Bareboats : sailing holidays in Greece

Bareboats for sailing holidays in Greece

More than half of the sailing holidays in Greece concern bareboats: charters without skippers, hostesses or cooks on boards. The responsibility lies solely with the skipper of the guests who therefore needs to overlay adequate licenses to show the yacht charter companies that he or she is capable of skippering the yacht himself. If a license isn't available a document stating the mileage and experience can signed to indicate that the skipper is experienced enough to sail that particular yacht. Usually also a second crew member needs to have some sailing skill, less important and merely on the level of “competent crew” - sailing is regarded as a double-handed job in Greece (at least where bareboats are concerned).

If you are qualified to sail the yacht, it comes with the great benefit of privacy and sometimes more importantly the cabin that hired skipper would otherwise occupy is now available for the guests. That cabin plus the costs of hiring a skipper is usually worth 1.500 EURO at least making bareboats also the economic and sensible way to explore Greece. Sailing holidays in Greece without assistance is therefore the best way to explore these beguiling shores and islands!
Bareboats for sailing holidays in Greece can principally chartered out of the Athens or Lefkas ports. Secondary charter bases will allow sailing holidays off the beaten track but have as major downside that these involve more ferry hours or even domestic flights. Aim to start out of Paros, Samos, Kos or Syros to avoid the majority of tourists.

.: Back to our sailing adventures in the Ionian :.

Yacht chartering Sailing in Greece Blue cruises Crewed yachts Yacht charter guide
Reviews charter firms Motorsailer cruises Sailing courses Anchoring & safety Turquoise coasts