Sailing Vacation Locations in Greece

Unsure where you should go in Greece?

It was all Greek to me until I put this map together.

Greece – a charter’s dream. Crystal clear Mediterranean waters. Islands abound. The birthplace of Western civilization.   History, culture, islands, beauty, arts, and food.

Greece features an enormous number of islands. These islands are traditionally grouped in various clusters, each with their own Greek character.

The Greek Seas
The Greek Seas

The Saronic/ArgoSaronic Islands & the Peloponnese

  • Located in the Saronic gulf near Athens
  • Historical and relaxing atmosphere; change to visit numerous islands and villages without going far
  • Popular islands/villages include:
    • Aegina, Hydra, Poros, Ermioni
  • Charter base: Athens
  • See our blog series on these islands
Argo-Saronic Islands
Argo-Saronic Islands

The Cyclades

  • Located in the central/southern part of the Aegean Sea.
  • The pictured typical Greek islands with whitewashed homes, white and blue architecture, crystal blue water and gorgeous beaches.
  • Large cluster of islands forming rough circle around Delos
  • Popular islands include:
    • Mykonos, Santorini, Paros, Kea, Kythnos, Ios
  • Charter bases: Lavrion, Paros, and Mykonos
Cyclades Islands
Cyclades Islands

The Dodecanese

  • Located in the south- eastern edge of the Aegean Sea near Turkey
  • Medieval architecture, peaceful beaches, archeological finds, a bit rustic
  • A long string of islands; popular ones include
    • Rhodes and Kos
    • Lesser known islands include Leros and Pserimos
  • Charter bases in Kos and Rhodes
Dodecanese Islands
Dodecanese Islands

The Sporades

  • Located off the east coast of Greece in the northwest Aegean Sea
  • Thickly forested with fertile pine landscape; mountainous terrain; recognizable from “Mamma Mia”
  • Small group of islands; popular populated ones include:
    • Skiathos, Alonnissos, Skyros, Skopelos
  • Charter base in Skiathos
Sporades Islands
Sporades Islands

The Ionian Islands

  • Located in the Ionian Sea in the northwest coast of mainland Greece.
  • Closer to Italy
  • Italian style, lush green landscape, scenic countryside and charming villages
  • Chain of islands; popular ones include
    • Corfu, Paxos, and Lefkas
  • Charter Bases in Corfu (North Ionian) and Lefkas (South Ionian)
Ionian Islands
Ionian Islands

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