Greece Luxury Yachting Guide

From the historic heart of Athens to the breathtaking beauty of the Islands, Greece is undeniably one of the world’s true yachting paradises. Offering travellers the luxuries of modern Europe alongside the stark beauty of the ancient world, Greece is as undemanding as it is captivating.

Greece occupies a glittering sun-soaked stretch in southeast Europe, consisting of a strikingly-compelling mainland surrounded by clusters of islands that shimmer along its shoreline and across to the Turkish coast. Home to divine Mediterranean cuisine, sparkling cobalt waters and an energetic atmosphere, Greece holds the key to an entire world of unrefined treasures and simple sophistication.

Blessed with a climate of delightfully predictable winds and superb visual navigation, there is no doubt Greece is a truly magnificent yachting destination. With hundreds of tiny, untouched islands sprinkled between the better-known holiday oases, sailing Greece radiates a deep sense of freedom and discovery. For on-shore exploration, there is no greater archaeological site than the ancient landscape of Greece. The ground under foot may have altered to become a charismatic fusion of luxury hotels and rustic tavernas, but the original Grecian charm remains.

Athens
As a port destination, Athens is not to be missed, boasting such celebrated ancient wonders as the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Plaka, the old quarter of the town, is a tempting taste of the Greece of old, boldly boasting bustling markets and antiquated tavernas hidden down winding alleys. The city’s cosmopolitan shape shines brightest in the chic Kolonaki, home to designer boutiques, elegant eateries and gorgeous hotels. Filled with a palpable frenetic energy, Athens can be found buzzing at any time of day.

Apollo Coast
Sailing east from Athens brings the exclusive resort-stretch of the Apollo Coast, flecked with the luxurious hideaways of Glifada and Vouliagmeni. A haven of impressive marinas, neat beaches, first-class restaurants and popular night-spots, the Coast sweeps all the way along to the towering promontory of Cape Sounio, home to the fascinating ruins of the Temple of Poseidon.

Katakolon
Also on the mainland, and overlooking the Ionian Sea, is the delightful seaside town of Katakolon, the gateway to the dramatic Olympia. One of the greatest pleasures in visiting Greece is this captivating Sanctuary with its athletic quadrangles, stadium relics and atmospheric temples.

Greek Islands
A world away from the bustling streets of the mainland sit the Greek Islands, the undeniable diamonds of the yachting world. Lying in an irresistible blend of Aegean, Ionian and Mediterranean seas are the much-loved Ionian, Aegean, and Saronic Islands. Crete, the largest island, stands proudly alone in the south.

The island cruising grounds are vibrant and varied, with the exquisite daintiness of the Ionian Islands to the west, and the striking beauty of the Saronics, the chic charisma of the Cyclades and the cultured charm of the Sporades and Dodecanese to the east.

Each of Greece’s 1400 islands is resplendent in its own unique beauty. There are those that welcome visitors to their shores with serene beaches and luxury hideaways, and those that offer hedonistic party experiences. There are those that hide an unbelievable medley of historical monuments, and those that shine with endless activities and exotic wildlife.

Greece Area Information

Currencies:
  • Greece Euro (EUR)
Timezone:
  • America/Guatemala(GMT-06:00) Central America-6