- and than in particular yacht charters
- seldom reach the southern Aegean: the sea of Crete. Most Aegean yacht charters
are enjoyed far farther north, closer to Athens
, etc., or farther to the east, in the Dodecanese
out of Kos
Yet, when chartering a yacht from Athens it is possible to explore the southern Aegean
if enough time is allocated: usually not less than three weeks is necessary due to the large distances involved. If in luck sometimes yachts can be available in Milos
and it can be possible to start there, but even then the attractive neighbours, islands such as Sifnos
are very appealing and might prevent a route down towards Crete
Hence, a one-way from for instance Paros island to Rhodes island
can be sailed via Crete - the northern coast. However, most Aegean yacht charters
and yachts won't be able to offer such a one-way route
Note that the southern coast should - especially in August - be avoided due to the possible strong gusts from the mountains. The archaeological sites that are closer to the south can best be visited from the northern port of Iraklion.
.: Back to Crete island :.