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Yacht Charter Holiday

A yacht charter holiday is a great way to get out and explore Greece and the Ionian Sea and enjoy the delightful islands – often referred to as the most beautiful in the Mediterranean

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Sail Ionian specialises in yacht charters in Greece. We are family owned and operated with a selection of new, well maintained and fully equipped yachts to choose from. Sail Ionian assists with every small detail involved with the planning of your yacht charter holiday. We can help you sort out what type of yacht charter holiday is best for you (choose from a bareboat charter, assisted sailing, RYA course or a fully skippered yacht charter), which yacht to choose, when to visit the area and how to get there.  We help with all aspects of your yacht charters once in Greece providing weather information, charts and guides and sharing tips and advice on our favourite spots that you should be sure to visit on your holiday.

We also provide at no extra charge: a food and drink welcome pack, a dinghy with outboard, bed linen, yacht towels, masks and snorkels, spotlessly clean yacht, a last night drinks and Pimms party, full support from our dedicated team, free stern mooring practice, and assistance with route planning.

Yacht charters in Greece can be a gentle holiday with a lot of sunshine and relaxation or they can be a more active if you decide to sail all day till the sun goes down, whilst you sail and explore the historic islands. Whatever yacht charter holiday option you are after, we can help meet your requirements and create a memorable holiday for you.

If you would like further information please explore our website and dont hesitate to email or call us with any questions.

All our yachts are NEW in the last years, all come fully equipped with chartplotters, biminis, boom covers, dinghy and outboard, etc etc as standard and some have extras such as autohelm and spray hood.


Holiday Options

New to chartering in Greece? a) Take a small yacht and follow our assisted sailing idea where the skipper is with you during the day for a flexible number of days and doesnt sleep on board. b) Take a formal 5 day RYA course at the start of your holiday before sailing yourselves without the skipper or c)Take a skippered charter when you have a skipper all week on board and do as much learning/relaxing as you wish.

Assisted Sailing is one of the most popular options for less experienced or nervous sailors who want to enjoy the delights of the Ionian Islands without the need to “check in” and “check out” with a group of other yachts on a flotilla every day. The skipper is with you on an open ended basis and leaves the boat each evening after ensuring you are moored safely in a different port each night. We offer a unique service and have had a great deal of success in refreshing peoples skills and knowledge in a short space of time, without sacrificing any safety aspects. Have the skipper on board for a day, a few days or a week.

Bareboat Charter

Bareboat Yacht Charter in Greece This holiday is available for both experienced sailors and newly qualified. We provide a level of support to suit experience, which includes our free stern too mooring clinic on a Monday morning. This tends to be popular with many guests, as a refresher or for those new to the area, to practice in friendly company and pick up any tricks of the trade. We are also available to help you with mooring on Monday evening in Sivota - there are no additional charges for this service. Bareboaters also receive weather texts each morning and in the unlikely event of any support being needed, we have an excellent large support rib and 24 hour emergency telephone number to call.

Flotilla Sailing

Informal Flotilla- we don't offer a normal flotilla but you can join a group of yachts following a set route who meet up each night so you have a friendly face to help find you a mooring space (and assist if you have difficulties). Sail Ionian operates this service every week for the first 2 days of your holiday. You will also be able be able to gain valuable route knowledge on a daily basis although will not have to attend group briefings and large group meals. This will suit the less experienced, families with children or for anyone wanting support for the first one or two days of their holiday. For those looking for a helping hand every evening we have weekly informal flotillas running on selected dates throughout the season.

RYA Sailing Courses

Sail Ionian's RYA Sea School offers thorough training to the highest standard in our area. We offer the full range of courses for those looking for a formal qualification. Our RYA centre provides Start Yachting, Competent Crew, Day Skipper (non tidal), Coastal Skipper (non tidal) and Yachtmaster Preparation. Specialised one day courses for boat handling, advanced sail trim, couple sailing techniques or navigation also available.

Courses are available for both individuals, couples, families and groups of friends. The skipper will be on board for the 5 day course, leaving you the rest of the yacht charter to sail yourselves! If you are looking for a day or two in a rib we also run RYA Level 1 and 2 powerboat training and ICC Powerboat Assessments.

Skippered Charter

Skippered Charter: If new to sailing or just looking for a relaxing stress free holiday, why not have a fully skippered week, where you can do as much or as little sailing as you like. Our larger yachts such as the Bavaria 56, and Hanse 495 provide generous accommodation for up to 8 guests and a cabin for a skipper. We will help plan the perfect route around the Greek Islands for that unforgettable sailing holiday.

Skippered Charter is available on various sailing boats.

Skippered Charter

Day Charter: Why not charter one of our yachts for a day, or two, or even three! If you have a recognised sailing qualification (ICC, Day Skipper) you can take a bareboat, alternatively you can have a skippered charter. So whether you just want a relaxing day, or want to "learn the ropes" we will have something to offer you. A typical day charter includes anchoring off for a refreshing swim and a snorkell, a visit to an neighbouring island for lunch, and as much or as little sailing as you would like.