All about Catamaran Rentals in Greece
Lie back on the net of your catamaran as you dangle over the mediterranean, Aegean or Ionian Sea (or all three if your feeling adventurous!). Catamaran rentals in Greece are perfect with their multihull structure for stronger summer winds, but also for spacious accomodation on board and on deck. Tailor your catamaran charter to suit you and your sailing crew and sail away to your chosen paradises! Athens is of course a brilliant starting location and gives you the opportunity to absorb some Grecian atmosphere before setting sail!
Catamaran Rental Areas in Greece
Good news! Catamaran rentals in Greece are based from head to toe!
- Our marina bases for catamarans in Athens:
- On the eastern coast near Athens, you can also hire a catamaran in Lavrio.
- Other mainland locations include:
- Northern Greece - Macedonia
We also rent catamarans in the Cyclades, Dodecanese and Ionian Islands
Worried about mooring fees?
In Greece, you rarely need to pay costly mooring fees in comparison to other European sailing areas. Sometimes mooring fees are implied by local authorities; however, they are usually no more than approx. €20.
Climate and Sailing Conditions in Greece
Late spring to early autumn gives you a wide window for choosing when to hire your catamaran in Greece. By Maytime, daytime temperatures have generally peaked 20°C and by summertime they sizzle at 30°C! We advise that wherever you go, you research the meltemi wind force as the sailing areas in Greece can vary.
Itinerary Ideas for Greece
Your itinerary is obviously entirely up to you. Athens
and Lavrio are central catamaran rental locations which are perfect for soaking up the ancient Greek atmosphere in Athens (and perhaps living the quirky nightlife, too!) and also within easy reach of heavenly islands dotted around the coast. The Cyclades are reachable to the south-east. In Athens, you can find plenty of edgy bars, restaurants and vibrant clubs and discos. Island life can follow suit if you choose metropolitan island towns or instead cruise to quieter corners of Greek islands and bathe in serene cerulean sea.
Travel Tips for Greece
We have linked the closest airports to our boat rental locations for you below.
- Athens, Attic Coast and Saronic Gulf: Athens International Airport (ATH)
- West Greece, Preveza: Aktion Airport (PVK)
- Northern Greece, Macedonia: Thessaloniki International Airport “Macedonia” (SKG)
- Ionian Islands, Corfu: Corfu International Airport (CFU); Kefalonia: Kefalonia International Airport (EFL)
- Cyclades Island, Paros: New Paros Airport (PAS) - please note, this airport only flies to other Greek destinations. Mykonos: Mykonos International Airport (JMK)
Greek Historical Sites Worth Seeing
For many people who choose a catamaran charter in Greece, the entire country is evocative of a unique era in history. If you're fascinated by the ancient world, then you can't miss Ithaca, the island where the ancient ruins of Odysseus' palace can still be seen today. Not everyone on board likes history? No problem. Ithaca also boasts some seriously great beaches. Crete is another unmissable destination if you're a mythology buff, as it's said to be the birthplace of Zeus. Here you can see the palace of Knossos, and if you'd rather get off the beaten track, go for a trek in Samariá Gorge, where you can get to know the local wild goats.
Greek Dishes to Sample
There's more to Greek food than moussaka. Of course, you'll have to tuck into plenty of kalamata olives while you're here, and you'll find that Greek olive oil is an essential ingredient in many of the local dishes. Try dolmades (stuffed vine leaves) or dips like taramasalata and tzatziki. Don't miss out on the delicious seafood, like fried octopus and fresh Mediterranean fish, and wash it all down with a glass of ouzo.