Yacht Charters In Greece

HERE IS A SIMPLE GUIDE TO TO ANSWER SOME OF YOUR QUESTIONS REGARDING YOUR CREWED YACHT CHARTERs IN GREECE.

Weather

Temperatures range from mids 80's°F in the summer to the 70's°F during April, May, September and October.

TIME ZONE

EST: + 7 hours

Currency

Euro

Electricity

220V 50Hz, European 2 pin plug

Greece

What to pack

Light clothing – Shorts, swimsuits, T-Shirts, cover ups, sunglasses, hat, flip flops and long sleeve tops for the evenings, as it can get cool. If you wish to dine on shore you may wish to take some more formal clothing. 

Medication – the yachts all have first aid kits with common over the counter medications but if you have any prescription medicines be certain to bring these with you in your hand luggage. 

Luggage – should be a soft sided duffel type bag. Hard suitcases take up too much space on the yachts. 

PREFERENCE SHEETS

You will receive a preference sheet to complete before your charter in Greece. This is your opportunity to give your crew as much information as possible so that they can plan your vacation. 

The sheet will cover things such as, what drinks you would like onboard, your food likes and dislikes as well as any allergies you or anyone in your group may have, your travel arrangements to Greece so that transportation to the yacht can be arranged, whether from the airport or a hotel. You can also note what activities you would like to do during your charter, what islands you would like on your itinerary and if there are any onshore excursions you want to experience. 

ITINERARY

Saronic Itinerary Map

Planning the itinerary in the Greek Islands depends on what you would like to see and do and of course, the weather. We can provide you with information for each sailing area, so you arrive ready to get the most out of your yacht charter. 

Once you arrive at your yacht, you will discuss the final itinerary with your captain. He/she will have the latest weather report and so can suggest the best route to take under the current wind conditions. This way you can have a smooth, fun and relaxed experience. Greece has the Meltemi which is a strong wind blowing mostly during the day and is especially strong during July and August. For your comfort we suggest you chose areas that are protected from these winds during these months. Take a look at the Greece Highlights. 

PORTS

There are very few islands that have organised marinas. However, all islands have small harbors but there is no possibility of pre-booking a place to dock for the night. It can get busy during high season so only if you arrive early will you get a spot. Most harbors have bays nearby to anchor for the night. The crew will then take you to shore to explore in the tender. Everyone loves Santorini but unfortunately it is not a boat friendly place. There are no harbors or marinas there and unfortunately it is not possible to anchor because being a volcanic island the waters are too deep. The best thing to do would be to take a ferry from Los or Milos. 

Saronic Hydra Day 4

ADVANCED PROVISIONING ALLOWANCE (APA)

This is an advanced payment for all your expenses associated with your charter. It is estimated at 20% of the charter fee for sailing yachts and up to 40% for motor yachts (due to higher fuel costs). A.P.A funds are used to pay for your drinks, food, any transfer services, mooring/dock fees, fuel etc. During the charter the captain will keep a detailed account of what has been spent. you can view this at anytime. At the end of the charter the captain will present you with all the accounts and receipts. Any remaining amount will be refunded to you. If you go over the APA, this will need to be settled before you disembark. Click here to learn more about the cost of a charter in Greece

WHEN ONBOARD

Charters usually start and end at 12 noon. After you board the crew will show you your cabins, help you stow your luggage and explain the basics of the vessels facilities and how to use them. Before departure from the marina the captain will give you a thorough safety briefing. This is very important. These rules are in place for your comfort and ultimately your safety while onboard. 

On the boat you can go barefoot or wear clean, light-soled shoes that have not been used on the street. 

The day you disembark you will return to the marina one hour prior to your transfer time in order to refuel and settle your A.P.A accounts. 

WATER TOYS

The yachts are equipt with plenty of water toys but you may want some extras. Your crew can advise you what additional toys are available and help you with the rental process should you wish. 

RELAX

You are on a vacation! Relax and sit back and enjoy Greece. Slow down and leave your daily routine behind. 

Please do not bring any drugs onboard, including Marijuana. Possession and use is illegal in Greece and you may face prosecution under the Greek law. 

Respect your crew – they will be working non-stop to ensure you have the best experience possible. 

CREW GRATUITY

If you are satisfied with your charter you can show your satisfaction and appreciation by tipping the crew. Please note that gratuity varies between 10%-15% in Greece and is handed to the captain at the end of the charter. 

Click here to read our blog from our Greece specialist Kerry. She attended the Charter Yacht Show in Greece in May. 

Should I charter a Catamaran or a Motor Yacht in Greece?

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Just Marie II
Epic Yacht Charters
Average rating:  
 3 reviews
 by September 2023 Charter Guests
Best Vacation Of Our Lives

The crew are perfect professionals, positive and always helpful. Chefs preparation and presentation of all meals were world glass. The best vacation of our lives. Thank you!

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Location: Greece
78' Power Catamaran - 6 Guests

From €49,000/week

Plus Expenses

Plus Expenses or APA (Advanced Provisioning Allowance)

The charter rate shown includes the use of the charter yacht, professional crew and onboard equipment.

All other daily expenses, that are not included in the base rate, will be covered with an Advanced Provisioning Payment (APA). This is collected before the charter commences.

APA expenses include fuel for both the yacht and tender, provisions, dockage, moorings, airport transfers, cruising permits and taxes, scuba diving and onshore excursions.

The APA payment is typically 20%-25% of the base charter rate for sailing yachts and 30%-35% for motor yachts. Your captain will purchase provisions, taxes, fuel etc for the charter using the APA and will keep all receipts along with a running log of expenses. This can be viewed at any time during your charter.

Any APA that has not been spent will be returned to you at the end of the charter. If during the charter, expenses exceed the APA, additional funds will need to be submitted. Your captain will update and advise you if any further payment is required. This will need to be paid before you disembark.

Crew Gratuity is separate and is typically 15%-20% of the charter rate. This should be given to your captain at the end of your charter.

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Project Steel
Epic Yacht Charters
Average rating:  
 11 reviews
 by Sept 2017, Family Charter
Excellent Family Holiday

Thank you so much to all of the Project Steel crew for such an incredible holiday! The food has been delicious, as well as the cocktails and you have taken us to some of the most beautiful bays I have ever seen! You also create such a warm, relaxed atmosphere on board. An excellent family holiday, enjoyed by all. Thank you so much and all the best to come!

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Location: Greece
112' Motor Yacht - 12 Guests

From €49,000/week

Epic choice Plus Expenses

Plus Expenses or APA (Advanced Provisioning Allowance)

The charter rate shown includes the use of the charter yacht, professional crew and onboard equipment.

All other daily expenses, that are not included in the base rate, will be covered with an Advanced Provisioning Payment (APA). This is collected before the charter commences.

APA expenses include fuel for both the yacht and tender, provisions, dockage, moorings, airport transfers, cruising permits and taxes, scuba diving and onshore excursions.

The APA payment is typically 20%-25% of the base charter rate for sailing yachts and 30%-35% for motor yachts. Your captain will purchase provisions, taxes, fuel etc for the charter using the APA and will keep all receipts along with a running log of expenses. This can be viewed at any time during your charter.

Any APA that has not been spent will be returned to you at the end of the charter. If during the charter, expenses exceed the APA, additional funds will need to be submitted. Your captain will update and advise you if any further payment is required. This will need to be paid before you disembark.

Crew Gratuity is separate and is typically 15%-20% of the charter rate. This should be given to your captain at the end of your charter.

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Ad Astra 80
Epic Yacht Charters
Average rating:  
 1 reviews
 by June 2023 Charter Guests
Trip Was Unforgettable

Thank you so much for making our trip unforgettable. The memories made with my Dad will be treasured. It is because of your attention to detail, charming personalities and passion to the love of sailing. We enjoyed getting to know you!

Location: Greece
80′ Sailing Catamaran - 10 Guests

From €70,000/week

Plus Expenses

Plus Expenses or APA (Advanced Provisioning Allowance)

The charter rate shown includes the use of the charter yacht, professional crew and onboard equipment.

All other daily expenses, that are not included in the base rate, will be covered with an Advanced Provisioning Payment (APA). This is collected before the charter commences.

APA expenses include fuel for both the yacht and tender, provisions, dockage, moorings, airport transfers, cruising permits and taxes, scuba diving and onshore excursions.

The APA payment is typically 20%-25% of the base charter rate for sailing yachts and 30%-35% for motor yachts. Your captain will purchase provisions, taxes, fuel etc for the charter using the APA and will keep all receipts along with a running log of expenses. This can be viewed at any time during your charter.

Any APA that has not been spent will be returned to you at the end of the charter. If during the charter, expenses exceed the APA, additional funds will need to be submitted. Your captain will update and advise you if any further payment is required. This will need to be paid before you disembark.

Crew Gratuity is separate and is typically 15%-20% of the charter rate. This should be given to your captain at the end of your charter.

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