One of the best yacht charter and sailing destinations in the world
At the crossroads between Europe and Asia, on the south of Balkan peninsula, is situated the cradle of modern civilization, Greece. Greece, or officially the Hellenic Republic, is one of the oldest countries in the world whose very rich and interesting history dates back to prehistoric times. Greece has always been a fertile ground for the development of many cultures, most notably the Hellenic (ancient) culture that influenced on the development of Europe and the Middle East. Particularly interesting is the Greek mythology known for its many legends of gods and heroes who lived on Mount Olympus. Greece is surrounded with Albania, Macedonia and Bulgaria on the north, Aegean Sea and Turkey on the east, with Mediterranean Sea on the south and with Ionian Sea and Italy on the west.
Except the rich history and valuable cultural heritage, Greece is characterized by mainly mountainous relief with very attractive rugged coastline, crystal clear sea, numerous beautiful beaches and bays, excellent Mediterranean cuisine and hospitality of locals. Greece has over 1400 islands of various sizes, which makes a total of 20% of its territory, of which only 227 are inhabited. Some of the best known Greek islands are Crete, Corfu, Rhodes, Santorini and the island groups of the Cyclades and Sporades. The capital of Greece is Athens, one of the most significant cities in the world. Athens is a city of ancient culture and a valuable cultural - historical heritage, especially known for its famous Acropolis, located above the city. Among other larger Greek cities there are Thessaloniki, Patras and Piraeus.
Thanks to a very interesting and indented coastline and numerous islands and bays, Greece is one of the most attractive and the most famous nautical destinations in the world. Cruising along the Greek coastline provides unique adventure and an unforgettable experience for sailors, because Greek cruising creates the feeling of traveling through the history. The most popular Greece sailing regions are: Ionian Islands, Argo - Saronic Gulf, Sporades, Cyclades and Dodecanese.