6 of the best sailing destinations in Greece

6 of the best sailing destinations in Greece

Jul 02, 2021

Discovering the Aegean Sea by boat is probably one of the best decisions we can take this summer. Sailing holidays hopping between islands and exploring beaches, undiscovered bays and wild nature is more accessible than you might have imagined.

If you have already read our article on the 6 safe nautical travel destinations, you already know Greece combines tradition with innovation. Get ready to dive into Greece’s top sailing destinations around the Greek islands this summer! 


Get onboard

If you are ready for your boat adventure, the most popular departure point is the Piraeus port of the marinas on the south coast of Athens: Zea, Flisvos and Alimos. 

Lavrio, on the eastern coast of Greece is also a sailing departure for different sailboats. Moreover, most firms also arrange transfers from the airport or offer full sea itineraries. 


The Cyclades

Considered the crown jewels of the Aegean, they are an attractive sailing destination in Greece as they're relatively close to Athens and offer exciting experiences. With mesmerizing white villages, golden beaches and clear blue waters, they are the most famous island chain in Greece. 


Mykonos

Voted by many tourists as the top summer holiday destination by many, and this is because of a good reason. It has exceptional beaches, award-winning restaurants and dreamy villas. If you want to feel like a celebrity, this is your island. 

What to do: Explore around Little Venice and its iconic windmills, these are one of the most-photographed spots on Mykonos. Built in the 18th century, it is said that pirates stored their treasures here. 

Also, you should practice water sports on the best beaches, we highly recommend Agios Sostis, Kalafatis and Paradise Beach. If you are a foodie, you could try going on an agrotourism tour on the island. Lastly, don’t miss out on the magical sunset at Armenistis lighthouse!


Paros

Ideal for any kind of holiday, Paros has the potential for all you desire. Discover hidden alleyways in Parikia, leisure in the afternoon in Naoussa or write postcards from Paros to remind your family of the incredible destination you are at. 

What to do: immerse yourself in Kolymbithres Beach, the seawater sculptures of golden sand around granite rocks. If you love water sports, this is the perfect spot for those who love kitesurfing or windsurfing due to the strong winds. 

The hidden gems are the monastery of Ai Yiannis Detis, from where you can see the entire bay of Paros and Lefkes, the first capital on the island built up the hill like in an amphitheatre.