Maritime tourism is a form – tourism activity that uses as a means the sailing or motor boat – for the movement of the visitor – customer – seafarer, with usual characteristics the sea route, the visit of various coastal and island areas, the stay at anchorages ( types and categories) in different areas. This results in the promotion not only of our beautiful islands but also of the most remote coastal areas, their culture and customs.
The yacht, in addition to accommodation and dining area, allows the development of a variety of leisure activities such as sunbathing on the boat, recreational fishing, approaching inaccessible from the shore, diving, swimming in secluded coves, the water skiing, touring etc.
This geomorphology offers the possibility for the tourist to sail between island complexes, to anchor in natural protected coves, to visit inaccessible beaches and to swim safely in waters with unique purity and clarity. The distances between the coasts are short, while the weather conditions are generally favorable, related to the intensity of the winds and the temperatures of the environment and the sea.
Maritime tourism began to develop in Greece in the ‘60s. It is a key factor for the economic development of the country and mainly because it contributes to the development of less favored areas, and these smaller and lesser known tourist islands, whose economy is based mainly on the sea and the coastal zone.
The purpose of the charter is the diversity of the way of movement, the possibility of free choice of the route but also the time constraints (subject to the weather conditions) and promotes not only the marine and island geomorphology, but also the different berths, sights and characteristically, promoting the coastal and maritime wealth of the country, promoting the interest of tourists to come in contact with the island of Greece.
Combined tourism with a professional rental boat, is offered and utilizes in addition to other forms of tourism, facilitates to bring the visitor in contact with the cultural, religious, historical and other characteristics of the place.
The activity develops throughout the maritime area of Greece, boats move even on inaccessible land accessible shores, approach all coastal areas and strengthen local economies.
Attica and the Saronic Gulf are the pre-eminent areas where many boats are chartered throughout the year, because together with the many islands, which are close to each other, and are offered even for day sailing getaways, it is protected by extreme times and has many artificial and natural mooring areas.