Key Tourism Figures 2017: Michael Skoulikidis, President Greek Yachting Association
Official Tourism Message
It is no secret that Greece is one of the premier yachting destinations in the world and that it is on the bucket list of almost every yachting enthusiast. But what is it that makes it so appealing?
Much has been said and written about its long coastline, beautiful islands, favorable weather, warm hospitality and mouthwatering cuisine. If you add to that the opportunity of discovering the birthplace of democracy, philosophy and medicine, you have a unique combination that sets Greece apart as far as yachting is concerned and renders it irresistible.
It is a country that is blessed with a high concentration of natural beauty, history and culture.
However, this winning combination includes one more important factor and that is safety.
Greek waters are safe from hurricanes, tidal waves and hostile marine life but they are also far removed from the threats that are making their appearance on the global scene.
There is a growing uneasiness about land-based vacations and, unfortunately, it is justified.
Chartering a yacht is now both an excellent way to explore new destinations and a safer one.
Visitors to Greece will find that there are many islands that are still “well kept secrets” and crowds can easily be avoided. And even more so when they are on a yacht. Even high profile destinations have tranquil heavens if you have insider information.
There are so many secluded bays and anchorages to choose from in Greece that total privacy and security are almost guaranteed.
Peace of mind is one of the greatest privileges and there is no better way to enjoy it than yachting in Greece.