In the Aegean Sea of Greece
, the large yachting fleet matches the plethora of venues, ports, anchorages and archaeological treasures such as temples, castles and fortresses, be it Greek, Pre-Hellenistic or for example Venetian as in the image above. Aegean yachting and sailing
is a way of life, since there is so much to see and explore that people spend decades of sailing each summer in this large archipelago.
Roughly speaking, all Greek waters and islands that aren't in the Ionian Sea, are considered part of the Aegean, which also means that the tranquil waters and winds of the Ionian aren't necessarily found elsewhere. In fact, Aegean yachting and the yacht charters here is considered quite advanced and bareboat yacht charters should be aware that the conditions encountered could be more of an issue than in the Ionian or elsewhere in the Mediterranean Sea.
Bareboat or Skippered
For a well-experienced sailor Aegean yachting
is as good as it gets: sailing from one archaeological treasure or temple to the other in a friendly breeze with few other tourists and yachtsmen around. And for the less experienced skippers it is always possible to hire a skipper or crew
, like on the larger catamarans
or gulets motorsailers
that quite often venture outside the Dodecanese
to sail the southern Aegean and island of Crete.
.: Back to Crete island :.