Prassonissi. On a sailing boat it will take a little more time, on a motorboat less, but it will be worth it.
Historic city, crossroads of cultures and peoples, it is today the main island of the Ionian archipelago. You can stop by boat or catamaran in the equipped marina and visit the old town. Then leave, south route, to explore the countless coves and beaches that enrich it. You can see the mountain ridges from the boat, dotted with olive and citrus groves. Then drop anchor for a nice bath or snorkel. The island stretches towards the south, decreasing and becoming flatter. The sandy coast that is formed is suitable for a family boat holiday: stop in Marathias or Aghios Gordis. Crystal clear sea and, with not excessive wind, you can have a splendid sailing experience.
The presence of innumerable islands within each archipelago allows a varied and exciting charter holiday, with the possibility of always visiting different places. To maximize the variety and not to oblige to return to the departure marina, some charters offer the one-way route. The first is from Corfu to Preveza, the marina on the coast very close to the isthmus that connects the island of Lefkada (Lèfkada) to the mainland, This formula allows you to visit and circumnavigate Corfu more calmly and then move to Lefkada to make a bet on the islets Paxi and Antipaxi south of it, and then continue towards Lefkas, Zakynthos and Ithaca. The route can also be done in reverse. Check on our website the various options of sailing boats and catamarans, both in bare-boat and rental with skipper.
The second one-way charter opportunity covers the Cyclades islands, from Athens to Santorini (or vice versa). Here the route is much longer, to be done in one or even two weeks: starting from the capital you can reach the suggestive and unspoiled Kea after about 40 miles. Then you can opt for a south route with Kitnos, Serifos, Sifnos and Milos. Extraordinarily clear waters, bays and coves, fishing villages on a path not yet beaten by mass tourism. Alternatively, towards the southeast you will meet Mykonos, Paros, Antiparos, Ios. That is, the charm of beauty combined with social life and nightlife. In both cases, the last stop, where you will leave the sailboat, will be Santorini. The famous island with the caldera formed by the eruption of a volcano 3500 years ago. The one-way route can also be done from Santorini to Athens Don't hesitate to contact ItalyCharter for more detailed information!
You can combine your sailing holiday with an excellent sailing course. On our site you can choose the boat that best meets your needs in terms of size, yard, number of cabins. Our best charters offer a complete course, carried out by the skipper on board, or while you are the skipper, an IVF instructor on board can follow you along the way. The marinas that offer training centers are in Corfu, Lefkada, Athens, Samos and Rhodes. Safety, mooring and unmooring maneuvers, ropes and knots, anchoring, sailing points, are some of the topics addressed, theoretically and practically on the boat.
The Royal Yacht Academy is the British body that governs all water sports and presides over nautical training. In Greece our best charters offer courses recognized or connected with this institution: from the basic 'Day Skipper' course obtained with the presence of an RYA instructor on board, through real courses and training schools, up to the prestigious 'Yacht Master' . The main centers are in Athens, Corfu, Rhodes and several others, do not hesitate to contact ItalyCharter for information!