Glorious Greece offers magnificent natural beauty, stunning beaches, delicious local cuisine and a culture steeped in ancient history. With thousands of islands to explore it’s a dream yacht charter destination, where the unique character of each island will charm you. Picture yourself cruising into the bay of a scenic fishing village and stepping ashore for a crisp glass of Assyrtiko wine and a taste of grilled octopus at a quayside taverna. The next day you can rise early to explore some ancient ruins before you retreat from the sun to enjoy a shady alfresco lunch, and a dip into the crystal clear water. Stunning coastlines, easy island hopping, and a mix of sophisticated towns and secluded bays will make each day a joy whether you choose a sailboat or a motor yacht for your charter.
The islands are split into groups according to geography, with the possibility of covering more than one area during your charter.
The Ionian group includes Corfu, Kefalonia, Ithaca, and Paxi. Fringed by golden sands and dotted with olive and Cyprus groves these islands have everything form casual beach hopping to designer shopping and exciting nightlife.
The Cyclades are home to cosmopolitan Mykonos, famous for its beach clubs and nightclubs, along with postcard perfect Santorini with its whitewashed houses and blue church domes rising dramatically above the sea.
The Sporades tend to be on the quiet and peaceful side with only four inhabited islands, Skopelos, Skiathos, Alonissos, and Skyros. This scenic cruising ground promises lush vegetation and abundant marine life as well as romantic towns, beach hideaways and bars.
The Sarconic islands lie closest to Athens, making them very accessible from the mainland. The islands of Poros, Aegina, Salamis and Angistri have quiet bays, dockside tavernas and a bevy of beautiful beaches.
The North Aegean Islands are located close to the Turkish coastline and include lively Samos, bird watching paradise Lesbos, and tranquil Lemnos.
The Dodacanese group of 165 big and small islands lie between the Cyclades and Turkey. Some are known for medieval architecture, especially Rhodes and Kos where you can escape to a bygone era. Each of these islands has something special with history, beaches, and the peaceful bays of the tiny islets.