The Aegean Sea: Greece

The Aegean Sea: A Greek Review

Greece- images of Mt Olympus and The Parthenon…Gods and Goddess’ such as Zeus, Poseidon, Hera, and Athena. History- 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, culture, science, mathematics- we spent our childhoods learning of this fascinating region, why not sail there…

The picturesque towns among the 6,000 Greek Isles- of which, only 227 are inhabited- are beckoning to be explored…and the best way to see this region is by boat! Pleasant breezes and dry summers make Greece the perfect destination to charter during the months of April-October

With the Aegean Sea to the east and the Ionian to the west, your choices for charter seem almost endless.

The pricing in Europe is different from the Caribbean. They have it as cost (cost of the boat) + VAT (tax) + APA (operating and provisioning expenses). The cost is the weekly rate for the charter which would be paid through WLMS Charters. The VAT for Greece is 12% and the APA is 20%. The APA covers: fuel, water, food, licenses, alcohol, and any specific items you would like provided to you. Money that is not used for provisioning would be reimbursed to you- or, if you spend additional, they would charge you. This is the industry standard for the region. For more information, please visit: Our FAQ-MED TERMS.

Our Featured Yachts for Greece represent a small sample of what is available, please feel free to us our SEARCH TOOL or visit our more comprehensive list of Greek Yacht Options. As most prices in The Med are in Euros-the pricing provided here is an estimate. Contact us direct for specific quotes and availability- we will convert to Euros at time of booking.

WHERE CAN WE GO?

General Itinerary: (Please note: this is a general itinerary of what you can expect. Your actual itinerary will be dictated by weather conditions at the time of charter along with your group’s preferences) Please only use the following itinerary as a guide for ideas to discuss with your crew.

Day 1: Athens to Poros

31 nautical miles

About three hours aboard a yacht that cruises at 10 knots

About five hours aboard a sailing yacht that cruises at 6 knots

Leave the bustling tourism locations in Athens in your wake as you cruise to Poros, where your charter yacht can dock just steps from town. Wander through the streets with the locals, listen to the Greek music at the open-air restaurants, and peek in the shops before returning to your yacht for dinner overlooking the nightlife scene.

Day 2: Poros to Hydra

13 nautical miles

A little more than one hour aboard a yacht that cruises at 10 knots

About two hours aboard a sailing yacht that cruises at 6 knots

Cruise into Hydra, one of the pret- tiest ports in Greece. No cars are allowed, so boats, mules, and feet are the primary sources of trans- portation. The quiet and solitude are mesmerizing, as are the color- ful homes that climb up the moun- tainsides surrounding the port.

Day 3: Hydra To Spetses

21 nautical miles

About two hours aboard a yacht that cruises at 10 knots

About three and a half hours aboard a sailing yacht that cruises at 6 knots

As with Hydra, cars are not allowed on Spetses, so your choices for exploration include horse-drawn carriages, walking, or mopeds. Narrow, stone-paved alleyways will en- chant you in every direction, as will homes that date to neoclassical times.

Day 4: Spetses to Astros

18 nautical

Less than two hours aboard a yacht that cruises at 10 knots

About three hours aboard a sailing yacht that cruises at 6 knots

A castle built on the remains of a Venetian fortress overlooks this port, which is so charming that it’s a favorite getaway spot for Athens residents. The bay is also a favorite among  boaters who want to relax at anchor and enjoy a swim off the aft deck.

Day 5: Astros to Leonidio

15 nautical miles

One and a half hours aboard a yacht that cruises at 10 knots

About two and a half hours aboard a sailing yacht that cruises at 6 knots

Leonidio projects a powerful ambience of wealth. The local homes include mansions, and historic architecture has been preserved as a local treasure. The cliff sides are absolutely majestic.

Day 6: Leonidio to Aegina

50 nautical miles

About five hours aboard a yacht that cruises at 10 knots

About eight hours aboard a sailing yacht that cruises at 6 knots

Enjoy scenic cruising as your charter yacht begins its course back towards Athens, first stopping at the island of Aegina. The Temple of Aphaia is here, dating back to 490 B.C. It is incredibly well preserved and almost always devoid of the crowds that wait in line to see similar temples on the mainland.

Day 7: Aegina to Athens

13 nautical miles

A little more than an hour aboard a yacht that cruises at 10 knots

About two hours aboard a sailing yacht that cruises at 6 knots

Spend most of your day at anchor in Aegina, enjoying the local beaches, warm waters, and summer sunshine. Swim and snorkel using your charter yacht’s gear, and then have a late, leisurely lunch in a place that feels far from civilization.

Day 8: Athens

0 nautical miles

Spend your final morning enjoying a shore tour in Athens before heading to the city’s international airport, or to your local hotel. If you prefer, sleep late aboard your charter yacht and enjoy an onboard pre-flight brunch.

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