For centuries Greece has been identified with the sea and sailing. It's islands have been rhapsodised by poets, artists, academics and mystics over the millennia. Each island has its own distinct personality and features, including cuisine, customs, historic ruins, and a vibrant, contemporary culture that enchants and entices visitors.
Greece consists of five very separate cruising areas: The Cyclades, the Ionian, the Saronic Gulf & Peloponnese, the Dodecanese and the Sporades. And everywhere places of extreme beauty, hundreds of islands, beautiful sandy beaches, traditional harbours and small ports. Every place is uniquely different from the other.
The Cyclades are the picture-perfect postcard capital of Greece while the Ionian Islands in the West are tranquil and verdant providing a pleasing mix of traditional harbours and beautiful beaches. The Saronic Gulf, closer to Athens, offers picturesque, well-protected anchorages with short sailing distances while further afield and running down the coastline of Turkey the Dodecanese abounds in history and tradition. Largely off the beaten track the Sporades in the north east has an amazing natural beauty.
Onboard a luxury charter catamaran, you'll be able to enjoy the great diversity on offer, exploring islands, many of which are only accessible by water.
Both power and sailing catamarans are perfectly suited to a Greek Island charter. 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.
Whether you're looking for a power or sailing catamaran, Luxury Charter Group can offer you a range of yachts and personalise your itinerary in whichever part of Greece you choose. Here's a selection of popular crewed catamarans and their availability this summer.
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: May 5 - 18; June 20 - 24; July 31 - Sept 9; Sep 26 - Oct 31 *
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 - June 19; July 6 - 13; July 22 - 29; from Aug 15 onwards *
An impressive Fountaine Pajot Power 67, the flagship of the brand’s range, CHRISTAL MIO, 20.42m (67'), boasts luxury, space, elegance and the capacity for long-distance cruising as well as thrilling performance and pace with all the amenities of a floating five-star hotel. CHRISTAL MIO has brilliant accommodation for up to 10 guests in five generously-sized cabins, each with large windows and private ensuite.
Availability: May 6 - May 13; July 7 - 14; July 31 - Aug 7; Aug 17 - 24; Sept 10 - 15; from Oct 2 onwards *
The 67ft (20.42m) Fountaine Pajot catamaran, SERENISSIMA is an impressive luxury charter yacht with brilliant amenities for up to 10 charter guests. SERENISSIMA’S expansive flybridge has a large “ocean terrace” with seating, tables and sunpads, plus there’s a lounge area on the foredeck with dual trampolines and sunken seating. The spacious aft cockpit is the perfect area for socialising and alfresco dining, with its banquette seating, large table and day bed for relaxing.
Availability: April 30 - May 29; July 9 - 16 (unique opportunity to cruise from Mykonos to Ios); Sept 6 - 13; Sept 26 - Oct 31 *
Brand new to charter in 2022, ALEXANDRA II is a sensational 67ft (20.42m) Fountaine Pajot sailing catamaran with all the amenities and lifestyle features for up to eight charter guests to enjoy. The deck spaces aboard KIMATA are exceptional, and include an expansive flybridge with undercover dining, lounge and barbecue, while the spacious aft deck is the ideal place for guests to spread out, socialise, dine alfresco or simple recline and enjoy the sea breezes.
Please note: Photos are of a sistership
Availability: April 30 - May 18; June 26 - July 9; Aug 16 - 31; Sept 17 - 30; Oct 9 - 31*
WORLD'S END is a spacious 19.35m (65ft) performance multihull with plenty of room for up to 10 charter guests in five cabins. For entertaining, the aft deck of sailing catamaran WORLD'S END is ideal for alfresco dining, while the foredeck is set up for sunbathing and enjoying cruising under sail. The upper deck is the prime position for cocktails at sunset or a breakfast feast to start your day with views to the horizon.
Availability: until May 2; May 8 - 12; June 9 - 16 (Zakynthos to Zakynthos); Aug 16 - Sept 4; Sept 23 - Nov 30 *
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: until May 26; July 1 - 8; July 25 - Aug 30; Sept 8 - 15; Oct 2 - Nov 30 *
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: until April 26; May 6 - 23; Aug 1 - 25; Sept 27 - Nov 30 *
Luxury sailing yacht LUCKY CLOVER is a 52ft (15.8m) catamaran charter yacht, built by CNB Bordeaux abounding in all the quality features for her discerning 12 charter guests. The ideal platform for a Mediterranean charter vacation, LUCKY CLOVER has wide walkaround deck, multiple spaces for socialising and relaxing, as well as a shallow draft to enable access to remote anchorages and deserted beaches.
Availability: until May 1; May 10 - June 2; Aug 18 - Sept 2; Sept 11 - 16; Oct 3 - 9; Oct 18 - Nov 30 *
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