Charter A Private Yacht in Greece – Why Choose Greece?
By Christina Papadopoulos
The exotic sunny Greek islands are ideal for a Private Yacht Charter in Greece! The whole
country seems like a large beautiful “Resort” for total relaxation and looks like the perfect place
for a Yacht Charter in the Greek islands! The Eastern part of Greece has the following group of
islands to visit: The Cyclades group of Islands, the Sporades group of Islands, the Dodecanese
group of Islands. In the west part of Greece, you can cruise aboard your own Private Yacht
Charter along the amazing Ionian group of Islands. In the south of the mainland, you can sail
along the coast of Peloponnese and even further south along the famous island of Crete! We
should not omit to mention the popular area of Halkidiki in Northern Greece, with some of the
best Holiday Resorts in Eastern Europe! As a result, Greece from West to East, from North to
South is a huge sunny holiday place with beautiful beaches and places to see!
Some other reasons why you should pick Greece for your next Private Yacht Charter are:
Culture: In ancient times Greece was the birthplace of the western culture and democracy. The
Greek philosophers and scientists pioneered in many sciences: medicine, mathematics, biology,
philosophy, chemistry, astronomy, physics and others. They also introduced populations to the
art of acting through the Greek tragedy and the Greek comedy. Greece has a long history of
culture from the ancient times, through the Byzantine times up to our days. Everywhere you go
in Greece you see an important monument from the glorious past of ancient Greece!
Natural beauty: If you love nature, you will admire Greece, especially the magical Greek islands!
The surroundings invite you to visit the Greek islands year after year and discover something
new every single time! White small villages, clear azure waters, golden beaches, pine forests
near the beaches that make the waters turquoise in some areas, deep blue waters somewhere
else… Every island is different and has its own magnificent beauty! The island’s “stars” are
Mykonos and Santorini. But there are some others like Milos, Siros, Paros, Kea, and Naxos
which are worth seeing! Don’t leave them aside… they will reward you once you decide to visit!
Sightseeing: Cruise to the island of Delos with your own private yacht charter or by the local
water taxi. Visit Ekatontapiliani in Paros, the industrial museum in Siros, the Milos mining
museums, the Marble craft museum in Tinos and the museum of Arhaeological and Venetian art
on the island of Naxos. The above are just a few museums in the Cyclades group of islands.
There are many more scattered around on the rest of the Greek islands in the Aegean
Archipelago. No need to say it is suggested to visit all the archaeological sights in Athens before
you start your Greece Boat Charter!
Climate: Greece celebrates summer from the month of May through October! The summer is
usually very hot but dry. Clear skies, it almost never rains. Just a perfect spot for your holidays!
In the Cyclades, you can meet some winds in the summer, the famous “Meltemi” winds. These
are strong winds that blow somewhere between July and August. During this time of the year,
yachting becomes a bit difficult, but not impossible except in extreme situations. The Captain of
your private yacht charter studies the weather conditions constantly and knows exactly when to
sail, when not to sail, what to avoid. He is there to make a customized itinerary for you, based
on the weather conditions, based on your likes and preferences! Temperatures in July and
August are high, they can go over 40 degrees Celsius. In the islands, though, you do not feel
high temperatures as much because of the microclimate each island has, the landscape, the
open sea, etc. High temperatures are more noticeable in Athens and in other large cities.
Generally speaking, the best months to have your Greece Boat Charter are in June, in early
July, in September and at the beginning of October!
Hospitality: Greeks are well known for their hospitality. It is common that a Greek will go out
his/her way to help a tourist, to give directions, give suggestions, and immediately assist when
someone is lost etc. Greek mentality and hospitality will blow you away! Everywhere you go,
you will meet locals who are eager to make you feel welcome! Greeks will make your holidays
feel very special!
Culinary experiences: Greece is famous for its cuisine. Every Greek island has its own recipes.
The most famous cuisine in Greece is the one of Crete! All islands have their own flora
depending on their own microclimate, thus their own herbs, vegetables, fruits, cheese, wines,
olive oil, fresh fish and seafood. Due to the perfect climate fruits and vegetables have a superb,
distinguished flavour that will overwhelm you! Taste local traditional dishes like moussaka,
pastitsio, souvlaki, the Greek local feta cheese, olives, calamari, octopus prepared by locals!
The dishes in Greece do not taste the same as you try them in a Greek restaurant in your own
town. Ingredients are different, the way of cooking is also different. Especially, if you go to
Crete… you will never forget the Cretan dishes, guaranteed!
Greek Beaches: When you think of a hot sunny holiday you picture yourself on a Greek beach,
like one of those pictures you see on the magazines… Visit the scenic seaside villages and
spend your day at the beach. Don’t stay put if you want, but enjoy the water sports such skiing,
playing beach volley with locals, go snorkeling, fishing or rent a wave runner… The barman at
the beach bar will keep you refreshed and hydrated so you can have fun from the morning until
the sun goes down! These are the holidays you need! Or take your Greece Boat Charter and
visit a new beach every day! Do some Greek island hopping! Explore all the Greek islands!
Other reasons to visit the Greece by your own private yacht charter are: total relaxation,
interesting night- life, it is a family safe and ideal getaway and also a very romantic place for
Greece awaits for you and the Greek summer welcomes you!