There are so many options to voyage the waters of this magnificent country. To travel on a yacht through Greece with a return scheduled means having to make choices. You can choose to cruise the coastline of the mainland or visit some of the various clusters of islands, such as the Cyclades, the islands of the Saronic Gulf, the Dodecanese, the Sporades or the north-eastern Aegean islands. Perhaps even undertake a longer journey to Crete.
There are at least seven basic itineraries through Greek waters, each offering different styles, both for those who want to visit lush beaches and for those who want a voyage rich in culture and history. Because of the strong winds in the summer, blowing from north and northeast, there are seasons within seasons, and those who want to rely less on meteorology can choose to navigate the Ionian Sea or the Dodecanese, to-ing and fro-ing between Greek and Turkish ports. Many bays are accessible only by sea, offering a unique opportunity to explore with complete privacy.
The islands of myths and legends on the west coast of Greece have always attracted travellers since the days of Homer’s Odyssey, together with the endless stream of cultures which left their mark on the land and people. The region of the Cyclades and Dodecanese islands offers traditional destinations such as Mykonos, with fine dining, shopping and some of the liveliest night life of the European summer, or romantic Santorini where you are guaranteed to marvel at the sunset. Naxos, Paros, Ios, Kos, Rhodes, Corfu, the options are endless; if you tire of one, simply continue to the next. Still, there will be an inexplicable feeling of wanting to return at some point, maybe next year, maybe next month.