yachtlife Greece - view Ios
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7 reasons Yachtlife Greece will blow your mind

By on August 5, 2017

What is this whole yachtweek hype and why is it so amazing? Suddenly everyone seems to obsessed with yachtweek, a week where you sail along the coastline of the most beautiful countries such as Croatia and Greece but also Nicaragua and other places in the Caribbean. Since I fell in love with Santorini earlier this year, I wanted to explore more of the Greek islands. Hence, I decided to join Yachtlife Greece and this is why it blew my mind!

1. You visit a new island every day

yachtlife Greece - cute Greek house

With over 6000 island and islets scattered around Greece there is enough to choose from. Our yacht left every morning and sailed to the next destination while we were asleep. It was amazing. I mean, can you imagine going to a beach club during the night, get back to the yacht before sunrise, go to sleep and wake up at another island the next day?

2. You can completely reset your mind

yachtlife Greece - view Ios

We all sometimes need a holiday to reset our mind. There is so much stress at home and always something to do. Sailing around to visit the most beautiful towns on the islands makes you forget everything. We actually even had a private chef on board and a bartender preparing cocktails whenever you want. So hey, what’s there to worry about?

3. Unlimitless swimming in the crystal clear Aegean sea

yachtlife Greece - swimming in the sea

Get the chance to swim at private bays and jump into the clear blue sea as often as you want. Being on a yacht for a full week gives you endless swimming opportunities…

4. See the world's most beautiful sunsets

yachtlife Greece - sunset Santorini

We all know the best sunsets are seen over the ocean. Watch the famous Santorini sunset or just stay on the yacht and admire the most beautiful sunsets from the deck. Every sunset is a new highlight of your trip.

5. Explore islands with no other tourists

yachtlife Greece - Astypalaia

Instead of being stuck to the routes of commercial ferry lines full of tourists you get the chance to explore islands off the beaten track. How about meeting the local Greek people instead of bumping into herds of tourists?

6. Visit some of the best night spots Greece has to offer

yachtlife Greece - Pathos sunset lounge Ios

The Greek islands are, next to being absolutely stunning and full of culture, known for its amazing nightlife. From sipping cocktails at the most beautiful sunset bar in Ios to dancing the night away at Mykonos and wine tastings at Santorini, there is something for everyone.

7. Make friends for a lifetime

yachlife Greece - group picture

You’re on a yacht with amazing people that want to explore Greece together with you. Everyone is in the best years of their life on a holiday they will never forget. Whether you travel solo, as a couple or as friends… make sure to be part of it!

Sounds fun?! I did my Yachtlife Greece trip with Life Before Work Travel. This trip does involve a lot of partying – as most of the yachtweeks do. For eight days you pay between 1600-1800 USD but keep an eye on their website to get a good deal. Oh and use the “MyTravelTricks” promo code to get discount!

✧ Not a fan of organized trips? Check how to plan the perfect Santorini trip yourself!

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    Lenise Calleja

    August 5, 2017

    I plan to do this kind of trip. I have been to Greece’s mainland but not to the islands. Thanks for these tips, you have some nice photos well done!

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    Planes, Trains and Champagne

    August 5, 2017

    This looks like such a blast!!! I would love to do this! adding it to my list!

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    This Epic World

    August 5, 2017

    Wow! The Yacht Week is literally on top of my list and I am planning for 2018. I was considering Croatia actually but once I read your article, I think you can never go wrong with the beauty of Greece. Still trying to make up my mind. By the way your pictures are gorgeous! Hopefully I’ll have some next year. 😛

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    mapsandmuses

    August 5, 2017

    Ah how funny! My friend literally just mentioned going to yacht week 2 days ago! We’re definitely going to plan it. Looks like it’s absolutely amazing!

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    siarraturner

    August 5, 2017

    So, Greece has been on my wish list for a while now, but this really speaks to the side of me that loves little bit of pamper and luxury. May have to head here sooner than planned!

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    pennyglobetrove

    August 5, 2017

    Wow! I have been dreaming off going on a cruise for ever so long but it has always been out of my budget which is a big bummer. I’m going to keep an eye out for sales though like you suggested. Fingers crossed!

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    carrieemann

    August 5, 2017

    This looks like so much fun. I love the idea of going to the less touristic islands…and they look every bit as beautiful from the more popular ones.

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    snowtoseas

    August 5, 2017

    Great reasons outlining why yacht week is an experience of a life time! I would love to go on one of the yacht weeks. The Caribbean sounds intriguing – I had no idea they had one there!

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    Michelle Joy

    August 5, 2017

    Such beautiful pics! Giving me major Greece wanderlust!

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    Alan

    August 5, 2017

    Going to the sunset bar in Ios, by yacht, looks brilliant!

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    Meg

    August 5, 2017

    This looks like a lot of fun and a great way to see the islands and meet lots of fun people at the same time. It seems like a great choice for solo travellers. A summer in Greece would be beautiful – your photos are gorgeous!

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    C-Ludik

    August 5, 2017

    Gorgeous photos ! Greece has been on my bucket list for a while now.This Yatchtlife looks amazing. I really like the idea of going to the less touristy islands as they look every bit as beautiful from the more popular ones. It seems you had also a lot of fun and met great people on board 😉

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    Indefinite Travel

    August 5, 2017

    OMG Greece was already at the top of my list, but this post made it even higher!! WOW!!! Those Greek sunsets are seriously amazing!

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    crazytravelista

    August 5, 2017

    I always wanted to do a Yacht week like this! Although now I’m too old and don’t party hehe. But I do love the idea of wandering the Greek Islands without all the tourists! Greece is one of my favorite places in the entire world. I’m getting FOMO seeing all your pics. I can’t wait to get back there! 🙂

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    Thirty30Courtney

    August 6, 2017

    My friends and I are considering doing Yacht Week in Ibiza next year but I can only imagine how fun it is in Greece. I went to Santorini recently and it was gorgeous. I would have loved to have had the time to explore more islands while I was there.

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    delacroixllc

    August 6, 2017

    What a great way to meet new people! I always love traveling to other places where there are minimal other tourists. Such beautiful landscapes and sunsets!!

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    Penelopi

    August 6, 2017

    Glad that you enjoyed my country!!! I never tried that way of travelling around islands i think i will get sea sick 😊

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Born and raised in Amsterdam but always felt the urge to explore the world. Love to go out, meet new people and to discover whatever there is in life :) I just want everyone to be happy and therefore share my tips and tricks to explore the world!

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