5 reasons to charter a yacht in Greece this summer
Non-stop sunshine, myriad isles to explore and a nightlife scene to rival the Balearics, here’s why this summer you should embark on your own Greek odyssey
Greece is a charter destination offering infinite possibilities. As well as boasting the Mediterranean’s longest coastline, there are thousands of islands here, separated into little clusters that each hold their own appeal: the Ionian, Aegean, and Cyclades isles, to name a few.
With long, hot summer days and balmy evenings, Greece’s climate is a big bonus – averaging around 28ºC in July and August (though June and September are still very pleasant), you’ll be able to make the most of your sun deck and dine alfresco whenever the mood takes.
Plus, with warm seas, you’ll think nothing of diving off the swim platform whenever it takes your fancy. After more than a year of being at home, we know this sense of freedom is what you’ve been waiting for.
Here are our top five reasons to book a Greek charter this summer.
Greece is open to visitors
The Greek government has recently announced that it plans to reopen to visitors from 14 May with certain measures in place to ensure the continual safety of arrivals and residents.
Though you may be required to show a proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test and there will be some restrictions on the number of visitors to certain major attractions, onbroad your private sanctuary you’ll be able to enjoy a blissfully uninterrupted holiday.
The cruising potential is endless
With over 6,000 isles, you’ll never run out of ideas of where to go and what to do on your Greek yacht charter. You can anchor off a quiet isle for a few days of utter seclusion or explore ancient sites steeped in mythology.
Enjoy the old-world charm of the sugar-cube towns and villages as the sun dips below the horizon or moor at one of the livelier isles for a fun-filled evening under the stars.
It’s an outdoor playground
Greek summers are made for being outdoors, whether you want to try out the toys in your charter yacht’s garage in a hidden bay, jump in the tender for a beach picnic far from the tourist trail, or hike some of the interiors of the isles for a brush with nature, Greece has it all.
There is unique history to discover
The depth of antiquity still evident here is astounding and Classical and Roman Greece are still very much on show, with 18 World Heritage Sites to visit.
Spend a day or two in Athens where you can wander the Acropolis and the mega temple of the Parthenon. Must-do shoreside visits include Delos, the cradle of the gods, where you can walk amid antiquities of the Archaic through the Classical and the Hellenistic periods.
Its nightlife is unforgettable
The whitewashed buildings of Santorini, with their vibrant blue domes rising from the lip of a caldera like an offering to the gods, is the place to be seen and the restaurant Santoro offers some of the best sunsets in all the isles.
For hedonism with a luxury edge, head to Mykonos. Dance on the sand to the best DJs at Scorpios, Soho Roc House’s laid-back beach pad between Paraga and Kavos, or for a bit of high-end glamour, head to one of the legendary parties at Nammos.
Still not convinced? We also have a bonus reason for you..
There are plenty of great yachts to choose from
As a popular cruising ground, there are lots of superyachts to choose from in Greece. The selection of yachts here below have summer availability:
The 95m O’PARI is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious motor yachts on the charter market. With many magnificent luxury features such as a pool, a touch and go helipad and a spa area, she offers all you could ever wish for on a yacht charter.
Award-winning and a firm favourite among her guests, SOLANDGE has developed a significant reputation as one of the leading superyachts available for charter. Guests can enjoy an afternoon dip in her glassed-edge pool or indulge in a relaxing massage followed by a movie in your very own theatre.
This 55m vintage custom-built Feadship is in peak condition following an extensive refit in 2019. ILLUSION I comes with a master cabin on the main deck and a VIP on the lower deck. Outside, she has an oversized swim platform, which acts as a beach club, plus a generous sun deck with Jacuzzi.
Having spent every summer in the Mediterranean, ZALIV III knows her way around these waters making her the perfect choice for your Greek escape. She comes with plenty of leisure and entertainment facilities, including a Jacuzzi on the sundeck, SPA treatments and numerous water toys to choose from.
For a stylish yacht charter in Greece, why not book a holiday aboard MARIU, the yacht designed by and built for fashion designer Giorgio Armani? Inside, an immaculate sense of style abounds, using a mix of luxurious materials, while the large sun deck is a chic place to catch some rays and can be shaded at will thanks to automatic awnings.
With a versatile interior layout, ORIENT STAR was specifically designed to welcome friends and families. She offers guests endless fun with her abundance of water toys while an outdoor bar and Jacuzzi surrounded by comfortable sun pads, provide the ultimate hub for entertaining, relaxing and lounging.
Able to access shallow waters, SATORI yacht opens up even more of the islands and bays of Greece to you and your charter guests. She comes with numerous sunbathing options, an outdoor cinema, and a wine cellar, plus an extensive range of water toys.
The 40m sailing yacht ROX STAR is the epitome of modern sailing cool and offers high performance alongside incredible onboard accommodation. Ideal for sunshine charters in Greece, ROX STAR has spacious alfresco dining, plus lots of sunpads laid out on the vast teak deck.
The 40m sailing yacht ARISTARCHOS is perfect for sailing between secluded anchorages and bays. Her impressive sailing performance will allow you to cruise through the Greek islands with ease.
28th April 2021 |