Useful Tips for First Time Sailing in Greece

Just imagine yourself feeling the refreshing wind and trimming the sails, relaxing on deck with a cold drink and walking the ancient paths and get into the unspoiled lifestyle of the islanders. What about discovering the underwater life or spotting dolphins and sea birds! There’s nothing like getting into the holiday mood; imagining yourself in your preferred destination and dreaming about the sights and sounds that wait for you!

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When it comes to sailing holidays in Greece, the Dodecanese Islands  can be a great pick for you. On your Dodecanese Islands sailing trip, you will get to discover about the raw beauty and diversity of nature and culture. Whether you enjoy walking, diving, sailing, discovering wildlife , you’re sure to be inspired by the dramatic landscapes  and culinary delights.

Useful Tips for First Time Sailing Holidays in Greece

Here are a few useful tips and suggestions for enjoying sailing holidays in Greece for the first time:
You need to rely on the expertise of your skipper and charter company to design an itinerary based on their local knowledge of the Dodecanese Islands, the weather conditions and prevailing winds. Most sailing companies provide pre-designed sample itineraries to give you a proper idea of what you’ll experience. You should let them know any particular preferences you may have, activities you take part in and islands you’d like to visit.


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You should remember that sailing yachts are not like cruise ships. Generally, sailboats travel in an average of around 6-9 knots, which is nowhere nearer to 20-30 knot speed of cruise ships. On an average, you will sail around 4-6 hours in a day.

You should be flexible as the nature is unpredictable. Sailboats rely on winds for propulsion; of course they come with auxiliary engines to use when necessary. Therefore, sailing legs and itineraries are designed as per the strength and direction of the prevailing winds.

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Sailing plans can be changed even at the last minute as per the captain’s direction. The overall safety of the crew and boat is of primary importance but it can also be fun to have changes to the plan! If the weather remains rough during day time, you can look for alternative activities and take a visit to sites or just enjoy relaxing at the beach.

On sailing holidays in Greece, you will reward yourself the unparalleled pleasures that you can cherish forever. You may  find dolphins approaching and following your sailing boat, a sparkling sunset, and a rare view of a bird or flower. In addition to, you can go for a discovery of a new diving site, tavern, or local restaurant  with tasty “fresh to the plate” food. Sometimes you may just stay on the boat, chat, laugh with friends, sing spontaneously  at a remote bay. What a joy!

Bottom Line –

Remember that you’re on a holiday! It will be a full-on experience, but you will also have time to fully relax and re-charge the batteries. So, the time has come and you need to pour a drink and lie back while embarking on new breathtakingly beautiful landscapes.

Let Naleia Yachting take you on exciting sailing holidays in Greece through the waters for refreshing, extremely incredible experiences. For more details, please visit https://www.naleiayachting.com/.

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