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Yachting and Boat Rental in Greece

Mykonos and Delos attract tourists from all over the world

From the Absolute Yachting Magazine

Greece, aging thousands of years of history, is attracted by millions of tourists every year. Visitors  have the opportunity to enjoy their holidays in the Greek islands, one of them most popular holiday destinations in the world.

The climate in Greece is typical of the Mediterranean climate: mild winters, relatively warm and dry summers and generally, extended periods of sunshine throughout most of the year. Greece is a safe country. A safe heaven. The great success of the Olympic Games ATHENS 2004 in combination with the experience and infrastructure acquired, has created a climate of trust in terms of security, hospitality and organizational security.



Athens
The capital of Greece has many attractions for tourists. The International Airport is situated 40 minutes drivefrom the center of Athens. Great hotels to stay at, many activities to perform such as sight seeing, night life, fine dining restaurants, great shopping! Athens is not far from Piraeus port, the main port of the main land. Thirty minutes drive from the center of Athens, and tourists can have access to the public marinas where the most chartering vessels are located. There they can also take ferries and high speed boats to the Islands.

Greek Islands
Islands of Greece 1. Saronic Gulf , the closest pelagos to Athens. Some of the most visited islands are Aegina, Poros, Hydra, Spetses, etc 2. Aegean Sea, most of the most visited islands are Siros, Paros, Naxos, Mykonos, Santorini, Ios, Milos, Delos etc 3. Ionian Sea. The most popular islands are Corfu, Lefkas, Kefalonia 4. Sporades. The most popular islands there are Skopelos, Skiathos, Alonissos

The Yachting Industry in Greece
Even though Greece is realivelay a small country, there is a great selection of chartering yachts to do private charters. Mega yachts, motor yachts, motor sailers, sailing yachts, catamarans. Thus, a large variety of yachts are available here, for any tasty, any budget! The Greeks are great sailers from antiquity!!! The crew members on board of the vessels as very hospitable and experienced! The service is very fine and of high quality. Choosing Greece as your cruising destination, is the ideal choice for memorable holidays for your family friends and incentive travelling. A few words about the most polular destinations

SANTORINI
The Santorini group of islands is very unique as there is probably the only volcano in the world with its caldera in the sea. Twelve large explosions occurred, one every 20.000 years, during the last period of volcanism. The panorami view from various points at the top of the caldera helps the imagination to comprehend the phenomene and simplify the historic evolution of the volcanic events. There are many archeological sites to visit in Santorini such as : the prehistoric town ( Akrotiri) , archeological museums , the city of ancient Thera, winneries, and nice beaches. Interesting villages: Fira, Firostefani, Messaria, Kamari, Exo, Mesa Gonia, Emporio, Perivolos, Oia, Thirassia

MYKONOS
Mykonos and Delos attract tourists from all over the world. The hospitality of the people, is the reason why Mykonos is in everyone's heart! The night life, the white and blue traditional houses, the nice beaches... We urge you to visit the island and see for yourself!! The many magical aspects of Mykonos, the romance and charm, the harmony of the landscape, the colours and vitability of the local buildings, have resulted to the rapid growth of tourism and insure Mykonos as the most ideal Holiday location! Mykonos has a very interesting history from antiquity until today. Archeological sites: Delos, archeological museum, Folklore museum, Bonis Windmill, Lena's House, Maritime museum Beaches: Agios Ioannis, Psarou, PARADISE, Kalo Livadi, Panormos etc Entertainement, recreation, shopping, you can find them all in Mykonos!!!

If you are interested in chartering in Greece with a crewed yacht or bareboat, please visit our website  www.absoluteyachting.gr

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Christina Papadopoulos, born and raised in Greece completed her university studies in Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. She lived for many years in Boston Mass and in Canada.

She has always been interested in the International Trade industry. She worked in the Shipping industry for many years and 6 years ago she entered in the yachting industry which fascinated her at once! She has sailed extensively through the Greek islands and knows the area very well. Based in Piraeus, Greece, she has access to all Greek chartering yachts. Christina inspects the yachts on regular basis, interviews the crews, and has an in depth knowledge of all of the yachts and she personally knows the crews that she recommends.

She speaks fluently English, French, Greek and she can communicate in Russian.

Every year she participates in Boat Shows of chartering yachts worldwide and she is an active member of HYBA (Hellenic Yacht Brokers' Association).