Boat Rental in ChalkidikiYou can find boats available to rent with or without a skipper in Chalkidiki on the Nautal website. Search for sailboats, catamarans, motorboats and more in Chalkidiki and the rest of the world. Flexible cancellation or date changes up to 15 days before check in is allowed on selected boats. Chalkidiki (or Halkidiki) is one of the most popular holiday destinations in northern Greece. It’s popular for both tourists and locals due to its close proximity to Thessaloniki, the second-largest city in Greece. It is particularly notorious for its cosmopolitan seaside resorts, beautiful natural landscapes, and variety of exotic beaches. Boat rentals in Chalkidiki are very popular due to the fact that it is a peninsula split up into three legs and tourists love to sail around the edge of all three. Read on to find out how each leg is a completely different experience from the other!
How much does it cost to rent a boat in Chalkidiki?The cost to rent a boat in Chalkidiki varies greatly depending on a number of different factors. A few of these include the size of the boat, the number of people, the amenities on board, the season, the place where you want to rent and the type of boat. Below is a list of prices according to the type of boat.
Halkidiki yacht charters typically start at around $47655 per week in high season, but drop to $40847 per week in low season.
Sailing boat and motorboat rentals typically stay fairly consistent all year round. Sailboat charters usually start at around $1872 a week, while motorboat rentals will start at around $851 a week.
Catamaran hire generally starts at around $5471 per week in high season, but dips to about $2675 per week in low season.
To rent a RIB, you should expect prices to start at around $523 for a day and $3659 for a week in high season, or $365 for a day and $2553 for a week in low season.
Is it possible to rent a boat in Chalkidiki with or without a skipper? Yes, it is possible to hire a boat in Chalkidiki with or without a skipper. However, if the engine power is more than 30 horsepower, you will need a licence, so be sure to check out all the relevant legislation surrounding this.
Renting a boat in Chalkidiki with a skipper is ideal if you want to be guided through the best places in the area and get the most out of your sailing experience. You can rent a boat in Chalkidiki without a skipper if you have the appropriate licence or if there are boats available to rent that do not require a licence. It is without a doubt a great idea to be the captain of your own boat if you are an experienced sailor.
What is the weather like in Chalkidiki?The climate in Chalkidiki is generally mild with limited rainfall throughout the year. Another reason boat rentals in Chalkidiki are very popular is because you can enjoy almost 300 days of sunshine annually. The lowest temperatures occur during December to February ranging between 3.5°C to 15°C (38.3-59°F), while highest temperatures occur during summer months and range between 23°C and 36°C (73.4-96.8°F). The sea temperature is relatively nice for swimming all year round, the lowest recorded temperatures usually in February and March, when the sea is 15°C (59°F), and reaching its peak in August at 25°C (77°F).
When is the best time to go to Chalkidiki?The best time for a boating holiday in Chalkidiki depends on what sort of activities you want to participate in while in Chalkidiki. Typically, the best weather occurs during the summer months and if you don’t like rain, this is the time to go However, if you plan to explore, the heat can be a little intense for walking around the area, especially from June until August. During these months, there will also be lots of tourists, pushing boat prices up higher and crowding the beaches.
If you don’t mind slightly cooler weather and would prefer to escape the crowds of tourists, maybe it would be better to go in the shoulder season in September and October, when sea temperatures are still in the low 20°Cs/high 60°Fs. During this time, because of the slightly lower temperatures, there will be fewer tourists, better deals on boats, and probably also slightly more bearable temperatures for exploring the area a little if you so desire.
What to do with a boat rental in Chalkidiki?As previously mentioned, boat rentals in Chalkidiki are very popular. They are the perfect way to explore all three ‘legs’ of this paradisiacal peninsula. The first leg is known as Kassandra and is the most touristic of all. It has many luxurious Halkidiki hotels and long sandy beaches with sunbeds and cocktail shacks; perfect for a day of relaxing. The second leg is named Sithonia and boasts many secluded coves for you to explore by boat rental. The third leg is named Athos and is a close monastic community. As you can tell, each leg is completely different from the other, providing an enjoyable experience for any sailor. We thoroughly recommend you use your boat charter to explore all three and make the most of your nautical adventure.
What are the most popular ports and sailing areas in Chalkidiki?There are a surprising number of ports in Chalkidiki, each with their own unique charm. In Kassandra, you can dock at either Pefkohori Sea Port or Miraggio Marina. If you want to go to Sithonia, your best options are either Neos Marmaras or Porto Koufo. If Athos is your destination, you would be better off going to Ouranoupolis.
Some of the best sailing areas to explore during your boating vacation in Chalkidiki are listed below:
- Sani Marina
- Porto Koufo
- Limenas Thasos
- Thessaloniki Marina
- Nea Skioni Marina
- Nea Iraklitsa
- Nea Moudania
- Nea Fokea
- Nea Fokea
How to get to Chalkidiki?The closest airport to Chalkidiki is the International Airport of Thessaloniki. Located about 15 km (9.32 miles) from the center of Thessaloniki, in the region of Thermi, this airport receives daily flights from Athens and also regular flights from various Greek islands and from abroad. Currently there are direct flights to Thessaloniki from many countries across Europe, including Germany, Cyprus, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, and many cities across the UK, such as London. The best thing to do from the airport is to take a bus to Chalkidiki as it is just 52 miles by road.