Above: Jacuzzi on the Souraya yacht

Greece has around 6,000 islands — though the precise number depends on when an island becomes a mere islet or just a large rock — of which only 227 are inhabited. This means that there are hundreds of secluded coves and beaches, accessible only to those with a private yacht. Having your own boat also enables you to visit small picturesque ports, far from cruise ships and tourist crowds. Of course, the coronavirus pandemic has also provided an incentive to charter a yacht, as it enables travelers to enjoy the security of a self-contained environment.

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