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Famous all over the world for the exotic beaches, Lefkada island is a fabulous place to visit for summer vacations!

The 25m strait separating Lefkada from the mainland is spanned by a causeway. It is a mountainous island of dense forests and olive groves. Set on a headland of a salt lagoon is the island’s capital Lefkada Town, it is mainly a yacht port.

A lush, green island with an amazing landscape, beautiful beaches and paradise-like turquoise waters. The island is surrounded by many stunning satellite islands which can be explored by yacht.

This island of the Ionian Sea, geographically located west of the Greek mainland, has the most amazing sea color.
Beaches, like Porto Katsiki, Kathisma and Egremni, are among the most photographed places in Greece. Lefkada also has lovely seaside villages, like Sivota, Agios Nikitas and Vassiliki.
The capital of Lefkas is beautiful and vibrant with a central square, pedestrianised little streets, old churches and many shops, cafe bars and restaurants to explore. In particular, the eastern side has family seaside villages, while the western side is dotted with wild beaches.

 

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The village of Vassiliki is framed by mountains and a sapphire sea. With waterfront tavernas, cafes and shops around the harbour Vasilliki is one of the best windsurfing destinations in Europe. Sivota is a large sheltered natural bay with tavernas and cafes on the quayside. There are a number of beautiful bays and anchorages to the east and south of Lefkas.

Beyond the windmills, west of the lagoon is Agios Ioannis Beach, the sunsets from here are remarkable.

Maganisi and Kalamos are amongst the largest of Lefkada’s 10 satellite islets. With its lush landscape and emerald waters, the quiet islet of Meganisi is a popular yachting destination. It has only three settlements: the port of Vathy, Katomeri and the charming capital, Spartohori. The forested, alpine islet of Kalamos is gorgeous.

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The east coast of the island faces onto a broad expanse of water sheltered by the mainland and the offshore island of Meganisi. Skorpios, one of the tiny wooded islets here was the former hideaway of the millionaire Onassis family.

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GREECE is a unique place to choose for your summer holidays.



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The Greek islands are an ideal place for summer holidays and the best way to explore them is to rent a charter a sailing boat in Greece.



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Greece's Island Groups

Greece's roughly 6,000 islands and islets (227 of which are inhabited) are scattered far and wide across the eastern Mediterranean. Most are in the Aegean Sea (south and east of mainland Greece), while a few are in the Ionian Sea (west of the mainland). The islands are divided into distinct clusters:

  • The Ionian Islands, are Greece's northwest gateway to the Adriatic and the rest of Europe — they've had more foreign invaders and rulers than anywhere else in the country. The main island is Corfu (Kerkyra in Greek), with a bustling, architecturally eclectic main town and a lush, green islandscape dotted with attractions and beaches.

  • The Saronic Gulf Islands ( Argosaronikos ), conveniently wedged between the Peloponnese and Athens, ooze lots of island charm and give you a chance to get away from it all without actually going very far. Hydra, my favorite, is in this group.

  • The Sporades Islands, due east of Athens, are dominated by the giant Evia island, which is attached to the mainland by a bridge. Thickly forested and less touristed by international visitors, the Sporades are a popular and handy weekend getaway for Athenians.

  • The Cycladic Islands (or simply Cyclades ) — a bit farther south, between Athens and Crete — are the prototypical "Greek islands," boasting chalk-white houses with colorful windowsills and doorways; rocky, sun-parched landscapes; delightful beaches; old-fashioned white windmills topped with tufts of grass like unkempt hair; and an almost overwhelming crush of international visitors. Mykonos and Santorini are the two best and most famous of the Cyclades. Near Mykonos is the archaeological site of Delos (one of the most important locales of the ancient world).

  • The Dodecanese Islands, at the sunny, southeastern end of the Greek lands, are more rustic and less developed than the Cyclades. Their proximity to Turkey and historic ties to Venice give them a hybrid Turkish-Venetian flavor (though the population is mostly ethnic Greek, these islands merged with Greece only after World War II). Rhodes, with an appealing and very real-feeling Old Town, is the biggest of these islands.

  • The North Aegean Islands, relatively untrampled and remote-feeling, lie roughly between Turkey and Thessaloniki (at the northern end of mainland Greece). The southernmost of these, Samos, is a particularly handy springboard for Turkey, as it's very close to the Turkish port city of Kusadas? (near the remarkable ancient site of Ephesus).

  • Crete is Greece's biggest island and practically a mini-state of its own (in fact, from 1897 to 1913 it was an autonomous state within the Ottoman Empire). While many of Greece's smaller islands merit a day or two of fun in the sun, Crete could occupy even a busy traveler for a week or more. Historically, Crete was home to the Minoans — the earliest advanced European civilization, peaking around 1950 B.C., centuries before "the ancient Greeks" of Athens. While Crete's modern main city, Iraklio, is drab and uninviting, the rest of the island offers an engaging diversity of attractions: Minoan ruins, scenic mountains, enticing beaches, characteristic rustic villages, and dramatic caves and gorges (including the famous Samaria Gorge).



Even if you are having no sailing experience we can offer you a sailing yacht with a captain.

Experienced sailors can enjoy the strong winds in the Aegean Sea, while others might choose the mild winds and safer bays of Argosaronicos Gulf, Sporades islands or the Ionian Sea. In few words, sailing in Greece can offer all the pleasure a sailor might seek in summer holidays.



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The long charter season starts as early as March when air temperatures rise above the seawater temperatures, which has a stabilizing effect. Around mid-May the Azores High gradually becomes more dominant and the Euro-Asian High loses its influence, resulting in very stable weather.

July and August peak in high temperatures and sun hours – the high season for chartering!

In October/November the Azores High becomes less dominant and frontal systems – followed by cool air masses – start entering the East Mediterranean from the north. The contact with the relative warmer seawater will subsequently lead to an unstable atmosphere and showers.

The islands of Cyclades are famous across the world for their wild beauty and unprecedented seaside; the dense forests of Pelion lie so close to the sea;Ionian islands are described as jewelry of nature with physical wealth.

All you need to do is to share with us your personal preferences; we shall suggest suitable itineraries and other options, fulfilling all your needs.

At every island or port you visit you may combine sailing with a different experience, like visit ancient monuments, gain knowledge about local culture which differs in every region, enjoy the wild night life of Greek islands or appreciate the traditional cuisine.