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Greek Islands

Dodecanese

special gulet charter greek islands The most Famous Holiday Destination for those wishing to visit Greek Islands on a Luxury Gulet Charter Holiday are the Dodecanese and Cyclades island group, otherwise known as the 12 islands. The Dodecanese are far-flung from the Greek mainland and mostly hug the South west coast of Turkey, as frontier or borderline territories. Long accustomed to watching the seas for invaders, these islands now spend their time awaiting Blue Cruise Gulets as if waiting for migrating birds, which show up each spring on their Chartered Dream Yachts and stay until well into October. They have a rich history, and many of even the smallest inhabited islands boast dozens of medieval crusader castles, Byzantine churches and various other ancient structures. The Dodecanese have been inhabited since prehistoric times. In the oldest historic period, they formed part of the Minoan civilization for several millennia. In 357 BC the islands were conquered by Mausolos of Halicarnassus (Bodrum), then in 340 BC by the Persians. The modern prefecture of the Dodecanese consists of 163 islands in total, of which 26 are inhabited. Twelve of those are major islands, which give the island chain its name. The most historically important and well-known of those is the Rhodes. Of the others, Kos and Patmos are historically more important; the remaining nine are Astipalea, Kalymnos, Karpathos, Kassos, Leros, Nisyros, Symi, Tilos and Kastelloriso. A heaven for the sponge divers in the past, the island group offers fantastic sport climbing in cool and peaceful scenery. Its picturesque landscapes, its clear blue seas, a wonderful blend of architectural styles of eastern and western cultures, whitewashed walls, deep blue sky, olive groves, fig trees, azure Aegean waters and more are the main attractions for travelers, where ancient history jumps out at you at every turn Centers of ancient Greek culture, the Dodecanese were held by the Ottomans from 1522 until 1912, when they were occupied by Italy during the Italo-Turkish War.

Cyclades

special gulet charter dodecanese The Cyclades are a group of islands in the Aegean Sea, which constitute the Aegean archipelago and where Neolithic burial sites have been found. Imagine white-washed houses, blue domed churches and dazzling turquoise seas - the stereotypical image of Greek Island life, all to be enjoyed on your Private Gulet Charter; a High-class way of Travel indeed. Fantastic, they say especially artists and poets who go to marvel over the dramatic beauty of the islands. The most well known islands of the group are Santorini and Mykonos, which are the two most popular islands in Greece. Arrayed like the stars of a spiral galaxy around the sacred centre Delos, mythical birth place of Apollo, these are the quintessential Greek isles renowned for the beauty of their seascapes, historical monuments and a unique lifestyle that is deeply rooted in the immemorial past of the Aegean region. Some believe the lost civilization of Atlantis was centered around here and there are many sailors seeking to find the traces whilst enjoying their holidays Private Yacht Charter. The Cyclades consist of about 220 islands, which are living picture-postcards of dazzling white houses with vivid blue balconies, blue-domed churches clinging to rugged rocky outcrops, washed by turquoise-aquamarine seas. Major islands are Amorgos, Anafi, Ándros, Antiparos, Delos, Eschati, Ios, a, Kimolos, Kythnos, Mílos, Mykonos, Náxos, Páros, Folegandros, Serifos, Sifnos, Sikinos, Síros, Tínos, and Santorini. Most of the smaller islands are uninhabited. They fall into three groups - the western Cyclades of Kéa, Kíthnos, Sérifos, Sífnos, Kímolos and Melos; the central Cyclades - the largest isle of Náxos, Síros, Parós, Amorgós, Íos, Síkinos, Folégandros and Thíra or Santoríni; and the northern Cyclades - Ándros, Tenos, Mykonos and Delos. Prior to the 16th century Ottoman conquer; the Venetian Sanudo dynasty ruled the Cyclades as the Duchy of Náxos, whose influence is still visible today.

special yacht holidays Calm, crystal clear waters, bright sky, radiant sun, and austere architecture on naked rock, the Cyclades are filled with light and sunshine. The climate is generally dry and mild, and the summers are cool due to the 'Meltem' winds, which the Blue Voyage enthusiasts describe as "heavenly”. The islands are peaks of a submerged mountainous terrain, with the exception of two volcanic islands, Milos and Santorini (Thera).

Greek Islands have indeed become an important part of 'Blue Cruise' itinerary variety and we often meet such requirements. The most popular of Greek Islands are the Dodecanese and Cyclades island groups. Blue Cruise can be organized to start and finish in Greek waters or combined with Turkish Shore line routes. Below is a list of most visited Greek Islands:

A DODECANESE B CYCLADES
1 Santorini 1 Rhodes
2 Ios 2 Symi
3 Amargos 3 Nsyros
4 Naxos 4 Astypalaia
5 Paros 5 Kos
6 Sifnos 6 Pserimos
7 Serifnos 7 Kalymnos
8 Siros 8 Lipsi
9 Mikonos 9 Leros
10 Patmos
11 Arkoi
12 Samos

 

special gulet charter Out of the islands, some have international airports which have regular flights especially in summer season:Some of the islands have Athens connected and yet some have direct flights. Please consult with your ticket agent or directly from airline websites for further details.

Island Airport Distance/Hour
Rodos Rhodes 21 km (25 min.)
Kos Kos 30 km (35 min.)
Samos Samos 35 km (50 min.)
Mykonos Mykonos 3 km (10 min.)
Santorini Santorini 8 km (15 min.)

 




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