Making the Most out of Sailing Holidays in Greece

Greece is one of the most sought-after destinations for vacationers from all around the world. When you hear the word Greece, so many things come to your mind, like chicken souvlaki with tzatziki sauce, postcard-worthy white-washed houses along the rugged coastline, surrounded by sparkling dark blue waters!


Sailing holidays in Greece are one amazing photo opportunity. The Greek Islands do really look like the postcards and seem mesmerizing in every aspect. If you are thinking to sail along the Greek Islands, please read on below:

Understanding the Greek Islands –

The Greek Islands are divided into two main groups;  the Cyclades Islands – covers Mykonos and Santorini and the Dodecanese Islands – covers Kos and Rhodes. In addition to, there are other spectacular sailing routes such as the Ionian, Sporades and Soranic Islands. Remember that, most sailing routes in the Greek Islands will stick to one of the two main groups.

Sailing Greek Islands

Cyclades Route -

Sailing along the Cyclades route allows you to touch the magnificent islands of Greece like  Mykonos and Santorini. If you love the nightlife scene, Mykonos should be a place you  head to. For sailing enthusiasts seeking for enormous beauty, tranquility and bucket-list worthy hiking trails, you should stop at Santorini.


Both of the islands are quite crowded; so you can head back to your sailboat when you crave an escape from the hustle and bustle. In fact, Paros is another popular island that is worth your attention. This is popular for beautiful sandy beaches and watersports opportunities.

Over the time, Paros has retained its authentic charm and character. Other islands along this route include Kea, Andros, and Tinos, the smaller and quieter islands with a less touristy and more authentic feel with equally spectacular landscapes.

Dodecanese Route –

The Dodecanese Islands boast diverse cultural history and their roots are still evident from different rulers like the Ottomans, Crusaders, Byzantium and the Venetians. You will find the magnificent medieval architecture and famous monasteries dotted along these Greek Islands. The most popular islands among them are the islands of Kos and Rhodes. Both of them are known for their perfectly-preserved medieval architecture and pristine beaches.

Apart from them, Karpathos is blessed with beautiful hiking trails along its splendid mountains and crystal-clear waters. Kalymnos is an amazing rock-climbing destination whereas Leros is a diver’s paradise and Patamos is popular for its spiritual charm.

The other islands along this route are relatively more quiet and smaller in size. These islands have lovely beaches ensuring peaceful relaxation. All of the Dodecanese islands boast exceptionally preserved authentic cultures and deserve a visit at least once in a while.

Bottom Line –

No matter whatever route you decide during the sailing holidays in Greece, you’re sure to experience rich culture, delicious cuisines, stunning beaches, picturesque landscapes and unforgettable memories. For more information about sailing holidays in Greece, please visit our website at:


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