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Rent a boat in Athens

1625 boats available for bareboat or crewed charter
Yachts from professional fleet operators in Athens
Free cancellation of reservation without obligations within 4 days

Yacht types available in Athens

Most affordable boats for rent in Athens

List of boats sorted by the price per week. Starting with the most affordable boats from $933 per week (like Oceanis 37 - 2012) going to more premium yachts available in Athens from $15,965 per week.

Most popular Sailboat rentals in Athens

Popular catamarans charters in Athens

Athens Yacht charter options

Athens sailing itineraries

We've curated top-notch sailing itineraries in Athens, perfect for week-long sailing vacations or longer. Our recommendations are tailored to average 3-5 hours of sailing per day, ensuring you can fully immerse yourself in the joys of your sailing vacation without any unnecessary stress.

Athens to Saronic Gulf - 7 day itinerary

Athens to Saronic Gulf - 7 day itinerary

Duration: 7 days
Distance: 123 nm
Embark from Athens and set sail through the Saronic Gulf to discover the charming islands of Methana, Hydra, Spetses, Poros, and Aegina. This sailing itinerary weaves through historic waters, offering picturesque harbors, ancient sites, and vibrant local cultures. Perfect for sailors seeking a mix of adventure and tranquility.

Cost of boat rental in Athens

The prices for yacht charters in Athens are closely tied to the weather and sailing conditions throughout the year. They tend to be at their lowest in March, corresponding to the low season, and reach their peak in August when demand is high and sailing conditions are optimal.

Rent a Boat in Athens and Open New Greece

Traveling by sea is an excellent option for everyone who is tired of traditional vacations or being tied to one certain place. When you select a water vehicle, you receive a unique opportunity to visit a lot of wonderful and unique locations and, additionally, enjoy beautiful views, which can only be seen from the sea. Moreover, you are free to organize your own resort on your boat, playing favorite music at full volume or relaxing in silence, which will be interrupted only by water lapping and seagulls. And even more amazing is the possibility to swim in clear waters of amazing remote bays far away from crowded beaches.

General Information


If you are interested in this exclusive way of spending holidays in Athens but don’t have your own boat or don’t know where to rent one, this is not a problem. Thanks to the qualitative rental service provided by 12 Knots in Athens, everyone has a chance to rent a water vehicle and enjoy sailing vacations. The rental agency 12 Knots successfully runs its business since 2009, and it is a leading charter broker facility. This company is quite famous for offering only rental services but also a sailing school. It is possible to find 12 Knots Club’s representatives in more than 36 amazing locations all around the world. You can choose any destination, from the Bahamas to Rhodes. One of the most popular placements for sailing is Athens, Greece.


Why You Should Choose Athens for Yacht Charter

A lot of tourists, as well as locals, choose Athens for their traveling by boat. The popularity of this location is understandable – you can see all showplaces in Acropolis (for example, Parthenon and Daphni Monastery), visit interesting excursions, and enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Old City. After that, you take a boat at the local port and go to explore the stunning surroundings of Athens and small islands, which are no less stunning than the capital of Greece is. In addition, thanks to the city’s settlement, you have a chance to sail in the Sardonyx gulf and the Aegean Sea. Moreover, sailing conditions in these waters are great. The Aegean Sea is considered to be the calmest sea in the world. Additionally, you will be pleasantly surprised with the cloudless weather but still mild climate.

The Best Time for Sailing Vacations in Athens

The best time for sailing vacations in Athens is a period of a warm half of the year. The most popular season for sailing is the second half of spring, the summer months, and the first half of autumn. The winter season is not appropriate for sail because of the windy weather at sea.

Difficulty Level


12 Knots takes care of customers regardless of their experience and skills in shipping. Therefore, it is possible to either crewed or bareboat yacht. The first option is obviously suitable for newbies or those who want to relax and forget about any difficulties. At the same time, experienced users select a bareboat charter in Athens. In this case, one should know that there could be problems with vehicle driving. The sea is unpredictable; so, you should be ready to cope with stormy weather. Therefore, do not choose a bareboat charter in Athens for the long term if you do not have enough experience in sailing. If you are an experienced captain and have a plan to visit other European coasts, then do not forget that you need to have an international sailing certificate like RYA Day Skipper, IYT Bareboat Skipper, ASA 104 plus IPC.

Of course, sailing vacation takes a little more effort for its qualitative organization. However, 12 Knots Yachting Club assures stable support during the booking procedure as well as the vacation period. More often, difficulties are related to the transfer activities in unfamiliar locations. So, it is convenient to select the option “Transfer on request” from the list of additional services. In this case, you will save your time and energy.



Main Charter Bases


12 Knots has many charter bases to ensure clients’ convenience. Main stations are:

  • Athens

  • Corfu

  • Lefkada

  • Mykonos

  • Rhodes


What Vehicle Type to Select If You Rent a Boat in Athens


12 Knots offers its clients a diversity of water vehicles. In Athens, it is possible to book one of 4 available options, which are the most appropriate for this region and local weather conditions:

  • Sail yachts

  • Powerboats

  • Catamarans

  • Gulets

The most popular vehicle for charter is a sailing yacht. 12 Knots team offers a great number of these boats – 1545. This vehicle assures your comfort and safety in both long-term travel and a day trip. Thanks to the wide variety of options, you can choose a yacht in accordance with your preferences and plans. For instance, if you are going to travel with friends, you can choose Maxus 22 Prestige, Sun Odyssey 32i, or Elan 333, which have 6 sleeping places. However, if you want to spend a weekend with your date, a boat with 1 cabin would be enough.

Powerboat is the best variant for tourists, who want to visit as many places as possible but do not have a lot of time, and those who prefer speed. Motorboats of all sizes with a professional crew are available for booking as well.

You can select one from 641 catamarans offered by 12 Knots if you are not planning a long-term trip. A catamaran is a perfect option for a picnic, fishing, and other outdoor activities with your family and friends. When you rent a catamaran, you receive a comfortable compact vehicle. In addition, a catamaran is quite easy to operate; so, you can practice and improve your driving skills.

Gulet rent is appropriate for big companies and long comfortable trips. 12 Knots Club proposes 13 types of gulets. The greatest of them are quite big. For example, Cosmos has a length of 24.8 m, Aphrodite is 25 m, and M/S Harmonia is 26 m. The offered gulets can place from 5 to 20 people.

Additional Travel Information


All offered boats are serviceable and insured. In addition, you can buy additional insurance (Damage Waiver) to minimize your liability.

To book any yacht, you have to provide identity documents, insurances (travel cancellation, medical assistance, skipper liability, damage deposit insurance), and a sailing certificate for a bareboat charter.



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