Greece has been a popular vacation hot spot for a multitude of holiday styles. The infamous Greek Aegean, Ionian and Mediterranean seas are boasting with hundreds of unique islands – big and small, filled rich history, diverse culture, savory cuisine, peerless natural beauty and a plethora of activities available to holidaymakers from around the globe. No matter which decade, Greece and its islands remain on top lists for the perfect destination get-a-way. There are two ways to enjoy the treasures of Greece. Either by land or by hiring a private yacht charter in Greece from any one of the major ports.
The Ionian islands are a dream paradise and a very ideal area for Sailing the Greek Islands. The seas are calmer than any other island regions of Greece. The winds are less stronger – especially compared to the Meltemi in the Aegean. As a result makes it perfect for chartering a yacht with family and friends. Bases to embark from in the Ionians are located in Gouvia marina in Corfu and the Lefkas marina in Lefkas island. It’s a favorite with not only yacht charterers but also private yachters as well.
You have many reasons to get excited about a luxury yacht charter holiday in the Cyclades. Recognized as one of the most popular destination regions in the world, the Cyclades offers an abundance of everything you can expect from a luxurious, exciting, adventureous and relaxing Mediterranean holiday and possibly more. Famed for windy Mykonos and sunset eden Santorini, combined with the other beautiful islands – completes a spectacular sailing vacation. Yacht charter base ports are Alimos marina and Lavrion port, Athens.
For travelers seeking a calm waters on a yacht charter holiday without the strong winds, and options to combine secluded bay, some adventure, nightlife entertainment and interesting sightseeing destinations, then the Saronic Gulf is a great place to go on a Sailing charter holiday. This region includes also the Argolic Gulf and the eastern shores of the Peloponesse. Located southwest to Athens there numerous islands in the Saronic with some of the most beautiful beaches. Situated close to each other, islands are merely a few hours sailing away.
The Dodecanese islands offer a warm atmosphere. Sailing yacht charter holidays begin in early April and go on until November (weather permitting). Unlike the open central Aegean sea, these islands present the northewest winds, but are not as strong. The waters are calmer as are the winds. Serving harbors include Rhodes and Kos. Visitors will enjoy beautiful architectural influences from the Venetians and much by the Knights of St. John from the middle ages. There is no end to the regions natural beauty and treasures of Greek culture and cuisine.
The base for charter yachts in the Sporades is served from the Skiathos Island marina. The Sporades group of islands is situated on the northwest of the Aegean Sea. It's an area where sailing is much enjoyed with the numerous stunning beaches. You won't find many historical sites however charterers choose to relax and unwind in beautiful bays from where the pine trees extend all the way to the waters. The islands in the Sporades offer plenty of choice for exploration - from the beaches, villages, churches, castles and more. Skiathos aiport is conveniently close to the harbor.
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A nearly endless choice in destinations and route combinations, travelers can plan, and with the help of professionals at YNG Yachting, truly enjoy an unforgettable vacation at sea. Greek Island yacht charters are available from the various island groups such as the Ionians, where visiting Corfu could be one of the hightlights of your trip. Then there are the famous sunsets in Santorini and windy Mykonos in the Cyclades. If you are away for some R & R, and not keen on travelling too far out but still able to experience the pleasures of the islands, starting from Athens could lead you to the picturesque Saronic Gulf. The Dodecanese is another popular group of islands to sail. With its close proximity to the Cyclades islands and Turkey, offers many itinerary selections to pick from with embarkation in either Kos or Rhodes. Another great part in chartering a yacht in the Greek islands is sailing to the Sporades in the Northern Aegean sea, also possible from Athens and explore one of the many beautiful islands such as Skiathos.
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From luxury motor yacht charters, exclusive sailing yachts to wooden kaikis and gulets, the waters of Greece host them all. While yachting may be considered a high priced holiday style, it can also be quite budget friendly. Take for instance the traditional gulets. Starting from 2 or 3 cabin boats, then can accommodate up to 16 passengers. These types of boats are great if you aren’t keen on paying for that extra fuel expense as most include it in the charter rates – depending on the boat. While motor yachts and sailing yachts are generally chartered with what is called an APA (Advanced Provisions Allowance). This is the amount paid on top of the charter rate to cover addtional expenses such as food, beverages, fuel and other extras. Depending on your budget, your taste in luxury and group size, there is a Greek boat charter somewhere out there that may just be right for you and your guests. YNG offers Greece yacht charters, along with the itineraries, to combine the ideal solution to your Greek islands get-a-way in the Mediterranean and Aegean seas.