Key Tourism Figures 2017: Antonis Stelliatos, President Hellenic Professional Yacht Owners Association
Official Tourism Message
Cruising the Greek islands or coastline on a professionally licensed Greek yacht is one of the most prestigious, heartwarming, culture-filled experiences one can have. Every Greek island has its own special unique character and beauty.
We are blessed to have one of the most exciting yacht cruising areas in the world, an area which offers over 3,500 islands and 16,000 kilometers of coastline.
Greece has the clearest and most transparent waters in the Mediterranean and warm, friendly and hospitable people. A cruising holiday in Greece will soon persuade you that whoever coined the phrase “Greece, land of the Gods” was not far off the mark.
The yachting season in Greece runs between early April and late October to early November. The Greek seas offer various attractions and delights for all tastes: for families, for VIP guests – ranging from Hollywood to Wall Street personalities – for international businesses and for citizens from all over the world.
Today’s Greek charter fleet (motor yachts, sailing yachts, traditional boats, mini cruise ships capacity of 49 passengers) consists of over 3,500 commercially registered charter yachts, whose quality crew experience and performance are second to none.
In the last 10 years, the Greek charter fleet has gone through a renaissance period and the majority of our yachts average age is between 3-8 years.
Even though today Greece faces economic woes, the Greek yacht charter market is maintaining a steady flow of business thanks to the natural beauty of our country with its fabulous cruising area.
We assure you that our seas are secure and that we will continue to take advantage of our unique waters and weather conditions to maintain our position as indisputable unique players in the worldwide yachting market.