THE LEADING YACHT CHARTER COMPANY IN GREECE
Founded in 1992, Istion Yachting started off with a small fleet of sailing yachts based in Kos Island in the Dodecanese, and rapidly grew to a market leader for yachting all over Greece and established the south-east Aegean as one of the most popular sailing destinations in the Eastern Mediterranean.
28 years later, with head offices in Athens, a fleet of more than 250 bareboat and crewed yachts operating from 9 company managed charter bases in Greece and a proven charter record of over 12.500 bookings and more than 80.000 happy guests, the company enjoys a remarkable reputation through an international network of trusted charter brokers and its sailing clients and friends.
We cherish the strong bonds of trust we have formed with you, our guests and sailing friends, and aim to continue our successful course by building on our strong background with dedication and passion. We are maximizing our efforts to expand our horizons through our reliable network of yachting specialists and consultants promising innovative services of premium quality.
Istion Yachting aspires to reinvent yachting as a vacation choice, a lifestyle and an investment strategy accessible to broader and more diversified groups all over the world through its customized and personalized services.
The Istion Experience
Istion Yachting is here to organize the perfect yachting holiday for you. We are specializing in yacht charters throughout Greece starting from one of our main charter bases in Greece: Athens (Alimos Marina), Kos (Kos marina) and Lefkas (Lefkas marina) or from any other destination you wish… upon request we can make yacht charters plans for you all around the globe in co-operation with selected local yacht owners and trustful partners.
For those who wish to try yachting for the first time, Istion yachting is pleased to be able to take you step by step to this new world of adventure. We will discuss your needs and make plans in order to make your first sailing experience easy and fun! For those wanting a first time sailing holiday we suggest reading more information about our crewed or skippered yacht charters.
The experienced sailors will have the pleasure to discuss their sailing plans with our skilled staff that will be happy to take care of any special requirements and work on every little detail for their bare boat charter.
For our guests who want the very best, our crewed yacht charters are the ideal choice to enjoy dedicated service on board the finest yachts.
Special occasions, (celebrations -incentive – corporation – team building trips) will be treated with care with custom plans guaranteed to make your event a success! For more information read our page on special yacht charter arrangements.
Istion Yachting Academy offers sailing courses for those who wish to learn to sail. RYA (Royal Yachting Association) and custom learn to sail courses are available.
In any of the above cases, we assure you that at Istion we offer only the finest yachts with top quality equipment, the most professional service and the most dedicated personnel in order for you to be entirely satisfied with your choice to charter with Istion Yachting.
And don’t just take our word for it! Read what our customers say about their charter experience with Istion Yachting, we are proud to have such good words said about us, and are always working to improve our services wherever possible!
CREWED YACHT CHARTERS
LUXURIOUS VESSELS THAT WILL EXCITE YOUR SENSES
For all those who appreciate the finer things in life, Istion Luxury Yachts offers you a premium fleet of private crewed yachts in Greece. Whether you wish to sunbathe under the Aegean sun, spend exhilarating moments sailing between the Greek islands, enjoy a cosmopolitan island lifestyle or simply relax on board, Istion can meet your particular holiday needs with a wide choice of luxurious sailing yachts, fast catamarans, motor sailers, gulets and motor yachts. Simply choose your cruise itinerary and relax on board one of our yachts, letting our experienced crews take care of everything for you. Alternatively, allow your experienced captain and crew to guide you to the out of the way spots that only the locals know, a truly unique private yacht charter experience.
BARE BOATS & SKIPPERED YACHTS
PROUD TO HAVE YOU SAILING WITH US
A wide range of sailing yachts, sailing catamarans and motor yachts up to 60 feet are offered to the finest destinations in the Greek Islands. Τhe latest models of the most famous yacht builders -including Beneteau, Bavaria, Jeanneau, Dufour, Lagoon, Bali, Fountaine Pajot and Nautitech- all fully equipped and maintained to the highest standards. The finest equipment comes together with Istion’s unmatched service. Our bare boat fleet is available from any of the 9 main operating bases in Greece: Athens (Alimos marina), Kos (Kos marina), Lefkas (Lefkas marina), Lavrion (Lavrion port), Corfu (Gouvia marina) Volos (Volos port), Skiathos (new port) and Nafplion (Nafplion port).
SPECIAL CHARTER ARRANGEMENTS
INSPIRE YOUR TEAM, IMPRESS YOUR LOVED ONES
Let Istion Yachting organize your personal and business events with our personalized expert service! Greece is the ideal destination for unforgettable trips to celebrate special occasions, team building and other corporate events, which offer the perfect combination of private or camaraderie inspiration! Our charters for the celebration of personal events include weddings, honeymoon trips, bachelor / bachelorette parties and other special events. Our corporate themed charters may include corporate trips, events and cruises, team building holidays, regattas, company sailing trips, incentive trips, award trips and meetings.
YACHT SALES & MANAGEMENT
YOUR RELIABLE GREEK PARTNER
Bespoke management services tailored to your needs for worry-free ownership, whether it is of commercial or private-use yachts, ranging from small sailing yachts to super yachts. Own your dream charter yacht and enjoy sailing in Greece hassle free! Let us create the management program that fits your needs. Choose the right yacht from the leading shipyards. Choose the equipment with our experts. Istion will best promote your yacht for chartering whilst managing all aspects of operation, insurance, maintenance and crewing for you, always maintaining her at top notch condition and ensuring you get to enjoy sailing with her whenever and for as long as you want. Yacht ownership with Istion comes with the exclusive privileges of ISTION WORLD CLUB. Enjoy discounted charter bookings worldwide, VIP charter services, invitations and admission vouchers to yacht shows, events and many more!
DAY & MULTI-DAY TRIPS
REDEFINING YACHT HOLIDAYS IN GREECE
Catering to the needs of modern travellers, Istion Yachting introduces YachtHop!, a unique and innovative type of vacation for those who wouldn’t otherwise consider of exploring Greece by yacht! Combining holidays on a yacht with traditional stays at various destinations, YachtHop! offers flexible sailing experiences, allowing the traveller to decide himself on the duration of each. Through our web page www.yachthop.gr you can discover our available trips, decide on the number of days and finally book your holidays in a safe, user-friendly web-environment.
CELEBRATING THE JOY OF THE CATAMARAN
The world’s meetup for sailing catamarans enthusiasts! Organized by Istion Yachting for 11 consecutive years, the Catamarans Cup is an international regatta combining a sailing race with a relaxing holiday week in the Greek islands. There are many side events, such as a special welcome for the participants on every island of call, fun competitions, awards and ceremonies, cocktail parties, beach BBQs, dinners and lot of fun! Experienced crews are welcome to charter a cat, while individuals without experience may join one of our open-crew cats that are available in every Catamarans Cup. Groups with no experience can also participate, chartering one of our catamarans with a skipper.
GREECE; THE MEETING POINT OF CULTURES & COLORS
Almost 6,000 islands and islets scattered throughout the Aegean and Ionian Seas, a truly unique phenomenon on the European continent. The Greek Archipelago takes up 7,500 km of the country’s total 16,000 km coastline, offering a variety of highly diversified landscapes: beaches stretching for many kilometres, sheltered bays and coves, golden stretches of sand with dunes, pebbly beaches, coastal caves with steep rocks, black sands typical of volcanic soil and various coastal wetlands. Discover the beauty, the grace, the simplicity and the unmatched experience of sailing around Greece…
ATHENS HEAD OFFICE 17, ALIMOU AVE.& 16 RITSOU STR., 174 55
ALIMOS,ATHENS-GREECE TEL +30 210 9811 515, FAX +30 210 9811 990
ATHENS-ALIMOS BASE ALIMOS MARINA (OPPOSITE PIER No.3) ALIMOS, 17455
ATHENS LAVRION BASE AKTI ANDREA PAPANDREOU LAVRION, 19500 ATTICA
NEW NAFPLION BASE NAFPLION PORT KOS ISLAND BASE KOS MARINA (1ST FLOOR) G.PAPANDREOU AVE., 85300 KOS
NEW RHODES ISLAND BASE RHODES MARINA, 124 AFSTRALIAS STR., 85100 RHODES
NEW VOLOS BASE VOLOS PORT, 1 OGL STR., 38221 VOLOS
SKIATHOS ISLAND BASE SKIATHOS PORT, 37002 SKIATHOS
CORFU ISLAND BASE GOUVIA MARINA, 491 00 CORFU
LEFKAS ISLAND BASE LEFKAS MARINA, 311 00 LEFKAS
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