Greece and its myriad of idyllic islands offer a wealth of opportunity for memorable yacht adventures, with a wide number of companies offering private yacht charter deals in the area.
Nestled in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, the nation known as the “cradle of Western Civilization” carries with it a sense of mystery and allure that attracts a steady stream of visitors from far and wide. The country is also a delight for yachters, with its eternal blue skies and turquoise waters providing idyllic cruising grounds. Here are 3 of the best companies for booking magical sailing holidays in Greece.
Billed as a “trusted community marketplace” for yacht rental deals, Ritzy Charters is our favourite resource for crewed yachts in Greece. The company offers a huge variety of crewed yachts across several categories, including motorboat, catamaran and sailbost charter. According to our searches, the cheapest available boat currently listed for charter in Greece is priced at €3,500 per week, which gets you a 19.5-metre sailboat charter yacht that sleeps six and has a crew of two. There are also 84 catamarans The booking process itself is intuitive and simple – all you do is fill in some key details about your trip, including number of guests, dates, preferred itinerary and special requests, then you ask for a quote and wait for the company to send back a short-list of vessels based on your requirements.
Boatbookings are one of the biggest and most well established company’s operating in the yacht charter space. The company has a total of 516 yachts, including sailing yachts, motorboats and catamarans, available to embark on charter adventures in Greece, with every preference catered for. Among their fleet are yachts ranging from 10 to 100 metres, 261 of which are offered as bareboat charter (no skipper or crew) and the rest as crewed yachts. Another advantage is that Boatbookings have over 100 catamarans available for Greece charters, with cats being the most common request from prospective charterers. Additionally, the website offers a useful review section so you can read about the experiences of previous guests before you take the plunge.
A few years ago the influential Conde Naste Traveller magazine described Sailo as “the Airbnb of boats and yachts”, and a peruse of their website soon tells you why. Sailo are an international luxury yacht charter company that allows boat owners and renters to find charter companies and their vessels. Visitors can pick from thousands of uncrewed and crewed yachts based on date, location, price, size, and user reviews, and you can also create bespoke searches based on your specific trip preferences. When we looked for yacht charters in Greece, we found hundreds of vessels, all available bareboat. If you’re looking specifically for a catamaran, then Sailo also impress with 161 available in total.