For me Greece is amazing. When I was for the first time in island Ios (still in high school back in the days) I immediately fell in love in nice white houses with blue windows.
All the people were super friendly and I had an amazing time. And I went back for several more times also to other islands, such as Santorini, Mykonos, Corfu, Rhodes, Kos, Samos not to mention stunts in Athens.
So Greece is cool! And it is even cooler to do it on board a gulet. Greece gulet charter is an experience you will for sure not forget – but you have to know what to charter, when, and where.
And regarding this points a received a very interesting e-mail from the owner of gulets Irina and gulet Anatolie (Greek-flagged gulets). Mr. Alexandre is one of the most famous Greek captains and gulet owners and when he gives you an advice when it comes to gulet cruises….you should listen.
Here it is:
Most requests for yacht cruises in the Greek islands (private cruise or cabin cruises with crew), are for Mykonos and Santorini…
I sail in Greece since 30 years and I live in the center of Cyclades (Syros island, in front of Mykonos).
My best advice would be to sail the Cyclades in May, June or October and to avoid them in July and August because of the frequent strong wind “Meltemi” able to spoil even the best vacation.
That”s why our 75 gross tonnage yacht IRINA is sailing in the Ionian islands in July and August (Ithaca, Island of Odysseus, Kephalonia, Skorpios, Island of Onassis) with very nice sea and weather in this period.
And that”s why our beautiful yacht ANATOLIE is sailing in the Sporades in July and August (the green islands of the movie “Mamma mia” with Meryl Streep).
In this picture the 70 feet ANATOLIE on the anchor, close to “Mamma mia” church.
We do believe that giving the right advice is the best way to avoid problems and keep clients long time (some of them come 3 times on the 3 different areas we offer). We need to ensure the happiness of our customers (and that”s a great job :-).
Example: why to send people on one catamaran leaving from Athens in July and August? They will have 2 choices: the Cyclades with big problems in case of Meltemi, or the Saronic islands with no chance to find a place with a catamaran in their small harbors (except in Poros if lucky).
Greece is not Seychelles or Caribbean!
We offer Cyclades cruises in May, June, September, and October. Believe me, living in the Cyclades, if we send our yachts to other very nice areas in July and August, is because there are serious reasons.
I hope this advice will help you when planning your next Greece gulet charter.
For more gulets to rent in Greece please check this link: GULET CHARTER GREECE!
If you are interested in charter yachts Irina or Anatolie please send us a request.