Greece Yacht Charter
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Yacht Charter in Greece
Greece is located between the Ionian Sea and the Aegean Sea in the south of the Balkans. Thanks to its heavenly islands and transparent sea, nautical tourism is well established here, making it a great sailing destination. You can opt to sail with a skipper if you don’t have your boating license yet.
Taste the delicious Moussaka, Skordalia, and the local Tzatziki while walking through Athens‘ streets, much better than those in our supermarkets! Don’t forget to try out some baklavas to finish your meal. There are also two well-known drinks in Greek gastronomy: Retsina, a pine, nutty flavor, and the famous Ouzo, an alcoholic beverage made with anise.
Greece is a country with a cultural history that is extremely rich. Explore beautifully preserved architecture and historical landmarks and brace yourself for stunning nights on the beach and sea-side dining. Don’t forget to visit big cities such as Thessaloniki, Patras, Heraklion, and Corfu. Athens is not the only great city. With their strong cultural presence and natural elegance, the smaller towns are equally charming.
Chartering a boat in Greece is a perfect opportunity to explore the region with your family or your mates by catamaran, sailboat, or motorboat. Rent directly in the Cyclades and make the crossing, with or without a skipper, to the many neighboring islands and discover heavenly islands full of customs and culture. We suggest that you visit the Ionian Sea in the Aegean Sea, Paros, Mykonos, and Rhodes; great places for chartering a yacht, scuba diving, or learning kitesurf. It will be a wonderful experience to hire a boat in Greece and navigate between the islands, enabling you to enjoy Greece to the fullest.
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The Greek islands tend to have a “Dry Mediterranean” climate, making them perfect for chartering during the non-winter months. The weather in the islands is almost always sunny and dry during the summer, with the temperature hot during the day and pleasantly warm at night. Winters are chilly and wet and therefore make chartering risky, but summer in Greece lasts longer than in France and Italy, extending the charter season and allowing you more time to sail!
The Etesian winds generally blow from May to October but can be quite strong in July and August, particularly in the Cyclades islands. Please read the information about wind in each area above and discuss your Greek yachting itinerary with our experts when booking your Greece charter.
Greek cuisine is simple yet delicious. During your sailing vacation, you will come across the freshest ingredients, the best olive oil in the world, and a growing variety of excellent locally produced wines. Local specialties vary from region to region, but the most popular food types are:
- Tzatziki; a fresh cucumber and mint dip. Perfect with Pita.
- Proper greek salads-with decently sized feta cubes!
- Gyros. Greek equivalent to a kebab. Thick pita bread with Taziki, salad, chips, meat, and sometimes with halloumi.
- Fresh Octopus.
- Crispy deep-fried aubergines (eggplant) and courgette (zucchini).
- Saganaki, similar to Halloumi.
- Fresh-grilled fish.
- Sweet baklava.
- Of course, no one should leave this country without having had a Souvlaki.
Certain islands, such as Sifnos, are renowned for their role in the fabulous foodie scene, so tuck into the golden Calimari, a meze platter, and the local biscuits with orange flavor. When you are in Athens, be sure to check out Kuzina, our broker’s favorite restaurant that combines Greek and Italian cuisine and an unmissable view of the Acropolis.
With its rich past of politics, philosophy, history, the arts, medicine, commerce, and sportsmanship, Greece has a fair claim to evolving western civilization. With thousands of islands, a laid back atmosphere, delicious food, and lovely beaches, it’s the ultimate sailing destination. Get a quote and schedule your sailing trip to the islands of Greece.
Greece, the land of great olive groves, ancient civilizations, and peaceful beach life, with its customs, history, and landscape, is made up of thousands of islands organized into families. In the Aegean and Ionian Seas, our bases are scattered around the islands, giving you plenty of choices when planning your charter itinerary.
You will enjoy the warm Mediterranean climate while on your yacht charter in Greece and walk through beautiful villages dotted with white houses against the turquoise waters that glitter under the bright sun. To discover Santorini, Ios, and Serifos, sail from Athens to explore the Saronic Islands or Lavrion. Within the Ionian chain of islands, you may sail from Corfu, Lefkas, and Preveza to Paxos, Zante, Kefalonia, Skiathos, and the onwards Sporades. Start chartering from our bases in Paros and Mykonos for the Cyclades, or travel to Rhodes and Kos to charter the Dodecanese Islands.
With fantastic sailing, natural beauty, culture, and history, Yachtco can set you up with an unforgettable holiday. You should come and visit the birthplace of democracy and Greece’s welcoming people.
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