Greece & the Greek Islands are famous for culture, gastronomy, amazing landscapes and beaches and well-established yachting.


At over 2,500 years old, Greece’s capital and largest city of Athens is a medley of history, culture and modern metropolis life. 

From the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Acropolis and the Daphni Monastery to world-renowned museums and restaurants, a few days in this energetic city is the perfect way to start or end a luxury yacht charter. 

But Athens is not all about the past. A great selection of fashion boutiques, sophisticated restaurants, cool bars, and traditional taverns create a seductive atmosphere! 

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Ionian Islands

Scattered off the western coastline of Central Greece and to the south of Peloponnese, the Ionian Islands are an island group comprising large and small islands. If you happen to love snorkelling or diving then the seabed around the islands will definitely satisfy you. You might even get the chance to encounter the rare, caretta caretta, sea turtle that take refuge here, as well as the monk seals monachus monachus. 


Its rich multi-cultural heritage, its historic monuments, its stunning natural landscape, its crystal clear seas.  

The beaches in Dassia, Paleokastritsa, Glyfada, Kontokali, and Kavos are must-visits. 

Corfu Greece is famous for one thing in particular: it’s food! Based on meat, fish, pasta, and herbs, the island’s gastronomy will excite those who love good food. The excellent Corfu restaurants and traditional taverns are the best places to taste the local delicacies! 


The island of Kefalonia is very mountainous: the highest mountain, Mount Ainos, rises at an altitude of 1520 meters and is the only mountain in the whole Mediterranean to possess a unique fir forest species called Abies Kefallia. Those are protected species and the area where they grow has therefore been declared a National Park. 

Kefalonia’s culinary tradition, history, traditional villages, upbeat nightlife and pristine beaches will make you fall in love with the island. 

Zakynthos is one of the most popular destinations among the Ionian islands.  

Zakynthos (aka Zante) landscape diversity has resulted in different types of beaches: there are sandy beaches in secluded coves where the tranquil waters are deep blue on the island’s southeastern part; yet, if rugged cliffs and an interesting underwater world are to your liking, try the western part of the island. 


Cultural village of Europe for the year 2004, Paxi (or Paxoi) is the ideal island for a peaceful holiday. Fjord-shaped beaches, underwater caves, small bays and green hills welcome the lucky visitors. According to the legend, the island would be the southernmost tip of Corfu, if the God of the Sea, Poseidon, had not broken it off with his trident when he needed a god-deserving place to live his love with the Nereid Amphitrite. 

Lefkada is surrounded by a total of 24 islets - Aristotle Onassis’ Skorpios being one of them. On Lefkada you will find noteworthy sights, churches and monasteries, picturesque villages, lush vegetation, idyllic coves of transparent, turquoise waters, busy and secluded beaches of stunning beauty, a significant cultural heritage and hospitable locals. 

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Cyclades Islands

The name “Cyclades” refers to the islands forming a circle (the name in English means: “circular islands”) around the sacred island of Delos. According to the Greek mythology, Poseidon, God of the sea, furious at the Cyclades nymphs turned them into islands. 


Welcome to Greece's most famous cosmopolitan island, a whitewashed paradise in the heart of the Cyclades. According to mythology, Mykonos was formed from the petrified bodies of giants killed by Hercules. And did you know that the island took its name from the grandson of Apollo, “Mykonos”? 


Unrivalled natural beauty, beaches with crystal clear waters, unrivalled Byzantine footpaths connecting traditional villages and breathtaking landscapes make Paros, located at the heart of the Cyclades, one of the best loved holiday destinations in Greece. 

Íos or Niós, as the locals call it, is one of the most beautiful islands of the Cyclades, like a flower, as its name “Ion” denotes. According to the ancient tradition, Íos was the homeland of Homer’s mother and the final resting place of the great epic poet. 


The volcanic activity in ancient years has endowed Milos island with an exciting variety of gorgeous landscapes and beaches. 

References had been made by Hippocrates to the peculiar morphology of spectacular caves (Papafragkas and Sykia) and a multitude of thermal springs (Kanava, Alyki, Provata, Pikropigi). The diving enthusiasts will find a paradise in the underwater caves in the triangle formed by Milos, Kimolos and Polyegos islands. 

Santorini (or Thira), the precious gem of the Aegean, is actually a group of islands consisting of Thira, Thirassia, Aspronissi, Palea and Nea Kameni in the southernmost part of Cyclades. 

The whole complex of Santorini islands is still an active volcano (the same as Methana, Mílos and Nisiros) and probably the only volcano in the world whose crater is in the sea. 

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Argosaronic Islands

The Peloponnese’s east shoreline and the islands dotting the Argolic & Saronic Gulf waters are popular tourist destinations in close proximity to Athens. Beautiful land & seascapes, impressive archaeological sites, museums, stately homes, picturesque villages and wonderful beaches. 

Aegina, according to the myth, the island took its name from a nymph, daughter of the river god Asopos, whom Zeus fell in love with and took with him to the island. Even though the island is very small, it boasts a great number of sights and natural beauties, highlight of which is the famous Aphea Temple, the most impressive archaeological site of the island.  

The Peloponnese’s east shoreline and the islands dotting the Argolic & Saronic Gulf waters are popular tourist destinations in close proximity to Athens. Beautiful land & seascapes, impressive archaeological sites, museums, stately homes, picturesque villages and wonderful beaches. 

Aegina, according to the myth, the island took its name from a nymph, daughter of the river god Asopos, whom Zeus fell in love with and took with him to the island. Even though the island is very small, it boasts a great number of sights and natural beauties, highlight of which is the famous Aphea Temple, the most impressive archaeological site of the island.  

Hydra - breathtaking, unique and often considered the jewel of the Saronic Gulf, is the mecca of all things artistic. 

On Hydra island, you won’t see any cars! Everyone uses their foot, boats or donkeys to get around the island. Elegant stone mansions, narrow alleys, donkeys walking around, churches, little shops, and a picturesque waterfront set the scene of an island fairytale! 

The best beaches in Hydra are Vlichos, Kaminia, Bisti and Agios Nikolaos. 

Poros is a little Aegean gem! Lush vegetation, beautiful little beaches, picturesque villages, and a vintage aura make Poros a unique island to visit during your holidays in Greece. Built on a hillside, it is one of the most picturesque capitals of the Aegean sea islands. The center of the island’s activity, as the array of traditional taverns and restaurants located along its seafront promenade come alive when the sun goes down.  

Nestled in tiny sandy coves and surrounded by lush vegetation. Askeli, Love Bay and Neorio are the most popular organised beaches! 

Spetses the glamorous island especially its picturesque main town, stands out for its architecture and elegance. This is mainly due to the Venetian mansions that lie in Spetses Town and the excellent boutique hotels that combine traditional with modern elements, in a unique way.  

Spetses beaches are a reason unto themselves to visit the island! Vrellos, Agia Marina and Agia Paraskevi are the best beaches. 

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Emerald waters and a salty sea breeze keep you company on the most carefree of yachting holidays. Rules and restrictions are blown away like a puff of cloud on the clear blue horizons; no hotel check-ins or “quiet hours” to observe. You’ll swim on the crest of silvery waves with dolphins as playmates, explore unspoilt beaches, discover a brand new passion for fishing, find the perfect spot in a calm, windless harbour and succumb to the ruby sunset, cocktail at hand. 


Blessed with rugged natural landscapes, and surrounded by small islands scattered around the archipelagos, Alonnisos is an island ideal for those you want to unwind and enjoy leisure walks surrounded by pine forests, olive groves and orchards. The island is the most remote of the Northern Sporades island group, and plays host to the National Marine Park of Northern Sporades, a refuge for rare seabirds, dolphins and the Mediterranean monk seal, monachus monachus. 

Skiathos, the most cosmopolitan island in the Northern Sporades, is truly a paradise on earth, with lush pine forests and crystal-clear azure waters. The island is picturesque, unspoilt and blessed with more than 60 beautifully crystal clear waters and beaches. The most famous is Koukounaries, which is considered as the third most beautiful beach in the Mediterranean. 


Luxuriant vegetation with a Hollywood flair. Eye-catching landscapes; azure waters on golden coasts; traditional Pelion architecture; rugged natural monuments and a pure island atmosphere are all essential elements of the image of this, the greenest island in Greece, more than half of whose territory is covered with virgin pine forest.


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Dodecanese islands

The island complex of Dodecanese in south-eastern Aegean is the sunniest corner in Greece. Twelve large islands and numerous smaller ones with crystal clear waters, sandy or pebbly beaches, important archaeological finds, imposing Byzantine and medieval monuments and unique traditional settlements are waiting to be discovered. 

Most famous islands are Astypalaia, where the Dodecanese meet the Cyclades; Kalymnos, as a sponges center; Chalki for relaxing and rejuvenating holiday; Kastellorizo, with its Galazio Spilaio (Blue Cave), the biggest and most spectacular of all sea caves in Greece.  

Rhodes, the capital of the Dodecanese, with its Medieval City of Rhodes which in 1988 the was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

The endless coasts with the turquoise waters, the vegetation, the affluent water springs, the ancient and medieval monuments, as well as the impressive Italian buildings feature Kos island; located just 4 miles away from the Turkish coasts. Kos is the birthplace of Hippocrates «the father of medicine» (460-377 B.C). 

Nisyros is one of the most beautiful Aegean islands, still untouched by the tourism growth. According to mythology, it was created during the war between Gods and Giants. Poseidon chased the Giant Polyvotis down to Kos, cut a part of it and threw it to his enemy, sinking him forever in the bottom of the Aegean Sea. The legendary rock is the modern Nisyros and it is said that the volcano’s explosions are the angry breathing of the defeated Giant. 

Worldwide known as a sacred island for it is the place where Saint John wrote the Book of Revelation, Patmos is an ideal destination for nature lovers thanks to its lace-like coastline, sheer cliffs and volcanic soil. 

Designated as “Holy Island” by the Greek Parliament in 1981 as well as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. 

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Crete is the largest island in Greece, and the fifth largest one in the Mediterranean Sea. Here, you can admire the remnants of brilliant civilizations, explore glorious beaches, impressive mountain capes, fertile valleys and steep gorges, and become part of the island’s rich gastronomic culture. 

Agios Nikolaos is the capital town of Lassithi. The city boasts interesting Archaeological, Folklore, and Natural History museums, Byzantine churches, a well-organised marina, bustling pedestrian streets (ideal for leisurely walks), and traditional squares with buzzing cafés and restaurants. 

Chania is the capital city, a place where different civilizations have flourished throughout the centuries. Strolling around the Old Town’s maze-like alleys with the beautiful Venetian mansions, the fountains and the churches will guide you through well-preserved historical monuments. Famous for its kalitsounia and other culinary delights.  

Heraklion is the largest city of Crete and one of Greece’s major urban centers. Heraklion has been influenced by Arabic, Venetian and Ottoman rulers. 


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North Aegan islands

Just a breath away from the Asia Minor coast, in the northeastern part of the Aegean Sea, explore islands with fascinating green landscapes, crystal clear waters, beautiful sandy and pebbly beaches, traditional villages and rich history on each island. 

Choose among big islands (Ikaria, Samos, Limnos, Lesvos, Chios, Thasos, Samothrace) and some smaller ones (Agios Efstratios, Agios Minas, Antipsara, Thymaina, Oinousses, Samiopoula, Fournoi and Psara) offer you exciting holiday options. 

There is only one way to travel back in time and experience old Greece up close: take a ship and get off at Fournoi: there are ancient finds scattered throughout the island dating back to the Ionians, Classical and Hellenistic times. An ideal base for pirates in the Middle Ages, due to the hundreds of small fjords and hidden beaches where their ships could be concealed, Fournoi were once called “Corseoi Islands”, after corsairs, i.e. pirates. 

Ikaria is a place with rich mythological past, and it has connected its name with the mythical figure Icarus. Sandy beaches, running waters, mountains and lush green hillsides compose the majestic relief of the island. 

Ikaria is also famed for its thermal springs, unique in the whole world for their chemical composition and radiation. 

Beautiful Lesvos with many streams, rich flora and fauna, famous olives groves, charming traditional villages and remarkable examples of industrial architecture (olive presses, soap factories, tanneries) dating from the Island's industrial development in the 19th century. Lesvos, is also known for the unique petrified forest covering the Sigri-Eressos-Antissa area. 

Samos is an island ruled by legend and beauty. It is the island of the father of mathematics, Pythagoras, the astronomer Aristarchus and the philosopher Epicurus.  

Samothrace, island of the Great Gods, is adorned with Mount Saos, the highest mountain in the Aegean; legend has it that Poseidon sat on its top to watch the Troy war. The pebbly beaches, the streams, waterfalls and rivers, the pristine nature, the famous springs and the archaeological finds are just some stuff you'll come across and in love with. 

Thasos - the most northern island of the Aegean Sea is also called the Emerald Island, being a place of fascinating beauty. It also has a rich history and archaeological sites. 

Thasos is mountainous and densely wooded, all around the 100km long perimeter road of the island with the beautiful coastline, the numerous beaches, the captivating inlets and estuaries.

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Golf & Yachting

 The landscape is part of the experience. On Corfu, the fairways are surrounded by a unique natural habitat for birds like herons and kingfishers as well as animals such as otters in the waters of the Nausica River. In Costa Navarino, in the Peloponnese, two awarded courses have spectacular sea views.

Greece offers the ideal conditions for golf holidays, as its good weather and a good amount of hours of sunshine along the year, are more than enough to play golf

*FCY Golf & Yachting favourites are 


  • Costa Navarino Golf is located in the heart of Messinia, in the southwest of the Peloponnese in Greece.. You will discover two 18-hole courses with greens and fairways in an idyllic setting.The Dunes Course ,the course measures 6,018 meters  from the back tees with a par of 71; Designed by two-time US Masters champion Bernhard Langer. Set in a varied natural landscape with spectacular sea and river views, it takes its name from the high dunes that separate several holes from a golden beach.The Bay Course, designed by legendary Robert Trent Jones Jr, offers panoramic sea and mountain views, with two holes along historic Navarino Bay. The route winds through contrasting natural landscapes, making it a spectacular and memorable route. The course is a 18-hole, par-71 course measuring 5,614 m.


  • Corfu Golf Club was founded in 1971 and the English architect Don Harradine designed it. The courseblends seamless) into the picturesque Ropa Valley and the cleverly designed hazards make it a solidand fair test for both low and high handicap players. The bent grass greens can be as fast as themarble floors in the clubhouse, but they are often more gently paced. Eucalyptus and poplar attractively line the fairways and there is a fair smattering of water, both in the form of lakes and meandering.


  • The Crete Golf Club was designed by Bob Hunt from PGA Design Consulting in the UK, the course at Crete Golf Club was laid out to USGA standard. Meticulously maintain the distinctive elements of the natural Cretan landscape, hence the mountainous course has been built in an exciting desert style layout and each hole has been individually sculptured to blend into the existing typical landscape on this 18 holes par 71.


  • Porto Carras Resort,The course was established in 1974, originally designed by Geoff Cornish and Bill Robinson, and expanded in 2002 over 45 hectares to an 18-hole, par 72 course with paspalum grass and panoramic sightlines, the greatest and most scenic in Greece, bordered by the Aegean, with the pine forests of Mount Itamos and the Domaine vineyards as a spectacular backdrop.

Our team of experts will make sure you find your perfect Greek golf.

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