An incredible journey awaits travelers planning on a blue cruise Greece holiday. These spectacular sailing gulet cruises embark from the islands of Rhodes, Kos, Santorini, and Mykonos. Alternatively, if you are keen to visit two countries, two cultures, starting your blue cruise from Turkey and sail in Greece is also a great option.
The Aegean islands of Greece are divided into island groups. Travelers are offered the opportunity to visit the Dodecanese, Cyclades, or Crete. Gulets, however, are mainly available in the Dodecanese. Some are delivered to the Cyclades and there might be a few based there as well.
A few of the popular Greek Islands blue cruise itineraries begin from Rhodes and the island of Kos. There are other options should neither one of these embarkation points suit your holiday plans such as Santorini and Mykonos.
One thing to consider when deciding on harbors other than Rhodes and Kos is that not all gulets embark from all harbors in the Greek Islands and therefore must be sourced accordingly. Rhodes and Kos are ideal due to the access from the airports to the harbors – direct or via Athens. Gulets are delivered from Turkey and therefore Rhodes and Kos are the ports you will most likely be offered unless the gulet has completed a one way trip from say Kos to Santorini or Mykonos. Or if the gulet is already based in Santorini and Mykonos.
Please ask us for availability if you are considering Crete. This is a rarely available option and there will be a re-delivery fee if you wish to end your trip in Crete.
Popular islands that draw a great deal of attention all year round are Santorini with its amazing sunsets, Mykonos for its delightful charm and turquoise beaches, and the ever so timeless history of Rhodes.
Blue cruises in Greece are well spent on board classic gulets with the traditional appeal, and Aegean/Mediterranean cuisine. Fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood dishes, along with poultry and meat dishes lightly seasoned, make for splendid mealtimes during your blue cruise Greece sailing yachts. Then later drop anchor for a pleasant stroll through narrow streets in any one of the islands to do a bit of shopping and sightseeing. After such activity, a relaxing stop at one of the many lovely Greek taverns for a refreshing drink is a great way to enjoy Greek culture.
One visit will make you wish to come back for more. Explore a gulet cruise and discover the beauty of the ancient island destinations of Greece. Memories to cherish for a lifetime!