Rent a Boat in Athens
You can find boats available to rent with or without a skipper in Athens on the Nautal website. Search for sailboats, catamarans, motorboats and more in Athens and/or in the world. Flexible cancellation or date changes up to 15 days before check in is allowed on selected boats.
With crystal seas and favourable winds, Greece's idyllic islands make for excellent sailing destinations with a boat rental from Athens. With countless itineraries, you can charter a boat for a week with a skipper to experience the Aegean Sea's treasures, traversing secluded anchorages, bustling fishing ports and ancient Greek monuments. For ease of access, beginner's can stick to the Saronic and Hydra Gulfs, while seasoned sailors may find more excitement in the unspoilt Argolic Gulf. All are easily managed in one week.
Sailing Athens allows you to enjoy the sandy beaches and ancient ruins and even discover the Cyclades islands! Don’t miss out on your boat charter from Athens! The sooner you book the more choices you have. Rent a boat near you for your sailing holiday.
How much does it cost to rent a boat in Athens?
Renting a boat in Athens costs from 180 £ per day in low season. In high season, the price of renting a boat in Athens begins from 285 £ per day and from 1019 £ for a week. Some factors that can influence the price of rental are a type of boat, length, age, capacity, with or without a skipper, extras, etc.
All prices depending on a boat type can be seen below:
1 day: from £180 in low season and £285 in high season
1 week: from £959 in low season and from £1,019 in high season
Skipper: from £144 per day
1 day: from £659 in low season and £1,186 in high season
1 week: from £ 2,037 in low season and from £3,955 in high season
Skipper: from £180 per day
1 day: from £1,558 in low season and £1,798 in high season
1 week: from £10,786 in low season and from £12,081 in high season
1 day: from £312 in low season and £599 in high season
1 week: from £1,636 in low season and from £2,391 in high season
Skipper: from £168 per day
Is it possible to rent a boat in Athens with or without a skipper?
If you have a suitable sailing license you can rent a boat without a skipper in Athens. A bareboat charter in Athens is ideal for those who want to enjoy their day sailing when staying in Athens!
You will also find boats available to rent in Athens with a skipper on the Nautal website. An additional cost for a skipper starts from 144 £ per day.
What to do in Athens?
Athen boat rentals give you endless possibilities! For some Athens boat trip ideas, check out our blog post: sailing trip itinerary from Athens to nearby islands
. The best part is that with an Athens yacht you get the best of both worlds: beaches and great views of the Saronic gulf
and to see the beautiful ancient ruins of the city.
To make your Athens Greece rental easier, we will introduce you to some of the best beaches in Athens. Akti Vouliagmenis beach is an ideal beach for active families and friends looking for some fun outdoor activities. There are tennis, volleyball and basketball courts!
Boat trips from Athens are just one of the many beneifts of boat rentals. Legrena beach, found along the coastal road is a long beach that stretches for many meters surrounded by a protected cove with rocks. This beach is untouched and has many small coves separating it making it an excellent option for a dip in the clear water.
Varkiza Athens has a beautiful sandy beach for a pleasant trip to a less crowded beach. It is lively during the summer and has many restaurants and bars to stop at for some traditional greek food!
Don’t miss out on your Athens boat charter! Greece and its beautiful islands has a charm that makes you want to keep going back. Athens especially with its golden sands and National Archaeological Museum. And did we mention the Benaki Museum? With so many archaeological sites, beaches and coves you will be spoilt with choices.
Other nearby sailing areas in Athens
For short-stay rentals in and around Athens, the Athenian Riviera provides perfect sailing along the Apollo Coast. With palm tree-ladened beaches and bustling urban centres, the coast offers an excellent mix of lazy Mediterranean sailing and vibrant shoreside activities.
Littered with ancient monuments like the Temple of Poseidon and the Temple of Apollo Zoster, a boat rental provides romantic and mystical panoramas transporting you back into times of old. In particular, sailing to Anavissos – a resort town with great seafood – is a must for beach lovers. Sailing down the Attica peninsula unveils a plenitude of beaches, lakes, ancient monasteries and mosaics.
How is the weather in Athens?
The meltemi wind is the northerly wind which blows from July to October. Generally, the force ranges from 4-6, though this is only when the meltemi is present, as it is not as regular as in other areas of Greece such as the Cyclades. In the case that the meltemi isn’t present, there is a southerly wind which sometimes blows at force 2-4. During the summertime in Athens, you can expect hot summers averaging 29°C. In September and October, the temperatures are still in the twenties, too!
Which are the most popular ports in Athens?
Rental is a smooth process with many ports to choose to depart from. You can select your boat based on your party size, including everything from small yachts and motorboats to family-friendly catamarans.
Whichever vessel you choose to book, sailing is the perfect way to experience Athens' coastline, beaches and islands, with excellent sailing conditions through the Aegon Sea and beyond. Round trips are best with many sailing on from Alimos/Kalamaki, with chances to avoid the summer crowds across the Saronic milk run with a Friday to Friday rental.
In Athens you can find motorboats, catamarans and sailing boats in their different ports:
- Marina Kalamaki
- Flisvos Marina
- Agios Kosmas Marina
Most of our sailboat, yacht and catamaran rentals are based in Marina Kalamaki.
How to get to Athens?
Athens International Airport (ATH) is 33 km away from Marina Kalamaki. Buses run regularly from the airport to Athens city centre, taking just over an hour.
Rental is a smooth process with many ports to choose to depart from. You can select your boat based on your party size, including everything from small yachts and motorboats to family-friendly catamarans. Whichever vessel you choose to book, sailing is the perfect way to experience Athens' coastline, beaches and islands, with excellent sailing conditions through the Aegon Sea and beyond. Round trips are best with many sailing on from Alimos/Kalamaki, with chances to avoid the summer crowds across the Saronic milk run with a Friday to Friday rental.