CHOOSE A YACHT TYPE
Making your vacation plans and arrangements is a lot of fun. However, sometimes it may be difficult because of a great offer of yachts and charter areas.
There are several factors that should be taken into consideration when making arrangements on your sailing holidays. It is important to match the number of cabins or berths with the number of passengers, including a skipper if necessary.
The minimum yacht size for sailing the Cyclades and Dodecanese Islands is 32 feet because of strong winds and waves. A 30 feet yacht is enough for sailing the Saronic and Argolic Gulf. The year of a yacht is also important, though the old yachts could be in better shape than those built recently. It all depends on charter company and yacht maintenance.
Your sailing experience and capabilities will influence your choice. Yachts over 50 feet usually require a skipper for they are not easy to handle and manoeuvre in ports. In case you are interested in hiring a skipper or a hostess this will require more expenses, specially if fully crewed charter is your choice. However, it also means tranquil and unconcerned vacation. More space and comfort means bigger price as well.
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Both bareboat and crewed charter guarantee an excellent way of exploring the Greek coast.
When to sail in Greece?
Weather conditions allow you to sail all year round. However, the yacht charter season starts in early April when air temperatures rise above the seawater temperatures and it lasts till November.
Chartering a yacht with crew will make your vacation unforgettable. This is the best option for those who would like to spend their vacation careless and let the others take care of navigation and everything else in order to enjoy the journey in full.
Catamarans are very popular for sailing holidays in Greece. Besides an attractive design, these yachts provide safe sailing and spacious and comfortable rooms.
Hiring a crew means having no responsibilities or preoccupations during your sailing holidays. This may be regarded as a high class charter and vacation in style.
Chartering a yacht as a bareboat means being a skipper yourself and taking responsibility for navigation and safety on board.
Yacht charter vs. Hotel accomodation
Do you want to rest but at the same time visit really fascinating locations and explore interesting places?