Greece is a small country located on the South-East border of Europe, between Italy and Turkey. Apart from its impressive history, the country is famous for its islands. From early May to late September the weather in Greece is perfect for swimming. Tourists from really cold climates that can’t stand hot weather prefer to visit Greece in April and October. In the winter, islands are not an attraction for Greece and other destinations like Pelion and Kalavryta can provide pleasant experiences for those who are into winter sports. Luxury Yacht Charters in Greece.
The Ionian Sea
The Ionian Sea is on the West part of Greece and it has 7 lovely islands. The waters are deep and calm throughout the whole summer. The islands are green and full of trees. To understand the sea bottom of a place you have to take a look at the geography of the mountains. The higher the mountains the deeper the sea. In other words, the sea is a reflection, something like a mirror that shows them exactly the opposite of what land looks like. The deep waters of the Ionian Sea also allow boats to sail without risking crashing their bottom part. So sailing in the Ionian Sea is ideal. It is also nice for catamarans that need calm waters to provide a luxurious experience to the tourist.
Beaches there are similar to the ones in Croatia but the waters are warmer which is a huge benefit that upgrades the experience of the vacation. Prices are also more affordable and the quality of service you will get is better. For many years Italians used to live in these islands, so the architecture is influenced by the Roman Style. Due to the fact that it is close to Italy, it has many Italian tourists and Europeans in general. The nightlife is not very wild, but the natural beauty is superior. Corfu, Lefkada, Kefalonia, and Ithaca, the homeplace of Odysseus, are perhaps the best choices.
The Aegean Sea
The Aegean Sea lays between Greece and Turkey. The most famous part is a group of islands called ”Cyclades.” These islands are the most typical view of Greece. The landscape here is very dry and the islands have very little vegetation. They have small white houses that are very close to each other with rounded corners to protect from the wind. The area is of course magnificent, but if you decide to visit the Aegean Sea make sure you will not do it in August and late July. During this period a phenomenon called ”Meltemia” gives very strong winds and wavy waters. No matter whether you live in a hotel or sail with a boat you will face difficulties in swimming and enjoying yourself.
As a tourist, there are many things for you to see there. The town of each island is called ”Chora” and is located in the centre of the island. Towns were not built-in port to avoid attacks from pirates. Even though the waters are not as impressive as in other places the Aegean Sea is the most famous and it attracts tourists from all over the world.
People travelling from the States as well as the Middle East are not aware of the hidden gems of the Ionian Sea, so they practically spend most of their time in Greece in Cyclades and Athens. The popular islands of Mykonos and Santorini are here and it would not be an exaggeration to say that they are super-touristic. If you want to meet glamour and have a very big budget you can try these islands, however, we cannot guarantee you will be satisfied with the level of service delivered. Start your adventure today and charter a luxury yacht to Greece.
Pagasitikos Bay, Dodecanese and Crete
A similar scenery like the one in the Ionian Sea can be reached in Pagasitikos Bay. While the sea is at the left of the Aegean Sea, it is protected from Meltemia and it allows swimmers to enjoy the calm waters. It is the least touristic area among the ones mentioned, a romantic paradise perfect for couples and families.
The Dodecanese is a group of 12 islands close to Turkey, with Rodos being the most famous. Its castle and forest of butterflies will impress you. Finally, in the South part of Greece, you will meet Creta. A big island with a diverse landscape and an interesting combination of cultural events full of music and authentic cuisine.
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