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6 reasons to choose a whole boat reservation in Greece for your next sailing holidays:
- Experience the beauty of one of the world’s best sailing destinations.
- Explore your choice of the thousands of Greek islands.
- Find holidays throughout the Ionian islands, the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, the Saronic islands and the Athens area.
- Travel with maximum freedom, working with your skipper to construct a holiday perfect for your friends and family.
- Discover Greece at your pace.
- Embrace quality family or friend time with an original holiday and create unforgettable holiday memories.
Travelling in Greece in a whole boat with a skipper
What a whole boat sailing holiday offers
Sailing holidays are a brilliant opportunity for groups of family and friends to come together and create special holiday memories. Booking a whole boat allows you some luxuries you may not find when sharing the boat with travellers. One particular luxury that could make a great different to your holiday structure is the freedom of your itinerary - which may be especially relevant when travelling in Greece where there is such an abundance of special islands and destinations to visit. Reserving a whole boat then allows you to work with your skipper to tweak and tune the holiday to suit you and your friends and family.
Locations in Greece for a whole boat sailing holiday
Across the Ionian islands, the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, the Saronic islands and the Athens area you can find holiday listings with whole boat booking availability. If you come across an experience either isn’t or doesn't explicitly appear as a whole boat listing, you can reach out to the organising skipper through the “contact the skipper” button present on each holiday listing to understand their upcoming availability.
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When to go to Greece for a sailing holiday & how long should I visit?
The Greek climate is pleasant and generally suitable for sailing holidays throughout the year. Travellers might want to consider a sailing holiday in Greece during the slightly quieter months of May, June, September, or October when weather conditions are still generally warm. Depending on the style of sailing experience you are looking for, each group of islands has their unique personality, and each island it’s special charm. Travelling with a local, experienced skipper means that you are able to travel to the popular destinations as well as lesser known spots, tucked away from mainstream tourism. Again, depending on the set of islands you are visiting, the recommended duration will differ. We recommend a minimum of two weeks to discover the Cyclades and the Dodecanese. If you have less time, we recommend looking at holidays in the Ionian, Saronic, Sporades and Crete.
Transport options to and from your holiday in Greece & sailing with a family
Greece is home to a number of international airports, including Athens, Corfu, Kos, and Kefalonia. Prices will vary substantially depending on the month, you may find cheaper alternatives in the months before and after the peak months of July and August. There is a highly developed network of ferries that are a main form of transport, and maybe necessary to reach your skipper. Your skipper will be best placed to give you advice on transport options according to the specific embarkment, disembarkment and season of travel. Greece is a location that is particularly family sailing holiday friendly, this as there is generally a warm climate, plenty of mooring options, and many facilities for activities such as water sports.