Originally Posted by Camp Director G
Anyone have any general advice for chartering in Greece
? My wife (just married!) and I are looking to sail Mid-September to Mid-October for a month on our honeymoon in the Greek Islands
is preferred but will consider elsewhere. (As a side note, we're always willing to barter for tuition at our summer camp for kids
, so any owners in the Med, please contact me.) Our sailing level - ASA
Certified bareboaters with catamaran
cert - low hours on cruising sailboats but a lifelong boater and sailor. Any advice on companies, the area, difficulty of Cyclades
, the time of year, etc. would be welcome.
Just back from 2 weeks in Greece
mostly in Cyclades.
Mid-Sept to Mid Oct = great time to visit, less crowds but weather
Length = gives You lots of flexibility & casual pace which will minimize any weather
i.e.; meltemi delays
Bases - either Alimos or Lavrion which are away from downtown Athens or Kos across from Turkey
. Some companies even have boats positioned in the Cyclades which can be reached by Ferries
1) Egiali - small, friendly, flexible, will customize & find the right boat even by brokering with various owners - Just used them & have used in the past 2x
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2) Dream Yacht Charter - very responsive & good pricing
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3) Kavas - saw many of their boats at Alimos
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4) Sunsail & Moorings - Both have bases in Lavrion
Websites available thru google
Many other companies
Difficulty - I would say medium, there will be some open water
especially if weather kicks up but mostly you will be in sight of land/islands. Harbors/Anchorages have a broad range (no two are exactly the same) which requires some "techniques' and patience at times. Med Mooring
still rules. A few have tailed mooring
lines others require use of anchor
while backing in.
Uncertainty - Greece has been there for thousands of years and will survive one way or the other - I would always strongly suggest a good Travel Insurance
policy to protect your significant trip / investment anyway