Charter a private yacht in Greece – Why choose Greece?
The exotic and sunny Greek islands are ideal for chartering a private yacht in Greece! The whole country looks like one big beautiful “Resort” for total relaxation and it looks like the perfect place to charter a yacht in the Greek islands! The eastern part of Greece has the following group of islands to visit: Cyclades group of islands, Sporades group of islands, Dodecanese group of islands. In the western part of Greece, you can sail aboard your own private yacht along the incredible group of Ionian islands. In the south of the mainland, you can sail along the Peloponnese coast and even further south along the famous island of Crete! We must not fail to mention the popular area of Halkidiki in Northern Greece, with some of the best resorts in Eastern Europe! As a result, Greece, from west to east, north to south, is a great sunny vacation spot with beautiful beaches and sights to see.
Some other reasons why you should choose Greece for your next private yacht charter are:
Culture: In ancient times, Greece was the cradle of Western culture and democracy. Greek philosophers and scientists were pioneers in many sciences: medicine, mathematics, biology, philosophy, chemistry, astronomy, physics, and others. They also introduced the populations to the art of acting through Greek tragedy and Greek comedy. Greece has a long history of culture from ancient times through Byzantine times to the present day. Wherever you go in Greece, you will see an important monument of the glorious past of ancient Greece.
Natural beauty: If you love nature, you will admire Greece, especially the magical Greek islands! The surroundings invite you to visit the Greek islands year after year and discover something new every time! Small white villages, crystal clear waters, golden beaches, pine forests near the beaches that make the waters turquoise in some areas, deep blue waters in others… Each island is different and has its own magnificent beauty! The “stars” of the island are Mykonos and Santorini. But there are some others like Milos, Siros, Paros, Kea and Naxos that are worth seeing! Don’t leave them out…they will reward you once you decide to visit them!
Sightseeing: Sail to the island of Delos with your own private yacht or on the local water taxi. Visit Ekatontapiliani on Paros, the industrial museum on Syros, the mining museums on Milos, the museum of marble crafts on Tinos, and the museum of archaeological and Venetian art on the island of Naxos. The above are just a few museums in the Cyclades group of islands. There are many more scattered throughout the rest of the Greek islands of the Aegean archipelago. Needless to say, it is suggested to visit all the archaeological sites in Athens before starting your yacht charter in Greece!
Climate: Greece celebrates summer from May to October! Summer is usually very hot but dry. Clear skies, almost never rains. Just a perfect place for your vacation! In the Cyclades, you can find some winds in the summer, the famous “Meltemi” winds. These are strong winds that blow between July and August. During this time of the year, sailing becomes a bit difficult, but not impossible, except in extreme situations. The captain of your private charter yacht constantly studies the weather conditions and knows exactly when to sail, when not to sail, what to avoid. He is there to make a personalized itinerary for you, depending on the weather conditions, according to your tastes and preferences! The temperatures in July and August are high, they can exceed 40 degrees Celsius. On the islands, yes, the high temperatures are not felt so much due to the microclimate that each island has, the landscape, the open sea, etc. The high temperatures are more noticeable in Athens and in other big cities. Generally speaking, the best months to charter a boat in Greece are June, early July, September and early October.
Hospitality: The Greeks are well known for their hospitality. It is common for a Greek to go out of his way to help a tourist, give directions, give suggestions, and help immediately when someone gets lost, etc. The Greek mentality and hospitality will blow your mind! Wherever you go, you’ll run into locals who are eager to make you feel welcome. The Greeks will make your vacation very special!
Culinary experiences: Greece is famous for its cuisine. Each Greek island has its own recipes. The most famous cuisine in Greece is that of Crete! All islands have their own flora depending on their own microclimate, therefore their own herbs, vegetables, fruits, cheese, wines, olive oil, fresh fish and shellfish. Due to the perfect climate, the fruits and vegetables have an excellent and distinguished taste that will overwhelm you! Taste traditional local dishes like moussaka, pastitsio, souvlaki, local Greek feta, olives, calamari and octopus prepared by the locals. Dishes in Greece don’t taste the same as those you try in a Greek restaurant in your own city. The ingredients are different, the way of cooking is also different. Especially, if you go to Crete… you will never forget Cretan dishes, guaranteed!
Greek beaches: When you think of a hot and sunny holiday, you picture yourself on a Greek beach, like one of those pictures you see in magazines… Visit the quaint seaside towns and spend the day on the beach. Don’t stay if you want, but enjoy water sports like skiing, beach volleyball with the locals, snorkelling, fishing or renting a jet ski… The bartender at the beach bar will keep you cool and hydrated so you can have fun from morning until the sun goes down! These are the vacations you need! Or take your Greece Boat Charter and visit a new beach every day! Do some island hopping Greek! Explore all the Greek islands! Sounds like fun? If you decide to charter a private yacht in Greece, plan ahead!
Other reasons to visit Greece on your own private yacht are: total relaxation, interesting nightlife, it is an ideal and safe getaway for the family and also a very romantic place for honeymooners.
Greece awaits you and the Greek summer welcomes you!