You too can have a vacation that lets you 'party like a rock star' and live the lifestyle of the rich and famous – even if it's only for a week or two!
In fact, this article will give you all the information you need to plan the perfect champagne and caviar vacation – while having a beer … (well, maybe nice bottle of French wine) – budget!
Celebrities, rock stars, royalty and supermodels all love the Greek Islands – and so should you.
I recommend the Cyclades Islands, mainly because they're a favorite playground for celebrities, rock stars and supermodels … Mykonos (pronounced Mee-ko-nos) is deserving of its international reputation for being a party island …
Santorini, known as the island for lovers (and mythical location of the lost city of Atlantis), also offers some amazing beaches (red and black sands from its volcanic past), hot night clubs and amazing sunsets …
And then there is Ios, known as the 'fountain of youth' – think spring break, the Venice carnival and Mardi Gras all rolled into one …
How to Visit the Greek Islands
If you want to party like a rock star, the best way to visit the Greek Islands is to do it the way they do – charter your own private yacht! (And before you decide you can't afford it, keep reading – it's not as expensive as you think.)
Sure there are super yachts that can cost tens of thousands of dollars (or more) a day! But they're not the only boats sailing across the azure blue Agean Sea!
Who visits the Greek Islands?
One of the definite advantages of chartering your own yacht in Greece are the neighbors! You never know who's going to be parked in the yacht next to you … And because yacht people tend to be a friendly and close-knit group (to other yacht people), it's not unusual to get invited over for drinks, dinner or a night out on the town …
Some of the celebrities that have visited the Greek Islands by yacht over the years includes: Sting, Prince Albert of Monaco, Mickey Roarke and wife Carrie Otis, Bruce Springsteen, the late John Denver, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Keith Richards and family, supermodels Kate Moss, Claudia Schieffer and Amber Smith, and many, many more!
Choose an 'all-inclusive yacht charter' to get the best bang for your buck
An 'all-inclusive yacht charter' means that (almost) everything you need to go sailing around the Greek Islands – including the crew, the fuel, marina fees, water and food – is included in the price of your charter. Plus, since you'll be sleeping onboard your yacht at night, you also don't have to factor in the expensive hotel bills. And since meals are included – how many depends on the charter company, and what you want, you can also cut out the cost of eating out at a restaurant every night of the week. Those two things alone – your food and hotel rooms, are the biggest expenses (next to the cost of your flight) for most people who go on vacation.
Some of the things you can do on your vacation in Greece
Besides soaking up the rays on the beaches during the day, and partying like a rock star until the wee hours of the night, there are plenty of other things to do in Greece. For example, you can:
- go snorkeling or scuba diving
- rock climbing
- jet skiing
- water skiing
- visit museums
- visit archaeological sites
- try delicious Greek food
- meet new people
- go shopping
- rent a scooter or car and explore the islands
- take a guided tour
- go swimming in the sea
- have a picnic lunch on a private beach only accessible by boat
- watch the fabulous sunsets
- eat dinner at an authentic taverna
- have a night cap under a blanket of stars
There's something for every taste and lifestyle in Greece, and with your own all-inclusive yacht charter, you can go island hopping around the Greek Islands this year and party like a rock star!