Travel Tips

Sailing in Greece: A Quick Guide to the Essentials

By Jenny Wilson
on  December 17, 2014

Sailing in Greece is an absolutely fantastic way to spend a holiday. But to best enjoy your Greek sailing holiday , it pays to have a bit of advance knowledge. A few useful things to consider are:

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What to Bring
One of the main essentials is obviously sun lotion. While protection from the sun is essential for any Greek odyssey, it is even more important on a sailing holiday. The water acts like a huge reflector, sending some rays of sunlight that originally missed you back for another try. Other useful things to pack include a range of clothing types, camera and multiple towels.

Nightlife
There is a strong chance that you will want to check out the nightlife scene at some point while sailing in Greece. Many different parts of Greece will give you a great opportunity to do so, and each local nightlife scene has its own unique character. Athens, for example, has the variety you would expect from a major capital city, while Spetses offers the party atmosphere both in clubs and on the beaches.

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Activities
Aside from sailing itself, there are many activities you can enjoy while in Greece. History-lovers will find no shortage of historic sites – ancient buildings and ruins are everywhere. Alternatively, thrill-seekers can enjoy lively water sports, or you could even combine adrenaline with your interest in history by exploring the ruined Temple of Aphaia on a quad bike. Alternatively, simply enjoy a dip in the waters or scuba dive to admire the undersea scenery.

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