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Yachting in Greece and the Greek islands

sailing in greece and the greek islandsThe yachting sector has boomed in Greece in recent years, with good prospects of further development.  Greece is considered one of the first Mediterranean countries to have seen a yachting boom, followed by France, Turkey, Italy and the former Yugoslavia.

There are about 35 yachting companies in Greece, showing a 71% rise in profits in 2004 compared to 2001.

Yachts for hire can be divided into crewed yachts over 20 metres and bare-boat up to 20 metres. There are sailboats, catamarans, motor sailing yachts and motor yachts.

Yacht charter companies usually have a fleet of boats of various types and sizes. A medium-sized company may have about 30 to 40 yachts, while large companies may have over 200.

Most Greek yachts are chartered at international yacht shows, but recently internet charters have been rising. This means that boats can be chartered directly, cutting out the middleman and increasing company profits.

Whether one wants to sail for pleasure or for high endurance sport, Greece and the Greek Islands can satisfy all expectations. Greece is considered a sailing paradise. With its many gulfs and archipelagos, Greece offers all kind of seas and winds.

Greece has more than 2000 islands and islets of which 169 are inhabited, every island with its unique beauty and charm and many bays that are only accessible by boat. A trip in the Greek seas on a pleasure bareboat, privately owned or chartered, is a unique experience.

Weather Forecast for Sailing

The National Observatory of Athens publishes these very useful 3-days sailing forecasts

Sailing in Cyclades, a personal itinerary

greece fishermanThere are some places that people always dream about going all their lives and never quite believe they will ever get there. One of these places, for me, had always been Greece. In the fall of '95, we had the opportunity to travel to this mythical place.

As usual, budget was tight and prices are always a consideration. By flying off season, we were able to obtain a pretty decent airfare on TWA. Which, by the way, does have more room between seats and on a 9 - 10 hour flight you need all the room you can get! As for the trip itself, I had read of a small sailing company that did cruise packages. The deal was 2 days in Athens at a modest hotel at the foot of the Acropolis and 7 days sailing the greek isles. The ship was a small wooden vessel holding only about 20-25 passengers.

 

The yachts Marina in Kos

kos marina yachtsKos island is in the centre of Dodecanese islands in east Aegean Sea. Kos is one of the most charming resorts in Greece and the Aegean Sea is considered to be an excellent sailing & cruising area in Europe.

Kos Marina came under the management of Kos Ependitiki SA (a company owned by the Municipality of Kos town) in 1999. Since then 8 million Euros was invested, applying the ambitious program of building the best Marina in the Aegean Sea. Two years later (2001) Kos Marina was ready to offer an extensive range of services to yachts from 7 to 50 meters.

Kos Marina is located one mile SE from Kos old harbour and offers enough room for 250 yachts with Mooring lines, water supply, Electricity supply 220 & 380 V from 16 to 125 Amps, Telephone connection, Satellite TV.

Read more about Yachting in Kos, Dodecanese Islands at our selected webpages at Yacht Charter in Dodecanese Directory


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