The Greek islands are amongst the top summer yachting destinations. Alas, in July and August the strong Northern Meltemi winds that blow in the Aegean Sea can render Mykonos and the surrounding Cyclades islands unpleasant if one does not have strong sea-legs.
Assuming the charter starts and finishes in Athens, you can avoid these winds by heading to the Saronic Gulf and the Eastern Peloponnese Coast. Both of these areas lie to the south of the mountainous Athens peninsula, and the mountains deflect the Northern Meltemi wind. So why not make the most of the lovely and calm summer weather and charter one of our luxury sailing yachts around the Saronic Islands! Below is an example 7 day itinerary of what you could experience:
Let’s talk about Greece! Despite what you may have been led to believe, Greece is not all about Santorini or Mykonos. With one the largest coastlines amongst all the Mediterranean countries, Greece offers a surprisingly extended choice of destinations.
Lambros Tsolakis, one of the Boatbookings’ Brokers, just returned from a late season cruise to Monemvasia onboard NOVA, the only Lagoon 620 based in Greece and has nothing but superlative comments for the yacht as well as the destination. “Nova is a beauty: open, modern spaces inside and out. with a huge fly bridge and excellent sailing qualities; add to this a super crew and you get a remedy for a sure success… Captain Costas, hostess/mate/ubiquitus Dina, and NOVA’s professional chef offer 5 star luxury service to their lucky clients onboard!” Continue reading →