If you’re looking for a dream yacht charter with friends or family that indulges the senses and leaves voyagers with everlasting wonder, then look no further than Greece for your next nautical destination.
Greece stands as the quintessential Mediterranean yachting destination, seamlessly blending natural beauty, cultural heritage, and serene exclusivity.
If you’re looking for the ultimate yacht charter Greece offers a breathtaking odyssey through timeless historical landscapes and ancient wonder — not to mention the incredible beach parties and modern marina amenities.
Island Diversity and Historical Significance
The cosmopolitan allure of Mykonos, Santorini’s breathtaking sunsets, and the serene seclusion of lesser-known gems like Milos and the untouched Folegandros are just a few of the pristine landscapes and locales on these islands just waiting to be explored.
Yachting in Greece is, quite simply, a journey through time. The country is steeped in ancient history, adorned with archaeological wonders from the Ruins of Delphi to the Palace of Knossos in Crete. Yachters can immerse themselves in the footsteps of ancient civilizations while enjoying the modern amenities of luxury vessels.
Greece is home to numerous historical landmarks that have played a significant role in shaping Western civilization.
It’s impossible to mention Greece without mentioning the iconic Acropolis, perched atop a rocky outcrop in Athens. Dominated by the Parthenon, it is a symbol of ancient Greek civilization and the pinnacle of classical architecture.
Another can’t-miss piece of Western history is Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games — an archaeological site featuring the Temple of Zeus, the Heraion, and the ancient Stadium. The Olympic flame is still lit here before each modern Olympic Games, a testament to its incredible significance.
If you’re looking for a yacht charter Mediterranean options can’t be beat for style, substance, and serenity.
Greece’s Pristine Locales are Second to None
The Greek Islands aren’t only for the historically-obsessed; this stunning archipelago is also renowned for its clear, cobalt-blue waters and perfect yachting conditions.
The Greek archipelago offers endless sailing routes, allowing yachters to craft their dream itinerary. Whether exploring the Cyclades, sailing through the Saronic Gulf, or cruising along the Ionian coast, each route unveils a tapestry of landscapes and experiences.
Yachters have the privilege of anchoring in secluded coves, enjoying private beaches, exploring hidden archaeological gems accessible only by boat, and heading inland to enjoy an authentic taverna lunch in one of the many coastal towns — all in one day.
Consider the Corinth Canal
The Corinth Canal cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth, a narrow land bridge that connects the Peloponnese peninsula with the rest of mainland Greece. The canal effectively separates the Greek mainland from the Peloponnese, transforming it into a virtual island.
The construction of the Corinth Canal posed significant engineering challenges. The canal is cut through solid rock, and its walls rise steeply to a height of approximately 79 meters (259 feet). The precision required to carve through the challenging terrain showcases the engineering prowess on display here, and there have been no engineering marvels to match the canal since it was carved in the 19th century.
The Corinth Canal is relatively narrow, with a width of about 25 meters (82 feet) at sea level. This narrow passage requires precise navigation for vessels to transit successfully. The spectacle of large ships slicing perfectly through the confined waterway adds to the canal’s allure.
The Unmatched Nightlife of Mykonos
For those who crave memories made after dark, Mykonos has earned a reputation as one of the world’s premier party destinations, attracting visitors from around the globe with its vibrant nightlife and lively atmosphere.
Mykonos Marina, also known as the New Port, is a stylish and well-equipped marina on the iconic island and it provides easy access to the island’s vibrant nightlife, upscale shops, and renowned beaches.
Mykonos is famous for its beach parties, where the festivities continue from day to night. Beach clubs such as Paradise Beach and Super Paradise Beach host energetic parties with DJs, dancing, and a lively beach atmosphere.
The island is home to renowned nightclubs that cater to diverse tastes in music and entertainment. Clubs like Cavo Paradiso and Scandinavian Bar are iconic destinations for those seeking top-notch DJ performances and an electrifying dance floor.
Mykonos attracts a glamorous crowd, including numerous celebrities like Jay-Z, Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian to moguls such as Jeff Bezos — so have your phones ready to snag some pics. Exclusive venues and events often host A-list guests, adding to the island’s allure as a high-profile party destination.
Greece is synonymous with VIRTUE
If you want to truly sail in style while exploring the cradle of Western civilization, consider chartering the VIRTUE, available year round from the brokers at Moran Yacht & Ship.
Built by Benetti in 2008 and designed by Stefano Righini, VIRTUE offers space and elegance. With several recent upgrades including new fixtures and water toys, she is the perfect base of opulent operations for a memorable yacht rental Mediterranean style.
VIRTUE boasts five large cabins, all with ensuite heads and a full head in the sky lounge for added charter flexibility.
A timeless and refined interior by Francois Zuretti pairs dark mahogany wood with light soft furnishings to create an effervescent joie de vivre.
The main salon is the perfect spot to congregate for pre-dinner cocktails or to unwind after a long day in the water, while the large Master is located in a prime position forward on the main deck, with a marble ensuite and a connecting walk-through private study for moments when you need a little me time.
Meanwhile, VIRTUE’s many outdoor areas include a sheltered Main Deck aft, designed for entertaining with a large dining table for perfect al fresco feasts. This yacht is the definition of luxury amenity.
Don’t Sleep on MARGUERITE
With a supremely spacious full beam master suite with its own study and dressing room as well as his and her bathrooms, it is the perfect base for any couple looking to flex their socialite muscles.
Impress your guests with alfresco social and dining areas, and all the latest on-board toys — from a gym with all the latest equipment to maintain your fitness routine and a deck jacuzzi to melt away the stress.
Want to hop in the water for even more fun in the sun?
Guests can jump the Ionian waves on Yamaha VX Deluxe WaveRunners, and enjoy seabobs, wakeboards, kayaks, wakesurf boards, and fishing equipment.
Get under the water with on-board the dive compressors and diving equipment all included as part of your charter.
When it comes to party yacht rentals Marguerite is the preferred yacht for creating a stylish adventure for you and yours.
Trust Professional Brokers to Deliver the Dream
Moran Yacht & Ship act as brokers, owner representatives, and construction supervisors for the entire build of our vessels, and we can answer every last question when it comes to chartering one of our superyachts for your next dream Mediterranean excursion.
From duelists like Achilles to DJs like A-Trak, culture abounds on the Greek islands. With its mesmerizing archipelagos, rich history, and azure waters, Greece stands as an unrivaled yachting option, offering an immersive and captivating experience unlike any other destination in the world.
By: Tyler Willis