Greece: The Ultimate Charter Destination

July 25,2022

With more than 3,000 hours of sunlight every year and 8,498 miles of coastline, Greece offers an unrivaled charter experience.

Greece: the sun-kissed land of historic ruins, turquoise waters, and world-renowned cuisine.

Located in southeast Europe, Greece is made up of around 6,000 islands scattered throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. From the soft black sands of Santorini to the thriving party resorts of Mykonos, this yachting hub truly has something for everyone. Prefer a tranquil getaway? Visit the peaceful islands 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.

Known as the cradle of Western civilisation, Greece truly is a haven for history lovers, being home to some of the world’s greatest ancient monuments. The country’s capital, Athens, makes the ideal springboard from which to dive into your Greek adventure. The past still pulses through the veins of the city, where the streets are steeped in history and remnants of its spectacular archaeological sites remain scattered throughout the metropolis.

5th-century BC landmarks dominate the city, including the awe-inspiring Acropolis, an ancient hilltop citadel that towers over Athens. Several ancient buildings of great historical significance, such as the Parthenon temple, can be found here.

If you’re searching for the best party spot in the Mediterranean for a fun-filled summer, look no further than Mykonos. Dance the night away with Mykonos’ huge dance clubs, attracting world-renowned DJs, or enjoy a drink or two in the bars along Paradise and Super Paradise beaches. Be sure to stop by at the nearby uninhabited island of Delos, a vast archaeological site that draws in thousands of visitors a year who come to pay homage to a site of enormous cultural and religious significance. Other iconic landmarks not to be missed include a row of charming 16th-century windmills perched on a hill above Mykonos.

Cross over to Kos, one of Greece’s Dodecanese islands known for its abundant white sandy beaches. The island is steeped in history, particularly in and around Kos Town over which the 15th-century Neratzia Castle towers. The Ancient Agora ruins lie to the south of the castle, complete with a temple, shrine, and columns. Visit nearby Leros and spend the afternoon exploring this picturesque island before anchoring off the marina for the night. Stunning orthodox churches are scattered across the island, with dazzling blue coves and whitewashed villages waiting to be explored. The capital Platanos is scattered with beautiful windmills and a striking fort that towers above the romantic harbor of Agia Marina- the heart and soul of the island buzzing with bakeries, cafes, and bars.

A short ferry ride from Mykonos and many other Greek islands, Paros is one of Greece’s most beautiful and tranquil destinations to escape from the tourist crowds. Quieter than its neighbours Mykonos and Santorini, Paros has the same quintessential Greek architecture with quaint, white-washed buildings and stone streets. If you are looking for a less crowded yet authentic Greek experience, look no further than Paros: sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, historic villages, and awe-inspiring natural landscapes. Paros has it all.

Why not visit Parikia, the capital of Paros, and take in the impressive historical buildings, such as the 13th century Venetian castle or the 4th century AD baptistery, one of the best preserved in the Orthodox East.

Don’t forget to sample the many dishes which have earned Greece the title of one of the best culinary spots in the world.

Healthy, hearty, and flavoursome, Greece is a food paradise for fans of Mediterranean cuisine. Your charter experience would not be complete without tasting moussaka, a traditional Greek dish based on soft sautéed aubergine, tangy tomatoes, and minced meat, topped with creamy béchamel sauce. For a lighter lunch why not try horiatiki salata, a popular salad made from cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, feta cheese, and olives, dressed with Greek olive oil.

Whatever dish you desire, Greece will not disappoint.

Chartering a yacht around Greece offers a veritable paradise of open skies and winding golden shores, along with pristine waters and rugged cliffs. Venture onshore and experience the warm hospitality and cuisine that Greece is famous for.

What are you waiting for? Get in touch with our team today and book your luxury charter experience for an unforgettable Greek adventure.