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Embark on a Voyage to Greece’s Unspoiled Paradise

Home to over 6,000 shimmering islands and islets dotting the Aegean and Ionian Seas, Greece is a sailor’s dream. With only 170 of these jewels inhabited and more than 15 international airports to choose from, the promise of adventure might seem a tad overwhelming. Fear not! At Myst Yacht Charters, we’ve scoured the seas and picked the most dazzling destinations just for you.

Craving tranquility? Sail to the serene Saronic Islands or the mesmerizing Northern Aegean aboard a Greek catamaran charter. Let the charming fishing villages of Aegina tempt your palate with delectable seafood and indulge in the iconic ouzo at Lesvos.

For the nightlife lovers, the pulsating beats of the Cyclades beckon. Groove till dawn in Mykonos and Ios, and as day breaks, find yourself amidst Santorini’s awe-inspiring vistas and its legendary sunsets.

Historians and myth lovers, Delos awaits. Discover the tales of Zeus and wander the vast landscapes of Greece’s largest island. Beach bums, find your haven in the sun-kissed Dodecanese Islands. Relish the natural thermal baths at Agios Fokas beach or laze around on Kos. Nature enthusiasts, the verdant Sporades with islands like Skiathos and Skopelos will enchant you with their green canopies.

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Fast Facts About Greece

  • Cradle of Democracy: Greece, and especially Athens, is often referred to as the birthplace of democracy. The ancient Athenians introduced a system where citizens could vote directly on legislation and executive bills.
  • Philosophical Legacy: Greece is the homeland of renowned philosophers like Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Their thoughts and teachings laid the foundation for Western philosophy and sciences.
  • Olympic Origins: The first Olympic Games took place in 776 BCE in Olympia, Greece. They were held in honor of Zeus, and the main prize for victors was an olive wreath.
  • Language Longevity: The Greek language has been spoken for over 3,500 years, making it one of the oldest languages in Europe.
  • Maze of Blue and White: Greek architecture’s iconic blue and white colors, especially prevalent in the Cyclades, are not just for aesthetics. The white reflects the harsh summer sun, and the blue symbolizes the sea and sky.
  • Island Galore: Though it’s widely known that Greece has thousands of islands, did you know that nearly 80% of Greece is mountainous? This unique topographical mix makes it a diverse sailing destination.
  • Mythical Landscapes: Greece is replete with places steeped in mythology. For instance, Mount Olympus is believed to be the dwelling of the gods, while Crete is famed as the birthplace of the mighty god Zeus.
  • Architectural Marvels: Beyond the famous Parthenon, Greece boasts theaters like Epidaurus – known for its incredible acoustics where even whispers from the stage can be heard at the back seats.
  • Religious Observance: Over 90% of Greeks belong to the Greek Orthodox Church. One of the most significant religious celebrations is Easter, which is observed with grand processions, feasts, and traditions.
  • Name Days Over Birthdays: In Greece, “name days,” based on the Orthodox Christian calendar, are celebrated more than birthdays. If you’re named after a saint, you celebrate on that saint’s feast day!
  • Nautical Prowess: The Greek shipping industry is most influential worldwide. It’s said that if you lay all the Greek-owned vessels end to end, they could stretch the distance from Athens to New York!
  • Culinary Heritage: Greek cuisine has given the world numerous delicacies

Best time to visit Greece

Best Time to Charter to Greece

Greece’s allure as a yacht charter destination lies in its stunning islands, azure waters, and climate. To truly make the most of your sailing experience, it’s essential to understand the nuances of Greece’s seasonal variations.

Peak Season (May to September):

This period, especially July and August, marks the high season in Greece. The weather is at its finest: warm temperatures, clear blue skies, and consistent sailing winds, especially in the Cyclades. It’s an excellent time for sun-seekers, with long daylight hours and warm waters for swimming and snorkeling.

However, being the most popular months, marinas and popular spots like Mykonos and Santorini can be crowded. While this vibrant atmosphere can entice many, it can also mean higher prices for island services and accommodations.

Shoulder Seasons (April-May and September-October):

The months flanking the peak season are equally delightful, offering a balanced blend of good weather and relatively fewer crowds. The mild and pleasant temperatures and the sea remains warm enough for water activities.

Those who seek a more tranquil experience often favor this period, with easier mooring options and less bustling ports. Plus, many cultural events and local festivals happen during these months, immersing visitors in authentic Greek culture.

Off-Peak Season (November to March):

Greece’s winter is milder than many European countries, but the colder sea temperatures and unpredictable weather can make it less ideal for sailing. However, this time is perfect for those who wish to explore Greece’s historical and cultural landmarks without the distraction of larger tourist crowds. The main cities, like Athens and Thessaloniki, have a unique charm during these months, with local life taking center stage.

As noted, during the off-peak season, many island amenities, accommodations, and transport options operate on reduced schedules or might be closed. If chartering during this time, ensure to plan your itinerary and provisions meticulously.

In summary, while the peak season offers the quintessential sunny Greek experience, the shoulder and off-peak seasons have their unique charms. Your decision should align with your preferences, whether it’s bustling beach parties, serene sunsets, or cultural explorations.

More Resources About Greece

With over 200 islands to visit, chartering a yacht in the Greek isles seems like the obvious choice. Instead of organizing internal flights, checking ferry schedules, and running from island to island, unpack all of your belongings on board before being whisked off to the island of your choice. Wake up every morning at a new location and explore the Greek islands as they were meant to be explored. 

Find out more about our charters in Greece, and read our blog articles to learn more about why you should be planning a trip to Greece shortly:

Stunning Things to Do in Greece

Greece Sailing Itinerary

Top 5 Myths About Yacht Charters Debunked

Things You Need To Do When Vacationing in Greece

Why Everyone Needs To Visit Greece at Least Once

5 Delicious Foods To Try When Visiting Greece


What is a crewed charter?

A crewed charter provides a fully staffed yacht, including a captain and other essential crew members like chefs, stewards, or deckhands. This allows for a relaxed and luxurious experience, as every detail, from navigation to meal preparations, is taken care of for you.

Do I need insurance as a passenger?

We strongly recommend that passengers obtain personal travel insurance for unforeseen circumstances. This can help cover potential medical emergencies, trip cancellations, or unexpected events during your charter.

Do I need a visa to visit Greece?

Greece is a member of the Schengen Agreement. Depending on your nationality, you might need a visa. Always check the latest visa requirements before your trip.

What’s the best time of the year for yacht chartering in Greece?

The prime yachting season in Greece is from May to September, with July and August being the peak months. For quieter sailing, consider the shoulder seasons: April-May and September-October.

Is Greece safe for tourists?

Greece is generally considered safe for tourists. However, as with any travel destination, it’s wise to stay informed about local news and be cautious in unfamiliar areas.

How do I get around the islands if I’m not on a yacht?

Besides ferries, local buses, taxis, and car or scooter rentals are popular means of transport on most islands.

What are the must-try Greek dishes?

While popular dishes include moussaka, souvlaki, and baklava, don’t miss out on lesser-known treats like “saganaki” (fried cheese), “kolokithokeftedes” (zucchini balls), and “loukoumades” (honey-soaked doughnuts).

If you want to learn more about Greece, we recommend that you take a look at Visit Greece, the official tourism website for the region, for more information about what to do as well as up-to-date information about COVID-19 entry requirements.

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