Yacht Charter and Sailing Holidays in Greece
You Are Spoilt For Choice When Sailing the Greek Islands
The seas of myth, freedom and the big blue - the Aegean and the Ionian. The epicentre of the Eastern Mediterranean, with 6,000 islands and islets. There are endless ways to get to know them: sailboat, yacht, catamaran. Charter a yacht in Greece and experience the beauty and wonders of a Greece. Hop from island to island, anchoring for a swim in the gorgeous bays or to discover ancient ruins before catching the winds to sail on to your next destination. A must see, Greece is home some of the best sailing routes in the Mediterranean. From beautiful beaches, endless hours of sunshine to archaeological sites from antiquity. There is something for every walk of life when booking a yacht charter in Greece.
At Budget Yacht Charters, we offer you a vast selection of charter yachts for hire to make your boat holiday dreams come true. Choose from our fleet of sailboats, catamarans, gulets, speedboats and RIB rentals in Greece. Marinas are ideally located near international airports, making them easily accessible for you to start your boat holiday hassle-free. Sail from any of these bases in Greece including Athens, Alimos, Corfu, Rodos, Skiathos and many more.
Get ready to explore traditional fishing villages during your sailing vacation. Discover delicious traditional Greek cuisine combined with local wines. In the evenings, dock at one of the many vibrant Greek marinas, where you will find a wealth of cafes, bars, restaurants, and grocery stores within the immediate vicinity. Or stop in a secluded bay and enjoy the tranquillity, sunset, and stars in the clear night sky on your yacht charter in Greece.
Top Sailing Destinations in Greece for Your Boat Holiday
The Ionian Islands, the Cyclades, and the northern Sporades are among the most popular sailing routes for yacht charters in Greece. Thanks to the waters around the Ionian Islands, numerous bays, as well as ideal sailing winds and weather conditions, this route is ideal for beginners. Mykonos, Santorini, Syros, and Ios - the most famous islands of the Cyclades - offer their visitors an exciting nightlife experience. Here are more demanding sailing conditions. The Saronic Gulf, with the islands of Spetses, Poros, and Hydra, offers balanced conditions for sailing. Plus a multitude of beautiful islands with the same amount of ancient sites.
Every boat trip in the Aegean, Ionian, Argosaronic and around the Peloponnese, is a trip to Greece’s ancient and modern history. The famous prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri in Santorini, and the cavernous villages of the Caldera with its inspiring architecture: Fira, Imerovigli, Oia. The Proto-Cycladic settlement of Skarkos in Ios, and its classical Cycladic Hora. Delos in its entirety, the most significant archaeological site in the Aegean.
Nearby Mykonos, synonymous with luxury and non-stop fun. Rhodes, with its Old Town and Lindos, and their mediaeval ambience. Knossos and Faistos in Crete, as well as the old cities of Hania and Rethymnos. Corfu, with its Venetian charm, whose town has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site. Its imposing fortresses are considered masterpieces of fortification. And of course, Attica, with Sounion and Athens’ awe-inspiring Parthenon and world-renowned New Acropolis Museum. Drop your anchor and explore. Every destination has a fascinating history.
Explore the traditional fishing villages during your sailing vacation. Try delicious meals combined with good wine. In the evening, dock in one of the many vibrant Greek ports, where you will find a wealth of taverns and grocery stores in the immediate vicinity. Or stop in a secluded bay and enjoy the tranquillity, sunset, and stars in the clear night sky.
Greek Islands: A Mosaic of Experiences
They are so close, so many, and yet so different from each other. The Greek islands offer endless experiences. Discover virgin beaches, hidden coves, sea caves, islets. Visit picturesque ports, volcanoes, marine parks, impressive capes, ancient cities, lighthouses. Enjoy the experience of sailing from island to island. Get to know these unique islands with hospitable people, quaint villages, diverse nature and authentic flavours.
Sailing holidays in Greece. Docking in isolated beaches and secret coves. You’ll be mesmerised by the different shades of blue. Play with dolphins and follow the trails of Caretta caretta turtles in the sand. Cook on board, organise a barbeque on an uninhabited islet. Celebrate your wedding, honeymoon or anniversary at sea. Dock at one of the many fully-organised marinas in the Aegean.
At night, walk along the harbours and in town, through the cobblestone streets, restaurants, chic boutiques and bars. Savour the flavours of fresh fish and seafood, paired with local wines. Become one with the multicultural crowd of people, dancing until dawn. Magical moments in the Greek seas.
Here are some of the major sailing destinations in Greece from which you can start your sailing holiday.
Athens - Europe’s oldest capital
Piraeus - Europe’s largest port
Alimos - A suburban seaside town in South Athens
Corfu - A castle city in the Ionian Islands
Kos - The Island home to Hippocrates, the father of medicine
Lefkada - A Grecian summer resort
Lavrion - Gateway to the Cyclades Islands
Mykonos - The island of the winds and party goers
Skiathos - Famous for golden beaches and lush pine forests
When is the Best Time to Charter a Yacht in Greece?
Greece is a sun worshipers paradise as it is graced with the sun all year round. Mild winters and hot summers - the Greek climate is one of the best in Europe. The best travel time for a boating holiday in this delightful country is from the months of April to November.
The warmest and driest months are July and August. During these months, the temperatures are the warmest and the average rainfall is the lowest. Based on the average rainfall and temperature, the best time to book a yacht in Greece is between May and September. The ‘shoulder months’, May through June and September through October, are milder and also ideal times to hire a boat in Greece. You can expect dry summers with up to 3,000 hours of sunshine per year and cool and wet winters.
Yacht Charter Enquiries for Greece
We have a yacht to suit all tastes and budgets within our pool of yacht charter fleets.