Sailing & Yachting in Greece
Cruising off the Greek coastline is a fine way to get to know the country better, where seawater is an element in abundance.
Live your dream! Sail the Greek seas, discover mythological figures, legendary heroes and ordinary everyday people. View the coastline and part of the inland from a different perspective. Acquaint yourself with the unique character and amazing topography of the various groups of islands. Feel the vigor of nature! Greece is one of the best yacht charter destinations in the Mediterranean, where all the main types of yacht charter are available.
The Ionian Sea - the Seven Islands including Corfu, Zakynthos, Kefalonia, the beautiful coast of Epirus and other small, picturesque historic port towns as well as the Western Peloponnesian coast;
The Aegean Sea - Mykonos, Santorini, Folegandros, Anafi, Patmos, Paros, etc. aka The Cyclades, as well as The Dodekanese, and the Sporades; and, of course, magnificent Crete, including Chania, Rethymnon, Heraklion and Aghios Nikolaos;
The Argo-Saronic Gulf - countless islands and ports, with the most popular islands of Aegina, Poros and Salamina, Hydra and Spetses, as well as the Attica Coast and the Eastern Peloponnesian Coast.
Bon voyage, or – as the saying goes – Godspeed!
Sailing along the Greek coastline is a must-do for every modern adventurer. Thousands of islands with hundreds of hidden coves are perfect for discovering the true essence of the Mediterranean sea. This sailing destination is a place where magical myths await around every corner. Only a country of such magnificence can truly capture the spirit of sailing.
Sailing Europe has prepared a set of route suggestions for a period of 7 and 14 days but your itineraries can be arranged with the skipper or the agency. Your skipper will do his best to answer your wishes and preferences. There are over 3.700 Yachts available in Greece through Sailing Europe! Best prices & discounts. Book online!
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Chartering a Yacht in Greece
For the pure clean air and sea.
Sail away from the polluted cities, crowded airports, hotel lobbies. Relax in comfort, with your own crew, your private sun and blue skies.
Any of the Greek islands can offer you remote beaches, secluded bays or almost barren rocks. You can be on your own, sailing, swimming, water-skiing or just relaxing.
An experienced crew is eager to make you feel special. Allow yourself to be pampered while feeling at home aboard the yacht of your choice.
There are countless places in Greece that remain unspoiled by tourism and available to you only by yacht. Just as if you owned your private island.
For full enjoyment.
For quiet relaxation or for excitement there are over 4,000 islands scattered all over the Aegean and the Ionian Sea as well as 13,000 miles of seashore.
Each destination has something different to offer: Cosmopolitan life, like Mykonos or Hydra; Archaeological & Cultural interest, like Delos, Paros, Naxos or Patmos; and Picturesque Life on all of them.
Apart from size, sailboats may be distinguished by their hull configuration (monohull, catamaran, trimaran), keel type (full, fin, wing, centerboard etc.), purpose (sport, racing, cruising), number and configuration of masts, and sail plan. Here are some popular monohull sailing vessels:
Today, the most common sailboat is the sloop, which features one mast and two sails: a normal mainsail, and a headsail which is very efficient for sailing into the wind. The mainsail is attached to the mast and the boom, which is a spar capable of swinging across the boat, depending on the direction of the wind. Depending on the size and design of the headsail it can be called a jib, Genoa, or spinnaker. When sailing directly downwind, a common configuration is to have the headsail sailed to one side of the boat, and the mainsail sailed to the other; this configuration is called "wing on wing". The forestay is a line or cable near the top of the mast to a point near the bow.
Fractional rig sloop
On a fractional rig sloop the forestay does not run to the top of the mast, rather it connects at some point below. This allows the top of the mast to be raked aft by increasing the tension of the back stay, while arching the middle of the mast forward. Without great explanation, this gives a performance advantage in some conditions by flattening the sails. The big main sail provides most of the drive, and the small head sail is easier for a short-handed crew to manage.
The cutter is similar to a sloop with a single mast and mainsail, but generally carries the mast further aft to allow for the use of two head sails attached to two fore stays, the head stay and the inner stay, which carry the jib and stay sail respectively. This is rarely considered a racing configuration; however, it gives versatility to cruising boats, especially in high wind conditions, when a small jib can be flown from the inner stay. Importantly, the traditional and most accurate definition of a true cutter, however, is not in the number of headsails, but rather that the outermost sails are set on stays that are not strictly structural to the rig itself. This in itself is a function of a much more complicated design set, involving mast placement, mast height, rig, boom length and fore-triangle size.
A catboat has a single mast mounted fairly forward and does not carry a jib. Most modern designs have only one sail, the mainsail; however the traditional catboat could carry multiple sails from the gaff rig.
Ketches are similar to a sloop, but there is a second shorter mast astern of the mainmast, but forward of the rudder post. The second mast is called the mizzen mast and the sail is called the mizzen sail. A ketch can also be Cutter-rigged with two head sails.
A schooner can have two or more masts, the aftermost mast taller or equal to the height of the forward mast(s), distinguishing this design from a ketch or a yawl. Top sail schooners are rigged to carry a square sail near the top of their foremast, but generally modern schooners are gaff or marconi rigged.
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