Greece and Turkey:  Where Stunning Beauty Meets Fascinating History

The Western Mediterranean may be the center of European civilization today, but just a few centuries ago, life revolved around the amphitheaters and archways farther to the east.  Modern-day Greece and Turkey are filled with ancient treasures to explore, from sprawling stages where gladiators trained to towering  temples named for the gods.


Greece offers several regions for island-hopping. The Saronic Gulf archipelago is closest to Athens and is a perfect charter destination if you also want to visit the capital city. The Cyclades archipelago is to the east, offering a more secluded ambience. Farthest to the east are Greece’s Dodecanese islands, some of which run along the southwest coast of Turkey. These are the ideal charter destination if you want to enjoy a yacht charter vacation that includes both Greece and Turkey.

The Turkish coastline offers terrific options itself, from the city of Bodrum with its historic stone castle to the bazaars in Marmaris and Kas, where you can find handmade silks, exotic spices, and more. Ancient ruins continue throughout this region just as in Greece, with the remains of temples, archways, and sometimes even amphitheaters within walking distance from the dock.

It’s worth noting, too, that the cruising season in Greece and Turkey can extend well into October thanks to warm water and temperatures that remain high. You can avoid the tourism rush that hits the West Mediterranean each August by visiting these destinations instead.
Below are some of the motoryachts with charter availability in Greece and Turkey:

HARMONY, 115 Crescent
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Harmony’s longtime Captain, Jack McKay, is one of the best in the luxury yacht charter industry. He knows what it takes to please any type of charter client, whether you want laid-back family fun or serious gourmet service or a little bit of both plus something else, too. Harmony’s weekly base rate is $70,000 for 10 guests in five cabins, with a special right now giving guests eight days for the price of seven.
AQUA, 130 Admiral
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Aqua is not just a great charter yacht, but she is currently offering a special excursion tour that includes Athens, the Parthenon museum, and the Acropolis at no extra charge with any charter in Greece. The yacht accommodates 10 guests (11 if one is a small child) in five cabins at weekly base rate of €130,000.

ANDREAS L, 196 Benetti
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This luxurious megayacht accommodates 12 guests in six cabins. Her amenities are outstanding, including a 32-foot Intrepid tender, a pair of Jet Skis, a Laser sailing dinghy, a 15-foot sailng catamaran, standup paddleboards, Shimano fishing equipment, a Kaleidescape entertainment system with iPod docking stations, zero-speed stabilizers, an onboard gymnasium, and a massage room. The weekly base rate is €350,000.
SHERAKHAN, 228 Custom
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This blue-hulled beauty is available for the rest of the summer season in Greece and Turkey before she heads to Antarctica this winter (inquiries are now being accepted for those itineraries, as well). She has more staterooms than most other charter yachts, with 12 main cabins able to comfortably accommodate as many as 22 guests. The weekly base rate is €395,000.

Contact us to see other yacht options and to check availability.