Charter a superyacht in Greece in 2016 for the complete yachting experience. Read about alluring yachts and exotic itineraries in this spectacular region.
Few countries offer such a complete yachting experience as Greece: intense sunshine, unpopulated sandy beaches on desolate islands and an endless supply of charming islands to explore, Greece has everything the discerning traveller may desire. With many destinations, such as Mykonos, redefining the luxury travelling experience, there has never been a better time to charter a yacht and head to this Mediterranean paradise. We’ve compiled this handy guide on chartering a yacht in Greece, covering cruising itineraries and suitable yachts in the region.
Choosing A Yacht
Choose your yacht carefully. As such an integral feature of your charter experience, your yacht should be chosen after careful consideration and consultation with a professional charter brokerage. Many factors need to be considered, including budget, itinerary distance and destinations, accommodation requirements, additional features, access and many more.
M/Y ZALIV III
A stylish and elegant semi-displacement vessel, ZALIV III is a 50.20m motor yacht that caters for 12 guests in six spacious staterooms. This Mondomarine yacht boasts a lavish interior and offers guests the use of a gym, amongst other amenities. M/Y ZALIV III comes complete with a 5.4m Novurania tender, a 4.3m lomac tender, 2 waverunners, a standing Jetski, a seabob, and an array of other watertoys and inflatables.
Ideal for a first time charter, AQUA LIBRA is a 28m Sunseeker motor yacht. She accommodates eight guests in four well-appointed staterooms and offers extensive deck space for a yacht of her size. With a cruising speed of 20 knots, AQUA LIBRA is the perfect yacht to cruise between exotic Greek islands. She comes complete with a tender, a seabob, waterskis and wakeboards, and a range of inflatables. Exercise enthusiasts will appreciate the onboard gym equipment.
S/Y BARACUDE VALLETTA
For those with a penchant for exploring at an easy pace and getting back to nature, sailing yacht BARACUDA VALLETTA is the way to go. The majestic vessel, which was launched in 2009, spans 50m in length and accommodates 10 guests in five spacious staterooms. The lavish interior offers a contemporary finish, while the yacht’s purple sails perfectly complement the vessel’s stylish exterior.
Planning Your Itinerary
With roughly 6,000 islands to explore, Greece is the perfect location for an adventurous yacht charter this summer. An ideal itinerary, however, will make the most of everything that the country has to offer, giving you a full, satisfying taste of the Greek experience. Here is a suggested itinerary to explore some of the popular destinations, yet your charter experience will come into its own when you undertake your adventure with caprice.
Athens to Attica – Starting from Athens, follow the coastline southwards to the Soúnion bay, part of the Attica Peninsula. This region offers historic buildings, scenic countryside and authentic culture.
Attica to Kea – Next, head to nearby Kea and the famous fishing village of Vourkari. Forget all about your city woes and indulge in local cuisine and culture to your hearts content.
Kea to Tinos – If you sail due east, you can find Tinos and its small Greek towns – perfect for soaking up the local atmosphere.
Explore from Tinos – Next you can visit a series of smaller islands, such as historic Delos, Peros – famous for its nightlife – and Ios, the birthplace of Homer. This can be done in a day or two, depending on how you wish to spend your time.
Ios to Kithos – A short cruise to Kithos will offer a charming port destination. Here, you can relax in historic seaside towns, white sands or just enjoy the warm Mediterranean waters. A perfect, relaxing way to end your trip (or spark inspiration for next summer’s charter)!
To charter the featured yachts, please contact Silver Star Yachting.’