What is the best time of year to charter a yacht in Greece?
The Greek Islands have an extended season, with lovely sailing conditions between mid-April and mid-October. Greece enjoys more than 250 days of sunshine a year and a typically Mediterranean climate with cool winters and warm to hot dry summers. June to August are the hottest months and the peak of the yachting season. For those looking to experience the Greek Islands in the quieter months, May, September, and even October are ideal, giving visitors the opportunity to experience the “real” Greece.
What types of yacht can I charter?
We at Barchetta Yachts offer the following options:
What licenses do I need to hire a yacht and sail myself?
To charter in the Mediterranean, it is mandatory that you hold a sailing license recognized by the local port authorities. You must take your proof of competency and original certificate with you on your charter. We advise you to contact our team about your qualifications and destination requirements before booking.
By accepting the yacht contract you are confirming that you and/or members of your crew are capable and competent to sail the yacht in the conditions and cruising area of the charter. We reserve the right not to hand over the yacht if, after inspection, it is the opinion that the charterer is not, or may not be competent to be in charge of the vessel.
Which are the top destinations?
Saronic and Argolic Gulf: Sail Greece’s romantic Saronic Islands from our base at Marina Zeas. Tour Spetses, known for its running races in spring and autumn, relax on car-free Hydra and swim on Aegina’s fine beaches.
Cyclades: The Cyclades is a group of 33 islands spread across the Greek Aegean sea. The Cycladic islands are rocky and known for their picturesque cube-shaped white houses.
What are the mooring fees in Greece?
Mooring fees in Greece are generally low in the public ports on the islands. These cannot be pre booked, so arrive before 3pm as berths are limited. The port officers will come to your boat and ask you to pay at the port office. Mooring fees in Greece range from €5 to €15, depending on the island and boat size.
Do I need insurance?
We will insure the vessel throughout the charter with first-class insurers against all risks, to provide permission to charter as under contract terms and to cover third-party liability.
The following options are available in limited locations:
Security Deposit: This varies on the size of the boat and when the boat is returned without damage it is refunded.
Damage Waiver: The charterer agrees to pay a non-refundable damage waiver at the time of booking, as well as a reduced damage deposit on embarkation that is refundable upon completion of the charter should no damage occur.