Yacht chartering is a popular pastime for those looking into a weekend getaway with friends in the beautiful Greek Islands. Greece has over 2,000 islands and miles and miles of coastline to explore with a yacht charter. The islands and coastline have exquisite beaches, coves, delicious cuisine, and sites of antiquity to experience. Make sure to completely research various yacht charter businesses, what you will need, and what kind of climate you need to have a safe time. Here is a list of the five main Greek Islands that yachtcharter tourist in Greece usually take.
Saronic, Argolic, and Peloponnese Islands
The Saronic, Argolic, and Peloponnese Islands are in a perfect location to cruise. The winds in the area are generally more gentle, especially in the spring and autumn. The winds average at a force of 3 to 4 in a north or north east direction. These islands are steeped with historic sites of ancient Greece, lush natural sites, and romantically unique architecture.
The Cyclades Islands has a summer wind called Meltemi. The wind blows from the north at a force of about 5 to 7. The Cyclades are a circle of islands that surround the sacred island of Delos. The Cyclades are perhaps the most well known Greek islands and are very popular with tourists.
The Dodecanese islands are made up of twelve different islands. The area of the islands is the sunniest throughout Greece. The islands are situated in crystal clear water in the Aegean Sea. The islands have sandy and pebble strewn beaches. The Meltemi wind blows here at a force of 4 to 6. The winds are more gentle in the spring and autumn months.
The Sporades mean the scattered ones because in Greek myth the islands were believed to have been formed by Gods throwing pebbles into the Aegean sea. The most beautiful islands in the Sporades are Skiathos, Skyros, Alonissos, and Skopelos. Skiathos has a bustling nightlife and perfect beaches. Skyros is remote and natural. Alonissus has plenty of walking trails, parks, and places to swim. Skolpelos is perhaps one of the most beautiful islands in all of Greece. The movie Mamma Mia was filmed there and showed to the world the beauty of the island. The island has wonderful restaurants and plenty of hotels to stay at while visiting. The winds here have a force of 3 to 5 and 4 to 6.
The Ionian Islands are ideal for sailing because the winds are predictable. The winds generally have a force of 2 to 5 in the Ionian Islands. The Ionian Islands are beautiful and full of history. These even climate islands are a favorite of yachtcharter in Greece tourists for their mild weather and winds.