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Greece has always been privileged as the ultimate charter destination with its breathtaking beauty set against sparkling waters and stunning skies just waiting to be enjoyed from your own private yacht.

Dry, hot and sunny climate from May through mid-September

  • Be prepared for crowds in July and August
  • Beware of the fierce Meltemi winds
  • Sailing license required for bareboat
  • 10,000 miles of coastline and about 1,000 islands

Greece with its turquoise waters is explored best from a private yacht from which you set your own itinerary. Not only do the Greek islands appeal to the senses with their stunning natural beauty, blue skies, and colorful beaches, but they also have ancient ruins and archeological waiting to be discovered.

More than half of the yachts of the Mediterranean are based in Greece. The numerous islands to explore are too extensive to list. Rather one should focus on a navigation zone and go from there.

Athens

An easy jumping off point from Athens, best for the shorter charters. Be sure...

Greece has always been privileged as the ultimate charter destination with its breathtaking beauty set against sparkling waters and stunning skies just waiting to be enjoyed from your own private yacht.

Dry, hot and sunny climate from May through mid-September

  • Be prepared for crowds in July and August
  • Beware of the fierce Meltemi winds
  • Sailing license required for bareboat
  • 10,000 miles of coastline and about 1,000 islands

Greece with its turquoise waters is explored best from a private yacht from which you set your own itinerary. Not only do the Greek islands appeal to the senses with their stunning natural beauty, blue skies, and colorful beaches, but they also have ancient ruins and archeological waiting to be discovered.

More than half of the yachts of the Mediterranean are based in Greece. The numerous islands to explore are too extensive to list. Rather one should focus on a navigation zone and go from there.

Athens

An easy jumping off point from Athens, best for the shorter charters. Be sure to organize a one-way as returning to Athens will take too much time and be unpleasant against the wind. The region includes the charming islands of the Saronic Gulf (Hydra & Poros) and the marvelous Peloponnesian Coast.

Cyclades

Considered by many to be the most picturesque islands. The Cyclades are widely renowned for its blue-domed churches, white buildings, fascinating waters, rugged landscapes and extremely exciting nightlife.

Dodecanese

With over 1000 islands, this may be the best zone in which to explore eternal Greece. Not only are there fantastic cities to discover but also countless beaches to be enjoyed. Be aware that the Meltemi may also be a factor in this zone.   

Sporades

Best for travelers who prefer green islands with sandy beaches. There are ancient ruins and an abundance of marine life to be discovered.

Ionian

One of the most relaxing destinations of yacht charter in Greece. It has some of the world’s most gorgeous beaches and its islands are actually the most popular Greek islands.

General Tips on Sailing Greece

From May to mid- September the weather is hot, dry and clear. Greece is cheaper in March, April, and November but we have had the best feedback from sailors choosing May, June, and September, as the crowds are almost unbearable in July and August. Do not expect to find berths in the more popular ports during the height of the summer season.

During the summer months, sailors must also beware of the fierce wind known as the Meltemi, particularly in the Aegean, which blows from north to south at approximately 30 knots with waves of 4-8 feet in height. You should be ready to adapt your itinerary as these strong winds can last for several days and make it very tough to return to your starting point. During July and August, consider planning to sail in the Ionian Sea where the winds are less strong and the sea calmer. It is important to weigh the different options for an itinerary in Greece ahead of time as the effort can really make for a fantastic trip.

Be prepared that Greece is not the best place to charter a bareboat for the first time. It is better to be an experienced sailor in order to manage tricky harbors and packed piers. Common in Europe is the docking system known as Mediterranean Mooring. This means that the anchor is dropped and the boat is backed in the stern to dock and tied up.

With thousands of miles to explore from your private yacht and about 1500 islands to discover, it is no wonder Greece is such a popular sailing destination!

The most prevalent characteristic of the climate in Greece is the ever present sunshine. There are more than 3000 sun hours per year. During your yacht charter in Greece, the water temperatures will reach 25 to 28 °C.
Greece enjoys mild winters and very hot, dry summers cooled by seasonal breezes known as 'meltemia'.

Why you should visit Rhodes and the Dodecanese Islands?

The Dodecanese is a group of over 160 Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, of which 12 are of a more notable size, historically the most important and best known is Rhodes And there are plenty of good reasons that The Dodecanese and Rhodes are among the most desirable touristic  destinations in the world.

Greece yacht charter reviews : 4 out of 5 based on 1 rating. 1 user reviews.
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We traveled to Greece, already charmed by its history culture architecture and museums. We followed a friend's advice and we hired a catamaran to explore this beauty from the sea. This was an experience that really exceeded our expectations. we have swum in the most paradisaical waters and explored many hidden coves. We had a lot of fun swimming, sunbathing, diving and exploring the country of Gods all at a time. The captain said that there are other pristine islands of unparalleled beauty further north or overlooking the Ionian sea. We're really can't wait for our next yacht charter in Greece, may be this summer!

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