Hiring a yacht from Kyllini is an excellent way to explore the hidden beauty of the Ionian Islands. Kyllini is a small county 43 km to the northwest of the city of Pyrgos in the Peloponnese and is only 3 hours from Athens. The city of Kyllini may be small but is well-known among tourists due to its port, which is an excellent starting point to access the Ionian islands. You can easily find the ideal yacht of your choice from Kyllini’s port. You can directly contact the owners of the vessels for the ideal yacht, or simply allow a BednBlue travel expert to guide you with some suggestions.
You have plenty of options:
You can book and hire a yacht with a skipper, or without if you have a license, and enjoy a one-day cruise to Zakynthos. You also have the option to rent a motor yacht, their fast cruising speed will allow you to tour various beaches along the coast or reach further destinations such as Kefalonia. Finally, you can hire a luxury yacht at a great price and go island-hopping in the Ionian Sea for as many days as you wish.
Kyllini is a small district that functions as one of the most important ports on the westernmost cape of the Peloponnese region of Greece. The city of Kyllini connects the Ionian islands to the mainland and has a long coast covering many beautiful villages. Besides offering the perfect access point to enjoy yachting around the Greek islands, the area takes pride in its rich cultural and historical heritage. The Castle of Chlemoutsi was built between 1220 and 1224 and was considered a very important spot for the Peloponnesians. The castle clearly shows an example of Frankish architecture in its appearance. Moreover, it has ruins as well as texts that confirm the habitation of Kyllini from the Paleolithic ages. The castle hosts the Andravida-Kyllini International Festival of Art and Culture every summer. This is where you can enjoy a musical journey based on several myths and the history of Greece. The monastery of Vlaherna on the other hand is evidence of the flourishing period during the Byzantine years. Visitors can tour the monastery and take part in the annual festival, known as one of the most warm-hearted events in the Peloponnese. Kyllini was a reference point to the ancient city of Elis, the organizer of the Olympic Games, which started in 776 BC. According to legend, the ancient god Hermes was the protector of the city and represents a symbol of prosperity. Kyllini offers hills with olive and lemon trees, magical sunsets, and plenty of yacht rentals that depart from the port to the Ionian Sea.
With your yacht charter in Kyllini, you can enjoy a day cruise to Zakynthos. Kyllini is not too far from Kefalonia, so you can also combine your trip to both destinations for the perfect 2-day yacht charter in Greece. Zakynthos is a special island known for its Caretta Caretta turtles and famous blue caves, a haven of beauty and tranquility. Kefalonia is known for its breathtaking beaches and lush green scenery. You can extend your cruise to Ithaca and Lefkada and stop to taste the fantastic local fresh food and charming villages by night.
With our yacht rentals in Kyllini, you can also enjoy a simple cruise to the villages across the coast. Amaliada, Arkoudi, and Kastro are great stops. Arkoudi seems to strike a chord with its visitors, with a yacht you can reach a tiny cove with fine sand and colorful houses. The area around Fournia beach in Kyllini is near the Roman Baths, where visitors can enjoy the therapeutic properties of the natural spas. Glyfa, Kourouta, and Palouki are some other beach options you can add to your yacht rental trip in Kyllini, where you will have your fill of dives into the sea. By renting a motor yacht from BednBlue, you will have the experience, luxury, and comfort you deserve.
Below you will find some useful information for your yacht hire in Kyllini.
Port of Kyllini: Kyllini offers a total of 70 berths for yachts that go up to a maximum length of 60 m. The port serves 1.5 million passengers per year and has daily ferry services to Zakynthos and Kefalonia. There is also a ferry route from Kyllinii to Ithaca. There is plenty of parking space in Kyllini and just a walking distance from the port you will find ATMs, supermarkets and a bus station. Close to the port, you will also find restaurants and taverns. Some extra sights you can visit during your stay include the waterfalls of Neda, the temple of Apollo, and the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia.
Kyllini is also 1 hour and 10 minutes by car from Patra, the third-biggest commercial city in Greece.
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