Explore some of the most beautiful Greek Islands with a 5-day crewed yacht charter vacation in the Mediterranean: there is no better way to enjoy the beaches, food and relaxing environments that are synonymous with the historical country of Greece. We’ve planned you a scintillating itinerary, which guides you through the heart of the Saronic Gulf and provides ample time to whet the cultural palette. As the thought of your stressful life dissipates into the ripple of the ocean, you can sit on the top deck, sip a glass of goodness and make a toast of appreciation to Silver Star Yachting.
As the closest island to Athens, Aegina is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region and is scattered with charming villages, such as Kypseli and Vagia, which showcase the vibrant character of Greece. From the port of Aegina, smaller islands can be reached, including Moni, Metopi, Diaportia, Lagouses, Kyra, Dorousa, Spalathonisi and Anonyma. Be sure to visit the Aphae Temple during your stay.
Drift south to Poros, which is famous for its perfect beaches and lively waterfront. The town of Poros was originally built in the shape of an amphitheatre and more than justifies a break on your 5-day Greek yacht charter. The marina offers the perfect spot for a cocktail, while the sun slowly sets and turns the sky all sorts of pink. The pine-covered island of Kalavria, which constitutes one of two islands of Poros, boasts deserted beaches – the perfect settings for a romantic evening stroll.
Though Ermioni is still part of the Greek mainland, it has a gorgeous view over the surrounding islands and is renowned as a great family holiday destination. Historical buildings characterise the town, including the Church of Taxiarchon and the ancient ruins of the port. The simplicity of this small fishing village makes Ermioni a hidden paradise with some of the most authentic seafood taverns.
Having maintained an authentic character, Spetses has well-preserved mansions that bear elegant witness to the island’s glorious past. The picturesque old harbour and Dapia – a tourist and commercial centre – are two must-visit destinations on the island. Horse-drawn carriages offer romantic rides on the cobbled streets, which are an ideal way to view the historic mansions. Like all the other islands, it has numerous examples of traditional architecture, including the cathedral of Ayios Nikolaos and museums such as the House of Bouboulinas, which is named after the famous heroine, Laskarina Bouboulinas, and her contribution to the struggle for independence.
The definition of tranquillity and relaxation, Hydra is known as the true gem of the Saronic route. The tiny cobbled lanes are void of cars and scooters and are perfect for a relaxed daytime stroll with a historical and romantic backdrop. The crescent-shaped harbour is the heart of the island and offers a selection of shops, restaurants, markets and galleries. Round off your perfect 5-day yachting vacation with a visit to the picturesque fishing village of Kaminia, for a serene escape from the tourist trail.