A Yacht Charter Greece is considered one of the best yacht charter holiday destinations in the Mediterranean. Greece is one of the world's favorite sailing destinations and all the main types of yacht charter are available. Greece charter offers a great variety of motor yachts, crewed, skippered or bareboat sailing yachts, catamarans or gulets throughout the whole sailing season. The most popular sailing areas of the Greece charter are the Ionian Sea, Aegean Sea and Saronic Gulf with more than 2500 islands and countless ports.
The Ionian Archipelago
The Seven Islands are Corfu; Paxos; Lefkada; Ithaca; Kefalonia; Zakynthos and Kythera. The beautiful coast of Epirus with its famous historic bridges includes popular destinations: Sayada, Igoumenitsa, Sivota, Parga and Preveza. Patras is the major harbour of Greece, on the Western Peloponnese coast. There are other small, picturesque historic port towns- Killini; Katakolon; Kiparissia; attractive Pylos; Koroni with its Zaga beach and famous castle; Finikounda, popular for windsurfing; Methoni, with its 13th century fortress with the medieval town inside; the Messinian Mani with its pebble beaches. The whole coast is famous for its beaches, restaurants, hotels and campsites.
The Aegean islands
Less experienced sailors find the navigation through the Aegean sea the most difficult in the charter Greece offer. Myconos, Santorini Folegandros or Anafi, Patmos, Paros are only some of the most popular tourist destinations in this sailing area. NE Aegean islands include: Thasos, Samothrace, Lemnos, Lesvos, Samos, Chios, Ikaria, Psara famous for their rare fauna and flora, medicinal baths and historical sites. The Cyclades is the central group of islands in the Aegean sea. Rocky at the outside appearance, their inland is completely the opposite. They are infamous for their meltemi wind blowing from the NE-N-NW, often disrupting the everyday life. The Dodekanese, the Twelve Islands, are: the capital, Rhodes; Kalymnos, Symi, Kassos, Leros, Tilos, Kastelloriso, Kos, Patmos, Astipalea, Karpathos, Nisyros, Lipsos and Arkoi, widely popular for their beaches, medieval towns, volcanic craters and nightlife.
Sporades consist of Skopelos; Skiathos; Alonissos, famous for its Marine Park - home to the endangered and rarest mammal in Europe -the Mediterranean Monk Seal - and Skyros, surrounded by several hundred smaller islands and rocks. The islands experience shortage in water supply, especially during the summer months.
The Saronic Gulf
This is the main sea route into Argos, Athens, Corinth, Epidaurus and Mycenae The Saronic islands with their mild weather make an ideal yacht charter Greece holiday for inexperienced sailors.The most popular destinations are the islands of Aegina, Poros and Salamina, Hydra and Spetses. Attica Coast includes two major harbours, Piraeus and Lavrion and three Marinas: Zea, Alimos (the largest in the Balkans) and Olympic Marina. The most important ports of the Eastern Peloponnese Coast are Vathy, Methana, Ermioni, Porto Heli, Nafplion, Astros, Plaka, Kyparissi, Monemvasia - relaxing and quiet places.
If You are considering a yacht charter, Greece is definitely a destination you must not miss.
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