Relaxing on deck
 
Greece

Good to know

The Important Stuff

Not sure what to pack? Easy:

  • Shorts & bikinis
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen – plenty of sunscreen! Due to reflections from the water, the sun’s tanning (or burning) effect is far more powerful at sea than on land.

We will provide you with a detailed packing list a few weeks before your holiday.

Climate

July and August offer supreme sailing conditions:

  • Average of 12 hours sunshine per day.
  • Temperatures range from 21°C to 33°C.
  • Water temperature averages at about 24°C.
  • Relative humidity is about 50%.

And on average just one rainy day each summer – it’s safe to leave your brolly at home. 

Language

While the spoken language here is Greek, most locals understand a bit of English at the very least, so you should be fine. Just go easy on the ‘speak very slowly but very loudly’- approach.

Currency and Payment

  • The local currency is the Euro (€).
  • Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard and Eurocard are widely accepted in Greece.
  • Automated Cash Machines (ATMs) are available at every port that we sail to.

On the nights that we drop anchor away from a harbour it’s good to have some extra cash on you. Just in case.
 

Entry Visas

No visas are required for visits of up to 90 days for citizens from the following countries:

  • EU nationals
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • Japan
  • United States

Make sure that your passport is valid for at least 90 days from your arrival date.

Groceries

The closest supermarket is located just 150 meters from the marina in Kalamaki.  We recommend stocking up on all your basic supplies for the next seven days, items should include:

  • 2-3 days worth of food
  • Lots of drinking water
  • Beverages of choice
  • Salt & pepper, etc.
  • Any other basic cooking or kitchen needs you have

There are smaller grocery stores at most of the marinas we pass through, but for those on a tighter budget Kalamaki is by far the cheaper option.

Alternatively, you can opt for our SevenShoppers on-demand catering service.

Electricity

A 12 volt power supply with a cigarette-plug outlet is available onboard. Most of the yachts have 220 volt outlets (type C) as well but those only work when connected to the land grid in a marina.

That means: Don't bring your hair dryer – it won't work. And in any case, you really will not need it.