Issues to Consider When Planning a Sailing Holiday in Greece

If you’ve decided to take a sailing holiday in Greece, then you’ve made a wise choice. Because of its climate, tourist destinations, food, etc., the country is one of the best options for sailing trips. However, there are several options to consider when planning your trip. Here are some of the main ones you should think about:

1. Port of departure
Sailing trips in Greece will usually provide base ports that you can depart from, such as Skiathos and Volos. There’s no right or wrong option about which port you should depart from. However, you should certainly consider the logistics such as your trip’s destinations, length, and budget. While you might be interested in one particular port being your sailing base, it might not be the best option in terms of your itinerary due to its location, for example. So when choosing a port of departure, make sure to think about such issues in order to make your sailing vacation the best it can be.

2. Price of yacht
There are various issues that affect the pricing of yacht rental. They include the size, age, and features of the yacht. As you might expect, larger and new yachts will have higher rental costs. Also, features such as a Solar Panel and Bow Thruster will also tack on extra costs to the yacht rental. While these issues will make the overall costs of your vacation higher, also keep in mind that you probably don’t take Grecian vacations every month. Another issue to consider is that early booking often results in discounts on selected yachts in a company’s fleet. Sometimes you can get a discount of 10 %, for example. The early renter gets the proverbial cheaper worm.

3. Boating Insurance
Before you sign on the dotted line, make sure that the company provides insurance for the boat. In particular, this should include coverage for the boat and equipment, and third-party liability in case another boat is involved in an accident. However, it is possible that the cover doesn’t include injuries to yourself, or damage/loss of your personal belongings. For those issues you might want to consider taking out a separate policy. What’s most important is that you know how much coverage you’ll have during the sailing trip in Greece.

4. Skippered/non-skipped trip
Depending on your experience level and how much work you want to do during your Aegean sailing holiday. While a skippered package will cost more, it’s definitely worth considering if you want to make your vacation as relaxing as possible. On the other hand, if you’re licensed to operate a yacht and you want to want to have more autonomy during the sailing trip in Greece, then you should probably go with the non-skipped package.

5. Booking/Confirmation steps
This is critical as the steps can differ for different companies. What’s most important is that you’re able to book your sailing vacation and confirm it. You should also learn about the terms/conditions that apply as they can differ also between various companies.