Yacht charter in Greece

Rent Boats in Greece

Greece is the country of the old Byzantine Empire, of the Acropolis, of the Gods of Olympia, of Feta cheese and of the famously luxurious Greek Islands. Its capital is Athens, worthy of a visit for its historic monuments, its enchanting streets, the Mediterranean cuisine and its fun nightlife. There are a few small neighbouring islands to the capital that can be visited easily in a day’s voyage however ideally you would spend a whole day at each one, making a yacht charter in Greece the perfect choice. Why not join a flotilla on your chartered yacht in Greece and explore and sail around the Greek Cyclades, and the Sporades, Saronic and Ionian islands with a group of yachts which just adds to the fun on your Mediterranean holiday!

The landscapes are truly unimaginable: enormous rocks, blue seawaters that contrast delightfully with the hot, white sand, picturesque boats, towns with a special charm and of course history, Byzantine architecture and fabulous food. You can’t go to Greece without trying the obligatory Greek salad, the natural yoghurts or without buying a vase or handmade plate.

What to do in Greece

The destinations for a yacht charter in Greece are different from others in the Mediterranean. With this country being the birth of Mediterranean civilization, it offers a journey through history. The Greek coast and its islands create endless possibilities for enjoying your yacht charter, combining the ancient ruins with the spectacular beaches and a deep turquoise sea.

If you hop between the Greek islands, you can just as easily relax, mooring up in whichever cove or bay takes your fancy, as you can have fun: enjoying the nightlife of one of the more populated islands. One of the more popular Cyclades islands is Mykonos. This island is a key destination for lovers of sailing and luxury tourism alike. Known as the little Ibiza, its capital Chora owes its charm to its white houses and maze-like streets. If you want to visit the biggest island of them all and enjoy food and Greek partying, indulge in your Greek yacht charter and sail to Crete. Also be sure not to miss the incredible island of Santorini.

We also suggest that you ask your skipper to sail to your desired destinations and anchorages. Take control on your sailing holiday and go wherever you please, you could visit Lefkas, the Saronics or perhaps the capital of Greece, Athens.

Yacht charter in Greece is a great opportunity for discovering beautiful dive sites and fantastic spots for snorkeling, isolated anchorages, and coastal cities full of kind and welcoming people who look like time hasn’t affected them. There are so many things to see on your yacht charter. The Cyclades Islands, the Ionian Islands, the Sporades Islands and Crete are just some of the destinations offered by the land of the mythological Gods. The majority of these places in Greece are accessible by sailing boats and motor yachts. Also, you can opt for yacht charter in Greece with a skipper if you don’t have a sailing license to sail by yourself.

If what you are looking for is to enjoy your time without constantly having to look after your boat, explore miles of island, try the Mediterranean cuisine and get to know the Greek culture, the bareboat charter of a yacht in Greece offers you this and much, much more. Think on it no more; discover Greece and its islands aboard the yacht of your choice with a partner, family or friends. Greece is a destination in which you can enjoy a consistently exuberant landscape and a sea temperature that will always be warm enough for taking a dip from your yacht. From the best coves for enjoying the beautiful Greek climate, we recommend these three:


Found on the island of Cephalonia, it is regarded as one of the best beaches in Greece. Its cliffs, the bright white beach and the crystal blue sea create a beautiful landscape for enjoying a relaxing holiday. It is also regarded as one of the cleanest beaches in the world, partly due to the lack of hotels, bars or clubs. This encourages many to stay in the neighbouring areas, leaving the beach often empty for people visiting by boat. Another advantage is that it’s a perfect spot for swimming and free diving as water sports aren`t allowed.


With its great cliffs that surround its characteristic shipwreck, it gets the name “Bay of the sunken ships”, this little bay of paradise is found on the island of Zakynthos (Ionian Islands). The beach of Navagio is probably one of the greatest beaches in the world due to its beauty, tranquility and exclusivity. You can only arrive by yacht and, given that it is a remote beach, there are no services such as bars and restaurants. It is because of that that it is usually free of tourists, making it one of the best spots to visit on a private boat.


The beach of Egremni, situated on the island of Lefkada is another of the most other-worldly beaches for spending a holiday on. Getting to this island on foot can be very complicated, having to travel a very windy round followed by 3,000 steps to descend meaning that many people can’t be bothered. A problem avoided on a yacht charter holiday on the Greek islands. The amplitude of the beach and its crystal blue waters are two of the most impressive aspects of Egremni.

All in all, Greece is the perfect destination for visiting on a yacht charter, with or without a skipper, with so many diverse islands, the ideal scenario is to be able to travel wherever you want at will to make the most of the vast landscape and culture.

Part of the Greece’s attraction is the excellent weather the country enjoys all year round. During the mild winters the temperatures rarely drop below 7 °C, while the summer temperatures range between 26 and 28 ºC. In winter, water temperature is rather chilly at around 10 ºC. In spring, these temperatures rise to about 16-17 °C while in the height of summer temperatures can get up to around 27ºC. As is usual in coastal destinations, July and August are the best months to enjoy a yacht charter in Greece. However, if you prefer to avoid the busy season without missing out on the good weather, May, June and September are also great months for your sailing holiday.

By plane

The best way to start your holidays in Greece is, without doubt, travelling by plane to your chosen city or island. You can fly into Athens airport if you wish to see the city of Olympus before sailing around there or Lavrion. Athens airport is in Sparta: 30 km from the city and contains two terminals for domestic and international flights. Some of the more important greek islands also have airports due to them being very busy during the spring, summer and winter months. The following islands contain airports: Mykonos, Kos, Corfú and Rhodes, all great islands for a yacht charter in Greece.

By bus

Athens has two main bus stations which are: Kifissou and Liossion. These are accessed by buses coming from the north of Greece as well as from Peloponeso. It is possible to get to some of the main islands by bus although by ferry or plane would be recommended for efficiency and comfort.

By boat

From Italy the common routes to travel to the Greek islands from Venice, Ancona, Bari and Brindisi to the greek port of Neo Limani. To travel to Kos there is a public ferry from Rhodes and Patmos as well as various connections by boat from the Cyclades. From Athens’ Pireo port, which is situated 30 minutes from the city, there are various ferries that travel daily (depending on the season) to the Peloponeso islands and the Cyclades.

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Why choose aBoatTime?

Divide the cost of the yacht by the number of passengers, and you'll find in most cases, that it's cheaper than an equivalent week long stay in a hotel.
Drop anchor in a quiet cove, and enjoy wonderful evenings and the tranquility of the cove, allowing you to avoid the typical holiday crowds.
Organise your trip at your own pace, to suit you and your family and friends.
If you don't have a sailing license, don't worry. We'll find you a suitable skipper.

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