A winning combination of natural beauty, ancient history and striking architecture, Greece is firmly on the yachting itinerary during the balmy summer. Enjoy a warm welcome and great hospitality from the friendly locals. They are proud of their rich traditions and always keen to regale visitors with romantic mythology and reminders of Greece's position as the birthplace of European civilisation.
Home to bustling and historical Athens, mainland Greece is an exceptional yacht charter destination on its own, as well as an excellent starting point to discover thousands of islands – from the lilting Aegean to the exposed Cyclades, the dramatic Ionian to the cosmopolitan Dodecanese. The Peloponnese peninsula on the mainland is characterized by lush forests in the north, and gentle hills blanketed with olive groves in the south. Arguably the most important country in the world for the heritage of the Western civilisation, Greece has an abundance of awe-inspiring ancient temples and World Heritage Sites, some dating back as far as the Archaic period.
Greece’s mainland and island groups vary in their topography and appeal: from wide beaches and scenic whitewashed villages to Venetian architecture and a slow pace of life. Whether you are looking for ancient monuments or exquisite food, nightclubs or private bays, dive sites or hiking paths with great views, the cruising grounds of Greece are a yacht charter destination not to be missed.