The Best Islands To Drop Anchor At On A Greece Yacht Charter
Crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, breathtaking coastlines, wild landscapes, white-washed seaside fishing villages and a rich history and culture personify an island-hopping adventure around the Greek Islands.
With more than 6,000 islands and islets to explore, the best way to enjoy everything that the islands of Greece have to offer is aboard a luxury yacht. Cruise azure blue waters at your own pace and anchor up at some of Greece’s most exclusive island destinations, many of which are accessible only by boat.
The islands of Greece have long been one of the world’s most popular yacht charter destinations, offering both ocean dreamers and adventure seekers luxurious experiences that cannot be replicated elsewhere. Popular charter itineraries include the spectacular island groups of the Cyclades, the Ionian Islands, the Saronic Islands, and the Dodecanese. After a busy day exploring these island gems, retreat to your crewed yacht's private and exclusive surroundings and enjoy all its luxury onboard amenities, from state-of-the-art spas to outdoor cinemas.
If you’re considering a Greek odyssey aboard a private yacht charter, read on. Here are some of the best destinations to explore aboard a luxury yacht in the Cyclades and Dodecanese.
Nestled in the Aegean Sea, the Cyclades boast some 33 islands and islets to explore. Popular ports of call include Santorini and Delos, but there are ample lesser-known islands to discover for those seeking the path less travelled.
The island of Delos, just a short cruise away from cosmopolitan Mykonos, boasts an abundance of history and culture to explore and is considered one of the most important archaeology and historical sites in Greece and the birthplace of Apollo, the God of sun and light. The entire island is designated a UNESCO world heritage site and boasts numerous archaeological sites, including the famed Terrace of Lions.
Just a short cruise away is the elegant island of Santorini, a must-visit while on a Greece yacht charter in the Cyclades Islands. Its whitewashed cliffs that cling to the hillside have made this one of the most sought-after destinations in the Mediterranean. Drop anchor and explore the chic town of Oia, which is dotted with windmills and blue-domed churches. Oia is filled with local boutiques, art galleries, and eateries serving delicious local fare. Make sure you leave time to explore the island’s interior, dotted with vineyards and traditional villages.
The Dodecanese is made up of 12 picturesque islands, along with numerous islets. Rhodes and Kos are amongst the most popular, offering plenty of attractions and luxury offerings; however, under-the-radar destinations such as Simi, Leros, Tilos, and Nisyros offer a slower pace of life away from the crowds.
Kos is best known for its exquisite white sand beaches and historical landmarks. For beach lovers, a must-visit is the beautiful Tigaki Beach, a long sandy stretch of beach boasting a long shallow expanse of calm water for wallowing in or the stunning Cavo Paradiso, a rugged beach nestled alongside a craggy headland. The seas surrounding Kos are crystal clear, making this an ideal destination to make the most of your private yacht’s tenders and toys.
On the tiny island of Tilos, experience a slice of authentic island life. Known as one of the greenest Greek islands, explore rugged mountains and verdant hills, ideal for those searching for peace and tranquillity. Thanks to a network of tracks, you can easily explore the island’s interior and its fascinating flora and fauna. The island is home to over 100 bird species, making Tilos a bird watcher’s paradise.
If you fancy exploring some of the stunning Greek islands aboard a luxury yacht, a yacht charter broker can help. They can guide you in selecting your ideal charter yacht and then craft an incredible charter itinerary that takes in some of Greece’s most stunning ports of call.
Which island do you fancy cruising to aboard a luxury Greek yacht charter?
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