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Experience the magic of Greece with a superyacht charter [Updated 2023]

Experience the magic of Greece with a superyacht charter [Updated 2023]

17th April 2023
When it comes to charter yacht destinations, it is hard to beat the magic of Greece. The country boasts stunning beaches, countless islands, a rich culture, vibrant nightlife, fresh local food, a busy social calendar and a diverse range of activities. Add in over 8,500 miles of coastline and 250 days of sunshine a year, and Greece is truly the full package. A superyacht is the perfect base for exploring all of Greece’s delights, with visitors quickly falling under the spell of this special country. Read on to discover more about this one-of-a-kind destination for yourself.

Greece is an unparalleled destination for beach-lovers, boasting countless coves and coastlines that are reckoned to be some of the finest in the world. From the decks of a superyacht, one can explore their own private corner of the Greek Isles, where they can find secluded coves to host a relaxing picnic, sunbathe in the warm sand, and savor the local flavor at a beach-side taverna. Adventure seekers may explore the stony beaches of the Ionian Islands. Nature-lovers will particularly appreciate the extraordinary colors of Voutoumi beach on Antipaxos, an islet south of Corfu, with its crystal clear waters and lush vegetation.

For more inspiration discover five of top Greek beaches here.

Thousands of islands 
Traveling to Greece by yacht offers unparalleled access to the country's vast array of islandsIt is estimated that Greece is home to more than 2000 islands, most of which are uninhabited. Island hopping in Greece is a bucket list experience. There are six main island groups – the Cyclades, Ionian, Sporades, North Aegean, Saronic and Dodecanese – and each one has its own unique character and charm. Whatever type of vacation you are after, there is an island to suit, including the iconic Santorini, all-rounder Mykonos, culture-rich Ithaca, and the lush Skiathos.

Diverse activities 
Greece provides a wealth of opportunities for the intrepid travelerWhether on land or on the water, there is a diverse range of activities to be enjoyed. Explore Greece’s underwater world with an excursion to one of the countless dive sites – Chios is known for being particularly spectacular, with everything from coral reefs to shipwrecks. Back above the waves, Greece’s warm waters are the perfect playground for water sports – your charter yacht captain can take you to the perfect spot for trying out all your yacht’s water equipment. For those who prefer to stay on dry land, hikes of varying difficulty offer magnificent views of the diverse landscape.

Rich culture
Greece is renowned for its ancient history and culture, offering an array of archaeological and historic sites to explore, alongside the modern day culture. Make sure to take in one of Greece’s many festivals, including religious events, to experience the authentic side of the country. Kefalonia – the biggest of the Ionian islands – is particularly popular for enjoying festivals, with a busy calendar in August. The annual Easter festival is another must-do with celebrations around the country. Almost every inhabited island will be home to beautiful churches, and often monasteries, that are well worth a visit. A truly remarkable place, Greece combines its rich past with its modern day culture in a captivating way.

The freshest fare
Experience the flavors of the Mediterranean with vibrant, authentic Greek cuisine. Enjoy freshly-caught seafood that has been brought to shore only hours prior, relish in local delicacies, and browse through local markets to find the perfect edible souvenir to bring back home. Greece is also home to a wide range of welcoming restaurants, from traditional family-owned tavernas to renowned Michelin-starred establishments. Make sure to sample some of the local dishes; the rich history of Greece has led to the development of a variety of flavors and culinary techniques.

Something for everyone
Greece is a destination that will keep all members of a charter group entertained, whether they are looking to get away from it all, enjoy a family vacation filled with activities, or experience an action-packed journey. With endless opportunities to explore and experience, IYCs charter team is on hand to create a tailored itinerary to meet the needs of the charter group.

To find out more about a charter in Greece click here. To plan your own Greek yacht charter please contact the IYC charter team.

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