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Santorini YACHT CHARTERS, Greece

12 Knots offers crewed and bareboat yacht charters in Santorini, Greece. You may choose the right boat for you from 18 yachts listed on the web site. Click on the one you like to make an easy reservation for your sailing vacation in Santorini.Rates start from $4,642 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




“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




Puerto Rico

“A mega thank you for your excellent service!”

A search on the internet produced the 12 Knots operation. With apparent quality staff and experience along with the best price on a bareboat monohull influenced me to book a boat with them. We were not disappointed. Correspondence was timely, courteo…

Gary Ziegler





“Thanks for helping to coordinate!”

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

Matthew Gunnison





“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…

Charlie Clarke

United Kingdom




“We tried to make the most of it, but it was far from ideal”

Hey Grigory, thanks for asking. The boat was not in good condition. For example, there were no mooring, deck or motoring lights, so we feared a boat would hit us while we slept, and were not complying with the law while sailing at night. The anchor w…

Oscar Serra





“The boat was in super condition”

The charter was excellent, everything perfect. The boat was in super condition (brand new), and very clean. The staff was helpful, and very kind. We enjoyed the trip very much and are looking forward to our next booking.

Gerzsenyi Andras





“Thanks for arranging everything”

Hi Grigory, thanks for checking in! It was awesome! Boat great condition and the charter company very professional! Thanks for arranging everything. We are planning two trips next year, maybe you can help: 1. 2 week trip St. Vincent / Grenadines with…

Alberto Goosen



Sailing in Santorini

Everyone who is planning on a wonderful vacation in Santorini, Greece, will enjoy the endless beautiful views of the sea, sunbathing, swimming, and more. In this case, renting a boat would be a great choice. At 12Knots, you can contract high-quality yacht rental services to have an incredible sailing experience. Learn more helpful info about Santorini yacht charters from this article.

General Information

Santorini is a beautiful island located in the Aegean Sea. Its current landscape was formed after a volcanic eruption that took place in the 16th century BC. This is where you will be able to see wonderful beaches. The island has beautiful cliffs and caves. Ships have been sailing around Santorini for thousands of years. In 1972, an airport was constructed, which decreased the number of those who got to the island by sea.

Things to Do in Santorini

Renting a boat allows enjoying plenty of benefits. For instance, you can be snorkeling or simply swimming off the boat. It will also be very pleasant to sunbathe on the deck. Or have a romantic dinner with your partner while admiring beautiful views of the sunset.

If you wish to have interesting trips ashore, you can take various tours. Those who like wine can go to special tasting sessions. Another option that you have is to join fascinating sightseeing tours taking you to a local village or the volcano. Traveling to the island of Thirassia will also be exciting; so, consider this option.

Sailing Conditions in Santorini

The island is located in the Mediterranean basin. This means that summers are quite hot and dry there, while the weather in winters can be often wet and cool. You should also keep in mind strong seasonal winds during the summer, known as “Meltemia” in Greece.

From June to September, the weather in Santorini is hot. The highest temperatures on the island are observed in July and August. This time is the best for swimming, sunbathing on a beach, and relaxing. It is also the period of bustling tourist activity on the island when you can enjoy the vivid nightlife in local beach clubs and bars. Please note, however, that there are lots of people, so you will not be able to avoid the hustle. Remember to make reservations in advance. This is also the time when the price for hotels and sailing services is the highest. 

Best Time for Sailing Vacations in Santorini

Tourists can come to Greece all year round. However, if you wish to enjoy an incredible sailing experience, the best time to rent a yacht is in summer. The water heats up earlier and stays warm for a long time. The sailing season in Santorini is quite extensive, spanning from May to September.

During June-August, the weather is dry, and the days are full of sunshine, which provides great opportunities for sailing. If you wish to combine sailing and vibrant nightlife, you should come to Santorini from middle June to the end of August.

Difficulty Level

The waters of Santorini are considered to be safe. They are great even for beginners. So, if you wish to gain some practice in sailing, traveling to Greece would be a good choice.

You can order a bareboat yacht charter in Santorini if you have enough experience, or you can opt for a vessel with a skipper. You will need to provide a relevant certificate or a license. The requirements for your experience are at least five days or 100 miles as a skipper on a yacht of equivalent size.

Main Charter Bases

At 12Knots, you can book a yacht charter in Santorini, Greece. When you are on your vacation in Greece, you can travel from/to plenty of different bases. They include:

  • Athens
  • Kavala
  • Corfu
  • Skiathos
  • Lavrion
  • Lefkada
  • Corinth
  • Volos
  • Palairos
  • Kos and others

Boat Types for Charter

You can rent various boats for a bareboat charter or a trip with a crew:

  • motor yachts
  • catamarans
  • boats and some other options

At 12Knots, you will be able to pick the right vessel for rent in Santorini without problems.

Travel Information

There are two ways to get to Santorini:

  • Fly to one of the major cities, such as Athens, where you can take a domestic route to the island.
  • Visitors can also take a ferry from Athens. It will take up to eight hours to get to Santorini.

Frequently Asked Questions about yachting in Santorini

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

Price for yacht charters in Santorini depends on the size & year of the boat. Rates for small boat rentals start from €4,000 per week while more luxury yachts can be up to €44,000 per week. The median cost of yacht charter in Santorini is - €18,629 .

How many yachts are available for rent in Santorini ?

There are 5 yachts available for bareboat and crewed charter.

What types of yachts are available for charter in Santorini ?

You may find the following yacht types available for charter in Santorini : 1 - Powerboats 17 - Catamarans
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