Greece is made up of many beautiful islands, making it the perfect destination for a yacht rental! 212 Yachts have used our extensive experience in luxury crewed yacht charter, especially yacht rentals Greece, to produce your guide to the destinations in this amazing region.
A Priceless Yacht Charter Adventure
The cost to charter a yacht in Greece is dependent on a few factors: what style of yacht you like, the size of the yacht, number of cabins, yacht age, onboard amenities. For a crewed yacht charter in Greece, prices tend to start at approx €20,000 minimum, the average luxury yacht charter to Greece for a group of 10 on a motor yacht, with all mod cons, will cost from approx €160,000 minimum. Contact us for a bespoke quote. Let’s take a look at some of the top destinations to go during your yacht charter in Greece.
Yacht Charter to Santorini
The most popular island in the Cyclades, Santorini is known for its unique landscape. Experience all the beauty of this island from the comfort of your luxury yacht. Cruise the coast of Santorini to admire the striking views and the rare volcanic, black sand beaches. These hidden gems are tucked away behind private coves – perfect for an afternoon swim. To get a taste of the Greek culture, take your private yacht rental west where you can catch amazing views of Panagia (Church of Virgin Mary) and Akrotiri lighthouse. If you are brave enough, there are a number of hiking trails on this island which offer breath-taking views once you reach the top! To watch the amazing sunset in style, book a table at Flyaway Creative Restaurant. Comprising of a charming outdoor terrace, this is the ideal romantic setting to enjoy some Greek cuisine.
Luxury Yacht Rentals Greece – Corfu
Featuring in the Bond film ‘For Your Eyes Only’ in 1981, the island of Corfu has always attracted those seeking luxury. Corfu Town is the capital city of the island and is rich in history and tradition. To explore on shore, berth your exclusive yacht in Corfu harbour and travel east to reach the old town. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to palaces, fortresses and ancient relics that will keep you entertained for hours on end. Wander through the streets of the old town to the Church of Saint Spiridon. Honouring the patron saint of Corfu, the building’s clock tower can be seen across the island and features breath-taking architecture and attention to detail.
For dinner, book a table at The Venetian Well. Set in the beautiful Kremasti Square, the restaurant offers fine dining with a large selection of Greek wine and cuisine. If you want to get in touch with nature, visit the Donkey Rescue Centre on the west of the Island. A perfect place for those with a love for animals and a kind heart. Sail the coasts of Corfu on the prestigious deck of your yacht charter, enjoying the endless landscapes of rising hills and white sandy beaches.Your private yacht rental in Greece provides the freedom to venture even further where you can discover the islands of Paxos and Antipaxos. These are ideal locations to anchor and enjoy the azure sea.
Island Yacht Charter – Kea
Starting in Athens, just an hour’s cruising on your luxury yacht will take you to the small island of Kea. Until the 13th century, Nikolaos Bay in the south of the island was a pirate stronghold. Spending your holidays in Greece on a yacht rental, will guarantee a stunning perspective of the ruins and columns of Ancient Karthea. Another landmark is the Sanctuary of Apollo, where the Ancient Greek cities displayed their wealth and strength in the form of statues. For a relaxing afternoon, drop anchor near Koundouros Beach, a swimming hotspot. Feel your worries melt away as you float in the clear waters surrounded by an expanse of tall, green hills.
Head to the northeast of the island to see unbeatable views of Panagia Kestrani Monastery, standing majestically at the top of the cliffs. For an unbeatable dining experience, head inland to the aptly named Aigis Sunset Bar Resto. Here you can enjoy local cuisine while watching the sunset behind Kea’s dramatic peaks – all possible with luxury yacht rentals Greece!
Yacht Rentals Greece – to Rhodes
Home to one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Colossus of Rhodes, this island has plenty to discover. Choose to stay in the comfort of your exclusive yacht to explore the island’s popular sights. Discover the original dwelling of the Colossus of Rhodes, the Rhodes Windmills and the Fort of St. Nicholas. This is the perfect place to relax and absorb history as you travel.
If you choose to explore more on land, anchor your yacht in Mandraki port and walk south towards the medieval city. The ancient walls and turrets will take you back to another era as you stroll. The main attraction here is the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights. Standing in the centre of a grand square, explore here to discover more relics such as the Gate of Amboise and the medieval clock tower. For a taste of the high life, head to Melenos Lindos Hotel for dinner. The restaurant features high quality local cuisine and a roof-top terrace with stunning views of Lindos bay. For a romantic meal, come here at dusk. You can relax from the lantern-lit terrace as the sun sets over the horizon.
The island of Skiathos is best known for its beautiful beaches and is the ideal stop on your Greek yacht rental. There is no need to disembark from your luxury yacht here, the majority of sites can be experienced from the water. See the beauty of Palaria Lalaria (pictured above) with its astounding rock formations. As one of the quieter Greek islands, Skiathos offers serene sailing and the ability to experience the beauty of the rugged cliffs in total peace. Truly the perfect island to visit for those seeking yacht rentals in Greece.
If you do wish to venture ashore, Monastero di Panagia Evangelistria is worth a visit. Nestled in the hills, the monastery has been standing since 1806 and is surrounded by well-kept gardens and beautiful seascapes. Take a walk through the grounds to unwind and really experience Greek culture. If the party scene is of interest to you, Skiathos town at night is the place for you. The island totally transforms as its night scene unveils. Visit Marilyn in the harbour for beachside cocktails by candlelight. Alternatively, Danny and Zoe’s Blind Dog is a popular choice, featuring nightly live music performances by local artists. Or simply enjoy the twinkling lights of the town at night from your luxury yacht rental Greece, where the crew can prepare all your favourite drinks in advance.
Yacht Rentals Greece – to Hydra
A mere 3 hours of cruising from Athens will take you to the beautiful island of Hydra. Centered around the port, the main town is the perfect place to descend from your luxury yacht rental and take in your surroundings. If you choose to explore on land, berth your yacht in the harbour, and walk south to discover the town centre. Hydra is an island completely free of wheeled vehicles so you are at liberty to wander its winding streets, seeing the occasional donkey as you go!
There are lots of boutiques to fulfill your curiosity here, you could spend hours browsing and exploring the lemon tree- lined alleys. To relax here, walk west to Avlaki beach. This area features a large crescent-shaped bay and crystal clear waters, away from the hubbub of the town centre. For the best food, Techne Restaurant & Social is the place to be. Book a table here for stunning sea views and a high quality selection of local cuisine. Alternatively, head to Flora’s Pastry Shop to sample some local delicacies and enjoy them in the comfort of your luxury yacht charter, enjoying the views as you cruise.
Greece’s largest island, Crete is a combination of beautiful beaches, ancient treasures, and breath-taking landscapes. Being able to experience many landmarks from the water, this an ideal place to visit on your luxury yacht rental Greece. Sail to the west of the island to see the wonders of Elafonissi lagoon. With pink sands and bright azure sea, the area reminds many of the Caribbean. With shallow waters of just 1 metre depth in certain areas, this is the perfect place to anchor, swim and take in the stunning scenery. Cruising around this peninsula will allow you to admire the mountains which dominate the Cretian skyline.
If you choose to explore on land there is plenty to pique your interest. Berth your luxury yacht in Port Heraklion and walk south to experience the old Venitian Harbour, Morosini Lions Fountain and more key landmarks. Or take a trip inland to see the wonders of the Palace of Knossos. These ancient labyrinth ruins are said to have once been home to the infamous minotaur. For a fine dining experience, head to Poseidon Gourmet restaurant in Elounda. Featuring a terrace with breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains and a quality selection of local produce. This is the perfect place to relax and watch the sunset.
Yacht Charter Greece: How to Plan Your Trip
Planning a yacht charter is an exciting task. Are you interested in yacht rentals Greece? 212 Yachts are here to make the process smooth and enjoyable. Reach out to one of our expert charter brokers via email or telephone, and let us know your possible plans. We would love to know;
- Your ideal dates
- Your preferred port of departure and disembarkation
- The number of guests with you
- The number of cabins you require
- The kind of charter you enjoy (active, relaxed, spontaneous etc)
- Your top expectations and desires
- Approximate weekly desired price range
Based on this information, we will be in a great position to advise the best yachts available to you, the best itinerary for your Greek yachting vacation, and to answer any other questions you may have. 212 Yachts have years of experience with global yacht charters. Ranging from 20 metre yachts for a long weekend, to 70 m superyachts for a month of cruising.