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Welcome to Santorini, the gem of Greece! This gorgeous island is possibly one of the most desired travel destinations in all of Europe. It is a place that so many travelers only dream about. The unforgettable breeze, seaside charm, picture-perfect architecture, and local Greek culture make this a destination worth visiting on any Greece trip. With its famous sunset, breathtaking seaside views, and convenient location, it’s no wonder travelers around the world flock to this island every year for sailing vacations. Just like the Ionian or Dodecanese archipelago in the rest of Greece, there’s no better way to discover it than by boat rental in Santorini.
Choosing Your Boat Rental in Santorini
Sailo offers a wide variety of yacht charters to choose from for your Santorini vacation, so you can explore the Cyclades islands just as locals do when you rent your perfect boat here. You can select the sailboat of your choice based on your travel preferences and party size. And with our easy-to-use platform, renting a boat has never been easier.
When selecting a boat to rent for a week-long sailing vacation on Sailo, you have a 24 hour reservation period, during which you can put a hold on a yacht charter until you decide to book it, or cancel if it isn’t right for you, all free of charge. Keep in mind that your Sailo rental is customizable to your vacation needs, so you can choose the yacht charter that fits your travel party size and dates, hire a skipper or rent a boat without a captain if you are a more experienced sailor, and even add extras like transportation to and from the Santorini marina. No matter what type of rental you’re looking for, vacation planning is a breeze with Sailo’s flexible, customizable services.
What You Should Know Before You Go to Santorini
Whether this is your first visit to Santorini or you’ve had the opportunity to sail the island before, there are some helpful tips to keep in mind as you plan your trip. We recommend booking your boat rental in Santorini for the late spring (April through June) and early fall (mid-to-late September) in order to take advantage of the beautiful weather and avoid most of the midsummer crowds. Since you will want to plan your trip in advance, make sure to check the local weather during the weeks leading up to your sailing vacation in order to ensure you pack accordingly. Additionally, each of the sites you visit during your week-long boating trip throughout Greece has its own unique scenery, dining options, and activities to offer, so be sure to keep in mind your personal must-dos for your vacation, whether it’s fine dining, swimming in the Aegean, or anything else that suits your fancy.
How to Get There
Many travelers choose to do a longer Greece trip by flying into Athens first and spending a few days on the country’s mainland before heading to the island of their choice. This is a great option if you are looking to save money on flights, as it can be pricey to fly to Santorini from your home airport. Check out our boating guide to Athens if you’re interested in exploring other areas of Greece before or after you rent a boat in the Cyclades islands.
One Week Santorini Sailing Itinerary
The southern Cyclades islands are one of the most beautiful areas to rent a boat in all of Greece, and if given the opportunity, we always suggest to start off your yacht adventures from the picturesque island setting of Santorini. After you spend a day or two exploring the island on land (and of course enjoying those iconic sunsets over the caldera), rent a sailboat or a catamaran charter and set course for your first stop, Amorgos. This island is full of plenty to do and see, from the authentic Greek architecture to the beauty of the rocky landscape, and it’s the perfect stop for a slice of history. From there, sail to Paros, and spend a day or two swimming in the Aegean, indulging in Mediterranean cuisine, and trying out some water sports off the island’s coast. Next head to Sifnos to drop anchor at Kamares, the only harbor on this beautiful island. Check out the local tavernas for delicious food and drinks. Your last stop will be Folegandros, once called Greece’s most beautiful hidden gems, for some relaxation in the seaside breeze. Head back to Santorini and soak up as many more sunsets as your trip will allow before your vacation has to come to an end.
Santorini is calling your name. Choose a boat rental like this one and see what the island has in store for your dream trip!