Crete Luxury Yacht Charter Vacations
A Crete yacht charter gives you unrivalled coastal access to Greece’s largest island and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean. It lies south of the Aegean Sea and was historically and important link between Africa and Asia. At over 62 miles long, Crete’s coastline consists of both sandy beaches and rocky shores. Most luxury charter yachts and private superyachts visit during July and August when the weather is at its best. Favourite luxury yacht anchorages include Ayia Roumeli, Loutro, Vai and Spinaloga. There’s also a good selection of ports like Ayios Nikolaos, Iraklio and Rethimno.
Crete is well known for its beautiful beaches like Balos Beach, Preveli Beach and Falassama Beach, most of which are in the south of the island. Water sports such as jet skiing and wind surfing are very popular here. Why not arrange an island tour to see the White Mountains, Mount Ida, caves and amazing landscapes?
For yacht charterers who are interested in Greek history, Crete is certainly the place to head for. One of the most popular attractions is the Palace of Knossos, just south of Iraklio. This is a well-preserved palace containing workshops, storerooms, the throne room, banqueting halls and the royal quarters. It dates back to 2000-1350 BC and is a must-visit.
Those holidaymakers who enjoy trekking and walking won’t be disappointed when rambling through Crete’s mountains and hills. Take a walk out of Maleme to the quaint hilltop village of Deres. Here there’s a friendly taverna and a whitewashed church. The Samaria National Park which is accessible by bus has one of the biggest gorges in all of Europe.
If you have children with you on your yacht charter vacation, the Acqua Plus Water Park won’t disappoint them. Less than 20 miles from Heraklion it is split into two sections, one for children and one for adults. The delightful gardens around the water park have many exotic plants and flowers to see with a water slide waiting to be discovered underneath a lovely weeping willow tree. With slides, games and a lazy river, spend the day at this exciting park before returning to your superyacht for a good night’s rest.
Next day why not visit the Venetian Harbour which is full of charm and grandeur? Your yacht charter captain can arrange anchorage nearby. Alternatively, there’s the CretAquarium that holds over 2,000 different species of marine life. There’s nothing better than a hearty Greek meal so look out for foodie hotspots that are rustic and have amazing menus. Don’t forget to order a bottle of the local wine. All in all Crete is a wonderful destination for a yacht charter holiday.
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