If you want to discover the wonders of the Mediterranean, there’s no better introduction to the sea than with a yacht rental in Crete. Crete is the fifth largest Mediterranean Island, and the largest island in Greece. Crete has all of the necessary ingredients for the holiday of your dreams. Ponder the remnants of ancient civilisations, breathe in the magnificent mountain landscape, and relax on stunning beaches. No matter what you’re looking for, Crete has something for everyone. Crete is the epicentre of culture where numerous civilisations, Minoans, Venetians, and Ottomans, have left a permanent mark as evidenced in the architecture of the old towns of Chania and Rethymno. Get in touch with nature by exploring the diversity of the island’s terrain; high mountains, deep caves and ravines, and sprawling valleys make up the Global Geoparks recognised by UNESCO. Once you’re done exploring the cities and the countryside, relax on one of Crete’s numerous beaches. Sail around Crete to truly appreciate the wonders of the mythical island.
If you want to charter a private yacht in Crete, the price will differ based on a number of factors such as the time of year, the number of passengers, and the size and type of vessel you choose. The price of a bareboat rental is also different to that of a skippered vessel and of course, the price will fluctuate depending on the various amenities you have on board. Below are some average prices of a yacht rental in Crete by boat type.
A sailboat costs about €3,430/week in high season and €2,520/week in low season for 12 people on board.
A motorboat costs about €7,693/week in high season and €6,993/week in low season for 10 people on board.
A catamaran costs about €11,550/week in high season and €9,450/week in low season for 10 people on board.
A yacht costs about €25,088/week in high season and €15,680/week in low season for 12 people on board.
If you want to set sail in the low season, Crete is a perfect destination as it has average winter temperatures of 16°C. However, if you prefer to sail in prime weather and conditions with high temperatures and little precipitation, the best time for a yacht rental in Crete would be between April and November. For the hottest weather, visit Crete in August with average highs of 28°C. For nice weather and fewer tourists, consider a trip to Crete in autumn.
Although you have the possibility of a bareboat charter in Crete, there are plenty of reasons to choose a skippered vessel for your boat trip. First and foremost, skippers are licenced professionals who handle all of the logistical aspects of sailing, ensuring you have the safest and most relaxing holiday out on the water. The best part about having a skipper on board is the fact that they are usually Crete locals who can give you recommendations when it comes to Cretan gastronomy and where to go. If you’re lucky, they will even show you some hidden gems that you won’t find on travel websites. For a luxurious and personalised holiday in Crete, charter a skippered yacht!
There’s a reason that Crete is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece, there’s so much to experience. Although it is hard to narrow it down, here’s a list of some of our favourite recommendations to do when you rent a yacht in Crete.