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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 21 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 €3,870 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



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




“Everything was great! The boat was perfect for our needs”

Dear Grigory, Everything was great! The boat was perfect for our needs and the skipper, Slavin, was really friendly. The only downside was that the boat was late getting ready - 6:30pm - but we were still able to make it out of port that night so in …

Trisha Lawrence





“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





“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




“Everything was perfect”

Everything was perfect from start to finish. Responses to my questions were fast, clear and reliable. We were confident when we arrived at the marina that everything would go as planned. And it did. We were greeted at the hotel, driven to the marina …

Sally McLaughlin





“Everyone had a very nice time”

Thank you - it was a really nice experience. You were very helpful during our departure and arrival. The boat was amazing, well outfitted, and everyone had a very nice time. I'll be sure to send you some photos over the weekend. We also have some dro…

Jeff Ott





“Thank you for all your help in arranging our first charter experience”

Hi Julia, I just wanted to say thank you for all your help in arranging our first charter experience. The boat was incredible and the skipper was amazing! Two thumbs up for Dream Yacht Charter. Pacome was very helpful and everything went according to…

Ron Skinner



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 €3,870 per week while more luxury yachts can be up to €46,480 per week. The median cost of yacht charter in Santorini is - €25,175 .

How many yachts are available for rent in Santorini ?

There are 4 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 20 - Catamarans
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