Istion Yachting Academy was established after many years of experience in the chartering industry and sail instruction. It was created to fulfill both the recreational and the professional needs in this niche. All the parties involved with this project carry with them many years of experience.

Our Goal. The objective of Istion Yachting Academy is to service the needs of the yachting community on all levels. Whether you have never sailed or you are thinking about taking some courses, Istion Yachting Academy is the right choice for you. If you are at the stage of wanting more experience and add to your qualification then Istion Yachting Academy can facilitate your needs. If your aspiration is to pursue a professional career Istion Yachting Academy is in a position to provide you with the appropriate training.

The academy is recognized by the Royal Yachting Association, teaching all levels for both sail and motor cruising. The scheme under the auspices of the Royal Yachting Association can provide you the Yachtmaster® qualification. The Yachtmaster® qualification is internationally recognized and will allow you to seek work within the yachting industry.

Istion Yachting Academy was created after the culmination of many years of dreaming about establishing a sailing school that can facilitate the requirements of a cross section of the community. We feel that there is a need to create awareness in the ex-pat community about our presence, although lately we have been involved mainly with training professional yachtsmen. Greece offers one of the best cruising grounds worldwide. A sailing holiday is one of the most attractive ways to visit a country. This form of travel offers you the opportunity to capture instances that are far removed from traveling by land.

Our philosophy is to be able to organize the right type of training which will allow you, your family and friends, to safely embark upon such an adventure. Our instructors have spent the previous fifteen years providing many such experiences to a variety of people from many backgrounds. This has ranged from instructing candidates with minimum experience and bringing them up to a level where upon they could safely charter a yacht. Our instructors have also trained candidates who purchased their own yacht. In this instance, our instructors where involved with all stages of the client′s project. The training, purchase and commissioning of the yacht. Therefore, whether your project involves basic sail training for fun, have aspirations to work in the industry or simply take your family around the world in your yacht, look no further than Istion Yachting Academy.

Our facility is independently quality controlled. We are subject annual Royal Yachting Association inspection of our offices and vessels used for our courses. This ensures that we always maintain the required standards asked by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency. This complies with our philosophy in providing the highest standard of sail training.

Our Belief. We are always endeavoring to create a pleasant social environment from your first contact with Istion Yachting Academy. This will enable us all to enjoy the training. Our main goal is to ensure at all times a friendly and fun environment to accompany our professional training. This is our prime goal. The driving force behind Istion Yachting Academy is to make sure that both our personnel and students get the best out of their work and their training. Together with our professionalism, the aspect of having fun is continuously in the background.