We are very proud here at Sail Puppy to say that there are a lot of reasons to make us your choice for yacht charter in and around Greece.
Such aspects of our service as our prices being guaranteed in the currency in which you originally booked them, as well as the on-site inspections of the boats we offer in Greece, give you the peace of mind that you require for the most rewarding Greek island sailing.
Indeed, it is that very subject – the Greek islands – that we would like to discuss in today’s blog post. Whether you have never before clambered aboard a yacht or are well-versed in the full breadth of mono-hull and catamaran yachts that make up our fleet of trusted boats, there are some very rewarding destinations for you to uncover.
All of the below islands are embarkation ports used by those hiring a yacht with us.
• Rhodes, which is the largest of the Dodecanese islands in terms of land area, and is a must-visit on account of the town fortifications that today enjoy World Heritage Site status by UNESCO. It was also on the island where the Colossus of Rhodes, an about 33-metre (108-feet) high statue of the Greek titan-god of the sun Helios, once stood.
• Kos, which is another part of the Dodecanese island chain in the southern Aegean Sea, off Turkey’s Anatolian coast. It has no shortage of its own intriguing landmarks, including a 14th-century fortress at the entrance of its harbour, as well as the Cathedral of Kos, the Byzantine Antimachia Castle and the Asclepion, an ancient healing temple and medical school complex where Hippocrates is known to have practised.
• Paros, which is located in the central Aegean Sea and belongs to the Cyclades island group. The island was historically synonymous with the fine white marble that gave rise to the term “Parian” to describe marble or china with similar characteristics. Abandoned marble quarries and mines can still be found here, although you may also be attracted to the beaches such as the 700-metre-long Golden Beach and the Venetian castle at the seaside village and port of Naousa.
• Lefkas – also known as Lefkada or Leukas – which can be found in the Ionian Sea on Greece’s west coast and is connected to the mainland by a long causeway and drawbridge. One of the most unexpected attractions here is the Lafcadio Hearn Historical Center, the first museum in Europe to be dedicated to Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904), who was born on the island and is especially well-known for his books about Japan.
• Naxos, which is another member of the group of Cyclades islands and having been the centre of archaic Cycladic culture, unsurprisingly offers its own wealth of historical sites such as the Temple of Demeter and Fotodotis monastery. The island’s windiness also lends itself well to windsurfing and kitesurfing.
With the above far from the only endlessly enchanting islands that await you when you choose Sail Puppy for your next Greek sailing yacht holiday break, we think we’ve provided more than a few good reasons why you should get swiftly on the phone to us or contact our team via email.