Bareboat Charter Greece Cyclades Islands and The Saronic

Bareboat Athens Yacht Charter Saronic & Cyclades Islands

On a bareboat yacht charter you sail the boat yourself and explore the Saronic and Cyclades islands of Greece with family or friends.

A bareboat yacht charter allows you to sail your own route around the many islands the Aegean has to offer with the freedom to explore and discover something new each day. The Alimos marina yacht base is in close proximity to Athens International airport and Athens itself and has all the shops and services you need at the start and end of your yacht charter.

We have the widest selection of latest model monohull and catamaran yachts from 38 feet with 3 cabins to 55 feet with 6 cabins. 

What Support do you get?

The professional, friendly and knowledgeable yacht base team in Athens will be waiting to welcome you and to make sure you have the best bareboat sailing holiday around the Saronic and Cyclades islands.

  • Receive information and assistance for provisioning at base
  • 24/7 communication with the base team via radio or phone and in the unlikely event of you needing support, backup is provided
  • Receive weather information and updates
  • Plan your own routes or get suggestions and advice on the sailing area from the best anchorages, beaches and mooring advice to great tavernas, restaurants, cafes, bakeries and local shops
  • You will receive a comprehensive handover of your yacht including its operation and all of the equipment aboard
  • Charts, a comprehensive sailing guide/pilotage to the area and navigation aids including on-deck chart plotter are all onboard

The Yachts

All the yachts are highly specified and fully equipped and include:

  • Large bathing platform with swim ladder and deck shower
  • Bimini sunshade and sprayhood
  • Autopilot & cockpit chart plotter
  • Bow thruster (on most yachts)
  • Electric anchor windlass
  • Optional air conditioning on large monohulls & catamarans
  • In-mast furling mainsail or slab reefed mainsail 
  • Stereo radio & CD player, MP3, AUX, USB + external cockpit speakers
  • Bed linen, pillows and yacht towels
  • Dinghy tender, optional outboard engine & optional stand up paddleboards (SUP's)

Sailing Area & Mooring

The sailing area from Athens is exciting, beautiful, vast and diverse. For more sheltered waters the Saronic Gulf and islands offer fun yet more relaxed sailing than the Cyclades islands. For those with an accomplished skipper and full crew of experienced sailors wanting far more challenging open sea and much longer passages the Cyclades islands will appeal.

The white washed houses in the Aegean and clear turquoise water resemble the traditional ideal that most people picture when they think of Greece, however each island has its own unique charm.

Mooring around the Greek islands is usually free. Mooring at the full-service marina yacht base in Athens plus power and water is included in the yacht charter price. During your charter you will generally moor each night in a small harbour or town quay without charge. There are also some bays where you can moor for free and take your dinghy ashore. There are only a handful of places in the entire sailing area where mooring fees are due and we can advise you of these before you set sail.   

Qualifications

To sail a yacht bareboat Greek Maritime Law requires you to have a sailing license issued by the state authority of the country that you are coming from.  

With previous experience sailing on a similar size yacht the skipper should be assisted by at least one competent member of crew over 18 years of age. The skipper should be competent at handling a yacht in close quarters, anchoring and mooring in varying conditions and be able to use navigation and pilotage skills to plan the day’s sailing and know your position at any time.

 

For more information

Call us on 0330 088 4744 or

Email contact@island-sailing.com


 

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