Greece the ideal destination




 

 

Yachting in Greece

Cruising in the Greek seas has become very popular in the past two decades and yacht chartering has developed from a small business into a vigorous industry, offering over 2,000 yachts and itineraries to suit even the most demanding sailor.

Greece has to offer the yachtsman a great deal, not only because of its splendid natural attractions in the Aegean and Ionian, but also thanks to the readily available supplies, both on the islands and around the mainland. Furthermore, the country boasts 2,000-plus islands to explore, a chance to visit deserted beaches and more than 20,000 km of beguiling coastline to see.

There are three main groups of yachts: crewed, bareboat and flotillas. Most of them are based in the marinas along the coast of Athens and Piraeus, but also at the islands of Rhodes (Eastern Aegean) and Corfu (Ionian), the northern Greek "gems" of Thessaloniki and Chalkidiki, as well as at several major Aegean and Ionian islands.

Most ports and marinas around the mainland and the islands offer boat and docking facilities and services. There are many brokers, especially in the Piraeus harbour area and along the coastal highway to Glyfada, where boats and yachts can be hired or chartered.

As requirements are becoming more demanding and the country experiences a rapid development in that field, comprehensive programmes are underway for the creation of a number of new harbours and services for yachts and cruisers, to supplement the existing infrastructure. Programmes include the construction of new marinas, smaller harbours with a standard range of facilities and emergency docking.

Weather is rarely a problem. The mainland, as well as the islands, have several shelters along the way, which are easily accessible. Weather conditions in Greece are generally characterized by bright sunshine and minimal rainfall. On the other hand, winds vary considerably between the months of April to October, but wind direction and force vary from one local zone to another.
Yachting in Greece is a dream-come-true and there is nothing like exploring the country's innumerable bays and inlets, dipping into crystal-clear waters and lying under cloudless skies.

Yachting Companies in Greece

ODYSSEUS YACHTING HOLIDAYS
ODYSSEUS YACHTING HOLIDAYS
3, NAUSIKAS STR., GREECE
49100, All Greece
tel: +30 26610 36107, fax: +30 26610 36944
email: odyyacht@otenet.gr
web: http://www.odysseussailing.com

VERNICOS YACHTS
VERNICOS YACHTS
11 POSSEIDONOS AVE, ALIMOS, ATHENS
17455, Attica-Athens
tel: +30 210 9896000, fax: +30 210 9850130
email: 
web: http://