All about Sailboat Rentals in Greece
If you’re looking for a new sailing adventure for summer, look no further than a sailboat rental in Greece. With such diverse wind conditions, Greece is a fantastic sailing location for all sailor proficiencies. Those at a more beginner level wishing to improve their sailing technique can appreciate the leeward shelter given by the mainland coast of the Saronic Gulf or test the waters of the Ionian Islands. Expert sailors can seek adventure in the Cyclades and Dodecanese Islands, all the while discovering the spectacular stretches of sand lining these paradisiac islands. Everyone’s a winner!
Sailboat Rental Areas in Greece
You can hire a sailboat with us practically anywhere in Greece.
Our main marina in Athens
is Marina Kalamaki
Other mainland locations include:
We also rent sailboats in the Sporades, Cyclades, Dodecanese and Ionian Islands
, as well as the Saronic Gulf.
No need to worry about mooring fees in Greece! You seldom need to pay to moor and on the chance that the local authorities charge for mooring, it’s usually around €20.
Climate and Sailing Conditions in Greece
As mentioned above, wind conditions can vary in Greece. The meltemi wind is the most present summer wind starting around June time with July and August seeing stronger wind forces.
In the Saronic Gulf, wind forces range from force 4-6, and even lighter at 2-5 around the Ionian Islands. Though please note, various parts of the Ionian Islands have different wind patterns.
Whereas for islands archipelagos such as the Cyclades, the meltemi blows at wind force 5-6 and can occasionally peak 7-8. Slightly further to the east, the Dodecanese Islands see wind forces of 4-6, sometimes 7.
Itinerary Ideas for Greece
If you’re looking for adventure on land too, islands such as Santorini have fertile soil and beautiful landscape expanse for exploring. The volcanic background of the island means the island has many vineyards and wineries you can visit to try local Greek wine!
If Athens is integrated in your itinerary, welcome to Grecian utopia! Take advantage of every museum and be sure to admire the Parthenon and Acropolis, as well. Athens city centre has plenty to keep you occupied for an evening with swanky bars and edgy cafes serving delicious food and drink.
Find beach paradise amongst the island archipelagos that you explore, be it the Dodecanese and Ionian Islands, or the northern coast of Greece in Macedonia.
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)
Port of Kyllini: Araxos Airport (GPA)
Preveza, Palairos and Lefkada island: Aktion Airport (PVK)
Macedonia: Thessaloniki International Airport “Macedonia” (SKG)
Corfu: Corfu International Airport (CFU)
Kefalonia: Kefalonia International Airport (EFL)
Skiathos and Skopelos: Skiathos International Airport (JSI)
Paros: New Paros Airport (PAS) - please note, this airport only flies to other Greek destinations.
Mykonos: Mykonos International Airport (JMK)
Santorini: Santorini (Thira) International Airport (JTR)