Do I need a sailing license to charter a yacht in Greece?
The answer is Yes. The Greek Authorities require one sailing license and one experienced crew member as co-skipper for bare boat charters. ASA 104 & superior, RYA skipper bareboat license, ICC skipper bareboat license or any other of similar calibre are recognized. Day Skipper Certificates are not recognized by the Greek Port Authorities. In any case, we may provide you a skipper on an extra charge.
What should I pack for a sailing trip?
Sailing is characterized by its simplicity; hence you make sure bringing your casual clothing like shorts, t-shirts, swim suits, windbreaker, waterproof jacket, boat shoes, hats and sun protection and pack them in a soft-shell baggage.
Are pets welcome on board?
We are very pet friendly, though an extra cleaning cost will be added on your invoice.
What about my provisions?
Supplies stores are in a walking distance from all the Greek ports and during summer time are open 7 days a week, from early in the morning till late in the night. Before finalize the provision list, remember that sailing yachts have limited storage space.
In our site you may access a link to the nearest market supply store and order all your provisions to wait for you next to your sailing yacht upon your arrival.
Do I get a briefing before departure?
Upon your arrival a general briefing takes place referring to the desired sailing area and small tips will be offered to you by our team. A more specific briefing will take place regarding the yacht and her equipment.
What is the weather like in Greece?
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The climate in Greece is the typical Mediterranean, mild and rainy winters, relatively hot and dry summers. And as Greece is famous for, extended periods of sunshine throughout most of the year. In general there are more or less 7 months for enjoying sailing.
Can I bring my children?
Absolutely! You will enjoy an awesome family vacation experience. We will provide you with the snorkeling gear and you can ask for SUP and safety net.
What is Bareboat charter?
A bareboat charter is when the yacht you want to charter is offered with no crew. Therefore you, as a charterer, need to obtain the appropriate qualifications, as you are responsible for the yacht, the navigation, the mooring and the safety of your group. Mediterranean Sailing Group has a fleet of sailing yachts up to 52 feet that are offered for bareboat charters.