Yacht Charter in Greece
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Yacht Charter Greece
Why Go on a Yacht Charter in Greece?
The Greek islands lure tourists in their droves every year, making them one of the world’s top travel destinations.
Visiting by sea enables you to escape the crowds and really get to know the islands on a yacht charter in Greece.
For sailors, yacht charter in Greece has the extra appeal of variety; a choice sailing area, varied conditions, but all with outstanding natural history and beauty. The Ionian Sea for example, with its calm winds and short distances, making it perfect for less experienced crews. Whilst the Cyclades offer the main attractions of Mykonos and Santorini for those seeking long passages and adventure.
You can combine your perfect yacht charter in Greece with some great cultural wanderings around the Greek islands and coastline.
Where to Sail?
In Greece, you will find the perfect sailing conditions regardless of where you are. There are many different areas to sail into and you can also try a one-way route. From the calm Ionian Islands, to the white washed Cyclades, and the beautiful Aegean Islands, there are so many majestic places to visit that you will find it difficult to choose only one area.
Greece has some 13 different cruising areas, some well known, others a little more obscure. The variety and choice of cruising areas are one of Greece’s great attractions, all with great historical attractions and sailing from easy to moderate, to moderate to challenging. Find our top yacht charter in Greece destinations and sailing itineraries bellow.
Choice Of Cruising Areas on a Yacht Charter in Greece
Easy Yacht Charter in Greece
The Ionian Islands are the ideal easy sailing destination for families or groups who want a relaxing sail and enjoy the surroundings on a yacht charter in Greece. It’s easily possible to avoid (or find!) the overcrowded parties and busy nightlife. Corfu, Zakynthos, Kefalonia, Ithaka, and Paxoi are just a few of your must-see stops when in the Ionian. Each island, harbour, and town has its own character, from cosmopolitan Fiskardho to traditional Lefkas to sleepy Kastos and the pine-clad bays of Meganisi.
The excellent Saronic Gulf/Attica area boasts a superb fleet of yachts, consistent winds and a perfect starting and finishing point in the middle of a wonderful and varied sailing area. enjoy the delights of Hydra, but be ready to raft up stern too in the summer where there are rich picking for divers untangling anchors. Rich in history, this area offers great sailing for more experienced sailors, with historic and cultural destinations at the end of a great day’s sailing.
Moderately Difficult Yacht Charter in Greece
The Dodecanese Islands are ideal for the slightly more experienced crews. You will experience a stunning cruising area with varied ports of call and plenty to do and see. Perfect sailing winds are almost guaranteed. Here you have the opportunity to visit some of our favourite parts of Greece & Turkey. The combination of some of the better known and more cosmopolitan Greek Islands such Kos and Rhodes, with their ancient sites and great beaches, with some of the smaller and lesser-known gems of the Dodecanese such as Nysiros, Halki or Symi ( a real must-see). The ability to visit some of Turkey’s stunning Aegean coast make this an irresistible proposition for more experienced sailors. This sailing area is hugely rich in history and culture, and one of our favourite destinations.
The Sporades is a challenging area for a yacht charter in Greece and it is ideal for those who have a higher level of experience in sailing. You will find open waters and fresh breezes accompany you to unspoiled destinations. You can stop the fantastic beaches and soak up the sun. All the Sporades Islands are ideal for explorers. If you have already experienced the delights of sailing in the Ionian and the Saronic Gulf, why not try one of our more challenging sailing areas, the Northern Sporades? For culture vultures you can, also, visit some of the locations for the hit movie “Mamma Mia” or anchor up and relax on one of the stunning sandy beaches.
Moderate to Challenging Yacht Charter in Greece
Depending on your choice of route, a Cyclades yacht charter can be a moderate to challenging sail, ideal for developing and experienced sailors to undertake on a yacht charter in Greece. This area of Greece is fairly far south enjoying warm summer with temperatures reaching 33 degrees in July and August. There are a choice of start points from Lavrion on the mainland, to Paros or Mykonos in the islands. There are around 220 islands in the Cyclades, including the well-known islands of Santorini with its famous blue domed churches and Mykonos its chic party lifestyle. We would recommend this area of Greece is a destination for a keener sailor; with the Meltemi blowing heavily during the summer season it’s an exciting sailing ground for experienced crews.
The North Aegean offers a wide area and a variety of islands and places to sail on a yacht charter in Greece. Most of the people are only aware of the Sporades, whilst there are many other beautiful destinations, such as Chalkidiki, Kavala, Thassos, Samothraki Lesbos and Lemnos. Many islands in the North Aegean are untouched by tourism so the sailors who hanker after life in the slow lane with fall in love with the region’s simplicity. In contrast, there are also picturesque cities from the capital Kavala, built on the slopes of Mountain Symvolo, and Alexandroupoli, a crossroads of sea and land connecting Europe and Asia.
Yacht Charter in Greece
Bareboat Charter In Greece
If you already have a sailing qualification, you can bareboat charter in Greece, without any issue. Ideally, you will need to provide 2 sailing qualifications, however, one is enough to charter a yacht in Greece, as long as your co-skipper signs an experience declaration form with the fleet operator. If you are unsure, some operators provide assisted sailing where they provide you with a free skipper of their crew for just a couple of hours in order to show you the basics and ensure that you can handle the yacht yourself.
With numerous of certified partners that are ready to offer you access to their great fleets, we are more than certain that we will find the perfect bareboat charter for you in Greece.
Crewed Yacht Charter in Greece
If you want to go on a yacht charter in Greece, but you don’t have the necessary qualifications, we can find you the perfect crewed yacht charter. We simply add a skipper who will be your guide and sail the yacht. You will be able to choose the itinerary yourself or merge your ideas with the ones of your knowledgeable captain to create the perfect route.
For additional relaxation, you can add a hostess or a chef to take care of the yacht and prepare the meals and drinks for you, tidy up and clean around, while you enjoy the trip. Crew are not just for mega yachts; quality, affordable, crew are available for all our boats.
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