About Yacht Charters in Greece
The Saronic Gulf, the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, the Sporades, and the Ionian Islands. Five different cruising areas and everywhere places of extreme beauty, hundreds of islands, beautiful sandy beaches, traditional harbours and small ports. Every place is uniquely different from the other.
Cyclades: The picture-perfect postcard capital of Greece with stunning islands of blue and white architecture, unspoilt white beaches and sparkling turquoise water, although susceptible to the strong winds of the meltemi in July & August.
Ionian: The more tranquil and verdant Ionian coastline and islands are appreciated by those who wish for easier and more leisurely sailing in more predictable winds with a mix of traditional harbours and beautiful beaches.
Dodecanese: Abounding with Greek history and traditions, ancient archaeological sites and Medieval monuments plus a myriad of beaches these islands run down the ever-visible coastline of Turkey. They too are sometimes prone to stronger winds.
Saronic Gulf, Argolic and Peloponnese: This area has well protected anchorages and short, easy sailing distances. While close to bustling Athens one feels a lifetime away: picturesque islands & coast with peaceful, pretty seaside towns and villages, pine-clad interiors and beautiful bays.
Sporades: Largely off the beaten track these islands off the north-eastern Greek coastline have a great natural beauty with wonderful beaches, lush green vegetation, rocky landscapes and a pure blue shimmering sea.
For further details about these five regions in Greece, ideal for your next luxury yacht charter, please scroll down.
Greece invites you back time and time again, for new charter experiences, in a climate suitable for charter for 7-months of the year from April to – October. July/August is mid-summer often with temps in the high 30’s and this corresponds with peak European holiday times, when not only are the marinas more crowded, but the most popular charter yachts are booked a year in advance. Some local areas have seasonal winds which are best avoided eg Cyclades the Meltemi winds can be extremly strong in July/ August.
Luxury Charter Group Services
The LUXURY CHARTER GROUP will design a charter itinerary to suit your personal preferences, depending on the duration of your charter. We visit Greece regularly and have lots of local knowledge and onshore connections to ensure your smooth itinerary.
Your Captain and Crew become your local guides. It's fun to explore ashore and find authentic local restaurants and specialist local fare and entertainment, best endorsed by your Crew.
The most famous island group is the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea comprising of some of the most idyllic islands. They make an ideal destination for a luxury yacht charter. Pristine sandy beaches with shimmering azure water, white and blue architecture, picturesque chapels, local people who still live the traditional ways and offer a warm, hospitable welcome to visitors makes the Cyclades a treasure trove of experiences.
The Ionian which runs down the west coast of Greece's mainland, while lesser known than the Cyclades, is steeped in history and beauty, and makes the perfect destination for a luxury yacht charter. There are five reasons to go, five island jewels in the Ionian crown, each with their own distinctive landscape and cultural history, from Corfu in the north to Zakinthos in the south. Read more...
Twelve large islands and numerous smaller ones with crystal clear waters, sandy or pebbly beaches, significant archaeological sites, imposing Byzantine and medieval monuments and unique traditional settlements make up this most fascinating of cruising grounds. If you are seeking lesser-known, unspoiled destinations visit Leros or Pserimos, and for something more cosmopolitan, there are Rhodes and Kos, larger islands with well-developed tourism itineraries and attractions. Read more...
Sprinkled over the Argosaronic Gulf – the Gulf of Athens – and steeped in ancient mythology, these islands are small havens in close proximity to Athens. Daily ferry connection from the port of Piraeus makes them a lovely, easily accessible all-year-round destination for the Athenians. Charter yacht guests will enjoy natural beauty, historical treasures, unique architecture, and glamorous, yet still romantic atmosphere. Read more...