The Super-Rich Take Super-Yachts to Greece to Escape Pandemic



They weren't locked into tiny apartments or rooms by themselves or with others but the world's super rich needed to get away from the COVID-19 pandemic too and for many the destination was Greece – reached on their yachts.


In a feature, The Financial Times noted the enduring and growing popularity of the country that has thousands of islands – from the popular such as Hydra, Mykonos and Santorini for those with big boats – to the tiny and uninhabited.


One of them, Johan Wedell-Wedellsborg, likes to take his family cruising around the Mediterranean for their idle time and getaway from the Coronavirus although Greece requires tourists to be vaccinated, have a negative molecular PCR test with 72 hours or arrival or proof of recovery from the illness.


There's no report how those on yachts could be monitored or if they could just sail into a port or offshore and take their little dinghies onto the island for dinner at a luxury restaurant without being checked.


Their vessel is a 56-meter (184-foot) yacht they like to use for island hopping around Greece, essentially using their own floating hotel. They really, really like Greece this y