Greece and Croatia both make an excellent summer charter because of their spectacular coastline, their ancient civilization, and their gorgeous weather. My favorite destination is Greece, where my husband and I have gone several times over the years. We have gone to Croatia a couple of times, and we have also visited several islands in Greece. The main thing that makes Greece so beautiful is its spectacular coastline, and it is hard to beat the beauty of either Crete or Santorini. The waters are clear and all sorts of boats can be seen making their way across them: sailboats, yachts, container ships, even sharks.
In Greece, you can spend the day in one of the islands and spend the night in the another, so you can break up the day with something else that will help set your days apart. We have done the ferry ride across the Ionian Sea many times, and we have loved every minute. However, we have also gone with friends and relatives, and we still enjoy it. The ride is long, generally taking at least 1.5 hours, but you also get to see many unique islands along the route.
If you want to take a real vacation, though, you don’t want to stay in hotels but rather rent a luxury yacht or aircraft. There are private yachts and jets that are available for rental. You can even go on organized trips if you want. organized trips to specific islands can be arranged, and you can find luxury accommodations that will make you feel like you are living in a palace.
You can also organize trips to different islands during the same trip. If you can spend your entire trip in Greece, you can visit several islands so you can get a different taste of what Greece has to offer. You can go on a tour of the islands while living on a boat or perhaps traveling by boat. I have rented a boat to go on a cruise and it has really turned into a wonderful vacation and I received some amazing posture therapy. What a great way to see Greece and really experience it.
You can also organize your own Greek cruise and enjoy the food, sights, and lifestyle of a Greek island. You can visit several islands during the cruise and spend the night on the island. Breaks of anywhere from 4 to 8 days can be common in Greece.
Of course, you might be tempted to go to Greece just to relax on the beaches and spend time sitting by the pool, but a Greek cruise is a very different experience. You will go ashore to visit the archaeological sites, to enjoy the rich culture of the Greek people, and to experience Greek cuisine in several different forms including meze, crepes and swell.
During the summer months, Greek ferries leave from Piraeus Port to Athens and you can hop on a boat and go island hopping. Greek ferries also stop in Santorini, which has many buildings and is known for its green architecture, and complete with green palm trees. There are many great beaches in Greece and a trip to Greece would not be complete without a stop in the islands. The best time to go on a tour is during the winter months, between the months of November and March. The summer months are too humid and can ruins some European tours.
Greek ferries typically stop in a port city and give passengers access to great sites and extensive activities. Tours can be of everyday difficulty or more specialized including diving, scuba diving and Niagara Falls jaw dropping. There are many activities in islands and most of the attractions are free. However, there are a few things to consider when planning your tour as they tend to cost additional. Make sure you stay to schedule and have a maximum of three nights in a port city and anywhere in Greece. This will save money in the long run. The ages of participants, Condos on boats and tours, and transportation from port to port and back again are included in all guided tours.
There are many mosques in tourist areas of Greece that are free to enter and tour. This is a great place to see the sites and get the feel of going to the mosque, as many of the sites are open and they are only open for a couple of hours during the week. To check availability of the Mosque visit the web site of Greece.com, and click on Tourism/Transport. You will be able to find out if the mosque is open and which buildings in the cities you plan to visit are open to tours.