When you visit the beautiful country of Greece, you can discover one of the nautical jewels of the Mediterranean which consists of over 15,000 km of coastline! Greece is located in the middle of the Mediterranean coast, divided by the Ionian and Aegean Seas and it has more then 200 islands to explore. The best way to see everything that Greece has to offer is by boat! With a sailboat rental in Greece you can have the holiday of a lifetime; sail between the Cyclades Islands, Ionian Islands, Sporades, Rhodes, Zakynthos, Corfu and more, all while enjoying the beautiful scenery and crystal clear sea. The charm of the small coastal villages and the amazing shipping routes maintain a standard of beauty as high as the country's ancient history.
Set out on a sailing tour to escape the more touristy cities and have complete freedom to discover quieter, more secluded islands in the Greek archipelagos. There are so many spectacular places to explore in Greece so what are you waiting for? Rent a sailboat with Click&Boat and discover a wealth of unique destinations and a rich culture you’ll never forget.
The price of a sailboat rental in Greece will differ based on a number of factors such as where in Greece you’re sailing, how many people are on board, the time of year and the size and type of sailboat you choose. Of course, the amenities and services offered on board will affect the price as well. The average price of a sailboat charter in Greece is about €3,415 / week in the high season and €2,561 / week in the low season for 10 people.
Renting a sailboat in Greece or elsewhere in the world has never been easier than with Click&Boat. On our homepage type in your destination, choose the dates of your sailing holiday and select ‘sailboat’ under the ‘boat type’ tab. You’ll get results for all of the sailboats in our fleet and you can use other filters such as ‘engine power’ and ‘number of passengers' to find the exact vessel you’re looking for to make your sailing trip in Greece one to remember!
If you want to charter a sailboat in Greece and don't know exactly where to go, what you need to know or which route to take, here we tell you more about the treasures of every sailing trip in the country: its islands. The Greek islands form more than 20 percent of the total area of Greece, among which are our favourites:
The Cyclades Islands is a region which attracts the most tourists annually. There you can find the famous Aegean islands such as Mykonos, Syros, Sifnos, Irakleia, Sinoussa, Koufonisia, Naxos and Santorini, which is at the southern end. Without a doubt, Mykonos will sound most familiar to you, as this Greek island is the most cosmopolitan, attracting a wide range of tourists and known for its lively nightlife and entertainment. But if you are also looking for peace and quiet set off towards Naoussa. This is a picturesque island in southern Greece, well known for its fishing port (and culture!).
Even if your starting point is Athens, it is possible to sail through the Saronic Gulf to start your cruise on the right foot. This is a perfect route if you want to get to know the coast well, as from there you can head towards the Cyclades, or choose a wonderful and romantic route around the Ionian Islands from Corfu. Unlike the rest of the Greek islands, Corfu never fell under the rule of the Ottoman Empire but has strong British, French and Venetian influences that can be felt in the island's capital, where the old part is incredibly beautiful and protected as a cultural heritage site by UNESCO. On the northeast side of the island, you will find many secluded coves to discover in complete privacy!
The wonders of Crete also await you: Greece's largest island and the birthplace of Zeus has much to offer! Choose from discovering ancient ruins, snow-capped peaks or epic beaches. The island also offers a rich gastronomic culture. On the western side of the island is the province of Chania, which has priceless natural beauty, such as beaches, mountains, forests and olive groves.
If you’re looking for great beaches, Skiathos has some of the best beaches in Greece. In the south of the island is the popular Koukounaries beach with turquoise waters and beautifully lined with green trees. If, on the other hand, you are looking for a quieter place, we recommend the beaches in the northern part of the island, which are only easily accessible by boat. The island of Lefkada also boasts some gorgeous beaches. Porto Katsiki and Egremni are two beaches surrounded by cliffs that will take your breath away. If, on the other hand, you are interested in windsurfing, we recommend the south coast and Agios Ioannis beach, which is full of surfers.
Sailboats are spectacular vessels that grant you access to an authentic sailing experience while out on the water. They sway with the swell and ebb of the sea, allowing you to get in touch with the water. However, it should be noted that sailboats are quite unstable and because of this they can be challenging to navigate, therefore they aren’t recommended for novice sailors. Also, if you’re the type of person who gets seasick, sailboats might not be the best option because they will rock back and forth.
What is the best time of year to rent a sailboat in Greece?
When you’re planning your sailboat charter in Greece, you should think about the time of year you’d like to sail. In terms of weather, crowds and sailing conditions, three months, in particular, are ideal: June, September and October. During these months you can sail to all the most famous ports and marinas without competing for space, and the prices of sailboat rentals will be lower than in the summer months. You’ll still have warm temperatures, little to no precipitation and the water will be perfect for swimming!
Want to sail but don’t have a license? Or maybe you have a license but worry that the sailboat you’ve chosen will be too difficult to manoeuvre. Whatever your worry is, Click&Boat grants everyone access to the water with a skippered sailboat! Sailboats are notorious for being unstable and complicated to navigate, so we always recommend having a skipper on board even if you have a license to sail. When you rent a sailboat with a skipper, you can focus on enjoying the beautiful surroundings and spending time with friends and family while your skipper handles all of the logistics out on the water. Skippers can also give you advice about where to go and what to do while in Greece because they are usually locals of the area and if you’re lucky they’ll show you some hidden gems! For a more personalised holiday experience rent a sailboat in Greece with a skipper!
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