Greece is one of the most popular charter destination and one of the most varied and beautiful sailing areas worldwide. The best way to visit the Greek Islands and the coast of mainland Greece is on board of a beautiful Gulet.
The Greek Islands offers an almost countless variety of island-hopping itineraries - the coastline of more than 13,500 km with more than 3000 islands, perfect for sailing vacations in the Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea.
Due to the diversity of the Greek island world, the various island-hopping sailing cruise offers you the opportunity to discover new impressions, spectacular landscapes, picturesque fishing villages with idyllic tavern's, attractive harbors, beautiful bays and ancient historical sights every day.
The islands are usually close together at moderate distances. Experience the warmth, generosity, hospitality, and island life of the Greeks with traditional vines, meze, and delicious food.
Greece is the cradle of Western civilization; medicine, art, philosophy, sports spirit and trade had its origin here. There are also islands that are part of the Party and Jet-Set Hotspots.
Explore the Greek Islands with a tailor-made charter that suits you and your dreams on board of a luxurious Gulet..
Gulet holidays; aboard gives you the opportunity to explore islands, bays, deserted shores, and beaches in a way that land-based vacations can never give. The Greek islands provide the best sailing condition in the various sailing areas.
- Aegean North,
- Aegean South,
- Argolic Gulf,
- Gulf of Corinth,
- Gulf of Patras,
- Ionian Sea,
- Peloppones and
- Saronic Gulf.
The Sailing reef in the north-east of Greece is also known as "Sporades" by many sailors and yachting enthusiasts. Since ancient times, the Greek islands, which did not belong to the circle of the islands around Delos in the Cyclades were called the scattered islands, the Sporades. The Northern Sporades, also known as the Magnesian Islands, comprise of 135 islands and rocky shores east of the Greek mainland in the Aegean Sea. As a rule, they are characterized by sparse vegetation, and there are only a few bays with a beach. The Northern Aegean, the East Aegean Islands as well as the Sporades include:
North Aegean Islands: Agios Efstratios, Agios Minas, Ammouliani, Ayvalık Islands, Büyük Ada, Chios, Chryse, Cunda, Foça Islands, Fournoi Korseon, Icaria, Imbros, Koukonesi, Lemnos, Lesbos, Metalik Ada, Nisiopi, Oinousses, Pasas, Psara, Samiopoula, Samos, Samothrace, Tenedos, Thasos, Thymaina, Uzunada, Zourafa
South of the main Ionian sites the southern Aegean begins with reminders of another ancient civilization, the Carians. Historically, the central and southern Aegean coasts were crossroads for ancient trade routes. Civilization evolved out of the convergence of Eastern and Western cultures;
The South Aegean Sea includes the island groups of the Dodecanese, the Cyclades, and the Southern Sporades. The Southern Sporades cover over 170 islands, 30 of which are inhabited, and the Dodecanese are only a few miles off the Turkish coast. The Dodecanes stretch in a crescent-shaped chain from Patmos to the island of Kasos. They sail on the traces of ancient times, combined with traditional Greek life. You will experience a unique cruise between Orient and Occident.
South Aegean islands: Andros, Kalymnos, Karpathos, Kea-Kythnos, Kos, Milos, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Rhodes, Syros. Thira - Santorini, Tinos
These are the ring islands around Delos - a challenge for sporty sailors who are very popular. Dreamlike landscapes, crystal clear water and a mostly sporty sailing wind for an active sailing trip await you in the 220 islands Cyclades. Beautiful islands with golden stalls, antiques, historic ruins, narrow streets and traditional white houses are on your sailing route.
Major Cyclades islands: Amorgos, Anafi, Andros, Antiparos, Delos, Ios, Kea, Kimolos, Kythnos, Milos, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Folegandros, Serifos, Sifnos, Sikinos, Syros, Tinos, and Thira or Santoríni. There are also many minor islands including Donousa, Eschati, Gyaros, Irakleia, Koufonisia, Makronisos and Schoinousa.
Dodecanese islands :
The Dodecanese islands are located in the southeast part of the Aegean Sea and consist of twelve major islands and a number of smaller islands. Some of those Greek Islands are located at the border to Turkey. They have everything to offer to the visitors: whitewashed houses, beautiful beaches with crystal waters, charming villages, exciting nightlife and more The most historically important and well-known is Rhodes, which has been the area's dominant island since Antiquity. Of the others, Kos and Patmos are historically the more important;
The 12 major islands are: Astypalaia, Kalymnos, Karpathos, Kasos, Kastellorizo (Megisti), Kos, Leros, Nisyros, Patmos, Rhodes, Symi, Tilos
Minor Islands: Adelfoi Syrnas Islets, Agathonisi, Agioi Theodoroi Halkis, Agreloussa, Alimia, Antitilos, Anydros Patmou, Archangelos, Arefoussa, Arkoi, Armathia, Astakida, Chalavra, Chalki, Chamili, Chiliomodi Patmou, Chondros, Chteni, Faradonesia, Farmakonisi, Fokionisia, Fragos, Gaidaros, Glaros Kinarou, Gyali Imia/Kardak, Kalolimnos, Kalovolos, Kamilonisi, Kandeloussa, Karavolas Rodou, Kinaros, Koubelonisi, Kouloundros, Kouloura Leipson, Kounoupoi, Koutsomytis, Leipsoi, Levitha, Makronisi Kasou, Makronisi Leipson, Makry Aspronisi Leipson, Makry Halkis, Marathos, Marmaras, Mavra Levithas, Megalo Aspronisi Leipson, Megalo Glaronisi, Megalo Sofrano, Mesonisi Seirinas, Mikro Glaronisi, Mikro Sofrano, Nimos, Pacheia Nisyrou, Pergoussa, Piganoussa, Pitta, Plati Pserimou, Plati Symis, Pontikousa, Prasonisi, Prasouda, Pserimos, Safonidi, Ro, Saria, Seirina, Sesklio, Strongyli Kritinias, Strongyli Megistis, Telendos, Tragonisi, Zaforas
The Sporades are an Aegean archipelago outside the central archipelago of the Cyclades, located along the east coast of Greece, northeast of the island of Euboea. They consists of 24 islands, four of which are permanently inhabited: Alonnisos, Skiathos, Skopelos and Skyros.
Sporades islands: Adelfoi Islets, Agios Georgios Skopelou, Alonnisos, Argos Skiathou, Dasia, Erinia, Gioura, Grammeza, Kyra Panagia, Lekhoussa, Peristera, Piperi, Psathoura, Repi, Sarakino, Skandili, Skantzoura, Skiathos, Skopelos, Skyropoula, Skyros, Tsoungria, Valaxa
There are five different Sporades groups:
- Northern Sporades or Thessalian Sporades islands: Skopelos, Alonnisos, Skiathos, Skyros, Kyra Panagia, Peristera, Gioura, Skantzoura, Piperi,
- Thracian Sporades islands: Thasos, Samothrace, Imbros, Lemnos and Agios Efstratios
- Western Sporades islands: Salamis, Aigina, Poros, Hydra, Spetses, and the other islands of the Saronic Gulf and the Myrtoan Sea.
- Eastern Sporades islands: eastern and northeastern Aegean, neighbouring the coast of Asia Minor : Samos, Ikaria, Lesbos, Chios, Tenedos, Psara, Oinousses and smaller island groups
- Southern Sporades islands: i.e. the Dodecanese, to which group Samos and Ikaria are sometimes appended.
The Argolic Gulf is located east of the peninsula of Peloponnese; between Argolis east, and the Arcadian-Laconic coast in the west. It is about 50 km long and 30 km wide. Its main port is Nafplio, at its northwestern end. At the entrance to the gulf is the island Spetses.This gulf and its islands are sometimes combined with the Saronic Gulf and Saronic Islands, with the result called the Argo-Saronic Gulf and the Argo-Saronic Islands. It is surrounded by two regional units: Arcadia to the southwest and Argolis to the north and east. The river Inachos drains into the Argolic Gulf near Nea Kios. The main islands in the gulf are Psili, Plateia and Bourtzi, a small island with a Venetian fortress that protects the port of Nafplio. The surrounding mountains protect it from the strong summer Meltemi wind.
The Argolic Gulf includes: Ermoni, Gerakas, Hydra, Cape Males, Kilada, Kyparissia, Leonidion, Monemvasia, Nauplia, Porto Cheli, Spetsai, Tyros.
Gulf of Corinth
The Gulf of Corinth or the Corinthian Gulf is located north of the Peloponnese and is is a deep inlet of the Ionian Sea separating the Peloponnese from western mainland Greece. It is bounded in the east by the Isthmus of Corinth which includes the shipping-designed Corinth Canal and in the west by the Strait of Rion which widens into the shorter Gulf of Patras (part of the Ionian Sea) and of which the narrowest point is crossed since 2004 by the Rio-Antirio Bridge.
Gulf of Corinth islands: Trizonia , Alkyonides Islands , Ambelos , Fonias , Prassoudi
Gulf of Patras
The Gulf of Patras stretches from the eastern part of the Ionian Sea between Oxia and Cape Araxos in the south over the Gulf of Corinth to the Rio Andirrio Bridge. The Gulf of Patras ( is a branch of the Ionian Sea. On the east, it is closed by the Strait of Rion between capes Rio, Greece and Antirrio, near the Rio-Antirio bridge, that is the entrance of the Gulf of Corinth. On the west, it is bounded by a line from Oxeia island to Cape Araxos. To the north it is bounded by the shore of Aetolia-Acarnania in continental Greece, and to the south by Achaea in the Peloponnese peninsula. The port city of Patras lies to the southeast and is the only major port on the gulf. On the northern shore Missolonghi also has a port. There are beaches in the south, the east and parts of the north. The old ports of Rio and Antirio lie east of the Gulf, and there is a ferry service which complements the traffic over the Rio-Antirio bridge.
Cities and towns: Rio, Patras, Paralia, Roitika, Monodendri, Tsoukalaiika, Alissos, Alykes, Ioniki Akti, Mavry Myti, Cape Araxos, Messolonghi, Antirrio
The Ionian Sea with the coves and beaches in the home of Odysseus are part of the Mediterranean. It is located south of the Adriatic Sea and the street of Otranto. In the east coast of the sea lie the southwestern Albania and Greece and in the north the Gulf of Tarent. The shaded greenery of the cypresses, pine trees, elms and the Italian-like red-brick houses create a unique mixture of French-Italian architecture, English taste, and Greek flair. The Ionian Sea is a varied alternative protected by strong winds, with many small bays, moorings, fishing villages and harbor stalls.
Ionian Islands: Elafonisos, Erikoussa, Ithaca, Kalamos, Kastos, Cephalonia, Corfu, Kythira, Lefkas, Mathraki, Meganisi, Othoni, Paxos, Sami, Kefalonia, Sapientza, Skorpios, Zakynthos.
Ionian mainland: Igoumenitsa, Katakolon, Kyparissia, Mesolongi, Methoni, Mytika, Palairos, Parga, Platrias, Pylos, Sivota, Vounaki Marina.
The Peloponnese is a peninsula in the south of the Greek mainland. The Peloponnese is the southernmost part of the Balkan Peninsula and therefore the most extensive area in the Mediterranean. The southernmost point of the Peloponnese is Cape Tenaro. In the east, the peninsula is bordered by the Aegean Sea and in the west by the Ionian Sea.
Peloponnese ports: Gerakas, Gythion, Katakolon, Kalamata, Leonidion, Limeni, Methana, Monemvasia, Nauplia, Neapolis / Cape Maleas, Patras, Petalidi, Porto Cheli, Pylos.
The Saronic Gulf offers an azurian sailing regency between Orient and Occident. The Yacht charter review of the Saronic Gulf shows a varied palette between fashionable city harbors, small islands, fishing villages, and bays. With short beats, in the sheltered waters and a moderate wind, magnificent bays can be reached quickly. Also, there are beautiful beaches and rich, local culture. Athens is at the gate of the Saronic Gulf. The Saronic Gulf comprises of an area whose boundaries are marked by three prominent points: the Corinth Canal in the northwest, Cape Sounion in the east, and Hydra Island in the south.
Islands and ports in the Saronic Gulf: Aegina, Alimos Kalamaki, Dokos, Hydra, Channel of Corinth, Lavrion, Methana, Nea_Epidavros, Piraeus, Poros, Spetsai, Sounion (Cape), Vouliagmeni.