None of us like to have surprises along the way when chartering a yacht, so we do our best to list and answer as many questions as possible up front. We invite you to explore our fleet and read our common frequently asked questions which detail which boat is likely best for you and your guests and what costs and potential extra expenses you can expect. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to guide you through the boat selection and rental process. We look forward to welcoming you to Greece this summer!
First and foremost, the size of your group will determine which catamaran or yacht has the minimum number of berths to suit your needs. Keep in mind that in the case of a skippered or crewed charter, berths for the crew will need to be included in this calculation. If you really want space to spread out, boats that can usually accommodate more than your number of guests can be chartered which could allow for double berth cabins to be used by single guests. We suggest you explore our fleet and reach out to us with any special considerations you have in mind, we are happy to recommend the best boat for you based on your needs!
The overall cost of a yacht or catamaran charter depends mainly on a few specific variables:
Firstly, the larger the boat and the more guest it can accommodate, the higher the cost. This also applies to crewed charters where the larger the boat the more crew may be needed and therefore higher costs are anticipated.
Generally, the newer the boat the higher the cost of charter for similarly sized and equipped boats. There may be exception to this rule when discussing older, classic yacht models that have been constructed to very high standards in materials and detail.
Finally, the length of the charter will also affect overall costs. Charters are usually on a weekly basis and discounts are usually available for two week and longer charters. Charters of less than a week are sometimes available but pricing can vary widely depending on the time of year and location in Greece that you wish to sail.
Generally speaking summertime in Greece in all the main sailing areas is very enjoyable! Temperatures are mild (ie probably quite hot for those of you coming from Northern Europe) and as such packing needs as detailed below are quite straight forward. The summer winds which make sailing in Greece so popular and cool down the hot days can be a bit chilly in the night time so a light jacket is always advised. If you are planning on sailing in the early or late summer period which largely means before mid June or after mid September then temperatures can be a bit more varied. We always provide location information including general expected seasonal weather for all our charters so there will not be any surprises and you can pack accordingly.
As with most holidays or vacations the general rule is: the less baggage you have the better. This is doubly true for a sailing vacation where space aboard is at a premium!
Generally speaking if you are on a summer vacation in Greece you will need light summer clothing such as shorts, tops, skirts, sun hats or caps, sandals, trainers or sneakers or soft soled athletic shoes, bathing and swim suites and warmer clothing for night wear such as sweatshirt, sweater, windbreaker, jeans, light pants. If you anticipate wanting to go out dining and socialising in the evening a "smart casual" option, such as long pants and collared shirts and maybe a jacket could be a good idea. Remember that softer luggage is ideal for fitting into cabin lockers and is generally more practical on a yacht.
If you are doing an early or late season charter then temperatures may be a bit more variable and a windbreaker and heavier pants are usually indicated. We will in any event always inform you before you arrive on expected weather and temperatures and advise on any items that you may not immediately think to bring.
Well, swimming, a lot of swimming and a lot of water sports :) Additionally you will be able to visit any islands you wish and explore them to suit your interests. Some guests prefer dining and exploring the main town, some prefer archaeological sites and visiting museums, some prefer a bit more nightlife and (dare we say it?) maybe a club or two! It is completely up to you but one thing we can say with certainty is you are unlikely to be bored on your holiday in Greece!
Yacht charters can start and end on any day of the week but this is always subject to availability. Most charters however start on Saturday and finish the following Friday/Saturday. The usual time for embarkation is 15.00 pm and disembarkation is 09.00 am, however it may be possible to change this time on request if it does not suit your travel arrangements to or from the yacht. We know that sometimes planning a holiday can be complicated so feel free to contact us with your specific requirements and we will be happy to advise the best way to organise based on your needs!
All yacht charters require a deposit to confirm and hold the boat for you and as such it is easiest to make payment by bank transfer.