The only problem is who to get there as the main bases for reliable yacht charters are two weeks sailing away - notably Lefkas - Nidri - Preveza in the Ionian and Poros - Lavrion and Athens in the Saronic Gulf. One solution is to try to start your sailing holidays out of ports like Pylos or Kalamata, difficult and often more expensive, but quite worthwhile since these coasts are pristine compared to the aforementioned sailing grounds.
Sailing from the Ionian or Italian waters towards the Aegean around the Peloponese (Peloponnese) was in fact in the old days - before the Corinth Canal - the only way to reach Athens, and the rounding of the infamous Cape Malea was inevitable. One-ways like this should preferably be sailed from the west to the east because of the prevailing winds. Rounding problems at Cape Malea can be prevented by a) waiting for more agreeable winds or b) including Kythira into the itinerary.
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