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Exploring Greece On A Private Yacht Charter vs Cruise Ship


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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Yacht Charter Itinerary Cruising the Greek Islands


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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Enjoy a Charter Itinerary of the Greek Dodecanese Islands


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. 


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

What can a Blue Monkey do for you?


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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Athens, Greece; The Birthplace of Civilization


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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The Sacred Island of Delos, Greece


Ancient Greek ruins at the archaeological island of Delos Cyclades Greece

Ancient Greek Ruins at the Archaeological Island of Delos

Delos, the center of the Cyclades, has been inhabited since at least the 3rd millennium B.C. As did the Hellenic Nation, this island rose in importance and around 480 BC, became the center of the Delian League. The Delian League located their treasury on here solidifying the importance of this island in the ancient world. Today Delos is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important archeological sites in the world. This island, located just next to Mykonos is open to visitors 12 hours during the day, every day of the week. Visiting on a private yacht charter, is so easy.  This island is certainly not to be missed.


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A Lost Civilization, Santorini, Greece


Santorini Excavations

Akrotiri Excavations

Explore the many secrets of the magical mystical Cycladic Island of Santorini, Greece, when cruising the Cycladic Island chain on a luxury crewed yacht charter, as tucked away on the Island of Santorini, excavations continue revealing the remains of an ancient wealthy trading city. This is a city lost in time; covered by ash and debris in the massive volcanic eruption in the 1600’s BC when the island blew its top, literally. It was in 1967 that excavations began in earnest, and still continue at a site in Akrotiri on the island of #Santorini where only 5% of this ancient city is said to be revealed to date. The ruins are fascinating to see, and excavated artifacts are on display at the Archeological Museum in Fira. Include both the #Akrotiri Archeological Site and Archeological Museum in Fira on a land tour when visiting the #GreekIsland of Santorini on a crewed sailing yacht or mega yacht charter.

The lost city was discovered in the 1800’s in fields in an area of the island known today as Akrotiri.  As the origin of the civilization that built this extraordinary city with three story apartment buildings, running water and a city sewer system was unknown, the excavations are now known as Akrotiri by their location on the island.  Today only a small area of what was once an extensive wealthy trading city has been excavated.  That which has been excavated, based on excavations in other parts of the world, is now felt to have been a wealthy Minoan trading city, that clearly evacuated the city before the final and most devastating volcanic eruption on Santorini Island covered the abandoned all for a city lost in time.


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Cruise the Fabulous Cycladic Islands of Greece


Windmills of Mykonos

Windmills of Mykonos

Cruising through the Cycladic Islands on a luxury yacht charter in Greece includes the Greek Islands of Santorini, and Mykonos, considered by many to be two of the top Greek Islands to visit out of over 6000 islands and islets. It is the Cycladic Islands where the well-known cubist white buildings with cobalt blue trim are found, in the old Choras on each island, with little walking streets. The Greek Cycladic Islands are the only island chain seriously affected, however by the Meltemi Winds which can blow at any time from May to October. So that on a #crewedyachtcharter, cruising through the #CycladicIslands is a #yacht charter itinerary only if the Meltemi Winds allow.


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Charter Yacht in Greece Motor Yacht: Suncoco


This charter yacht in Greece, Suncoco is a terrific “double ender” high quality built motor yacht for a #yachtcharter through the over 6000 Greek Islands. Suncoco has 4 guest staterooms, each with an ensuite private bathroom. 3 of the guest staterooms have double beds and the 4th has two twin beds making Suncoco very comfortable for up to 8 yacht charter guests for a great cruise through the lovely Greek Islands.  With an excellent crew and an outstanding chef, Suncoco always has rave reviews for every charter.  You too will have a great charter on board motor yacht Suncoco.

When on board this charter yacht in Greece, the charter can be through the nearby Saronic Islands including Hydra, Spetses and Poros for a one week charter including ports on the Peloponnesian Peninsula.  For a longer charter of at least 10 days, the yacht charter cruise could be through the Cycladic Islands of Greece including Mykonos, Santorini, Milos, Seros, Paros, and Kynthos.  Or on a longer charter of at least 10 days, the yacht charter cruise could be through the Cornith Canal to cruise through the Ionian Islands, including Corfu, and Zakynthos.  Whatever the final itinerary choice and number of days decided for your yacht charter cruise, the crew on Suncoco are sure to create a memorable charter experience.

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Outstanding Cuisine Charter Yacht Rima II


Rima II, Yacht charter, luxury yacht

Rima II

Recently, when inspecting luxury charter yachts in Genoa, Italy, Northrop and Johnson Yacht Charters was invited to an outstanding lunch on the 167’ Benetti Motor Yacht “Rima II” with Italian Chef, Andrea Musetti. This charter Motor Yacht is available for charter in the Western Mediterranean this coming summer, and is comfortable for up to 12 guests in 7 guest staterooms, all with ensuite bath, and a crew of 10 including the Captain and Chef Andrea.


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