When is the charter season in Greece?
The main charter season in Greece is relatively long, spanning from April to September, with a peak in July and August. Notice the interesting months of March and October, which offer a nice combination of “water warm enough to swim” and out of season prices.
The most popular type of charter is also the most tricky one – Summer charter in the Cyclades including Santorini. The main reason is the strong Meltemi wind, which makes it rather difficult for a peaceful (non sailing) cruising charter. In late 2019, the Meltemi was particularly strong and long, lasting all the way to October. It’s not impossible to go for a charter in the summer in Santorini, but it’s something you should be aware of.
What is yacht charter/boat rental in Greece
Yacht charter and boat rental are synonyms of one another. The yacht charters start from Saturday and are usually rented for 6 nights/7days, therefore, most of the prices on this website are weekly. Another aspect of yacht charters in Greece is the currency. All the charter prices are shown in Euro (€) to adjust the exchange rate fluctuation.
All yacht charter from Greece have insurance for deposit forfeiture and sometimes for trip cancellation.
What are the top reasons to charter in Greece?
- during the main season, the daylight ends after 9pm
- the temperatures range from 85°F – 100°F
- over 3000 islands, enough for more than 1 lifetime
- 20% of Greece actually consists of islands.
- Greek food and drinks are an awesome mix of fit and tasty
- charter prices are of great value comparing to the Caribbean or France
2019/2020 Yacht charter season in Greece
The most important development of the yacht charters in Greece is the focus on yacht charters at the expense of crew ships. From the summer of 2019, the Greek Government has limited the daily crew ship arrivals to 8,000 people/day in Santorini. This move is welcome by the yacht charter industry, as Santorini is one of the most attractive charter destinations in the Cyclades and Greece in general.
At the same time, the Greek authorities are making it very difficult for yachts departing from Turkey to the Greek islands with guests, which has been somewhat tolerated in recent years. As of September 2019, the Greek authorities have made very strict rules not only for the actual charter (your charter yacht that has departed from a Turkish harbor for a commercial charter can be seized in a Greek port) but also for advertising Turkish boats for Greece.
The third, perhaps most important of all, is the continued flow of the EU structural funds into the yacht charter industry. EU now provides a hefty percentage of the cost of a new boat and the owners/central agents are using this to the fullest. Most new yachts arriving are catamarans, which allows us to offer you a number of newly arrived crewed catamarans.
Also, new online companies are popping up, providing yacht charter services with the help of tens of thousands of Euro from the EU. Our advice is to stick with an established company, as a failure of the startup you choose can negatively affect your charter (with the worst-case scenario of losing your money). We have seen some of these companies spend up to €80/click, so apparently they have limited understanding of the industry and we’re forecasting some clearing up among the newly arrived tech companies. Especially if your charter is a few months ahead, use caution.
Top Greece yacht charter itineraries:
Dodecanese Islands 7 Day Yacht Charter Itinerary #2 Greece: Kos, Leros, Lipsi, Patmos, Levitha, Kalymnos and Astypalea
The Ionian Islands 7-Day Charter Itinerary from Corfu: Paxos, Antipaxos, Lefkada, Kefalonia, Zakynthos and Ithaca
Dodecanese Islands 7 Day Yacht Charter Itinerary Greece: Rhodes, Tilos, Astypalea, Kalymnos, Kos, Nisyros, Symi
7 day charter itinerary: Cyclades from Mykonos | Naxos – Amorgos – Santorini – Ios – Paros – Mykonos
Saronic Islands Yacht Charter Itinerary Greece #2: Athens, Alimos, Aegina, Ermioni, Spetses, Hydra, Poros, Epidaurus
Saronic Islands Greece | 7-days yacht charters itinerary: Athens, Aegina, Agistri, Methana, Poros, Hydra, Spetses
Top 7 Day Cyclades Greece Yacht Charter Itinerary: Athens-Kea-Syros-Mykonos-Naxos-Santorini-Sifnos-Kithnos
Top yacht charter areas in Greece
The famous group of islands in the Aegean is named after of the cyclic shape the islands form. Poseidon turned the Cyclades nymphs into islands, which now seem to be dancing around the sacred island of Delos. But why charter there?
One look at Santorini, and the reason to charter in the Cyclades is clear. The relaxed atmosphere, genius loci, clear waters and good sailing conditions make this place one of a kind. Island hopping is second perhaps only to the Caribbean.
Sandy beaches and clear water away from the mainland are very popular with the charter guests. Even historically, did you know that Cousteau was trying to find Atlantis in this area?
As for sailing, the winds are ideal in the morning, before the winds pick up in the afternoon and die in the evening.
Santorini is definitely a must for your charter in Greece. It’s actually a group of islands 120mi from mainland Greece. The unique steep landscape is caused by an ancient (not active) volcano. Tripadvisor has ranked Santorini as #1 island in Europe.
Naxos is a treasure of the Cycladic islands. Being the biggest of the Cycladic islands, Naxos is a popular yacht charter destination because of it’s green hills and long beeches. It is close to the popular islands of Mykonos, Ios, Paros and Santorini. Naxos has a beautiful port city in the northwest of the island with restaurants, cafes, shops and a fragment of Apollo’s Temple called Portara. Most beaches are on the western side of Naxos, especially Plaka Beach, or Mikri Vigla beach- the north side is ideal for kiteboarding and windsurfing
Types of yachts available for a charter in Greece
There are two main categories to sort the yachts, crew and the number of hulls. Crew can include crewed yachts or captain only yachts.
Captain only yachts are more budget friendly, as they only have a skipper. Note that the skipper needs a cabin, so you are usually looking at the cabins you need + 1 cabin for the captain.
Sailing yachts are a great choice for Greece, as the distances allow for smooth sailing. With steady breeze and virtually an unlimited number of destinations, sailing in Greece is a great choice. Sailing yachts are usually monohulls with various lenghts.
Catamarans are a family friendly boat with two hulls and a large size of deck. Most of the catamarans (all except power catamarans) do have sails, so you can still cruise into the sunset. The most fun part about catamarans is the fact that there is much more room, so dinners or afternoon cocktails are definitely different. At the same time, getting in and out of a catamaran is generally easier, which makes the catamarans a clear choice for larger groups and families.
Greece yacht charter providers
We work directly with these Greek yacht charter providers. Inquire with us and you will receive identical pricing and conditions.
|Greece yacht charter company||Description||Address||Phone||Website|
|4U Yachting||A wide variety of yacht charters in Greece, including mega yachts, motor yachts and gullets. Although 4U Yachting is based in Turkey, they have yachts based in Greece as well.||Bagdat Caddesi No: 293 Da: 8|
34728 Caddebostan - Kadikoy - Istanbul,Turkey
|7 seas yachting||Primarily a gullet provider. Specializes in weddings on boats. The three boats, MS NİRVANA, MS ARAGON and MS GALİP NUR are available for charter in Greece.||Socratous 155, |
|ABSOLUTE YACHTING||A US based provider for larger yachts in Greece, with a Greek broker. Offers a wide range of boats from sailboats to mega yachts, including gullets and catamarans.||12555 Biscayne Blvd. # 490, N. Miami, USA||800 280 5407, 514 623 2295||http://www.absoluteyachtingcharters.com|
|AKASIA YACHTING INC., FETHIYE - TURKEY||Luxury megayacht and gullets + motor yachts. Apart from charters, Aksia yachts is also active in yacht building and yacht sales.||Babatasi Mahallesi 746 Sokak No: 4|
48300 Fethiye / Mugla – Turkey
|00 90 252 612 6308||http://akasiayachting.com/|
|Aris Drivas Yachting||A charter and sales agent, managing 10 large yachts available for a charter in Greece.||Grigoriou Lampraki 17, |
Pireas 185 33,
|Athens Yachts||Primarily focusing on motor yachts (semi/heavy displacement yachts) and some sailing yachts. Has representation in Dubai and Moscow.||Flisvos Marina|
Paleo Faliro, 17561
|BCR Logemann||Focusin not only on charters, but also on racing charters and special requests. The company is based in Germany and offers mainly sailing charters.||Langenstraße 34|
|49 172 4212 643||http://www.bcrlogemann.com|
|Bluewater||Bluewater provides servics like yacht charter, yacht sales, crew training,placement and management and club water. This France based yacht rental is a one stop solution to all your yacht needs.||14 Avenue Mirabeau|
|33 493 34 34 13||https://www.bluewateryachting.com/|
|Blue Latitude Yachting - Nathalie Drogoul||Blue Latitude Yachting is specialized in Crewed Charters and Central Agency of Yachts for private owners and clients. Fleet has more than 20 yachts mainly operated in Mediterranean & in Caribbean||24, Avenue des Lilas|
95230 Soisy sous Montmorency
|BIG BLUE YACHTING||Big Blue Yachting works through all luxury yachting activities, specializing in the charter, sale, purchase, marketing and management of the finest yachts (motor yachts, sailing yachts).||2, Ioannou Fix str., |
P.Faliro 175 61, Athens, Greece
|30 210 98 50 300||www.bigblueyachting.gr|
|BERNARD GALLAY Yacht Brokerage||BGYB specializes in the yacht sales & purchase, luxury yacht charter and yacht management including finding a crew. It has offices in Paris, Montpellier, Palma de Mallorca, Moscow, Grenada, Turkey, Monaco, La Ciotat and Hong Kong.||1, rue Barthez, Montpellier, France||33 467 66 39 93||http://www.bernard-gallay.com/|
|Bodrumtour||BodrumTour is specialised in yacht, gulet and sailing boats charters. Company Fleet ready for rent in Bodrum , Göcek , Fethiye , Marmaris and Greece Harbours||Uckuyular Cad. 7 / B Mugla Bodrum, Turkey||90 532 355 99 86||http://www.bluecruisebodrum.com/|
|BRAMA YACHTS||Brama Yachts offers luxury catamarans and crewed yachts available for charter mainly in Greece, the East Mediterranean and the Caribbean.||Not included||30-210-9888202||http://www.bramayachts.com/|
|CCI Charter LLC||Web page not available||http://www.charterworld.com|
|CharterWorld.com||Charter World offers luxury yacht charters, as well as creating specialised charters according to the wishes, adventurous activities during the charter... Fleet contains sailing yachts, superyachts, catamarans, motor boats, or luxury and crewed charters. Offices of the company are all over the world.||CharterWorld LLP, 85 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom||44 207 193 7830||http://diyachting.co.uk|
|di Yacht Charter||Di yachting evolved to become a management and charter company of luxury yachts from 60 to 80ft. A wide range of services are provided by their experts which includes charter management, yacht purchases and registration, crew services, project & shoreside management, MCA coding and MLC compliance. Technical Services department can also source the latest products & equipment as well as offer service, support and installation worldwide.||The Gatehouse, 12 Crouchmans Yard, Poynters Lane, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, UK||44 (0)1702 535258||http://www.elyachting.com|
|El Yachting||El Yachting’s unique network of yacht agencies which offers - except the charters - also Bunkering, Clearance Formalities - Port Authorities, Berth Reservations, Provisioning, Land Arrangements - Transfers, Flower Arrangements, Concierge Services, Hotel and Restaurant Reservations, Courier Services, Brokerage, Onboard sports. Fleet includes megayachts, motor yachts, motor sailers, sailing yachts.||Theatraki, Marina Patras, Patra, Greece||30 2610 994300||http://www.ekkayachts.com|
|EKKA YACHTS||EKKA Yachts is a yacht dealership and consultancy company specialized in sales and charter brokerage, yacht marketing and technical support. Fleet includes everything from speedboat to mega yachts.||166, Syngrou Avenue, Athens, Greece||30 210 9848992||http://www.exadasyachts.com|
|EXADAS YACHTS||Exadas Yachts is a charter company with a wide range of sailing yachts, catamarans & motor yachts with skipper or bareboat. Exadas Yachts also provides many special charters in Greek Island for special events like Honeymoon, Corporate Events, parties, wedding, Anniversary Charters, etc.||Proedrou Tzanetou 3 str., Athens - Greece||30 210 9844460||http://www.exmaryachting.com|
|Exmar Yachting||Exmar Yachting is specialised in charters, sale and management includind building and refitting, crewing, technical and administrative support.||De Gerlachekaai, Antwerp, Belgium||32 3 247 61 22||http://www.equinoxeyachts.com|
|EQUINOXE Srl||Equinoxe Yachts, the internationally-renowned Italian yacht broker and the leading Italian luxury charter company, the world’s leading superyacht builder. Company has two directions - yacht sale and crewed or bareboat charters, going together with creating holiday itinery. |
roker and the leading Italian luxury charter company, the world’s leading superyacht builder. Company has two directions - yacht sale and crewed or bareboat charters, going together with creating holiday itinery.charters, going together with creating holiday itinery.
|Via dei Mille, 18 10123 Torino, Italy||39 011 8185211||http://www.flyingcharter.it|
|F & J Blue Cove LLC||Web page not available||https://www.fyly.gr/|
|Flying charter||Flying Charter operates in Mediterranian sea with services as private luxury yacht charter, tailor-made cruising itineraries, corporate charters, special events and parties, long-term yacht rental, yacht charter management and marketing, yacht brokerage: sales and purchase||Via G. Melisurgo, 44 Napoli, Italia||39 338 7095795||http://www.galeoyachting.com/|
|FYLY YACHTING Ltd||Fyly Yachting offers charters as well as individual charter itinery with bareboat or skippered yachts.||Leoforos Posidonos 73, Palaio Phaliro, Athens||302109858670||https://www.guletbroker.com/|
|Galeo Yachting & Travel||Galeo yachting is based in Turkey and manages and operates various quality charter yachts, as well as offering yacht brokerage, yacht management and related services to upscale customers. Provided services: CREWED YACHT CHARTERS, WORLDWIDE BAREBOAT YACHT CHARTERS, WORLDWIDE YACHT SALES, WORLDWIDE OWNER SERVICES (YACHT MANAGEMENT & CONSULTANCY), EAST MEDITERRANEAN SHORE SUPPORT SERVICES, TURKEY TRAVEL AGENCY SERVICES, TURKEY HELICOPTER & AIRPLANE CHARTER.||Bodrum 48400 Muğla, Turkey||90 252 316 49 89||http://www.greecebysail.com/|
|GULET BROKER||Gulet Broker organises yachts and cabin charters, as well as tailor-made itinery. Additional services: quality sales and services, constructing and designing|| Dr ante Starcevica No:15 20000 |
|38 591 721 5142||https://www.hillrobinson.com/|
|Greece By Sail||Greece by sail offers charters with skippers, catamarans and yachts.||Palaion Patron Germanou, 13|
|30 6978 196 667||https://www.istion.com/|
|Hill Robinson Yacht Management Consultants||Hill Robinson is the leading independent yacht management company offering unparalleled services to international clientele worldwide. It´s specialised in project management for your new build or refit, full management for your existing superyacht or for a tailor made selection of our services.||not mentioned||http://marine-project.com/en/|
|ISTION YACHTING||Istion Yachting was recognized as a leading yacht charter company in Greece offering bareboat, skippered and crewed yacht charters throughout Greece, as well as new and used yacht sales.||Leoforos Alimou 17|
|30 210 981 1515||http://www.mediaship.it/en/|
|Marine Project Yachtcharter||Page is currently getting updated, no info visible||444 Brickell Ave Suite 51103 Miami, FL 33131 United States||49 170 44 999 00||http://miryayachting.com/|
|Media Ship Charter Srl||Media ship is expertised in brokerage (mediation services during selling & buying and trade-in processes for motor and sailing yachts, both new and used - search and sell) and charter (mediation services during boat renting with/without skipper and renting motor and sailing boat). As additional service you can find training offers. ||Viale Traiano, 2700054, Fiumicino, Italy||39 06 65 22 258/9||http://www.multihull-yachting.com/en/|
|Mirya Yachting International||Mirya Yachting is a global yacht charter and brokerage firm specializing in private gulet charter and gulet sales in the Eastern Mediterranean. Holiday management included.||not mentioned||https://miryayachting.com/|
|Multihull Yachting PCC||Multihull Yachting PCC is exclusive manager of the catamarans and yachts, so their work area is charter and holiday management.||Olympic Marine|
77th Km Athens Sounio Av
|MUTLUTUR YACHTING LTD||Mutlutur Yachting is a turkey based yacht company which provides yacht sales and brokerage, yacht construction and luxury yacht charter in Eastern Mediterranean. Its crewed yacht charters consists of Motor Yachts, Motor Saielrs/Gulets, Mega Yachts and Sailing Yachts. Mutlutur Yachting also provides other services like maintenance of yacht, refit and repair, fuel bunkering, private aircrafts/helicopter hires, food and beverages supply, harbor formalities and customs handling, crew hiring, berth arrangement and other miscellaneous services.||Cevizli Mah. Tugay Yolu Cad. Kurşunlu Sok. Deluxia Dragos, Turkey||90 216 305 01 56||http://www.oceanyachting.com/|
|Neo Yachting SAS||Neo Yachting SAS head-offices are located in Nice and Singapore, However it is present all over the globe including Hamburg, Praha, Hong Kong, Oslo, Helsinki, Beijing, Warsaw & Stavanger. From Yacht Charter, Sale and Purchase to the construction of a custom-designed yacht, they will guide you through your project in Yachting.||Neo Yachting SAS, 26Quai Lunel, Nice, France||not mentioned||http://www.parsifal.gr/|
|Ocean Yachting||The company is specialised in charters - motor/sail yachts, gulets - and holiday management.||Via Saragozza, 24, Bologna, Italia||39 (051) 6440196||https://www.riginosyachts.com/|
|PARSIFAL YACHTING S.A.||The company can advise on and assist with a wide range of needs, from refits to new builds, from small scale provisioning to large scale engineering systems, yacht sales, cruising itineraries and charters. They also partner with the leading global organizations in the super yacht industry to augment their own comprehensive offering and provide a suite of products, team of people and skillsets that cover all bases and requirements||Parsifal Yachting SA|
69 Posidonos & AlimouAve.
|30 210 9880572||http://www.romeoyacht.com/|
|Riginos Yachts||Riginos Yachts is specialized in all luxury yachting activities in Greece, such as sale and purchase, chartering, marketing and management of the finest yachts in the world.||27 Pergamou Street|
|30 210 9621274||http://sailingparadise.com/|
|ROMEO YACHT CA||The company´s main interest is yacht charters, yacht management and purchase and sale in Mediterranian and Caribbean.||20976 8th Avenue West |
Summerland Key, Florida, USA
|33(0)783 45 15 61||http://www.seascapeyachts.com/en/|
|Sailing Paradise Inc.||Company expertise are yacht charters, yacht design, construction as well as yacht management. Their offices are in Patchogue, NY – Athens, Greece – and Wiesbaden, Germany||57 Patchogue Street, Patchogue, New York||631 207 6777||https://www.selectyachts.com/|
|Seascape Yacht Charters||Seascape Yachts spreads its areas of activities to chartering, management, sales, new construction and brokerage of crewed yachts. Clients are assigned their own charter broker.||29, Posidonos Ave & 1, Gr. Afxentiou Str 174 55 Alimos, Greece||30 210 9858301||http://www.serenityyachting.com/|
|Select Yachts||Select Yacht is experienced in charters, yacht management and sales.||1954 2463 815||http://www.sofiyat.com/|
|SERENITY YACHTING||Serenity Yachting’s charter business offers trips along coastlines of Turkey, Greece and Croatia from April through November. The company expanded to offer yacht management, charter management and brokerage services.Based in Turkey.||Haci Emin Efendi Sok. No: 13/8|
Sisli, Istanbul, Turkey
|90 (212) 240 5390||http://www.sshmaritime.com/|
|Sofi Yacht Charter & Brokerage||The company, SofiYAT, located in Istanbul – Turkey, offers multiple yachts including superyacht, motoryacht, gullet, sailing, catamaran, yacht sales and luxury yacht charter with A+ approach in the top Mediterranean (Turkey, Montenegro, Greece, Italian-French Riviera, Croatia, Ibiza-Palma, Spain) and Caribbean-Bahamas cruising destinations. SofiYat also provides sales and purchases of yachts.||Altintepe Mh. Cihadiye Cd. Bulut Apt.|
B Blok No: 1 – Maltepe, Istanbul, Turkey
|90 216 388 08 87||http://www.sunreef-charter.com/|
|Sovereign Sea Hermes||SSH Maritime covers a full spectrum of services from sales and chartering to management, refits and new builds. The company has offices in Europe, the US, Mexico, and Asia.||Areos 2A, Vouliagmeni, Athens, Greece||30 210 89 64 130||http://www.swellyachting.com/|
|Sunreef Yachts Charter||Sunreef Yacht Charter os specialised in charters, yacht management and holiday management. Highly educated staff follow the highest standards.||33 970 447 052||http://titanbrokerageservices.com/|
|SWELLYACHTING LTD||Swellyacht offers yacht management services, charters and sales of new or second-hand yachts. Additional service - range of services including docking berths, transportation and transfers, flight services (including helicopters), hotel and hospitality services, restocking your yacht, delivery of spare parts to your yacht, wherever it may be and fuel supply and storage services.||972 74 702 4321||http://catamaran-mykonos.vacations/index.php/en/company-info|
|Titan Brokerage Services||Titan Brokerage Services can provide an insurance practice with the products and tools needed to execute the sales and service processes for its clients. Support services - prospecting strategies, case design, impaired risk underwriting, application preparation, case management, placement preparation, post-placement servicing notifications, active industry updates, technology support.||1031 Farmington Ave., Floor 3|
Farmington, CT 06032, USA
|860 798 5518||http://valefyachts.com/|
|Tiziano MCPY||Tiziano Yacht & Emotions is a company that provides you luxury sailing yacht rentals in Greece with the main base in Mykonos (Cyclades).||17 Theomitoros Street, Alimos 17456, Athens, Greece||30 6946 668 169||http://www.veladare.com/|
|VALEF YACHTS||The company is Greece’s pioneer luxury yacht chartering company and experts in Yachting, offering full-service, luxury yacht charters throughout Greece, Turkey, the Adriatic and the West Mediterranea. A fleet is a wide selection of crewed charter yachts can be browsed here, from mega yachts, motor yachts, motor sailers and sailing yachts. The company has useful experience in yacht chartering, sales, owning, and crew management, founding key yachting associations, founding Greece’s first yachting magazine, years of forged and bonded client relationships, involvement in environmental and sea protection, and continued repeat and referral clients .||2, Plotarchou, Hadjikonstanti Str.185 36 Piraeus, Greece||30 210 4182381/92||http://vernicosyachts.com/|
|Vela Dare Yachts||Turkey based company offers charters with gulets, motor yachts, catamarans and cabon charters. Additionally, they do world wide charters.||Defne Sk. No:3 48310 Gocek, Turkey||90 533 725 4801||http://www.yachtlove.gr/|
|VERNICOS YACHTS SA||Vernicos Yachts offers yachts for professional and private use which includes a variety of sailing yachts, motor yachts and catamarans. Its services also includes procurement, crewed yacht charter and sales of yachts (new and second-hand).||11 Poseidonos Avenue17455, Alimos, Greece||30 2109896000||https://y.co/yacht/sherakhan|
|Yachtlove||The company's activities include charter management, sales, brokerage and chartering of luxury crewed yachts.||71 Posidonos Ave.16675,Glyfada, Greece||302108948288||http://yacht-charter-gulet.com/index.php|
|YCO - Sherakhan||The company is specialised in yacht charters, yacht purchase and sale, yacht management, built and refit, charter management and yacht marketing. Their offices are based in London, Morocco and USA.||18 Coulson Street|
London Sw3 3nb
|44 20 7584 1801||https://www.westcoastint.com/|
|VILLEGAGNONS-PLAISANCE||The company can provide gulet charters, charters and holiday management.||16 bis rue d'Odessa 75014 Paris||33 (0) 9 77 30 46 83||http://www.worthavenueyachts.com/|
|West Coast International||West Coast International specialising in sale, charter and management of luxury superyachts around the world.||Sterling House, Fulbourne Road|
|44 788 59 12 512||https://www.westcoastint.com/|
|Worth Avenue Yachts||WAY is specialised in purchase and sale, as well as yacht charters and built and construction. Offices are in USA and Monaco.||The Esplanade|
150 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, USA
|1 (561) 833 4462||http://www.worthavenueyachts.com/|
Most popular Greek sailing areas
The most popular sailing areas in Greece are: