SAILING DESTINATIONS IN GREECE
There are five main sailing areas in Greece: The Argo-Saronic Gulf, the Cyclades Islands, the Ionian Islands, the Sporades Islands and the Dodecanese Islands. Each area is characterized by its very own unique beauty. The map below will help you better understand how the islands are geographically grouped. Pick a sailing area to discover more.
Greece is justly famous for its endless blue sea, its clear skies with glaring sunlight, its intended coastline that is the longest in Europe, and its diverse beauty that can be found on its 6,000 islands and islets. There are literally hundreds of reasons that make Greece the perfect holiday and sailing destination. Take a look at some of the reasons below.
THOUSANDS OF ISLANDS
Greece belongs to the top-10 countries with the most islands in the world. In fact it has more than 6,000 islands and islets. Each one features its very own authentic style and scenery. Only 227 of these islands are actually inhabited. The rest of the islands are completely untouched and only reachable by boat, making them the perfect yachting destination.
Greek islands are truly diverse in every aspect and each island has its very own unique landscape and style. Whereas a lush green vegetation can be found on islands in the Ionian sea and the Saronic Gulf, a unique barren and volcanic scenery with dramatic coves can be found on the Cyclades and the Dodecanes Islands.
One cannot describe Greece without referring to its rich history that is regarded as the cradle of modern civilization. As such, it was not only birthplace to modern democracy but also to some of the greatest minds like Aristotle, Plato and Socrates. Archaeological sites and other remedies from the past can be found all around Greece.
Greece has one of the mildest climates in the world. In fact, most places in Greece get sunshine on 300 days per year and heavy rains and storms are very rare, making it a perfect yachting destination all year round.
Greece is famous for its healthy and incredible tasty cuisine, and locally produced products, such as virgin olive oil, fresh fruits & vegetables, dairy products, wine and of course fresh fish. These products are the basis of the "Mediterranean diet", which is rich in protein and low in saturated fats and has been linked to longevity by several studies!
Greek hospitality is as old as the legacies of Greek civilization. It is cherished and carefully tended throughout history as a precious gem. No matter which region of Greece you visit, the quality of this gem is obvious as Greek hospitality is truly profound. Greeks love their guests and will always give you the warm feeling of "being welcomed".