Yachting in Greece enables you to have an exotic and luxurious vacation. The islands are beautiful and the waters a delight to sail or yacht whether you put to shore or enjoy the magnificent setting and atmosphere of the Greek islands. Whether you are yachting on your own boat or you charter, you will discover a world that is such a delight.
The best time to plan for a yachting trip to Greece is between March and November of the year. This is the time of year when the temperature is virtually perfect for yachting. If you wait until mid May to start your vacation, that is when the sea is great for swimming and a lot of other water activities. While it can get a bit warm in the summer months, the breezes along the coast keep you relaxed and comfortable if you dress for it.
Along with planning your wardrobe and what time of year you want to vacation in Greece, you should also think through what you will require onboard your yacht. This is a perfect charter situation because by bringing an experienced captain and crew from Greece onboard with you, they can guide you to the best of the country.
The length of your stay, the size of your party and the amount of time you will actually be staying onboard will all affect the size of yacht you may wish to charter. If you have chartered a yacht before and spent time on one, you have a good feel for not only how much comfort to prepare for but to what extent you want to be physically involved with the operation of the yacht during the time you are enjoying your vacation. If you want to do all of the work of operation the yacht, you can take a stab at a bareboat charter. But at the other end of the scale is a full crew charter where you will enjoy complete luxury and the only decision you might have to make is whether to nap on deck or in your luxury cabin.
You might consider a flotilla where your yacht becomes part of a community of yachts all following the same leisurely path through a designated route. In this kind of situation you may have bareboat yachts, yachts with just skippers or full crew yachts and you can pool the common expertise so everybody enjoys their time in a community setting. This is also an excellent way to meet people from all over Europe and turn a single yacht vacation into a party.
Be sure you allow plenty of time to really explore Greece. By working with a local charter company, they can guide you not only on the places you absolutely do not want to miss but on customs and festivals that are going on at the time of year you are there that will make your vacation especially memorable. One way to get the best of Greece is to schedule a few days before or after your yachting adventure to just take some time in Athens or one of the other wonderful local areas and really soak up a lot of Greek culture, not to mention some fabulous food.