Found in the north of Greece, Thessaloniki is the second largest city in the country. With an impressive mix of history, culture, and natural beauty, this is a perfect place for your next yacht charter.
There are many factors that can influence the price of a boat rental in Thessaloniki. This includes factors such as the boat type and size, seasonality, and if you book with or without a skipper. This being said, there are so many options on Click&Boat that you are sure to find the right boat at the best price!
On average, a motorboat rental for eight people is €2,000 per day. A sailboat rental for 12 people is €2,300 per week.
There are various advantages to renting different kinds of boats depending on your preference. For example, for smaller groups or shorter rental periods, people usually rent RIBs or motorboats. Although rare, it may even be possible to find a RIB that doesn’t require a boating license, which is an attractive feature for many customers. In contrast, for larger groups and/or longer rental periods of a week or more, people tend to favour chartering sailboats and catamarans. This is particularly true if you do not have a boating license, as these boats are more likely to come with a skipper.
The most popular time for tourism in Thessaloniki is during the summer, especially in July and August. This is when the temperatures average 30 degrees Celsius during the day with 13 hours of sunshine. This being said, the centres and beaches become very crowded during these months. Thus, if you prefer to avoid this, you can choose to book your yacht charter during June or September, when the weather is still pleasant with plenty of sunshine, but there are fewer people. It is not recommended to visit Thessaloniki during the winter as the temperatures drop to around 10 degrees Celsius with higher chances of precipitation.
Being such a large city, there is so much to explore! You can moor in Aretsou Marina in Kalamaria and then head into Nikolaou Plastira to discover all the activities in Thessaloniki. For example, Thessaloniki is known for its gastronomy, so we recommend restaurant-hopping to try all the different foods that it has to offer! If you don’t know where to start, we suggest you head to Aristotelous Square in the centre. There are many cafes and restaurants surrounding this landmark which can help you begin your gastronomic tour of the city.
With dozens of museums, theatres, art galleries, and musical heritage, a holiday in Thessaloniki can show you a lot of Greek culture. For example, there is The White Tower of Thessaloniki. This serves as a reminder of the Byzantine and Ottoman fortifications of the city. You can also visit the Rotunda Monument in Navarinou Square. This building dates back to the 4th century AD, built during the Roman era. If you don’t know what to do during the evening, there is no better way than heading to the centre after a long day on your boat rental. The centre of town is known to have some of the best nightlife in all of Greece, so you can combine your relaxing day in the sea with an exciting night in the city.
Of course, what better way to enjoy a yacht charter in Thessaloniki than at the beach? Firstly, one of the most popular beaches is Agia Triada. This beach has a long, sandy shore that is perfect for families that want to relax under the Greek sun. Another popular example is Asprovalta beach. Here, you will find the classic turquoise waters that Greece is known for. It is also well-connected to other beautiful destinations such as Halkidiki and Kavala, so you can navigate along the coast to explore them all. Unfortunately, the beaches in this area of Greece tend to be crowded because of the many surrounding cities. This makes more the reason for a boat rental in Thessaloniki, as you can escape the busy areas by heading into the sea!
If you aren’t a fan of beaches, chartering a yacht in Thessaloniki will allow you to visit the stunning Gallikos, Axios (Vardar), and Loudias rivers that are southwest of the city. The waters here are glistening, and ideal for any type of excursion. Moreover, you can admire some of the rare species of birds such as flamingos, pelicans, and eagles.
When searching for boats on our platform, you may find the option to charter a yacht with or without a skipper. While this option usually increases the price of the rental, there can be many benefits to choosing such an option. For instance, a professional skipper will care for you on your holiday by managing all aspects of the boat: navigation, route choice, and cleaning. This will ultimately ensure that you have a comfortable and relaxing experience.
If you have time to extend your boating holiday, you can take advantage of Thessaloniki's proximity to other beautiful Greek islands! There are four main island groups within the Greek archipelago, each with its own unique qualities and characteristics. The closest island group is the Sporades Islands. Here, you will encounter gorgeous islands with crystalline waters such as Skiathos, Skopelos, and Skyros. Next, if you continue travelling south you will find the Cyclades, such as Mykonos, Ios, and Santorini. These are some of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece, with beautiful waters and famous white buildings. The other island groups are the Dodecanese and Ionian Islands, which are farther away, but just as exciting! Finally, if you have the time, you can head to nearby Mediterranean countries such as Italy or Albania to discover different cultures.
In Thessaloniki, privately owned yachts are available for charter. See other yachts in the area.