From rustic villages, white houses trimmed and roofed in bright blue clinging to sheer cliffs, and islands covered in olive groves and ancient ruins; from sophisticated resorts where the highest standards of food and wine are served to traditional tavernas where the Ouzo and Retsina flow; from Corfu in the northern Ionian to Santorini in the southern Cyclades and Symi in the western Dodecanese, there are so many reasons to visit the islands by luxury charter yacht.
For an incredible fifty centuries, the Greek islands have been the crossroads between North Africa, Asia Minor and Europe. Greece is home to more than 100 absolutely spectacular archaeological sites. From the major sites such as the sacred ruins of Delos to the quieter, sometimes overgrown, remains spread across most of the islands, you will get the chance to step back in time when you step ashore from your luxury charter yacht.
But Greece is not just about history it is probably better known as a holiday destination for its deep blue seas and the beautiful beaches that line the coasts of these stunning islands. We've all seen the photos: the aqua blue-green waters gently lapping golden sand or impressive volcanic rock formations. With the eleventh longest coastline in the world there are countless superb, gorgeous beaches for your luxury yacht to anchor off.
As your luxury charter yacht takes you on your island hopping adventure you will discover that each island has it's own unique cuisine including distinctive local cheeses, wild greens and honey. And of course there is the freshest seafood everywhere. On many islands, you'll encounter the Italian heritage of pasta with a Greek influence, like rich sauces with mussels steamed in ouzo. On others, the Ottoman legacy can be seen in the spiced sweets and pastries.
Whether you are young in age or young in heart Greece is fun wherever you go; from pumped-up party music to chilled-out relaxation at a luxury hotel pool bar there are many faces to the Greek nightlife. Enjoy cocktails in retro bars overlooking charming harbours and stunning sunsets or join the locals at a village square taking part in traditional dances. The choices are endless and on your luxury charter yacht you have the chance to enjoy many of them.
The Greek islands enjoy a warm and sunny Mediterranean climate. Everywhere the summers are hot and dry with brilliant "wall-to-wall" blue clear skies. With long summer sunshine hours and very little rainfall this is the perfect climate for a successful luxury yacht charter, and there is still limited availability on a few select yachts for this summer.
STAR LINK is a fantastic 2008 Falcon (90ft) that presents in great condition having undergone a major refit in 2019/2020. Aboard her spacious decks, you’ll find plenty of areas for peace and relaxation while her hard top bimini provides shade from the warm Greek sunshine.
Below decks she has 4 beautifully appointed and spacious cabins (1 queen, 1 double and 2 twin) for up to 8 guests and her interior is naturally bright with wide windows and contemporary design.
STAR LINK has a large bathing platform and an extensive selection of water toys, including 2 jet skis and a seabob, for active fun - perfect for enjoying all that the Greek Islands offer! STAR LINK also accommodates up to 5 crew onboard ensuring all of your needs are catered for and you have a relaxed enjoyable charter experience.
STAR LINK is available from July 22 to 29 with an itinerary that starts and finishes in Athens.*
A superb example of a Fountaine Pajot catamaran, AETHER is a 67ft (20.46m) luxury charter yacht with a fantastic flybridge providing seating and table for dining alfresco and socializing, AETHER (ex-NUMBER ONE) also has a spacious aft deck for meals and relaxing, and a vast foredeck with sunpads and a refreshing jacuzzi.
The wide 10m beam of this sensational catamaran means AETHER offers her guests plenty of entertaining space to spread out, with the aft deck flowing into the saloon with lounge and second galley to supplement the main galley downstairs, where gourmet meals are prepared to your delectation.
Below decks, there is generous accommodation for eight guests in complete comfort in four large cabins, including a master stateroom with private ensuite and stairs to access the aft deck, with windows for light, air and water views.
Modern and chic, décor is modern beach house style, ideal for families and large groups to unwind an enjoy cruising the Greek Islands in complete tranquility.
AETHER has the following availability*:
June 22 - 29 | Lavrion - Lavrion | (offering15% discount)
July 21 - 26 | Mykonos - Lavrion |
Aug 9 - 16 | Athens / Kefalonia - Kefalonia |
Aug 25 - Sept 1 | Kefalonia to Lavrion | (offering 15% discount)
This brilliant 67ft (20.42m) Fontaine Pajot sailing catamaran is new to the charter market in 2020 and offers charter guests a spacious, feature-filled platform for exploring the Greek Islands in total luxury.
The expansive flybridge comprises seating, bar and lounge area, with a bimini for sun protection. The foredeck has a marvellous social area with sunken seating, sunpads and jacuzzi, plus twin trampolines for guests to recline, relax and experience the pleasures of cruising under sail. The massive aft cockpit with table and seating is designed for socialising and alfresco dining.
Below decks, ALOIA offers guests four extremely comfortable cabins for up to eight . The master suite is on the starboard side and comprises a king bed, lounge area and generous ensuite. The three queen bed cabins all have private ensuites, windows for sea breezes and views, as well as plenty of storage.
ALOIA is available from July 11 to 18 with an itinerary that starts and finishes in Athens.*
This 19.35m (65ft) luxury sailing catamaran WORLD’S END is a spacious performance multihull with plenty of room for up to 10 charter guests in five cabins: master with king sized double bed, three guest cabins with queen sized double beds, and one guest cabin with twin beds, and all are ensuite cabins with their own audio and visual entertainment systems.
With welcoming and extraordinarily spacious interiors, WORLD'S END features panoramic views from the saloon, dining room and gourmet galley, which is adjacent to the seating and dining area so charter guests can experience the agility and skills of the Chef's preparation.
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.
WORLD'S END has the following availability:*
July 17 - 29 | Mykonos - Mykonos |
August 7 - 13 | Mykonos - Athens | (offering 15% discount)
BOOM is a 55ft (16.9m) Lagoon catamaran that is spacious, stable and very seaworthy with a shallow draft of just 1.5m, meaning she can access many remote anchorages and secluded beaches away from the regular tourist hot spots.
From the hydraulic swim platform and large aft deck, with table, seating and daybed, BOOM is perfectly set up for leisurely living. The flybridge too has lounges and sunpads, with unobstructed views from every aspect, while the expansive foredeck has two trampolines, sunpads and seating which the perfect spot for unwinding and soaking up the sunshine during your charter.
Below decks, the five cabins include four doubles and one twin, each with its own ensuite. The massive master cabin has its own private access to the aft deck, as well as plenty of storage, robes and windows for optimal views and sea breezes.
BOOM has availability from July 1 - 8 with an itinerary that starts and finishes in Lefkas in the Ionian.*
A spacious, elegant 49ft (15m) catamaran, PI 2 is a Fountaine Pajot Saba 50 which was launched and entered the charter market in 2019. With her streamlined profile PI 2 turns heads wherever she goes.
Charter guests can relax in complete luxury and serenity on her various leisure spaces, including a large aft deck with dining table, banquette seating and lounge, foredeck with sunpads and sunken table and seating, or on the flybridge sundeck, which is perfect for sunbathing, dining alfresco with sunshade protection, or savouring cocktails as the sun sets over the horizon.
Each of the five queen-size cabins below deck boasts ample ceiling height, windows/hatches and a private ensuite. Light and bright, the accommodation onboard PI 2 is a tranquil retreat, cool and well appointed for her fortunate charter guests.
PI 2 has the following availability*:
July 7 - 14 | Paros to Mykonos
August 20 - 27 | Mykonos to Athens
SEA ENERGY V is a sensational Fountaine Pajot Saba 50, which at 50ft (15m) is a brilliant charter yacht with sophisticated styling and outstanding performance.
For guests’ total relaxation, there are several outdoor spaces, including the large aft deck for meals and enjoying easy access to the water from the stairs each side. The foredeck is remarkable for its seating and sunpads. and the flybridge boasts a generous lounge deck with additional seating and great views.
SEA ENERGY V provides 10 charter guests with five Queen size cabins, each with private ensuite, ample storage, windows and wi-fi. Styling is chic and indulgent, with crisp linens and neutral tones.
SEA ENERGY V has the following availability:*
July 2 - 13th | Athens - Athens
August 2 - 27 | Mykonos - Athens
Greece is a country spread over hundreds of islands. Some of them are celebrated for their natural beauty and beaches, while others have a pumped-up party scene or strong cultural traditions. Whatever you interests you can easily spend many weeks island hopping on your luxury charter catamaran. Why not do the Ionian this year and the Cyclades next. What's not to love about Greece.
For further details about cruising the Greek Islands
For information about these and other sensational luxury yachts available for charter in the Greek Islands please contact the Mediterranean luxury charter yacht specialists at Luxury Charter Group.
* Special Conditions may apply
* Subject to availability at time of booking