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Rental Sailboat Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 54 Ds Cyclades
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Jeanneau - Sun Odyssey 54 Ds | 7 people (2008)

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From $978 per day

All about Boat Rentals in the Cyclades

The Cyclades are a spectacular collection of over 200 islands with a dense history and traditional Greek culture. Between Paros, Mykonos and Santorini, our boat rentals in the Cyclades are irresistable. Sail on an island hopping adventure in this mediterranean Greek utopia, or spend your sailing vacation discovering and exploring your chosen island. Our most popular boat types in the Cyclades Islands are sailboats and also catamarans. Charter your preferred boat in your favourite company for a memorable sailing experience in paradise. 

Sailing Areas in the Cyclades

The islands where our boat rentals are based are Paros, Mykonos and Santorini. 

Paros - Port of Paros

Mykonos - Tourlos Mykonos Marina

Santorini - Vlichada Marina 

Our sailboat rentals are situated in all of the locations above and our catamaran rentals are based in Paros and Mykonos.

The advantages of sailing in Greece mean that mooring in the cove of a beautiful Greek village or town often costs nothing! On the occasion that you do have to pay a little something, for a 38ft yacht for example, it’s not usually any more than $20.

Climate and Sailing Conditions in the Cyclades

The most important factor to consider in terms of climate and conditions of the Cyclades is the meltemi wind. This wind is very similar to France’s northerly mistral, yet due to the lack of mainland surrounding these southerly Greek islands, the meltemi wind can pick up to blow at force 5-7, sometimes even 8. The wind can differ from a north-easterly to a north-westerly direction. Hereby, we recommend this area for experience navigators and sailors in search of a challenge. The meltemi wind starts to blow in June, with its strongest months being the peak months of summer. By September and October it tends to have died down. For better chance of avoiding the sharp winds, we suggest sailing in the mornings when the winds are typically lighter. 

Chartering a boat is highly recommendable during May and June or September and October when temperatures are in the mid-twenties and the meltemi weaker. The Cyclades climate is typically mediterranean and can reach up to over 30°C. This is also a a brilliant time to visit as the islands are not as populous in terms of other visitors and tourists.

The Saronic Gulf is more tranquil during the peak season months if you prefer a calmer, easier sail.


Itinerary Ideas for the Cyclades

Regardless of where you choose for your boat rental in the Cyclades Islands, you can’t go wrong as Mykonos, Paros and Santorini all have something special.

Mykonos is a vibrant cosmopolitan island coupled with the beauty of its gorgeous beaches and own special something: the windmills of Kato Mili. This town springs to life in the summer season, full of bars, nightclubs and sunkissed party goers. The fine Greek architecture here is also truly marvellous.

One of the most talked about islands in the whole of Greece, Santorini is picturesque with it’s blue domed buildings and precious white houses. Enjoy walking the scenic coastal routes of the island, wine tasting and watching the sunset in this unique setting. Santorini has an elaborate volcanic history which once caused parts of the island to sink, breaking the famous island circle. 

Paros is famous for its charming coastal villages and stunning coves and bays. Visit the capital Parikia and the delightful town of Naousa, where you can lose yourself in the shops, as well as cafes and restaurants serving delicious Greek food. On the south-eastern coast, Golden Beach is a top beach attraction for all.


Travel Tips for the Cyclades

Paros, Mykonos and Santorini all have their own airports. European flights vary on the airport and also the time of year. For example, Santorini and Mykonos operate direct flights to various European locations such as Munich, Frankfurt, Rome, Milan, Barcelona, Paris and London. Paros airport generally tends to operate direct flights to Athens and Thessaloniki only.

How much does it cost?

If you’re considering renting a boat in the Cyclades, the price will differ depending on the time of year, the number of passengers on board, and the size and type of boat you choose. Of course, additional amenities or services could also affect the price, such as having a skipper on board. Below are the average prices of a private charter in the Cyclades by boat type.

Sailboat: Set sail in style for just $890 per day.

What does this include?

When you rent a boat with Nautal, you can expect a fully equipped vessel with all the necessary safety gear, navigation equipment, and amenities to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable sailing experience. Our boats are well-maintained and regularly serviced to ensure the highest standards of safety and reliability.

Best port or dock to keep your boat

Parikia Port, located on the island of Paros, provides water, gas, and electricity facilities to its visitors. Wi-Fi availability may vary, so it's recommended to inquire with the port authorities. You'll find several restaurants nearby, offering a variety of cuisines. Rental equipment is also available for your convenience. The port has approximately 200 berths and can accommodate boats up to 65 feet.

Naxos Marina, situated in Naxos, offers water, gas, and electricity services to visiting boaters. As with other locations, Wi-Fi availability may be subject to local conditions. There are dining options available nearby, ensuring you can enjoy delicious meals during your stay. Rental equipment is accessible to those in need. The marina boasts around 120 berths and accommodates boats up to 82 feet.

Ermoupoli Port, located on the island of Syros, provides essential amenities such as water, gas, and electricity. For Wi-Fi, it's advisable to check with the port administration. Visitors can find a variety of restaurants nearby, satisfying different tastes. Rental equipment is also available for your convenience. The port offers around 100 berths, accommodating boats up to 72 feet.

Where to sail in the Cyclades?

  • Santorini (Thira): Sail to the iconic Santorini to witness stunning sunsets over the Caldera, explore charming white-washed villages, and indulge in the island's rich history and culture.
  • Mykonos: Experience the vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere of Mykonos, known for its lively nightlife, beautiful beaches, and picturesque windmills.
  • Paros: Discover Paros, a sailor's paradise with crystal-clear waters, secluded coves, and traditional villages offering a taste of authentic Greek island life.
  • Naxos: Sail to Naxos, the largest island in the Cyclades, to enjoy long sandy beaches, ancient ruins, and scenic landscapes of mountains and valleys.
  • Milos: Explore the volcanic beauty of Milos, renowned for its surreal rock formations, hidden sea caves, and unique colorful beaches.
  • Kythnos: Escape the crowds and sail to Kythnos, a serene island with natural hot springs, quaint villages, and secluded anchorages.
  • Folegandros: Experience the untouched charm of Folegandros, with its rugged cliffs, pristine beaches, and picturesque Chora perched on the hilltop.
  • Schinoussa: Navigate to Schinoussa, a peaceful island with crystal-clear waters, perfect for relaxing and disconnecting from the outside world.

What can you see and do in the Cyclades?

  • Explore the Archaeological Site of Delos: Step back in time and wander through the ancient ruins of Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, showcasing the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis.
  • Sunbathe on Red Beach, Santorini: Relax on the unique red sands of Red Beach, surrounded by dramatic cliffs and clear blue waters, creating a mesmerizing backdrop.
  • Wander the Charming Streets of Mykonos Town: Get lost in the maze-like alleys of Mykonos Town, filled with whitewashed buildings, vibrant bougainvillea, and boutique shops.
  • Visit the Panagia Ekatontapiliani Church, Paros: Marvel at the Byzantine beauty of the Church of 100 Doors, a fascinating religious site with a rich history dating back to the 4th century.
  • Experience Nightlife in Ios: Immerse yourself in Ios' famous nightlife, with a variety of bars and clubs catering to party-goers from around the world.
  • Hike to the Ancient Temple of Demeter, Naxos: Embark on a scenic hike to the Temple of Demeter, an ancient sanctuary nestled amidst the lush Naxian countryside.

Rent a boat with or without a skipper

Many of our boat charters in the Cyclades come with the option of sailing with a skipper and/or crew. Although this may come at an extra cost, having a skipper on board can, no doubt, provide you with an even more enjoyable experience! Your skipper can adapt the sailing route so that your voyage best suits the desires of you and the rest of your party.

Additionally, setting sail with a skipper will make your voyage even more comfortable! The skipper will take care of all the technical aspects of sailing, so all you need to do is sit back and relax.

If you would like to take charge of your boat charter in the Cyclades, then bareboat charters are the way to go. Enjoy a bareboat charter if you have a license and set sail at your own pace. You need a valid boating license to enjoy a boat this way so check with the boat owner beforehand to see that your license is valid.

When is the best time of year to rent a boat?

During the high season, which spans from June to August, the Cyclades enjoys warm and sunny weather, with average temperatures in the 70s°F. This makes it the perfect time to enjoy boat rentals and explore the stunning coastline of the Cyclades, indulging in various water activities and soaking up the Aegean sunshine.

In the months just outside of the high season, specifically May and September, average temperatures in the Cyclades range from the 60s°F to low 70s°F. The weather during these months is pleasant, providing comfortable conditions for boating activities while avoiding the peak tourist crowds of the high season. It's an ideal time to visit if you prefer milder temperatures and a more relaxed atmosphere, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of the Cyclades at a quieter pace.

What type of boat is best for a Cyclades boat charter?

Before choosing the right vessel for your boat rental in the Cyclades, you first have to think about the duration of your holiday. If you’re only going to sail for a few days, it is best to opt for a daily charter such as a motorboat or a RIB. With the speed of these vessels, you’ll be able to see everything on your wish list in no time. If you’re planning a longer charter of a week or more you should choose a vessel that includes amenities you’ll need during your stay. Catamarans and yachts have the space and accommodations on board to ensure a comfortable stay on the water. For a more luxurious holiday, you might consider a gulet, and for an authentic sailing experience a sailboat.

If you’re unsure about whether or not a vessel suits your needs, feel free to contact the boat owners to get a better sense of what is included on board. With our large fleet, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect boat for your Cyclades boat charter!

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