Some things never change. In Greece, these include the twin pleasures of sunshine and the warm welcome that you will receive wherever you go. With the sunny days and friendly spirit, it’s up to you – with our help, of course! - to decide which of Sunsail’s three Greek yacht charter bases matches your vision of the perfect Greek sailing vacation. Combine sight-seeing in Athens with an adventure in the Cyclades or set sail from our base at Vounaki for an exploration of the Ionian Sea to discover the magical, mythical Mediterranean. Milina, in the Sporades, gives you access to the exhilarating Aegean – the birthplace of Greek seamanship and the windiest region of the three.
Much of Greece is mountainous and the rocky coastlines conceal picturesque anchorages around every turn. Traditional fishing villages lined with whitewashed houses are home to casual restaurants serving the simple, seasonal and delicious food for which Greece is renowned, while chic resorts are plentiful too.
Between them, our Greek bases offer a range of sailing conditions from the family-friendly to the more challenging.
The challenging sailing around the Cyclades Islands to the west is a great sail from Athens, which is located in the more sheltered waters of the Saronic Gulf. The famous Meltemi northerly winds and sheer number of islands make for some exhilirating sailing. The islands include Mykonos, Syros and Santorini and give you nightlife, seclusion and rugged beauty all within close proximity.
The ideal winds and sailing conditions of the Ionian really open up this stunning cruising area for exploration. Choose from relaxing short hops between quiet fishing villages with traditional tavernas and golden beaches to longer passages between the islands of lively Corfu or historical Ithaca, steeped in the legend of Odysseus. With all this to see and perfect sailing in between you’ll be in charter heaven.
Our Skiathos base off the east coast of Greece gives access to superb sailing around the Sporades Islands. From lively Skiathos to the more remote Pelagos, this beautiful archipelago is the setting for some exhilarating sailing. Remote secluded anchorages, golden beaches and traditional villages will leave you with memories that last a lifetime.