The Greek Islands

Choose the idyllic Greek Islands for their crystal-clear water, quaint fishing harbours, white sugar-cube villages and awesome classical sites. The Cyclades never disappoint, but also consider the gorgeous Ionians or the Dodecanese in combination with a Turkish charter.


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    Mykonos is a wonderful kaleidoscope of modern shops, lively bars, quaint windmills, local tavernas and hidden churches all set against a brilliant blue backdrop. ‘Little Venice’ boasts quaint shops selling folk art items and fine jewellery!


    The picturesque town of Poros, with its beautiful neoclassical buildings, is built amphitheatrically on the slopes of a hill. Most visitors enjoy water sports off the sheltered bays. The nightlife is lively with plenty of restaurants and bars.
  • IOS


    Ios boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe and with its cluster of whitewashed houses, the island epitomises the typical Greek island. The Hora, the main village, is fun to visit with souvlaki shops and restaurants.


    Born out of one of the biggest eruptions in recorded history, Santorini is known for its spectacular beaches with dark pebbles and others with black sand. Don’t miss a late afternoon cocktail at Oia, the renowned vantage point for spectacular sunsets.


    Sifnos was known in ancient times for its gold and silver mines, some remains of which still exist today. The island is also recognised for its pottery and you’ll find a selection of attractive goods at a range of prices.
  • Kea


    The picturesque island of Kea offers a choice of beautiful bays where your yacht will be overlooked by the island’s vineyards and orchards. It’s ideal for swimming and other watersports and there is a choice of fine beaches to relax on as well.


    Visit unspoilt Kythnos, an island with high ground and rugged green tufts of vine and fig scattered about. The island is known for its thermal springs with great curative powers as well as the fascinating ruins of a medieval Venetian citadel.


    Wander up from the quaint port of Aegina, lined with little tavernas and cafés, and head to the Temple of Apollo. The ruins here are wonderful and you can enjoy the views all around and across to the mainland.


    Europe’s oldest capital city is a mix of old and new with the extraordinary Acropolis, crowned by the Parthenon temple, surrounded by a sprawling modern metropolis. A visit to the historical centre, a huge archaeological park, is awesome and will amaze you.


    Cruise off and past Sounion to glimpse the famous Sanctuary of Poseidon situated in the southernmost, highest part of the promontory looking out over the sea. At sunset, it is a breath-taking sight.

Sample itinerary

  • Athens Sounion 45 miles
  • Sounion Kea 15 miles
  • Kea Mykonos/Delos 50 miles
  • Mykonos Paros 26 miles
  • Paros Ios 20 miles
  • Ios Santorini 25 miles
  • Santorini Sifnos 50 miles
  • Sifnos Kithnos 35 miles
  • Kithnos Aegina 52 miles


  • Mykonos is the cosmopolitan centre of the Cyclades. Top class restaurants and night life exist side by side with stunning anchorages.
  • Santorini is often called the “Queen of the Cyclades’’ whose wild beauty and impressive cliffsides were born from a volcanic eruption
  • Visit the thermal springs at Kythnos known for their great curative powers, followed by a trip to the fascinating ruins of a medieval Venetian citadel near Cape Kefalos and the beautiful “Katafiki” cave with its amazing stalagmites.
  • Highlights
  • Itinerary
  • Adriatic & Eastern Mediterranean

    Classical history and glorious landscapes are found in this region. They will kindle the spirit of discovery and escapism in you, while you bask in luxury on one of our magnificent yachts.
  • Western Mediterranean

    The appeal of cruising around the world’s most exciting and revered ports in France, Italy, Corsica and Sardinia is unrivalled. No wonder so many of our most seasoned charter clients return again and again to revisit favourite haunts and make new discoveries!
  • Caribbean and Bahamas

    Unrivalled opportunities for snorkelling, diving and fishing, against a backdrop of islands blessed with gorgeous sand and lapped by warm aquamarine water. The virgin seas around the Eastern Caribbean and the Bahamas offer some of the best tropical island cruising in the world.
  • Indian Ocean

    A tempting alternative winter charter destination to the Caribbean. Choose from the equally stunning Maldives or the Seychelles, each with their own unique characteristics, but both offering spectacular beaches and turquoise waters for outstanding snorkelling and diving. The Maldives consist of 26 atolls and hundreds of islets, only 250 of which are inhabited. Charters in the Maldives are not conducted to pre-determined itineraries and your captain will plan a daily programme to match your preferred activities.
  • South Pacific

    With many areas inaccessible to mainstream tourism, discover the true South Pacific and cruise through some of the most beautiful, unspoiled islands imaginable. The locals will welcome and inspire you with their love of music and dance. The South Pacific offers arguably the best diving in the world; a constant warm water temperature means you can spot reef sharks, manta rays, turtles and dolphins often up to 50 metres away. Few seascapes are as evocative of paradise than the coral islands of the South Pacific.
  • South East Alaska

    Lofty glaciers and misty fjords, waterfalls and hot springs, orcas and grizzly bears, sea lions and bald eagles all combine to make Alaska a place for the most amazing adventure and exploration. A cruising experience like no other.
  • Costa Rica

    The unspoiled Costa Rican coastline is teeming with exotic wildlife. Humpback whales play with their calves in the clear water, whilst the jungle interior abounds with howler monkeys and toucans, and thousands of species of tropical animals. The golden beaches are pristine and inshore there are rain forests, national parks, volcanoes, hot springs, horse riding and rock climbing to choose from – an endless array of activities and wildlife. A true natural paradise in every sense.
  • The Great Barrier Reef

    The Great Barrier Reef and Tropical Far North Queensland offer off-the-beaten-track cruising at its most spectacular with outstanding snorkelling, diving and fishing opportunities in an untouched natural environment of extraordinary beauty.
  • Indonesia

    Indonesia is home to over 17,000 islands spanning an area of over 5000km across the equator. With vast differences from island to island, they all have one thing in common and that is a rich and colourful culture where life is regulated by a series of spectacular rituals. The islands of Komodo, a designated World Heritage Site, are blessed with hundreds of secluded beaches, transparent crystal clear waters, and stunning coral reefs waiting to be explored. Home to the Komodo dragon, the world’s largest lizard, you will also find here the most extraordinary cultures where life has remained unchanged for centuries.
  • Norway

    There are tens of thousands of islands across Norway from top to bottom offering stunning views across varied coastlines. Take a helicopter or seaplane ride over the stunning waterfalls and glaciers or try some skiing or reindeer and dog team sleighs. Taste home made cheeses and creams straight from the traditional farms and order private performances of musicians and artists on coastal islands. It’s quite simply a perfect cruising destination.
  • South East Asia

    The Andaman Sea on the west coast of the Malay Peninsula offers ideal cruising conditions. Dramatic limestone landscapes, endless lagoons, lush tropical vegetation and powdery white sand beaches together with the cultural attractions of Thailand and Malaysia guarantee the most unforgettable of journeys.
  • The Red Sea

    A mystical country bursting with culture and beauty, Egypt is a truly unique cruising destination. Sharm el Sheikh, on the Red Sea Riviera, is located at the tip of Sinai and well known for being a paradise for snorkelling and scuba diving. The Red Sea offers a seascape which is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and varied in the world, renowned for its rich sea life and teeming with over 2,000 species.

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