Greece boasts of more than 2,000 islands, so there is no better way to explore it but to rent a yacht or catamaran. Despite the huge number of islands, all of them are located compactly, and due to this fact, you will be able to cruise several places at once. There’s something in Greece for everyone: rent a yacht and cruise through popular routes or get away from the crowds. The main yachting spots here are the Saronic Gulf, the Cyclades, the islands of the Ionian Sea, Sporades and Dodecanese; let’s take closer look to them.
Saronic Gulf. The local area is reliably protected from strong winds, mild winds of 3-4 points. Cruising is usually accompanied by vivid views of the eastern coast of the Peloponnese, azure bays and pristine beaches.
Cyclades. Comparing with the previous one, the region differs in climate: the strength of the wind blowing from the north or north-west, reaches 5-6 points, and sometimes can increase to 9 points. Therefore, planning yachting in the Cyclades, keep the finger on the weather forecast.
The Ionian Islands are located to the west of the mainland Greece, here it’s better to start from Corfu or Lefkada. The weather is calm and predictable: in summer, the wind barely reaches 5 points, and slight waves are totally fine even for beginners. If you are looking for unknown spots to explore, then you have to cruise to the Northern Sporades. A quiet sea and not too strong winds are at your disposal; the coastline forms a lot of cozy bays for mooring.
Dodecanese is a tie between East and West and the warmest region of Greece, you can go on a yacht here from early April to late October. In summer, mainly the northeasterly wind blows, but it’s not as strong as in the Aegean. As for autumn and spring, the winds come from the southeast side and weaken compared to the summer period.
The majority of marinas in Greece are city ones - they are quite simple in comparison, say, with luxury marinas in Croatia and Turkey. When it comes to small islands, there could be lack of water, so make sure you have stocked up with full tanks on the mainland.
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