Sailing Holidays in Greece
Yacht Charters & Sailing Holidays in Greece for Everyone

Which Sailing Holiday in Greece is best for me?

A sailing holiday in Greece is one of the most memorable holidays you will ever have! Our luxury yachts are the best in the Ionian, and we offer a holiday to suit all levels. No experience necessary!

How do you choose what type of sailing holiday in Greece? Read our guide and get all the information you need to make a decision.

For those new to sailing but who are keen to experience something new, indulge in a truly relaxing Skippered Charter. Or perhaps learn to sail with some RYA Training. If you or your family are looking for a hands-on holiday, and to gain a sailing qualification at the same time.

If you are already qualified then a Bareboat Charter boat is perfect for you. Our option of Assisted Sailing is great for those who hold a certificate but need to refresh some skills with a skipper for a day or two.

If you are sailing with us in high season, consider joining our sociable Informal Flotilla.  Providing daily mooring assistance and expert tips on the secluded harbors and bays. Greece flotilla holidays are a very popular choice taking the stress out of finding a berth in the summer months!

Are you planning a group holiday? Check out our Private Flotilla option!


Still not sure which sailing holiday to go for?

Contact our helpful team of experts who will be able to point you in the right direction! We’ll help you find the ideal sailing holiday in Greece!

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Where to start when you are choosing a sailing holiday in Greece?

Sail Ionian have been operating in Vliho Bay, Lefkada for over 20 years. Our guests reviews are our best testament. Moreover, we hold a Tripadvisor ‘Travelers’ Choice 2023 Award. This puts us in the top 5% of tourism companies worldwide. With over 600 5 star reviews you can trust us to ensure your sailing holiday in Greece is the best it possibly can be! See our reviews on Tripadvisor here.

How much does a sailing holiday in Greece cost? A weeks sailing on an RYA course for a beginner costs as little as £850 in low season. A weeks charter of a Bavaria 9.7 Easy with two cabins costs from £1370 in low season.

Choosing the right sailing holiday in Greece

Choosing the right sailing holiday in Greece is really a matter of setting your priorities. You should ask yourself are you looking to relax or get involved in the sailing? Our skippered charters are designed specifically so that you can relax. One of our qualified skippers takes care of getting the yacht around, while you simply enjoy all the Ionian has to offer. Sort of like a private cruise of the Greek islands!

Skippered charters are tailored to your preferences. Routes can be adapted to fit in your ideal destinations. Our skippers are happy to let you get involved in sailing the yacht, or do all the work, while you relax and enjoy the most the area has to offer. What’s more, our yachts are all new, modern, well equipped and comfortable. We operate the highest quality charter fleet in the Ionian. 

Crewed Sailing Holidays in Greece

Up the quota of luxury by taking a hostess or chef with you on your private yacht for the week! Crewed charters really are the ultimate in extravagance and relaxation with the skipper and hostess working to maximize your time on board. Naturally, they will ensure you are truly pampered! Many different routes are possible, if you let us know what you enjoy we can plan an itinerary to cater for that! Whether is is the Ionian’s natural beauty, classical archaeology, food and wine or culture you like (or a little bit of everything) it’s all within our cruising area.

An Exciting Adventurous Holiday

Nevertheless, a sailing holiday in Greece isn’t just about relaxation though. To many of our guests it’s a chance to get away from every-day life and have an adventure! Our bareboat charters and RYA courses are guaranteed to excite and leave you content after an exhilarating week on the water. Whether you already have you qualifications and know the bowsprit from the binnacle. Or maybe you are just learning your port from starboard. Regardless, our modern fleet of luxury yachts will put a smile on your face. Come and be part of the Sail Ionian family. Again we will make sure your charter, or course, leaves you grinning from eat to ear.

RYA training starts with Competent Crew which assumes no previous experience. All our courses last a full week and include accommodation on board a yacht for the full seven nights. You can choose a single occupancy cabin on a shared course with other students if you wish. On the other hand choose one of our private courses which are ideal for couples, families, or groups.

The Best Sailing Holidays in Greece

Decide which type of holiday is right for you. Next, you can begin to plan your trip in a bit more detail. Our website has all the information you need. From travel to our base and flights into our local airport, to guides to the area, even the weather during different months. Even the essential knots to learn at home before your sailing holiday in Greece, so that you can be a useful member of the crew!

Additionally, Sail Ionian are a progressive, ecological sailing company. You can read more about our initiatives to help make sailing holidays in Greece even better on our blog.

In conclusion, this is the best way to choose the correct sailing holiday in Greece. Firstly, decide if you want to relax or have an exciting adventure. Secondly, pick the correct charter for your level of experience. Thirdly, decide if you are coming alone or with other people. Finally, do your research and evaluate the quality of the companies you are considering. Obviously, a company like Sail Ionian with a Tripadvisor ‘Traveler’s Choice’ award is a good place to start!