Yacht Charter in Greece

A yacht charter in Greece has never looked better with our complete guide to the Greek islands to help shape your itinerary!

The perfect yachting destination for an unforgettable journey

The Weather on your yacht charter in Greece!

Greece is located in the southeast end of Europe. The Greek Islands enjoy a dry sunny Mediterranean climate. The Grecian waters are perfect for swimming, snorkelling and playing with pool toys. The summer is hot and dry everywhere and there is very little rain. In July and August temperatures usually reach 30-35°C, but sometimes can be even higher. This is the perfect climate for an amazing summer yacht charter. With its spectacular coastline and numerous must-see Islands such as Santorini, Zakynthos, Kos and Lefkada, Greece has become a very popular destination to charter a yacht. 

The History!

Greece has a very broad and interesting history that goes as far back as the Stone Age. This rich history has made Greece a great place to dock your boat and sight see around the islands. You can visit old archaeological sites, churches and even visit volcanoes and the areas of old volcanic eruptions. Hikes, old towns and scenic walks are everywhere so you can build up an appetite to eat the wonderful cuisine or head back to your yacht, relax and keep cruising around the islands – the best way to truly get a feel for the beauty!

The Greek Islands

One question you are probably asking yourself is where in Greece should I charter a yacht. Greek sovereign land includes 6000 islands of which only 227 islands are inhabited. This leaves you a lot of choice of where to go…

Dive into the ancient culture and hidden treasures of Greek history


Santorini is one of the Cyclades Islands in the Aegean Sea. In the 16th century, it was devastated by a volcanic eruption which has shaped the rugged landscape. The gorgeous whitewashed houses seem to be clinging to the cliffs edge above the underwater crater. Therefore, it is famous for dramatic views, stunning sunsets from Oia Town and its active volcano. Santorini is the perfect place to go if you like looking at old towns, other cultures and archaeological sites. The capital of Santorini, Fira, consists of whitewashed houses and terraces, winding lanes, little squares, and blue-domed churches on the very top of the cliffs. Fira can be reached either by walking or riding (mules are for hire) up the steep path or by taking the cable-car. Fira’s income is mainly from tourism so a lot of the buildings are hotels, restaurants, cafes, souvenir and jewellery shops.

Top Restaurants:

Sit back, relax and enjoy the most beautiful beaches, cocktails and magnificent sunsets


Zakynthos is an Island in the Ionain Sea, a well- known summer resort. Popular beaches like Agios Nikolaos, Alykanas and Tsilivi offer swimming and water sports. Navagio beach, also known as Shipwreck beach, is an exposed cove on the coast of Zakynthos. It is believed that the ship on the beach, the ‘Panagiotis’, ran aground in the water around Zakynthos Island on the beach during a storm. The ship was abandoned and is still left buried on Navagio. It has now been given the name ‘Shipwreck’. Only reachable by boat, this is the perfect destination for yachters!

Top Restaurants:
  • Aeras Restaurant – a more international restaurant 
  • Xigia Tavern – a more local restaurant specialising in Greek / Mediterranean cuisine

All in all, Greece is an amazing yachting destination. Chartering a yacht here would be the perfect way to experience another culture and have an amazing holiday!

See More:

Yacht Rental and Yacht Charter Greece: Your Island Guide

Written by

Lewis is the Fleet Manager at 212 Yachts. He is originally from the UK. He previously worked on superyachts and traveled the world extensively by yacht. He has excellent knowledge of super yacht destinations, on and off the beaten track and what can be achieved on a yacht charter. His knowledge of boats and the maintenance required, ensures he applies the highest standards to the boat charter fleet he manages on the French Riviera. This means that you’ll always have a great day out with 212 Yachts. Lewis has previously lived in Cape Town and now lives in the South of France with his Wife and dog Leo. He loves organising smooth charters and nothing brings 'me more joy than seeing the smiles on clients faces after an amazing experience on the water'. His core value that aligns perfectly with the company is to always make that extra degree of difference, "this is how we make sure you’ll be beaming from ear to ear when you’ve experienced a 212 Charter! I hope that we can welcome you on board soon and provide you with an unforgettable experience. If you are looking for any assistance for your next charter, or you’re overwhelmed looking into your first charter, no matter how big or small, please ask for me when you get in touch."

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