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Greek islands - sailing routes and cruising grounds...

The Dodecanese islands The Cyclades islands The Saronic Gulf and the Peloponese The Sporades islands The Ionion islands

Greek Islands - overview


Athens, the Argo-Saronic gulfs and the eastern Peloponese

Starting points Athens - Alimos marina (Kalamaki), Aegina or Poros
There is always something new to discover in this popular destination for Athenians. It is considered to be a calm sailing area ideal for beginners, and newcomers - with a lot of nearby history - which combines the advantages of many other destinations all together.
Recommended for both beginners and more confident sailors.

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The Ionian islands

Starting points are Corfu (Gouvia marina) for north Ionian and Lefkas or Preveza for south Ionian
Here you will find a lushious, green landscape with calm waters and a total coastline of thousands of miles. You will find the influences of foreign cultures (British, Italian) but the area is still indisputably Greek. Popular with flotillas because of the short sailing distances and relatively wind-protected islands, these islands will make you want to come back again and again.
Recommended for both beginners and more confident sailors.
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Skiathos, the Sporades islands

The Sporades islands, Volos and Evia

Starting points are Skiathos or Volos (mainland port).
The Sporades islands lie in the north Aegean, off the west coast off Greece , near the peninsula of the south Pelion mountains. The three main islands in the Group are Skiathos, with its own international airport, Skopelos - the greenest island in Greece, and Alonissos - still relatively undiscovered and unspoilt. The area also includes a marine sanctuary and sea park. The waters of the Gulf of Volos are sheltered and there are a number of spectacular stopping places and anchorages,
Recommended for both the beginners and more confident sailors.

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The Cyclades islands

Starting points are Lavrion (mainland peninsula, south east of Athens), Mykonos, Syros or Paros.
Perhaps the most famous group of islands, with their whitewashed cubic houses and traditional windmills, the windswept Cyclades islands are not known as The Windy Isles for nothing. They are rather rocky islands with wonderful bays, sandy beaches & anchorages. As the Meltemi tends to blow from the north east, especially in high summer, you should plan your route carefully and allow for plenty of time to get back to your starting base. The distance between the mainland and the islands means that ideally you need two weeks sailing to fully engage with these islands.
Recommended for advanced and confident sailors.

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The Dodecanese islands

Starting points are Rhodes and Kos
In addition to the famous islands of Rhodes and Kos, there is much to discover in the Dodecanese and along the Turkish coast. These islands are quite well protected by the Turkish mainland from the meltemi, and the winds are often ideal for sailing. Here you will meet a totally different Greece with influences as of ncient Greece, Asia Minor and the Venetians.
Recommended for moderately experienced to advanced sailors.
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