Cabin Cruises in Greece 2024 – A guide of options
Greece, with its stunning landscapes, rich history, and crystal-clear waters, is a dream destination for many travellers. One of the most enchanting ways to experience the beauty of this Mediterranean paradise is through a cabin cruise. Whether you prefer the simplicity of a monohull, the stability of a catamaran, the charm of a motorsailer, or the luxury of a boutique cruise, Greece offers a variety of options to cater to your preferences.
For solo travellers or small groups seeking an economical yet adventurous option, monohull cabin cruises are an excellent choice. Ranging from 44 to 51.1 feet, these sailing yachts provide an intimate setting with a professional skipper on board. With itineraries covering the Aegean, the Cyclades, the Ionian Islands, and the Sporades, these cruises promise daily island exploration. Provisions are provided for breakfast and lunches, and everyone helps with the domestic duties on board, making it an affordable and enjoyable way to experience life on board a yacht at sea.
Locations available : Sporades, Saronic (party cruise), Cyclades and Ionian
440-51.1 foot sailing yachts depending on location
For a more luxurious experience, catamaran cabin cruises offer comfort and style. With spacious Lagoon 42 and Lagoon 52F catamarans, these fully crewed cruises ensure a relaxing journey. A professional captain and a cook/hostess take care of everything, from navigating the seas to preparing delicious meals. These cruises provide the opportunity to explore the Cyclades and Ionian Islands, combining daily swim stops with nights anchored in idyllic bays or charming Greek village island ports. The intimate atmosphere and breathtaking scenery make catamaran cabin cruises an excellent choice for those who appreciate a touch of luxury.
Locations available : Cyclades and Ionian
Lagoon 42 & Lagoon 52f depending on location
Escape the crowds and explore secluded bays and charming ports with motorsailer cabin cruises. These traditional vessels, including Gulets and Motorsailers, offer a unique cruising experience in the Saronic, Peloponnese, and Cyclades regions. With a limited number of guests on board, you’ll enjoy an intimate and safe journey, discovering hidden treasures inaccessible to larger cruise ships. Motorsailer cruises provide a perfect blend of tradition and modern comforts for an authentic Greek island-hopping experience.
Locations available: Saronic and Peloponnese, Cyclades
Vessels: Gulet, Motorsailer
For those seeking the epitome of luxury, boutique cruises on classic yachts deliver an unforgettable experience. Explore the Cyclades, Dodecanese, Saronic, and Peloponese regions aboard luxury motor yachts and mega yachts. These cruises visit idyllic anchorages and smaller ports, offering a unique perspective on Greece’s beauty. From the iconic Acropolis in Athens to the hidden gems of Kythira, each day brings a new adventure. With spacious accommodations and impeccable service, boutique cruises promise a journey that combines opulence with cultural exploration.
Locations available: Saronic and Peloponnese, Cyclades, Dodecanese
Vessels: Luxury Motor Yachts and Mega Yachts
Whether you opt for the affordability of a monohull, the stability of a catamaran, the charm of a motorsailer, or the luxury of a boutique cruise, Greece’s cabin cruises provide an unparalleled way to experience the magic of the Greek islands. Choose the cruise that suits your preferences and embark on a journey filled with breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and unforgettable moments.
Odyssey Sailing’s Top Tips for Sailing in Greece:
- Navigation: Pay attention to navigational aids, as some areas may have hidden rocks and shallow waters.
- Moorings: Popular islands and ports can get crowded during the high season, so plan your moorings in advance.
- Meltemi Winds: If you’re sailing in the Aegean during the summer, be aware of the Meltemi winds and plan your route accordingly.
- Charter Companies: Consider renting a sailboat from reputable charter companies that provide local knowledge and support.