Greece remains one of the most beloved travel destinations. The combination of rugged beauty and thousands of years of history never seizes to amaze and inspire. Venture further inland and you will find atmospheric villages and monasteries, museums and a laid-back lifestyle, which the Greeks are fampis for. Minoans, Romans, Arabs, Latin Crusaders, Venetians, Slavs, Albanians and Turks have all left their mark in almost every town or village.
The Cyclades Islands
The Cyclades islands are the most celebrated destination in Greece, and a stand out amongst the most famous spots for luxury yacht charters around the world. The Cyclades are an archipelago amidst the Aegean Sea, forming two "semi circles"; the external ring, nearer to Athens, and the "internal ring" further away. Sifnos, Serifos, Kea, Kythnos and Milos islands make up the external ring, while Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Ios and Santrorini are the most well known of the inward Cylades.
The Ionian Islands
Situated on the western side of Greece, the Ionian islands comprise of seven essential islands: Corfu, Lefkas, Paxos, Ithaca, Kefalonia, Zakynthos and Cythera as the customary name of 'Heptanese' proposes. There are also numerous smaller islands in the group, with tranquil bays and beaches, quaint tavernas, blue waters and the perfect Greek experience.
The Dodecanese Islands
The Dodecanese islands are mainly comprised of 12 islands that lay off the coast of Turkey in the area known as “the sunniest part of Greece.” The principle islands of the Dodecanese are Kos,Astypalaia, Kalymnos, , Nisisros, Leros,Patmos, Symi and Rhodes. They present a wonderful and diverse array of cruising destinations, enhanced by an exceptional culture and turbulent past that bears the mark of each passing civilization, whether it be Venetians, Athenians, Persians and Romans.
The Saronic Islands
In the core of the charming Saronic Gulf lie the rough outlines and brilliant tints of the Saronic Islands. These quiet, wooded islands have no resemblence to the stark beauty of their Aegean counterparts, and offer cosmopolitan refinement as well as complete soltitude.
Unlike the larger groups of islands, the Saronic islands are not as busy and feature small , welcoming harbors and captivating local charm.
The Sporades offer a calmer, more modest but just as breathtaking choice in contrast to the better known Greek islands. Their bright green vegetation, clear blue skies and turquoise waters present a picture of beauty and tranquility, making the island group the perfect place to escape to relax and enjoy the almost perpetual sunshine.
The Sporades are a magnificently rough, mountainous group of 11 islands lying across from the eastern coast of mainland Greece. The group of islands are covered with lush vegetation and surrounded by the cleanest, most abundant waters in the Aegean, making the Sporades the ideal cruising ground for spotting dolphins, whales, seals and turtles.