A Guide to Private Yacht Charters In Greece

Whether you are an experienced sailor or new to the world of sailing but intrigued by the idea of embracing the open sea with both arms. The allure of vacationing on a boat is undeniable, especially if you are planning to explore the Greek islands. With its picture-perfect landscapes, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and rich history, embarking on a private yacht charter is the ultimate way to explore and immerse yourself in the beauty and charm of the Greek islands. Here’s your guide to private yacht charters in Greece. 

Understanding And Choosing Greek Yacht Charters 

Private Greek yacht charters offer an unparalleled opportunity to explore the stunning islands and coastlines of Greece at your leisure, along with enjoying a taste of seafaring life. This type of vacationing involves renting a private yacht for a specific duration so you can enjoy a customized voyage and plot your own course. 

The different types of yacht charters at your disposal are bareboat, crewed, and skippered. Rent a bareboat charter to captain the yacht yourself. This option is perfect for experienced sailors with proper sailing qualifications. If you are less confident in your sailing abilities, you can rent a skippered charter. This comes with an experienced skipper handling the yacht’s navigation. The skipper can also offer invaluable local knowledge about the must-visit hidden spots. For an all-inclusive experience and a leisurely holiday, opt for crewed charters. This comes with a skipper and a full crew which include hostesses and a chef. 

When choosing the right yacht, consider factors like your sailing skills, budget, and the size of your party. 

Please note the cost of yacht charters significantly vary depending on the season, type of yacht, and the charter’s duration. Kindly discuss your specific requirements with Dream Yacht to know the specific charter cost and the duration you can rent it for. 

Plan Your Itinerary 

Private yacht charters in Greece provide you with the freedom to design your personalized itinerary. This means that you get to explore the diverse islands scattered across the Ionian and Aegean seas at your leisurely pace. Each island group has its unique history, character, and attractions. Make sure to do your research on the different islands and plan a route suiting your pace and interests. 

IslandsTop attractions Activities for yacht charters 
Santorini Volcanic blank sand beaches, caldera views, whitewashed villages, wineries & vineyards Caldera hot springs, catamaran sailing tours, kayaking in volcanic black sand coves, hiking trail Fira – Oia, scuba diving, sunset cruises
Corfu Venetian old town (Corfu Town), Paleokastritsa beaches, Angelokastro CastleExplore hidden coves and shipwrecks, relax on secluded beaches like Glyfada and Mirtiotissa, snorkeling, paragliding, parasailing, private yacht cruises, Albania cruise from Corfu
Rhodes Medieval old town (Rhodes Town), Palace of the Grand Masters, Valley of the Butterflies, Lindos Acropolis Hike to the ancient Acropolis of Lindos, explore Butterfly Valley and Seven Springs, island hopping to Symi and Halki, stand-up paddle, the boat party
Mykonos Windmills, Paradise Beach, Mykonos Town (Chora), Archaeological Site of DelosVisit Paradise Beach for nightlife, explore hidden bays like Agios Sostis and Super Paradise, day trip to Delos

Please note that this table offers brief information on some popular Greek islands. Many other islands, such as Naxos, Skiathos, Hydra, Crete, and Lefkada, offer unique experiences for yacht charters. When choosing an island, consider your interests. For example, Mykonos and Santorini are well-known for their idyllic scenery and vibrant nightlife. Rhodes, Corfu, and Saronic islands are known for secluded beaches and historical sites. 

When Is The Best Time To Visit Greek Islands?

The best time to explore the picturesque islands of Greece is outside the busy summer peaks, during spring (April-June) and early autumn (September-October). Although the temperatures will be warm, they won’t be stifling. This is also when the sea is calm, and you can enjoy a smooth sailing experience. 

It is essential to plan your Greece yacht charter trip to ensure an enjoyable and smooth experience. Once you have decided on the islands you wish to explore and a rough itinerary in mind, consider the logistics. Research the best ports of entry and departure and the most convenient airports for your arrival and departure. Use a VPN to get cheaper flights to Greece from your location. Also, plan your sailing routes by considering the distance between the islands. 

Packing For A Private Yacht Charter In Greece

A private yacht charter in Greece promises a rich cultural history, along with the warm Mediterranean sun and crystal-clear waters. Packing the right items is essential to make the most out of your adventure. Pack breathtaking, light clothes and a few pairs of smart outfits if you wish to enjoy the nightlife. Don’t forget to carry sun protection, such as sunscreen, sunglasses, a long-sleeved cover-up, and a wide-brimmed hat. Besides these, remember to pack your travel documents, personal items, entertainment, and electronics. 

Ready To Set Sail?

Set sail on a private yacht charter to explore the fantastic islands of Greece. For any information, contact Dream Yacht. 

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