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12 Knots offers crewed and bareboat yacht charters in Athens, Greece. You may choose the right boat for you from 2036 yachts listed on the web site. Click on the one you like to make an easy reservation for your sailing vacation in Athens.Rates start from $823 per week.

Free cancellation of reservation without obligations! You may reserve any boat and it will be on hold for you for 4 days free of charge




“12 knots Charter Experience”

I had a great experience with Grigory and 12 knots for my wife and I’s inaugural weeklong bareboat charter leaving out of La Paz, MX back in Jan 2021. We had originally booked a week charter out of Puerto Rico back in April, 2020 which was cancelled …

Christopher Lavelanet





“с погодой не очень повезло”

Все было отлично, с погодой не очень повезло, самые холодные майские праздники на моей памяти. По яхте все ок, понятно что она не новая, но претензий нет, все работало

Воробьев Илья





“Great customer service!”

We had a fantastic experience using 12 Knots to find the perfect long-term charter situation for our family during COVID. They were extremely fast in responding to our inquiries and patient with a million questions on our end. We worked closely with …

Ann-Tyler Conradi





“The sailing was great. The Exuma Islands were amazing.”

I apologize for the delay. We have been out of the country for almost a month. The sailing was great. The Exuma Islands were amazing. The staff at Navtours were helpful and professional. On the last day (on the crossing back)—the impeller went bad. W…

Duy Vuong





“Thanks for helping to coordinate!”

It was terrific, thanks. Sail Marine is a great outfit. Thanks for helping to coordinate! Best, Matt

Matthew Gunnison




Puerto Rico

“Spanish Virgin Islands are stunning / March 2019 / Puerto Rico / Dufour 412”

The experience was beautiful and the Spanish Virgin Islands are stunning! Even though we started off with a few setbacks (had to switch boats because of technical issues), the marina made good and was very accommodating....they did the very best they…

Flori Grottoli





“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…

Alberto Goosen



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.

Frequently Asked Questions about yachting in Athens

How much does it cost to charter a boat in Athens ?

Price for yacht charters in Athens depends on the size & year of the boat. Rates for small boat rentals start from $823 per week while more luxury yachts can be up to $68,842 per week. The median cost of yacht charter in Athens is - $4,223 .

How many yachts are available for rent in Athens ?

There are 1160 yachts available for bareboat and crewed charter.

What types of yachts are available for charter in Athens ?

You may find the following yacht types available for charter in Athens : 1361 - Sail yachts 45 - Powerboats 618 - Catamarans 12 - Gulets
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