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Scorpios – The Island of aristocrats

Skorpios island is located in the Ionian Sea near the town of Nydri and east of the island of Lefkada. It situated in the west coast of Greece and occupies an area of 2965 acres. It is one of the few private islands, which can be seen helipad, pier for yachts, luxury houses, a chapel, a small pier and breakwater. It can be reached only by water and two of its beaches are public.

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The small island has become widely known as the “island of Onassis” – Greek billionaire in the middle of the 20th century. In 1953, Aristotle Onassis paid $ 1 million for a controlling stake in Societe Des Bains de Mer, which owns the casino in Monte Carlo, hotels, theaters and others. It manage and Greek national airline Olympic Airways. In 1962, Onassis bought the island of Skorpios for 3.5 million Drams as maintenance takes about 1.5 million euros per year. In 1968, billionaire makes wedding on the island with Jacqueline Kennedy, widow of US President John F. Kennedy. After the death in 1975 of Aristotle Onassis, his body was buried on his private island. There are buried and his children – his daughter Christina and his tragically deceased son Alexander.

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In April 2013 in the interest of Ekaterina Rybolovlev – daughter of Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev multi, signed a contract for 99 years for renting a group of islands off the west coast of Greece, the largest of which is Skorpios. Billionaire Rybolovlev paid the sum of 126 million dollars for the exotic island of Athena Onassis – the granddaughter of Aristotle. In May, the Greek authorities have started investigation about the legitimacy and rights of Rybolovlev for the island of Skorpios – he had to follow the will of Onassis as saying that if his descendants will not be able to spend about 100 thousand dollars a year for maintenance of the island, they have to give the State or the airline Olympic Airways.

Rybolovlev has made a number of charitable contributions for infrastructure on the Greek island of Lefkada. Along with the islands billionaire family has purchased a property with an area of 2 acres in the center of Nydri and a property with an area of 6 acres in Palero. From there they took soil for plantation of Skorpios, where a system of four water probes supplied with water island.

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No matter of the fact the island is private, you can catch a yacht charter and take a look of magnificent beauty and enjoy its charm. It worth!

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Saronic islands – the natural beauty of Greece

What could be better to discover the amazing corners of Saronic islands, lying on luxurious furnishings of a comfortable yacht with a glass of wine in hand? On our AA Charter board you will feel like a real Greek god…

Saronic islands are the part of the largest gulf of the Aegean sea. There is the largest port of Greece – Piraeus. The Islands are Aegina, Hydra and Poros.

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  • Aegina

The island is the largest of the group and has a heart shape. It is located 27 km from Athens. Aegina was the first capital of Greece for 2 years after its liberation from the Ottoman authorities. According to legend the name comes from the nymph Aegina, who was kidnapped from Zeus and brought by him to this island. With the birth of her son Zeus has ruled the island.

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  • Hydra

Hydra is situated near the east coast of the Peloponnese peninsula. Port of Hydra is the largest place on the island, which has a crescent shape. The charm of this paradise lies in the cobbled streets and tidy houses with red tiled roofs and colored doors. People moves with horses, donkeys, mules and bicycles, because there is no motor traffic. It is believed that the island’s name comes not from the mythical monster Hydra (sister of Medusa), but from the Greek word for water. Hydra has a very dry climate and that’s why the people reserves large tubes of water and even keep melted snow from the winter.

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  • Poros

It is a small island, divided into 200-meters sea’s channel in the Peloponnese. It consists of two separate Islands connected by a bridge. It is believed that Poros is an island of the sea God Poseidon. According to archeological findings the island was populated even in the Bronze age. A magnet for tourists is also a small town, which was built amphitheatrically on the slopes of the hill. Poros’s greatest attraction is the clock tower built in 1927.

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Cyclades – the island garlands of the Aegean sea

Feel the magic of Cyclades islands by renting some of our sailing luxury yachts. The Cyclades are located in the Central area of the Aegean sea in Greece. They are group of more than 200 Islands, located off the North-West to South-East. The larger Islands are well-known resorts such as Santorini, Mykonos, Milos, Paros, Sifnos and many more.

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  • Santorini

Santorini as the resort began to develop in 1960. It continues to be a great tourist center until today. On the island can feel domestic Greek style combined with modern luxury. The beaches are surrounded by crystal clear water and the most famous among them are Red, White, Black beach and the beach of lovers.

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  • Mykonos

There is nothing more beautiful and cozy place from Mykonos! The symbols of the island is Petros the pelican and the windmills. The main city Hora has a specific architecture. The houses are white, cobourne, the streets are narrow and colored with white paint.

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  • Milos

This is the South-West island, located to the North of the sea of Crete island. Here is the famous statue of Aphrodite “Venus de Milo” (now in the Louvre). The statues of the sea God  Poseidon and the God of music and arts – Apollon are also in there. This is one of the reasons Milos to acquire its well-deserved popularity, attracting every summer tourists from around the world.

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  • Paros

This island is located in the heart of the Aegean sea and were first inhabited by the Achaean Greeks. This Greeks are also mentioned in epic poem “The Iliad” as allies of the Trojans. In the year 1100 b.c. here settled the ancient Greek tribes – Ionians. The historical Paros is popular with a fine-grained white marble, which attracts tourists until today.

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  • Sifnos

It is located in the Western part of Cyclades islands and has a wedge-shaped, which is due to the old name “Akis”. The main town is Apollonia, which is filled with long hills. Here are some of the best masters of ceramics, who inspires the curious tourists. The island is popular with divine products as figs, cheese, capers, wine, honey, sweet almonds, copper cakes, pastels and perfectly handmade fabrics and ceramics.

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Historical mysteries of Marina Alimos

Marina Alimos is the epicenter of all the major yacht clubs in Greece. From here begins the rediscovery of new and unknown lands, familiarizing with new tradition of local people and consideration of their peculiar cultural attractions. This can become a challenge for anyone wishing to merge with new worlds in ancient Greek history and legends. By hiring one of our luxury yachts from AA-Charter guarantee you a memorable holiday in the middle of Greek waters. Learn the story of Marina Alimos and be irresistible travelers with one of our catamarans.

Alimos is a municipality in southern Athens, established in 1968 and includes villages such as the seaside town Kalamaki. The old name is Euonymeia and medieval name is Trachones. It situated on the coast of the Saronic Gulf near downtown Athens. The region shows some of the earliest urban settlements in Europe, dating from the Neolithic period and the Bronze Age. Proof of this are the great archaeological excavations that include forts, Mycenaean workshops, Paleochristian and Byzantine churches. In classical antiquity Alimos had been fishing town on the outskirts of the city-state Athens and it is one of the largest divisions of historical Attica. Proof of its development during this period are the remains of the amphitheater Ano Kalamaki, which were quite unusual shape of the ancient world – with a rectangular design. Some of the earliest and best preserved examples of Athenian geometric ceramics are as collections in museums, including two large vases exhibited in the Museum of art in New York “Metropolitan”.

At its peak Ano Kalamaki was one of the most densely populated communities of ancient Athens during the 5th and 4th centuries BC. At that time it had its acropolis, theater and religious holidays. Some residents even played a major role in Athenian politics and public life – in the trial of Socrates and the expeditions of Peloponnesia war.

The most significant historical background remains the historian Thucydides, who was born in Alimos. Through his “History of Peloponnesia war” he tells of the war between Sparta and Athens in 411 BC where Thucydides has been named “the father of scientific history”. Thucydides became a major figure and emblem of Alimos where today is built bust of him.

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Ionian Islands – the tourist centre of Greece

The Ionian Islands consist of 6 large and many small Islands: Lefkada, Ithaca, Zakynthos, Corfu, Kythira and more. They are located in the Ionian sea and are part of Greece. If you want to descover their natural reality you need to rent any of our sailing beauties yachts, to join into a mysterious places.

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  • Lefkada

The are a few large resorts on the East coast of the island Lefkada which are populated mostly during the warmer time of the year. A large number of beaches are a favorite place for relaxation and the most famous of them are Porto Katsiki, Nydri and Egremni beaches.

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  • Ithaca

The island is the last area from the group of the Ionian Islands.He has an extended shape.  East coast is cut into numerous bays and capes. Here are very beautiful beaches which are mostly small stones. Ithaca is known primarily as the birthplace and Kingdom of the hero of Greek epic poems – “Odyssey”.

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  • Zakynthos

Zakynthos is the southern of the island group and the third of largest. His shaped like an irregular triangle. The beauty of the island has been described from the ancient Greek poet Omir, who indicates there is lots of green forests. The combination with the beautiful beaches of Zakynthos continues to inspire lovers of natural resources.

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  • Corfu

It is the second largest island of the Ionian sea and are located close to the coast of the Albanian town of Saranda. The island is with a magnificent geographical relief of the Northern part of the mountain, the climate is extremely healthy. In the coast of the island are lapping waves of three seas – the Ionian, Adriatic and Mediterranean sea. Here the history is rising and remembered their heroes – the Iceland’s name comes from beloved wife of Poseidon.

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  • Kythira

Kythira is the smallest island of Ionian’s group, which is washed by the waters of the Aegean sea. The island takes its name from Kythiro – the king of the Phoenicians. According to Greek mythology here is the birthplace of the most beautiful god of Olympus – Aphrodite. Kythira is also a cultural and archeological cohabitation of Greeks, Osmanen, British and Venetians.

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Yacht – the floating palace in 21-th century

Some of the most beautiful and wonderful places in the world are located in Greece – country of tourist destinations. The proof of this is from Ancient Ellada, when the Greeks ruled their territories. They realize “there’s something pure and clear in Greece – in nature and people”. Even in mythology the images of their gods were captivated by this heavenly beauty places with high mountains and hills. All nature was endowed with one more incredible charm that still tempted tourists from everywhere – exotic green islands of Greece. They are grouped into a few large islands and their number is extremely large – between 1200 and 6000 islands, among whom 227 are inhabited.

One of the most pleasant and accessible way to touch the gold sands on the Greek islands, is to hire a suitable sailboat – yachts. By choosing this option, we will feel the spaciousness and freedom of being at wide sea. Contact with nature is better way to feel the sound of new exotic destination. That’s why yacht becomes a compact symbol of freedom and adventure, which many dream of. If you’re on vacation with family and friends, romantic occasion or a business trip, the boat provides a full capacity for earning some wonderful and unforgettable moments. Only this kind of experience leaves everlasting memories.

In the era of postmodernism yachts are transformed by the new technologies and innovations in this field, including maximum comfort and full of goodies. The luxury of their stylish appearance combines modernism and high class – representing the floating palaces! The service is also in a high level. By trying carefully prepared dishes and summer cocktails, you will experience the Greek traditional taste. That is better way to combine the sea breeze with something delicious.

At the final the yacht becomes a floating universe, showing us a delicate and modern way to see the new horizons and sunny beaches. The magic of yachts satisfy the desires of every adventurer and this is the right way to feel like a real god! Nice sailing on board!

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Lagoon 560 – Summer Villa under the Sails

On board this catamaran you are enthralled by one desire – to sail the open seas

The story of Lagoon begins in 1987, when four sailing “aficionados”, fascinated by the idea of creating exceptional trimarans, form the Jeanneau Techniques Avancées structure and build the first Lagoon 55’. Seductive silhouettes, unique architecture – the success of both versions of 55’ and its successor the 57’ model is instantaneous.

In 2000 the 57’ is renamed to Lagoon 570, breaking the aesthetic stereotypes while preserving its classic ergonomics. With the 560 model, however, the shipyard combines elegant flowing shapes with innovations in compartment layout and powerful engines. The crowning achievement is the XXL fly bridge. All of this garnished with an extraordinarily high quality.

Innovative area layout and design
On the Lagoon 560 every centimeter of space is carefully designed for comfort and aesthetics. The shipyard really knows how to combine ergonomics and layout. Every detail is carefully thought out and the final touch by Nauta Design makes the 560 experience a supreme delight.

Your summer villa
The cockpit of this yacht represents a state of the art design and a large terrace, and the overhanging fly bridge doubles as a sunshade. This sea atrium is connected to the galley and uniquely so to the owner’s cabin, as well as the guest quarters. Life on board this beauty is truly simple and elegant. Every part of the interior is subjected to light and open space – flooring and furnishing in light colored wood, large illuminators. Each of the private quarters has a unique decoration that creates an intimate atmosphere. The size of the owner’s cabin is impressive, with a personal bathroom, TV and a lot of space for luggage and personal belongings. The guest cabins are fully equipped as well, offering VIP accommodation. The comfort of the berths is achieved by an excellent thermal and sound insulation. The saloon is comprised of a lounge area with a corner couch and a table – an ideal recess for enjoying your afternoon coffee or refreshing drinks.

Sailing performance
At wind speed of 3 knots the Lagoon 560 switches to sails, which is quite impressive for a 30 toned catamaran. The helm station provides perfect visibility and includes a magnificent spot for sunbathing at the rear. The Lagoon 560 catamaran is a true synthesis of the technical solutions and innovations implemented by the shipyard throughout the years. You must keep in mind that on board this beauty you will need the assistance of a true sailor, well versed with the necessary technical skills.
In conclusion we may say that on board the 560 you are enthralled by one desire – to sail the open seas.

Welcome to AA Charter

“Let the sea set you free.” 

We specialize in providing the most luxurious and precious product in life: FREEDOM  

FREEDOM OF MIND AND BODY LIKE YOU HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED BEFORE. Yacht Rent is a company supporting your freedom on the open seas by organizing and/or renting yacht trips tailored to your particular tastes and preferences. High quality service, security and passion for what we do are the anchors of how we run our business. By renting our sailing catamaran you are treating yourself with an exquisite experience. With Yacht Rent you can live out your dreams by exploring the beauty of Greek islands. Design your own trips, choose your menu, mold every detail of your journey. On our boat you can enjoy the services of your personal Captain and Chef, both included in your charter price. Zakynthos, Mykonos, Santorini, Lefkada and many more are all one click away from you. Yacht renting in Greece has never been easier.