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Greece's Maritime Excellence: MEDYS 2024 Yacht Show

by Lindsey Chirichiello | Yacht Charter Broker on Jun 03, 2024

Greece's Maritime Excellence: MEDYS 2024 Yacht Show

Attending the MEDYS 2024 Greek Yacht Show in Nafplio was truly enchanting, reigniting my passion for the yachting world. From April 27th to May 2nd, the MEDYS showcased a dazzling array of maritime opulence, featuring some of the world's most exquisite yachts. Nafplio's picturesque charm, steeped in history and surrounded by crystal-clear waters, provided a splendid backdrop for this prestigious event.


The MEDYS is not just the largest luxury crewed yacht charter show in the world. Organised by the Greek Yachting Association, the MEDYS is also one of the most influential events in the yachting world offering unparalleled insights and opportunities.

As a broker, having the chance to witness these magnificent vessels personally was invaluable. It deepened my understanding of their unique features and unmatched luxury, enabling me to expertly match my clients with their dream charters.

Beyond the yachts themselves, being at the show allowed me to immerse myself in the exceptional hospitality and professionalism of the Greek yachting community. From the moment I arrived, I was greeted with warmth and smiles. Everywhere I ventured, I found myself pulled into delightful conversations with like-minded enthusiasts who share a passion for travel and the sea. With the stunning views and seemingly endless sunsets painting the marina, I felt transported to the pages of a luxury travel magazine.


It is worth noting that yachts measuring 24 meters and above in length have the right to participate in the exhibition, making the MEDYS the only sector event of similar scope in Greece that is exclusively addressed to the upper segment of luxury yachting.

The real gem, however, was not just the impeccably crafted yachts but the polished and inviting crews on board. Their extensive knowledge of the region, cultivated through years of devoting their professional careers to navigating these waters, was truly impressive. Many, even native Greeks, expressed Greece as their top choice for chartering without hesitation when given the opportunity to choose any worldwide destination. They went on to regale me with stories from each island they charter, and their passion for these islands and what they do shined exponentially, illuminating Greece's beauty in a profound way.


Indulge in an unforgettable charter experience aboard O'PARI, with an attentive crew of 29 yachting professionals.

The MEDYS 2024 Greek Yacht Show also offered a valuable opportunity to connect with industry peers, exchange insights, and revel in our shared enthusiasm for creating unforgettable experiences for our clients. Such events are crucial for staying informed about the latest trends and advancements, ensuring I can offer my clients the pinnacle of luxury yacht charters based on firsthand experience. It was an honor to be enveloped in the dynamic and innovative spirit of the yachting world.

Now, let me share my top five standout yachts from this year's MEDYS.



Elegance personified, M/Y BARENTS is a 164’ Benetti masterpiece, exquisitely refit in 2021 with an Art Deco touch by the renowned Stefano Natucci. Marble accents, stylish furnishings, and abundant natural light define her interior, complemented by a dedicated 11-member crew ready to provide an indulgent experience.

Cruising the Mediterranean, guests can relish alfresco dining on spacious decks or unwind on the sundeck with a Jacuzzi and wet bar, offering panoramic sea views. BARENTS is perfect for those seeking unparalleled luxury, boasting a Beach Club, gym, and an impressive collection of water toys, including 9 sea bobs.


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A 73-meter marvel, M/Y LADY VERA seamlessly blends luxury with style. Her modern design and elegant interiors provide a serene environment for up to 12 guests in 6 spacious staterooms, offering breathtaking sea views and modern elegance.

Expansive outdoor spaces, including a sun deck with a jacuzzi, set the gold standard for super yachts. Equipped with the latest amenities and water toys, LADY VERA ensures a dynamic and enjoyable experience. Captain Dimitris Doxas and his crew promise an unforgettable and lavish voyage.



Step aboard M/Y FLORI, a 36-meter Sanlorenzo SD96, and enter a world of luxury and style. Designed by Zuccon International Project and Studio Patricia Urquiola, she offers a perfect blend of modern chic and timeless beauty.

FLORI's four cozy guest cabins and extensive water toy collection promise an unforgettable yachting experience. With superb design, luxurious amenities, and attentive crew, FLORI is your ticket to creating lasting memories in the Mediterranean.



Meet SERENITY, a gorgeous yacht crafted by Moonen Yachts, defined by chic interiors and a serene atmosphere. With living areas across four decks and a sunroof, BBQ, and Jacuzzi on the sundeck, she promises an unforgettable charter experience.

Luxurious staterooms and advanced amenities ensure comfort, while water toys and attentive crew enhance the journey. Captain and crew deliver an unforgettable charter experience, making SERENITY a top choice for discerning travelers.



Crafted by Golden Yachts, M/Y VERTIGO is a floating paradise, hosting up to 12 guests in 7 luxurious staterooms. With sumptuous interiors and the largest sundeck in her class, she offers unparalleled comfort and entertainment options.

Cruising at 15 knots with zero-speed stabilizers, VERTIGO promises a smooth and delightful journey. Her dedicated crew, led by an exceptional Captain, ensures a tailored and unforgettable charter experience. Adventure awaits with her extensive water toy collection, making her ideal for families and groups seeking a blissful time on the water.


As is tradition, the end of Day 5 saw all attending yachts of the MEDYS sounding their horns at the same time. A tradition that bids farewell to the Show, the closing ceremony was a proud and poignant moment for all.

With such an impressive array of yachts on display, I am excited to help my clients embark on their next nautical adventure, turning their dreams of luxury and exploration into reality. Contact us today to learn more about elevating your holiday experience. Here’s to another year of breathtaking voyages and unmatched elegance on the seas!