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Greece is well known as the cradle of European culture and boasts the longest coastline on the Mediterranean Sea. Located between Europe and Asia and surrounded by the Aegean, Ionian and Mediterranean seas, Greece has become a top yacht charter destination for sailors around the world. With 18 different bases we can provide numerous itineraries for you to explore the fabulous sailing grounds of Greece.

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Lefkas/Lefkas Marina (Greece)
13.85 m
4 cabins
8 berths
8 days
01/09 - 08/09/2018
yacht rental price per week € 4 400 ($5 119) Special price: € 2 200 ($2 560)
Corfu/Marina Gouvia (Greece)
14.27 m
4 cabins
8 berths
8 days
01/09 - 08/09/2018
yacht rental price per week € 3 800 ($4 421) Special price: € 2 280 ($2 653)
Athens/Alimos Marina (Greece)
11.74 m
6 cabins
10 berths
8 days
01/09 - 08/09/2018
yacht rental price per week € 5 500 ($6 399) Special price: € 3 575 ($4 159)
Athens (Greece)
14.39 m
4 cabins
10 berths
8 days
01/09 - 08/09/2018
yacht rental price per week € 2 650 ($3 083) Special price: € 1 855 ($2 158)
Athens/Alimos Marina (Greece)
11.25 m
3 cabins
8 berths
8 days
01/09 - 08/09/2018
yacht rental price per week € 2 100 ($2 443) Special price: € 1 554 ($1 808)
Athens/Alimos Marina (Greece)
14.6 m
5 cabins
10 berths
8 days
01/09 - 08/09/2018
yacht rental price per week € 6 055 ($7 044) Special price: € 4 481 ($5 213)
Achillio/Achillio port (Greece)
10.34 m
3 cabins
7 berths
8 days
01/09 - 08/09/2018
yacht rental price per week € 2 000 ($2 327) Special price: € 1 500 ($1 745)
Athens/Alimos Marina (Greece)
12.35 m
3 cabins
8 berths
8 days
01/09 - 08/09/2018
yacht rental price per week € 3 200 ($3 723) Special price: € 2 400 ($2 792)
Corfu/Marina Gouvia (Greece)
14.27 m
4 cabins
8 berths
8 days
01/09 - 08/09/2018
yacht rental price per week € 4 500 ($5 235) Special price: € 3 375 ($3 927)
Athens/Alimos Marina (Greece)
16.7 m
5 cabins
10 berths
8 days
01/09 - 08/09/2018
yacht rental price per week € 4 700 ($5 468) Special price: € 3 713 ($4 320)
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Setting sails to Greece

At all times Greece has been a country surrounded by the mystical myths and legends of the ancient past. So you may wish not to forego the chance to explore its centuries-old culture and mesmerizing local sights.

So what’s really exciting about this traveling destination? Let’s take a trip to the history of the exciting past and set sails to the Greek islands! 

This region is comprised of numerous islands, 227 of which are inhabited. A Greece yacht charter offers excellent open-water hops, docking in picturesque towns dotted with white houses, or mooring in secluded coves. Cruising past ancient ruins on turquoise water under eternally blue skies - this is what makes boat sailing in Greece an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime.

Greece is well-known for its hospitable people, quaint villages, diverse nature and authentic atmosphere. Cruising through the region you may enjoy superb sailing, and at the same time have a perfect chance to discover rich recreational and cultural facilities.

Gastronomy in Greece

While on your sailing vacation in Greece, you don't want to miss the local cuisine.

As indisputable fact, gastronomy has its own very special place in the land of the Twelve Olympians. Local specialities are truly delicious and flavoured with famous spirits, offering a large selection of traditional tastes.

Mediterranean union of the sun and the sea expresses itself in a gastronomy experience that  you’ll never forget. Try taking part in a game of discovering new aromas, tastes, check out some fresh combinations of foods and fruits of the Greek earth!

The gastronomy here is all to excite and please both lovers of good food and healthy lifestyle fans: traditional Greek breakfast, authentic Mediterranean cuisine, fine wines — what else on the planet ever made mankind feel better? Greece is also well known for great variety of handmade cheeses, produced by family farms in various regions.

The drinks and spirits that the Greek land generously offers  put the extra zing in those memorable holiday moments. Be sure to sample the traditional meat and seafood dishes accompanied by a glass of local uozo – anise liquor which is the traditional local drink, very aromatic and flavourful. Besides, Greek beers have been gaining more and more fame in recent years.

You may also wish to discover Greek wine from historic vineyards, still highly appreciated and winning many awards.

 

 

Sailing conditions in Greece

Yacht charter in Greece is a good option for sailors of all levels. Rather gentle morning breezes become stronger in afternoon, offering perfect conditions for short island passages and line of sight navigation. With an average temperature of 80F (27C) in summer, wind is generally northwest, ranging from 10 – 20 knots in the high season from June to August, with acceleration between the islands.

Many yachts and boats sail here from May to October — this is the exact season when the winds come. Probably it’s the perfect time for you to enjoy the best sailing conditions when considering a yacht charter in Greece.

The seasonal winds may attract experienced and amateur sailors from all around the world to improve their skills sailing between the islands in the Aegean waters. It makes Greece a particularly attractive playground for those who really love sailing and support the idea “Journey is the destination”.

By the way, regattas and sailing races are held here quite often at this time of year, so once you should definitely make your mind come to compete and get yourself 100% rewarded.

Besides, you can sail even in winter, if you wish to do so: in the middle of January there comes a period that locals call “Alkyonides” (“short summer”). So it may be a good time to enjoy the beauty of impressive seascapes, lovely villages with coastal pine forest landscapes and archaeological sites.

Most popular yacht charter bases

Among numerous yacht charter bases in Greece, most of the sailing fleet is concentrated in five locations.

Athens yacht charter

The yacht base in Alimnos marina, Athens is an ideal spot to start your Greek yacht charter. Along with lazy days spent sunbathing aboard a yacht and snorkeling near secluded local beaches, you can visit some of the world’s most incredible heritage sites: the Acropolis with Parthenon and Daphni Monastery, or you might enjoy a day exploring the National Archeological Museum. All this makes yacht charter in Athens a great way to begin a superb Greek sailing vacation.

Sailing in Athens

Located in the protected Saronic Gulf, this base is ideal for scenic and coastal cruising for skippers of all levels. Winds range is from 10 to 20 knots (11-23 mph) with predictable changes.

If sailing in the Argolic Gulf and along the east coast of Peloponnese, drop an anchor to explore well-organized port facilities in some of the popular historical cities like Napflion and Tolo and visit marinas in Porto Heli, Astros and Leonidio.

Lavrion Yach charter

Lavrio is a small town located in the southeast of Attica, famous for its silver mining - a key source of Athenian state revenue in ancient times. This second largest charter base in Greece opens gates to these antique ruins as well as easy access to nearby islands.

Corfu yacht charter

Corfu base in Guovia is the nearest to the airport, so you can step on board your yacht almost 15 minutes after arrival. Corfu boat sailing offers green-carpeted mountains, terrific beaches, diverse nightlife and historic sites - all you need for a perfect sailing vacation in Greece.

This region provides rather diverse sailing conditions and warm summer weather, the main reason why sailors keep coming back to the Ionian year after year. The southern part of Corfu has moderate winds and calm seas, and is a great area for novice sailors hoping for a relaxed family vacation. The northern part of Corfu typically has higher winds which can make the sailing a bit more exiting.

Ionian Yacht charter – Lefkas

Lefkada is a beautiful Greek island in the Ionian Sea. Its nature is fascinating: turquoise seas, rolling hills and mountains, lush vegetation and many lovely beaches. A yacht charter in Lefkas will not leave you disappointed, many sailors prefer it to all other Greek islands. The beauty of the white cliffs that stretch along the western side of the island are both frightening and fascinating, and certainly unforgettable. It is these captivating white cliffs that gave the island its name - Lefkada - meaning "white" in Greek.

With a huge variety of picturesque anchorages, spectacular scenery, white beaches and mostly flat seas, this sailing holiday will be one to remember.

Kos yacht charter

This Greek island was once called "the garden of the Aegean Sea" for its variety and beauty. Kos is still famous for its pristine environment and varied landscapes, as well as rich cultural and historical heritage. This tranquil region combines the true spirit of Greek antiquity and all the amenities for a great yacht charter vacation.

Kos is a small island located in the southeastern part of the Aegean Sea belonging to the Dodecanese. Despite its size, it has become home to some rare and interesting species of animals and birds. While on a sailing vacation in Kos, you might see pink flamingos, Mediterranean seals or the Caretta-Caretta turtle. The name Kos originates from the word "crab" which served as an emblem of the island in ancient times and was depicted on the local coins. 

The Kos area provides easy sailing in protected waters, with plenty of picturesque stops along the way. The friendly locals will ply you with the fruits of their winemaking and beekeeping, always happy to share their products with visitors. A visit to Kos offers the opportunity to enjoy the slow-paced lifestyle the islanders cherish, with good health and longevity a top priority. It's no wonder that the famous "father of medicine," Hippocrates, was born here. (Who lived for nearly 100 years, by the way!)

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