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What to See and Do on a Yacht Charter to Rhodes

2020-11-07T14:52:47-05:00

Written by Missy Johnston

Secluded Beach- Rhodes. Greece

Secluded Beach- Rhodes. Greece

Greece boasts a number of islands worth visiting on a private yacht charter, and Rhodes is one that has a lot to offer just about every traveler. From food to water sports to history, Rhodes has plenty to see and do—it’s no wonder vacationers have been stopping by yacht charter in Rhodes for decades. 

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What to See and Do on a Yacht Charter to Rhodes2020-11-07T14:52:47-05:00

Experience the Magic and Wonder of Santorini by Private Yacht Charter

2020-09-14T14:50:24-04:00

Written By Missy Johnston

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece is a beautiful place to visit during the summer especially on a Santorini private yacht charter. The views from Santorini are absolutely breathtaking—perhaps one of the main reasons to put Santorini on your bucket list. If you’re looking to visit Santorini privately with your friends or family, we highly recommend including Santorini on a Greek private yacht charter. Vacationers arriving by charter yacht can visit Santorini in the best manner possible, in luxury and privacy.  And there is nothing to compare to sailing into the Caldera on Santorini by private yacht surrounded by the extraordinary striated multicolored cliff sides. 

Sunsets are a main attraction and are easily viewed from aboard when on a Greek private yacht charter—but also from the small village of Oia, where sunset viewing is an art form. Enjoy a dinner of freshly caught seafood, delicious mezzes, and Greek olives and olive oil while sipping on a delectable glass of Greek wine, all with the Santorini sunset in the background at one of the many terrific tavernas. If you’d like to enjoy more wine—which is made the same way it was by the Romans nearly 2000 years ago—book a private wine tasting or stop by Boutari Winery on the island to sample some of Greece’s finest.  

Fira Santorini - Greek Islands landmark with white village cobbled paths greek orthodox blue church and sunset over caldera. Cyclades Greece.

Santorini, Greece at Sunset

Don’t miss the ongoing archeological dig in Akrotiri, uncovering the remains of a once wealthy Minoan trading city, whose inhabitants fled just before the infamous volcanic eruption in 1646 BC. Ash and debris covered the village, which was buried for centuries until discovered in the 1800’s. Today, visiting the site—which is said to be an excavation of only 5 percent of the actual buried trading city—is fascinating. Be sure to visit the museum in Fira, housing artifacts found in the excavations including fabulous wall murals. 

Some of the quieter parts of the island, such as Southern Santorini and the black beaches on the outside of the island, are excellent for getting away from it all. Enjoy the magic and wonder of Santorini while relaxing in luxury, peace, and quiet aboard your Greek private yacht charter.

Santorini Greece, the Caldera

Santorini Greece, the Caldera

Experience the Magic and Wonder of Santorini by Private Yacht Charter2020-09-14T14:50:24-04:00

Choose The Right Greek Islands for Your Yacht Charter

2020-04-08T15:35:20-04:00

The islands of Greece form the birthplace of one of the world’s most ancient and storied civilizations. An estimated 160-220 Greek islands are inhabited, with thousands more dotting the azure waters of the Aegean and Adriatic Seas. Your upcoming island-hopping sojourn is a chance to wander the centuries, learning about the special history and culture of the various Greek Islands, and bearing witness to the changes and advancements of philosophy, government, culture, and much more. 

Greek island yacht charters are a brilliant way to take in the flavors and cultural traditions unique to each island. Aided by an ideal climate, the private yacht charterer has many itinerary choices within the  five major island chains (the Saronic, the Cycladic, the Dodecanese, the Sporadic, and the Ionian Islands). 

There is no “best” choice of islands in which to cruise on your yacht charter in Greece. Often, islands from several island chains might be combined in one charter itinerary, so instead, we are highlighting below some of our favorite islands in each island chain, and what to do and see on each. The high season for Greece is summer, although you can travel comfortably in late spring and early fall. It’s always wise to inquire early about yacht charter in the Greek Islands, as this is a terrific yacht charter destination—so it’s very popular.

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Choose The Right Greek Islands for Your Yacht Charter2020-04-08T15:35:20-04:00

12 Top Tourist Attractions on Santorini-Visit by Luxury Yacht Charter

2019-12-19T13:45:09-05:00
Santorini at Sunset njcharters.com

Santorini at Sunset

The iconic whitewashed churches and homes of Santorini beckon visitors, but there is so much more to discover beyond these walls. The island is the largest in a circular archipelago formed by an ancient volcanic eruption. Still, today, tourists can bathe in hot springs bubbling up from the caldera, or volcanic crater. Ruins rivaling Pompei invoke a civilization of sea-bound merchants and craftsmen. To learn more about the magic of this place, read about its 12 top-rated tourist attractions.

Could this archipelago be the lost city of Atlantis, as some mythologies indicate? Explore natural wonders and mysterious ruins from the comfort of your own private charter yacht on a yacht charter in Greece, and don’t forget to visit the village of Oia to witness its spectacular sunsets.

12 Top Tourist Attractions on Santorini-Visit by Luxury Yacht Charter2019-12-19T13:45:09-05:00

Amorgos Yacht Charter, Cycladic Islands, Greece

2019-10-28T10:51:11-04:00

Amorgos Island Traditional Fishing Vessels

A less often visited Cycladic Island and the furthest east in the Cycladic chain of Greek Islands, Amorgos Island is most easily visited by private yacht charter.  Probably the most iconic and easily identified part of this island is the fantastic Monastery of Chozoviotissa painted white, built into and clinging to the side of a cliff on the other side of the island from the main port.  This is what identifies and sets this island apart from the rest of the Cycladic Islands, and lets any visitor know at once on approach by sea cruising towards the island on a charter yacht, that yes, one has reached Amorgos Island.

Inhabited since the Early Cycladic Era, which has been evidenced by archaeological finds on the island, Amorgos has a long cultural history and tradition. This is an island where one steps off the beaten track to visit a Cycladic island by yacht charter that has preserved its traditional feel; where the locals welcome you with a smile on their face and perhaps a shot of the local raki based liquor steeped in aromatic herbs.  Once on shore, walk across this island on the many trails and walking paths through a countryside redolent with wild herbs. One trail or another will end up at one of the many beaches around the coastline of this lovely island.

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Amorgos Yacht Charter, Cycladic Islands, Greece2019-10-28T10:51:11-04:00

Exploring Greece On A Private Yacht Charter vs Cruise Ship

2019-06-06T10:41:49-04:00

Santorini, Greece, luxury yacht charter

Santorini, Greece

Obviously, we are biased. We long ago decided there was no comparison between cruising on a cruise ship versus a private yacht charter. For starters, you will enjoy a customized itinerary, personalized menu, complete privacy, and in-depth exploration, all at your own pace. To show you a clearer picture of the benefits of a private yacht charter, we zoom in on one of our favorite destinations—Greece.

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Exploring Greece On A Private Yacht Charter vs Cruise Ship2019-06-06T10:41:49-04:00

Yacht Charter Itinerary Cruising the Greek Islands

2019-02-27T00:24:40-05:00

Ocean bay sunrise , Kea, Greece

Kea, Greece

Cruise through two lovely Greek Island chains, the Saronic Islands and the Cycladic Islands, on this yacht charter itinerary through the Aegean Sea.  This is an excellent itinerary for a one week charter on a sailing yacht or sailing catamaran out of Athens, for lovely, easy sailing every day, while enjoying some terrific Greek Islands.  This is also a great yacht charter itinerary to enjoy on a crewed motor yacht.

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Yacht Charter Itinerary Cruising the Greek Islands2019-02-27T00:24:40-05:00

Enjoy a Charter Itinerary of the Greek Dodecanese Islands

2018-10-28T12:38:12-04:00

Rhodes - Medieval City
Rhodes, Medieval City
From Rhodes to Samos, this yacht charter itinerary cruising through the Greek Dodecanese Islands is cruise through a lovely group of islands; each with its own unique feel.  From Rhodes, once a hub for medieval crusaders, to nearby Symi, quiet and beautiful, to Kalymnos, where locals once free dived for sponges in the depths of the sea, to Patmos, said to be where John the Apostle wrote the Book of Revelations, and where there is a church for every day of the year, and finally to Samos, home of Pythagoras, discover each island for yourself on a yacht charter through the Greek Dodecanese Islands. 

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Enjoy a Charter Itinerary of the Greek Dodecanese Islands2018-10-28T12:38:12-04:00

What can a Blue Monkey do for you?

2019-03-25T15:09:53-04:00

Rooftops of Santorini, Greece, yacht charter

Santorini, Greece

There are many different ways to arrive in Santorini Island, Greece, however; arriving by private charter yacht cruising into the inner harbor Caldera is the most extraordinary. The present Caldera was created sometime around 1645 BC, by a huge volcanic eruption, during which volcanic ash and debris covered an ancient and very wealthy Minoan trading city near present day Akrotiri, Santorini.  The disappearance of this city, may be the basis of the legend of the “Lost City of Atlantis”.  After cruising into the Caldera in Santorini by charter yacht, head ashore to explore the Akrotiri Excavations, where extraordinary wall murals depicting Blue Monkeys were found.

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What can a Blue Monkey do for you?2019-03-25T15:09:53-04:00

Athens, Greece; The Birthplace of Civilization

2018-10-28T14:12:26-04:00

Fishing boats on Greek Islands

Fishing boats on Greek Islands

When chartering a crewed charter yacht to cruise through the beautiful Greek Islands, surrounded by the blue green waters of the Aegean Sea, the embarkation port is usually Athens, Greece.  There is so much to see and do in Athens, here at Northrop and Johnson Yacht Charters, we recommend spending at least one night either before or after your charter exploring Athens.

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Athens, Greece; The Birthplace of Civilization2018-10-28T14:12:26-04:00
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