In the last edition, we focused on events, festivals and a handful of featured boats available in the Caribbean. Being a global broker, we have boats in most of the major chartering destinations that include the Mediterranean and with the Med season drawing nearer, we have focused on Greece in the Eastern Mediterranean. In Greece, July and August are considered high season, while September is generally during which time prices are competitive. In the past couple of years Greece has been noted as being the best priced charter location. Guests are spoiled for choice as there are plenty of options to choose from and in addition, most brokers boast quality crew, with well maintained vessels. In July and August, the weather is thought to be perfectly warm and sunny. Have a look at our featured boats. There might be one for you!
WHY THE MEDITERRANEAN?
The Mediterranean is the birthplace of luxury yacht charter and has evolved into one of the most appealing cruising destinations in the world. Chartering a yacht to explore the Greek Islands is a popular way to not only experience the larger, popular islands, but it’s also a fabulous way to encounter some of the smaller, less crowded, out of the way islands and islets. This area is an experience that can only delight.
WHY CHARTER A YACHT IN GREECE?
- Island hopping delight
- Ancient ruins & architecture
- Fascinating culture
- Breath-taking scenery
- Scrumptious meals
- Great sailing & exotic beaches
Each island has its own unique style, charm, and history. Clear waters lap against white or red sand beaches. Architecture ranges from the whitewashed walls, bright blue rooftops that are the quintessential expectation of the Greek landscape, to cobbled streets, modern shopping outlets and open-air amphitheatres.
In Greece, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of local cuisine from decadent lamb and seafood dishes to simple, yet tasty, street food. Wine and Ouzo from various regions of Greece are plentiful and delicious. When you charter a yacht in Greece, there is an island for everyone.
SOME “WHAT NOT TO MISS” ITEMS IN GREECE
ATHENS – The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens; built this way for protection. It contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance and used to be the site of the famous statue of Athena who was also the goddess of Athens.
SANTORINI – The sunset from the castle at Ohia in Santorini is probably the most romantic of any place in Greece, attracting millions of tourists per year.
CYCLADES ISLANDS – The little sugar houses and associated villages, with their paved paths as well as the windmills and blue-domed churches of the Cyclades islands are probably the most well recognized in Greece. This, along with the exotic beaches make this island the most popular in all of Greece.
CORFU – Due to the lengthy occupation by the Venetians in Greece, the architecture of Corfu resembles the old town of Italy and as such, walking the Old Town of Corfu is like walking around the Renaissance towns of Italy, such as Florence or Naples.
MYKONOS – Even though Mykonos is a quintessential Greek Island, with its outdoor attractions, picturesque landscapes and exotic beaches, it is also a great place for nightlife. There are options for all tastes, from lounge bars to gourmet restaurants, traditional taverns and dance clubs. Come and show off your moves.
GREEK CUISINE – Greece is spoiled by a climate that’s both dry and hot for much of the year and therefore is agriculturally blessed with a wide variety of local food products. For a true taste of Greece, enjoy a (meze) platter of starters and dips accompanied by a glass of ouzo or one of the many wines that are locally produced. In any language, enjoying Greek cuisine is a cultural experience not to be missed.
ENJOY THE ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE LIKE THE 5th CENTURY B.C. ACROPOLIS IN ATHENS
IN GREECE OVER 400 BEACHES HAVE BEEN AWARDED BLUE FLAG STATUS
FEATURED BOATS IN GREEK WATERS – M/Y JULY
“M/Y JULY” is a stunning 67.24 ft motor yacht. She is equipped with satellite TV and 4 cabins; two spacious doubles and two cabins that accommodate singles. One of these has bunks. She is fast, with a maximum cruising speed of 22kts and with 3 crew, you and your family / guests will be looked after. She is Greek flagged, and the crew are Greek, but all speak English. The Captain, Cook and Deckhand are 49, 44 years and 40 years old.
Click here to read more: https://www.crewedcharteryachtvacations.com/ebrochure/?yachtId=3947
FEATURED BOATS IN GREEK WATERS – M/Y ABILITY
“M/Y ABILITY” is the epitome of elegance, style and luxury. This gorgeous 135ft motor yacht is equipped with satellite TV and 5 cabins to accommodate 10 guests (Doubles and twins). She has a shallow draft for easy access to remote locations and is fast, with a maximum cruising speed of 21kts. She has a 110hp dinghy, more than perfect for skiing. The crew to guest ration (8 crew) ensures your family / guests comfort and safety.
Click here to read more: https://www.crewedcharteryachtvacations.com/ebrochure/?yachtId=6154
FEATURED BOATS IN GREEK WATERS – S/V CLEAR EYES
“S/V CLEAR EYES” is a 141ft beauty. She is all about toys, so sit back in the onboard jacuzzi or spend the afternoon riding the jet ski. She is equipped with full air-conditioning, satellite tv, onboard Wi-Fi and 5 luxury cabins. Her 6,4m (225hp) dinghy with adult & kids’ skis are sure to delight. The crew to guest ration (9 crew) ensures your family / guests comfort and safety and your Captain holds various diving certificates and speaks English.
Click here to read more: https://www.crewedcharteryachtvacations.com/ebrochure/?yachtId=4096
FEATURED BOATS IN GREEK WATERS – S/V ALTHEA
“S/V ALTHEA” is 122ft hotel on water. She sleeps 10 pax in 5 cabins, 2 of which are twins and 1 of these has bunks. She is equipped with full air-conditioning, satellite tv and an onboard jet ski, as well as fishing gear and adult skis. She cruises at 9.7kts. The 6 crew are available to tend to your every need, whether personal or related to comfort and safety. The boat offers rendezvous diving. Click here to read more: https://www.crewedcharteryachtvacations.com/ebrochure/?yachtId=6690
FEATURED BOATS IN GREEK WATERS – M/Y DINAIA
“M/Y DINAIA” is a beautiful boat. All 105ft of her scream’s opulence. She sleeps 10 pax in 5 cabins. She is equipped with full air-conditioning, satellite tv and is fast. Top speed of 30kts and cruises at 23kts, making her an ideal island-hopping vessel. The boat offers rendezvous diving. Your Captain is Greek and speaks English fluently. He knows all the exclusive places of the Mediterranean whether your desire is to visit trendy luxury resorts or to seek out the most secluded and unique ports. Click here to read more: https://www.crewedcharteryachtvacations.com/ebrochure/?yachtId=6038
HOW CAN WE HELP?
We are a boutique charter yacht brokerage, registered in the BVI and operate from various satellite offices. Our hand-selected alliance partners from Palma to Galapagos, means that we have reach, support and knowledge generally only experienced when working with larger organizations. We would be delighted to create a tailored itinerary for you or to facilitate booking a boat of your choice. We promote nearly 2000 boats of all makes and models, including around 180 superyachts, that sail in over 30 beautiful destinations. No commissions apply to guests, so why wait. Inquire today!
ITINERARY: SAMPLE ONLY
- Mykonos – Paros 20nm 2,5hrs
- Paros – Ios 28nm 3,5hrs Ios
- Santorini – 25nm 2hrs Santorini
- Folegandros – 33 nm 4,5hrs
- Sifnos – 26nm 3hrs Sifnos
- Kythnos – 33nm 4hrs
- Kythnos – Sounio 26 nm 3hrs
- Sounio – Athens 2,5hrs