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Sailing In Greece, Getting to know the Greek Island and their sailing itineraries

1. The Islands in Saronic - Argolic Gulf and Peloponesse

It is the best sailing area to start your first exploration in Greek seas. Located very close to the main land you have many choices for your sailing holidays. You can visit famous antiquities in, Epidaurous Aegina, Mykynes, Nafplion, etc. Beautiful beaches are waiting to hug you in clear blue waters. You can discover many interesting sights along the coast of Peloponesse, Monemvasia -Kythira- Elafosinos e.t.c.

A new sailor will normally find friendly and smooth winds compare to those in Cyclades area.


2. The Cyclades islands

These are the classic Greek islands that somebody imagine when he sees photos of the white-washed villages. They include the most famous, including Mykonos, Paros and Naxos, Siros, Ios, Santorini (presumed to be the legendary Atlantis), and the famous historic island of Delos among others, is maybe the most popular sailing destination in the world. Cyclades are the most picturesque group of islands in Greece, situated in the middle of the Aegean and looks as the southeast continuation of Euboea and Attica. The Cyclades are famous for their really extraordinary weather, the beauty of the beaches and the charm of the architecture.

3. Ionian Islands

The Ionian islands, or else "Eptanisa" in the Greek language, is an unforgettable place with rare pictorial landscapes, heavenly aquamarine waters and deep green forests. The friendly inhabitants of the Ionian islands are looking forward to welcome you in their land and seamlessly help you enjoy the best holidays of your life.

The islands themselves are known by a rather confusing variety of names. During the centuries of rule by Venice, they acquired Italian names, by which some of them are still known in English. Ithaki was known as Val di Compare, Kerkyra as Corfu, Kythera as Cerigo, Lefkada as Santa Maura and Zakynthos as Zante.

A variety of spellings is used for the Greek names of the islands, particularly in historical writing. Kefallonia is often spelled as Cephalonia, Ithaki as Ithaca, Kerkyra as Corcyra Corfu, Kythera as Cythera, Lefkada as Leucada or Leucas and Zakynthos as Zacinthus or Zacynthus. Older or variant Greek forms are sometimes also used: Kefallinia for Kefallonia and Paxos or Paxoi for Paxi.


4. Dodecanese Islands


The current Greek administrative region of the Dodecanese consists of 163 total islands of which 26 are inhabited. Twelve of these are major, giving the chain its name. Apart from these twelve main islands, which gave the name to the island complex ,(Rhodes, Astypalea, Kalymnos, Karpathos, Kasos, Kos, Leros, Nysiros, Patmos, Symi, Tilos. Halki), the islets of Lipsi, Agathonisi, Pserimos , Kastellorizo , Levitha , Giali , Kinaros, amongst other islets, barren islets and rock peaks, all constitute the group of islands known as the Dodecanese.

The most historically important and well-known is Rhodes (Rodos), Sea shells and crustacean fossils which are found on top of mountains indicate that the formation of this island chain, either wholly or partly, occurred under the surface of the sea. The Dodecanese climate is of a transitional type and ranges from temperate to dry tropical climates which is characterized with lots of sunlight and an extended dry summer period perfect for sailing in these lovely region.

5. Sporades Islands

The Sporades islands, Skiathos,Skopelos, Alonissos,Skyros, Kyr.Panagia, Peristera, Skantzoura, e.,t.c. placed in the Northwest side of the Aegean Sea is the sailing area that offers much beauty and an incredible number of wonderful beaches within a limited (is)land extend. The Sporades (their actual name is Northern Sporades) is not the ideal place to check archaeological sites but it is among the very few islands where yachts anchor in a bay and the charterers in the boat’s cockpit enjoy the natural shade of the pine trees running down to the water. The charter base that “serves” the Sporades is in the marina of Skiathos island. The island of Alonissos offers moments of peace and tranquility. It is also a refuge of the protected Mediterranean Seal "Monahous - Monahous".

The history of the region, as of all the islands of Northern is important. The oldest findings are from the Stone Age, when the islands joined to the Pelio Peninsula. Tools are petrified bones from the Middle Stone Age have been found at Kokkinokastro on Alonissos. These are possibly the oldest findings indicating human settlement in the Aegean. The island of Skiathos has 70 beaches all around it. Skiathos town is a port which shelters small boats and from where ferry services connect to Skopelos, Volos, Agios Konstantinos and the rest of Greece.