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Greece Bareboat - Need recommendations on regions and charter companies

You could charter a boat in Pireaus which is beside Athens. Take the train from Athens directly to where the ferries and charter boats lay. Travel thru the Corinth Canal, an amazing historical feat all on its own and head west to The Ionian Islands, there you have Kefalonia, Zakinthos, Lefkada, and to the north is Corfu. That's all good for a month or a year, take your pick. If you head out from Pireaus into the Aegean Sea you have your pick of 2000 Islands. The Ionian Islands are very Med and the Aegean are drier and more desert like. Beware of the intense Northerlys, make sure you have good protection from the wind when setting the hook for the night. Wherever you go it's ancient and historical, and you will find ruins everywhere. Mykonos is full of haywire party goers but safe, be aware of the northern exposed harbour. Some harbours have submerged ancient ruins and the obvious easy way in is not sometimes the best way. Check your charts or plotter. We live here in Greece, we believe this to be one of the premier cruising areas! Have fun, Dave
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