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With more than 6,000 islands to explore, there is no shortage of idyllic spots to drop anchor and explore with a luxury yacht charter in Greece. Take in golden sands and pristine waters in this beautiful part of the world.
Chartering a superyacht around Greece offers a veritable paradise of open skies and winding golden shores. The region’s vast and diverse marine ecosystem connects thousands of pristine islands in Greece, with each more beautiful than the last. Sail along the coastline then venture inland to the fabled warm embrace of Greek hospitality and cuisine.
Yachting in Greece means endless miles of turquoise coastline, scenic bays, pebbled beaches and serene coastal caves. The landscape in Greece is rugged, sun-kissed and strikingly beautiful. Of the 6,000 islands scattered in the Aegean and Ionian seas, only a few hundred are inhabited.
From the wild glamour of Mykonos & Santorini to oh-so tranquil Skyros or Ithaca, each sun-bleached haven has its own characteristic charm and natural beauty. The true challenge is in picking just one of the islands in this idyllic charter destination as a favourite.
Embark your Greece superyacht charter in Bodrum, Turkey. You have the option to explore the town with the castle situated in the harbour and enjoy the town’s lively atmosphere for the night or cruise into the Gulf of Gokova to the south-east of Bodrum. The countryside surrounding this Gulf is spectacular with pine forests reaching down to the water's edge. There are many stunning anchorages such as Cleopatra’s Island, ancient Cedrae and Cleopatra’s Beach that have sand the like of which can’t be felt anywhere else in Turkey. Anchor up for the night at one of the many scenic points in the gulf and watch the sun go down or make the crossing to Kos and spend the night just outside the marina.
Kos is one of the most attractive and interesting islands in the Aegean. Fringed with the finest white sandy beaches and featuring lush valleys, the island is steeped in rich history. Make the crossing to Leros and spend the afternoon exploring the island before anchoring off the marina for the night. The island is scattered with beautiful orthodox churches, dazzling blue coves and whitewashed villages to explore. The capital Platanos has a striking fort and pretty windmills towering above the picturesque harbour of Agia Marina - the heart of the island - plays host to bakeries, cafes and nautical-themed bars. Seek out your favourite beach and unwind in the magic of the place.
Depart Leros in the morning to the beautiful small island of Lipsi. Have a wander through the backstreets of Lipsi Village and see the blue-domed church of Panagia tou Harou. Then head over to Patmos for the evening. This a charming, picturesque and tranquil island offering the perfect place to relax. Nearby Netia is worth a visit with traditional restaurants and a newly built dive centre for those wanting to take in a dive locally. Spend the night anchored in a sheltered bay locally.
Depart early morning for Mykonos and enjoy breakfast on your superyacht during the cruise. Be sure not to miss the magical sunsets from the Little Venice of Mykonos before drinking and dancing the night away with the island's exceptional nightlife. You may want to drop into the nearby uninhabited island of Delos which is a vast archaeological site which attracts thousands of visitors a year who come to pay homage to a place which was of such cultural and religious importance for thousands of years.
When visiting Paros, be sure to visit the monastery of ‘Panagia Ekatontapiliani’ which means ‘with the hundred gates’. Check out the remains of a medieval castle by the sea built almost entirely of the marble remains of an ancient temple. Known as the ‘iron island’ of the Cyclades, Serifos stands out as one of the most attractive islands in the Aegean Sea region. Be sure to look back from afar, the island looks as if precious white pearls have been sprinkled atop fresh, rich soil offering a picture-perfect scene.
Depart in the morning to sail to Syros, with the city of Ermoupolis, the capital of the Cyclades. Located between Paros and Tinos, visitors are drawn to Syros for its unspoilt landscape, authenticity and traditional villages. Explore the Venetian and neoclassical buildings that make it one of the most beautiful towns in the country. Whilst visiting, make sure you take in the famous Grecian culture as well as taking time to relax on the stunning secluded beaches surrounded by crystal clear waters.
Cruise to Kynthos in the morning to take advantage of the secluded beaches, quiet coves, unspoilt villages and hot springs that run alongside the road. With more than 70 beaches to choose from, the crescent-shaped isthmus of fine sand at Kolona attracts beachgoers with crystal clear waters lapping the shore. You can then cruise to popular weekend destination Hydra (or Ydra). For something quieter, head to Poros for its unspoilt wonder. It offers a relaxing, tranquil spot to bring your superyacht charter in Greece to a close.