Some things never change. In Greece, these include the twin pleasures of sunshine and the warm welcome that you will receive wherever you go. With the sun and the general air of friendliness both constants, it’s up to you – with our help, of course! - to figure out which of Sunsail’s three Greek yacht charter bases is the one most likely to provide you with your perfect Greek sailing holiday. Combine sight-seeing in Athens with an adventure in the Cyclades or set sail from our base at Vounaki for an exploration of the Ionian Sea to discover the magical, mythical Mediterranean.
Much of Greece is mountainous and the rocky coastlines conceal picturesque anchorages around every turn. Traditional fishing villages lined with whitewashed houses are home to casual restaurants serving the simple, seasonal and delicious food for which Greece is renowned while chic resorts are plentiful too.
Our Greek bases offer between them a range of sailing conditions from the family-friendly to the more challenging.
The challenging sailing around the Cyclades Islands to the west is a great sail from Athens which is located in the more sheltered waters of the Saronic Gulf. The famous Meltemi northerly winds and sheer number of islands make for some exhilarating sailing. Explore the rugged beauty of the Saronic Islands, or follow the winds out to the famous Cyclades.
Sunsail’s northern Ionian base is located in Gouvia, a modern resort town on the east coast of Corfu.
Whether you’re looking for secluded beaches, delicious Corfiot cuisine or fascinating historical sites, Corfu is sure to please. The good winds, ideal sailing conditions and warm summer weather is the reason why sailors keep coming back to the Ionian year after year.
The ideal winds and sailing conditions of the Ionian really open up this stunning cruising area for exploration. Choose from relaxing short hops between quiet fishing villages with traditional tavernas and golden beaches to longer passages between the islands of lively Corfu or historical Ithaca, steeped in the legend of Odysseus. With all this to see and perfect sailing in between you’ll be in charter heaven.