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The Greek myths are abound with the exploits of sea faring adventures, whose rich stories have endured to the present day. The heroic Argonauts set sail with Jason on his quest to find the golden fleece, and Homer’s Odyssey chronicles the trials of the Ithacan king, Odysseus, on his ten year return voyage from the Trojan wars.

Thankfully nautical adventures in modern day Greece do not depend on the good faith of Poseidon! However, travelling Greece by sea is an unrivalled experience that generates a certain connection with the country’s legendary past.

From ancient times, the Greeks have sailed the waterways of the Mediterranean and Aegean, navigating precipitous hazards and safe havens. Those sailing the same seas today can set course on many popular routes that have a long history of being charted, although with a good degree more comfort.

Whether you are skipper of your own launch, member of a chartered crew, or travelling in comfort aboard a cruise ship, with 16,000km of coastline, top class marina facilities and thousands of islands Greece offers many sea-born adventures for you to discover.

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Did you know?

Greece enjoys more than 250 days of sunshine or 3,000 sunny hours a year.

Greece has more than 2,000 islands, of which approximately 170 are populated.

Greece’s largest island is Crete (3,189 sq.miles) (8,260 sq. km.)

Greece has more archaeological museums than any other country in the world.

Greece is the leading producer of sea sponges