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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
Ionian Flotilla in Greece

Corfu Flotilla

The new Corfu Flotilla combines great accessibility with a beautiful sailing area to make for a truly memorable holiday. Lazy fishing villages, reliable winds, breathtaking bays and fantastic local food all await you on this exciting flotilla.

Corfu 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

"Another brilliant week in Greece. Nikos was fabulous as always - good boat, good weather, couldn’t have asked for anything more. Thanks for making these trips so enjoyable."

Ionian 2019 - N.T.

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). For charters in Greece, you must now have the ICC certificate. You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.

The port authorities in Greece are now insisting on one of the following practical certificates: RYA ICC (International Certificate of Competence), RYA Coastal, RYA Yachtmaster, ASA IPC (International Proficiency Certificate) or the IYT (International Yacht Training) Passport. If you hold an RYA Day Skipper or ASA104 it will no longer be accepted and you need to obtain either an ICC or IPC from the corresponding issuing body (RYA or ASA). If your RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster or ASA105/106 certificate is more than 12 years old and does not have a photo ID, then we would also strongly advise applying for an ICC or IPC. If you are a member of the RYA or ASA, you may qualify for a discount or free certificate, otherwise, you will have to pay. The approximate cost is £50. Please use this link - RYA application for the ICC or ASA application for the IPC.

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 Seychelles, the local authorities require an ICC for the skipper of a bareboat or flotilla yacht charter.

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.