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Vacation ideas: Try a Greek Island Sailing Holiday

*This is a guest post by Marina.

Did you know that Greece has more than 6,000 islands and islets? It should be of no surprise to find that sailing around these beautiful islands offers something for everyone.

Sailing the Greek Islands will be a week you will never forget. Who doesn’t enjoy a holiday filled with lazy days resting in the sun, daytime adventures on a new island, experiencing local fresh food, and temperate nights reveling to live music and cocktails? 

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When you hire bareboat in Greece with 12Knots, you could be visiting a different island each day with your own personal skipper to steer you in the right direction and even teach you how to sail, as you visit sun-soaked secluded bays and explore the best of the Greek Islands.

A fantastic way to start your day

Wake up to a freshly prepared breakfast, or sleep in. Then relax as you sail towards your island destination for the day. On the way your Skipper can teach you how to sail and even let you take the helm, or you can just sit back and relax, and enjoy the wonderful weather.

Cool Down

By mid to late morning, you will stop for a swimming opportunity. Dropping anchor in a secluded bay, you will feel like you are a million miles away from the rest of civilization. 

Dive into the cool turquoise water, or if you are more adventurous, grab some snorkel gear and explore further. Dry off and prepare lunch onboard with your yacht-mates, then enjoy your meal while basking in the quiet serenity. 

The afternoon is reserved for working on your tan and relaxing on deck with your favorite book or fill up your camera with fresh pictures of you and your friends splashing about on a giant fruit floatie.

Choose an adventure

By mid-afternoon you’ll sail into your port for the night, then you can decide what you wish to do for the rest of the day.

Explore ancient fortresses and architecture, go olive oil tasting, or get your blood pumping with water sports, hunt for sea caves, or laze away the afternoon on golden beaches, soaking in the crystal-clear water. 

Alternatively, take a quiet stroll through the charming seaside towns while enjoying a local ice-cream.

Eat like a local

For your evening meal, your Skipper will escort you to a local tavernas where you can enjoy some of the best Greek food available. Choose from freshly caught seafood, Greek meze plates, salads, and crumbly feta, and enjoy your favorite drink with your meal.

Evening entertainment

A fun time is virtually guaranteed as you dance the night away in one of the charming bars that line the waterfront or return to the yacht to relish sipping cocktails as the sun sets.

What next?

Six more days of the same routine. Each day you head to a different destination to see new sights, swim, and sail new waters, and experience new islands with their own unique environments. Seven days of beauty, wonder, excitement, and relaxation. How can you say no? You sure will have tons of fun!

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