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Hotels in Greece

A sailing holiday in the Mediterranean is a perfect vacation but why not add a few days ashore in a hotel afterwards.

Some of your crew may want to try their hand at watersports that are easier to arrange at a hotel rather than from your yacht, such as dinghy sailing, windsurfing or diving. Some of your crew may want time to just relax by the pool, on the beach or in the hotel spa. Keep everyone happy with a Sail & Stay Holiday!

Greece

Nikiana Beach Club Lefkas Greece
NIKIANA BEACH CLUB, LEFKAS

A small, family friendly hotel with 32 rooms on the beach at Nikiana. An abundance of activities means you will never be bored! Dinghies, windsurfers and paddle boards are available and the club sailing team offer advice and regular sailing clinics for beginners and intermediates. Mountain biking trips offer a nice alternative to life on the water. For those wanting a more relaxed stay, enjoy the fresh water pool and traditional Greek taverna. Combine with your bareboat charter from Lefkas or Palairos or with the Ionian Flotilla.

Hotel Poseidon Athens
HOTEL POSEIDON, ATHENS

Conveniently located across the road from Kalamaki Marina, this is the perfect choice for a few nights before or after your bareboat charter or flotilla from Athens. Hotel Poseidon has modern rooms, a beach bar and rooftop swimming pool. Located just 20 minutes from central Athens by taxi, tram or bus, a stay at Poseidon makes exploring the historic sites easy.

"Thank you all so much for a wonderful 2 week sail revisiting the Sporades after 30+ years. A special thank you to the flotilla crew, oh and the dolphins that came to say hi."

Skiathos flotilla 2014 - N.R.

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.