DESTINATIONS AND PORTS
Chartering “Amorgos” from one of our bases in Athens or the Cyclades (Paros, Mykonos) offers you direct access to some of the dozens of the most beautiful islands and destinations in Greece. According to the team’s experiece, preferences and time frame but also taking into account the season, one should organise his visit wisely when choosing his itinerary:
The Aegean archipelago is very popular for sailing destinations and offers gorgeous beaches, crystal waters, pittoresque Cycladic architecture, volcanic craters and great night life. One must take into account, the prevailing wind in the summer is the “Meltemi”, blowing from the North and begins in June, blows stronger in July and August at Force 5-6 and may occasionally reach Force 9.
The Saronic Gulf: Saronic islands are ideal for less experienced sailors because of favorable climate and winds. As it is closer to Athens, it is ideal for a 1 week trip when your departure port is Alimos. It is suggested for family vacations or shorter trips.
In general, you should be aware that bareboat chartering in the Cyclades and Dodecanese can be much more demanding than the Argosaronic Gulf and the Ionian Sea. Especially the southern Aegean (Paros, Naxos, Amorgos, Melos, Ios, Santorini, Astypalea, Karpathos, Kasos) and also Andros, Tinos, Samos and Ikaria are rather notorious for their windswept character and even more so when the Meltemi wreaks havoc.