Renting a boat in Santorini & discovering the Cyclades Coasts? We will find the perfect boat for you. Wide selection – Get your offer! Santorini is the real gem of the Aegean Sea. It is the southernmost member of the Cyclades archipelago of volcanic origins. As a result of a volcanic eruption thousands of years ago, the centre of the island exploded, forming a 400-metre-deep caldera. The caldera is a huge hollow that forms after the volcano collapses. It is underwater today. Santorini forms the eastern arch and it is the centre of the region. It is very popular due to its prehistoric ruins and fabulous natural environment. Every year, more and more people come here from all over the world. The romance of the typical Greek landscape fascinates every visitor. If you are looking for an unforgettable holiday, you should definitely go sailing in Santorini!

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Location of Santorini

The crescent-shaped volcanic Santorini is a group of islands in Greece. It is located 200 km southeast of Athens. Santorini is the southernmost member of the Cyclades in the middle of the Aegean Sea. The name of the latter refers to the islands around the small island of Delos. Besides Santorini, another well-known member of the Cyclades is the breathtaking Mykonos.

Can you rent a yacht in Santorini do I need a license?

Small boats (under a certain horsepower or length), electric boats, crewed yacht charters, and gulet charters may not require a license. Larger boats or those with more powerful engines need a skipper’s license. Before you confirm your sailing trip to Santorini, please send us a copy and we will check it for you. You need to have the original copies on board, so don’t forget to take them. To sail in Greece, one of the following qualifications is necessary: • ICC (International Certificate of Competence), International, with valid Navigational and VHF licenses Prerequisites: RYA “Day Skipper Course” or complete the ICC Assessment form to prove competence from previous experience. If you do not have a skipper license, it is also possible to rent a boat with a skipper

Boat rental Santorini – the main ports

If you choose the pearl of the Aegean Sea, sailing across the vast caldera will be an unforgettable experience. It is breathtaking to see how the 200-400 metre high cliffs embrace the volcanic crater. Here are the best places to drop anchor around the island.

Athinios Port

Santorini’s largest port is Athinios, located on the western side of the island. Locals also refer to it as New Port or Thira Port. It can accommodate hundreds of yachts. It is very well-equipped. There are drinking water, electricity and a refuelling station. The port is very busy, especially in the high season.

Skala Port (Santorini)

This is the old port, located near the town of Fira, the tourist centre of Santorini. It is small in size, so larger boats cannot berth here. The passengers of such boats are transported to the mainland by water taxi. You can reach the town by climbing 600 steps of stairs. You can go on foot, with a cable car or on the back of a donkey. If you get hungry, there are restaurants and taverns in the port. You can buy souvenirs and local delicacies in the smaller shops.

Ammoudi Port

The picturesque Ammoudi is on the northwestern coast of Santorini, next to Oia. It is only 13 km from Firas. The small port can accommodate yachts up to 20 metres in length. There are traditional fish taverns on the beach where you can try fresh seafood dishes and local delicacies as well.

Vlychada Port

Opened in 2008, Vlychada is Santorini’s most sheltered port. It can accommodate boats up to 25 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 4 metres. There are drinking water, electricity and a refuelling station. In addition, there are bars and restaurants along the coast.

Karavotsai Marina, Folegandros

The only major marina of Folegandros is quite small. It can accommodate boats with a draft of 4 m and a length of 60 m. Embraced by beautiful natural surroundings, the marina offers water tank refill, bars, restaurants and a market. Read more about what to do in Folegrandros or Folegandros sailing. Folegrandros boat rental

Naxos Marina, Naxos

Yachts up to 20 metres in length and a number of 70 may berth in this marina. The maximum dive is 5 metres. In addition to the boat service, you can find the usual basic services in the marinas here. Naxos sailing, boat rental Naxos

Paroikia Marina, Paros

The most popular marina is in Paros. It can accommodate yachts up to 60 metres. They also offer refuelling, boat service and electricity. The city’s sights, the best hotels and apartments, as well as great taverns and bars, await visitors near the marina. The depth of the marina is 3.5 metres. Paros sailing, boat rental Paros

Tinos Marina, Tinos

This medium-sized marina locates in Tinos, a city of the same name as the island. The marina, which is 5.5 metres deep, can be moored by yachts up to 60 metres long, for which it offers many services. From here you can easily reach all the sights and beaches of the island.

Ermoupolis Marina, Siros

Yachts up to 60 metres long can moor in the main marina of the tiny island of Siros. The water depth here is 9 metres. There are plenty of services available, including boat service and refuelling. Syros sailing, Syros yacht charter

Mykonos Marina, Mykonos

On the island of Mykonos, in the marina of the city with the same name as the island yachts up to 40 metres long can berth. Here 30 yachts can anchor at the same time. The water depth is 4.5 metres. In addition to restaurants, hotels, car rentals, and other services, there is also a boat service. Mykonos sailing, rent a boat Mykonos

Landmarks in Santorini

The iconic white houses with blue roofs offer an idyllic view. Santorini’s most important archaeological site in Akrotiri is located on the southern side of the island. In the 16th century B.C., it was buried in volcanic ash, and due to its similar fate, Akrotiri is often referred to as the Greek Pompeii. The excavations began in 1967. They revealed traces of a highly developed city that flourished more than 3000 years ago. Archaeologists found multi-story houses, pottery and murals from the Bronze Age. Moreover, the city also had a sewage system.

Santorini offers stunning views over the region. Located on the northwestern peak, Oia is world-famous for its sunsets. You can watch the sun disappear below the horizon from the ruins of the 15th-century Byzantine castle. A windmill stands at one of the most beautiful points of Oia, which is the symbol of a small village.

Gastronomy of Santorini

The volcanic soil is rich in nutrients, so locally grown vegetables and fruits are extremely delicious. Santorini’s specialities include cherry tomatoes, fava beans, capers, and white eggplants. Locals combine traditional recipes with modern gastronomy, making the island one of the greatest culinary destinations in the Aegean Sea. In addition to the delicious meals, Santorini boasts world-famous wines, such as the unique Assyrtiko.

Beaches on Santorini

This gorgeous Greek Island boasts beaches covered in black, red, and white sand.

Eros Beach

Eros is located in the southern part of the island, close to Perissa. It is popular among locals and tourists as well. Eros Beach is very peaceful, surrounded by very uniquely shaped cliffs and rocks. You can rent beach umbrellas and sun lounges. There is also a small bar on the beach.

Kamari Beach

Kamari has an impressive, 2 km long black pebble beach. It is one of the best and most popular beaches in Santorini. The sea is crystal clear, but be careful because the water deepens quickly. There is a restaurant on the beach, and you can rent beach umbrellas and sun lounges.

Perissa Beach

Perissa is a peaceful little holiday resort. It boasts an 8 km long black sandy beach. It is well-equipped. There are beach umbrellas, sun lounges, bars, and restaurants. You can try several water sports, we especially recommend diving. There is also a water park in Perissa, a great place for kids.

If you are sailing to Santorini, discover other beautiful places in the region too. Oia, Ormos Korfou, Nea Kameni, Akrotiri, the island of Pachia, the island of Anafi, Vlychada, Kamari, Fira are also great holiday destinations.

Cyclades sailing destinations, Cyclades sailing

This Greek island has a typically Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot and dry, winters are mild. The average temperature in July is 28°C. In summer, the refreshing northwestern wind, Meltemi brings some relief from the heat. Do you love swimming? The average temperature of the sea in August can reach up to 25, 7 °C.

Weather in Santorini

The climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and wind). The “mean daily maximum” (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for Santorini. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.

Wind rose in Santorini
Wind speed in Santorini

The wind rose for Santorini shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Santorini shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.

Day 1. Fira (Santorini) – Oia 9.53 km (5.92 mi), Day 2. Oia – Karavostasis (Folegandros island) 42.34 km (26.31 mi), Day 3. Folegandros – Alopronia (Sikinos island) 19.87 km (12.35 mi), Day 4. Sikinos – Chora (Ios island ) 12.80 km (7.95 mi), Day 5. Chora – Ag. Georgios (Iraklia island) 38.18 km (23.72 mi), Day 6. Iraklia – Keros island 16.29 km (10.12 mi), Day 7. Keros – Vlychada – Santorini 82.37 km (51.18 mi)yacht rental Santorini

Santorini sailing trips

Sailing from Athens to Santorini

Day 1. Athens – Selinia Salamis (Salamina island) 9.42 km (5.85 mi), Day 2. Salamina – Aegina 26.25 km (16.31 mi), Day 3. Aegina Lavrion ( Olympic Marine) 68, 02 km (42, 26 mi), Day 4. Lavrion – Merihas (Kythnos Island) 45, 95 km (28, 55 mi), Day 5. Merihas – Livadi (Serifos Island) 47, 76 km (29, 68 mi), Day 6. Livadi – Milos island (Adamantas) 51, 33 km (31, 90 mi), Day 7. Milos – Folgerandos (Karavostasis) 67, 01 km (41, 64 mi), Day 8. Folgerandos – Santorini (Thira) 50, 25 km (31, 22 mi), Day 9. Thira – Vlychada (Santorini) 15, 83 km (9, 83 mi), Day 10. Vlychada – Ios 52, 81 km (32, 81 mi), Day 11. Ios – Sifnos island (Kamares)67, 61 km (42, 01 mi), Day 12. Kamares – Siros 88, 45 km (54, 96 mi), Day 13. Siros – Kea 69, 63 km (43, 27 mi), Day 14. Kea – Glifada – Athens75, 68 km (47, 02 mi).

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sailing from Athens to Santorini

Sailing from Crete to Santorini

Day 1. Heraklion – Gazi Marina 9, 56 km (5, 94 mi), Day 2. Gazi Marina – Vlichada 114, 87 km (71, 37 mi), Day 3. Vlichada – Anafi 30, 06 km (18, 68 mi), Day 4. Anafi – Kamari 25, 53 km (15, 86 mi), Day 5. Kamari – Monolitos – Panagia Kalou 11, 99 km (7, 45 mi), Day 6. Panagia Kalou – Agia Eirini, Therasia 10, 03 km (6, 23 mi), Day 7. Agia Eirini – Oia – Thira port 14, 18 km (8, 81 mi)

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