Without doubt, Greece makes a dream yacht charter destination for families or group of friends. Being at the helm of a luxury yacht in Greece offers an unrivalled experience as you hop between countless enchanting islands. Each blessed with stunning natural beauty and charming hilltop towns.
Spend blissful days bathed in the sun skimming shimmering warm waters, lapping up timeless coastal scenes. Whether visiting the sleepy remote Saronic isles or party hotspots like Mykonos, aboard a Princess yacht you’ll enjoy an unforgettable relaxed time.
Here are five top reasons why you should charter a Princess Yacht in Greece and start planning your next magical yacht charter vacation today!
Immerse yourself in Greek culture & history
Sitting at a crossroads between Asia, Africa and Europe, Greece is a one-of-a-kind destination; a culturally rich hotchpotch of ancient civilisations. Ruins and relics from the ancient past continue to captivate the imagination. On the island of Kefalonia, the fishing village of Fiskardo has gorgeous well-preserved Venetian buildings. Anchoring off Foxi beach, why not take a scenic trail towards the Venetian lighthouse and 6th Century Basilica.
Other historical treasures lay in wait at Naxos in the Cyclades, such as the Temple of Apollo and the Temple of the Goddess Dimitra in Saggri. Then of course, there’s Santorini’s famous blue-domed roofs. Set against sparkling white buildings, they’re a spectacular memorable sight.
If sampling modern Greek lifestyle is your style, the islands continue to beat with a vibrant nightlife. You can be assured of a warm welcome at every taverna. Exciting taste sensations await you with Greek specialities like the skewered Souvlaki, Dolmadakia (stuffed vine leaves) and the filo-layered dessert Galaktoboureko, besides many wonderful mezé.
Many islands and coastlines to discover
Greece has more than 8,000 miles of coastline and over 2,000 islands to tempt you.
The Ionian islands (Corfu, Paxi, Zakynthos, Lefkada, Ithaki, and Kefalonia) offer undeniable breath-taking beauty and easy calm sailing territory. Explore charming traditional villages and the most picture-perfect beaches.
For a sheltered position and unspoilt spots to drop anchor, the Argo-Saronics, Agistri, Aegina, Hydra, Poros, Salamina and others, are great choices. Here you can spend active days visiting ancient ruins and monuments, bars, restaurants and luxury shops and partaking in watersports.
Safe, unspoilt and clean beaches are the Greek islands’ hallmark and their beauty is world-renowned.
For a Caribbean feel head to the north-western tip of the island of Crete and revel in an amazing soft white sands and turquoise waters of Balos (reached by boat from Chania Town and Kissamos). It overlooks a secluded, uninhabited island of Gramvoussa topped by a magical Medieval castle.
Another extraordinary smooth sandy beach is Voidokilia in the Messinia region of Greece, a scenic haven, which is a special site of wildlife and archaeological interest. Mykonos (part of the Cyclades) also has stunning beaches, notably Platys Gialos, Kapari and Fokos.
Thrilling water sports experiences
If you’re into watersports, you’ll be in heaven. Snorkelling, scubadiving, jet skiing, paddleboarding, kayaking, windsurfing and kitesurfing are popular all over the Greek islands including Corfu, Lefkada, Kefalonia, Zakynthos, Paros, Naxos, Mykonos, Kos, Rhodes and Thassos.
Crete’s south coast offers spectacular diving. Swim through gorges and caverns and discover moray eels and octopus. The dramatic seascapes at Nea Kameni, Santorini, meanwhile, set pulses racing, revealing thrilling lava formations and sea-caves and the 34m-long Santa Maria wreck.
As for wind sports, some of the best beach locations are at Mikri Vigla (Naxos), Golden beach (Paros), Prasonisi (Rhodes) and Vassiliki (Lefkada).
Experience charter yacht luxury
Bask in the best of the Greek islands from the privacy and luxury of your Princess yacht. We have a superb collection of Princess branded yachts available for charter in Greece to make your holiday extra special: ANTHEYA III, GIA SENA, 4LIFE, ESTIA ONE and VENALI.