Quick Guide: Yacht Charter Vacation Greece

Greece

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Have you been considering a Greece yacht charter?

Greece Basics

The Greek Isles can be daunting to plan. Why, you ask? There are over 6,000 islands in total, each with their own personality, style, food, climate, etc… making it nearly impossible to figure it out. Some larger some smaller; some more rural, some bustling and many uninhabited. Some are known for romantic infinity pools and others for amazing night life and others deserted.

The islands are divided into 6 main island groups in addition to the large Island of Crete. It’s best to plan within a group rather than between. Even this choice though can be overwhelming. It’s not as easy as the term “island hopping” makes it sound!

Popular Greece Destinations

Windmill in Greece

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The area of The Cyclades are probably the most popular destination for first timers. This is where Mykonos and Santorini are located. You will find quite a mix of everything, making it great for your first trip.  There are charming small towns, romantic beaches and pools, windmills, and exciting nightlife.

The Ionian Islands are extremely picturesque.  Here you can explore Corfu, a UNESCO world heritage site, as well as amazing crystal clear blue water, caves, cliffs and a lot to explore.

Crete is a large island where you can explore ruins or sandy beaches but beware there are a lot of touristy spots.

The Sporades are also a popular sailing location. These islands are mostly uninhabited but feature lots of beautiful green trees and golden sand beaches.

Here is a Travel & Leisure in depth article with a lot of detail about the Greek Isles: where to go, what to expect, what to do once you get there, etc.

How to decide?

The biggest key to a successful Greece yacht charter is to ask a lot of questions up front and trust your team: us, your captain and crew!  When you charter a yacht with ADDISON Yacht Charters, we will work with you extensively to put you into the right yacht with the right crew for what you’re looking for. The crew is a critical part of any trip, but particularly one in Greece. Their experience not just with the local language, but with the wind, often tricky docking situations, personality of the locations, etc. Then all that’s left to do is sit back and enjoy!

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