Greece is probably one of the most visited countries by tourists in the world. Everyone wants to travel to the land that has played such a major role in defining and expanding art, language, philosophy, politics and sports as we know them today. Well, let’s also be honest, the fact that it happens to be located in Southern Europe on a myriad of islands in the Mediterranean Sea (thus granting it miles upon miles of coastline) is another reason why people choose to come here.
I know what you’re thinking: because it’s so popular Greece is a very crowded place in the summer, but there’s another way of enjoying the Greek sun and really it’s a much better way of getting around than in a car. What you should consider when travelling for a vacation to Greece is a yacht charter holiday.
The latest investments made by the Greek government target specifically the non-mass tourism zones, the less developed yet beautiful regions of the Greek outback. The infrastructure of the country also affords a large number of sailing enthusiasts to cruise its waters regularly. There are over 50 marinas with almost 15000 mooring berths that offer full services (fuel, water, electricity, repairs).
Among the most popular locations for yachties there are the Cyclades, the Sporades, the Dodecanese, the Peloponnese and Attica, the region around the country’s capital Athens which is a busy port and also the main transit stop for most sailors coming to Greece. It’s worth mentioning that there is a very big and thriving yachting community in Greece that will prove a wise and helpful friend to the beginner skipper but also to the more experienced sailor in times of need.
But what exactly are the benefits of a yacht charter holiday? Well, imagine sailing your boat from harbor to harbor, from island to beautiful island. Apart from the total freedom and solitude, you get to go off the beaten path and experience the true Greek experience, much like the first sailors did. By choosing to sail, you’ll be avoiding crowds, schedules and you’ll be able to plan your trip the way you want it.
And if you’ve decided that a yachting holiday doesn’t sound that bad, know that the gods are smiling upon you, because they have blessed Greece with splendid weather from April to October, which is characterized by long warm days and almost endless sunshine! There is no chance you’ll be leaving this country a color other than golden brown.
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