Yacht Charter in Greece
A yacht charter in Greece has never looked better with our complete guide to the Greek islands to help shape your itinerary!
The Weather on your yacht charter in Greece!
Greece is located in the southeast end of Europe. The Greek Islands enjoy a dry sunny Mediterranean climate. The Grecian waters are perfect for swimming, snorkelling and playing with pool toys. The summer is hot and dry everywhere and there is very little rain. In July and August temperatures usually reach 30-35°C, but sometimes can be even higher. This is the perfect climate for an amazing summer yacht charter. With its spectacular coastline and numerous must-see Islands such as Santorini, Zakynthos, Kos and Lefkada, Greece has become a very popular destination to charter a yacht.
Greece has a very broad and interesting history that goes as far back as the Stone Age. This rich history has made Greece a great place to dock your boat and sight see around the islands. You can visit old archaeological sites, churches and even visit volcanoes and the areas of old volcanic eruptions. Hikes, old towns and scenic walks are everywhere so you can build up an appetite to eat the wonderful cuisine or head back to your yacht, relax and keep cruising around the islands – the best way to truly get a feel for the beauty!
The Greek Islands
One question you are probably asking yourself is where in Greece should I charter a yacht. Greek sovereign land includes 6000 islands of which only 227 islands are inhabited. This leaves you a lot of choice of where to go…
Santorini is one of the Cyclades Islands in the Aegean Sea. In the 16th century, it was devastated by a volcanic eruption which has shaped the rugged landscape. The gorgeous whitewashed houses seem to be clinging to the cliffs edge above the underwater crater. Therefore, it is famous for dramatic views, stunning sunsets from Oia Town and its active volcano. Santorini is the perfect place to go if you like looking at old towns, other cultures and archaeological sites. The capital of Santorini, Fira, consists of whitewashed houses and terraces, winding lanes, little squares, and blue-domed churches on the very top of the cliffs. Fira can be reached either by walking or riding (mules are for hire) up the steep path or by taking the cable-car. Fira’s income is mainly from tourism so a lot of the buildings are hotels, restaurants, cafes, souvenir and jewellery shops.
- Armeni Restaurant – specialising in seafood, Mediterranean and Greek cuisine. It is located in the Old Port of Armeni in the town of Oia.
- Flyaway Creative Restaurant and Bar – for a more fine dining experience
Zakynthos is an Island in the Ionain Sea, a well- known summer resort. Popular beaches like Agios Nikolaos, Alykanas and Tsilivi offer swimming and water sports. Navagio beach, also known as Shipwreck beach, is an exposed cove on the coast of Zakynthos. It is believed that the ship on the beach, the ‘Panagiotis’, ran aground in the water around Zakynthos Island on the beach during a storm. The ship was abandoned and is still left buried on Navagio. It has now been given the name ‘Shipwreck’. Only reachable by boat, this is the perfect destination for yachters!
- Aeras Restaurant – a more international restaurant
- Xigia Tavern – a more local restaurant specialising in Greek / Mediterranean cuisine
All in all, Greece is an amazing yachting destination. Chartering a yacht here would be the perfect way to experience another culture and have an amazing holiday!