Imagine waking up with breathtaking views of a different Greek island every day - you can on a sailing holiday in Greece.

Mediterranean beauty

Greece is one of the greatest sailing hubs in the Mediterranean Sea, with thousands of islands and over 9000 miles of coastline to explore. The Aegean and Ionian Seas are the most famous in Greece, and offer a wide choice of destinations amongst the archipelago. For a perfect sailing holiday, the Ionian Sea has the best conditions. There are calm and deep waters, no tides or currents, wind conditions that are perfect for island hopping around beautiful safe bays, stunning scenery and the friendliest people you will ever meet. With a choice of 10 stunning islands, a two week sailing holiday would take you to all of them, and what a wonderful adventure that would be.

Sailing adventure holidays in Greece are becoming very popular for family holidays with a difference. The yachts available for charter come in different sizes, from 32ft to 51ft and are equipped and maintained to the highest standard. Sleeping up to eight people, the cabins are fitted out for comfort, with three shower rooms and a large deck for sunbathing or diving off into the warm blue waters of the Ionian Sea.

For those who have never sailed before, skippers are provided to sail your yacht, or if you are keen to learn, they can assist and teach you. Otherwise, you can charter the yacht as a bare boat. A hostess is also available to make your holiday even more relaxing, providing you with on-board meals and keeping everything ship-shape.

Sailing Season

The yachting season in Greece starts in April and ends in November. High season runs from the end of July to the first week in September. The sailing areas around Corfu, Lefkas and the Saronic are more crowded during this period. The water temperature for pleasurable swimming reaches 19-21 degrees in May and 23 degrees in June. The Ionian Islands remain green and fertile throughout the whole sailing season.

The most famous destinations for sailing adventure holidays in Greece in the Ionian Sea are Corfu, Lefkada and Zakynthos, with sapphire waters, majestic beaches and stunningly beautiful sunsets. History can be found at every turn, and multi-coloured fishing boats bobbing in the harbours and welcoming local people in the wonderful tavernas are all part of the sailing experience. Everyday is a new adventure, living the dream in your own floating hotel in the warm, calm waters of the Med.

As well as all the fantastic sight-seeing, there are a large number of activities available on this adventure holiday. Water-sports, sea-kayaking, rafting, hiking and cycling can be found on most islands, and there's the Greek history and culture to explore for the less energetic. If these don't rock your boat, you could relax on the beach and enjoy the Greek sea and sun. Give your family that unforgettable holiday, and charter a yacht around the Greek islands.