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Greece is situated on the southern tip of the Balkans and is the crossroad of Europe, Asia and Africa. On the East of the Country lies the Aegean Sea, The Ionian Sea on the west and on the south is the Sea of Crete and the Mediterranean Sea making Greece the ideal destination for your boat rental.
I've been sailing in Greece for the last couple of years with many companies. This past summer I decided to book with MG Yachts. Excellent services and people! The boat ( Lagoon 450F ) was new and clean. We just booked again for June 2023!
Amazing company and amazing people. From the check in to check out only positive experience with mg. The boat we rented was very nice and the skipper as well. The Ionian islands were fantastic but next year we will do Cyclades. See you soon Mg team and Mary!
The service is excellent. They helped me all week in coordinating mooring places. Be available for any questions
We were very pleased with the attitude and service, professional and kind staff. We will soon come again to this amazing place in Lefkada.
For one more year we left on your hands the organization of our sailing vacations in Greece! For one more year everything was great! Ms. Mary and her team offered us for one more year a mindfree sailing vacations! The yacht, the services, the support...everything was perfect!
See you again next year!!!
WHY SHOULD I CHARTER A YACHT FROM MG YACHTS?
Here at MG Yachts we believe in taking care of our customer's needs and we take pride in the high quality services and yachts we provide. The fact that we have successfully been providing the best yachting experience for thousands of sailors for over 40 years is proof of that.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO CHARTER A YACHT IN GREECE?
The cost of boat rental in Greece varies, depending on a number of factors. Factors like the age of the boat, the season you are travelling, the rental duration, the type and the model of the boat. You can get an idea from our online price list or send us and email for an exact quote.
WHICH ARE THE BEST DESTINATIONS FOR A YACHT CHARTER IN GREECE?
The Ionian sailing season runs from April to October, with bright, sunny weather, light winds, and temperatures ranging from 20 to 30 degrees Celsius (68 to 86F). Ionian Islands are ideal for Sailing novices, because they can gain confidence by taking advantage of summer afternoon northwesterly winds ranging from Force 2 to Force 5.
Because of its southerly location, the Dodecanese receives Greece's warmest weather. When compared to the Ionian Islands, you may expect some windy days, but you'll be on the border of the Meltemi winds, so when they blow, they'll be less powerful. Between July and September, the winds may reach Force 7, therefore the location is best suited to intermediate-level sailors or skippered boats.
The Cyclades Islands are Greece's most popular and windiest island group. During the summer, Cyclades Islands are a challenging sailing area cause of the 'meltemi', the northern wind that blows from early July to mid August, usually around 5 Beaufort, with gusts reaching up to 8.
Because of the short distances required and the comparatively benign winds in compared to other sailing places in Greece, the Saronic Gulf is the ideal destination for shorter cruises from Athens. During July and August, the “meltemi” makes its presence felt, with wind speeds reaching force 5 or 6. Because the place is quite far south, you can expect a very warm summer, with temperatures reaching up to 35 degrees in peak season.
In the spring and fall, when light winds of Force 3 to 5 blow steadily, the Sporades islands are an ideal destination for novice sailors. In the summer, winds can reach Force 7, making sailing more challenging.
SHOULD I CHARTER A YACHT BAREBOAT OR WITH A SKIPPER?
We provide experienced skippers who can provide you the best sailing experience. Doing so you can relax and enjoy your sailing vacations you without having to worry about handling the yacht or causing any damages. You simply let our skipper help you choose the perfect itinerary for you, show you hidden beaches, places to eat, shop and many more, making your private yacht chartering in Greece an amazing experience.
If you wish to hire a yacht "bareboat," without a skipper or crew, the captain is one of the sailors who bears complete responsibility for the vessel. Yacht chartering bareboat is less expensive since you do not have to pay for a skipper or crew.
SHOULD I CHARTER A CATAMARAN OR A MONOHULL TO SAIL IN GREECE?
Catamarans are more stable due to the twin hull, which offers a comfy and stable deck. They are larger and quicker than monohulls. Monohulls, on the other hand, look fantastic, are faster to respond and less costly than catamarans, and slice through water effortlessly. Both have advantages and disadvantages, so the decision is clearly up to you.
SHOULD I BRING FOOD AND PROVISIONS WITH ME?
There are supermarkets nearby all our bases so you can get anything you need before chartering. However, we can also do the shopping for you and arrange a delivery on the yacht before your charter so you can sail immediately without having to waste any time on shopping.
WHAT SUPPORT IS OFFERED DURING MY YACHT CHARTER?
Our experienced base managers are at your service 24/7 and you can call them directly on their phone for any technical problem or if something unexpected occurs on your charter. After that we have partners on all major stops along your trip who will be able to assist if something unexpected occurs.
HOW IS THE WEATHER LIKE IN GREECE?
Greece has a warm Mediterranean climate with summers that are usually hot and dry, and the winters that can be quite cold and rainy. The sailing season is long and runs from April to October, with bright, sunny days almost assured from May through September. July and August are the warmest and busiest months of the year, as well as when the Aegean's “meltemi” winds are at their strongest. Daytime temperatures range on average between the 70s F (low 20s C) in spring and fall to the 80s and 90s F (high 20s to 30C) in summer. In April and October, rain is probable.