Cruising in Greece and the Greek Islands

Sailing in the Greek Islands an novice sailors guide to the islands of Greece

The Greek Islands are hugley popular for Mediterranean cruises, but perhaps the most exciting way to visit some of the many islands of Greece is by sailing to them. Even novice sailors can team up with one of the many Greek Island flotillas operated by all the main saling companies. A lead boat with experienced sailors will help you navigate your way around the Greek Islands and even assist with mooring up at the end of the day. They'll also let you know where to find the very best food, drink & nightlife!

We tried a flotilla sailing holiday with Sunsail and chose to go for the Ionian islands such as Kefalonia, Levkas, Meganissi & ithaca... some truly stunning islands with everything from pretty little harbours to deserted deep blue coves. The Aegean islands of the northern Sporades are also a popular choice for cruising the islands... you can sail to islands that are rarely available through traditional package holidays... Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos, Pelagos... and many more.

All in all, I would thorughly recommend cruising the Greek islands in your own private boat. Even if you have no sailing experience at all, most sailing holiday operators offer fully skippered boats where an experienced sailor will guide you around the islands whilst helping you to learn how to sail for your next trip.