Bareboats charters Greece

Greece: bareboats & charters

A large part of charter yachts in Greece concern bareboats without skipper, cook or hostess (usually referred to as “crewed yacht charters” and predominantly take place in either the Ionian or the Saronic Gulf near Athens.
These waters are most suitable since the chances or storms (heavy seas and winds) are lowest in these sheltered areas. Moreover the distances between the harbours and anchorages are tiny. Typical day sailing mileage is 15 nm, allowing plenty of time to explore the inlands and the myriad of archaeological sites.

For the true sailors the Aegean and particularly the Cyclades will proof more appealing, for the daily distances are often more than 5 hours sailing between islands. The Dodecanese offers a more mixed sailing climate for bareboats charters than in the Ionian Sea or Saronic Gulf and Athens. East of the Dodecanese islands the waters are very much tugged away and protected by the string of islets and Turkish promontories, yet the western coasts of the islands are very open to the elements: high waves and winds. Fortunately, nearly all the alluring ports are on the eastern coasts. For the more advanced areas in Greece the skippered or crewed charters are advised instead of bareboats.

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