All about Yacht Rentals in Greece
Tranquil and serene island coves, where you can also delve into a summer clubbing world on island metropolitan hubs, yacht rentals in Greece are the best way of cruising the shimmering Greek sea and visiting the islands and beaches of your choice. Discover lively islands such as Corfu, sophisticated bars and restaurants in small coastal towns in Lefkas and the historical yet edgy new Athens which will take your breath away. Spend an evening on a bar terrace admiring the Acropolis and if you don’t want the night to end, get lost in its nightlife affairs...
If you want to make the most of the gorgeous weather, consider a yacht rental in Greece. Whether you’d prefer to charter a boat with a skipper or would rather steer your own course, there are many destinations to visit, including fascinating Greek cities and a multitude of gorgeous islands that all add up to a dream holiday on the water.
Yacht Rental Areas in Greece
Our yacht rentals are based all over Greece. You can start your yacht charter in the majestic and powerfully historic city of Athens, or alternatively, fly directly to an international island airport and go from there.
, you can rent a yacht in Marina Kalamaki
, just 10 km away from Athens city centre.
We also rent yachts in the Cyclades and Ionian Islands
, as well as the Saronic Gulf.
One of the top benefits of sailing Greek waters is that often you are not required to pay a mooring fee! Occasionally, the local authorities may ask you to pay a small fee of around €20 for vessels sized 38 ft and under.
Destinations to Visit in Greece
Located in southern Europe and enveloped by the Aegean, Cretan, Libyan and Ionian seas, Greece is ideal for yacht rental holiday. Drop anchor for the day and explore the historic city of Athens, or choose Crete for your day trip and revel in the beautiful mountain ranges that cross the island. Filled with peninsulas and islands that are ripe for exploration, you can choose a route that takes in the scenery of Santorini, Corfu, Mykynos or Paros. If you rent a charter with a skipper for a week, you can sit back and soak up the perfect weather while someone else takes care of getting you to your chosen destinations. The joys of your own exclusive yacht rental signify complete freedom to navigate to your favourite and most desired locations in Greece!
Itinerary Ideas for Greece
- Those renting in or visiting Athens, should take some time to visit the iconic Acropolis and Parthenon. You can view the Acropolis in the evening from terrace bars such as 360 Cocktail Bar - a personal favourite! Avid gin lovers should also pop into Gin Joint and feast your eyes on all the incredible types of gins and inventive concoctions!
- Scrumptious Greek food can be sampled (or devoured) at Tzitzikas Kai Mermigas and The Karamanlidika Fanis.
- The Cyclades also offer exciting and luxurious opportunities. Moor in Mykonos and watch the sunset with a cool glass of champagne in view of the windmills of Kato Mili. The bar and nightlife here is chic, relaxed and oh-so-fun! The Cyclades consist of many islands you can venture to on your holiday. Snap away at Santorini’s spectacular mountainous landscape layered with pretty white houses and blue domed churches.
How to Rent a Yacht in Greece
You can find a suitably priced yacht rental from a wide range of resorts and cities across the islands and mainland of Greece. Whether you need to charter a larger yacht for a group of friends departing from Corfu or want to rent a smaller yacht for a romantic getaway leaving from Athens, it’s easy to plan your perfect holiday under the Greek sun on a charter. All you have to do is decide how many berths you require, select whether or not you need a skipper, state your price range, then think about which stunning land and seascapes you want to see from your yacht rental in Greece.
Climate and Sailing Conditions in Greece
From May to October, the weather in Greece is sublime. For those who enjoy scorching temperatures, visit in July and August when temperatures are 30°C+ and you can cool off in the pleasant sea waters. The meltemi wind usually blows in a northerly direction during the summer and can sometimes reach powerful wind forces depending on the area. This is worth researching, as areas in Greece vary. For example, in the Ionian Islands the wind force in July and August ranges from 4-6, whereas in the Cyclades the wind force averages from 5-7.
Travel Tips for Greece
If you wish to arrive by plane, we have matched up our boat rental locations in accordance with the nearest airport below.
- Athens, Attic Coast and Saronic Gulf: Athens International Airport (ATH)
- Cyclades Islands
Mykonos: Mykonos International Airport (JMK)
- Ionian Islands
Corfu: Corfu International Airport (CFU)
Kefalonia: Kefalonia International Airport (EFL)