Travel Hacks

Why Not Sail Greece This Summer

By MedSailors Crew
on  February 08, 2012

For people who love to sail Greece it remains the ultimate choice for the “first-timers” and the experienced sailors. Greece, a coastal country in the south-eastern Europe, has a long shoreline and offers visitors a perfect playground for water associated sporting activities, such as sailing, scuba diving, surfing, fishing, swimming, and a host of other equally adventurous pursuits. The long shores of the country (13,676 km) are laced with thousands of islands that have together given Greece an identity of its own among sailors. The ideal climate, especially during the summer months, sees the milling visitors heading for the coast, which is fully equipped to cater to their mission. Those who sail Greece get sweept the visitors off their feet and proffers to them the most memorable time they ever spent vacationing.

The ideal Mediterranean type of climate is supportive of persons keen to sail. Greece has a highly indented coastline with many harbors and quays from where regular charted and unchartered vessels set out carrying excited visitors for cruises around the Ionian and the Aegean Seas. Some of the Aegean Islands are peaks of underwater mountains of the land that was connected to the mainland centuries ago. Sailing around the many uninhabited islands is more fun than one can ever imagine. Exploring the virgin beaches, discovering new lands, and meeting the local people living on the sea coast are novelties that tourists crave for. The best known islands of Greece are Santorini, Crete, Corfu, Naxos, Rhodes, Ios, Mykonos, Paros, and Skiathos.

Once in Greece, few can resist the temptation to sail. Greece has some of the most spectacular visual delights to offer to sailors. The waters are calm, crystal clear, blue, and safe. The visitors can stop over at new harbors whenever they wish, relax on the beaches, meet the local, tribal folks, replenish their stocks of food and drink, and even enjoy the night life on the prominent islands. Under the guidance of the deft skippers, they could take a lesson in navigating a vessel. All the boats and yachts are fully equipped with the best of the amenities, and the tourist is left feeling light-hearted and delighted. It is of little surprise that reviews on Sail Greece earns a large chunk of foreign exchange through its tourism industry. The expedition to sail Greece waters, and those of neighboring countries, is sure to provide the sailors the best time they ever had vacationing.

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