About our Yacht Sailing holidays in Greece
We’re been providing sailing holidays in Greece for nearly 20 years.
We offer sailing holidays for beginners learning the ropes and flotilla holidays for those with previous experience. Well maintained yachts, 1st class support and a friendly welcome, all set in a beautiful environment.
The Greek islands are one of the worlds most popular yacht sailing and dinghy sailing destinations. Nearly 3,000 islands offer incredible diversity, unrivalled beauty, cultural heritage and competitive prices – all in the sunshine.
Embrace laid-back life in the charming towns and explore our Introduction to Sailing yacht base and Flotilla yacht base in Kefalonia. We also offer Dinghy Sailing holidays from our Beach Clubs in Greece.
What’s included ?
- Fully equipped yacht, bed linen and comprehensive starter pack
- 7 nights onboard
- Comprehensive arrival yacht briefing/practice sessions
- Daily weather updates and advice
- Support of a lead crew(flotilla) or skipper onboard (Intro to sailing)
- Tender with oars
- Stand-up paddle board
- Yacht cleaning at end
Types of Sailing Holiday in Greece
What makes a BeyondBeach Sailing Holiday ?
We have a great range of well equipped yachts available to suit you and your budget. It’s our own small fleet of 7 yachts and other trusted partner yachts. Well maintained and immaculately presented on arrival with a yacht and safety briefing and a handy starter pack to get you going – and a FREE stand up paddle board.
1st class support
Whether on an Introduction to Sailing holiday learning the ropes, or setting sail for nearby islands on a Flotilla holiday, our team has always been the highlight for most guests. Calm, friendly and supportive – we’re there to help you safely navigate through all things sailing, and ensure you have an amazing holiday – so you don’t have to worry.
A world class sailing area
As a sailing holiday destination, Greece is quick and easy to get to, with a reasonable flight time of 3 hours from the UK and many regional departure airport options direct to the Greek islands and mainland. Our yacht sailing holidays take place in the Ionian Islands of Greece, from the island of Kefalonia.
Our dinghy sailing holidays are based at our two beach clubs, Lixouri Bay in Kefalonia, and Stira Bay in Evia.
Greece is undoubtedly one of the best sailing holiday and yacht cruising destinations in the world.
Easy itineraries and the sheltered waters of the southern Ionian islands of Greece are the perfect destination for yacht sailors looking for a more relaxed sailing holiday. The distance between one port and the next is never more than a few miles, and there’s always a sheltered anchorage en route for a spot of lunch and dip in the sea. We sail mainly around Kefalonia, a beautiful island with some wonderful beaches and coastline. Perfect sea breezes, crystal clear waters and stunning scenery make this island an ideal sailing spot and the perfect base to explore Ithaka, Lefkada, Kalamos, Kastos and Meganissi. They are all incredibly beautiful islands – not mega-marinas, but quaint Greek fishing harbours that are full of character.
Greek island highlights
- Fair winds & sheltered bays
- Remote beaches
- Underground caves and lakes
- National parks
- Historic castles
- Old harbour towns
- Local Greek wines
- Cosmopolitan capitals
- Dramatic west coasts
- Fertile valleys
- Very friendly locals
- Delicious Greek food
About Greece and the Ionian islands
Sailing enthusiast’s have been visiting Greece and the Ionian islands for many years, and it’s easy to see why. Fair winds, traditional harbours, pristine sandy beaches, ancient ruins from Byzantine and Roman times, friendly local taverns, and a strong tradition of hospitality. Plus, this is where the ‘Mediterranean Diet’ was born, so you can bet the Greek food is seriously tasty. Picture fresh seafood, seasonal veggies, all cooked up with a good dose of Greek olive oil.
The scenery is something else – endless clean beaches, clear waters, rugged mountains, green valleys, and forests. There’s loads to do, especially if you’re into water sports and adventure. And the weather is great all year round. While Greece is famous for its perfect summers, it’s a good call any time, especially in the quieter months of April to June or September to October when prices and weather are both excellent.
Archaeological finds in different areas of Kefalonia gave evidence that the island was inhabited since 10,000 BC. Like much of Greece, Kefalonia has had a turbulent history. It is firmly embedded in Greek Mythology, with many scholars arguing that Kefalonia was the true home of the famed hero, Odysseus. The island was also occupied by the Byzantines, Turks, Venetians, British, and the Ottomans before it became a Greek state in 1864. During World War II, Kefalonia was occupied by the Axis powers, primarily Italy.
If you’ve not read it, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin is a beautiful wartime story set on the island.
Experiencing Greek culture along the aay
Embrace the vibrant Greek culture during your sailing adventure. Each island holds unique traditions, local festivals, and folklore, providing a rich tapestry of experiences that combine to form an unforgettable journey.
For the history enthusiasts, Greek maritime adventures offer a unique blend of exploration and education. Marvel at ancient ruins, dive to underwater archaeological sites, and absorb the myths and legends that have shaped Greek civilization for millennia.
Visiting ancient ruins
Sailing in Greece offers a unique opportunity to discover ancient ruins intimately linked to the sea. Your sailing holiday can also encompass impressive archaeological sites. Sail to Epidaurus, featuring its splendid ancient theatre renowned for outstanding acoustics, or anchor at Ithaki to explore Odysseus’ kingdom, making your sailing holiday a voyage through time.
Participating in local festivals and traditions
Submerge yourself in authenticity by setting sail towards Greece’s famed local festivals and traditions. These vibrant events brimming with colour and spirit allow you to witness Greek culture first hand, right from your yacht.
Plan your sailing itinerary to coincide with local festivals, letting you celebrate Greek culture by sea. Immerse yourself in the rhythms of traditional music, the flair of folk dances, and the enticing flavours of street food, all enhancing your sailing holiday.
Best beaches in Greece
Kefalonia has some of the best beaches in the whole of Greece.
Things to see & try in Greece
There are so many highlights it’s hard to choose…although Kefalonia is quite a large Greek island, it doesn’t take more than an hour or so to get from the cosmopolitan northern tip of Fiscardo to the southern wine growing areas under Mt Aenos.
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We offer 100% financial protection for all our holidays . We provide security for passengers’ holiday payments prior to and up to the completion of the holiday in the event of the financial failure of the organiser – a required by law.