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Yacht Charters

The bookstore nearest us has four shelves on America’s national pastime, baseball—and six on sailing. (Sailing, we guess, is merely America’s national obsession.)

Picture island hopping on your private yacht, swimming in some remote coves, hiking, dining al fresco on deck, windsurfing, snorkeling, Aegean air warming your cheeks and a Mediterranean sun massaging your back. Envision friends who, a week after your trip, ask: “Done something to your hair? You look different.” You’ll feel it, too.

Hellenic Adventures is happy to assist you with yacht charters in Greece (Aegean and Ionian waters), Turkey (the Turquoise Coast), and Italy (the Aeolian islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily and Capri).

Bareboat yacht charters

Bareboats are smaller motor yachts or sailing yachts without a crew. In Greece, they must be less than 53 feet in length, as larger motor or sailing yachts must have a permanent crew. They may be handled exclusively by the charterer, or by a hired skipper and cook, if desired, and must be chartered by the week, generally from Saturday to Saturday.

Sailing yacht with crew

These cruise under sail with an auxiliary engine. They cater to the needs of the adventurer while providing for all the required comfort and necessities. These tend to be the larger sailing yachts as any sailing yacht larger than 53 feet is required to have a standing crew. These yachts may be hired by the day.

Motor sailers with crew

On a motor sailer, cruising is performed by engines with auxiliary sails. Many of these yachts are of the traditional Greek kaïki or Turkish gullet with their sails adding to the romance. A full crew is de rigueur for your comfort. These yachts may be hired by the day.