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Compare the Greek sailing areas

To help you choose your ideal sailing area in Greece, I selected 11 criteria and gave each region ratings accordingly. More dark blue stars indicate a more valid statement:   not valid; half valid; very valid. Therefore, Easy sailing conditions means that conditions are not easy. Note that some areas could well be combined in a single 2 or 3-week cruise.
 
Characteristics Saronic and Hydra Gulfs Argolic Gulf
Easy access by plane or ferry
Unspoiled by tourism
Beautiful ports
Amenities and tavernas
Ancient Greek sites
Medieval sites
Secluded anchorages
Spectacular scenery
Easy sailing conditions
Fertile and lush vegetation
Wildlife

 
Characteristics   Northern Sporades
Easy access by plane or ferry  
Unspoiled by tourism  
Beautiful ports  
Amenities and tavernas  
Ancient Greek sites  
Mediaeval sites  
Secluded anchorages  
Spectacular scenery  
Easy sailing conditions  
Fertile and lush vegetation  
Wildlife  

 
Characteristics   Ionian Islands
Easy access by plane or ferry  
Unspoiled by tourism  
Beautiful ports  
Amenities and tavernas  
Ancient Greek sites  
Mediaeval sites  
Secluded anchorages  
Spectacular scenery  
Easy sailing conditions  
Fertile and lush vegetation  
Wildlife  

 
Characteristics Northern Cyclades Southern Cyclades
Easy access by plane or ferry
Unspoiled by tourism
Beautiful ports
Amenities and tavernas
Ancient Greek sites
Mediaeval sites
Secluded anchorages
Spectacular scenery
Easy sailing conditions
Fertile and lush vegetation
Wildlife

 
Characteristics Eastern Sporades Dodecanese
Easy access by plane or ferry
Unspoiled by tourism
Beautiful ports
Amenities and tavernas
Ancient Greek sites
Medieval sites
Secluded anchorages
Spectacular scenery
Easy sailing conditions
Fertile and lush vegetation
Wildlife

There are of course more regions in Greece, notably Crete and the Gulf of Patras / Corinth, which separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland. Other forgotten but beautiful areas are the south coast of Peloponnese as well as the coastline of Thrace and Thasos in the north-east of Greece. Yet, these regions are often quite remote, with no charter bases in the vicinity; only few (charter) yachts venture out there.

The top islands of Greece can be reached via the diagonal of yacht charter bases
 

Sailing resources
 Charter guide :

 Assisted bareboats
 Bareboat requirements
 Choosing a charter yacht
 Catamarans & monohulls
 Prevent seasickness
 Greek sailing areas
 When to sail in Greece
 Yacht charter provisioning
 Itineraries Ionian
 Itineraries Argo-Saronic
 Itineraries Cyclades
 Itineraries Dodecanese
 One-way itineraries
 Flights & ferries
 Last minutes & budget
 Sailing between Greece & Turkey
 Greek chart terms
 Greek fishing techniques
 Climate graphs Athens
 Climate graphs Bodrum
 Distances sailing Greece
 Itineraries Ionian + Aegean
Greece :

Ionian Islands
Dodecanese Islands
Cyclades Islands
Northern Sporades
Peloponnese – Athens
Top 10 islands

Yacht charter companies
 
Tower of winds
Acropolis
Olympia
Turkey :

Izmir – Bodrum
Bodrum – Marmaris
Marmaris – Fethiye
Fethiye – Antalya
1 July 2017
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