Category: East Mediterranean

Embrace the Beauty and Enchantment of the Ionian Islands

Just off the west coast of the Greek mainland, the Ionian islands are a popular Mediterranean yacht charter destination. Known as “The Seven Islands,” the area also includes several islets around the larger islands that are perfect for exploring on side trips. The climate in the Ionian islands during the summer and early fall remains relatively similar to the other Greek islands with highs of 70’s and 80’s during the day and lows in the mid-50’s and 60’s at night. And because the Meltemi winds are affecting the Cyclades and Saronic islands during the peak of summer, you’ll find much calmer breezes carrying you through the Mediterranean Sea. Of all the Greek islands, the Ionians have some of the most stunning natural wonders in Greece in the form of sea caves, mountains, and some of the most highly regarded beaches in the world. Along with the scenery, you can expect to enjoy many archaeological sites and ruins, castles and fortresses, and charming seaside villages with waterfront tavernas. So too will you find more of a French, British, and Venetian influence among these islands, especially at your base of operations, Corfu. It’s a fascinating place well worth exploring by yacht charter.

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From Beaches to Castles on a Dodecanese Yacht Charter Itinerary

Choosing a Dodecanese yacht charter offers a wide variety of experiences and attractions, from visiting the ruins of an abandoned village to exploring the craters of a volcano to relaxing on a secluded beach in the sun. The pleasant, Mediterranean climate makes it ideal for chartering a yacht, and the best times to visit range from late spring to early fall.

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Explore Paradise With Our Cyclades Islands Yacht Charter Itinerary

While weather in the Greek Islands stays relatively temperate year round, prime sailing dates for a Cyclades Islands yacht charter are between May and September. However, July and August also bring the Meltemi winds, which can create rougher surf, making it more challenging to navigate some greek yacht charter itineraries. An alternate itinerary when conditions aren’t favorable in the Cyclades could take you to the Saronic Islands.

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Experience Greek Antiquity on a Saronic Islands Charter Yacht Trip

Embrace the slow pace of island-living on a chartered Saronic Islands yacht trip. From May to September, sailing boat itineraries to this destination start and end in Athens—allowing you to take in the ancient Grecian city at your own pace. However, if a motor boat is your preference, a visit during July and August is recommended, when the Meltemi winds are at their strongest. However, if in fact, the winds are not blowing strong, a trip to the Cyclades may be more agreeable.

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Croatian Yacht Charters: Experience the Dalmatian Coast

Croatian yacht charters provide a breath-taking way to see one of Europe’s premier seaside vacation destinations. Full of sprawling medieval cities and charming fishing towns, itineraries to the Dalmatian Coast begin in the south, making their way north along the coastline, and among the region’s many scattered islands. While still relatively under the radar, charters to Croatia book up quickly—as the Mediterranean enjoys a shorter sailing season. To get the most out of your trip, aim to book for a May-September departure date when weather conditions are the most pleasant for sailing.

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