Heraklion, Greece

Rent a boat in Heraklion, Greece in a few minutes!

Rent a boat in Heraklion, Greece in a few minutes!


Hiring a boat from Heraklion is the ideal way to explore the Cretan Sea and the beautiful beaches off the coast. Heraklion the capital and largest city of Crete situated between Rethymno and Lassithi. Being a populous and busy city center of the island, a private yacht charter will ensure you have the perfect vacation away from all the crowds. You can easily find the ideal catamaran, sailboat, motor yacht or speedboat of your choice from the Port of Heraklion. You can directly contact the owners of the vessels for the ideal boat or allow a BednBlue travel expert to guide you with some suggestions.

You have plenty of options:

You can book and hire a sailboat or speedboat with a skipper, or without if you own a license, and enjoy a one-day cruise to Dia or Spinalonga island. You also have the option to rent a motorboat and enjoy a half-day adventure in the clear waters of Agia Pelagia. With the option to book a catamaran, you can enjoy a boat party in Bali, a gorgeous seaside village near Rethymno. Finally, you can hire a traditional sailboat or yacht at a decent price and visit Santorini and create a lifetime experience.

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Boats in Heraklion

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Millions of tourists visit Crete annually, and the city of Heraklio owes a great part to its guests who are seeking high-quality vacations. As the capital of Crete, Heraklion has established a powerful touristic center and is known all over the world for the famous Palace of Knossos. The impressively large palatial structure was the residence of the mythical king Minos, who kept his son, the Minotaur in a complex labyrinth so that no-one can escape once they entered. The Old Town and the Romantic Venetian Harbor hold much of the aristocratic splendor of Heraklion. Visitors will be able to see remarkable Venetian and Byzantine museums, old churches and fountains even influenced from the period of Ottoman rule. Besides marking a city that to the present day stands between myth and reality, Heraklion entails a lovely coastline of long golden beaches that one cannot miss without considering a boat rental trip.

Rent a boat in Heraklion and enjoy a day trip to Dia Island. With a motor yacht, sailboat, catamaran or rib boat you can enjoy swimming in complete isolation on the uninhabited island that is just 6 miles away. You can also explore the popular touristic resort of Agia Pelagia which is 21 km west of Heraklion. The main beach of the settlement is long, sandy, and wind-protected and offers many options for watersports. Since the beach is almost always occupied, with your boat rental you may choose to swim further out the bay or moor your vessel in the tranquil harbor. Some other great beaches you can visit are Matala, Agiofarago and Treis Ekklisies which have beautiful gorges. A day boat trip from Heraklion to Spinalonga or Elounda is also possible. You will come across many secret coves of Crete and admire the rocky coastline as you sail. 43 km west of Heraklion you may also visit Rethymno on a two-day cruise with your yacht. The seaside resort of Bali has four beaches and is highly recommended for having a party on board with a spacious catamaran. Finally, you can enjoy a 3-day boat trip from Heraklion to Santorini and take in a beautiful experience in one of the most visited islands in the Cyclades.

Below you will find some useful information for your boat rentals in Heraklion, Crete.


Heraklion Harbour: The third busiest port in Greece and is a 15-minute walk to the center. Apart from being occupied by ship vessels, there are private cruises offered from here to Chania, Rethymno, and several islands such as Dia, Spinalonga and Santorini which are all reachable within a day.

 Heraklion Harbour is 3 km away from Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport.

Santorini is 2-3 hours away by ferry or high-speed catamaran. There are also ferry routes from Heraklion to Chania and Rethymno.