The best flotillas in Greece: 6,000 islands to be explored with your new crew.

Flotillas holidays in Greece: Sail around a Mediterranean paradise on your next trip.

Flotillas holidays in Greece: Sail around a Mediterranean paradise on your next trip.

Greece is one of the best destinations in the world for both sailing and taking a flotilla. The combination of natural beauties such as rocky cliff formations, white sandy beaches, picturesque old towns and villages, and an abundance of secret and secluded islands. Coated with the scent of the Mediterranean sea, the area has places with a truly preserved timeless atmosphere, Greece is made up of seven main archipelagos dotted with some islands inhabited more or less throughout the year and others entirely desert.

In the Aegean Sea are the Cyclades, the Dodecanese archipelago, the islands of the eastern and northern Aegean, and the Sporades archipelago. While between the Peloponnese and Attica are the Saronic islands and, to the west, towards Italy, there are the Ionian islands. While the larger islands will guarantee fun and entertainment during, and after hours. The smaller islands have their own charm, often simply a small village, with a few restaurants gathered by the seafront, and characterful bays where you can moor up, and setup station for an evening of fun ashore.

What Greece has to offer really might leave you speechless - from majestic natural landscapes and the clearest of waters to a rich culture and a host of culinary specialties.

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With 6,000 islands to be explored, everyday is a new opportunity for adventure.

With a lifestyle from the movies - a rolling wind, a glistening ray of sunlight, and your crew by your side, you have the recipe for a sailing adventure that will birth memories to be enjoyed for years to come.

And, it is not just islands and oceans to be explored, it would be impossible to forget the local Greek cuisine - with speciality dishes now being cherished internationally. It is a must to take the opportunity to try vintage dishes from Greece including Moussaka, Souvlaki, or Tzatziki, made by locals, with local, fresh ingredients.

Now - a popular question. To explore the Cyclades or the Ionian Islands?

Island hopping in Greece is a particularly beautiful way to see a group of stunning shores, landscapes, and hidden gems - all in one holidaying experience. These two particular sets of islands are well renowned for their magnificence, and make for excellent destinations for flotilla sailing holidays!

The Cyclades: for the lovers of wind, sea and fun.

If are looking for the possibility in a more active, and sailing enthused holiday, you could argue that the Cyclades are the right spots for you. It is an archipelago of small islands, of a volcanic origin - housed right in the center of the Aegean Sea, and thus, has its healthy does of wind. Here, the houses in a brushed white, and monasteries perched up on cliff tops, give an true representation of Greece, and what treasures are there to be explored. Each island village, with its unique blend of paved streets, rustic town centres, and golden sandy beaches.

Some of the most striking areas to visit in the Cyclades are Santorini, Naxos, Mykonos, and Ios - that are each iconic for their unique offer - some for their trendy beaches and clubs. Whereas, in the Micro Cyclades such as Ouzo, Metaxa, and Mastika, one can try their dancing feet at the local sirtaki, in a more rustic, local style. Whichever experience you choose, the Meltemi wind will be rolling in behind you, and allowing for some great sailing.

The Ionian Islands: for flotilla floating between nature and legend If you are instead looking for a more gentle sailing experience, the Ionian Islands will make for the perfect destination. The area is rich with ancient ruins and a mythological culture - and unlike the Cyclades, and other areas of Greece, it is incredibly green, and the hill tops are covered in olive trees, separated only by the occasional small dry stone wall.

The archipelago is made up of seven major islands: Corfu, Paxos, Leucade, Ithaca, Kefalonia, Zakynthos, and Cerigo - which collectively are known as the Heptanese. Other smaller destinations, with particular beauty and recognition include: Meganisi, Othonoi (also known as Fanò), Skorpio, Kalamos, Kastos, Atokos. The climate here is warm, and the winds in the area are consistent and mild - making it particularly convenient for travelling by flotilla.