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Greece is a large country in south eastern Europe consisting of two mainland peninsulas and thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Greece is known for its beautiful beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos, and offers a good introduction for new sailors via the many offered flotilla sailing holidays.




"Greece (Greek: Ελλάδα, romanized: Elláda, [eˈlaða]), officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country located in Southeast Europe. Its population is approximately 10.7 million as of 2018; Athens is its largest and capital city, followed by Thessaloniki. Situated on the southern tip of the Balkans, Greece is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. It shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, North Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the northeast. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, the Cretan Sea and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Greece has the longest coastline on the Mediterranean Basin and the 11th longest coastline in the world at 13,676 km (8,498 mi) in length, featuring many islands, of which 227 are inhabited. Eighty percent of Greece is mountainous, with Mount Olympus being the highest peak at 2,918 metres (9,573 ft). The country consists of nine traditional geographic regions: Macedonia, Central Greece, the Peloponnese, Thessaly, Epirus, the Aegean Islands (including the Dodecanese and Cyclades), Thrace, Crete, and the Ionian Islands.

Greece is considered the cradle of Western civilization, being the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, Western literature, historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, theatre and the Olympic Games. From the eighth century BC, the Greeks were organised into various independent city-states, known as poleis (singular polis), which spanned the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. Philip II of Macedon united most of present-day Greece in the fourth century BC, with his son Alexander the Great rapidly conquering much of the ancient world, from the eastern Mediterranean to India. The subsequent Hellenistic period saw the height of Greek culture and influence in antiquity. Greece was annexed by Rome in the second century BC, becoming an integral part of the Roman Empire and its continuation, the Byzantine Empire, which was culturally and linguistically predominantly Greek. The Greek Orthodox Church, which emerged in the first century AD, helped shape modern Greek identity and transmitted Greek traditions to the wider Orthodox world. After falling under Ottoman dominion in the mid-15th century, Greece emerged as a modern nation state in 1830 following a war of independence. The country's rich historical legacy is reflected in part by its 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Greece is a unitary parliamentary republic, and a developed country, with an advanced high-income economy, and a high quality of life, ranking simultaneously very high in the Human Development Index. Its economy is the largest in the Balkans, where it is an important regional investor. A founding member of the United Nations, Greece was the tenth member to join the European Communities (precursor to the European Union) and has been part of the Eurozone since 2001. It is also a member of numerous other international institutions, including the Council of Europe, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF). Greece's unique cultural heritage, large tourism industry, prominent shipping sector and geostrategic importance classify it as a middle power." Wikipedia






Latest Reviews

Kiriacoulis Sailing
1.8

Horrible, horrible. I saw bad reviews before I booked and figured only people who have bad experiences leave reviews. The boats are old and poorly maintained. Let me tell you: the sail TORE IN HALF during our trip. I asked to speak to the Athens manager and he hung up on me when I asked him to help us out. Truly awful. Avoid at all costs.

Kiriacoulis Sailing
1.0

Scam company. As soon as you deposit money you cannot reach them by any way. Mark my words, in less than 4 years they will be closed.

Kiriacoulis Sailing
1.2

Its a trap. We rented two boats in Mykonos. Neither of them was operational. In one damaged engine cooling. In the second, the sail is stuck. If it weren't for an experienced skipper, we would have gone to sea. There, the engine would seize, and the sail, pulled on the capstan, would surely break off. The company would have asked for money for the "damaged" yachts. After a report we waited 3 days for reactions from the company. We finally flew to Athens ourselfs. No more.

Plati Gialos Harbour
3.4

Plenty tavernas along thin beach strip but a little commercial.

Cheronissos Bay
4.0

Good shelter in a quiet bay. Two tavernas (a little pricey) very good, fresh local fish and veg. One small shop.

Kamares Quay
4.6

A very pretty village with a wide shallow Sandy bay. Plenty of coming and going to watch from pleasant cafes as the ferries pull in

Zea Marina
4.3

A sheltered harbour with many super yachts in the entrance. Pontoons behind security gates. Several great bars overlooking the Marina.

Livadion
4.1

Stayed two nights at this pretty and vibrant set of restaurants around the sandy bay from the main ferry port thinking out towards the end.

Kiparissi Jetty
4.2

A lovely quiet night with great food.





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Top facilities

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Sunsail Yacht Charter
1 . Sunsail Yacht Charter
3.9

Sunsail have been at the forefront of sailing vacations for over forty years. Since our very first Flotilla set sail from Aegina in the Saronic Gulf in 1974, we've expanded to destinations across t...

Skorpios Charter Ltd
2 . Skorpios Charter Ltd
3.7

The German-Greek family business has been based on Lefkada (also known as Lefkas) since 1986, and has an excellent reputation in the sailing community.Herbert Lerchl, the director and driving force...

Kiriacoulis Sailing
3 . Kiriacoulis Sailing
2.3

KIRIACOULIS GROUP of companies has appeared in the horizon of Yachting and Tourist activities in 1980, under the leadership of Mr. Stavros KIRIACOULIS as President of the board of Directors. The ba...

Nisos Yacht Charter
4 . Nisos Yacht Charter
1.3

Nisos Yacht Charter Ltd is a British family owned operation offering premium sailing holidays & the highest level of service on a modern fleet of yachts from Jeanneau, Bavaria and Legend from 32ft ...

Dream Yacht Charter
5 . Dream Yacht Charter
0.0

When Loic Bonnet started Dream Yacht Charter in the Seychelles in 2001 it was with only 6 yachts. Through Mr. Bonnet's dynamic leadership the company has grown and expanded to locations throughout ...

Dream Yacht Charter
6 . Dream Yacht Charter
0.0

When Loic Bonnet started Dream Yacht Charter in the Seychelles in 2001 it was with only 6 yachts. Through Mr. Bonnet's dynamic leadership the company has grown and expanded to locations throughout ...

Sunsail Yacht Charter
7 . Sunsail Yacht Charter
0.0

Sunsail have been at the forefront of sailing vacations for over forty years. Since our very first Flotilla set sail from Aegina in the Saronic Gulf in 1974, we've expanded to destinations across t...

Sunsail Yacht Charter
8 . Sunsail Yacht Charter
0.0

Sunsail have been at the forefront of sailing vacations for over forty years. Since our very first Flotilla set sail from Aegina in the Saronic Gulf in 1974, we've expanded to destinations across t...

Istion Yachting Lefkas
9 . Istion Yachting Lefkas
0.0

Istion yachting was founded by Ioannis Kourounis in 1992. Our main charter bases are in Athens and the islands of Kos in the Dodecanese and Lefkada (Lefkas) in the Ionian. With our experience and n...

The Moorings
10 . The Moorings
0.0

Today, after more than 45 years at sea, The Moorings has established its reputation as the world's premier yacht charter company. Our award-winning charter fleet now includes more than 400 yachts i...

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Top Marinas, Harbours and Anchorages

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Vathy Quay
1 . Vathy Quay
3.8

The village of Vathi offers some mooring for visiting yachts and easy access to local taverna's and shops.

Kioni Quay
2 . Kioni Quay
3.8

The quay is found on the northern shore of a narrowing bay. Shore side mooring options are available for yachts looking for access to taverna's and shops.

Gerolimnionas Cove
3 . Gerolimnionas Cove
3.8

The east facing cove on the southern end of Kalamos island around the abandoned Kefali village may provide some good anchorage in suitable conditions.

Lefkas Marina
4 . Lefkas Marina
3.8

One of the four marinas operated by Med Marinas. This large marina is a short distance from Preveza airport and is home to many agencies in the area serving both the North and South Ionian.

Abelike Bay
5 . Abelike Bay
3.8

This pretty bay offers some natural shelter and a taverna on the southern head. Most yachts drop anchor and secure sterns to shore.

Foki Cove
6 . Foki Cove
3.8

This popular cove is south of Fiskardho and has a beach head.

Kamares Quay
7 . Kamares Quay
3.6

Zea Marina
8 . Zea Marina
3.4

Cheronissos Bay
9 . Cheronissos Bay
3.3

One House Cove
10 . One House Cove
3.2

A beautiful sandy cove on the eastern side of Atokos island has a single house. A popular stop for flotilla's between Ithaki and Kastos islands.

Odyseas Marina
11 . Odyseas Marina
3.2

This marina to the west of the cove offers shoreside mooring for visiting yachts and is a short walk to the village. Odyseas Marina is the premier marina facility for yachts within the Ionian Sea i...

Polis Cove
12 . Polis Cove
3.1

This busy cove on the western coast of Ithaca has a tiny harbour for local boats a beach and a cave.

Plati Gialos Harbour
13 . Plati Gialos Harbour
3.0

Vasiliki Harbour
14 . Vasiliki Harbour
2.8

The inner harbour provides some good shore-side mooring for visiting yachts access to local restaurants and shops.

Agia Pelagia Harbour
15 . Agia Pelagia Harbour
2.8

A large harbour (in relative terms for this side of the island) provides shelter behind a breakwater and the natural Pelegias Cape. Inside the harbour there is a single pontoon and quayside mooring.

Tristoma Bay
16 . Tristoma Bay
2.8

Levkas Harbour
17 . Levkas Harbour
0.0

Also called the 'Port of Lefkada', this quayside shelter north of the marina follows the main road around to the canal which leads to the northern Ionian.

Nidri Quay
18 . Nidri Quay
0.0

This lively tourist town offers a long quay for day trip boats a ferry and some options for visiting yachts to moor up.

Syvota Quay
19 . Syvota Quay
0.0

This quays to the west of the long curved cove provide shore-side mooring and access to this pretty village on the south of Lefkada island.

Spartakhori Quay
20 . Spartakhori Quay
0.0

The quay is found to the west of the bay and provides moorings and basic provisions for visiting yachts.

Agrios Quay
21 . Agrios Quay
0.0

The jetty and quay on the eastern side of the bay provides some shoreside mooring for visiting yachts and guests of the Taverna.

Atheni Quay
22 . Atheni Quay
0.0

Atheni bay has a long quay on the south western shore offering laid mooring and access to the single taverna.

Frikes Harbour
23 . Frikes Harbour
0.0

The harbour benefits from a ferry breakwater providing additional shelter for boats moored up inside the bay.

Ithaki Quay
24 . Ithaki Quay
0.0

The quay is found on the southern shore of the long cove and provides shore-side mooring for visiting yachts and access to local taverna's and shops.

Aetos Bay
25 . Aetos Bay
0.0

This pretty bay is found at the head of he gulf of Molou to the west of Ithaki on the southern part of Ithaca island.

Pergiali Quay
26 . Pergiali Quay
0.0

This long quay has a jetty at each end and is found north of Nydri and is home to a yacht charter company.

Vliho Quay Marina
27 . Vliho Quay Marina
0.0

This small Quay and jetty is home to a charter company.

Palairos Harbour
28 . Palairos Harbour
0.0

The large harbour of Palairos hosts many local boats and yachts providing shoreside mooring and access to nearby shops and taverna's.

Vounaki Hotel Marina
29 . Vounaki Hotel Marina
0.0

A large hotel based marina south of Palairos.

Argostoli Quay
30 . Argostoli Quay
0.0

The town quay on the western coast of the bay offers some shelter for shore-side mooring and access to the town.

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Top Towns

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Kalamos
1 . Kalamos
(Kalamos Island )
5.0

Kalamos is a remote and beautiful island with Port Kalamos being the isle╠вcувs primary settlement. In the tiny village a harbor of Episkopi, located on the north side, is home to a ruined mo...

Fiskardo
2 . Fiskardo
(Kefalonia Island )
5.0

Fiskardo is a very pretty and colourful fishy village on the north western tip of Kefalonia island overlooking Ithaca island.

Spartokhorion
3 . Spartokhorion
(Meganisi Island )
5.0

Also known as Spartochori, this pretty small town is on the northern coast of Meganisi island overlooking the pretty bay below.

Asos
4 . Asos
(Kefalonia Island )
5.0

This small village is on the north-western coast of Kefalonia island at the neck of the island and a small outcrop.

Gaios
5 . Gaios
(Paxos Island )
5.0

The main town on the eastern shore of the small island of Paxis is hidden and sheltered by the tiny islet Nikolaos.

Antipaxos
6 . Antipaxos
(Antipaxos Island )
5.0

A small town in the centre of this tiny island south of Paxos island.

Varvara
7 . Varvara
(Zakynthos Island )
5.0

A small village a short distance from the coast on the north-easterm shore of Zakynthos island.

Agia Effimia
8 . Agia Effimia
(Kefalonia Island )
4.9

Also known as 'Ayios Eufimia' this pretty town situated in a natural bay on the western coast of Kefalonia looks over Ithaca island.

Mesolongi
9 . Mesolongi
(Oxeia Island )
4.9

Mesolongi (also Missolonghi) is a town in Western Greece accessed via the Southern Ionian near the entrance of the Gulf of Patras.

Vasiliki
10 . Vasiliki
(Lefkada Island )
4.8

A small ferry village in the south western side of Lefkadas island.

Corfu
11 . Corfu
(Corfu Island )
4.8

The main and historic town of Corfu island is found on the mid-eastern coastline of the island.

Kioni
12 . Kioni
(Ithaca Island )
4.8

Kioni is a beautiful and popular coastal village with several waterside shops and restaurants.

Nydri
13 . Nydri
(Lefkada Island )
4.7

Nydri is a town and a community on the eastern coast of the island of Lefkada, Greece. It is part of the municipal unit Ellomenos. The community includes the small village Rachi. The Greek National...

Agkonas
14 . Agkonas
(Kefalonia Island )
4.6

This town is a short distance inland on the north-western coast of Kefalonia.

Poros
15 . Poros
4.5

Poros is a small town on the Poros island in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf overlooking the mainland town of Galatas.

Vathi
16 . Vathi
(Meganisi Island )
4.5

Vathi is a tiny village on the north coast of the Greek island of Meganisi. Pretty chapels and friendly tavernas border the harbour, where ferries deposit daytrippers from nearby Lefkas and locals ...

Lefkada
17 . Lefkada
(Lefkada Island )
4.3

Lefkada is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea, connected to the mainland by a causeway. West coast beaches like Porto Katsiki and Egremni feature sheer cliffs and turquoise waters. The east coast is ...

Piraeus
18 . Piraeus
4.3

Piraeus is a suburb and the main port of Athens.

Kassiopi
19 . Kassiopi
(Corfu Island )
4.3

This strategically placed historic town is between a bay and a cove split by a peninsula on the northern coast of Corfu.

Preveza
20 . Preveza
3.9

This large town is on the west coast of the Greek mainland on the northern side of a channel into the Ambracian Gulf.

Frikes
21 . Frikes
(Ithaca Island )
3.9

This small fishing village is found on the north western coast of Ithaca island.

Palaiokastritsa
22 . Palaiokastritsa
(Corfu Island )
3.8

This town on the north-western coast of Corfu island is spread around the weaving coastline of the coves and is home to the Paleokastritsa Monastery.

Galaxidhion
23 . Galaxidhion
3.7

A pretty historic town providing natural safe-harbour for visiting craft.

Trizonia
24 . Trizonia
(Trizonia Island )
3.7

A small town on the island of Trizonia providing natural safe-harbour.

Galatas
25 . Galatas
3.7

Galatas is on the mainland overlooking Poros island and the town of Poros.

Sami
26 . Sami
(Kefalonia Island )
3.6

This ferry town east of Karavomylos is at the base of a large bay.

Monemvasia
27 . Monemvasia
3.6

A popular historic town originating high up on the island fortress but now largely on the mainland. Home to a small silted port and marina to the south of the island.

Syvota
28 . Syvota
(Lefkada Island )
3.6

Sivota is one of the most beautiful bays in Lefkada, located 32 km south of the capital town. The settlement lies around a blue crystalline cove amidst verdant hills and lush green forests overlook...

Aegina
29 . Aegina
(Aegina Island )
3.6

Also known as Egina. A large bustling town on the western side of the island home to a large ferry port and a marina.

Kamarai
30 . Kamarai
(Sifnos Island )
3.6

A popular town in a stunning sandy blue water bay on the western coast of the island. The northern side of the bay is quieter and offers a couple of tavernas, while the southern side has a queue of...

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