Luxury Greek Islands Yacht Charter Destinations

The Greek Islands are one of the world's top sailing destinations and the perfect luxury yacht charter destination.

Luxury Greek Islands Yacht Charter Destinations

The luxury yacht market is growing year on year with shipyards making boats bigger and more lavish than ever before. Manufacturers are skilfully creating luxurious spacious interiors alongside stunning exteriors that resemble high-end hotel accommodation and comfort only previously seen on superyachts. The luxury Greek Islands yacht charter market is booming with lots of people visiting the country, discovering what it has to offer and want to do this in 5-star luxury.

Imagine sitting on the deck of a luxury yacht eating a gourmet meal while a hostess refills your wine glass, or brings you hot towelettes in the afternoon. These are typical of a crewed luxury charter. A luxury Greek Islands yacht charter is a great location for all the family, with large numbers of crewed yacht charters, catamaran charters, extravagant and elegant yachts available for charter.

On a luxury Greek Islands yacht charter, the countries abundance of islands (well over 6,000) all slightly different with landscape and beautiful towns. On a luxury Greek Islands yacht charter, there is elegance everywhere from the types of boats available to the luxury marinas, secluded bays, and picturesque destinations that you will have to see to believe.

When sailing on a luxury Greek Islands yacht charter there is a something for everyone from beginner sailing areas to advanced long stretches and open ocean for professional sailors. A luxury Greek Islands yacht charter rivals a 5-star luxury hotel with world-class service and wonderful islands to explore.

1) Santorini

Santorini is one of the most noticeable luxury Greek islands yacht charter destinations with whitewashed buildings and incredible sights.

Santorini. One of the most recognisable Greek Islands is Santorini, with its idyllic clifftops, white-washed buildings, and incredible views. The island is shaped like a crescent and was created by a volcanic eruption hundreds of years ago. Santorini is part of the collection of Cyclades Islands, which is a great place for a luxury Greek Islands yacht charter. Santorini is known for having beautiful picturesque views, its small towns with colourful buildings, and its traditional produce.

Luxury Greek Islands Yacht Charter. Santorini is a great luxury Greek Islands yacht charter destination, with turquoise blue waters, beaches with volcanic pebbles, black sand, red sand, and pure white sand. Santorini attracts visitors from all over the world and with these visitors has brought about a need for luxury accomodation, boutique shops, and world-class restaurants. Santorini’s cliff face location makes it one of the best places to watch the sunset over the Mediterranean Sea and take in the view.

2) Mykonos

A white-washed paradise in the middle of the Cyclades.

Mykonos. A Greek Island where glam meets simplicity, with marble streets, pure white buildings giving the towns a pure glamorous feel, with their colourful doors and window frames. Mykonos is a popular sailing destination for a luxury Greek Islands yacht charter, with azure waters to anchor in or quaint fishing ports and marinas to berth in overnight. Visiting Mykonos on a luxury Greek Islands yacht charter will allow visitors to discover islets, secluded beaches, and great diving destinations. Try some delicious typical Mykonos cuisine of kopanisti, which is a type of soft cheese seasoned with pepper and can be topped with grated tomato and meat dishes.

Little Venice. The 18th-century district of Little Venice has colourful and stylish windows, balconies, waterfront cafes, and quaint windmills in the distance.

3) Ios

Leaving its party island reputation behind Ios is filled with timeless villages and 75km of sandy beaches.

Ios. Located in the south-central Cyclades, Ios is a small island with a large personality. Once considered one of the main party islands in Greece, the island has now moved forward from this reputation and is getting a name for itself for other reasons. On a luxury Greek Islands yacht charter, you will still find the lively bars and bustling cities that once were full of the young and free, but now you can escape them very easier. Confined to the town of Mylopotas the nightlife and partying is easy to escape with towns such as Chora gaining a name for itself. Chora has white square buildings, windmills, and blue-domed churches.

Timeless Villages. A great reason to go to Ios on a luxury Greek Islands yacht charter is to visit the towns which time has forgotten. Ios has over 75km of sandy beaches which are beautiful and picturesque. The port of Ormos Yialos is one of the biggest natural harbours located within the Aegean and a great place to visit on a luxury Greek Islands yacht charter.

4) Hydra

A beautiful, wild, unspoilt island located within the Saronic Islands.

Hydra Island. Located within the Saronic Islands, Hydra is a truly unspoilt island filled with history and beautiful locations. Hydra is a must-visit for any luxury Greek Islands yacht charter with beautiful bays to drop anchor and a crescent-shaped harbour filled with great restaurants, creating dishes with local produce. The island is car and vehicle free and the only mode of transportation through the cobbled streets is by donkey. Much of the island is accessible on foot including the museums, restaurants, cathedrals, and other ruins.

“Real Greece”. Hydra brings a sense of the ‘real Greece’ with taverns and restaurants frozen in time, along with boutiques, and picturesque ports. The wild untouched landscapes along with the idyllic towns make it the perfect stop on a luxury Greek Islands yacht charter.

5) Skyros

Escape the crowds and visit the hidden beaches.

Skyros. Located within the collection of islands called the Sporades, located in the middle of the Aegean Sea. The island is filled with long stretches of coastline, some which are only accessible by boat meaning they are often secluded. Skyros has something for everyone monasteries for culture lovers, nightlife areas for partygoers, and diving opportunities for the adventurous.

Where To Anchor. Skyros Port, Ormos Aragma, and other secluded places are wonderful stops on your luxury Greek Islands yacht charter. Anchoring off the coastline is the perfect place to stop for a swim, to relax, kayak, paddleboard, or just sunbathe in the peace and silence.

6) Milos

Milos is often overlooked as an island but shouldn't be!

Milos. Often overshadowed by it’s famous Cyclades neighbouring islands, Milos is a great off the beaten path destination, with fewer visitors on the island than some of the other Cyclades islands. What makes this island even more special is that it was where the Venus de Milo was first discovered in 1820 by Oliver Voutier and this island captures the beauty around every corner.

Secluded Coves. Milos is a rugged and rocky island with a large number of different landscapes across the island. Milos has a small number of villages Klima, Areti, Fourkovouni, Firopotamos, Mandrakia, and Skinopi. The island has very few visitors and locals, meaning the bays and beaches are practically empty. Milos has more than 70 beaches to explore, catacombs, and the remains of an amphitheatre. The island has something for everyone on a luxury Greek Islands yacht charter for beach lovers, nature lovers, and history buffs.

7) Anti Paxos / Paxos

Two of the smallest islands in the Ionian Islands - Paxos and Antipaxos.

Paxos. Located in the Ionian Islands, Paxos is located around 20 miles south of Corfu, the island is one of the smallest in the collection of islands. On a luxury Greek Islands yacht charter, Paxos offers some of the clearest and bluest waters in the Ionian. The main village and port on the island is called Gaios, which has a small number of bars, cafes, and shops. Here you can anchor your boat and explore the village. Paxos is a great luxury Greek Islands yacht charter destination with small quaint villages such as Lakka and Loggos to explore, as well as bays and beaches, which are backed by the islands olive trees and greenery.

Antipaxos. Located 3 miles from Paxos is a small island called Antipaxos which has only 100 inhabitants. Antipaxos has two main beaches which offer great anchorages with blue clear waters for swimming on a luxury Greek Islands yacht charter. Antipaxos is covered in vineyards and local wine can be purchased from shops in Paxos. Scuba diving or snorkelling is a great way to spend time at anchor in Antipaxos with clear waters and an abundance of marine life. Alternatively, if you want to explore the islands, both Paxos and Antipaxos have a large number of hiking and walking trails all over the islands.

8) Alonissos

Pristine beaches and turquoise shallow shorelines to explore.

Alonnisos. The island of Alonnisos is one of the wildest and least visited of the Sporades islands. The island is the perfect place to visit on a luxury Greek Islands yacht charter, with the steep and rocky west and northern coastlines, and the eastern coastline made up of collections of bays and sandy beaches. The island is located within Europe’s largest marine park, the 2260 square kilometres of the National Marine Park of Alonnisos.

Patitiri. Luxury Greek Islands yacht charter on the island of Alonnisos visitors can drop anchor and visit the port town of Patitiri and the village of Steni Vala. These are the only two main towns on the island, which are quaint and beautiful. On a Greek Islands yacht charter, Alonnisos is a beautiful place to experience the landscapes, enjoy the villages, and explore the hidden coves of this off the beaten path island.

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