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Confidence Prevails in Greek Yacht Charters

By Rebecca Bradbury   8 July 2016

Charter volumes in Greece for the 2016 summer season have been performing better than anticipated following concerns that the refugee crisis would have a negative impact on the nation’s tourist industry.

Greece’s prevalence as a top yachting destination is fantastic news for the country’s tourism as well as the nation as a whole.  

The Greek Yachting Association has attributed this success to three main reasons, with the first being that the flow of refugees into the country has now come to a complete halt.

Secondly, yachting enthusiasts and yachting professionals have clearly understood that the refugee issue has affected only a handful of Greece’s several thousand islands, despite misleading impressions created by the international media.

And thirdly, the flow of refugees has shifted away from the nation to other shores within the Mediterranean, thus re-directing holiday makers back to Greece.

dome on top of Santorini church with views over beautiful blue sea
two female tourist look out over the white-building town on Mykonosancient site along the coast in Greece

The fact that charter numbers are surpassing expectations is sure to further enhance Greece’s appeal as more and more tourists begin to recognise the country’s continuation as a top charter destination.  

Such positive press will surely result in more last-minute charters being booked in Greece for the remainder of the summer season and hopefully its popularity will continue into 2017.  

Indeed, thanks to an exceptional climate, stunning coastline and an unparalleled diversity of islands and islands, Greece truly has much to offer yacht-goers.

Among the country’s hotspots are the glittering islands of Santorini and Mykonos, famed for their combination of natural beauty, picturesque Cycladic architecture, exotic beaches, village life and cosmopolitan vibes.

Peloponnesus will transport you back to ancient times with its plethora of archaeological and historical sites while more island-hopping opportunities can be enjoyed throughout the captivating Ionian Islands and idyllic Saronic Islands.  

Thanks to an exceptional climate, stunning coastline and an unparalleled diversity of islands and islands, Greece truly has much to offer yacht-goers

white beaches and green hilltops in Greecelooking out onto Greek town from a cave
Beautiful view on the Mizithres Rocks from the top of Cape Keri, Zakynthos

What’s more, the country possesses safe waters, an excellent yachting infrastructure and a formidable selection of yacht-chartering alternatives for bespoke vacation experiences.

For further information, get in touch with your preferred charter broker or browse and compare all luxury yachts available to charter in Greece.  


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