The birthplace of western civilisation, the islands of Greece are full of bustling fishing ports and golden beaches ready to explore while you unlock the charm of their intriguing mythologies and welcoming locals.
The cradle of European civilisation, Greece is suffused with history and culture. Once the epicentre of the ancient world, it still contains archaeological sites and treasures dating back to the Classical era, which combined with its natural wonders, ensures a collection of some of the world’s most compelling cruising grounds.
The seven islands run from the base of the Adriatic to the Peloponnese and thanks to their close proximity to Italy, are tinged with a distinct and appealing Venetian flavour. Cyprus trees, firs and olives are kept green by the winter rainfall, while the summer’s blue skies and afternoon breezes enhance some of the best sailing waters in the Mediterranean.
Made up of 39 islands in the Aegean Sea, the Cyclades islands beg to be approached by sea, revealing their charms slowly or in a sudden moment of sheer drama. You could see them all in ten days, but chances are you’ll be tempted to linger longer.
Due to their occupation by the Turks and then the Italians, these islands share a unique architectural heritage of castles, minarets, and Art Deco buildings from the Mussolini era, combined with a beguiling mix of sea, mountain and meadow. The close proximity of the islands make them perfect for island hopping, creating a vacation packed with diversity and adventure.
For a list of yachts available to charter in Greece, please contact your Camper & Nicholsons charter broker.