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Greece! "but to cleave that sea... murmuring the name of each islet, is to my mind the joy most apt to transport the heart of man into paradise..."
Nikos Kazantzakis - Zorba the Greek

Greece!


Greece is a blessed country with more than 10.000 miles of coastline and some 1500 islands, Greece caters to all tastes. A perfect holiday destination for water-lovers or sun-worshippers. The ideal sailing ground for yachtsmen, Greece offers a wide variety of island groups to suit all tastes. It is a country of white - washed houses, colorful fishing villages, crystal clear waters, sandy beaches, waterside taverns and a cultural paradise offering numerous attractions.

Greece offers an infinite choice of itineraries. This is mostly because of the large number of islands and the short distances between them which almost no other cruising ground in the world can boast.

Summer Weather: In Greece there is always a long, hot, dry, brilliant summer allowing maximum enjoyment of the sea and the scenery. Greece's prevailing summer wind is the meltemi which blows down from the North across the Aegean Sea. As a light persistent breeze, this brisk and dry northerly, mitigates the high temperatures but during the months of July and August often builds up to a howling gale, restricting yachts to port. We advise charterers to exhibit a preference for the Ionian Sea during this period.

The meltemi also accounts for the brilliant clarity of the Aegean light. Summer winds are less constant and not as strong in the Ionian, which is generally a quieter sea. The prevailing wind here is the maistro, from the north - west, which picks up at midday and dies away early in the evening. This makes the Ionian islands idyllic places for leisure cruising. In all seas, humidity is low, fog is very rare, and so are summer clouds. The sea temperature averages to 77oF (25oC) and in windy conditions the seas are short, steep and powerful.

The Fleet: The yachts are the ones we feel meet our exacting standards in respect of quality construction, reliability, meticulous maintenance and professional crewing. They compose a selection of the best Charter Yachts available in Greece and include motor-yachts, motor-sailers and sailing-yachts. Special care has been taken into providing precise information and all specifications are the result of interviewing captains and owners on their yachts.

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