Greece is home to six thousand islands scattered across the sea, and the island of Crete is the largest. There is no place in Greece quite like Crete; with rich history and culture, dramatic landscapes and pristine beaches, Crete has it all. With a sailboat rental in Crete, you can have the holiday of a lifetime exploring the second-largest island on the Mediterranean Sea as well as the nearby islands like Gavdos, Elafonisi and Zeus. Stroll through charming villages and unearth ancient ruins before swimming in the sparkling sea. What are you waiting for? Start making memories in Crete with Oceans Evasion.
The price of a sailboat rental in Crete will differ based on factors such as the type of sailboat you choose, the number of people on board and the time of year. The average price is about €2,440/week for 8 people.
One of the reasons that Crete is such a sought-after tourist destination is because of its weather! It is sunny year-round with hot summers and mild winters. Crete is a great place to travel no matter the time of year, and the best time of year for a Crete sailboat charter will depend on what you’re looking to do there. If you want to sunbathe on the beach and you fancy a swim, you’ll want to go in the summer, when you’ll have water temperatures up to 28°C. If you only want to go to Crete for a cultural holiday full of sightseeing, it’s best to visit in the low season between October and April, when it is less crowded and locals are more likely to want to share their cultural insights. For a good mix of warm weather and fewer crowds, visit in May or September.
At Oceans Evasion we have a large fleet of sailboat rentals in Crete with or without a skipper however, we always recommend a skippered option. Even if you have a sailing licence, having a skipper present on board can be beneficial. If you want to sail yourself, skippers can serve as an extra set of eyes or if you prefer to spend more time with family, the skipper will navigate, dock and anchor the vessel for you. Skippers can also give you advice about where to go and what to see while in Crete since they are usually locals of the area. If you want a customised and relaxing sailing holiday, opt for a skippered sailboat rental in Crete!
There’s so much to do while on a sailboat charter in Crete that you’ll never be bored! Don’t know where to start? Here’s a list of some of our favourite things to do in Crete.
For an authentic sailing experience, you can’t beat a sailboat! These vessels are great for getting in touch with the wind and the waves but because they can be relatively unstable on the water, they aren’t recommended for novice sailors or people who are prone to seasickness. These vessels can be difficult to navigate so if you are new to sailing but still want the traditional sailing experience, we’d recommend opting for a Crete sailboat rental with a skipper, who will handle all of the navigating for you.