Getting There: The Cyclades

Choose from one of these 5 charter options and start cruising the Greek Isles.

Kintaro

Charter
Atalanta Golden Yachts markets this 125-foot Cantieri di Pisa at a base rate of about $87,500.Courtesy Atalanta Golden Yachts

The owner of Kintaro added a sixth stateroom during the yacht's refit in 2014, allowing for 12 guests. The sun deck, as you can see in the photo at right, is a favorite spot.

Helios

Charter
This 147-foot Perini, which charters through Perini Navi USA, has a base rate of about $142,000.Courtesy Perini Navi

If you missed the chance to charter Helios at the June America's Cup in Bermuda, you can catch her in Greece during August and September, when she'll be cruising the East ­Mediterranean.

Pegasus

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Pegasus is part of the Athens Yachts charter fleet, with a weekly base rate of about $213,400.Courtesy Feadship

Athens Yachts says the 172-foot Feadship Pegasus is expected to be one of the largest charter yachts based in the East Mediterranean this summer. She takes 12 guests with 13 crew.

Happy Day

Charter
This 103-foot Benetti has a weekly rate of about $49,000, with Yachting Partners International.Courtesy Benetti

Happy Day is a classic gentleman's yacht, launched in 1969 and updated this year with a new interior plus audiovisual systems. She is expected to base at Mykonos all summer.

Meya Meya

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Neo Yachting promotes this 114-foot Logos at a lowest weekly base rate of about $87,500.Courtesy Logos

The photo above was taken off Polyaigos, an uninhabited island in the Cyclades. Meya Meya's captain has been aboard since 2010 and knows many hidden harbors like this one.