Dotting the idyllic Mediterranean, the Greek Islands are the perfect destination for a luxury yacht charter. Wide-beamed and wonderful, catamarans are a fantastic choice to explore this breathtaking region. There is still limited availability on a few select catamarans this summer. But don't delay ... talk to us today to have the vacation of a lifetime!
Greece has been rhapsodized by poets, artists, academics and mystics over the millennia. There are almost 6,000 islands, each with its own character and features – cuisine, customs, historic ruins and a vibrant, alluring contemporary culture that enchants and entices. The perfect way to explore these islands, many of which are only accessible by sea, is onboard a luxury charter catamaran allowing you to sample this fantastic diversity.
Here are some of our, and our charter guests, favourite islands to visit:
Mykonos, Greece's most glamorous and popular island, is a whitewashed paradise in the heart of the Cyclades. Despite its popularity, there is a simple, traditional side to life here and there is ample diversity to experience. Whether you are looking for night life, celebrity spotting and entertainment, or wishing to explore the island's history and traditions, Mykonos surpasses expectations.
Great poets have sung its praises for centuries. There are not many places in the world where you can enjoy exquisitely clear waters while perched on the rim of a massive active volcano in the middle of the sea! Its iconic whitewashed cubiform houses clinging to the multicoloured cliffs and blue domed churches mirroring the blueness of the sea are synonymous with Greece itself. It is easy to see why Santorini features on so many travellers' bucket list!
Ithaca offers an enchanting, laidback charm. With very little tourist development and a slower pace of life the island boasts ancient ruins, tiny harbours, lush greenery and a rugged coast fringed in turquoise waters. There are some great hiking trails as well as stunning and secluded coves that make perfect anchorages. Ithaca is, of course, the mythical home of Homer's Odysseus which certainly adds to the romance of this somewhat sleepy but very special island.
Hydra, built in the shape of an amphitheatre on a slope overlooking the sea, is one of the most romantic destinations in Greece. Traditional stone mansions, narrow cobble-stoned streets, secluded squares and an absence of cars, replaced by more than 500 donkeys, are why Hydra has managed to preserve its distinctive atmosphere.
While approaching the port of Symi, one has the overwhelming feeling of entering a perfectly painted image of a scenic traditional village. The colourful houses climb up into the slopes of the surrounding hills. It is a town of cobbled courtyards, pebbled mosaics and trailing bougainvillea flowers. The beauty of Symi is unique and the rich mythological history captivating.
Poros is known for its lush pine trees, crystal clear waters and sandy beaches, a lively waterfront adorned with shops, cosy cafes and restaurants, a picturesque capital with grand traditional mansions and picturesque cobbled streets. It's also home to a wide selection of entertainment venues, making Poros a cosmopolitan, interesting island that suits charter yacht guests of all ages and inclinations.
Both power and sailing catamarans are perfectly suited to a Greek Island charter - where sea breezes, sunshine and the attributes of “space, grace and pace” mean the most sublime vacation experience for charter guests. They have major advantages over similar-sized monohulls as they have a wide beam (width) which creates a massive central platform for dining and entertaining, versatile social areas at the bow and transom, and two hulls for abundant and private cabin space.
They also boast a shallower draft so they can explore remote inlets and moor close to the beach, meaning you can head where other charter vessels dare not!
Whether you're seeking a power or sailing catamaran, Luxury Charter Group can offer you a range of yachts, and help tailor an itinerary to create memories for a lifetime. Here's a selection of popular crewed catamarans in Greece
JUST MARIE 2
JUST MARIE 2 (23.8m) is a wonderful Seventy 8 Lagoon motor yacht that accommodate 6 guests in in 3 en-suite cabins. This yacht's wide 36ft beam provides plenty of space for guests. For those who want to soak up some sun, the foredeck is a great option. What an awesome space! Guests can also lie back and enjoy the shaded sundeck in the afternoon. The aft deck of the yacht features her second outdoor space that is capable of serving as a formal dining area. An upper deck offers you the chance to enjoy drinks, dinner and a panoramic views of the breathtaking scenery.
Availability: June 20 - July 2; all of August; Sep 01 -09 *
New in 2021, 69ft (21.3m) luxury charter yacht ALTEYA is a superb Sunreef 70 power catamaran with vast deck space and exceptional room over her two hulls, catering for up to eight charter guests in absolute comfort. ALTEYA’S massive beam of 37ft (11.35m) creates large social spaces throughout the vessel, including a brilliant bow terrace ideal for socialising and sunbathing. Up a level, this luxury charter yacht’s unique flybridge offers an unrivalled level of comfort with bar, grill, a dining area and oversized sunpads.
Availability: May 28 - June 3; June 28 - July 23; all of August; Sept 1 - Sept 7; after Sept 15 *
Brand new in 2022, luxury charter yacht DAIQUIRI is an elegant and lavishly-appointed 67ft (20.55m) Lagoon catamaran with all the amenities on board to cater to 10 guests. Her expansive foredeck with lounge area, sunpads and twin trampolines is ideal for socialising and relaxing under the Mediterranean sunshine while cruising under sail. The aft deck provides a large undercover dining space, bar and grill, as well as a daybed and lounge seating. Stairs lead to the flybridge which boasts plenty of space for guests to dine alfresco and sunbathe.
Availability: May 5 - July 29; after Aug 5 *
GALUX ONE, a 2020 Lagoon 630, is an impressive 63ft (19.5m) catamaran with exceptional facilities for entertaining and leisure, and five double cabins for up to 10 charter guests. GALUX ONE boasts three different outer deck areas for guests to socialise and completely relax, soaking up the Mediterranean sunshine. There’s the expansive foredeck with sunpads and trampolines, a flybridge with lounge seating and dining table, and the incredible cockpit with its lounge seating, table, barbecue and daybed.
Availability: prior to June 11; July 8 - July 17; July 29 - Aug 9; Aug 18 - Sept 15; after Sept 24 *
Sailing yacht, SANTORINI is an elegant 2020 Lagoon 62 catamaran with accommodation for up to 10 charter guests. At 62ft (18.9m), luxury charter yacht SANTORINI is blessed with ample deck space for guests to sunbathe, socialise and dine in style. Her flybridge has seating, table, several sunpads and a lounge undercover for meals alfresco and entertaining. The aft deck with its dining table, chairs, barbecue and day bed is the ideal set up for meals and relaxing.
Availability: June 31 - July 16; Aug 1 - Aug 29 *
ASTORIA is an elegant 2021 Fountaine Pajot Samana 59 flybridge sailing catamaran. She is 61ft (18.87m) in length and has an expansive beam of 31ft (9.46m), creating generous living and entertaining spaces onboard, ideal for up to 10 charter guests. ASTORIA boasts a large aft cockpit with dining setting, lounges and an inviting daybed. Then there’s the wonderful foredeck space with sunken lounge seating and dual trampolines, and above, the flybridge deck with undercover dining, lounges, bar and grill, and sunpads for soaking up the glorious Mediterranean sunshine.
Availability: May 9 - June 10; July 21 - July 28; Aug 6 - Sept 2; after Sep 19 *
Sailing yacht NAMASTE is the latest model 61ft (18.87m) Fountaine Pajot Samana 59 catamaran which offers charter guests incomparable space over two levels and luxurious amenities, suited to groups of up to eight guests. NAMASTE boasts the largest flybridge in her category, 30-square-metres of usable leisure space with seating, table, lounges, sunpads, bar and grill, plus hard top sun protection and full teak deck. The spacious aft deck is ideal for meals alfresco. In addition, there’s an expansive foredeck with sunken lounge seating, sunpads and trampolines for soaking up the sun while under sail or at anchor.
Availability: May 6 - May 23; July 24 - Aug 25 *
For further details about the Greek Islands and the luxury catamarans available for charter here please contact the Mediterranean specialists at Luxury Charter Group.
* Special Conditions may apply
* Subject to availability at time of booking
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