Greece: Cyclades and Dodecanese
A cornucopia of antiquities, culture, and cuisine await the adventurous in Greece. The Cyclades, to the west, and Dodecanese, to the east, are separate groups of Greek islands that stretch from the mainland of Greece across the southern Aegean Sea all the way to Turkey. Over history, these wonder-filled islands have been the stepping stones for culture and trade as well as strident conflicts. Step through the window of time as your luxury yacht charter takes you to explore sun bleached ruins, amazingly vast and varied landscapes, and enduring beauty. Visit ancient villages and towns clinging to the edges of the countless islands strewn across the southern Aegean Sea. On the islands of southern Aegean, enjoy a vast array of luscious fresh cuisine that natives take tremendous pride in. Recipes made from traditional extra-virgin olive oil, delicious tenderly cooked pulses (local lentil-like edible seeds), locally-grown vegetables, savory fresh goat or sheep cheeses, freshly caught pelagic fish, and robust aromatic wines created locally with ancient Greek varieties of grapes await at restaurants along the shoreline. Whether you enjoy historic antiquities such as the Sanctuary of Poseidon on Poros, exciting nightlife on Mykonos, beautiful sunsets, gorgeous vistas, and the beauty of the uncrowded remote island of Symi, this iconic cruise through the islands of the gods in the Saronic Gulf offers it all.