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Aegean yacht charters

Sailing holidays - 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, Paros, etc., or farther to the east, in the Dodecanese out of Kos or Samos.
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 or Santorini and it can be possible to start there, but even then the attractive neighbours, islands such as Sifnos, Folegandros, Naxos, Amorgos 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.

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