Santorini, a stunning crescent-shaped island located in the Cyclades Islands chain of Greece, is a magical destination that should be on every traveler’s bucket list. With its breathtaking landscapes, unique beaches, and picturesque villages, a Santorini yacht charter with FGI Yacht Group offers the perfect way to explore this stunning destination in complete luxury and comfort.
Picture cruising along the island’s glistening azure waters, taking in the stunning views of Santorini’s towering cliffs and beautiful beaches. Those who love beaches will surely fall head over heels for Santorini’s spectacular coastline. One of the most famous beaches on the island is the ‘Red Beach,’ a pebble beach set against a red cliff backdrop. Another unique beach well worth exploring is ‘Kamari Beach,’ known for its surreal black sands.
Once you’ve immersed yourself in the breathtaking beaches, have your crew set course for Firá. As you cruise towards the island’s capital, you are sure to be struck by the vision of pristine whitewashed buildings built into the rugged cliffs that lead off into the sea. Once on land, take a stroll along the narrow footpaths and immerse yourself in the history and culture of this picturesque town by visiting some of its historical sites, churches, and monasteries. Head further inland and explore the charming villages of Imerovigli and Firostefani, which are perched on the caldera. One of the most famous villages in Santorini is Oia, which has retained its natural, coarse beauty over the years despite becoming increasingly popular with visitors. Enjoy strolling through the complex of charismatic houses in small streets, flowering verandas, and blue-domed churches nestled into the cliffsides. Whilst exploring the town, see if you can spot the difference between the houses built for Venetian sea captains of the past and traditional cave houses before heading down 300 steps to the small port of Ammoudi to watch the sunset over the blue-domed roofs before heading back to your charter yacht to indulge in a nightcap under the stars.
For a change of pace and scenery during your Santorini yacht charter, the island of Leros, part of the Dodecanese island chain, is a perfect choice. Dotted with charming villages, such as Alinda and Agia Marina, this spectacular island also holds a rich historical past reflected in its impressive medieval castle and settlements. Leros also boasts outstanding beaches and is known for its crystal clear waters and stunning abundance of marine life. Another island that should be on the top of your list during your Santorini yacht charter is Rhodes. One of the most popular islands in Greece, it is also known as the Knights’ Island. With rolling landscapes covered in green valleys, mountainous villages, ancient castles, and secluded beaches, Rhodes offers plenty to do and see. Several pristine beaches offer a range of watersports, such as windsurfing and kitesurfing, and some even offer diving lessons and dive trips to explore old wrecks near the coast. Make sure you explore the Old Town, where the antique castle, stone walls, and cobbled alleyways will make you feel like you’ve traveled back in time.
Of course, a yacht charter to Santorini would only be complete with a visit to its capital, Athens. During your Santorini yacht charter, be sure to head ashore and enjoy an exclusive private guided tour of the Acropolis, the most enduring symbol of Greek civilization. Learn all about the Parthenon and the Greek gods before enjoying a world-class meal at one of the city’s many fine restaurants. A Santorini yacht charter offers an unforgettable journey through one of Greece’s most idyllic and romantic destinations. From exploring the island’s unique beaches and picturesque villages to venturing out to other nearby islands, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.