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Topic: Greece vs Croatia
Posted By: CPEG
Subject: Greece vs Croatia
Date Posted: 09 Sep 08 at 4:35pm

I have been on several sailing holidays in Coatia where we have chartered yachts and enjoyed sailing around the islands. We are thinking of a change of scenery and wanted to know peoples views on Greece and a destination.

Is it all very touristy or is plenty of it still unspoilt?

Have any of you been before and can you tell me what it is like?

Thanks in advance for any relevent info.




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Posted By: Noah
Date Posted: 10 Sep 08 at 12:41pm
I went with SailingHolidays to the Ionian last year & I wouldn't describe it as touristy at all - with the possible exception of Vassiliki. Small harbours (one where the 'shop' was a glass fronted fridge outside the bar / restaurant), mainly cheap food & beer. Highly recommended.

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Posted By: yachtpics.ws
Date Posted: 05 Oct 08 at 5:58pm
you can try Bodrum in turkey also :)




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Posted By: Time Lord
Date Posted: 17 Jun 18 at 10:20pm
Lovely area. Try to avoid August as the Italians swarm over to the Ionian in their motor cruisers usually complete with Mama whose main job appears to be washing down the decks and hoovering the inside!

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Posted By: fisherboy
Date Posted: 18 Jun 18 at 6:17pm
The Ionian region is affected by the strong northern winds in July and August. Therefore, instead of looking at those sides, I would also like to refer to Dodecanese for Greece. 
You can also rent a gulet in Croatia for July and August. 
Turkey would be great choice for blue voyage holiday between May and October. You can swim in May because the sea water temperature will be 20 degrees on average..


Posted By: adi-plainsailing
Date Posted: 17 Sep 18 at 6:53am
If you want to avoid seeing too many other yachts then I can personally recommed the Cyclades - By that I'm not talking about Mykonos / Santorini, but the north Cyclades.  We spent a nice week sailing around just Kithos, Serifos and Siros and Kea.  We admittedly didn't go far each day, but we still ended up in a different tavernas each night, with plenty in in sheltered bays and small marinas (that are cheap).  You also get the pleasure of the astounding Kithnos Sand Bar to take pictures of and make all your friends back home extremeley jealous.

In Croatia, for peace and quiet head to the Kornati (accessible from Biograd na Moru / Zadar area) - Split and Dubrovnik can tend to get a little overheated wth day trips and other sail tourists, but in the Kornati you can literally go for a full day without seeing anyone else.

I'd avoid August if at all possible - too hot, too crowded, and you have to be heading off the water pretty early if you want a spot in the marina - but if it's the only time you can do it in, I'd still recommend it! :)


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Posted By: funktie
Date Posted: 14 Nov 18 at 11:42am
Me and my girlfriend have been sailing in Croatia last year and Greece this year. 

Greece:
we started in marina Gouvia Corfu and have been sailing for 14 days to Kefalonia. Water is clean, the weather is nice and warm / depends on the season of course. Culture and the food is great. 
We have visited Sivota (really recommend visit smaller beaches).
I record visiting Preveza, small and cosy city we loved really much. 
Lefkas is another island to visit, and you don't need to go to marina. ps. marinas are much cheeper than Croatia / 20eur per night in Preveza for example. 

Croatia:
great and nice islands, culture is great. But my nationality is Slovenian so maybe Iam a bit more familiar with this culture. 
Have been there many times but still I prefer Greece. Maybe because the prices are lower. But watch out for the charters seasons. Sailinghollidays.com etc. Coasts and Islands are full of charters. Angry this is something I am not so familiar with in Croatia. 
But found great feature in Croatia.. if it happens you own cryptocurrencies you will more likely be able to pay with them in Croatia. Therefore in Greece we had to use Kriptomat.io to pay some stuff 

My recommendation is Greece Tongue
Best regards Tim



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Posted By: NickA
Date Posted: 31 Jan 19 at 7:10pm
We've done both .. and Turkey. 

I found the sailing in Croatia (amongst the Kornati Islands) fantastic but was a bit peed with the infrastructure (expensive marinas, tavernas that charged mooring even when you'd bought a meal for a family of five) - plus we used to go in May and it was a bit chilly still. 

Greece has lots of lovely places to stop, most tavernas will let you moor up for free if you eat there and it's nice and warm from mid May.  The Ionian is truly beautiful, but also very FULL.  Some places, like Fiscardo and Kioni, you need to be in harbour by 3pm to get a space (even in May).  The Dodecanese was much quieter but also much windier with some long (not quite line of sight) passages between islands (Tilos, Nisiros, Rhodes and Koss) we moored in some places without seeing a single other boat - though you can also come across an entire Sunsail flotilla of 12 matching boats ....

Turkey is similar to Greece (though windier still and more so as summer presses on), North out of Bodrum is a bit dull and the Gulf of Gukova just South of Bodrum isn't too exciting either - though it is quiet.  We had most fun sailing south to Knidos and then along to Datca and Orhaniye. Round the tip of the next isthmus to Loryma was nice and I'd like to carry on to Fethiye and Marmaris one day.  

Got to do them all, but Turkey was my favourite over all.


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Posted By: aye-aye-captain
Date Posted: 01 Feb 19 at 8:28am
Ionian islands are way too crowded in July/August (on my opinion) 

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