Discover Greece by sailboat, motorboat, luxury yacht or catamaran. Situated along the Mediterranean Sea south of the Balkans, between the Ionian and Aegean Seas, a boat hire in Greece is bound to be unforgettable. Between the paradisaical islands and sparkling, transparent sea, it’s the ideal place to set sail either with or without a skipper. Anchor your Greek yacht charter near the most beautiful beaches and coves of the Peloponnese and visit the heart of Ancient Greece, full of history and mythology.
The average price of hiring a boat in Greece depends on several factors, such as the season and duration of your sailing holiday, as well as the model and age of the vessel. When searching on Click&Boat for the perfect boat hire, be sure to take these factors into consideration. The area in which you plan to sail with your Greek yacht hire will also influence the price. Below is a list of prices based on the type of boat:
£3896/week in high season
£2121/week in low season
£4492/week in high season
£2731/week in low season
For your next yacht hire in Greece, remember that you can request a skipper and/or crew on board. Your skipper will take care of everything from navigating, anchoring, and docking. Depending on the boat owner, services of a captain will either be included in the initial price or as an additional cost to the boat charter. To know for sure, send a message to the boat owner directly!
If you opt for a crewed yacht charter in Greece, you can expect the most luxurious trip imaginable. Your crew will work to ensure that you have to worry about nothing except relaxing during your voyage, taking care of the cooking and cleaning for you. Imagine a five-star hotel but on the water...that’s what you get when you hire a yacht in Greece with a crew!
Here are some of our favourite Greek yacht charter destinations:
Your yacht charter in Greece is also an excellent and unique opportunity to go on an epic island-hopping adventure while enjoying maximum comfort on board. Some of the island groups you can visit during your Greek yacht charter include:
There are a plethora of well-equipped harbours to stop off at when you charter a yacht in Greece. Some of the best include:
There are so many islands surrounding Greece, that coming up with a short itinerary for your boat hire can be difficult. Each of the islands has something special to offer, meaning that you should base your itinerary on what sort of holiday you’re looking for.
For a trip where you can admire sensations sunsets and an impressive underwater volcano, you should visit Santorini. This is one of the most romantic Greek islands on account of the spectacular views, meaning that it is sometimes referred to as the honeymoon capital of the Mediterranean. Couples looking for a romantic getaway should definitely consider visiting Santorini.
On the other hand, Crete is the best place to go if you really want to immerse yourself in the Ancient Greek culture. To see some authentic artefacts, you should be sure to check out the Archaeology Museum of Heraklion, which is currently home to many of the finds from the excavations at Knossos. Knossos was at the heart of the Minoan civilisation and these excavations are among the most famous and significant in Greece. If you love hiking and sunbathing on secluded coves, Crete will also be a hit, with some of the best beaches being Preveli, Potamos, and Elafonissi.
For the best beaches in the Mediterranean, Zakynthos should be your destination. Some of the beaches, including Shipwreck beach, are only accessible by boat, meaning that it is a great place to avoid the crowds, in spite of its popularity. It is named after the shipwreck that lies in its centre and creates great photo opportunities for your instagram.
If you’re a bit of a party animal, head on over to Mykonos. While there is still plenty to see here in terms of natural beauty, Mykonos is known mostly for being full of beach clubs with lively dance music playing throughout most of the day.
80% of Greece is made up of mountains and high reliefs such as Mount Olympus. As you venture through the streets of Athens, the capital, you can taste the delicious Moussaka, Scordalia, Dolmades and the local Tzatziki and then finish your meal with some Baklavas. Traditional Greek gastronomy also includes two typical drinks such as Retsina, a drink made from pine nuts, and Ouzo, an alcoholic drink made from aniseed. Greece, a country of paradoxes, a land of democracy, anarchy and tragedy, will let you appreciate its great cultural background, its history and its incomparable heritage.
Proud guardians of tradition, the Greeks have kept Dionysus' taste for celebration in an environment of relaxation and pleasure. Thus, evenings under the stars and good dinners are to be expected during your stay, ashore or on board a sailboat.
Most people prefer to set sail on a Greek yacht charter in July and August on account of the ideal water and air temperatures. However, the Meltemi winds are also strongest in these months and can increase the risk of seasickness. These winds also have a tendency to be unpredictable, making a skipper necessary as they will be able to pull into a sheltered bay if the winds pick up too much, without any trouble. If you’re not a fan of the heat, though, we would recommend sailing during May and September. During these months, not only will you avoid the worst of the summer heat, but you will also manage to avoid the crowds of tourists.
This really depends on the type of trip you’re after but, generally speaking, you should hire a motorboat or a RIB for shorter trips when you want to cover a lot of ground, and a catamaran or yacht for longer, more relaxing trips, when comfort is the priority.
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