Where do we do it?
We do it here!
And here too!!
Sailing in Athens may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of this city!
We tend to generalise and think of Athens as a stepping stone to go island hopping from the
port of Piraeus. When we think of Athens we also tend to associate it with history ie Acropolis,
the Parthenon, the birthplace of democracy, medicine, philosophy etc etc. Shall I go on?
However and somewhat surprisingly so, along the Athens riviera there is a
very different story to be told my friends!!
If you want to encounter impressive sailing without venturing too far from the city,
Athens is the place to train!! Perfect for all level sailors!
Corfu & Lefkada
Corfu and Lefkada belong to the Ionian Islands or Eptanisa (7 islands) in Greek. The other
5 islands are Ithaca, Paxoi, Kefalonia, Zakynthos and Kythira and are located along the west
coast of Greece. The Ionian islands are famous for their stunning sandy beaches, crystal clear
waters and their lush green mountain scenery. Steeped in charm and history each island is
breathtaking and unique. Lefkada, Zakynthos, Kefalonia and Ithaca which are commonly
referred to as the South Ionian, are a great spot to train novice sailors or sailors wishing to
improve their training, as the islands tend to be protected from overly strong winds.
The other islands including Corfu which belong to the North Ionian tend to see
slightly stronger winds which maybe more suitable for our more experienced sailors.
Either way during your course you will probably sail right through all them due to their
close proximity to one another. But no worries! Our trainers can handle it all!
Mykonos, Santorini, Paros
Mykonos, Santorini and Paros belong to the Cyclades Islands located in the Aegean Sea,
southwest of mainland Greece. Although there are hundreds of tiny islets that belong to the
Cyclades group, only the above with a few others are actually inhabited. This group of islands,
around the world, is highly considered to be one of the best sailing spots to be experienced.
The islands of Mykonos and Santorini themselves have definitely become associated with
the 'jetset' lifestyle over the last few years. Paros although just as popular with tourists still
manages to maintain the idyllic charm and tranquility that possibly Mykonos and Santorini
had before they were ‘discovered’. One thing that all 3 islands have in common however and
must not be denied to our sailors in training (other than the draw of the nightlife, restaurants etc)
are the breathtaking sunsets, the stunning panoramic views, the traditional whitewashed buildings
set amongst magnificent rock formations and windmills.
As for beaches, Santorini is not famous for its beaches but for its water as the beaches are black
and pebbly due to its volcanic make up. Mykonos and Paros have amazing beaches!
As for sailing this little set of beautiful islands promises adventure round every corner.
The winds here, especially during the summer can be referred to strong and challenging.
Recommended for our slightly more advanced sailors wishing to progress in their training.
Poros belongs to the Saronic Islands or Argo-Saronic Islands named after the Saronic Gulf
in which they are located. (Between the Attica peninsula and the northeastern coasts of the
Peleponnese). Other Saronic islands include Aegina, Agistri, Salamis, Hydra and Spetses.
Absolutely wonderful, calm sailing waters, gorgeous scenic beauty, lots of bays, secluded beaches, abundant history what more could you wish for!
The winds in the Saronic Islands are mild and smooth and again a perfect all
round training destination!
Thessaly lies in Northern side of Greece between Macedonia and Sterea. The main sailing
area is in the Pagasetic Gulf which takes you out to the Aegean Sea from the main port of
Volos and is the link to the Sporades Islands (Alonnisos, Skiathos, Skopelos and Skyros).
Often frequented by dolphins within and outside the Gulf this area is alluring and mystical.
Throughout the year, a quieter spot compared to other sailing regions and home to many
coves and harbours to explore, combine that with
near perfect sailing conditions this makes it the ultimate sailing destination.