Motor Sailers in Greece – Rustic Sailing Luxury!

We have emphasized many times that Greece is one of the best sailing spots in the world, it has it everything for the perfect sailing vacation or holiday: proximity between islands, variety of landscapes and activities, inviting clear blue waters and innumerable welcoming ports. Whether you wish for peace & quiet or late nights of partying, Greece has it all!

This year, we encourage you to think about chartering a gorgeous Motor Sailer for your Greek Charter.

Motor Sailers are traditional wooden sailing yachts which run with an engine. They are spacious and can be very luxurious, ideal for large families or group of friends as they have a lot of deck space. Although they run with an engine, consumption is very low, and the average you would be looking at is Euro 70 to 200 per cruising hour, making motor sailers a much more economical option than typical motor yachts.  More about Greece Motor Sailers and our complete yacht listing.

Our Motor Sailer recommendations for next summer in Greece are:

Alexander Achilles Yacht CharterALEXANDER ACHILLES:

Almost brand new, she was finished in 2009 and had her first charters this past summer. The crew of 4 are wonderful and the cook has been trained by one of the best chefs in Greece. A holiday on board Alexander Achilles will make your stay in Greece a dream come true!

Prices range from Euro 2000/day + VAT and expenses in low season.

Complete details on ALEXANDER ACHILLES Motor Sailer.


DOXA II is one of the old time bestsellers in Greece. She sports 6 cabins, fantastic deck spaces and has been chartered by famous celebrities from around the world.

Although not luxurious, DOXA II has everything a yacht holiday can offer. The owner and his family are the crew, so they take care of every detail personally. The cook is absolutely wonderful! You will savour every Greek delicacy as if it was cooked by a Greek grandmother!

Prices range from Euro 2200/day + VAT and expenses in low season.

More information on DOXA II Motor Sailer.


Aegeotissa I & II are two huge motor sailers owned by the same family. A I is 34 m. long and A II is 40 m. If you have a special celebration the owner is willing to give a discount for chartering both at the same time and you can get yourself 22 cabins!

Individually chartered these boats are great options for large groups or families at very affordable rates.

Prices range from Euro 19.000/week + VAT and expenses in low season.


ELENA J is a fantastic 28 m motor sailer with capacity for up to 14 guests in 7 cabins. She has 4 crew members which sleep in separate facilities ensuring privacy all the time while on board. A very affordable option for large groups. The rates in 2009 started from Euro 14.800/week + VAT + expenses. For 2010 bookings please enquire individually.


One of the old time favourites, she’s a real beauty, very well maintained and with tasteful interiors. She was built in 1997 and fully renovated in 2009 to very high standards.  Her large master suite and four double luxurious cabins can comfortably accommodate ten guests, while its professionally skilled crew of four sleep in totally separate quarters with their own facilities. Almyra’s crew remains the same for the past 4 years, having had a very positive feedback from all clients.

She offers the possibility of SPA CRUISES with a yoga instructor and a therapist on board! Rates are different, please enquire individually. In this case, the capacity would be for 8 passengers.

Rates start from Euro 3400/day + VAT + expenses in low season if booked before the end of the year. For bookings after 31/12/09 POA.

TROJAN LEGEND (before known as œTroia)

TROJAN LEGEND is one of the most luxurious yachts sailing Greek waters. Every charter with her has been a success, especially due to her fantastic crew of 5. They pay attention to every detail, yet they seem to disappear when they are not needed giving the guests a feeling of total privacy.

Again TROJAN LEGEND is ideal for large families and groups with 6 cabins which can comfortably accommodate 12 guests.


LIANA H is an extremely beautiful motor sailer which combines the latest technology with traditional craftsmanship. She has 5 cabins that sleep 10 guests comfortably. The crew of 5 is very professional and the cook will make your meals a very pleasurable experience!

Prices in 2009 start from Euro 4300/day in low season + VAT + expenses. Please enquire individually for specific dates.


A brand new œjewel it is probably the most luxurious motor sailer in Greece. 6 spacious cabins can accommodate 12 to 14 guest. Each cabin has en-suite facilities, hydro jet showers and individually controlled entertainment (DVD, music system etc).

Beautiful rich reddish woods are throughout the yacht. On deck, there is a large elevated area for sunbathing and a fore space for sitting and enjoying the views. A fantastic crew of five tends to guests’ needs. Fully equipped with toys and top of the range entertainment, this is a dream come true!

Rates start from Euro 49.000/week + VAT + expenses. Please enquire individually.

Chartering a Motor Sailer

The best time to make your bookings is from November to March, as from April onward the demand gets very hectic and the best yachts are often no longer available.  Most yachts are based in Athens but go to nearly every destination within Greece subject to a relocation fee. For more on chartering in Greece, please see our Greece Yacht Charter Guide.

Enjoy your charter!!

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