Yacht Charter Greece:
Sailing in Greece

Saronic Gulf
Cyclades Islands

Dodecanese Islands
Sporades Islands
Ionian Islands


      There are many types and sizes of yachts to choose from. These fall mainly into three categories: Motor yachts, sailing yachts, and motor sailers (which are motor driven but have a full complement of sails).

     In selecting the type of yacht and charter that is best for you and your guests, you should consider the following:

Size of yacht: You must first decide on the number of people who will be accompanying you, for this determines the sleeping quarters required. By each photo of the Meandros yachts shown is listed the length of the boat and how many people it accommodates. Your choice of size also relates to the waters you intend to travel in. Larger yachts are better equipped for open, rougher, unprotected waters. Personal comfort is a factor for many people, particularly on long trips. As a rule, larger yachts offer more living space and smoother sailing.

Purpose of charter: Yachts can be charted for various purposes -- vacations, business outings, incentives, conveyances, filming, and research. How you plan to use your boat should influence the type and size of boat you choose.

Time and distance: How much time do you wish to spend? How far will you travel? Depending on your itinerary speed, you may choose either a motor yacht or a sailing yacht. A motor yacht may travel further in less time than a sailing yacht. A sailing yacht may be more advantageous for island hopping and exploring hidden coves.

Cost: It is wise to set a budget for your charter. This will help guide you along realistic lines. Costs are directly related to the length of time you will be using the boat, the type and size of the boat, the degree of luxury desired by you and your guests, the provisions and fuel required, and the size of the crew.

Place to go: If you have made your choice of boat, check the Greek map to select the place or places you would like to visit.