Skippered Or Crewed ?

Have you ever imagined sailing on a Yacht in Greece? Do you think that thought is too far from reality?

Paralos Yachts’ Services can make your dream come true! Now you have the opportunity to hire a whole crew or an individual professional skipper depending on your needs!

A yacht for beginners: is it viable and safe?

“Yacht for beginners”? Yes! You are going to have a professional and trust-worthy crew accompanied with you that can be assisting you on the whole trip.

This service is ideal for non-professional sailors/total beginners in sailing.

So don’t worry if you are not a professional. If you’re planning to experience an adventure in Greece, you can take your chances by chartering a crewed or just skippered yacht and leave the details to the professionals.

Hiring a Yacht in Greece with a Crew: a Customizable Experience

Our highly experienced staff will not only help you sail your yacht but it is also very friendly and willing to solve any of your problems.

Great communication always leads to a great experience, so don’t hesitate to ask the crew for whatever you need.

Our crew can recommend you the ideal places to sail to, some interesting monuments to visit or picturesque places to eat.

By sailing with a crewed yacht (either monohull or catamaran) in Greece means that your route can be totally customizable.


Do I need extra equipment before I start my sailing trip?

Our Yachts include everything that is required to enjoy your trip with safety and convenience.

There is also extra beyond sailing equipment in case you are a fan of water hobbies/activities.

There is diving, snorkeling, kayak, paddle, fishing gear equipment etc. A yacht for beginners is a yacht fully equipped!


How to choose between Skippered Charters and Crewed Charters for a Yacht in Greece?

Are you more of an adventurous personality or you’d like to chill without having to think about “trouble”?

With Skippered Charters you have a companion of 1 person with you (boat captain).

On the other hand, with Crewed Charters, you have a whole crew that is responsible for the yacht. A yacht for experienced sailors is a yacht for beginners too!

Haven’t you decided yet?  Read below all the pros and cons to assist your decision.

Paralos Yachts, your sailing partner in Greece!




In this case you charter a yacht and hire a skipper (usually a local) to be responsible for the boat and its management. Most of the times the yacht charter company will provide you with the skipper (captain) to be with you for as long as the voyage lasts. Overall, you will enjoy every aspect of a sailing vacation but with less responsibilities.


The most important pros for a skippered yacht charter in Greece are:

  • You don’t need to have a license to charter a monohull or a catamaran.
  • A local skipper can give you valuable advice about the best places to visit, hidden and unknown beaches, local customs, etc.
  • The skipper frees up a lot of time so that you can enjoy other activities and even have more time to relax.
  • In case of an emergency you will have someone experienced enough to get you safely back to shore.
  • If you are interested, the skipper can always give you some sailing lessons.


The most important cons of a skippered yacht charter in Greece are:

  • Having a skipper means highest charter cost.
  • When a skipper is on board you obviously can’t have the same privacy as you have if you charter a bareboat.
  • There is always the chance that there will not be the right chemistry between you and the skipper.



Crewed charters are usually more luxurious than bareboat and skippered. In this case, apart from the skipper you get a crew that is responsible for sailing, navigating, preparing meals, beverages and try to satisfy any particular needs you might have. If your dream vacation includes doing absolutely nothing but enjoying the sun and the sea, having great meals and resting, this is the ideal option for you.


Main advantages of a crewed yacht charter in Greece are:

  • This is the most luxurious and comfortable way of sailing vacation in Greece. A professional crew will take care of everything regarding the yacht and the journey leaving you with all the free time to enjoy yourself.
  • Of course you don’t need to have a license.
  • Usually crewed yachts are big enough to have separate quarters for the crew, thus providing more privacy.


Main disadvantages of a crewed yacht charter in Greece are:

  • It is the most expensive way of sailing holidays.
  • It is the less private way to travel. Even though crew quarters are in a different part of the boat, you won’t be able to avoid the hustle of the everyday crew activities on board.

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