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    Posted: 02 Sep 20 at 9:07am
For Greece I would also recommend the Ionan Islands. It's very beautiful, nice for families but also for like less experienced groups. If you are more experienced in sailing you will probably also enjoy the areas around the Saronic Gulf and the Peloponnese coast. But you should definitely try out Greece! Lovely experience. 
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Turkey is incredibly beautiful! And on top of that it is super cheap. Last year we were there for a fortnight (also travelling in the country) and we loved it so much. I really recommend traveling this beautiful country! Also the locals were extremely nice. Food was also quite good. It is also so much cheaper than Croatia or Greece. Unfortunately, due to the current Covid19 situation it will not be possible to travel to Turkey without problems - or return home without problems. Without a test result this will hardly be possible. Hopefully next year itís possible to go there without troubles! If I had to choose between Greece and Croatia, I would choose Croatia. But Greece is also very nice (unfortunately I donít know a lot of it!)
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I've been on several sailing tours in Croatia for the last 6 years. I agree with what some of the comments here about the infinite corruption and arbitrariness but there are so many positive things that you just have to forgot about all the negative ones.

We rented a villa in Istria from villsy (here is the link if you'd like to check it out -villsy.com - Very nice people) and went straight to Dubrovnik. That was like one of the best experiences.

My wife wants to go to Greece this year and I'd like to get back to Istria or visit Dalmatia, but you know the women...we are going to Greece.
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I liked to sail in Croatia. However, after so many years I am bothered by the ever increasing unfriendliness, even sometimes observable aggression, towards tourists as well as the infinite corruption and arbitrariness. You have to pay for everything, even to anchor somewhere. In Greece, I've never experienced something like that.
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Ionian islands are way too crowded in July/August (on my opinion) 
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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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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. 

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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
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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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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..
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Time Lord Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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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