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New & Popular Superyachts Perfect for Greece This Summer

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2021-07-28

Greece has become one of the most popular yacht charter destinations on the planet, and it’s clear to see why; from idyllic lush island clusters to majestic ancient temples, this glorious region boasts some of the most spectacular and diverse cruising grounds in the world. 

Along with over 1,000 islands and 16,000km of coastline, Greece enjoys a balmy Mediterranean climate, crystal clear waters, astonishingly rich cultural heritage, world-renowned cuisine and warm Greek hospitality, promising a memorable yacht charter vacation wherever you go.

Greek charter licence rules

In 2017, Greek authorities changed the regulations surrounding yacht charters, meaning that all EU-flagged and non-EU flagged yachts over 35 metres being commercially operated must hold a Greek charter Licence to cruise exclusively within Greek waters. 

Benefits of a Greek Charter Licence

Whilst there exists numerous incentives for the owner, the charterer also enjoys a number of benefits, such as;

  • 13% VAT on charter fees 
  • Free to embark and disembark from any Greek port
  • Discounted marina and mooring fees
  • Fuel is purchased net of VAT

Compared with other EU destinations such as France and Italy which have a VAT rate of 20% and 22% respectively of the base charter fee, and no discounts on marina and mooring fees, the benefits outlined above offer a fairly substantial saving to the charterer. Coupled with the spectacular cruising grounds on offer in this region, it’s understandable why yachts that carry a Greek Charter License hold massive appeal.

Please note that the rules regarding VAT rates and intineraries incorporating travel outside of Greek waters are continually evolving, therefore we advise that you speak with your yacht charter broker for further clarification on this point.

Popular cruising grounds around Greece

The bright blue seas of the Aegean and Ionian offer myriad Grecian treasures for magical yacht charters, notable for their idyllic island clusters awash with pretty port towns and sleepy fishing villages, as well as some of the finest beaches in the world tucked-away in secret coves accessible only by boat. 

Shipwreck beach in Zakynthos, Greece

The most popular island groups for Greece yacht charters include the breathtakingly lovely Ionian Islands to the west, where their savage beauty has been enjoyed by millions in the Netflix series The Durrells.

Beautiful village of Assos in Kefalonia, Greece
Beautiful Melissani Cave in Kefalonia, Greece

Over to the east in the Aegean Sea you’ll find the lush Argo-Saronic Islands steeped in history, as well as the inimitable Cyclades comprising some of the most celebrated Greek islands, including Santorini and Mykonos.

Beautiful Oia town in Santorini, Greece
Windmills in Mykonos, GreeceParthenon in Athens, Greece

These destinations all enjoy close proximity to the country’s capital of Athens, which is the convenient base port for the majority of yachts available for charter in Greece, and what better way to end a magical yacht charter than meandering the majestic Doric columns of the Parthenon?

Stand-out yachts with a Greek charter licence

To truly experience all this phenomenal country has to offer, we have compiled our top picks of the best superyachts available for charter around Greece this summer. 

O'Pari

One of the largest and most impressive yachts with a Greek charter license, the 95m (310ft) luxury yacht O’PARI has been specifically designed with the charter market in mind. She offers guests a phenomenal range of charter rich features, including state-of-the-art glass-enclosed bridge deck gymnasium with sweeping vistas, vast aft deck swimming pool fringed by an array of sunpads and glorious sundeck lounging area with a large Jacuzzi and full bar.

MY O'Pari
Swimming pool onboard MY O'Pari
Gym onboard MY O'Pari

Her stand-out feature has to be her impressive multi-faceted beach club complete with sumptuous loungers, fully-stocked bar and sliding glass panels that can be opened up to create a vast waterside entertainment area which leads down to louvred steps for easy access into the warm waters of her Grecian destination. Alternatively, guests can indulge in a heavenly pampering session in the adjacent dedicated wellness rooms.

Swim ladder onboard MY O'Pari
Beach club onboard MY O'PariBeach club onboard MY O'Pari

Her luxurious interiors are sumptuous and comfortable, full of natural light with a neutral crowd-pleasing palette that extends into her 14 cabins, which comfortably accommodates 12 guests.

Cloudbreak

Delivered in 2016, this impressive 75m/246ft expedition yacht is purpose-built for outdoor living, with its wide alfresco social areas and adaptable glass-panelled winter garden.

MY Cloudbreak

CLOUDBREAK's stunning Christian Liaigre interiors showcase a warm, inviting and laid back vibe which flows through to her 6 comfortable suites, which can easily accommodate 12 guests.

This includes a fantastic Owner's suite with its own private terraced area and outdoor daybed, perfect for balmy nights anchored off a secluded Greek island, with the gentle lapping of water against the hull to lull you to sleep.

Main salon onboard MY Cloudbreak
Cabin onboard MY Cloudbreak
Owner's private terrace onboard MY Cloudbreak

Guests can enjoy indulging in a spot of pampering at her waterside beach club, complete with sauna, steam room, plunge pool, massage room and gymnasium, or head off for a day's unique exploration of the surrounding Greek islands, taking off from the yacht's commercially-certified helipad onboard its custom Bell 429 Global Ranger helicopter.

Beach club gym onboard MY Cloudbreak

She also boasts a fantastic alfresco cinema which converts into a nightclub coupled with DJ booth, lighting and state-of-the-art sound system for fabulous parties onboard!

Solandge

This hugely impressive 85m/279ft luxury yacht showcases the meticulous craftsmanship we've come to expect from a Lurssen, with a whopping 6 decks and wide 13.8-meter beam providing ample spaces for guests to feel at home.

MY Solandge
Running Shot

Her palatial interiors are opulent and extravagent with touches of exquisite detail creating the feeling that you've just entered the palace at Versailles. The difference on this yacht is that guests can have their cake and eat it too, with a whole host of superlative amenities, from her vast jet-stream swimming pool, chromatherapy spa along with Hamman, massage room and beauty salon, fully-stocked wine cellar and sundeck Jacuzzi that converts to a dance floor complete with full DJ set-up.

Stairwell onboard MY Solandge
Main salon onboard MY SolandgeSwimming pool onboard MY Solandge

Other onboard highlights include a dedicated movie theatre, fully-equipped bridge deck gymnasium and extensive, highly private Owner's deck.

Master suite onboard MY Solandge
Movie theatre onboard MY Solandge
Massage Table In The Spa Area onboard MY Solandge

Luxury yacht SOLANDGE can accommodate 12 guests in 8 generous cabins.

Geco

Delivered to her owner in 2020, this 55m/181ft yacht is a serious head-turner with her eye-catching, unconventional design and near-vertical bow said to be modelled on a sports coupé. That said, there's a fluidity that gently tempers the masculine elements to create an altogether warmer, more feminine aspect to this yacht.

MY Geco

Her designer wanted to create a seamless connection between her exterior and interior spaces using natural and sustainable materials, along with touches of luxurious Italian marble and bronzed metal details to create an overall contemporary yet glamorous feel throughout. 

Main Salon onboard MY Geco
Formal dining area onboard MY Geco

There are plenty of charter-focused features for guests to enjoy, including a large beach club with extensive swim platform and retractable ladder providing convenient access to the warm seas of the Aegean. Motor yacht GECO also offers a vast helipad that doubles as a sun lounging area, generous sundeck with glass-fronted Jacuzzi and a fantastic array of watersports toys.

club area onboard MY GecoAft deck beach

She can also accommodate up to 12 guests in her 6 gorgeous cabins, comprising a master suite, VIP cabin, 2 doubles and 2 twin cabins, offering great flexibility for yacht charters around Greece.

O'Ptasia

Although 10 meters shorter than her sister ship O'PARI, this 85m/278ft motor yacht is not short on luxurious features and amenities for dream yacht charters around the idyllic lush islands of her homeland.

MY O'Ptasia

With a palette of soft cream and greys and rich woods playing with light and dark shades, coupled with playful touches, luxury yacht O'PTASIA's interiors are at once inviting yet understated and refined. 

Stairwell and lift onboard MY O'Ptasia
Master suite onboard MY O'Ptasia
Master cabin onboard MY O'Ptasia

Capable of accommodating 12 guests, her 11 well-appointed suites follow the same colour scheme, which include 2 master suites with convenient adjoining twin cabins, making her ideal for charters with children or staff detail.

Swimming pool onboard MY O'Ptasia
Massage room onboard MY O'Ptasia

Stand-out features include a large aft swimming pool, extensive beach club area with spa facilities including a gym and massage room and armada of water sports toys and state-of-the-art custom Onda 321L tender, perfect for exploring Greece's breathtaking tucked-away beaches and coves.

Moca

Delivered in 2016 to her owner as CHOCOLAT, this sleek 63.5m/208ft Benetti recently underwent an extensive refit and entered the yacht charter market in 2021 fresh as a pin, along with a new name.

MY Moca

Showcasing elegant Italian craftsmanship in a palette of warm hues and styling inspired by nature, her interiors are sophisticated yet inviting with artisan natural oaks, marble and leather finishes.

Main salon onboard MY MocaFormal bar area onboard MY Moca
Elevator onboard MY Moca

This yacht offers guests plenty of space to make it their own, with ample social and dining areas located across all the decks. Guests can also enjoy stunning views from her large aft Jacuzzi, which is surrounded by glass panels, perfect for relaxing whilst underway to her next destination. 

Aft deck dining area onboard MY Moca
Jacuzzi onboard MY Moca
Master cabin onboard MY Moca
Walk-in-wardrobe onboard MY Moca
Children's cabin onboard MY Moca

Luxury yacht MOCA sleeps up to 12 guests in her 7 beautifully-appointed cabins, comprising an upper deck Owner's suite with private study, lounge and walk-in-wardrobes. A further 2 VIPs, 1 double and 3 twins make up the rest of the accommodation.

Two of the twin cabins are dedicated children's suites, along with a playroom located separately, making this yacht absolutely ideal for family yacht charters.

O'Ceanos

The 49m/161ft Mondo Marine motor yacht O’CEANOS, delivered in 2006 and extensively refitted in 2021, is the perfect platform for cruising the tantalising archipelagos around Greece in ultimate style. 

MY O'ceanos

Her stunning interior is the work of Giorgio Vafiadis, who also penned the recent Golden yachts O’PARI and O’PTASIA, and showcases an elegant, almost regal feel throughout with the finest Italian wood, marble and plush fabrics. 

Main salon onboard MY O'Ceanos
Formal dining onboard MY O'Ceanos

Outdoor living is offered to its full potential on board O’CEANOS, in particular on her vast sundeck featuring two large wooden dining areas, a fully-equipped bar with barbeque and four sprawling sunbeds surrounding a glorious elevated Jacuzzi offering paradiscal views of her surroundings.

Sundeck onboard MY O'Ceanos

She sleeps up to 12 guests in 7 beautiful staterooms.

Christina O

Originally owned by the Greek business tycoon Aristotle Onassis, CHRISTINA O is one of the most iconic yachts in the entire global charter fleet, renowned for hosting a raft of luminaries in the fifties such as Marylin Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Winston Churchill and John F Kennedy, heralding the embryonic beginnings of the superyacht industry, notably along the glamorous French Riviera.

MY Christina O

This yacht underwent an extensive refit in 2020 although lost none of its old-world elegance and decadent glamour, where notable pieces were lovingly restored back to their former glory.

Formal dining onboard MY Christina O
The Dining Room
Salon onboard MY Christina O
Seating area onboard MY Christina O
Gallery onboard MY Christina O

Stand-out features include an exquisite 3-story cobalt-blue, cream and gold spiral staircase, vast mosaic fan-tailed saltwater swimming pool which converts to a dance floor, an indulgent Six-Senses spa complex and opulent piano lounge. 

Atrium onboard MY Christina O
The Atrium
Mosaic pool onboard MY Christina OSpa onboard MY Christina O

This vast yacht offers supreme luxury and comfort, and can provide for up to a whopping 34 sleeping guests.

Ouranos

Named after the primordial God of the sky, and dubbed the ‘Most Silent Yacht Ever Certified’, the 45m/148ft superyacht OURANOS wowed audiences for her debut at the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show with her sleek appearance and charter-focused amenities, proving that this is a yacht built to impress. 

MY Ouranos

Her stunning bright and airy interiors perfectly embody the Greek view of beauty and light contained inside of a vast space. These comprise an fantastic array of social and dining areas exhibiting contemporary, elegant styling with luxurious touches and plush furnishings. 

Main salon onboard MY Ouranos
MY Ouranos
Formal dining onboard MY Ouranos

Luxury yacht OURANOS boasts six beautiful staterooms, which also offer charter guests a wholly undisturbed night’s rest free from both noise and vibration.

Master suite onboard MY Ouranos
Dressing room onboard MY Ouranos
Ensuite onboard MY Ouranos
Aft Jacuzzi onboard MY Ouranos
A couple ride on JetSkis onboard MY Ouranos

The huge selection of amenities on board include a fully-equipped gym, sundeck Jacuzzi, bar and dining area and an impressive line-up of watertoys. Her experienced crew of nine meanwhile have earned OURANOS an exceptional reputation and even include a fully-trained masseuse, perfect for winding down after a day soaking up the Greek rays.

Anna I

Boasting meticulous Feadship pedigree craftsmanship, luxury yacht ANNA I has plenty of onboard amenities for charter guests to get excited about.

MY Anna I

Delivered in 2007 and extensively refitted in 2021, this yacht exudes a languid refinement and understated glamour showcased by her luxuriant rich mahogany interiors and acres of cloud-soft lounging areas, both inside and out. 

Stairwell onboard MY Anna I
Main salon onboard MY Anna IFormal dining onboard MY Anna I

Onboard highlights include a stunning split-level Owner’s stateroom, main salon that converts to a dance floor, complete with full DJ set-up and smoke machine and superb sundeck complete with shaded Jacuzzi area, sunpads and enclosed fully-equipped gymnasium, perfect for maintaining fitness regimes whilst onboard.

Sundeck Jacuzzi onboard MY Anna I
Gym onboard MY Anna I
Hammam onboard MY Anna I
Massage room onboard MY Anna I
Master suite onboard MY Anna I
Master ensuite onboard MY Anna I

She also boasts a beach club, wellness spa facilities and 6 luxuriously appointed staterooms that can comfortably accommodate 12 guests.

Interested in booking a luxury yacht charter in Greece?

To find out more about booking any of the yachts mentioned in this article, please reach out to your chosen yacht charter broker.

To compare the complete market, take a look at all the latest luxury yachts available for charter in Greece

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