Hitting the high seas is a great way to spend your holiday. It is a glamorous and luxurious way to have a holiday and means you are free to go just about anywhere you want. But what if you get bored of lazing in the sun and watching the waves roll by? Here are some tips for making your sailing holiday more adventurous.

Exploring Bareboat

If you are an experienced sailor, you may want to hire a boat and head off exploring on your own. A bareboat charter gives you the complete freedom to do whatever you feel like during your break. Hiring your own yacht is a fantastic way to explore the Ionian Islands and have adventure holidays in Greece. This group of islands provides travellers with seven places to see, including Corfu, Ithaca, Lefkas and Kythira.

There are plenty of historic sites to visit and experience as well as traditional towns and villages in this stunning part of the world. If you choose to hire your own boat, your time is completely your own, so you will be able to get lost for a day as you adventure around the area. Or maybe you would like to find a deserted bay to call your own and relax in for an afternoon.

Sailing Holidays

Follow a Skipper

If you are not a fully-fledged sailor, there is no reason you can't experience the same kind of wonderful adventure holidays in Greece. Skippered charters are also available, allowing you to explore the islands in much the same way. It is also a great way to learn the ropes so you can take to the sea alone in future.

The skippers know the area and can take you to a different destination every day. That means you can explore just as many places and still enjoy all the sea has to offer.

Even if you are a capable sailor, a skippered charter is a great option as it leaves you free to enjoy your holiday.

Mix Land and Sea

Another fabulous way to enjoy the Ionian Islands is to have a base on shore by hiring a villa. This is a great option if you want to do some exploring on the water but also want to spend some of your holiday simply relaxing and pottering about like a local.

Staying in a beautiful villa for a week or so offers plenty of prospects for adventure. On land you can experience the fabulous beaches, take a walk in the mountains or take a drive to see another part of the island.But you will never be far from the sea on an island, so you are still able to experience plenty of activities like snorkeling and water sports.

These are just a few of the options for a more adventurous holiday in Greece. All of them offer the best of both worlds, allowing you to experience all that the beautiful and historic Ionian Islands have to offer with time spent on land and at sea.