What would summer be without the opportunity to discover new islands, long lunches on the beach and spending time with friends and family? Our latest Super Yacht of the Week OURANOS is based in Athens, which is the ultimate base to explore the gorgeous Greek islands!
After a fantastic week reviewing the very best yachts at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and the BVI Charter Yacht Show, we bring you one of our favourites for this week’s Super Yacht of the Week! LA PELLEGRINA took FLIBS by storm, thanks to her striking contemporary interiors, vast deck spaces and her overall attention to detail.
The Greek islands have been called “a Mediterranean Polynesia” and for good reason; there are 6 distinct island groups (Cyclades, Ionian, Dodecanese, Sporades, Saronic, North Aegean), offering countless miles of shores that are waiting to be explored on your Greece sailing vacations!
As someone who was born and raised in Greece and has been sailing since childhood, I have actually never managed to visit all the islands by boat! The only people I know to have cruised around all of the islands are professional captains, but they cannot all make that claim! You can keep returning to the Greek Polynesia for summers in a row and keep finding new cruising grounds: the sunny backdrop, the warm seas and the kind, hospitable nature of the locals will remain the same, but the scenery will change across the islands.
Famous for their beautiful sandy beaches, hospitable people and traditional lifestyle, the Cyclades Islands are probably the most well known in the Aegean Sea. “Cyclades” means circular islands and refers to the islands forming a circle around the sacred island of Delos. According to Greek mythology, Poseidon (God of the sea) was furious with the Cyclades nymphs and turned them into islandsinflatable water slide. With its luminous and serene, crystal blue waters, the Cyclades can best be described as a true paradise. There are 39 islands which make up the breathtaking Cyclades, 24 of which are inhabited. The most well known of these islands are Mykonos, Delos, Santorini, Naxos, Paros, Amorgos, Serifos, Sifnos, Milos and Syros. The small Cyclades include Folegandros, Koufonissi, Schinoussa and Donoussa.