SAILING


SET SAIL TO THE AEGEAN’S GLITTERING SHORES

With one of the longest coastlines in the world, Greece is, without doubt, one of the best sailing destinations in Europe.

Set sail in the Aegean Sea under the Mediterranean sun to experience the most refreshing sailing experience yet. With one of the longest coastlines in the world, Greece is, without doubt, one of the best sailing destinations in Europe. From May onwards, a plethora of boats, caiques, and yachts sail in the Greek archipelago, a bucket-list destination for sailors and non-sailors. Thousands of islands and isles with secluded beaches and isolated coves invite travelers to discover their own corner of paradise, most of which are accessible only by boat. Distinguished for its perfect climatic conditions, with its mild temperatures, predictable winds, and absence of currents, the Aegean Sea must be explored, at least once in a lifetime.

Mykonos, as one of the smallest islands in the Cyclades, is favored by those who seek for a sailing adventure. Quite interesting is the fact that its circumnavigation has a length of 26 miles, and it is surely a must! Mostly steep and rocky, with lots of rocks, reefs, and islets, the island has many spots ideal for sailing.

On the west coast, Mykonos Old Harbour provides shelter from the NE and S winds while the marina of the New Harbour is more suitable when the N and SW winds are strong. Tourlos Bay is protected from the northerly winds and Korfos Bay is well-sheltered from the southern, eastern and western winds. Concerning the beaches of the southern coast, most of them are suitable for anchoring as they provide shelter from all winds except the southern ones. Ornos is considered the most protected bay, along with Platis Gialos and Psarou, which are quite popular anchorages with the majority of the yachts during July and August. On the other hand, Agrari is a serene spot not so well sheltered from the winds, Elia is a great choice for all winds except SE and SW winds, and Kalo Livadi is not suitable only when the eastern and southwestern winds blow. At last, Agia Anna is only exposed to southern and southeastern winds and Kalafatis bay provides shelter to SW and N winds. At last, Panormos, on the northern part of Mykonos, is a good shelter well-protected from the southerly winds. Those who want to get away from the island should visit the rocky isles of Agios Georgios, Htapodia, and Tragonisi. Rhenea isle, next to Delos, is definitely a must-visit as it distinguishes for its virgin beaches with their turquoise waters.

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