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Ionian Yacht Charter, Greece

Each Ionian Island in to visit on a Greece yacht charter holds a different charisma and charm for motor yacht and sailing yacht vacations. The Islands that you can explore on your Mediterranean yacht charter holiday include Eptanisa (The Seven Islands): Corfu, Kefallonia, Zakynthos, Lefkada, Ithaca, Paxi and Kythera. These beautiful islands line Greece’s western boarder and offer close sailing proximity for a yacht charter holiday. Due to their Italian occupation at one point, they have quite a unique style of architecture and character all of their own.

Corfu, the largest of the Ionians was best described by John Fort from the British Consul in 1963. “….Exotic scenery, magical colours, flaming sunsets, romantic moonlight, luxurious vegetation, a riot of radiant flowers and colourful blooms, centuries old silver olive groves, glowing oranges, scented lemons, rich pergolas, sleepy lagoons, forgotten coves, bubbling springs, exciting caves, virgin beaches, golden sands, and pellucid turquoise emerald seas ­there is surely no other island in the whole universe to which these superlatives collectively apply.” Although today, the scenery is still spectacular, there is barely an inch of Corfu that hasn’t been influenced to capture the tourist dollar.

Image credit to Visit Greece - Greek National Tourism Organisation

Many of Greece’s Ionian Islands are smothered in wild flowers during spring time. The island of Lefkas, like many in Greece, has literally dozens of superb coves to explore. There is still hope for those searching for the beauty of Greece, from eras gone by. On the cliff tops and hillsides of Zakynthos (Zante), you can still find the true Grecian spirit. The locals are traditional and proud. The old women stand in doorways, dressed in black, watching the world go by. If you can drag yourself, for a moment from the stunning surrounding of your sailing yacht, hire a moped to explore these hidden treasures. This is the real Greece.

If you’re on a sailing yacht charter holiday you have a distinctive advantage that you can enjoy something special in Zakynthos. Smugglers Cove is one of the most famous and stunning beaches in Greece. Smugglers Cove can only be accessed by sea. The Blue Grotto is another spectacle of the ocean. The intensity and the shades here will have you redefining the colour blue. A yacht charter vacation will allow you to experience so much more than the average mainland holiday maker.

As one of the most well known yacht charter grounds in the Mediterranean, Greece and the Ionian Islands offer all the main types of yacht charter such as motor, sailing, bareboat charter, skippered, crewed yachts, catamaran, power boat, sailboat, luxury yachts and the ever increasing super yacht charter. 

Like most of the Mediterranean the Greece and Ionian yacht chartering season generally runs from April to the end of October. The summer season in July and August is the hottest and tends to have strong meltemi winds blowing frequently. This is also the high season as far as numbers go. The best time to charter a yacht is probably either of the shoulder seasons (April-May and September-October), each side of the main summer season, as the temperatures are the most comfortable, the wind lighter (yet reliable) and the onshore tourists have yet to arrive in their largest numbers.

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Below is a selection of luxury yachts available in this area. You can view additional Greece charter yachts here or contact us for additional information. 

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See the shimmering French Riviera on a Mediterranean charter aboard M/Y Talitha
Classic yacht TALITHA - Master suite
Classic 80m/262ft motor yacht TALITHA (ex.TALITHA G) is available for charter in the Mediterranean's most famous hot spots. This beautiful ship from 1929 was refitted by Devonport and her spacious layout and eclectic interiors make her a favourite charter choice for the summer season.
Luxury yacht Cheetah Moon available for charter across the Mediterranean this summer
Luxury yacht CHEETAH MOON - Skylounge
39m/126ft superyacht CHEETAH MOON is available for charter in the Mediterranean. Her vibrant and contemporary interiors create a joyful atmosphere that make her a great choice for parties and friend and family charters. Her wide selection of water toys will keep the while group entertained wherever you cruise in the Mediterranean.
Superyacht Libra Y Joins the World of Charter Yachts
Charter luxury motor yacht Libra Y in Greece this summer. This 43m/139ft vessel features all luxury amenities necessary for a fantastic charter holiday in the vibrant Ionian Islands and the Cyclades. For more information, rates and availability, contact CharterWorld.
Spacious sailing yacht Running on Waves available for Mediterranean charter
Sailing yacht RUNNING ON WAVES
64m/210ft sailing yacht RUNNING ON WAVES is ready for charter in the Mediterranean this summer for up to 42 guests. There are plenty of amenities on board, including a gym, spa facilities, a spacious spa pool and sun loungers on deck as well as a main salon that also serves as dance floor and cinema.
Special offer: M/Y Takara ready for Mediterranean charter with Mallorca berth included
Foredeck with seating and Jacuzzi aboard luxury yacht TAKARA
If you were thinking of heading to Mallorca this summer, here's a deal you can't afford to miss: 38m/125ft superyacht TAKARA is available for charter in the Mediterranean with a berth in Mallorca included in her price. Capable of accommodating up to 12 guests in her exquisite modern interior, this 2016 luxury yacht from Sanlorenzo is an exceptional work of engineering sure to impress every guest throughout her charter.
M/Y Espresso available for Eastern Mediterranean charter
Main salon aboard motor yacht ESPRESSO
37m/122ft luxury yacht ESPRESSO from Horizon Yachts is available for charter in the Eastern Mediterranean this summer. The spacious main salon and sundeck coupled with the on board family entertainment ensure that she is an ideal charter for fun and relaxation in some of the world's most popular charter destinations.
Raise a glass to many Mediterranean Discoveries aboard ROMACHRIS II
Charter the 27-metre fast motor yacht ROMACHRIS II in the Mediterranean this summer. She is a smaller superyacht suitable for 8 charter guests and hosting up to 16 guests while at a quay.
Enjoy chartering the Eastern Mediterranean this summer aboard M/Y Aurora
The colourful Ionian Island of Corfu
31m/100ft luxury yacht AURORA from Tecnomar will be available in the Eastern Mediterranean this summer. With plenty of sunpads and outdoor space with a cruising speed of 20 knots, she is an excellent balance of performance and luxury for a holiday charter.