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We did a one way charter from Athens to Paros Island through the Cyclades chain for two weeks. Of our eight charter adventures it was the best one by far. Down hill sailing all the way, 280nm of bliss. We used Sailing In Blue (SIB), they were just fantastic. We went the last week of May and first week of June, perfect dates. We avoided the worst of the Meltimie (sp) winds. Only once we were sailing in 30+ knt winds, mostly perfect wind the whole way. You need to be experienced for this trip, there can be BIG water and wind.
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I know there are a million and one charter cos but just curious if anyone has had any experience with the person who admins the Facebook page, Sailing Greece? My husband and I are planning our honeymoon and on a budget (who isn't), and their rates are the best for what is promised. The boats are privately owned so there's no formal brokerage involved, which is great, again, for the price, but not so great for our buyer confidence....

Any experience or things we should be most wary of if we go this route? TIA
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IAny experience or things we should be most wary of if we go this route? TIA
Get Heikell's Greek Waters Pilot and read it. It will explain a lot especially about the weather. And if you have your own copy you can mark it up and make notes on where you want to go.
Oh it will also give you a bit on where to find the weather forecasts.

I will be sailing Greek waters this summer and have spent several weeks going through it doing some route planning with an eye both to what we want to see, harbors and anchorages and getting to everywhere we want to and dealing with the prevailing winds.

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Where should we charter a yacht in Greece? Any suggestions? Which charter company?

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We enjoyed the Cyclades. This island group lives between Greece and Turkey. We view it as our best ever charter abroad. We used Sailing in Blue out of Athens and did a one way 270 nm charter to Paros Island. They were great. We are thinking that next time we just may charter out of Paros Island and skip Athens all together.

The challenge with the Cyclades is the strong winds called the Melemi that happen during the summer. This occurs when there is a low pressure system over Turkey and a high pressure system over Greece. The north winds can be amazing, we used them to every advantage. The nice thing with the one way charter out of Athens is that it is a down hill ride the whole way.

Highly recommend Sailing in Blue, good folks.

Wanted to attach my Google Earth trip track but Sailnet does not allow *.kmz file, err. Send me a personal email and I will reply back with the kmz attached.

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The Maltemi blows across the Aegean Islands... almost got it!

Mediterranean Sailing, Cruising, Navigation. Mediterranean Winds.

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Hello my friend,

Last year I took a trip to Greece and I decided to rent a boat with Click&Boat , it is a little different from your regular yacht charter because you are renting with the actual owner of the boat. If you ask me it was a pretty good deal, and I was really able to personalize my trip.

Definitely check them out...

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