For the ultimate in relaxation, there’s nothing quite like renting a yacht and cruising around the Greek Islands. Most people choose to arrange a skippered yacht with crew to have a great sailing holiday in this beautiful part of the world. If you want to experience a Greek Island sailing holiday without having the pressure of looking after the boat yourself, then a crewed yacht charter in Greece is for you. An experienced skipper will arrange a suitable sailing route around the Ionian Islands giving you the freedom to do just what you want, swimming, snorkeling or scuba diving to explore the many underwater caves.
Experienced yacht enthusiasts have the option to rent a bare-boat yacht, without a crew. This will give complete freedom of being able to choose where to go and how much time to spend off the shores of exotic Greek Islands such as Skorpios, Ithaca, Kefallonia or Kastos. Drop anchor in one of the many secluded bays to spend a day on land exploring local villages, towns and cities. Mykonos, one of the Cyclades Islands, is a great place to moor and spend the night. There are plenty of bars, restaurants and night life to enjoy with a party-like atmosphere during the peak summer months of May to September.
From May to September is the ideal time for sailing around the Greek Islands. The waters are calm and inviting, just what’s needed for a perfect vacation. The blue, turquoise waters with their beautiful colors lap the hot, soft, sandy beaches all around the coastline. Spend a few hours ashore and try the delicious Mediterranean Greek cuisine like salads or mezes which is usually served with flavored liqueurs for instance, home-made ouzo. Try dips served with bread loaf or pita bread while local yogurts make great desserts.
Many people choose to charter a yacht to discover historical ruins and Greek architecture. One of the most inviting groups of islands is Santorini in the Aegean Sea. It’s a sailing favorite in the summer with its award winning beaches, wineries, spectacular scenery and whitewashed villages of Akrotiri, Kamari, Mesaria and Vlichada. Check out the exciting capital of Fira and if you want to see a fantastic sunset, visit Ola. Have your camera ready on board your luxurious yacht so you can take photographs of Thira, a picturesque town perched on a cliff.
There’s a huge range of sailing boats to choose from as well as catamarans, motorboats and gulets. Share the cost with a group of friends or with your family for an unforgettable holiday experience. Charter a sailing vessel for a couple of weeks, a week, mid week break or a long weekend, it’s entirely up to you. During the low season, you can even rent a yacht for a day to get an idea of life on board a sailing vessel. When it comes to hiring a yacht charter in Greece, you’re sure to find a boat to suit your taste and budget.