With some of the most spectacular and famous vistas, the islands of Greece offer something for everyone. Whitewashed buildings dotting rolling hillsides, dazzling seas lapping on white sand beaches and lazy days sipping retsina in the hot summer sun. These are just some of the incredible experiences awaiting you when sailing the Greek islands.
Sailo offers boat rental across the Greek archipelago, from Corfu to Rhodes. Some of our most popular boat rentals start from Athens. By picking up a yacht charter in the capital you’ll be able to explore the Greek islands at your leisure. Sailing from Athens means you’ll be able to explore the nearby Saronic Islands from the comfort of your own yacht charter and even venture to the Cyclades Islands.
Some of the most famous islands waiting for you to explore them include Mykonos, Naxos, Santorini and Kythira. So browse Sailo for your perfect yacht charter and plan your sailing trip around the Greek Islands.
Alimos, Athens, Greece
Between Pier 2 and 3 Alimos, Athens, Greece
Alimos, Athens, Greece
Mykonos is a good looking island with lots to do. Don’t let the tourism put you off, you’ll be able to find whatever you’re looking for on a Greek Island holiday on the shores of Mykonos.
Sailing from Athens to Mykonos should take you around a day, with ferry rides taking around 5 hours. A yacht charter will take longer, so plan to stop at another island en route.
Mykonos is well known for its enchanting windmills and great diving opportunities. You can also book a boat charter from Mykonos and use the island as a base for exploring the Cyclades Islands.
The biggest of the Cyclades Islands, Naxos is another popular spot for package tourism. The historic towns and mountainous interior are complemented by fantastic beaches, making Naxos a great stop off for a sailing adventure in the Greek Islands.
The island also has a reputation as a great foodie getaway. Wash it all down with a glass of kitro, the local citrus liqueur, perfect for a sundowner.
Due to its size, Naxos has plenty of hidden treasures waiting for you to find. From quaint coves and beaches, to mountain villages with incredible views.
Santorini is the postcard image of Greece and a must visit on any sailing tour of the Greek islands. Although many arrive in Santorini by cruise ship, coming in a sailboat means you’ll be able to enjoy the splendour of the island on your own terms. Climb the steep cliffs into Oia and marvel at that incredible view.
One of the best things about arriving in Santorini by yacht charter is that you can choose your own schedule and avoid the crowds. A rented Sailo boat means you’ll have your own place to escape the crowds and still enjoy the best of the Santorini.
If you’re looking to avoid the crowds then Kythira is one of those stunning islands that has somehow gone under the radar. Enjoy a boat charter around Kythira and you might still find yourself almost alone on a secluded beach.
The island is dotted with historic monuments and castles, and even with modern tourism, there is a slow pace of life. If the sun gets too much, explore some of the many caves, the most famous being Mylopotamos.
Kythira has some fantastic beaches, with many of them a long way from civilization. This means only a few travellers head to them, so arriving by yacht charter means you’ll be able make the most of this stunning Greek island.
In the heart of the Cyclades, Paros is a popular stop for many when sailing the Greek Islands. For those island hopping, it makes a great place to drop anchor, with neighbouring Antiparos the quieter option of the two. Enjoy the quiet and laid back vibe, a world away from Naxos and Mykonos. Away from Paros town, you’ll find mostly great beaches, a gentle hilly interior and a few tavernas in sleepy villages.