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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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Charter motor yacht Annabel II in the incredible Eastern Mediterranean
Motor yacht ANNABEL II - Sundeck
30m/97ft motor yacht ANNABEL II is ready for charter in the Eastern Mediterranean, offering the perfect combination of performance and pricing for a family charter in a culturally rich region. The great selection of water toys will help everyone to explore the enchanting coastlines of Greece and Croatia, while the outdoor spaces offer a combination of sun and shade to make the best of the fantastic weather day after day.
Brand new M/Y Lili ready for charters in the glamorous Mediterranean
Motor yacht LILI - Master suite
55m/181ft superyacht LILI from Amels is ready for charter in the Mediterranean. Launched in 2017, this stunning contemporary superyacht is new to the charter market and offers guests all the modern conveniences and high performance from a trusted name in the shipbuilding industry. With a generous beach club, spa therapy services and a 4m counter-current pool, there is still plenty to do after returning from a day on dry land or Scuba diving along the amazing beaches.
Fill the gap: Charter sailing yacht Amadeus in the Eastern Mediterranean
Luxury yacht AMADEUS - Cockpit dining
Fill the gap in the Eastern Mediterranean and charter sailing yacht Amadeus in Greece. Perfect for family and friends groups, the layout provides spacious cabins for all guests and great use of deck space for unwinding or dining in the warm summer sun.
Charter glamorous superyacht Grand Ocean in the Mediterranean
Luxury yacht GRAND OCEAN - Master stateroom
80m/262ft luxury yacht GRAND OCEAN is available for charter in the Mediterranean and is a spectacular treat for marking special occasions or lavish family holidays spending time outdoors together enjoying the spectacular setting and the swimming pool or sunpads. The on board beauty salon will ensure that everyone is looking their best for any occasion and the sauna and steam room will ease away any tension after hours spent shopping and exploring the sights of the world's most popular charter grounds.
Charter luxury yacht Kanaloa in the Eastern Mediterranean
48m/159ft motor yacht KANALOA is available for charter in the Eastern Mediterranean. Last refitted in 2015, her comfortable interiors are perfect for relaxing in after hours of sunbathing, making use of the impressive selection of water toys or touring and shopping among the amazing ancient cities of Turkey and Greece.
Special offer: 9 days for 7 on a Mediterranean charter with M/Y Axantha II
Luxury yacht AXANTHA II - Main salon
43m/141ft motor yacht AXANTHA II is available for charter throughout the Mediterranean and there is a great offer of 9 days for the price of 7. Her varied water toys and exposed sundeck with viewing platform are perfect for making the best of the sun and water of the gorgeous Mediterranean beaches, while her interiors create a classic environment for relaxation in style.
Charter superyacht Sarah in the Mediterranean this summer
Luxury yacht SARAH - Formal dining room
62m/203ft motor yacht SARAH is available for charter across the Mediterranean, with voluminous interiors, plenty of alfresco dining spots, a fantastic sundeck and a wide choice of water toys. Whether you intend to spend your days partying in the Mediterranean or spending time with the family, she is an excellent choice.
Charter open yacht Beauty in the Eastern Mediterranean
Luxury yacht BEAUTY - Built by Azimut Spa
22m/72ft motor yacht BEAUTY is available for charter in the Eastern Mediterranean. Featuring timeless surroundings and capable of a top speed of 35 knots, she is the perfect choice for visiting multiple destinations and relaxing in secluded anchorages beside amazing sandy beaches.
Special offer: Fill the gap with S/Y Silver Moon on an Eastern Mediterranean charter
Superyacht SILVER MOON - Foredeck dining amd sunpads
Sailing yacht SILVER MOON has an unmissable 'fill the gap' offer for an Eastern Mediterranean charter from the 19th-26th of August. Discover the amazing beaches and ruins of the Dodecanese Islands and the stunning coastline of Turkey with the great water toys and deck space designed for outdoor living.