In the Mediterranean the most interesting area for a sailing holiday is arguably Greece with its vast stretches of coastline and innumerable anchorages and ports. The Greek islands are roughly divided into two distinct areas: the Ionian Sea west of the mainland and the Aegean Sea which is bordered by northern Greece, Turkey, the Peloponnese and Crete. One possibility to sail from one area to the other is by the Patras Gulf, the Corinth Gulf and then through the Corinth Canal. The other way is south around the Peloponnese which involves rounding the infamous Maleas cape, where even Odysseus suffered from the local winds. In fact, the south coasts of the Peleponnese with its many promontories and headlands is rarely visited on sailing holidays. Not only cape Maleas is to blame, but there are also no yacht charter bases nearby. Note, that the dreaded cape can easily be avoided by visiting Kithera (kythera) and actually sailing a route more south into the Cyclades also means a lovely encounter with Santorini, Folegandros, Milos, Sifnos and other must-see islands in this southwest corner of the Aegean Sea, which will make for a super sailing holiday in Greece!
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