Located in the Eastern Mediterranean a private motor yacht charter cruise around the many famous sunny Greek Islands has so much to offer. Rich with ancient history, amazing architecture, and perfect little waterfront villages dotting the island mountains. Greece's exquisite natural beauty, beautiful aqua or dark blue waters, and crystal clear blue skies are perfect for sailing yacht charters as well as luxury motor yachts and luxury catamarans. The Greek hospitality is second to none. A sailing yacht vacation or a private motor boat charter is a great way to experience all the Greek Islands have to offer. It's no wonder yacht charter vacationers want to revisit Greece year after year.
The Cyclades Islands are the most popular islands for a yacht charter in all of Greece, they contain all that one thinks of when considering a Greek yacht charter.
The Cyclades meaning 'rings' or 'circles' from the Greek, centered in the Aegean Sea this group of islands seem to surround Delos, the ancient centre of trade and worship. The Cyclades are well-known for their rocky earth and golden sand beaches surrounded by the warm waters of the Aegean Sea, white washed houses, narrow paths full of flowers, and the never ending nightlife.
Thirty-nine major islands make up the Cyclades, although only twenty-four of them are inhabited. Each island has its own personality, similar to the mainland Greece, yet each unique. With miles of beaches and endless nightlife Mykonos, Santorini, and Ios are great for soaking up some sun and partying. Andros, Amorgos, and Sifnos offer a more traditional and romantic Greek yacht charter vacation. Donousa, Iraklia, and Anafi are smaller islands and perfect for exploring by crewed greek yacht charter.
The individuality of each Cyclades Island paired with the close proximity of the islands makes a private greek cruise the perfect method of visiting the area. No matter which islands you choose to visit, you will not be disappointed in a yacht charter of the Cyclades Islands of Greece.
The island of Andros Greece is one of the northern most Greek Islands located about an hour and a half away from Athens. The beautiful island of Andros offers lovely traditional villages. Some of which sit on the slopes of the mountain, beautiful white stone buildings surrounded by trees. Others are more open and located on the cost according to the traditional Greek cycladic architecture. The amazing fortified capital of the island, Chora, consists of Venetian and cycladic architecture.
Andros has many beautiful sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. Many of the beaches have tourist facilities renting sun beds, umbrellas, and water sports rentals, but there are also large sandy beaches void of any man made amenities, untouched and natural beauty. Many small and deserted coves can be found around the island as well, perfect for exploring by crewed Greek charter yacht. Nightlife on Andros is not as lively as some of the other islands, but it still has many great places offering a wide range of music and drinks to keep you going the whole night through. The week ends is when it gets most intense because many people from Athens head out to the islands to party.
Mykonos is famous for its cultured atmosphere and thrilling nightlife, along with its beautiful capital full of traditional Cycladic whitewashed houses and blue domed churches, it's luxury hotels, magnificent sightseeings, and its amazing sandy beaches.
A few miles of the coast of Mykonos is the small islet of Delos. In ancient Greece Delos was one of the most important sanctuaries of Greece. It was said to be the birth place of the Greek gods Apollo and Artemis. While on the islet you can explore the ruins of ancient Greek temples, theatres and houses still standing to this day. Mykonos is surrounded by beautiful sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. The most popular beaches are those located in the southern coast of the island. Some of these fully organized beaches are considered as the best that Greece has to offer.
The main reason for Mykonos wild popularity and high level of tourism is it's world famous night life. The capital Chora also known as the Town is filled with crowded bars and clubs and the famous beach resorts also offer large night clubs and fun beach bars. Its time to party till the break of dawn on Mykonos.
Santorini is a small group of volcanic islands and one of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece. Named after Saint Irene, Santorini was the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in the world leaving behind a submerged volcano and a caldera. Around 1500 BC the volcano of Santorini Island erupted, the explosion was so strong that the centre of the island sank and formed the caldera that that is present today. The eruption could possibly have been the cause of the destruction of the Minoan civilisation of Crete. The volcano's last eruption took place in 1956 and it is still active today.
Perissa, Kamari and the Red Beach are some of Santorini many famous beaches. Perissa and Kamari are beautiful long black sandy beaches, the well know Red beach is made up of black and red volcanic rocks. Santorini's beaches help make it one of the Cyclades most beautiful islands and viewed best from your luxury greek mega yacht.
The villages of Santorini are traditional like most of the villages of the Cyclades, but what makes them so popular is they are amazingly perched on the tops of huge cliffs. They offer incredible views of the volcano, breath taking sunsets and Thirassia one of Santorini's islands. Santorini is home to some of the most exquisite luxury hotels.
Located in the heart of the Cyclades, the island of Paros is another one of Greece's more popular and tourist geared Greek islands making it a must stop on any Greece private yacht charter. The reasons for Paros popularity are quite obvious, offering amazing sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, Traditional Parian villages with beautiful bougainvilleas set against whitewashed houses and narrow paved alleys, blue domed chapels, an exciting nightlife.
Just after Mykonos and Ios, Paros is the third most popular island in terms of night life. There is no shortage of bars and night clubs in the island’s capital, Parikia, and in the fishing village of Naoussa, the centre of Paros nightlife. There are also many get beach bars on the islands more popular beaches where parties and concerts are often being held.
A complex of islands where the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean can be explored, The Ionian Islands make the perfect location for a Greece yacht charter because of the proximity of the islands as well as the unique characteristics of each island.
The Ionian Islands are located on the western side of mainland Greece. Made up of seven main islands Corfu, Kefalonia, Zakynthos, Lefkada, Ithaca, Paxos, and Kythira. They are unique because of their fertile land allowing them to be covered with olive groves, and beautiful clear blue waters. The mixture of different peoples and cultures woven together makes for a picture that is undeniably Greek.
The Ionian Islands have sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and an abundance of plants and flowers, which is why they are sometimes referred to as the “Green Islands.” Water temperatures around the islands stay around 75 °F (24 °C), making the Ionian Sea ideal for swimming, snorkeling, or simply wading in the water.
The lush landscape of Ionian Islands, is said to be the greenest and richest among all of the islands in the region, making just one more reason why you have to make your next vacation a yacht charter to the Ionian Islands in Greece. Seasoned sailors and repeat visitors to the islands swear that the breathtaking view of the local terrain is like something from a dream.
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