3 Destinations to Visit if You Love (or Want to Try) Sailing

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If you are feeling the call of the open sea, this is for you. Sailing is a unique way to see the world and connects you with the elements in a profound and exhilarating way. Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or just getting your sea legs, here are three destinations that promise unforgettable sailing experiences.

New Zealand

New Zealand offers some of the most stunning coastal scenery in the world. It’s the perfect place to combine sailing with dramatic landscape views. The Bay of Islands, with its subtropical climate, is home to over 140 islands and is a favorite among sailors. Further south, the Marlborough Sounds offers over 1,500 kilometers of coastline to explore, with secluded coves and lush greenery. 

The Greek Islands

The Greek Islands are a sailor’s paradise. You’ll have crystal-clear waters, steady winds, and a plethora of islands to explore. Begin your adventure in Athens, set sail for the Cyclades, and navigate through islands like Mykonos, Santorini, and Naxos. 

The British Virgin Islands

Famous as one of the world’s best sailing destinations, the British Virgin Islands cater to sailors with all levels of experience. The islands are relatively close to each other, which means you can enjoy more time anchoring in serene bays and less time on open waters.