Top 10 Greek Islands For Yacht Charters

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The 10 Top Greek Yacht Charter Islands

Greece has always been popular with holidaymakers from all over the world. The Greek Islands are no exception. There are over 200 inhabited islands and about 6000 which are uninhabited. From Ithaca to Mykonos there’s something for everyone. The islands and archipelagos offer lots to see and do, no matter what your age. But which Greek Islands are the best for a private luxury yacht charter holiday this season? The Full Greece Charter Guide

Chartering a private yacht around the islands is a fantastic way to catch unbelievable sunrises, sunsets and seeing the spectacular scenery.

Greece is known for its beauty and ancient history. It’s certainly one of the most popular places to visit on a charter vacation in the Med. Take a look at the following ten best islands in Greece you can drop anchor at then explore.

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The best Greek yacht charter Islands Ranked:

1. Hydra

Hydra can be found in the Saronic Islands of Greece. Not largely populated it’s a place full of history and intrigue. Once the home of many Greek naval ships Hydra is a must-see when cruising around the Greek Islands. It has a crescent shaped harbour with a good selection of lovely restaurants to try the delicious local cuisine. Most of the bays around Hydra are perfect to drop anchor from your superyacht too.

2. Lefkada

Lefkada is still one of the most accessible and popular of all the Ionian Islands. It has a warm Mediterranean climate and steeped in antiquity. Fringed by many beautiful white sandy beaches Lefkada is ideal for superyachts to moor. Take in the spectacular views when you drop anchor for an unforgettable vacation. It’s connected to the mainland by a floating bridge and a long causeway, quite an exciting experience.

3. Folegandros

If it’s somewhere restful and remote you’re looking for when on a yacht charter vacation, then Folegandros is the place to sail to. This fascinating Greek island offers a touch of paradise for visitors to unwind and enjoy unspoilt beaches.

The best attraction on this small island has to be Georgitsi Cave. It’s a natural formation with rich underwater sea anemones, brightly coloured sponges and baby corals. You’ll also see slipper lobsters, hermit crabs and gold blotch groupers.

4. Zakynthos

This is the third largest island in Ionia. Zakynthos has many natural bays to moor superyachts. Flowers and animals make a colourful backdrop to the island as well as a spectacular landscape.

With lots of beautiful white sandy beaches along the coast and blue caves accessible by small boat, this island in the sun provides everything for the intrepid traveller.

5. Symi

Symi welcomes you with its uniquely styled towns, brightly coloured architecture and charm. This island belongs to the Dodecanese Island group and is accessible for motor yachts or sailing yachts. Enjoy a quiet time here and chill out in the sun. Symi hosts an annual festival between July-September where visitors can listen to real Greek music and party with the locals.

6. Santorini

With a volcanic landscape, cultural attractions and a wonderful haven for superyachts, Santorini is the place to be. It’s now the destination for many travellers who want something a little different when on vacation. With stunning panoramic views, this heaven on earth Greek Island makes dreams come true.
Try the huge range of delicious cuisine, tasty wines then join in the lively night life.

7. Ithaca

Ithaca is certainly up there as one of the ten top Greek Islands. It’s the second smallest in the Ionian Isles and has a beautiful climate.
The Greek mainland can be reached via Ithaca’s natural harbour so those on a charter yacht vacation are able to explore Greece quite easily.

It’s thought to have been the home of Odysseus, Homer’s mythical hero in the poem the Odyssey. Ithaca is very popular with travellers from all over the globe who come here to relax, be inspired and have a truly wonderful experience.

8. Mykonos

Everyone’s heard of the delightful Greek island of Mykonos. With its exciting nightlife, lots of friendly bars and clubs, Mykonos caters for everyone. Take your superyacht to this fantastic island to enjoy relaxation during the day and live it up in the evening. Known as the “Capri of Greece” Mykonos is one of the Cyclades jewels in the crown and an unmissable stop off.

9. Alonissos

This amazing Greek island has lots of small quaint villages and vineyards. It’s a top scenic destination in the Aegean Islands. Many villages have beautifully restored buildings which offer visitors the opportunity to experience Greek life in an authentic way.

There has been lots of conservation work carried out so the eco-system on Alonissos is in excellent condition. Snorkellers and divers can swim underwater safely, no problem.

10. Skyros

As part of your superyacht charter itinerary, visit this beautiful island in the Cyclades Islands. Skyros is 78 nautical miles just south east of Athens with gorgeous villages and town, it’s well worth spending some time here. There’s never a dull moment on Skyros so let your hair down and have a great time.

In the north are forests while the south has a mountain called Kochila which is very rocky. You will also find a Byzantine monastery, a castle and the grave of Rupert Brooke, the English poet.

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