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Private Yacht Charters in Greece

The natural beauty of over 6,000 islands offers a stunning setting in which to enjoy a private yacht charter in Greece. From natural wonders and archaeological sites, significant in Western civilization, to vibrant party towns and a unique culture, there is a diverse mix to enjoy on a luxury yacht charter in Greece.

Think bright azure water, white-walled fishing villages, and dramatic rocky coastlines that are the backdrop to towns like Mykonos, Santorini, and Paros.

Greece, with its sandy beaches and rich history, is becoming a top choice for sailing vacations. There is an increasing number of possibilities to rent a yacht in Greece, offering guests an opportunity to sample the excellent food, a burgeoning wine industry, and a surge in luxury resorts and spas offering a range of wellness treatments.

Greece can roughly be divided up into a number of island groups, each with different attractions and activities to offer anyone and everyone while on a luxury Greece yacht charter, whether you enjoy fun on the water or day trips ashore. These island groups include the Cyclades, the Saronic Gulf Islands, the Sporades, and the Dodecanese.

Selection of available charter yachts in Greece

M/Y Katina yacht for charter full view on sea
 

KATINA

  • Motor yacht
  • 60.00 m / 197 ft
  • BRODOSPLIT BSO - 2015
  • 12 guests in 6 staterooms
M/Y MABROUK yacht for charter sailing
 

MABROUK

  • Motor yacht
  • 39.80 m / 131 ft
  • CANTIERI DI PISA - 2004
  • 12 guests in 5 staterooms
m/y invader yacht for charter view
 

INVADER

  • Motor yacht
  • 50 m / 164 ft
  • CODECASA - 2000
  • 12 guests in 5 staterooms
Seven Sins Sanlorenzo m Exterior Layout Bow
 

SEVEN SINS

  • Motor yacht
  • 52 m / 171 ft
  • SANLORENZO - 2017
  • 11 guests in 5 staterooms
Discover M/Y ELENI yacht for charter
 

ELENI

  • Motor yacht
  • 50 m / 164 ft
  • CBI NAVI - 2005
  • 12 guests in 6 staterooms
M/Y OURANOS yacht for charter
 

OURANOS

  • Motor yacht
  • 49.90 m / 164 ft
  • ADMIRAL - 2016
  • 12 guests in 6 staterooms
M/Y SERENITY Yacht Charter Red Sea
 

SERENITY

  • Motor yacht
  • 72.00 m / 236 ft
  • AUSTAL - 2004
  • 28 guests in 14 staterooms
m/y endless summer yacht for charter sailing
 

ENDLESS SUMMER

  • Motor yacht
  • 39.62 m / 130 ft
  • WESTPORT - 2004
  • 12 guests in 6 staterooms
M/Y O’MATHILDE yacht for charter
 

O’MATHILDE

  • Motor yacht
  • 56.00 m / 184 ft
  • GOLDEN YACHTS - 2018
  • 12 guests in 7 staterooms
Moka Sanlorenzo exterior layout
 

MOKA

  • Motor yacht
  • 42.20 m / 138 ft
  • SANLORENZO - 2015
  • 10 guests in 5 staterooms
M/Y PARIS A yacht for charter sailing
 

PARIS A

  • Motor yacht
  • 35.05 m / 115 ft
  • MAIORA - 2009
  • 12 guests in 5 staterooms
M/Y MARAYA yacht for charter at anchor
 

MARAYA

  • Motor yacht
  • 54.20 m / 178 ft
  • CRN - 2008
  • 12 guests in 6 staterooms

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What kind of experiences are there to enjoy on a private yacht charter in Greece?

A luxury yacht charter Greece getaway is never boring, offering a blend of beautiful beaches, historical sites, and the perfect yacht experience. The Ionian Islands – including Corfu, Paxos, Lefkas, Ithaka, Kefalonia, and Zakynthos – have a cooler and lusher climate than other parts of Greece. Historically occupied by the Venetians, French, and British, they offer a rich melting pot of culture, cuisine, and architecture. Hike among olive groves and try your hand at olive picking and making your own oil. Tour an ancient harbour town and taste the unique local delicacies. For the more active on board your Greece luxury yacht trip, Lefkas has a growing reputation as a challenging and rewarding hotspot for advanced kite surfers.

The Cyclades, a popular destination for motor yacht charters and sailing yachts, offer white-sand beaches, striking architecture, and a varied pace of living. Delos, an uninhabited island in the middle of the archipelago, is a historical World Heritage Site worth a tour during your Greece luxury yacht charter. If you are feeling energetic, hike up the vertiginous cliffs of Santorini to spectacular views and photogenic houses shaped like bright white sugar cubes with sky-blue rooftops. The island is also a popular spot for wine tasting and tours. The dive site at Dragonisi Island Caverns off the south-east coast of Mykonos is a haven for scuba divers looking to observe some of the local aquatic wildlife.

The Saronic Gulf Islands, easily accessible from the main airport in Athens, are known for their light winds and summer sailing conditions while the forested hinterland of Poros is a great spot for activities like hiking and cycling.

The 24 islands of the Sporades in the north-west of the Aegean Sea include Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonnisos, and Skyros. Nature is in abundance, offering sailing vacations with opportunities to see dolphins and Mediterranean monk seals.

The Dodecanese is known for its Byzantine churches, ancient archaeological sites, and medieval castles, thanks to its proximity to western Asia. Including Rhodes, Kos, Symi, Nisyros, and Kalymnos, the Dodecanese has a longstanding maritime trading tradition and rich cultural medley which is worth experiencing while on your luxury yacht charter Greece adventure. Explore the degrees of ancient history and enjoy the summer winds while sailing through these historical sites.

Rent a yacht in Greece: when is the best time to enjoy a yacht rental in Greece?

The ideal time to embark on your yacht holiday in Greece is between May and September, however the weather and water can still be warm enough in October. During these months, you’ll find perfect conditions for sailing, with light winds and warm temperatures. Although it is spread out as a country, with island group microclimates, average temperatures in Greece range between highs of approximately 25C (77F) in May to 34C (93F) in August. The sea temperature in June is usually around 22C (72F), peaking at 25C (77F) in August.

Popular Destinations and Activities on Your Greek Charter Vacation

With thousands of islands to explore, both inhabited and uninhabited, a luxury Greece yacht rental offers a range of experiences to suit all tastes and paces. Choose from a variety of charter yachts, from sleek motor yachts to elegant sailing yachts, each equipped with a selection of water toys to enhance your experience. Although the main international transport hub is in Athens, Greece has numerous archipelagos to explore, including the Ionian Islands to the west, the Cyclades – perhaps the country’s most famous archipelago, the Saronic Gulf Islands, the Sporades, and the Dodecanese.

What are the major yachting ports in Greece?

Greek charter destinations are numerous and varied. Some of Greece’s most famous spots to visit on a superyacht include Mykonos, Kos, Santorini, Rhodes, Corfu, and Crete. You may find yourself at anchor for much of your Greece yacht hire, but there are also a growing number of marinas capable of catering to superyachts.

How much does it cost to charter a yacht in the Greek Islands?

The cost of chartering a yacht in the Greek Islands can vary widely, influenced by factors such as the type of yacht, duration of the charter, season, and additional services requested. For instance, sailing yachts typically offer a different price range compared to luxurious motor yacht charters. A week-long charter on a mid-range sailing yacht might start from around €15,000, while high-end superyachts can command prices upwards of €100,000 per week, especially during peak summer months.

Moreover, larger yachts equipped with amenities like jet skis, water toys, and advanced navigation systems can also influence the cost. It’s essential to note that these costs usually exclude additional expenses such as food, fuel, docking fees, and crew gratuities.

For the most accurate and up-to-date pricing, prospective charterers are encouraged to consult with a specialized yacht charter broker, who can provide tailored options based on specific needs and preferences, ensuring an unforgettable experience amidst the natural beauty and rich history of the Greek Islands.

Looking to contact a Greece yacht charter broker?

YACHTZOO prides itself on privacy and trust for our clients, offering personalized yacht charter vacations. Booking a yacht charter in Greece is no exception. With the help of YACHTZOO’s dedicated Greece yacht charter broker specialists, you can choose between the highest quality superyachts, a choice of itineraries, and the best rates available.

If you would like to book a Greece yacht charter, please get in touch with a YACHTZOO yacht charter broker by filling in the form here. A dedicated yacht charter broker will be in touch with you by phone or by e-mail with the perfect vessels for your yachting holiday in Greece.

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