the easy sailing conditions of the Ionian
as well as the Athens sailing area
are famous and for beginner bareboat captains
this is often where the first yacht charters
should be planned before heading into the much more demanding waters of the Cyclades
, which are found further east in the beautiful Aegean Sea
. Both the Athens area (Saronic Gulf
and Argolic Gulf
) and the Ionian Sea has line of sight navigation, meaning that the next anchorage or harbour can easily be identified at the horizon, often closer in. Aside from the Meltemi season
near Athens, the chances of fog and low visibility are small and the short distances between ports mean that children will appreciate these venues too, since once onshore, there is lots to explore. The Athens yacht charters area
offers more ancient history with temples, ruins, castles
etc. The Ionian yacht charters area
offers more lush and green natural beauty especially in spring or early summer!
The bases for yacht charters in Athens
are Kalamaki marina - Alimos marina
(and sub bases are Poros
mostly) and in the Ionian Sea there are two major bases for yacht charters
The distance between these two bases is only a few days cruising apart, yet in a typical week sailing, the venue are separated, so visiting the Ionian twice - once out of Lefkas, once out of Corfu - is very common.
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