Catamarans are a popular way of chartering in Greek islands. The base charter fee is lower compared to motor yachts. Due to the lower speeds of catamarans, the most popular locations to charter are Saronic Gulf and Ionian. Cyclades are reachable, but weather dependent due to strong winds in the summer.

Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen an increase in popularity of catamaran charters in Greece. Popular with first time charterers, catamarans are a great entry point into the world of crewed charters. Catamarans have low consumption and often take up to 10 guests, leaving higher percentage of the Advance Provisioning Allowance for food and drinks.

Another trend of the crewed catamarans is Greece is the increasing size. A few years ago, there were only a few catamarans over 50 feet. The new catamarans coming into the fleet are much longer, some are over 70 feet and feature a jacuzzi!

Santorini is a popular request for crewed catamaran charters. Reaching it from Athens on a 7 day charter is always subject to weather conditions. Inquire about options to start your charter in the Cyclades to make sure you hit your favorite location! Inquiring early is always advisable.
Santorini is a popular request for crewed catamaran charters. Reaching it from Athens on a 7 day charter is always subject to weather conditions. Inquire about options to start your charter in the Cyclades to make sure you hit your favorite location! Inquiring early is always advisable.
The famous Papafragkas caves and beach formed by volcanic activity on the Greek island of Milos, Cyclades

How does a catamaran charter compared to motor yacht and sailing yacht charter? The main focus is on cost per guest. The smaller sailing yachts usually accommodate less people than catamarans, making the cost per guest higher. The larger sailing boats are often more expensive than motor yachts (number of crew, maintenance, boat size) and are considered more of a luxury.

The motor yachts can host similar number of guests (10), but at a significantly higher cost per passenger. Incorporating the APA – especially cost of gas (some motor yachts can use up to 600 liters/hour) makes the difference even more dramatic.

Catamarans are considered sailing yachts and often can leave port when motor yachts are forbidden to leave. The classical situation is August in the Cyclades, where the Meltemi can ground significant number of yachts. Choosing a catamaran gives the captain the option the use the leeward side of the islands to navigate in protected waters (wind + waves).

A map of Greek Islands
Athens - the starting location of most catamaran charters. Please inquire about starting your luxury crewed charter in the Cyclades or Ionian Sea- we are able to provide a list of yachts that are in the area on your dates
Athens - the starting location of most catamaran charters. Please inquire about starting your luxury crewed charter in the Cyclades or Ionian Sea- we are able to provide a list of yachts that are in the area on your dates.

Top 10 Catamaran Charters in Greece

10. Elvira

Elvira is a great entry level crewed catamaran in the more affordable range while having 2 master cabins. Each cabin has it’s own TV, dimmer lights and AC controllers. The 5 cabins(!) can accommodate 10 guests. The galley is well equipped. The catamaran has been partially refurbished in 2018. The flybridge is well protected from water and sun. The bow features a sofa area and large trampolines.

A popular choice for the Greek Islands.

6 reviews

ELVIRA

From €13,000/week
5 cabins
51 ft
Lagoon
9 guests
Built: 2009
20 Litres/Hr

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9. Serenity

Serenity is an eye-catching 52 feet sailboat catamaran. It is one of the most spacious sailboats and offers accommodations for 12 guests in its 5 double and 1 Pullman cabin. All the cabins are air-conditioned with en-suite facilities. Serenity has fixed hull windows which offers excellent natural lighting and ventilation. The cabins are equipped with all modern facilities including TV/DVD, indoor/outdoor audio system, generator, 220V power sockets etc. It also has onboard wifi internet access and water heating facilities. The gallery is fully equipped with kitchenware and cooking facilities. This beauty from 2015 has excellent maneuverability and sailing performance and handles gorgeously in heavy seas. If you are looking to spend your summer or winter vacation in Greece in a spacious sailboat, Serenity would be an excellent choice.

74 reviews

SERENITY

From €13,500/week
5 cabins
52 ft
Lagoon
10 guests
Refit: 2019-2020
25 Litres/Hr

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8. Lucky Clover

Lucky Clover offers a homely beach house like ambience. The 52 feet yacht built in 2016 offers five queen-sized cabins and a Twin cabin that can host 12 guests. The cabins are all fully air-conditioned with en-suite facilities. It offers to dine both indoors and outdoors and the crew prepares your meals from local produce. It is equipped with all the necessities guests can ask for including internet service, water heating facilities and watersport facilities such as skiing, kayaking, and snorkelling equipment. The deck itself is very spacious and ideal for sunbathing and just sitting and relaxing. If you are looking for a crewed catamaran charter to discover what the Greek Islands have to offer, Lucky Clover has you covered.

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7. Moya

Moya is a stylish and elegant Lagoon catamaran that offers an unmatched deck layout for the comfort of its guests. The 56 feet yacht accommodates 10 guests in four luxurious queen-sized cabins and another one with bunks equipped with ensuite facilities and air-conditioning. Built in 2014, the yacht has sun pads adjacent to the flybridge helm on the deck for guests to enjoy the view and feel the ocean breeze. The aft deck offers direct access to water with steps attached to each hull. It offers watersport facilities such as water skis, kayaking, fishing equipment and snorkeling gear for its guests. Moya can provide you with multiple cuisines for your culinary satisfaction that includes Greek, French, Italian and Asian cuisine. With Moya, you can indulge yourself in comfort and top-notch hospitality while enjoying an unforgettable voyage across the Greek Islands.

79 reviews

MOYA

From €16,730/week
5 cabins
56 ft
Lagoon
10 guests
Built: 2014
30 Litres/Hr

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6. Meliti

Bult in 2014, Meliti is a sailboat catamaran that offers a vast open plan saloon and dining area. It is a 56 feet yacht equipped with 4 double & one twin-bunks cabin which are fully air-conditioned with ensuite facilities that can accommodate 10 guests. Meliti has a gallery adjacent to the dining and saloon area that is exceptionally spacious due to the wide beams and roomy layout. The aft deck offers a relaxing seating area where guests can enjoy a comfortable alfresco dining experience. The Flybridge offers ample lounging area and trampolines for guests to sunbathe or just enjoy the Greek waters. It offers all modern amenities such as TV/DVD in saloon & cabins onboard WIFI internet access deck shower, swim platform etc. Meliti is your one-stop solution to a wholesome vacationing experience.

30 reviews

MELITI

From €16,730/week
5 cabins
56 ft
Lagoon
10 guests
Refit: 2020
30 Litres/Hr

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5. Genny

Genny is a high end , 70ft Greek charter catamaran with a Jetski. Have a look at the flybridge area – the deck size and comfort are comparable to motor yachts. Genny is quite new (2021), and clearly shows the trend of the catamarans to grow in size in the recent years – especially the larger Sunreef catamarans.

The size, luxury and water toys make Genny popular for family charters in the Saronic gulf and the Cyclades.

The Italian chef Errico underlines the status of Genny, placing it as a cross between catamarans and motor yachts. Not very many catamarans have the main saloon featuring a dinner table accommodating all guests.

Check our reviews, Genny has a crew of 6 providing high level of service being able to surprise and plan fantastic activities – on the water as well as on land.

24 reviews
Jetski

GENNY

From €55,000/week
5 cabins
80 ft
Sunreef Yachts
10 guests
Built: 2021
130 Litres/Hr

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4. High Jinks 2

High jinks 2 is a classic sailboat catamaran that has all the conveniences of a vacation yacht and yet is unique in its design. Made in 2013 by Fountaine-Pajot, this 56 feet yacht can accommodate up to 10 guests in 4 queen size bed cabins and one with a double bed. All the cabins feature attached bathrooms and air conditioning. The foredeck is ideal for sunbathing and the yacht offers sun mattresses and trampolines for the guests. The aft deck has an elegant design which adds to the amazing dining experience that guests can enjoy there. The salon is a perfect place to relax during the daytime in order to avoid the sun and enjoy the sea. The cabins are equipped with all modern facilities including TV/DVD, indoor/outdoor audio system, generator, etc. It also has onboard wifi internet access and water heating facilities. Water sports facilities such as kayaking and water skis are available with the yacht. High Jinks 2 is an all-rounder when it comes to guest satisfaction.

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3. Galux One

Galux One is a relatively new Lagoon catamaran of very decent 64 feet, starting it’s charter rate at €35,000/ week.

A nice middle-range custom model catamaran has GRP hull and GRP superstructure.

The water toys include 2 seabobs, paddle boards and waterskis.

The crew is Greek and it’s offering best matches a group for Greek cuisine – fish, seafood. Steaks are amazing.

The layout is a classical Lagoon layout – enlarged for the 64ft.

The bow deck features 2 oversized bunny pads.

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2. Selene

Selene is a spacious sailboat catamaran that possesses a perfect sync of strength, comfort, and performance.  It was built by Lagoon in 2015 and a refit was done in 2018. The yacht layout features 5 queen cabins and accommodates 10 guests. Selene has a 17 square meter flybridge which is ideal for sunbathing and relaxing. The aft deck is really spacious and has a dining arrangement and all round relaxing space. It is made weather resilient by a hard top bimini. Selene has one of the most experienced crews out there and features everything guests need to enjoy a top-notch vacation. Apart from having amenities such as air conditioning, tv, internet access and Hi-fi sound systems, Selene also features a number of water sports gears including inflatable Tender 4.5m with 50hp outboard, paddleboards, Water skis, Towable tubes, kayak, Scuba diving gear Snorkeling gear and Fishing gear. Selene is perfect for your holidays on the water in Summer as well as in Winter.

68 reviews

SELENE

From €22,000/week
5 cabins
62 ft
Lagoon
10 guests
Refit: 2019
40 Litres/Hr

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1. Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem is one of the finest Sailing Catamarans that sets the benchmark on cruising the Greek Islands. CARPE DIEM is a 61.0 ft long sailboat catamaran and spends the summer and winter season in Greece. It was built by Lagoon in 2016. The yacht can accommodate 8 guests in its 4 queen cabins. What sets Carpe Diem apart is its luxurious and spacious design which is fully-equipped with all modern amenities and custom-made features. Carpe Diem has ample exterior space with a flybridge over the cockpit to the forward deck. It has a classy custom made interior which is on par with modern-day cruise ships. From the carpet to the ceiling of the yacht, stylish and extravagant materials and designs can be seen. It has all the necessary amenities such as generators, wifi internet, air conditioning and music system. It has a wide variety of water toys including Ocean Master Deluxe 460 with Honda engine 60 HP, SUP, Tubes, fishing gear, snorkeling equipment, wakeboard, water ski (children and adult), kneeboard and kayak and the crew is always ready to deliver 5-star quality service to the guests. If you want the Ultimate Greek Island vacation experience, Carpe Diem has got you covered.

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