Charter a sailboat in Greece with or without a skipper

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Charter a sailboat in Greece with or without skipper

Greece has always been a top destination to vacation on a sailboat. With several destinations to choose from, you'll have access to a wide inventory to hire a sailboat. Charter for a day or a week in comfort with flexible cancellation.

Charter a sailboat in Greece


Perfectly located in the southern Balkans is Greece, a destination known globally for its authentic and paradisiacal landscape, turquoise waters and numerous sailing routes. Known as a sailors paradise due to the numerous islands to explore, vibrant coastal towns, world renowned archaeological sites and overall beautiful scenery. When renting a sailboat, Greece is an ideal destination due to the three different seas: Ionian, Aegean and the Mediterranean. Rent a sailboat and set sail through the wild landscapes of Greece. 


How much does it cost to rent a sailboat in Greece?


The cost of renting a sailboat in Greece depends on when you travel and what size of boat you need. The positive thing is that the inventory is huge due to the popularity of Greek ports with around 1,700 sailboats available. On average, you can expect to pay around €350 per day with weekly charters averaging closer to €3,000. If you do not have sailing experience or simply want a stress free vacation, you can rent a skipper along with the boat for an additional price. You can also charter a catamaran in Greece.  


Do you need a license to rent a sailboat in Greece?


In order to hire a sailboat in Greece, you will have to present a valid license along with a nautical CV. A nautical CV will detail your previous experience along with the waters you’ve navigated. It is best to have experience with a similar boat that you intend to rent. 


If you do not have a valid license or do not possess enough experience, you can always charter a sailboat with a skipper. A skipper has valuable local knowledge and acts like a local tour guide. Not only will you see a few hidden gems, but you will be able to sit back and enjoy without having to worry about handling the boat. 


Hiring a sailboat in Greece 


Creating your custom itinerary in Greece will not be easy due to the amazing possibilities that arise. You’ll have the choice of the Cyclades or the Aeolian islands to island hop with your sailboat. Like much of the Mediterranean, the ideal sailing period is from May running into late October. The peak season runs for two months, July and August, and during this period you will see the highest influx of tourists along with the highest price for sailboat charters. 


Renting a boat in Greece is the best way to spend a few days or weeks getting to know the Greek coastline or the various Greek islands. With a sailboat, you’ll sail through the turquoise waters and experience the vacation of a lifetime. 


About Greece


Greece is an incredible country for its history and its amazing islands. It is visited annually by an impressive number of people, from celebrities to backpackers. There is not a single person who does not know about the ancient Greek civilization or its famous islands. When you visit Greece you are enriched with history, culture and traditions. From its incredible landscapes to the locals, Greece has something to offer. All the islands are so beautiful and rich in culture that you will need enough time to visit them all. Greece is unique and has so much to offer for everyone who visits it.


Greece is a mountainous peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea and is surrounded by the Aegean and Ionian Sea.  The country has numerous well known islands that make its coastline the largest in Europe. It has a population of 11 million people, most of whom live in the capital, Athens, or in the larger cities such as Patras or Thessaloniki. Greeks are generally proud of their culture and traditions, and are happy to share them with visitors to their country. When you visit Greece, get close to the locals to enjoy Greek music, food and wine.


Having a holiday in Greece is quite an experience, it has beautiful beaches as well as historical sites and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The best part is that Greece can be visited almost all year round thanks to its good climate. The most famous destinations in Greece are the islands Mykonos, Santorini, Crete and Corfu. If you want to visit unusual places full of history and secrets visit our blog, you will find itineraries and tips about sailing in Greece. 


Getting to Greece is easy, you can take a flight from the main cities of Europe and arrive at one of its airports. You can also arrive by land, either by train or by car. Another way to get there is by sea, whether you have your own boat or you rent one at one of our destinations. The destinations in Greece are divided as follows:


  • The Dodecanese: they lie between the Cyclades island and Turkey, southeast of Greece. Kos and Rhodes are the most popular islands of the group, famous for their medieval architecture. 


  • The Cyclades: are a of 23 large islands spread out in a circle. They are the most popular group of islands in Greece, including Santorini and Mykon.


  • Ionian Islands: are located in the western part of Greece and extend into the Peloponnese. There are seven main islands: Corfu, Zakynthos, Paxos, Kefalonia, Ithaca, Kythira and Lefkada.


  • The Sporades: are located almost in the middle of the Aegean Sea. Skiathos is the most popular island and the most visited by young travellers thanks to its party atmosphere.

A 5-star service appreciated by users
Samboat is rated 4.87/5 •Based on 93876 reviews

Incroyable expérience, un équipage aux petits soins. Tout était parfait.