Sailing Ionian gulets and motorsailers

Sailing Ionian on gulets

The tranquil waters of the Ionian resemble the Carian and Lycian coasts of Turkey and likewise offer splendid opportunities for blue cruises on gulets and motorsailers. Note that blue voyages are just another term for blue cruises and although these luxurious sailing holidays originated in the Orient - giving these trips a ring of mystique - they are also organised further east in the Aegean Sea and in the Ionian Sea of Greece.

Yet some parts of the Aegean aren't suitable for gulets since waves and winds - especially in the main cruise season of August when the Meltemi can wreck havoc - are to dominant prevending the typical relaxed conditions a blue cruise on a gulet is famous for. Moreover the Cyclades, and in particular the fantastic southern Cyclades of Santorini, Milos, Ios, Paros, Naxos and Serifos, are therefore out of reach, also because the typical distances between these islands in the south Aegean waters are much greater than in the Carian, Lycian and indeed in the Ionian Sea out of Lefkas or Preveza (Sailing Ionian on gulets is highly recommended!). The starting ports of Syros and Mykonos are perhaps the northernmost possible in the Cyclades, but Athens is still preferred in this region. Further east the ports of Samos, Kos, Bodrum, Marmaris and Rhodes are adviced. Sailing Ionian on gulets/gullets can also refer to the Ionian coast of Turkey.

Further Sailing Greece photos

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