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Hire Sailboat Beneteau Oceanis 46 (Minimum only 2 nights) Skiathos
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Skiathos
5.0
 (9)

Beneteau - Oceanis 46 (Minimum only 2 nights) | 4 cabins (2009)

7
9
Super owner
With a skipper

From £563 per day

Hire Sailboat Dufour Dufour 460 Grand Large Nikiti
Nikiti

Dufour - Dufour 460 Grand Large | 4 cabins (2018)

10
10
With or without a skipper

From £740 per day

Hire Sailboat JEANNEAU SUN ODYSSEY 33I Corfu
Corfu
4.7
 (1)

JEANNEAU - SUN ODYSSEY 33I | 2 cabins (2015)

4
4
With or without a skipper

From £359 per day

Hire Sailboat Bavaria Bavaria 50 Kavala
Kavala

Bavaria - Bavaria 50 | 5 cabins (2001)

12
10
With or without a skipper

From £483 per day

Hire Sailboat Beneteau Oceanus 60 Pireas
Pireas
New

Beneteau - Oceanus 60 | 4 cabins (2019)

8
8
Super owner
With a skipper

From £991 per day

Hire Sailboat Beneteau Oceanis 54 Palairos
Palairos

Beneteau - Oceanis 54 | 5 cabins (2009)

12
12
Super owner
With or without a skipper

From £433 per day

Hire Sailboat Bavaria 38 cruiser 2009 Palairos
Palairos
4.9
 (7)

Bavaria - 38 cruiser 2009 | 2 cabins (2009)

6
4
Super owner
With or without a skipper

From £211 per day

Hire Sailboat Dufour Dufour 350 Grand Large Nikiti
Nikiti

Dufour - Dufour 350 Grand Large | 3 cabins (2017)

8
8
With or without a skipper

From £408 per day

Hire Sailboat Jeanneau Sun odyssey 410 Skiathos
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Skiathos
New

Jeanneau - Sun odyssey 410 | 3 cabins (2023)

8
8
With or without a skipper

From £668 per day

Hire Sailboat Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45.1 Kalamata
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Kalamata
4.6
 (2)

Jeanneau - Sun Odyssey 45.1 | 4 cabins (1996)

10
8
Super owner
With or without a skipper

From £338 per day

Hire Sailboat Bavaria 46 Cruiser Lefkada
Lefkada

Bavaria - 46 Cruiser | 4 cabins (2022)

9
8
Super owner
With or without a skipper

From £595 per day

Hire Sailboat DUFOUR 460 Grand Large Laurium
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Laurium

DUFOUR - 460 Grand Large | 4 cabins (2019)

10
10
With or without a skipper

From £545 per day

Hire Sailboat BENETEAU OCEANIS 48 Corfu
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Corfu
4.8
 (1)

BENETEAU - OCEANIS 48 | 5 cabins (2015)

10
10
Super owner
With or without a skipper

From £644 per day

Hire Sailboat Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 410 Lefkada
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Lefkada

Jeanneau - Sun Odyssey 410 | 3 cabins (2020)

8
8
Super owner
With or without a skipper

From £582 per day

Hire Sailboat BAVARIA 51 cruiser 2015 Skiathos
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Skiathos

BAVARIA - 51 cruiser 2015 | 5 cabins (2015)

10
10
With or without a skipper

From £737 per day

Hire Sailboat JEANNEAU SUN ODYSSEY 449 Laurium
Laurium

JEANNEAU - SUN ODYSSEY 449 | 4 cabins (2018)

10
10
Without a skipper

Hire Sailboat Beneteau Oceanis 45 Volos
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Volos

Beneteau - Oceanis 45 | 4 cabins (2012)

10
10
With or without a skipper

From £495 per day

Hire Sailboat Beneteau Cyclades 43.4 2009 Corfu
Corfu

Beneteau Cyclades 43.4 - 2009 | 4 cabins (2008)

9
9
With or without a skipper

From £408 per day

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Sailboat Hire in Greece


Countless islands and the perfect blend of sun and wind

In Greece, you will find a large number of different archipelagos. Each of them has all the ingredients for a unique and special Greek catamaran hire that you will remember with fondness for years to come. Along with the Mediterranean sun and reliable wind conditions, we are certain that you’ll have a fantastic time, whether you’re travelling with friends, family, or a mixture of the two.


From a simple cruising experience to a sporty adventure: Have a different experience in every region

Greece is a region of exceptional diversity. In some regions you can look forward to relaxed strolls along the beach, while in others you should expect something a little more adventurous, with strong winds and currents. For a relaxed trip, visit the protected areas in the Ionian Sea, the Saronic Gulf, or the Sporades. For a more sporty experience, visit the Cyclades or the Dodecanese, where you can benefit from the influence of the Meltemi wind. 


Have an epic adventure in the Land of the Gods on your Greek sailboat hire

Go on an enchanting cruise through the Mediterranean Sea and discover a world full of ancient ruins that offer a unique window into a past world. With a plethora of idyllic islands just a stone’s throw away, it’s no wonder that they are a veritable hub of tourist activity. From sporty sailing experiences to family holidays, or even luxurious cruises, you can make your sailboat hire in Greece whatever you want.

Set sail on your Greek sailboat hire and discover a different port every day!


Where can you go sailing when you hire a sailboat in Greece?

Greece boasts an impressive 3054 islands, only 87 of which are inhabited, which means that you have plenty of options. You should be prepared for exciting excursions and fantastic coastlines that will impress everyone, from the most experienced sailors, to those who have never set foot on a boat before. In general though, people consider that there are four main areas in which you can go sailing in Greece and in each of these areas,, there are two main bases from which you can start your journey. These bases are characterised by modern marinas with well-equipped facilities that ensure the perfect blend of fun and relaxation, even once you’ve dropped your anchor.

The main bases when setting sail in Greece are:


In the Cyclades

  • Athens
  • Lavrion


In the Ionian Sea

  • Corfu
  • Lefkas


In the Sporades

  • Skiathos
  • Volos


In the Dodecanese

  • Kos
  • Rhodes


What should you be aware of during a sailboat hire in Greece?

In order to ensure that your Greek sailboat hire goes smoothly, you should bear the following things in mind:

  • To set sail in Greece or any of its islands, you must be in possession of the International Certificate of Competence for Inland and Coastal Waters or the Sport-coastal Ship-licence. A second crew member must also have a sailing licence or proof of experience.
  • Many airlines offer cheap flights to Greece. However, you must remember that you will need to fly into a different airport, depending on your port of origin. If you have any questions about flights, we would be happy to offer you guidance via phone or email.
Flights should be booked to the following airports, depending on the starting point for your Greek sailboat hire:


Athens Airport

  • Athens
  • Lavrion


Corfu International Airport

  • Corfu


Preveza Airport

  • Lefkas


Airport Skiathos

  • Skiathos


Volos Airport

  • Volos


Kos Airport

  • Kos
  • Rhodes


Top Tip!

Get all your documentation before setting sail, in order to ensure that your trip is plain sailing.


What weather and sailing conditions can I expect in Greece?

The climate in Greece is predominantly Mediterranean, which means that you can expect temperatures ranging from 25 to 30°C in the summer, which lasts from May until September. In July and August, the temperatures can get as high as 40°C. During this time of the year, you won’t see much precipitation but there might be the occasional storm. During the winter, there is typically more precipitation, but the weather remains mild throughout. This means the summer months generally offer the best conditions for sailing.


What sailing conditions are especially important to consider during a sailboat hire in Greece?


Water depths and tides around the different sailing areas

When sailing in the eastern Mediterranean, the Saronic Gulf and the Cyclades, there is little to no tidal range, with the water level being more influenced by the wind than the tides.

In the Ionian Sea, the tidal range is also so small that it is insignificant at just 0.1 to 0.5 metres. The surface current here flows anti-clockwise towards the north along the coast. From here, it then turns west and flows south along the Italian coast. The strength of the current rarely reaches stronger than 1-1.5 knots, except in Preveza, where it can reach as high as 3 knots.


Which berths and ports can you stop by during a sailboat hire in Greece?

There are a large number of places from which you can hire a sailboat in Greece, both on the mainland, and the offshore islands.


In the Ionian Sea, be sure to stop by:

  • Corfu Town
  • Gastouri
  • Palaikastritsa
  • Gaios, Paxos
  • Lefkas Town
  • Preveza
  • Vonitsa
  • Parga


Make sure your cruise in the Dodecanese includes:

  • Kos
  • Kalymnos
  • Amorgos
  • Astypalea
  • Nysiros


Top areas in the Cyclades include:

  • Athens
  • Epidauros
  • Cape Sounian
  • Poros
  • Paros
  • Naxos
  • Mykonos
  • Santorini


In the Sporades, pay the following areas a visit:

  • Skyros
  • Alonnisos
  • Skopelos
  • Skiathos
  • Gulf of Volos


Wind conditions in Greece and the surrounding islands

The Meltemi winds are predominant throughout the eastern Mediterranean, especially in the Cyclades, Sporades, and Dodecanese in the summer months, where it causes multiple significant weather events with wind speeds of 4-6 on the Beaufort scale. These winds are especially noticeable during the day, but usually ease off in the evening. On a particularly stormy day, the speeds can get as high as 6-8 on the Beaufort scale and when this happens, the winds remain noticeable well into the night. For a calmer trip, you can instead try the Ionian Islands, where the wind speeds are rarely higher than 5 on the Beaufort scale.


Take a chance on the Scansail service and plan your next sailboat hire in Greece with us!

If you would like customised help planning your sailboat hire in Greece, feel free to get in contact with our customer service team, who will be happy to help you from 09:00 to 17:00 on +49 40 388422. We look forward to helping you book your dream sailing holiday!

 

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