Sailing Holidays in Greece

A skippered charter sailing holiday in Greece is the perfect island hopping experience and a great way to explore many Greek islands all in one visit.

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A sailing holiday in Greece has so much to offer the adventure traveller it’s little wonder that this mythical corner of the world leaves people longing to return. With over 8000 miles of crystal-clear waters lapping the coastline and over 2000 islands to discover, it’s easy to see why Greece is one of the top holiday destination’s in the world.

Offering an abundance of sunshine sailing, waterside taverna’s and ancient ruins; the Aegean Sea gives light winds and warm waters making it the perfect combination for those looking to spend more time on the water. Whether you’re an experienced sailor looking for some relaxing sunshine sailing or you’re looking to try a new adventure, our sailing holidays in Greece can be tailored to suit all ages and abilities.

Our all-inclusive Greek sailing charters include the emerald island of Corfu, the Saronic islands (with easy access and cheap flights to Athens) and the quieter side of the Cyclades with sailing routes from Naxos exploring the Lesser Cyclades.

Rich culture

Situated in the centre of Asia, Europe and Africa it’s hardly surprising that Greece is home to the ancient ruins of some of the first recorded civilisations in human history. Steeped in rich heritage and ancient history both onshore and under the water, Greece certainly has something fascinating to capture the adventure traveller at every turn and on every island. Discovering this part of the world under sail surely must be the best way to get around and cover ground.

With sailing yacht Zorba as your base, you can explore Greek islands off the beaten track, away from the tourist hustle and bustle. As your floating base, you’ll be able to access islands and coastline only accessible by boat, while enjoying traditional Greek tavernas set beside quaint harbour villages. Forget the iconic nightlife of Mykonos or the crowds on Santorini and let us show you the untouched, traditional side of life in Greece from the water.

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 Sailing the Saronic Islands

A short hop from the main airport of Athens, the Saronic islands are easy access from the UK and within hours you’ll be relaxing onboard. As well as a plethora of uninhabited islands that make for great remote escapes off the beaten track and away from the tourist hustle and bustle; the islands also consist of the inhabited main islands of Salamis, Aegina, Agistri and Poros. The islands of Hydra and Dokos are also sometimes included in this archipelago.

From pistacchio forests, olive groves, ancient ruins, UNESCO world heritage sites and a plethora of traditional Greek tavernas, each island, although barely a stone throw from the mainland, offers that relaxed island lifestyle and dreamt-of escapism.

Exploring the Cyclades

Boasting over 220 islands, the Cyclades is one of the top destinations in the world for island sailing and exploration. The main focus of our sailing holidays in the Cyclades will focus on the Lesser Cyclades. A small cluster of islands dotted around the better-known island of Naxos.

Rugged, sun-drenched outcrops of rock, anchored in azure seas and liberally peppered with snow-white villages and blue-domed churches, this is the very best of Greece, with an abundance of ancient archaeological sites and plenty of sandy beaches. Throw in a handful of traditional Greek tavernas and a long list of secret anchorages away from the tourist hustle and bustle, and you really do have the best of Greece’s ample charms.

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Sailing in Greece; Exploring the Saronic Islands

Set the sails in Greek sunshine as Zorba shows you the very best of the Saronic islands under sail.
  • Date: 11 June 2022
  • Vessel: Zorba
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Where: Athens, Greece

Sailing in Greece; Exploring the Saronic Islands

Set the sails in Greek sunshine as Zorba shows you the very best of the Saronic islands under sail.
  • Date: 25 June 2022
  • Vessel: Zorba
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Where: Athens, Greece

Sailing in Greece; Athens to Naxos

Sail from Athens to Naxos and experience the very best of the Cyclades under sail with Zorba.
  • Date: 30 July 2022
  • Vessel: Zorba
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Where: Athens, Greece

Sailing in Greece; Exploring the Cyclades

Set the sails in Greek sunshine as Zorba shows you the very best of the lesser Cyclades Islands from the island of Naxos.
  • Date: 6 August 2022
  • Vessel: Zorba
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Where: Naxos, Greece

Sailing in Greece; Exploring the Cyclades

Set the sails in Greek sunshine as Zorba shows you the very best of the lesser Cyclades Islands from the island of Naxos.
  • Date: 13 August 2022
  • Vessel: Zorba
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Where: Naxos, Greece

Discover Corfu aboard luxury classic Rhea

Discover the islands of the Ionian Sea sailing from Corfu onboard luxury classic yacht Rhea, with private ensuite cabins.
  • Date: 13 August 2022
  • Vessel: Rhea
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Where: Corfu, Greece

Sailing in Greece; Exploring the Cyclades

Set the sails in Greek sunshine as Zorba shows you the very best of the lesser Cyclades Islands from the island of Naxos.
  • Date: 20 August 2022
  • Vessel: Zorba
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Where: Naxos, Greece

Discover Corfu aboard luxury classic Rhea

Discover the islands of the Ionian Sea sailing from Corfu onboard luxury classic yacht Rhea, with private ensuite cabins.
  • Date: 20 August 2022
  • Vessel: Rhea
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Where: Corfu, Greece

Sailing in Greece; Exploring the Cyclades

Set the sails in Greek sunshine as Zorba shows you the very best of the lesser Cyclades Islands from the island of Naxos.
  • Date: 27 August 2022
  • Vessel: Zorba
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Where: Naxos, Greece

Sailing in Greece; Naxos to Athens

Sail from Naxos to Athens and experience the very best of the Cyclades under sail with Zorba.
  • Date: 3 September 2022
  • Vessel: Zorba
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Where: Naxos, Greece

Sailing in Greece; Exploring the Saronic Islands

Set the sails in Greek sunshine as Zorba shows you the very best of the Saronic islands under sail.
  • Date: 1 October 2022
  • Vessel: Zorba
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Where: Athens, Greece

Sailing in Greece; Exploring the Saronic Islands

Set the sails in Greek sunshine as Zorba shows you the very best of the Saronic islands under sail.
  • Date: 8 October 2022
  • Vessel: Zorba
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Where: Athens, Greece

Sailing in Greece; Exploring the Saronic Islands

Set the sails in Greek sunshine as Zorba shows you the very best of the Saronic islands under sail.
  • Date: 15 October 2022
  • Vessel: Zorba
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Where: Athens, Greece

Sailing in Greece; Exploring the Saronic Islands

Set the sails in Greek sunshine as Zorba shows you the very best of the Saronic islands under sail.
  • Date: 22 October 2022
  • Vessel: Zorba
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Where: Athens, Greece
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Destinations

Our range of vessels enables us to offer several destinations all over the globe. Which adventure will you choose?

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Our fleet

With vessels of all sizes and each with a unique history and construction, there is no shortage of choice for your sailing holiday.

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