We pride ourselves on being a big hit with families, so it’s understandable that our yacht flotillas and our Beach Clubs attract lots of children during the school holidays. A holiday in the Greek islands offers sheltered sailing and calm conditions so you can enjoy fair winds, calm anchorages and get the family hooked on sailing. It’s the perfect environment for families to relax, sunbathe and paddleboard or snorkel in a new clearwater anchorage each day.
Family Sailing Holidays
The Ionians and the Saronic islands of the Aegean offer some of the least challenging sailing in the Med’, with just the right amount of wind in the afternoons to promise a decent sail. It’s perfect for beginner skippers to learn the ropes – with our expert yacht team always close by – and for expert skippers to enjoy a relaxing break and a cruise in company with like minded families.
The mornings are always calm, which is ideal for enjoying a pre-breakfast paddleboard or a swim before setting off to your lunchtime anchorage. As the thermal winds build slowly after lunch you’ll enjoy a decent sail in very manageable conditions, so all the family can get hooked on sailing.
Yacht Sailing with kids
Yacht sailing around the Ionians and the Saronic islands is a lot of fun and it’s not all-about-the-sailing, with plenty of anchorages and stop overs to try some land based activities like coastal walks, biking and sight-seeing.
Kids of all ages love living aboard, swimming in warm, clear water at every opportunity, playing around on paddleboards and getting acquainted with sailing: winding the winches, organising your ropes and even steering the boat, (which is why twin helms are great). Then there’s fishing and paddle boarding at virtually every new stopover… You could entertain them for weeks on a yacht!
Try a Stay & Sail holiday: Fun for everyone!
The perfect twin centre break: A week at our award winning Beach Club followed by a week aboard your yacht. A Stay Sail holiday has everyone’s interests covered: your kids can get hooked on watersports as our RYA instructors teach them how to sail or windsurf and our Active Clubs will have them meeting other kids and taking part in fun, games and bike rides on dry land.
If you fancy some time away from the waterfront, why not try a Beach Fitness class… a guided bike ride…or just hit the sunlounger…hard!
Flotilla fun and games
Our flotillas attract lots of families with kids of all ages in the school holidays. We try to make sure that your kids are mixing together and our evening entertainment includes pre-dinner games and socials like our popular egg drop contest and junk model boat racing or sailing quizzes to test mum and dad.
Our flotilla hosts love to organise more active pursuits like paddle board cruises to nearby caves, family walks or beach parties ashore while we ‘wild night’ it at anchor.
Getting qualified to sail...with the Kids!
If you’d like to learn to sail or get qualified to skipper a yacht with your children then why not book our training yacht and Yacht Master instructor for private hire for the week? Our Bavaria 37 is based in Vassiliki and we can teach Competent Crew and Day Skipper courses together with Youth Sailing courses (from ages 10+) as you cruise the Ionian, learning in the sun. It’s great when families can learn together.