Exploring Nature during Sailing Holidays in Greece
From the mountains of Epiros to the imposing gorges of Crete, Greece presents a wide variety of natural beauty and wild animal life to the traveler who wants to explore Greece in a different way. National marine park of the Sporades is taking an active role in wildlife preserving and is considered to be one of the biggest marine parks in Europe. Visitors would have the chance to see rare monarch seals, sea birds and sea turtles.
Marathonissi is a small uninhabited island in the bay of Laganas. It is also known as Turtle Island.
Samaria is the most important gorge in Greece. It is located in west Crete, in the White Mountains.
Cretaquarium or Thalassocosmos (sea world) is a public aquarium situated near the town of Gournes 15 km east of Heraklion. In the aquarium, there are more than 2,500 Mediterranean and tropic sea creatures and species from 100 different areas.
The National Marine Park of northern Sporades consists of a handful of small, remote islands and the waters around them. It covers a wide sea area of approximately 2260 km2.