Many tourists head straight to the islands when visiting Greece. But the mainland is full of culture, history and as many beautiful locals. Greece’s Mainland is like a Greek Island. Practically everywhere you go, you will find a marina, a water front cafe and a beach. Why leave the main land many locals ask?
The wealth and diversity of the Greek seas, the endless kilometers of the Greek coasts and the thousands of Greek islands make Greece an ideal sailing Region. The mild climate, the high percentage of sunshine and its interesting and varying landscape also provide the perfect ingredients for the perfect sailing holiday. When sailing you need no hotel, you can budget your vacation accordingly and you can pull up to the most amazing coves that are not accessible by foot or car.
Chartering a yacht in Greece is an excellent way to travel around the magnificent Greek Islands. Landscapes that has given us thousands of postcard images but remains incredibly vibrant and impossible to capture. Advantages of Sailing in Greece are: the Greek seas are safe, distances between coasts are small, while conditions related to wind strength, ambient and sea temperatures are equally favorable.
Greek Island Travel Tip: June through September is considered the high season, however May and October are ideal months to travel to the Greek isles offering both ideal climate and limited crowds
June through September is considered the high season, however May and October are ideal months to travel to the Greek isles offering both ideal climate and limited crowds.
It’s recommended that you limit your Greek Island choices so that you can truly enjoy your trip instead of trying to see too many making you feel like you are on the run through out your stay. The rule of thumb is more days, more islands so that it flows nice and smooth, but generally speaking 2 to 3 maximum plus a night or two in Athens works out perfectly.
Pictures are worth a thousand words as the old saying goes. Here are some Great links to immerse yourself in the Greek Islands.
A photography book by William Abranowicz captures the essence of life in Modern Greece. William Abranowicz has photographed Greece and the Greek Islands for over a decade and his images show all dimensions of Greek life: its stores and cafes, its ancient ruins, its craggy mountains and its villages rising out of brilliant aquamarine waters. Collectively these photographs convey what makes up present day Greece.
At the time of writing, Greece is changing rapidly as it adjusts itself to the standards and regulations of the European Union, and is going through a period of economic reform. Governments are collecting taxes successfully for the first time, with considerable consequences for the infrastructure. Greece used to look like a poor country, even though everyone would say with a knowing smile ‘There’s no such thing as a poor Greek’. Now it looks increasingly like a prosperous modern country, Athens has a superb underground railway system, and one hardly sees anymore those little black-garbed old widows trudging along the side of the road accompanied by a donkey loaded with sticks…”
- From introduction by Louis deBernieres, 2008
Click Here for Some of William Abronowicz photos of Greece
Diafani is a small Greek seaside village situated in a bay on the north-east coast of Karpathos. Karpathos is one of the Dodecanese islands in the Aegean sea between the islands of Crete and Rhodes.
The challenge of getting to Diafani only makes the arrival to this breath-taking village so much better, for locations like this one-off the beaten path are slowly but surely becoming a thing of the past as the much-anticipated road to Diafani is almost complete.
Click Here to View Photo Gallery of Diafani in Karpathos
One of the finest photo galleries assembled of Mykonos, Santorini & other Greek Islands that is worth sharing. In addition a magnificent destination wedding on the beautiful island of Karpathos. These images will show you why all must visit Greece once in their lifetime.