Yacht Charter Greece
Yacht Cruise Guides to Destinations around the Greece
There are four groups of islands in the Aegean; almost all are Greek, certainly the inhabited ones. We have years of experience sailing through these islands, as well as visiting the Turquoise Coast of Turkey and its many highlights. Luxury yacht charters have risen in popularity in recent years in regions where the climate is guaranteed. That is very much the case in the Aegean where its calm blue waters are attractive to people of all ages.
When you book a yacht charter with us and you select the Aegean as your preferred region, we can offer cruises in any of the four groups of islands, the Dodecanese, the Cyclades, the Saronic or Ionian Islands.
The largest of the Dodecanese Islands is Rhodes, close to the South West Coast of Turkey. We can combine a visit to Rhodes, nearby Symi and Kos with time in Turkey, perhaps Marmaris, Datca or Bodrum? At a local level, the tourist industries of Greece and Turkey are great friends and you can experience two lovely countries in one luxury charter yacht vacation.
The Cyclades has two particularly popular holiday islands, Santorini and Mykonos yet in some ways its focus is an uninhabited island, Delos which is regarded as sacred. Mythology tells us that the islands were formed when Poseidon, the God of the Sea became angry with the sea nymphs and turned them into stone. Apollo and Artemis were said to have been born on Delos and no one is allowed to give birth or die there.
The Saronic Islands are close to the Greek Mainland and its capital, Athens. As a result of their location, they receive many Greek holidaymakers as well as those from further afield. Our standard charter yacht itineraries include the best of the islands as well as a chance to see Athens. If you approach us as a group and can hire the whole yacht, we can agree a bespoke itinerary with you with the only real constraint being time.
The final set of islands in the Aegean are the Ionian Islands west of the Greek Mainland. They include Corfu which was arguably the first Greek Island to attract mass tourism, Kefalonia, the largest and Lefkas which is joined to the Greek Mainland via a bridge.
The Aegean has played a hugely important role in history, right back from ancient times. Ancient Empires left their mark and the rich archaeological content on the many Greek Islands will leave you wanting to come back time and again. It is a huge area that reveals something new with every visit. If you decide on the exact area for your yacht charter holiday, we can promise you a rich experience. You will be more than welcome to return again and again. The ease of access to the Aegean from most parts of Europe makes it an excellent choice for your next holiday and we look forward to hearing from you so that we can tell you more.
REASONS TO VISIT GREECE
- Historical Attractions
- Fresh Mediterranean Cuisine
- Beautiful Weather
- Calm and Clear Blue Seas
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Greek is the local language but English is widely understood in tourist areas
The local currency is the Euro
Fly to: Kos has its own international charter flights during the season from throughout Europe. Flight time is just over 4 hours. Other access is available from Turkish mainland airports and Athens.
Fly to: Rhodes throughout the season. Flight time is around 4 hours.
Fly to: Athens is just under 4 hours direct flight from the UK with road and metro connections to the City.
Fly to: Mykonos has its own airport with charter flights from around Europe throughout the tourist season. Flight time from the UK is 4 hours.
Fly to: Santorini airport has limited capacity although there are flight options to other airports in the region, both Greek and Turkish.
Fly to: Corfu has its own airport that has charter flights in the season and domestic flights to Athens. Flight time to the UK is around 4 hours.