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Sailing Holidays in Greece

Stunning Sailing Holidays

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Up to 35% discounts and extra 5% on all bookings made until November 30th, 2023

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Why Go On a sailing adventure in Greece?

Explore Greece and all the beauties this magnificent country with a strong sailing community offers. The water in Greece is mind blowing – crystal clear and turquoise. Catching a beautiful view is such a good feeling, and since it has so many beautiful landscapes to offer you’ll have the time of your life, with a yacht charter in Greece! This country is seen by many as a paradise with gorgeous sunshine and clear blue skies, which makes it a perfect destination for a sailing vacation.

Greece has about 6000 islands that make your adventure options limitless from an exploring point of view, as well as having lots of options for safe anchoring and spending the night.

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Yacht charter options

Tailored yacht vacation

Tell us everything you want to experience and explore and we will get started on working towards making your dream sailing trip come true

Family Sailing Holidays

All-Inclusive or self-catered, it’s your choice. These sailing trips are tailored to bring family close.

All inclusive sailing package

Our new all-inclusive yacht charter allows you to enjoy your sailing holidays completely carefree.

Romantic sailing holidays

Is there a better way to explore some of the world’s most romantic holiday destinations but island hopping with your private boat charter?

Sailing with friends

Gather your friends, choose the destination and have a blast holidays!

Luxury Sailing Yacht Charter

Embark on your next sailing trip with class! We strategically plan your luxury sailing holiday to suit all your wishes.

Skippered Yacht Charter

Relax on sailing vacation with a professional skipper onboard and other crew members on request

Bareboat Charter

Sail the boat by yourself without any crew member. With a valid sailing license, explore the offer and rent a boat

Cabin Yacht Charter

In case you are a solo traveler, couple or a smaller group, and want to have a wonderful sailing experience, but are not able to afford a whole boat charter, cabin charter is a great and accessible option for you!

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Sailing season and climate

Greece enjoys a Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summers and cool, rainy winters. Summer temperatures range on average from 26 to 30°C in the coastal region. High Season months are July and August, and charter costs are highest in this period. Mid-Season months are May, June, September, and October when charter prices are lower, and the weather is still very nice and warm but a bit windier

Most popular sailing destinations in Greece

Choose between the most popular starting points and suggested sailing routes


A captivating blend of ancient history and modern vibrancy. Set your sails from Athens and visit Saronic Gulf or famous Cyclades islands.


With its iconic windmills, white-washed buildings, and stunning beaches, Mykonos has become a beloved destination for sailors seeking both relaxation and excitement.


As the largest of the Dodecanese islands, Rhodes offers a mix of ancient ruins and medieval charm.


Sailors can enjoy the beauty of the Mediterranean by sailing in this area, taking in stunning coastal views, crystal-clear waters, and charming villages.


The best time for sailing in the Lefkas area is typically from May to October


Paros is situated in the central Cyclades and is easily accessible from other popular islands such as Mykonos and Naxos.


What is Sailing Like in Greece?

A yacht sailing holiday in Greece is a real treat for seafaring lovers. As the perfect sailing destination, this beautiful country offers maritime travelers the ultimate relaxation and adventure.

Get a yacht charter in Greece and get ready to embrace its stunning beauty with picturesque views. The beautiful Aegean sunset across the glistening water backdrop is uplifting for the soul. With over 6,000 islands and a coastline stretching several thousands of kilometers, seafaring lovers have much to explore in this beautiful country, from the black sand beaches to its cultural heritage.

Whether you’re a history lover or water sports enthusiast, you’ll love a sailing vacation in Greece. Known as the cradle of Western civilization, Greece is rich in history, with myths and legends dating back centuries. For those of you who love action packed activities, there’s a plethora of options at your disposal, be it scuba diving, wind surfing, or swimming. After a tiring day spent at the beach, look forward to letting your hair down at the party hotspots in Mykonos.

The best time to get a yacht charter for Greece would be anytime from April to November. However it would be worthwhile to note that during the peak season spanning from June to September, certain sailing regions would be crowded. But the benefit is that travelers can look forward to exploring the museums, archaeological sites, and tavernas, all of which would be open at this time of the year.

Are you ready to sail Greece with yacht charters or need more information? Contact us!


Pick a route for your perfect sailing holiday

7-day Sailing Itinerary from Lefkas

Experience Ionian are with exhilarating sailing conditions and find tranquility on beaches in a 7-day sailing trip

7-day Sailing Itinerary from Corfu

Wonderful beaches, secluded bays, small villages with tranquil mooring, and of course the typical white, steep cliffs will make your yacht charter one to remember.

7-day Sailing Itinerary from Saronic gulf

Take a week for sailing vacation starting from Alimos marina in Athens and explore islands of Saronic Gulf

7-day Sailing Itinerary in Dodecanese

Start your week of sailing vacation from Rhodes, the largest Dodecanese Island, and sail to your adventure! 

7-day Sailing Itinerary in Cyclades

Choose an exciting route for skillful sailors and a bareboat charter with the best starting point in the Lavrion Marina

7-day Sailing Itinerary from Mykonos

Explore the history of Mykonos in a 7-day sailing trip combined with the taste of local Greek delicacies

3 days sailing the Greek islands

Come sail the crystal-clear waters of Greece with Sebastus on a 3-day adventure!


The best time to sail in Greece is generally during the summer months, from May to October, when the weather is warm, the sea is calm, and there’s plenty of sunshine for enjoyable sailing experiences. June to September is particularly popular for sailing due to consistently good weather conditions and warm temperatures.

One of the best sailing routes in Greece is the Cyclades route, encompassing islands like Mykonos, Santorini, and Paros, offering a mix of vibrant nightlife, stunning beaches, and picturesque landscapes. Another popular route is the Ionian Islands route, featuring destinations like Corfu, Kefalonia, and Zakynthos, known for their lush greenery, turquoise waters, and charming coastal towns.




In Greece, to sail a boat, a valid International Certificate of Competence (ICC) or an equivalent certification recognized by the Greek authorities is typically required. Additionally, for some vessels or routes, a VHF radio license might be necessary.

The cost of renting a boat in Greece varies based on factors like boat type, size, season, and duration, with prices typically ranging from around €1,000 to €10,000 or more per week for a bareboat charter. Luxury crewed yacht charters can cost significantly more, ranging from €10,000 to several hundred thousand euros per week, depending on the yacht’s size and amenities.

The cost of renting a boat for a day in Greece can range from approximately €200 to €2,000 or more, depending on the type of boat, its size, amenities, location, and the season. Smaller boats or day cruisers may start at around €200-300, while larger yachts or luxury boats can cost several thousand euros for a day’s rental.

Picking a boat type

Choose the right boat for you considering your budget, group size and preferred method of sailing. We’re here to give you a hand with picking out the best option for you, that can be a bareboat or with a fully staffed crew

Sailboat on the water | Sebastus Sailing
2-12 people
Choose a Sailboat if you are an active traveler or you’re looking for a romantic getaway. They offer the classic sailing experience and tend to vary in size from 30 up to 64 feet
Starting from 160 EUR per day
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2-12 people
Catamaran is a top choice if you’re looking for a smoother sailing experience compared to sailboats. Since the size often ranges from 38 to 70 feet, this is a right vessel for bigger groups or families
Starting from 500 EUR per day
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8-20 people
Most of Gulets have six cabins and come with three or four crew members, which makes it amazing for larger groups. The ship sizes tend to range between 60 to 100 feet, so you can be sure that everyone has more than enough space
Starting from 600 EUR per day
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Motor yacht
2 – 12 people
Depending on what you’re looking for, you may find motor yachts from one up to five cabins and their size tend to range from 30 to 100 ft. These beautiful vessels are perfect for a luxurious touch on sailing vacation
Starting from 500 EUR per day
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You ask yourself what kind of boat to choose? Which places to visit? We have answers to those questions and many more. So don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team today!
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Requirements for bareboat charter

If you are an already qualified sailor, you can acquire a yacht charter in Greece without the need for a skipper. For motorboats that move up to 30hp, a license isn’t necessary. But keep in mind that even if you are qualified, it may be better to have a seasoned skipper on board who is well familiar with the surrounding area and shallow waters and reefs in the local Greek islands.

Accepted licenses in Greek Waters:
ICC, International Prerequisites: RYA “Day Skipper Course”
IPC, America Prerequisites: ASA 104 or US Sailing “Bareboat Cruising Course”
The USA – US Sailing “Bareboat Cruising Course”, ASA “104 Bareboat Cruising Course” or above.
CANADA – CYA “Intermediate Cruising Standard” or higher or “Canadian Pleasure Craft Operator Card”.
You don’t need a VHF Radio Certificate in Greece!
You should be aware that some harbor authorities in Greece no longer accept the national equivalent to RYA Day skipper, they only accept ICC. But, all national permissions can be easily converted to ICC.
Greek Port Authorities also request that the skipper should be assisted by at least one member of the crew with some boating experience. This assisting crew member should be 18 years or older.

It is important to send a copy of your sailing license before you confirm a reservation so we can check the validity.

Otherwise, we can provide you with a local professional skipper and other crew members like hostess and chef to take care of you and make your sailing holidays to remember.