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 and Corfu , the northern Greek “gems” of Thessaloniki and Halkidiki, 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.
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.
Leading Yachting Companies in Greece
|Odysseus Yachting Holidays||+30 26610 36107||Corfu Island||Ionian Islands||3 Nausikas Str., 49100|
|Valef Yachts||+30 210 4182381||Piraeus||Attica||2 Plotarchou Hadjikonstanti Str., 18536|
|Variety Cruises||+30 210 6919191||Athens||Attica||214-216 Syngrou Ave., 17672|
|Vernicos Yachts||+30 210 9896000||Athens||Attica||11 Posseidonos Ave, Alimos, 17455|