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Chartering a Yacht in Greece


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Need advice or information about what you need to sail a yacht in Greece? Whether you are an experienced sailor or a first time charterer, we can create a sailing yacht charter that’s perfect for you.

First time chartering a yacht in Greece?

We can help you navigate your way to have the right qualifications and experience for the yacht you want to charter.



What I need to sail in Greek waters

To sail a yacht bareboat in Greece the Greek authorities require the skipper to have a sailing licence issued by a statutory authority. Examples of qualifications currently accepted include the ICC (International Certificate of Competence) for sail, an RYA Day Skipper practical certificate or higher, Bareboat Chartering Standard (ASA 104) or the equivalent from your country. The co-skipper should also be competent to sail.

I can sail but don’t have a certificate

If you have sailing experience but no sailing certificate there are plenty of options available. Experienced sailors can take the short ICC assessment at a sailing school before you come to Greece. Most will offer pre-ICC training as well. Alternatively, you could take the RYA Day Skipper practical course. Many countries outside of the UK offer equivalent courses and assessments. We can recommend sailing schools in the UK as well as further afield in Europe and beyond so please ask us for more information.

New to sailing?

Skippered Yacht Charter or Crewed Yacht Charters are ideal for those with little or no sailing experience or qualifications. If you do want to learn about how to sail during your yacht charter you can learn as much or as little as you wish with your friendly and professional skipper. For those wanting to sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful Greek islands then a skippered or crewed yacht charter is the way to go.

Common Sailing Certificates

  • Australia: ICC or Yachting Australia Inshore Certificate or higher
  • Canada: CYA Intermediate Cruising Standard or higher or Canadian Pleasure Craft Operator Card
  • Ireland: ICC or higher
  • New Zealand: ICC or higher
  • South Africa: ICC or higher
  • UK: ICC or RYA Day Skipper practical or higher
  • USA: Bareboat Chartering Standard (ASA 104) (Intermediate Coastal Cruising), US Sailing Bareboat Cruising Certification or higher or International Proficiency Certificate (IPC).

*Check your sailing certificate is valid & accepted by the Greek Port Authorities before you charter

Yacht Charter Options


Ideal for more experienced sailors. Set your own route, explore independently at your own pace with back-up and support.


New to sailing, a special celebration or just want more time to relax with family or friends. Discover stunning destinations with a professional & friendly skipper.


Larger and more luxurious yachts and catamarans with a crew that can include a skipper plus host and chef. Comfort and style and a different beautiful location each day.

How Can We Help?

Call 0330 088 4744, email¬† [email protected] or complete our enquiry form