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Flotilla sailing holidays are an ideal mix between sailing your own charter yacht and having the support and advice of the flotilla lead crew to make the most of your sailing holiday.

Our Greek flotillas offer something for everyone, from the calm waters and line of sight sailing in the Ionian to the challenging sails of the Dodecanese.

Ionian Flotilla in Greece

Ionian Flotilla

The Ionian Flotilla from Palairos is a perfect choice for couples and families with children seeking a relaxed flotilla sailing holiday in Greece with lighter winds, easy navigation and shorter sailing passages. Explore the beautiful islands of Lefkas, Meganissi, Kalamos, Ithaca and Kephalonia.

Ionian Flotilla
Saronic Flotilla in Greece

Saronic Flotilla

The Saronic Flotilla from Athens is ideal for sailors who have already sailed in the Ionian. Reliable winds and good sailing without being too challenging. Highlights of this flotilla sailing holiday include the amphitheatre at Epidavros and the islands of Poros, Aegina and Hydra - a great mix of modern and ancient Greek culture.

Saronic Flotilla
Dodecanese Flotilla in Greece

Dodecanese Flotilla

The Dodecanese Flotilla explores some of the smaller and lesser known islands of the Dodecanese, such as Symi, Nisyros, Tilos, Kalymnos and Leros - an irrestible flotilla choice for more experienced sailors.

Dodecanese Flotilla
Skiathos Flotilla in Greece

Sporades Flotilla

The Sporades Flotilla suits more experienced crews who relish the sailing challenge of fresh breezes and quieter islands. One week the flotilla sails west into the beautiful Gulf of Volos, the following week east to the islands of the Sporades - Skopelos, Alonissos, Peristeri, renowned for their sandy beaches, scenic pine-wood hills and pretty harbours.

Sporades Flotilla

"Everything was great; the local operator was good, the boat was fantastic, their staff were all very helpful & the lead boat crew were great!"

Ionian Flotilla 2018 - A.H.

Sailing Qualifications

To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.

For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.

RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.

For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.

If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?

Sailing Levels

Level 1

Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.

Level 2

Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.

Level 3

Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.