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Summer is almost here and the Easter holidays are an opportunity to confer with friends and family and decide about your summer cruising plans. The Greek islands present an excellent all-round destination; Greece is blessed with thousands of islands, and the best way to explore them is by chartering a luxury yacht. Your cruising holiday can be a mixture of cosmopolitan places like Mykonos and Santorini, turquoise waters, lovely beaches scattered in the hundreds of islands, unspoiled sceneries and less touristic islands. Distances are substantial, so  a nice motor yacht is the best type of vessel for active charterers who want to see as many islands as possible.

CATHERINE is a lovely Princess 85Ft, built in 2010, hardly used by her owner she is the perfect charter yacht Greece! She combines sleek sportive looks and a high cruising speed (29 knots) with a fly bridge and interiors for 8 guests in 4 cabins.

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The Endless Cruising Grounds of the Greek Islands!

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!

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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.

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Explore The Greek Islands on Luxury Motor Yacht PARIS A!

Very few cities in the world are as packed with history as Athens. This exciting and densely populated place will surprise you in every way, and makes a great starting point for your luxury yacht charter around the Greek islands. So, how about a luxury charter on PARIS A, a beautiful build by Maiora? Accommodating up to 10 guests in 5 cabins, PARIS A’s crew of 6 will ensure that your charter is unforgettable.

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PARIS A is sleek and sexy, her smooth and eye-catching lines give her a fantastic silhouette on the horizon. She is designed with the latest technology and comfort in mind, the unique modern design with custom made furniture and sophisticated lighting system create a cosy and quiet atmosphere.

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The spacious and sprawling decks on the fore, aft and sundeck invite you to enjoy life in the open air. With a bar and BBQ, PARIS A is the ideal setting for a moonlit party with your nearest and dearest. When you’re at anchor, the wide range of water toys will keep both the adults and children entertained for plenty of time! Captain Nikos and his professional, experienced crew provide excellent service and look forward to welcoming you on board.

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Exploring the Greek Islands on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

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The Greek Islands are some of the most beautiful in the world, providing charterers with an incredible experience of culture, history and natural beauty. We have come up with a brilliant 7-day itinerary, starting in Athens with stops at Mykonos, Paros and Santorini. Get ready for traditional Greek tavernas, brilliant seafood and a host of small shops and bars!

Day 1 – ATHENS – KEA

Kea is an exceptionally picturesque island. On the south side of Nikolaos Bay – which was a pirate stronghold in the 13th c. – lies the little port of Korissia, built on the side of ancient Korissia. One of our highlights is the beautiful anchorage of Poleis. Vourkari is a small bay with many traditional taverns, small shops and bars and is certainly worth a visit.

Day 2 – KEA – SYROS CALLISTO - the luxurious Nautors Swan of the Aegean

The beautiful harbour at Syros is a landmark in Greek history. The beauty of this island is mostly due to its superb capital, which has many Venetian and Neo–Classical buildings, and to its many small villages which are examples of Cycladic settlements.

Day 3 – SYROS – MYKONOS

The most popular island of Cyclades Group, famous from the international jet set visitors. Mykonos is the St Tropez of the Greek Islands. A very active night-life in combination with beautiful beaches and excellent restaurants makes this place a must see in your list.

Day 4 – MYKONOS – PAROS

Considered as one of the most beautiful islands of the Cyclades. Three bays cut deep inland – in the west, the sheltered Paroikia Bay, with the island’s capital that serves as the main sailing port. In the north the bay which shelters the little town of Naoussa, which in Roman times was the island’s main port for the shipment of Lychnites marble; and in the east the flat Marmara bay. Paros is on the way of becoming the next Mykonos, especially among Greeks, it has fantastic night life and plenty of choices for dining.

Day 5 – PAROS – NAXOS  

Luxurious entertainment spacesNaxos is one of the biggest islands of Cyclades. The old town market, the Venetian castle, the church of Panagia Mirtidiotissa are only but a few of the many things that Naxos has to offer to the visitors.  It is an island with impressive mountainous landscapes with many isolated traditional villages and some of Europe’s most beautiful golden sandy beaches. Everybody who visits Naxos comes back, it is a unique place with more than 98 km of breathtaking sandy beaches.

Day 6 – NAXOS – IOS 

A small island in the heart of the Cyclades – Ios is said to be the island of youth, where young people from all over the world meet and enjoy their summers. Luxurious stateroomsFamous for its vivid nightlife with an uncountable number of bars, cafés, clubs and restaurants and for its beaches with crystal clear waters. The little port of Ios, with the domed Church of Ayia Irini (17th c.) lies in a sheltered bay on the west coast of the island. One kilometre up the fertile Kato Kampos Valley, conspicuously and picturesquely situated on the hillside, is the chief place on the island, Ios.

Day 7 – IOS – SANTORINI 

Santorini has become one of the most iconic islands in the world, thanks to its setting, delicious cuisine and wines, as well as the breathtaking views over the submerged volcano. Whether you are looking for a beach with red, white or black sand, Santorini has it all! Our favourite luxury sailing yacht in this region is the stunning CALISTO, an 80ft Nautors Swan. She has 3 spacious staterooms, accommodating up to 6 guests, making this a very popular choice for families.

At Boatbookings.com, we are constantly trying to improve in every department. Whether it is discovering new yachts available for charter, getting to know a crew or exploring our charter destinations, we strive to be the very best so that we can pass on our valuable experience to our clients. Our expertise, professionalism, guidance and willingness to go the extra mile ensures that our customers have the very best time possible on their luxury yacht charter!

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