With the New Year’s holidays in the past, we traditionally experience a surge in charter bookings, clients got together during Christmas and New Years and having decided about their summer plans, they proceed with selecting yachts for their sunny escapades in the Med. We know the ideal destination, matched with a motor yacht which is the choice of our Greek broker!
The Greek islands have been called “a Mediterranean Polynesia” and for good reason; there are 6 distinct island groups (Cyclades, Ionian, Dodecanese, Sporades, Saronic, North Aegean), offering countless miles of shores that are waiting to be explored on your Greece sailing vacations!
As someone who was born and raised in Greece and has been sailing since childhood, I have actually never managed to visit all the islands by boat! The only people I know to have cruised around all of the islands are professional captains, but they cannot all make that claim! You can keep returning to the Greek Polynesia for summers in a row and keep finding new cruising grounds: the sunny backdrop, the warm seas and the kind, hospitable nature of the locals will remain the same, but the scenery will change across the islands.
Situated in the West coast of Greece, adjacent to Italy, the Ionian Islands are a completely different to the stereotypical Cyclades cruising ground. The Ionians comprise of a chain of 6 large islands (Corfu, Paxoi, Lefkas, Kefalonia, Ithaki, Zakynthos), and dozens more smaller islets. The Ionians have always been heavily influenced by neighboring Italy – to such an extent that they strongly resemble our beloved Capri and Ischia.