Sailing Yacht Charter Greece
It is impossible we sum up sailing in Greece in a one-week or two-weeks charter. Normally, it would take years of cruising before anyone could claim to have enough knowledge of the Greek islands. So please, prepare yourself to sail a part of the Greek islands only. Because of the big variety of landscapes, islands, beaches, anchorages, architecture styles, historical sights, cultures, fertility, weather conditions and yachting facilities you can find in Greece one thing is for sure: the sailing holidays in Greece are…exceptional!
Choose any of the 5 different navigation areas / destinations: Cyclades (often windy), Ionian (calm & green), Dodecanese and Sporades areas (with moderate winds), Saronic & Argolic Gulf (sheltered) where you can plan your own or follow one of the suggested routes and itineraries.
Our company strives to grant the best value for money or simply cheap yacht charters in Greece onboard new and well kept vessels. Check our webpage with the types of yachts and prices where you can also see a description and the technical characteristics of our boats.
We operate from 8 eight different bases in Greece - Alimos marina, Lavrion (both in Athens region), Lefkas and Corfu in the Ionian, Paros in the Cyclades, Skiathos in the Sporades, Kos and Rhodos in the Dodecanese. We offer sailing, motor yachts and catamarans (bareboat, with skipper or fully crewed) recently built by Beneteau, Jeanneau, Bavaria, Ocean, Lagoon and other established boatyards.
Globe Yachting is a trustworthy and reliable charter company in Greece. You may very well ask our clients about us.
Greece is the Mediterranean’s home of sailing. With its famous islands making up 20% of the total land area and a coastline of over 9000 miles, a sailor could spend years sailing Greece and discovering not only new inlets, bays and islands but whole new areas stretching from the Aegean in the east to the Adriatic in the west.
Our bareboat desk covers the five main sailing destinations in Greece; the Ionian Islands, Cyclades Islands, Saronic Islands and Argolic Gulf, Sporades Islands and Dodecanese Islands. The Ionian and the Saronic are however the most popular.
While each sailing destination is largely centred on picturesque island hopping through crystal clear waters, they offer very definite and distinct characteristics for the bareboat sailor. Read through these different areas on the right of this page, or just give us a call, we love to chat.
The Sailing Areas
The Ionian is generally regarded as the least challenging sailing area for British sailors, with sheltered sailing prevalent throughout. The Cyclades mixes exciting daytime sailing conditions with just as exciting nightlife on its famous islands including Mykonos, Syros and Ios. Located in the middle of the Aegean Sea, the Cyclades is probably the most challenging sailing area we offer.
The Saronic Gulf offers brilliant balanced sailing conditions and a host of islands with historic site after historic site. Highlights include Spetses, Poros and the island of Hydra, which is car and motorcycle free. It is fast becoming a favourite for British sailors looking to venture out from the Ionian Islands.
Skiathos offers challenging sailing with access to quiet beaches. The Dodecanese Islands slightly more ‘touristy’ destinations but offer the chance to find beautiful more secluded island coves and beaches by yacht.
Flights and Access to Greece
Each destination has its own airport, though some are easier to access than others. From London, the Ionian (Preveza and Corfu) and Athens are the easiest and most convenient destinations to fly to. Athens provides the best range of carriers, with the likes of EasyJet, British Airways and Aegean Airlines all flying there. From Manchester and Birmingham, the Ionian is served on a Sunday by charter carriers, with Sailing Holidays having our own allocations of seats for sale.
The sailing conditions in Greece are as diverse as the locations themselves. If you’re looking for calm seas and generally light winds head to the Ionian Islands. If you're after exciting sailing venture to the Cyclades Islands and for something in between, cast off toward the beautiful Saronic Gulf.