Heraklion is the capital of Crete, the largest island in the Mediterranean, and the most populated island of Greece. It has interesting locations such as the Koules Fortress, a great place to visit by boat.
It is ideal for chartering a yacht and planning an itinerary to discover all the beaches around the island.
Heraklion is the most important port city in the area. It is home to several maritime facilities available for sailors.
Hire a boat and visit the island of Dia, located seven nautical miles from Heraklion. This small island is uninhabited and ideal for relaxing.
The price of renting a boat in Heraklion starts from 200 euros depending on the type of boat. Please note that prices increase during the high season due to the high demand. The busiest months in Greece start from June to the end of August. We suggest you start the boat rental process and book as soon as possible.
Yacht Charter in Heraklion is quite popular, and it is necessary to have a license and nautical resume describing your sailing experience to be available to rent one. However, to rent motorboats over 30hp, you will be required to have a license. If you don't have a license, you can rent a bareboat or any other boat from our catalogue with a skipper.
Licenses from the European Union will be accepted, whilst licenses in languages other than English or Greek will need to be translated. International licenses will be accepted if it complies with EU regulations.
⚓ Visit the palace of Knossos, the most important and oldest Minoan monument on the island of Crete. This amazing palace is 6 km from Heraklion.
⚓ Practice stand-up paddleboarding, one of the most popular activities to enjoy with friends.
⚓ Discover the traditional cuisine of the area. Learn how to cook this traditional food in workshops given by the locals.
⚓ Rent a boat in Crete and visit Matala, the oldest village on the Island. Here you will find a beautiful beach and artificial caves excavated during the prehistoric period.
Heraklion can be reached by ferry from Athens; the journey takes between six and eight hours. Ferries to Heraklion run daily throughout the year, and during the summer there are connections to islands such as Santorini. Another way to get to Heraklion is by air; the flight from Athens takes about 45 minutes. International Airport is one of the most important in Greece, and it is located 5km from the city.
SamBoat offers a vast range of boats to hire from 60€/day. Choose from a wide selection of sailboats, motorboats, RIBs, catamarans, yachts, and canal boats. With the best offers, SamBoat helps you to find the ideal boat charter for the perfect vacation.