A yacht charter in the Greek Islands combines, most excitingly, an exciting tour of history, culture, and adventure. Greece is the land of a thousand attractions: start with Athens and let yourself be enchanted by the beautiful islands of Mykonos, Delos, Paros, Ios and Santorini.
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Enjoying a luxury yacht charter in Greece means experiencing the full diversity of a unique and kaleidoscopic sea. Cruisers will embark on a spectacular journey to a true heaven on earth. Once you pick the cradle of civilization as your holiday destination, you only face the dilemma of having to choose among the myriad attractions of Greece’s six thousand islands and their white beaches, coves and inlets. These islands are famous for their natural scenery as well as the exclusive and refined entertainment available at trendy clubs and award-winning restaurants.
A Milky Way of small towns nesting on hilltops and small fishing villages look as if they have emerged from another epoch: tourists who reach Greece on a sailing charter will admire the unique character of this wonderful destination. Sailing from history’s oldest harbor in Athens to experience the stories of bygone centuries, which survive in the present, with the Aegean gale whispering in your ear is the dream of every yachter. Anything is possible in Greece, as long as you pick the itinerary most suited to your needs: a sheltered nights sleep in a rocky cove; letting the waves cradle you while sailing from one island to the next; bathing in a sea so transparent that it looks like liquid glass; or even riding a donkey to the top of a spectacular hill.
Athens is not just the birthplace of Greek, and indeed moder, civilization; it is the heavenly home of attractions like the beaches of Vouliagmeni and Alimos. Leaving mainland Greece, the countless beaches of hundreds of big and small islands rival for beauty with those of Athens. Each island features different characteristics due to the peculiarities of the Aegean Sea, making a yacht charter of the Greek islands an inherently unique experience. Some of the busiest and most beautiful islands are Corfu, Mykonos, Santorini, and Paros, but there are many other wonderful destinations, such as the fabled Crete, as well as Kefalonia and Zakynthos. Corfu is a true heaven for fanatics of snorkeling, scuba diving and other water sports. Slips of fine sand, uncontaminated nature and crystal-clear waters, like the famous Paleokastritza, are punctuated with small, hidden coves – some of which can be reached only by yacht, like Glyfada and the charming Porto Timoni.
Mykonos is the island of fun and eccentricity. The turquoise waters of Tourlos, Super Paradise, and Paradise Beach allure numerous charter yachts from other Greek Islands. It also forms the heart of the island’s nightlife, due to the presence of Cavo Paradiso – which is home to the world’s most renowned Djs – and other clubs and restaurants that are open 24/7 and make it a special destination. Santorini is the perfect destination for travelers in search of breathtaking scenery. They will love how its dreamy landscape and colorful sea combine with the dark cliffs and refreshing white of the houses that dot the island’s hills. Santorini is unique in appearance; touring the villages means also delighting in an exquisite cuisine.
The island of Paros is another wonderful stop for a great cruise of the Cyclades, due to its singular expanses of scrub and ragged coastline that make for a unique cultural and naturalistic experience. Its beaches feature small-pebbled or sandy coves, long slips of low and sandy seabed, as well as secluded coves that can be reached only by yacht – perfect for a break of quietness and privacy.