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Catamaran Charter Greece

Catamaran Charter Greece

Catamaran charters in Greece have become popular with guests from all over the world. We are delighted about this as it is an excellent way of exploring this beautiful, magical and very interesting part of the Mediterranean.  

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Greece enjoys a rich tapestry of history, culture, and natural beauty. It offers breath-takingly beautiful landscapes and the Aegean and Ionian Seas are dotted with picturesque islands. Modern Greece juxtaposes ancient ruins with bustling cities like Athens. The country’s ancient heritage is evident in its archaeological sites, including the Acropolis of Athens, the sanctuary of Delphi, and the ancient city of Mycenae, where remnants of past civilizations still stand as testaments to Greece’s pivotal role in shaping Western civilization.

Modern Greek cuisine—moussaka, souvlaki, and spanakopita—is celebrated worldwide for its Mediterranean flavours and fresh ingredients.

Greece’s charm lies not only in its breath-taking landscapes and archaeological treasures but also in the warmth and hospitality of its people, who welcome visitors and invite them to experience the magic of this ancient land first hand.

This tradition of hospitality certainly extends to Greek crews, who are as welcoming to their guests as they are knowledgeable about the country’s seas and culture. 

Greece catamaran charter areas

There are four main areas for chartering a catamaran in Greece: the Cyclades Islands, the Saronic Gulf, the Ionian Islands and the Dodecanes Islands. One cannot explore all of the areas in one charter.

Even one area can only be partially explored in a week’s charter (with a possible exception of spending a couple of days in the Saronic area and then doing a long crossing over the Cyclades for the rest of the week, if the weather allows). Two of the areas can be combined for longer than a week charter. You need to work with your broker and captain to decide on the islands most suited to you.

Why choose a catamaran charter in Greece?

Island-hopping paradise

Greece is renowned for its archipelagos, including the Cyclades, Ionian Islands, Saronic Gulf and Dodecanese Islands, each with its own unique charm. A catamaran charter allows you to navigate between these islands effortlessly, discovering secluded beaches, quaint villages, and historic sites along the way. The diversity of these areas means there is something for everyone which makes Greece particularly appealing to those looking for a family friendly catamaran charter.

Anchor close to shore

In their design, a catamaran typically has less hull volume and a shallower draft than other yacht types of comparable size. This allows catamarans to access much shallower waters than other types of yacht, meaning that they can anchor much closer to shore. 

Adventurous activities

Whether you’re an avid sailor or a novice, a catamaran charter offers plenty of opportunity for adventurous sailors. You will also be able to try your hand at snorkelling, kayaking, or paddleboarding in secluded coves, or embark on guided hikes to discover hidden gems on the islands.

A catamaran has easy access into the water, making them fantastic option for water lovers and providing easy access to and from your private tender to go into harbours to explore local ports.

Varied itineraries

With a catamaran charter, you have the flexibility to customize your itinerary according to your preferences. Greece offers such a range of sights and activities that your itinerary can be as varied as you wish.

Whether you’re seeking a lively nightlife, or tranquil anchorages, or cultural excursions, your journey can be tailored to suit any preferences. Don’t worry if you change your mind during the charter and wish to steer your charter in a new direction, your crew will be able to amend the itinerary and make new suggestions. 

Top romantic honeymoon destination

Greece is known around the world as being an ideal spot to spend your honeymoon. Quiet lanes leading to small taverns overlooking awe inspiring views really do set the scene for a great beginning to a marriage. A catamaran acts as your very own floating private luxury villa. 

Great winds for sailing

One of the benefits of choosing a catamaran charter is the ability to be able to make the most of its sails. Wind conditions in Greece tend to be great for sailing in much of the spring, summer and autumn seasons.

If you are a keen sailor make sure your captain knows in advance so your route can be created to optimise the opportunities for sailing. But it is important to note that Greece is also well known for the Meltemi wind that blows strongly in July and August, particularly in the Cyclades area. During those periods, it is often not possible to sail in the Cyclades.

Greek charter season 

Greece, like the rest of the Mediterranean, experiences its High Season or Peak Season in July and August. Mid-Season or Shoulder season as it is sometimes referred to, occurs in June and September. Low season is then in May and October. Due to the different areas available for charter, some areas are better suited to particular months. 

Catamaran Crew

The Crew on board your catamaran is a vital part of ensuring your charter is the best it can possibly be. The number of crew on board will vary depending on the size of catamaran, however most catamarans will have between 2 and 4 crew members.

The crew can be comprised of a Captain, Host/Hostess, Chef and Deckhand. On the majority of yachts, the crew will be made up of Greek nationals who are very knowledgeable and experienced in sailing the Greek waters.

Catamaran models and makes  

There are a number of different catamaran makes and models. Some of the most common makes are Sunreef, Lagoon, Fountain Pajot and Bali catamarans. 

Sunreef is known for its custom luxury catamarans, offering bespoke designs tailored to individual preferences. Models like the Sunreef 50, Sunreef 60, and Sunreef 80 feature expansive living spaces, high-end finishes, and customizable layouts suited for private ownership or charter operations. 

Lagoon is one of the most well-known catamaran brands, producing a variety of sailing and power catamarans. Catamaran models like the Lagoon 52, Lagoon 55, Lagoon 62, Lagoon SIXTY 5, Lagoon SIXTY 7, Lagoon SEVENTY 7, are popular choices for cruising enthusiasts, offering a blend of comfort, performance, and seaworthiness. 

Fountaine Pajot manufactures a wide range of sailing and power catamarans, renowned for their elegant designs and high-quality craftsmanship. Models like the Fountaine Pajot: Sanya 57, 59ft, 64ft, 67ft and 80ft, cater to both cruising and chartering markets with spacious layouts and modern amenities. 

The Bali Catamaran is a line of innovative cruising catamarans designed and manufactured by the Catana Group, a French boatbuilder renowned for its high-performance multihulls. The Bali range is distinguished by its focus on open living spaces, innovative features, and user-friendly design elements.

Within these makes are different models varying in size and layout options. Greece is home to a very large selection of catamarans on the charter market and as such the choice is vast.  


Crewed catamarans in Greece offer guests a whole host of amenities to enjoy while aboard. This range from the technical equipment on board to water toys. Having a selection of amenities on board provide guests with comfort and convivence. Here are some common amenities found on a crewed catamaran: 

  • Spacious living areas
  • Multiple outside areas with shaded spots
  • Jacuzzi
  • Selection of leisure equipment such as water toys, games, on land leisure equipment, camera equipment such as drones and underwater cameras 
  • Onboard entertainment systems such as TVs, built in sound systems, outdoor cinema
  • Deck and safety equipment
  • Power generation both via a generator and solar panels

Contact Catamaran Charter Experts at High Point Yachting

If you have an enquiry or would like to find out a bit more about where you could charter catamaran yachts with us, our team of yacht charter experts is ready to help. Contact our yachting industry specialists for more information.

Greece Catamaran Charter Q&A

What types of catamarans are available for charter in Greece through High Point Yachting?

High Point Yachting offers a wide selection of catamarans for charter with crew in Greece, including luxury models from top brands like Sunreef, Lagoon, Fountaine Pajot, and Bali catamarans.

Is it possible to charter a catamaran for exploration across all Greek islands?

Absolutely, High Point Yachting provides catamaran charter services that allow you to sail through Greece’s primary nautical regions: the Cyclades, the Saronic Gulf, the Ionian Sea, and the Dodecanese. Given the extensive range of destinations, a single charter may not encompass every area, but custom itineraries can be crafted to align with your specific desires.

What is included in a crewed catamaran charter in Greece?

A catamaran charter typically includes a professional crew (Captain, Host/Hostess, Chef, and Deckhand), tailored itineraries, and a selection of amenities such as spacious living areas, water toys, and onboard entertainment systems. Additional services may vary depending on the specific catamaran and charter package.

How do I choose the right catamaran for my charter in Greece?

Consider factors like the number of guests, preferred amenities, sailing areas, and your budget. High Point Yachting’s experts can help recommend the best options based on your preferences, ensuring a perfect match for your sailing experience.

What activities can I enjoy during my catamaran charter in Greece?

Guests can typically enjoy a range of activities including snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding, guided hikes, and exploring local harbors and villages. The flexibility of a catamaran allows for easy access to secluded coves and vibrant local cultures.

Is a catamaran charter in Greece suitable for families with children?

Absolutely, Greece is a family-friendly destination, and catamaran charters offer a safe and exciting way for families to explore the islands, with plenty of activities for children and adults alike.

What is the best time of year to charter a catamaran in Greece?

The peak sailing season in Greece is from June to September, offering ideal weather conditions. However, the shoulder seasons of May and October can also provide a great experience with fewer crowds and milder weather.

Can I customize my sailing itinerary?

es, catamaran charters are highly customizable. You can work with your broker and captain to create an itinerary that suits your preferences, whether you’re interested in historical sites, natural beauty, or culinary experiences.

Are catamaran charters in Greece only for experienced sailors?

Not at all. Catamaran charters come with a professional crew who handle all the sailing aspects, making it a relaxing and enjoyable experience for both novice and experienced sailors.

How do I book a catamaran charter with High Point Yachting?

To book a catamaran charter, contact High Point Yachting directly through their website, phone, or email. Their team of yacht charter experts will guide you through the booking process, helping you select the perfect catamaran and itinerary for your trip.