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06-06-2022 Last updated

Sailboats and Yachts in Greece

Travel the Mediterranean by private yacht and spend a luxurious summer holiday exploring the hidden gems of the Greek islands.

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Greece is an exceptional destination for sailing regattas, sailboats, and all types of yachts, with options flexible for all budgets.

With more than 300 islands to discover, infinite beaches, and the Mediterranean weather, Greece is the perfect sailing destination. The best period to take a trip to Greece is from April to August.

Aside from its ideal weather and top rated beaches, another advantage of sailing in Greece is the variety and diversity of its waters. One of the most famous sailing destinations is the Aegean, as it has the popular islands of Andros, Milos, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Siros, Santorini, and Tinos. Our top recommendation is to explore the Saronic Islands of Hydra, Spetses, Poros, and Alimos by renting a boat, as some of the best beaches can only be reached by private boat.

From the Dodecanese islands, the best scenery to enjoy while sailing is found in Astipalaia, Rhodes, Kos, Patmos and Karpathos. Of the Ionian Islands, our experts suggest: Lefkada, Meganisi, Kalamos, Kastos, Ithaca, Cefalonia (Kefalonia).

In Greece, the sailing life is not limited to tourism. With one of the longest coasts in the Mediterranean, Greece is a popular destination for regattas and sailing races, which have increased year by year. Among the most important regattas in Greece are:

  • Andros Regatta
  • Cyclades Regatta
  • Classical Spetses Regatta
  • Aegean Rally
  • Aegean Regatta
  • Catamaran Cup

Having a sailing license in Greece is almost as important as a driving license. It is mandatory to have a valid card to be able to navigate any type of boat. If you would like to know some of the best companies to rent a yacht or sailboat, we can help you: