Yacht charter in Greece or sailing yacht charter in Greece? You should know that there are 6.000 Greek islands and islets, in the Aegean and Ionian sea regions, of which only 227 islands are inhabited. The Greek Archipelago takes up 7.500 km of the country’s total 16.000 km coastline. This makes Greece an ideal country for chartering a yacht. Offering golden sand, pebbly, cobble beaches, amazing bays, coves and caves, azure seas and blue skies,what more could the aspiring yachtsman require?
Greece is a country full of surprises. With a Mediterranean climate and warm sunshine from April to September, the charter season is long and luxurious. High season runs from July and August, with these months being very busy in places, but there are always quiet, unexplored places to discover, and where ever you go you can be assured of finding a lifestyle truly Greek! Out of season yacht charters often start as early as March and go on to the end of October, when sea temperatures are still warm enough for swimming. July and August peak in high temperatures (anything between 30 - 45 degrees Celsius) with daylight ending at 21:00h at midsummer. This fits in with the Greek cosmopolitan lifestyle of dining, drinking and enjoying life after dark and well into the early hours!
Another good reason to charter a yacht in Greece is that there are just so many islands and island groups to choose from.Each island group is unique in character, so it's worth checking out each area, in order to find what you are looking for. The islands will differ in climate, wind and sailing conditions, sailing ability required, tourist numbers, popularity, culture, history, sightseeing, beaches, and much more.
Below you can see the different sailing destinations and areas including some of the most
beautiful and important must see islands together with some suggested itineraries.
Ionian islands& suggested itineraries: Corfu, Paxi, Antipaxi, Lefkas or Leucada, Kefalonia, Ithaki or Ithaca,Meganisi, Zakynthos or Zante, Kythira etc.
Sporades islands& suggested itineraries: Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos, Kyra Panagia, Skyros etc.
Cyclades islands, Saronic gulf& suggested itineraries: Aegina, Poros, Spetses, Hydra, Porto Helli, Epidavros, Angistri, Andros, Amorgos, Paros, Antiparos, Kea, Ios, Mykonos, Milos, Santorini, Serifos, Naxos, Sifnos, Tinos, Syros, Folegandros etc.
Chalkidiki& suggested itineraries: Kassandra peninsula, Sithonia peninsula, Athos-AgionOros peninsula: Potidea, Afitos, Kalithea, Kriopigi, Polihrono, Hanioti, Pefkohori, Paliouri, NeaSkioni, Posidi, Siviri, Nikiti, NeosMarmaras, Porto Carras, Porto Koufo, ScalaSarti, AktiKalogrias etc.
Dodecanese islands& suggested itineraries:Kalymnos, Kos, Rhodos or Rhodes, Karpathos, Samos,Plati, Leros, Lipsi, Patmos, Astypalaia, Tilos, Symi etc.