As every year, this summer as well, Halkidiki is the best possible choice for people, who want to take a break from their everyday life and organize mini getaways in some of the most beautiful places. Sithonia, in particular, is famous for its clear blue waters, beautiful sandy beaches, and enchanting landscapes and is ideal for relaxing holidays.
And what is the best way to get to know this wonderful natural beauty? On board of course! Renting a boat in Halkidiki is the best option for the ones who wish to experience something different and create memories that will last a lifetime!
Here is the ultimate guide for you if you want to rent a boat during your vacation and take it to another level.
WHY SHOULD YOU RENT A BOAT:
Boat rental during your vacation is an affordable way to have fun and explore new pristine places only accessible by boat, away from the hustle and bustle of the beaches. You will have the opportunity to choose your destination and visit the places you wish. Wonderful, hidden spots are waiting for you to explore, and swimming in crystal-clear emerald waters is an experience of a lifetime! You won’t have to worry about finding a spot at a beach. It’s just you and your family/friends to have a fun time with. You can relax and enjoy your time while creating memories with your loved ones.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BOAT RENTAL COMPANY:
The first thing after deciding to rent a boat is to look for the best boat rental company possible. In Halkidiki there are numerous and it can be frustrating to determine which is the right one for you. Here are a few things to take into consideration when choosing a company to book the boat from
- Experience: you should check how long the company has been in business and have many satisfied customers who used its services, so ALWAYS check the reviews.
- Safety: does the company use a safety plan? Remember that your safety goes first before anything else!
- Value for money: it is very important to choose a company that would not take advantage of you. The company must provide the best services at the best price possible and also be ready to create the exact trip every customer wants.
TOP 5 MUST-VISIT DESTINATIONS:
The islet of Diaporos is located off the coast of beautiful Vourvourou and has an area of 3.2 square kilometers, with a huge natural bay 700 meters long that defines it. This bay ends in shallow, clear, and turquoise waters that always remain warm and are suitable for even winter swimmers! The largest part of the island is covered by pine forest making this place a paradise on earth.
Drenia is located close to the blue Ammouliani, on the eastern side of the island. Here, the beautiful beaches are shallow and sandy and the scenery is breathtaking as the rugged rocky shores impress the visitor!
Ammouliani is a small island in the bay of Mount Athos with lush green nature, white sand, and secret beaches. You will fall in love with this captivating place! Here, where the rhythms of everyday life fall, you will discover images, flavors, and people that will mesmerize you! A special feature of this place is that the exotic beaches that exist are all certified with blue flags, for an unrepeatable swimming experience.
Karydi is one of the most impressive and beautiful gems of Sithonia. It is an exotic beach on the east side that catches the eye. The sandy golden beach, its shallow crystal waters, and its unreal beauty captivate you at first sight. Picturesque bays, green hills, and rocks carved by nature that look like a modern work of art make for the most wonderful images.
Kavourotripes is probably the most popular beach of Halkidiki, which has been characterized by many as a small paradise on earth. Most of this beach consists of smooth rocks, an element that makes it particularly special and impressive. Another important thing about this beach, that helps this particular beach to stand out apart from its blue-green waters, which resemble a swimming pool, is that even today, it has remained extremely “pure” without intense human and tourist interventions.
RENT WITH OR WITHOUT A CAPTAIN?
When renting a boat you should know that renting a skipper to accompany you is also an option to take into account. Despite the fact this may come at an additional cost, there are many advantages to choosing a skippered yacht charter in Halkidiki. A skipper will handle the boat for you while all you will have to do is sit back and relax enjoying your time and having fun without worrying about driving the boat in a right and safe way. He can also, guide you to many new and hidden places and will show you little gems that most tourists are unaware of.
Of course, if you have experience, you can also choose to rent without a captain in Halkidiki. But make sure you have the right boating license before you get out on the water!
WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO RENT?
The best time of the year to rent a boat in Halkidiki and enjoy it is in the summer months when the weather is hot and there is almost zero possibility of rain and winds. Moreover, if you wish to avoid crowded places and the huge amount of tourists then we suggest you rent a boat during May or September. The weather during these months is still warm and there are no huge changes.