An ever-growing popularity to visit the amazing Greek Islands, what better way than to explore the many islands of Greece than with a private charter yacht holiday, custom tailored to your requirements. Discover with your family and friends all the numerous ancient and mystic treasures that are waiting to be enjoyed at sea. Whether its from the great city of Athens, or the island ports nearby the Turkish coast; there is much to choose from in not only luxurious yacht charters but also destinations. Each island group offers unique and picturesque characteristics.
Exploring the Dodecanese
The islands of the North and South Dodecanese comprise of over 150 islands. A fraction of these islands are inhabited and about a dozen are generally visited during a voyage at sea. Your charter yacht holiday in Greece offers you the options of either embarking from Kos in the north or the Medieval Rhodes. Many gulet charters from Turkey are also available as that is where you will find the highest selection of gulets. Rather than embarkating from Turkey, these gulets can begin the journey from either one of these islands. While the city of Bodrum is a very short distance away from Kos, Gulets based in Bodrum can begin your route from Kos. For trips starting in Rhodes, charter gulets in Marmaris can be available for embarkation from Rhodes, again due to the near proximity. Sailing yachts as well as motor yachts based in Rhodes or Kos can be hired as well.
Discovering the Cyclades
The two islands in the Cyclades world renown and have been the dream destinations for decades are Mikonos and Santorini. The most ideal times of the year to enjoy a sailing vacations in the Cyclades is April, May, June, mid to late September, and October. During the months of July and August, the Meltemi winds are quite active. These winds can make for rough seas, especially for small to medium sized boats. If you are traveler who enjoys the sea, not bothered by heavy winds and waves, then any time is a good time to perhaps charter a yacht in the Cyclades. There are not too many yachts based in this area, and sometimes yachts from Athens or Turkey can be delivered for a splendid sailing vacation with you and your guests. The Cyclades means circle. The islands in this island group form a circle, and hence the name.
Enjoying the Ionian Sunsets
The most popular Ionian island to visit is Corfu. However within this region that are other beautiful places to see as well. It’s close proximity to Italy can make for a pleasurable yacht charter experience – particularly with motor yachts.
Relaxing in the Saronic Gulf
Embarking from Athens will take your charter yacht holiday into the Saronic Gulf. This area is very ideal as it can combine a route into the Cyclades as well.