A Beginner's Guide To A Catamaran Charter In Greece
A Beginner’s Guide To A Catamaran Charter In Greece
A catamaran charter in Greece is ideal for all sailing abilities, with areas of high winds and milder winds depending on the area of Greece. Greece is a great place to sail with hot and dry summers, and idyllic islands, beaches and beautiful villages waiting to be discovered.
A catamaran charter in Greece can be reached from anywhere in the world. Many of the islands have their own airports along with the mainland airports depending on the area which you choose to sail in. Many of these airports have flights to other destinations in Europe, which connect the country to the rest of the world.
The weather in Greece is perfect for sailing with hot dry summers. The wind varies depending on the location in Greece. The sailing season in Greece begins in May and lasts until October.
The best time to go on a catamaran charter in Greece is May, June or September in order to avoid the crowds of people in the marinas and tourist hot spots. Although this being said, anytime throughout the summer is great just beware of the crowds.
Why Go On A Catamaran Charter In Greece?
Greece has over 13,676km (8,498miles) of coastline making it the 11th longest coastline in the world. This coastline brings with it over 486 beaches which have been awarded Blue Flag for environmental management and high water quality, and an abundance of islands, 227 of which are inhabited.
Greece is considered by many as ‘paradise’ with consistent trade winds, sunshine, and blue sky. A catamaran charter in Greece is perfect for every ability of sailor, with different areas having different wind conditions. The Aegean Sea (experienced sailors), Saronic Gulf, Sporades Islands, and the Ionian Sea have milder winds and safer bays, which are ideal of less confident sailors.
Aside from beautiful beaches, islands, and turquoise waters, Greece has 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites to explore as well as fishing villages.
Things To Do On A Catamaran Charter In Greece
On a catamaran charter in Greece, there are lots of things to see and do.
- Zakynthos, Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
- Milos Island, the distinctive white sandy beach with volcano rocks on Sarakiniko Beach
- Crete, the pink sand and turquoise waters in Balos Beach and Lagoon
- Santorini and Mykonos, two of the most photographed islands in Greece, picturesque villages and towns with whitewashed villages
- Crete, protected area with sand lilies, pink sand, turtles nesting at Elafonissi Beach
- The ancient ruins of Acropolis built in 510BC and Delphi a UNESCO site with Mount Parnassos
These are just a small number of the things you can explore and see in Greece, as well as the traditional sailing activities of swimming, snorkeling, diving or just watching the sunset with a cocktail on deck.
When To Book A Catamaran Charter In Greece
The best time to book a catamaran charter in Greece is anytime. If you wish to book a catamaran charter in Greece we have a fantastic team on hand to organize your perfect charter, as well as offering guidance on locations, itineraries, and skippers.
What Catamarans Are Available To Charter?
In Greece, we have a large number of boats available for charter. Greece is a big sailing destination, with lots of options, for itineraries and hundreds of marinas with boats available all over the country, depending on what itinerary you desire.
For a catamaran charter in Greece, the boats available are the following (this list depends and varies on the availability at the time of the request and what boats are available for your chosen dates)
- Lagoon 380 S2, 560, 52, 450, 39, 42, 450 S and 400 S2
- Bali 4.0, 4.5 or 4.3
- Helia 44
- Lavezzi 40
- Lucia 40
- Nautitech Open 40 and 441
What Are The Benefits Of Chartering A Catamaran?
A catamaran charter in Greece is perfect for families or large groups of friends. Catamarans have spacious areas perfect for socializing including an outside deck seating area and an inside saloon with 360-degree panoramic views, and natural light coming through the large windows. Catamarans can come in different cabin sizes, with cabins typically in the corners of the two hulls, one at each end. These cabins are joint together with spacious areas, but they offer privacy with the cabin separated from each other. Catamarans can also have room for crew members in cabins in the very front of the boat.
Catamaran charters in Greece are ideal for sailing in Greece as their shallow draft allows them to access coves, and anchor in shallow water, getting closer to the beaches.
Where Can You Sail?
On a catamaran charter in Greece, you can take whichever route you desire, depending on what you what to see and explore. Greece has lots of options for itineraries, depending on whether you want to visit islands, villages or cities.
Each area of Greece has different wind activity and patterns, so it’s best to check which sailing area is suitable for your sailing abilities.