The fourth largest city in Greece and the capital of Crete, Heraklion is a vibrant port city decorated in history. From medieval relics like the Koules Fortress to Turkish fountains bubbling in the centre of apartment blocks, Heraklion is a stunning fusion of old and new. With a boat trip in Heraklion, you can see the city that was home to the Minoans, the oldest European civilisation and visit the archaeological sites of Knossos and Phaistos Palace. After this immersive history lesson, relax on one of Heraklion’s beautiful beaches. For a sailing holiday full of adventure, tranquillity, and culture all wrapped into one, visit Heraklion!
If you want to embark on a Heraklion boat trip, the cost will depend on a number of factors such as the time of year, type of vessel, and how many people are sailing. Below are some average prices for a yacht charter in Heraklion by boat type.
A sailboat hire in Heraklion costs about £2,148/week in the high season and £1,490/week in the low season for 10 people.
A Heraklion motorboat rental costs about £395/day for 6 people.
A RIB hire in Heraklion costs about £658/day for 10 people.
A Heraklion catamaran hire costs about £5,129/week in the high season and £2,630/week in the low season for 10 people.
A gulet rental in Heraklion costs about £10,520/week for 25 people.
A Heraklion yacht charter costs about £14,728/week for 12 people.
As one of the biggest cities in Greece and the most popular destination in Crete, there’s so much to see and do in Heraklion. Here are some of our favourite things to do on a Heraklion boat trip.
Heraklion has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot, dry summers. If you want to take a boat trip to Heraklion, the best time to do so would be between April to November for pleasant temperatures and little rainfall. If you like hot weather, the hottest month in Heraklion is August with average highs and maximum water temperatures of 28°C. Happy sailing!
At Click&Boat we have options for bareboat rentals in Heraklion as well as vessels that include a skipper on board. Unless you’re an experienced sailor, we typically recommend hiring a vessel with a skipper. Skippers are experts in sailing and they handle all of the logistics, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. The best part is that they are usually locals who can show you all of the hidden gems in Heraklion and surrounding areas, and give you tips to make sure your Heraklion boat trip is the best one possible!
Want to rent a boat in Heraklion but unsure of which type of boat to choose? The answer will depend on what type of holiday you’re looking to have. If you’ve only got a few days to spare we’d recommend hiring a motorboat or a RIB as they are typically hired by the day and they are faster than other vessels, helping you see everything in no time. For a longer holiday with family or friends, choose a vessel you can hire by the week like a yacht or a catamaran. If you’re looking for something a bit more luxurious, a gulet is a great choice and if you’re an avid sailor, a sailboat. No matter what you’re looking for, Click&Boat has got what you need for your Heraklion boat trip!
In Heraklion, privately owned boats are available for hire. See other boats in the area.