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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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Greece Yacht Charter Reviews with 12knots

Ven Dobrinov

Bulgaria

01.07.2018

“Everything was perfect!”

Dear Grigory, Everything was perfect! Thank you :) Please see the attached photo.

Kieran Crowley

United States

12.11.2023

“Our second time to charter through 12Knots”

Our second time to charter through 12Knots, luckily again Irina was our contact, again it was a painless, smooth process. No catches, no dropped messages, excellent value. The upfront price was the bottom line, no hidden extras. Surprisingly when I g…

Scott Moser

United States

21.11.2023

“I’ve booked a few times through 12 Knots”

I’ve booked a few times through 12 Knots, in Greece and Polynesia, and have had great experiences. Solid customer support… it’s great to have one person I can email anytime with questions!

Alberto Goosen

Switzerland

19.06.2019

“We had a great time in Greece”

We had a great time in Greece, the first three days we had constant 20-25knots of wind, so we were able to do a lot of sailing. The boat was also in good condition and everything in working order…the boat did however look a bit older than a 2018 mode…

Charlie Clarke

United Kingdom

01.07.2017

“We had a lovely time and the boat was really easy to handle”

Grigory, we had a lovely time and the boat was really easy to handle and only about 5 months old. All the equipment was in really good order and everything worked without a hitch. We had a really good handover from Nomicos who got us through the chec…

Debby

United States

07.10.2023

“Our trip was fantastic!”

Our trip was fantastic, beyond expectations. Our skipper, Peter Papageorgiou, was the best, also.

Andrew Wade

Australia

01.08.2018

“We enjoyed ourselves and have a bundle of stories we can now laugh about”

We’ve chatted about this a few times and how it be best addressed. I think constructively would be the best way. Overall the captains skill level, regard for safety, approach towards ensuring the guests are happy with the path and desires they are se…

Greece Yacht Charters

Greece Yacht Charters

Greece is a country in Southeast Europe, which is located in the Balkans. The country is embossed in four seas: the Aegean Sea, the Ionian Sea, the Cretan Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea. Due to its advantageous location, Greece possesses one of the longest coastlines in the world. This outstanding feature makes the country an incredibly famous sailing destination. Beautiful golden beaches along the island, emerald transparent waters, pine forests in the mountains, and extremely pleasant weather will not leave any sailor indifferent. Deciding to charter a shining yacht, you make an investment in unforgettable memories and the desire to come back as a matter of course. 

The reasons for which one must visit Greece are difficult to count as it has a lot to offer for everyone. Rich history, glorious past, impressive ancient buildings, delicious food and wine, an abundance of celebrations and festivals are waiting for you to explore the picturesque region. The pristine nature of Athens, Volos, Corfu, Kavala, and other Greek cities and perfect weather conditions create an ideal opportunity to rent a boat and melt into the pleasure.   

Sailing Conditions in Greece

Sailing Conditions in Greece

Being situated in Southeast Europe, Greece welcomes sailors from around the globe to feel all the benefits of the Mediterranean climate. Hot and dry summers with rare precipitation and clear skies provide a good opportunity for yacht rental without any fear of possible rains and extreme winds. The average temperature during the summer period never drops below 20 ºC even at night. It is impossible to miss such great weather and not to go far in the sea on your sailboat to enjoy the 30 ºC heat in the daytime. Greek winters are usually colder, especially in those areas that are close to mountains. But they are not lingering and not so cold to somehow disturb dedicated sailors. The sailing season usually starts in March and continues up to November, bringing different sailing conditions to the island.

Best Times for Vacation in Greece

Having an intention to make the most of your sailboat vacation in the breathtaking destination, it is necessary to get acquainted with the weather conditions of the desired period. As a rule, the peak season of sailing occurs in the summer months and up to the end of September. This time features extremely high air and water temperature and a huge number of sailors even in the remote marinas. By the way, Greek summers are an ideal time for those who are ready to forget about sleep and party the whole night. One of the most important things to consider is that in July, the northern wind Meltemi comes to the shore and creates many hazardous obstacles for sailing.

Spring and autumn wind speeds and summer conditions force you to choose this time period if you are looking for peace and quiet. There is no extreme heat and strong winds, as well as no abundance of people. You still can enjoy going bareboat without any unpleasant conditions and immerse yourself into the same active and loud festivals and celebrations.

Sailing Difficulty Level

Greece has already gained its high popularity as one of the world’s best sailing destinations. Because of its climate and location, the country represents great sailing options for beginners and professional sailors alike. The weather changes require sailors to explore the weather forecast beforehand to select the desired time for coming and know what to expect. The level of difficulty is mostly predetermined by the Meltemi wind of 6-8 force. Blowing from July to September may scary fresh sailors and even become a challenge for experienced professionals. If you are not highly skillful and just do not have enough confidence to manage the vessel by yourself, consider booking a boat in spring or autumn. The absence of powerful winds will not spoil your first sailing experience but contribute to positive impressions.

If you are still not ready to face the open water, 12 Knots is glad to provide you with the help of a qualified skipper and an opportunity to hire a crew. Being focused on the needs and desires of every sailor, we offer either a skipper to help to refresh the memories of handling a boat or a complete training process in our sailing school. Both options are delivered at their best quality and reasonable price.

Main Charter Bases

Greece is an incredibly important sailing destination for 12 Knots. Welcoming thousands of happy sailors every year, the country has a lot of well-equipped marinas and good mooring options. Depending on the desired part of the country, preferred city, and climate peculiarities, you may select a perfect one. The team of 12 Knots spreads their professional services on more than 30 bases along the coast. You may rent a yacht or boat at bases situated in the most famous Greek cities and islands:

Boat Types for Charters

Having a great number of bases in possession, 12 Knots aims to provide sailors with powerful sailboats from leading manufacturers. Approximately 6,000 vessels are now available for charter in Greece. Sailing yachts, catamarans, powerboats, gulets, and houseboats are waiting for your booking. Do not hesitate and contact our team to become an owner of a white shining boat at a good cost. It is advisable to perform booking beforehand to avoid disappointment and misunderstanding.

Other Information about Greece Sailing

Before diving into the images of future perfect sailing vacations, every sailor should be aware of some essential information about the intended place.

  • The official language is Greek, although English is also widely spoken, especially in tourist places.
  • Greece is the Euro zone; that’s why the official currency is Euro.
  • Greece is under the Schengen Agreement, which enables US citizens to enter the country without a visa and stay for no more than 90 days. For citizens of other countries, the consultation of the specialist is needed.

Frequently Asked Questions about yachting in Greece

How much does it cost to rent a yacht in Greece ?

The price of yacht charter in Greece depends on number of factors (age & size of the boat, time of the year). On our web site you may find boats from $462 per week and all the way up to $214,368 per week. The median price for a one week charter in Greece is around $107,415

How many boats are available for rent in Greece ?

We offer professional fleet of 5240 yachts available for bareboat or crewed charter in Greece.

What are the main yacht charter bases in Greece ?

Most of the boats for charter in Greece are available at the following bases: Achillio - 1 boats , Antiparos - 1 boats , Athens - 1759 boats , Corfu - 564 boats , Corinth - 10 boats , Crete - 3 boats , Eleusis - 11 boats , Elliniko - 64 boats , Glyfada - 2 boats , Halkidiki - 2 boats , Heraklion - 2 boats , Isthmia - 1 boats , Kalamata - 8 boats , Kavala - 41 boats , Kefalonia - 17 boats , Kerkira - 27 boats , Kos - 381 boats , Kyllini - 1 boats , Ladochori - 6 boats , Lavrion - 519 boats , Lefkada - 1099 boats , Limenas Avdiron - 6 boats , Loutraki - 11 boats , Milos - 2 boats , Miraggio - 1 boats , Mykonos - 121 boats , Nafplion - 2 boats , Nea Moudania - 1 boats , Nea Peramos - 31 boats , Nikiti - 33 boats , Ormos Panagias - 2 boats , Pachi - 3 boats , Palairos - 45 boats , Paros - 174 boats , Patmos - 1 boats , Patras - 2 boats , Perama - 2 boats , Piraeus - 4 boats , Pogonia - 3 boats , Poros - 9 boats , Porto Carras - 2 boats , Porto Heli - 18 boats , Preveza - 200 boats , Pylos - 7 boats , Rhodes - 210 boats , Salamina - 37 boats , Santorini - 23 boats , Sifnos - 3 boats , Sivota - 1 boats , Skiathos - 224 boats , Skopelos - 1 boats , Syros - 8 boats , Thassos - 4 boats , Thessaloniki - 7 boats , Volos - 244 boats , Zakynthos - 20 boats

What boats are available for charter in Greece ?

The following yacht types are available for bareboat charter in Greece : 3444 - Sailboats 196 - Power boats 1566 - Catamarans 30 - Gulets
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