Skippered charter in Greece

Skippered charter Greece

Although a skippered charter in Greece is often the ideal charter option for visitors that lack the appropriate sailing experience to go bareboat, a crew can also be rented by capable sailors who have little or no experience in sailing the Greek waters. Moreover, on such a skippered charter Greece, your captain will double as your local guide, whereas bareboaters will have to settle for my own guide to Greece or the Greek Waters Pilot by Rod Heikell.
Your skipper could also serve an RYA or ASA sailing instructor and will be able to provide all sorts of marine and navigation courses.

Note, that a full charter doesn't necessarily mean a fully crewed charter, and only refers to the fact that you rented the whole yacht exclusively for yourself, this in contrast to a cabin charter. Therefore, a full charter on a regular sailing yacht (Jeanneau Sun Odyssey, Bavaria, Ocean Star, Beneteau Oceanis or GibSea Dufour) could indeed be the skippered charter Greece option. Whereas, also the crewed charter Greece option is available with the addition of a hostess and/or cook. More on skipper charter greece possibilities vs crewed charters in Greece.
Cabin charters are not recommended, due to the fact that the itineraries are fixed, plus you loose a lot of privacy on board. Even on a full charter an extra bathroom/toilet (called heads onboard a ship) will provide added privacy, both for the skipper as for yourself. This is especially true for honeymoon sailing in Greece.

The recommended ports to start your skippered charter Greece holiday are Athens, Samos, Lefkas, Paros, Kos and Rhodes. If you are susceptible to seasickness, the Cycladic port of Paros is perhaps not ideal. Yet, it is the closest yacht charter base to Santorini and is surrounded by a lot of other must-see islands: Amorgos, Naxos, Sifnos and Folegandros. Also, Mykonos, Delos, Andros and Tinos are well within reach during a one week sailing vacation from Paros.

But for beginners the ports of Lefkas (Ionian sea) as well as Athens (the Saronic and Argolic gulfs) offer more gentle winds, less waves and spectacular scenery and culture. If the ancient Greek culture is an important factor in your skippered charter in Greece, than Athens and the Argo-saronic gulf is the obvious choice. Here there are hundreds of archaeological sites and ancient Greek monuments and temples that are open to the public: you can literally wander over and through these impressive ruins.
With the skippered charter Greece option it will be possible to arrange excursions with qualified guides or archaeologists.

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