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Sailing in Greece and the Best Things to Explore on your Holiday to Lesvos

Sailing in Greece and the Best Things to Explore on your Holiday to Lesvos

Would you like to experience the Greek islands from a different perspective? To explore secluded bays and taste fresh seafood at hidden tavernas only reachable by boat? Then sailing in Greece could be perfect for you. Set sail and discover the wonders of Lesvos and beyond.

There are many things to do in Greece but sailing in Greece is a must! Anchoring in quiet coves for an afternoon swim, you might spot dolphins arcing through the turquoise waters or sea turtles paddling by. Why just see the Greek islands when you can experience them? Hoist the anchor and let the adventures begin!

Lesvos is a great place to go sailing in Greece and one of the best islands in the Aegean to explore by sea. There are a few different places you can charter a boat for the day or book a boat trip to explore the island’s 320 km coastline. With incredible beaches and crystal-clear waters, a holiday to Lesvos will reward you with an unforgettable experience.

Each summer the week-long Aegean Regatta takes place. Starting more than 20 years ago, the event sees a series of spectacular sailing races where teams from Greece and around the world compete against each other stopping off at picturesque islands along the way. This year, the races starts in Molyvos in Lesvos with more than 60 boats and hundreds of yachtsmen and women taking part.

It's a very busy and exciting time of year, with many of the locals volunteering at the event. Lots of people flock to soak up the bustling atmosphere by enjoying a drink at one of the many harbour-side cafes or by taking a stroll to admire the impressive yachts.

Sailing in Greece: an authentic way to explore the Greek islands

Sailing in Greece is the ultimate way to unlock the natural wonders of this stunning country. Lesvos, in the northern Aegean, offers a different pace of life and is the perfect place for sailing in the Aegean Sea. With sheltered bays, pine-fringed coastlines and traditional fishing villages – it’s one of the best Greek islands for leisurely sailing. Visit the petrified forest, sample ouzo and eat delicious locally sourced Greek food. The locals are friendly, the food is delicious and the scenery sublime.

Sailing in the Aegean Sea will see you surrounded by the natural beauty of Lesvos, where you’ll be rewarded by discovering authentic Greece that few tourists have ever experienced. Picturesque Lesvos has quiet coves, beaches, olive groves and birdlife. The perfect escape awaits you under sunny skies and on sparkling seas. Let the wind fill your sails and cares slip away!

Taking a boat trip or sailing in the Aegean Sea will transport you to a simpler time. Connecting with the sea and nature, you'll find a peace and solitude that nourishes the soul.

Sailing and boat trip tips for visiting the Greek islands: when to go and what to pack

The sailing season in Greece runs from April through to October. For the best weather, visit between June and August. Temperatures are warm, the water is perfect for swimming, and the winds are ideal for sailing. September and October can also be pleasant, with smaller crowds and lower prices.

Pack light, breathable clothing, swimwear, sandals, sun protection, and a cap. A small backpack is useful for carrying items onto beaches.

Lesvos has boat trips to suit everyone from three-day sailing excursions to half day fishing or glass-bottomed boat trips. Or why not try a barbecue day trip, sunset cruise or rent your very own speed boat!

So what are you waiting for? Sailing in the Aegean Sea is ready to be discovered by you!

With hidden rocky coves with secret churches, to long sandy beaches like Skala Eressos that’s great for swimming and snorkelling. There are so many things to do in Greece but sailing in the Aegean Sea should be at the top of your wish list. Let the cares of everyday life drift further away with each mile sailed. Make memories that will stay with you long after you've returned home.

Real Lesvos can help plan the perfect trip for you and your family or friends. Get in touch or check out our website for more inspiration!

Mark Walker

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