Some of the most magical vacations are those spent at sea aboard a chartered yacht. Whether you hire a crew or helm it yourself, you’re free to island hop or explore the coast, enjoying hidden beaches and small ports as you glide through the waves. From luxury to bareboat charters, day trips to live-aboard voyages, motor or sailing craft, there are a range of options at all ends of the budget spectrum. The first step is deciding where to go. You’ll find the world affords some truly magnificent places for adventures on the water. Here are our top 10 places to charter a yacht, just to get you dreaming.
The Greek Islands are home to ancient archaeology, stunning natural scenery and rich cultural attractions. Moreover, Greek cuisine is some of the best in the world. There are over 3000 islands and islets to explore in Greece, so naturally it’s a popular destination for yachties. You can design a journey that includes breathtaking islands like Crete, Rhodes, Ithaca, and Santorini. Sail through ancient seas like the Ionian and Aegean where the explorers of old once launched their vessels under that glorious Mediterranean sun.