CHARTER A YACHT IN GREECE WITH THE BIG SAIL
- 1-week sailing holiday in Greece (longer charters can also be arranged)
- For families, groups of friends or students
- Skippered or bareboat
- 7-day sailing holidays usually run from Saturday-Saturday
- Destinations include Athens, Corfu, Kos, Mykonos & more (see below)
If you want to explore everything that Greece and the Mediterranean Sea has to offer, then charter a yacht with The Big Sail. We’ve worked hard to design a selection of itineraries that deliver breath-taking sights, authentic cuisine and a chance to see Greece off the beaten track.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN MY CHARTERED YACHT IN GREECE?
With The Big Sail, we work hard to make your yacht feel like a home. When you book a yacht charter in Greece, you’ll have your own yacht, which will become your home for the week. You’re free to sail, relax, have fun and sleep at your own pace, and we’ll make sure that your yacht comes with everything you’ll need for an incredible week of island hopping including a skipper if you need one. For full details of what’s included please get in touch for a quote.
WHAT HAPPENS ON A GREEK YACHT HOLIDAY?
In 2019 The Big Sail will take you on a week-long adventure around the Greek islands of either the Saronic Gulf (Athens), Ionian sea (Corfu/Lefkas), the Cyclades (Mykonos/Santorini) or the Dodecanese (Kos/Rhodes/Patmos). If you’d rather visit another part of Greece, Croatia, Turkey, France, Italy, or anywhere else worldwide, check out our other destinations.
AN EXCLUSIVE ITINERARY, CUSTOMISED JUST FOR YOU!
- ATHENS -
Athens and the Saronic Gulf is the perfect area for a sailing holiday, with achievable distances between islands, and an abundance of beautiful bays, fantastic local restaurants and historical sights. Highlights include visiting Hydra and Poros.
- LAVRION/MYKONOS -
Sail to Mykonos, one of the most well-know islands in all of Greece! Set sail from Lavrion, near Athens, and visit islands including Kythnos and Andros before reaching Mykonos. Extend your trip to 2-weeks and have time to visit Santorini too!
- CORFU -
Set sail from one of Greece’s most famous islands, with beautiful scenery, short distances between islands and perfect sailing conditions – ideal for beginners and families looking for a relaxed sailing holiday.
- LEFKAS -
Visit Ithaka and Kefalonia and absorb Greek cuisine and culture as well as explore many beautiful Greek islands and islets, for which this region is famous. A great itinerary for family yacht charters or newly qualified skippers.
- SKOPELOS -
Spend your week relaxing in whitewashed village islands, snorkelling, beach hopping, exploring the walls of a Medieval castle, and much more all against a breathtaking Mediterranean backdrop
- KOS -
Departing from Kos and explore this unspoilt patch of the famously idyllic Greek Islands. Explore the rich history of Patmos, go for a swim in the clear waters at Agia Marina, and get lost in the unspoilt oasis of Lipsi.
Set-sail from Lavrion, near Athens, and explore Mykonos, Santorini, Paros, Naxos, Ios and more. A 14-day itinerary is simply the best way to explore and enjoy the Cyclades, in-depth.
Every day you can choose where to stop off for lunch, to swim and to explore, so these itineraries are by no means exhaustive lists!
Fancy sailing in a different country? Enquire about a private charter today to find out about our options in other parts of Greece, Croatia & worldwide destinations.
If you have time before you set sail, head into Athens to visit one of the many historic sights before you set sail. Uber operates in the city which is a simple way to get into town, and there is also a tram and bus service that runs on the main road outside the marina. The Parthenon and the Acropolis museum amongst other sights is worth a visit, and book a table at Dionysos for and unforgettable dinner under the Acropolis.
Hydra is an idyllic Mediterranean town; a paradise of restaurants, bars & magnificent views. Famous for having no cars, just donkeys for transportation, and for being the island hideout of several famous characters, including the Rolling Stones. It’s unsurprising that Hydra is said to be a ‘must do’ in the Saronic Gulf. With plenty of fantastic snorkelling, diving and swimming opportunities, Hydra is perfect for a truly amazing evening ashore!Athens itinerary
Dhokos is only a short sail away from Hydra, and has one of the most spectacular sunsets in the Aegean Sea. If you are in a group of boats, raft the yachts together in this unspoilt, natural bay for an incredible evening. Cook dinner on-board as you watch the sun go down, then enjoy drinks under the stars, until the early hours. Dhokos is a fantastic place for a late night swim and for those few who see it, the sunrise is breathtaking.
Poros is the biggest town on our Athens route and always has a fun and lively atmosphere. Its many tavernas with authentic Greek cuisine, the wide selection of shops and the fantastic nightlife, make Poros an unforgettable island. As well as the great opportunity for water-skiing and other water-sports, you can book quad bikes & mopeds to explore this stunning place at your own pace!Athens itinerary
HOW DOES IT WORK?
With The Big Sail, we make it easy to enjoy a Greek yacht holiday. We’ll match you with a suitably sized yacht for your group size; each yacht sleeps up to ten people, so book one or more, and then select your week. When you book, you’ll then be able to choose your yacht and hire a skipper to do the hard work for you, or, if you prefer and have the required certification, you’ll be able to take charge the yacht yourself.
PRIVATE YACHT CHARTER IN GREECE
We’re proud to offer a fully bespoke yacht charter service, tailoring trips to meet your exact requirements. Whether you’re looking for a romantic week with your partner, an educational break for your family and friends or an action-packed adventure with your work colleagues, we’ve got you covered. What’s more, we can accommodate an unlimited number of travellers, and travel to almost any location in the Mediterranean or Caribbean.
JOIN US NOW!
If you’re looking for an unforgettable yacht holiday in Greece, then choose The Big Sail. Click here to get a quote, and if you’re aged 18-25 and in full time education don’t forget to take advantage of our generous student discount for student group holidays.
- Choose any destination worldwide.
- Yachts available to meet every budget, and any group size.
- No experience required – we’ll provide a skipper if you don’t have sailing certification.
- We’ll create a tailor-made itinerary for your group including restaurant recommendations and anchorage tips.