The crystalline Greek waters are home to a bounty of charming islands, inlets and secluded bays, divided loosely into seafaring regions each with their own distinct character and charm. The most precious gems Greece has to offer are undoubtedly experienced by water: secluded and sheltered bays inaccessible by road, beachside tavernas serving up freshly caught seafood right on the water and the sight of blue-domed churches amidst the shady olive groves of picturesque fishing towns.
A country of unparalleled beauty, Greece remains one of the top travel destinations in the world. Its incredible history spans four millennia and the country is referred-to by many as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, the Olympic Games and Western philosophy. It has more archaeological museums and landmarks than any other country in the world, including the Acropolis situated in Athens, dating back to the 5th-century B.C.
Greece boasts 9000 miles of coastline, the 10th longest in the world, and more than 2000 islands, of which only 170 are inhabited. There is no better way to explore the beauties of the Greek Islands and the coast of mainland Greece than on a yacht. Having your base on water allows you to experience the unique landscape and culture of several islands in just a short period of time.
With most islands just a few hours away from Athens, you can find yourself enjoying the traditional white houses of the Cyclades or the green Venetian inspired landscapes of the Ionian after a quick journey. Several of the islands have airports and easy helicopter access, making it quite simple to meet your yacht. With many islands situated close to each other, the term island hopping truly comes to life when you are on a superyacht, with the ability to cruise between the islands to explore secluded beaches, their unique local culture and the freshest local food in a single day.
Greece enjoys more than 250 days of sunshine a year and a typically Mediterranean climate with cool winters and warm to hot dry summers. The peek of the yacht charter season is during the summer months, from June through August, however May, September and October are a wonderful time to visit the area by sea. The temperatures are still warm, although a little cooler, and the sea is a delight to swim in.