Sailing the Greek islands - Rent a sailboat and sail the Cyclades islands

Live the adventure of sailing the Greek islands! Your sailing yacht is waiting for you in Paros / Mykonos...

Is this your first vacation on a sailboat and you’re looking to get your sea legs? Are you an experienced seaman that knows the ropes? We have the solution for you! Rent a sailboat starting from the Cyclades,  from Paros or Mykonos and transform your sailing vacation in Greece into the trip of a lifetime. Greece has a mythical blend of  rich history, delicious cuisine, traditional fishing villages, friendly locals and unspoiled bays. The inhabited Greek islands and its hundreds of uninhabited ones are ideal destination for your next skippered yacht charter vacation.

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Spending a week on board a sailboat is similar to glamping on the Aegean! Every day you will travel and sail between the Greek islands. You will discover and explore new places each day and at night your sailing yacht will became your floating hotel.

So get you ready for incredible experiences, amazing landscapes and spectacular sailing. Visit unspoiled islands, crystal clear waters and fantastic Mediterranean food and wine! And prepare for the mind-blowing memories on board your private sailboat!

Discover the absolute freedom and explore the world differently. Sail the Greek islands on board “Vitamin Sea” sailboat. Are you ready to sail your dream?

Let your sailing holiday in Greece begin!

Step on board Vitamin Sea, your sailing yacht and your new home for the week!

Sail and explore the Greek islands at your own pace! Relax and mix your favorite activities with a sailing vacation of your dream. Enjoy the sea, the breeze, the sailing, sunbathe, listen to your favorite music and have some cold drinks in the cockpit.

Just let us know your interests and according to the weather forecast and the number of days you have on board, we will be happy to suggest some dream destinations in the Greek islands. In other words, either the Cyclades when we will start from Mykonos or Paros, or the Saronic when we will start from Athens. This is your vacation, your sailing trip and we will make sure that you will get the best of it!

In contrast to other skippered sailboat charters in Greece and SailTime Charters is that we will always be next to you and help you plan your perfect holiday in Greece. After docking or anchoring, the skipper will give you local tips and advice you on the best spots to visit and thing to do. Also, he will assess the weather forecast every evening and suggest a plan for the your next day.

Every day of your sailing trip will be a day full of adventures, swimming and new a Greek island for you to explore. And  each day will be different than the previous one!

Feel that sense of adventure in the air and anticipate what is going to happen next!

prices 2021 greek islands deal

Price list 2022 – rates per sailboat

 

In order to obtain the costs per person all you need to do is divide the rates below at the number of persons in your group. For example, if you are a group of 6 persons sailing for 7 days in June- the 4600 euro per boat is the equivalent of 766 euro per persons for a full week on board. On balance that’s only 109 euro per day per person for you to enjoy your private boat. Please check our price list page for a full list of prices and special offers.

14 days
prices per
skippered yacht
Season A
4 July - 28 August
Season B
23 May - 3 July &
29 August - 2 October
Season C
28 March - 22 May &
3 October - 13 November
Party of 2- 4890077705700
Party of 5- 81000097707130
Party of 9 - 1013300113009360
7 days
prices per
skippered yacht
Season A
4 July - 28 August
Season B
23 May - 3 July &
22 August - 2 October
Season C
28 March - 22 May &
3 October - 13 November
Party of 2- 4458039502970
Party of 5- 8545049603590
Party of 9 - 10689057904880
6 days
prices per
skippered yacht
Season A
4 July - 28 August
Season B
23 May - 3 July &
29 August - 2 October
Season C
28 March - 22 May &
3 October - 13 November
Party of 2- 4421036502760
Party of 5- 8510046603500
Party of 9 - 10639059504490
5 days
prices per
skippered yacht
Season A
4 July - 28 August
Season B
23 May - 3 July &
29 August - 2 October
Season C
28 March - 22 May &
3 October - 13 November
Party of 2- 4375033502560
Party of 5- 8445041803130
Party of 9 - 10586052503990
4 days
prices per
skippered yacht
Season A
4 July - 28 August
Season B
23 May - 3 July &
29 August - 2 October
Season C
28 March - 22 May &
3 October - 13 November
Party of 2- 4317027502120
Party of 5- 8379035002640
Party of 9 - 10474044003360
3 days
prices per
skippered yacht
Season A
4 July - 28 August
Season B
23 May - 3 July &
29 August - 2 October
Season C
28 March - 22 May &
3 October - 13 November
Party of 2- 4249021501640
Party of 5- 8295027502060
Party of 9 - 10369034602610
2 days
prices per
skippered yacht
Season A
4 July - 28 August
Season B
23 May - 3 July &
29 August - 2 October
Season C
28 March - 22 May &
3 October - 13 November
Party of 2- 4174015501150
Party of 5- 8198018501430
Party of 9 - 10256024001820

Included


accomodationAccomodation on the sailboat
Snorkeling equipmentSnorkeling equipment (mask +snorkel)
6 water noodles
Linen and towelsLinen and towels ( 1 set/week)
TaxesTaxes / VAT

Extra / Specials


SUP

Use of paddle board 150euro/week FREE

skipper

"All boat expenses included" bundle . The package deal that will make it simple to budget for your sailing holiday. A fixed charge including ALL extra costs associated with chartering a sailing yacht - No hidden charges.

  • - Professional SKIPPER
  • - FUEL
  • - Harbor / docking fees
  • - Final cleaning at the end of the cruise

290 euro / day. This charge is per boat - NOT per person - thus is shared in between the persons in your group.

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We made this a worry-free sailing holiday. You only pay the yacht charter price and the fixed charge prior your sail day, and that’s all!

After surfing the web and checking different yacht vacation options, for sure you have seen that renting a yacht has many similarities to renting a car. Firstly, you have the yacht renting price paid to the charter company. Secondly, as you go, you cover all the other aspects and costs involved. This is quite similar with a car – gas, toll rates, parking fees etc.

 

Renting a yacht is shaped in a similar way. This is very important when you want to budget your sailing holiday. With the majority of the charter companies, what you have to do is to add on top of your charter rate all the other expenses as they will appear during your sailing holiday in Greece. What make this approach inconvenient? The total and final price of extras for a yacht is un-known until you are actually on board. It all depends on many factors ( destinations, wind condition, etc).

 

To summarize, except the skipper charge (which for most cases is around 190 – 220 euro/day), ALL the other extras charges vary on several details. Like the mooring fees for each night for example. They can range from 50 euro/night to under 10 euro or even 0 at some places. And even more important aspect is the fuel. How many liters of fuel will be consumed, is determined on how many hours the engine will be running each day. To be more specific, the fuel costs depend on the wind conditions and the distance you need to cover for the itinerary you prefer. You may ask yourself, “why are we talking about fuel, when we will sail?”. For a better understanding of this, please read the paragraph marked with **

 

All boat expenses included” bundle

 

This is why, in order to avoid all this hassle and worries, we have introduced the “All boat expenses included” bundle . This package deal includes all extras that apply when chartering a sailboat throughout your holiday. To enumerate, everything from fuel to skipper payment, harbor fees and even the final cleaning are included in this bundle. Like this we guarantee you a hassle free holiday. You simply have a fixed charge of 290 euro/day/boat, not per person. This fee is split in between all the persons in your group prior to your sail day and that’s all! No expense account open, no hidden charges – no trouble.

 

** How much fuel will we use ?” To explain and answer this question we would need to know not only how far you are planning to go (what itinerary) but also the exact weather in the area.

 

For an easier understanding, let’s assume a sail from Mykonos to Paros. These two islands are 28 nautical miles apart.

 

 

  • – If the wind is favorable, a sailboat can cover the distance only under sail power. By, assuming a convenient wind speed of 11-13 knots or more, a sailboat sails with a good speed around 6-7 miles/hour. So, if there is a proper breeze, you would be getting to the destination in around 4 hours ( 28 miles distance/7 knots speed).
  • – But the winds can sometimes be too weak or blowing from an unfavorable direction. In this case, the traveling speed of a sailboat powered by sails can drop remarkably. In particular it can drop even as low as a couple of miles/hour. So, if you attempt to save fuel and just travel on wind power, you would be covering the same distance in 9-10 hours instead of 4. This leaves no time for swimming or enjoying the island you are heading to. In this case, the engine is what saves the situation. Namely it will power the boat to go up to the regular speed of 7 knots. Like this you arrive at the destination you wish, when it was planned and at an appropriate time. Only when travelers understand they want to fit in each day not only the traveling time but also several other activities ( a stop for a swim, a few hours for visiting the destination they reach, dinner, shopping, etc ) – the above aspect becomes particularly important.
  • – Provided that we have an average of 4 hours travel time, will give you the possibility to mix all these in a single day. But not if you attempt to move only at the mercy of wind.
ROUND TRIPS

Our base is in Paros island and this is where embarkation / disembarkation typically takes place. Alternatively Mykonos embarkation / disembarkation can be arranged whenever possible.

ONE WAY TRIPS

Upon previous arrangements a pick-up or drop-off at a different island in the Cyclades ( Santorini, Milos, Naxos, Sifnos, etc) might be arranged

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Depending on each situation, a one-way fee applies in order to cover the cost of the sailboat traveling empty from the base/regular embarkation point (at Paros -alternatively Mykonos) to the pick up point of your choice ex Santorini. The cost as the fuel plus the charter rate for the day/s when it cannot be chartered as it will be traveling to the island you prefer to embark at).
Thus the one way fee depends on the distance to the destination chosen and can vary from 250 euro to 900 euro.
Please contact us for more details and a quote.

Destinations – Itineraries

We are starting our trips either from the heart of the Cyclades, from Paros (alternatively  Mykonos) or from Athens.

“What is the advantage of starting at Paros in the center of the Aegean archipelago”? This will give you the possibility of visiting amazing places like Paros, Naxos, Mykonos, Santorini, Schinousa or even Serifos, Sifnos, Milos and Kimolos  and many others. In short, every day a new destination!

What is the advantage of traveling between the Greek islands on board your private sailboat? Well, you have the possibility to stop in a bay and enjoy a few hours swimming, paddle boarding, snorkeling, sunbathing and relaxing, visit a different island every day without having to pack and unpack nor find hotels and transportation in between islands and having varied itinerary from off-the-beaten path places to cosmopolitan islands.

By sailing the Greek islands on board your private boat, you will have an incredible experience and a perfect mix of islands. Obviously there are so many different and unique places. Some of the islands are famous for their parties, like Mykonos and Ios. Some of them for their spectacular views, like Santorini. Others are famous for hiking, like NaxosSifnos. Other islands are renowned for their incredible swimming spots, like MilosPolyegos and so on.

No matter what itinerary you will choose, we guarantee the  holiday of your dreams. Maybe you prefer cosmopolitan places (Mykonos, Paros) or amazing architecture (Santorini, Syros).  Or you may like of-the-beaten path islands (Schinoussa, Kimolos) or astonishing coves (Milos, Polyegos). In all cases, we will adapt everything to your desires according to your wishes and the weather conditions !

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santorini rent a sailboat sail the greek islands

Let’s explore the Greek islands !

Greece is the best place for vacations! And this is why the Greek islands have so much to offer. There are literally a dozen of activities to do every day :

  • Relax and take in the wonderful harbor-town.
  • Wander the narrow streets and cobbled alleys.
  • Enjoy local specialties at water-front taverns.
  • Visit and explore ancient ruins and temples.
  • Take the challenge and go for a hike.
  • Hire a car or moped and explore the inland.
  • Shop or mingle with the locals.
the greek islands with skipper in cyclades santorini
vitamin sea your sailin yacht with skipper
sailboat vitamin sea sailing cylades

Meal arrangements

It’s up to you to decide what and how you would like to have your meals.-there are always several options available when sailing the Greek islands.

You can go on shore and enjoy the local cuisine or you can cook on the boat. The sailboat is equipped with a fridge, gas cooker and a fully equipped galley.

Breakfast: it’s just a quick decision of how you would feel that morning. You can either go on-shore and have breakfast and coffee. At each island you will find many restaurants only 1-2 minutes’ walk from the boat. Or if you prefer, you can prepare your breakfast on board.

Lunch: the easiest is to plan for a light snack on board. Most probably you will be spending the day sailing, enjoying a beautiful crystal clear water bay, swimming and sunbathing. In conclusion, there is no point to interrupt these wonderful activities in order to find a restaurant.

Dinner: the best decision would be on shore. You will have many options of traditional Greek taverns to choose from. At every place of harbor you will be spending the night you will find taverns serving delicious food. And of course, the Greek cuisine is something that you should not miss. Every island has its own specialty, and yes, you’ll want to taste them all!

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Yacht charter in the Greek islands- our advice:

The more flexible you are the more you are going to enjoy your sailing trip . Our advice would be not to set your mind on a specific itinerary. Notably in the Cyclades, the possibilities are countless. By looking at a map or by reading a travel magazine you might not truly understand which option will offer the best experience and which part of life on board a yacht you’ll enjoy most. So, let the Greek islands amaze you! The skipper will be happy to help with ideas and suggestions . And  after the first 1-2 days on board, you will have a more clear idea what you would like to center your sailing vacation and exploring the islands around  .

Just arrive in Greece with an opened mind! In short, get ready to take in the landscapes of wild beauty, authentic villages, many alternative activities and charming family-run taverns. Contact us for more details.

Why visit Greece and why sailing the Greek islands?

A sailing holiday is perfect way to experience the Greek islands.

Generally speaking, the Greek archipelago is one of the biggest playgrounds! Here sailors and first time adventures are meeting to play with the winds of the Aegean.

There are different sailing area in Greece, each of them consisting in a group of inhabited and uninhabited islands.

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The Ionian islands are situated in on the west coast. They are scattered of mainland Greece and to the South of the Peloponnese peninsula.

The Sporades islands are located somewhere Northwestern side of the Aegean.

The Dodecanese islands consists on the group located in the Southeastern edge of the Aegean. They are located close to the coast of Turkey.

The Cyclades islands are the place from which we usually start our sailing vacations. Altogether they are the most famous group in the Aegean Sea, compromising of the most beautiful islands in the world! This is the place of gorgeous sandy beaches, the white washed houses with colorful windows , little churches with blue domes and traditional lifestyle. And starting in the center of the Cyclades -at our Paros base- during one week on board you reach  5 of the 20 best destinations described at best Greek islands to visit in 2021.

Definitely sailing the Greek islands is the experience that everybody should enjoy at least once in a lifetime!

How does the yacht charter in Greece and sailing the Greek islands works?

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