Booking procedure

Chartering a yacht can be a difficult & time-consuming process for many people...

That’s where our experienced Team steps in to make the process as quick and easy as possible.

We will take you step by step through:

  • Understanding your needs and your expectations
  • Suggesting the best yacht for your group
  • Suggesting suitable charter areas and which islands to visit
  • Offering top quality service and support throughout your holiday
  • Arranging for any special requirements that you may need
  • Our aim is always to arrange a perfect sailing holiday for every one of our guests.

Just contact us and give us some info:

  • Your experience with yachts (any sailing qualifications and if you would like a bareboat or skippered charter)
  • The number of people in your party (and if any of them need a single private cabin)
  • Any preferences in the islands you would like to visit
  • When you are planning to visit Greece
  • Any other information or questions you have regarding your charter

Prior to your arrival, we will ask for all your arrival information and a complete list of your requirements (transfers, hotel reservations, provisions, etc). We ensure to take care of each little detail so you can rest easy upon your arrival in Greece.

Bareboat charters 2020 terms & conditions

Charter rates are in Euro, refer to weekly charter period & include:

  • Current VAT 12% (the rate is 50% discount on the full 24% VAT rate applicable, under the condition that the skipper returns stamped, by the port authorities, a declaration which states he arrived at a port which lies at a distance greater than 6nm from the initial port of embarkation).
  • Use of yachts with the following equipment: VHF, Radio CD, GPS & Autopilot, Dinghy with, Sprayhood, Bimini, Blankets.

Charter rates do not include:

  • Fuel, water, provisioning, extra linen running expenses & mooring fees
  • Provisions: Ask for our provisioning form. Fill it in and email it to us. We’ll take care of it and on your embarkation, your food and beverages will be on-board.
  • Transfer services from Airport to Base.

Compulsory per charter

  • Starter Pack (not commissionable, payable at the base in cash): End cleaning, Outboard engine, Fuel for the outboard engine, Cooking gas, Water, Linen (2 sheets, 1 pillowcase, 1 Set of towels per person per week)
  • Yachts with 3 cabins 130€, 4 cabins 170€, 5 cabins 210€, 6 cabins 250€
  • Catamarans: up to 39' 210€, 40' and up 250€
  • Embarkation: starting date from 17h00.
  • Disembarkation: ending day by 09h00.
  • Compulsory: return to base the evening before disembarkation, at 18h00, at the latest. Check-in/out procedures time is part of the charter period.

Optional Crew services:

  • Skipper: 170€ per day plus provisioning
  • Hostess: 150€ per day plus provisioning, serving breakfast, and one light meal daily.

Optional Extras:


  • SUP (Stand Up Paddle): 80€ per charter week
  • Safety net installed: 200€ per charter
  • Extra linen: 10€ / Set per person
  • Beach towels: 10€ / Set per person
  • Internet Pack: Wi-Fi router for Internet aboard (subject to GSM coverage up to 5GB/week), 50€ per charter week

Optional Packs:

  • Internet Pack: 10GB data & Wi-Fi router: 50€ per charter week 
  • Fast Track Pack: Fast track access to the yacht by 14h, 100€ per charter
  • Late Check-In: Late access to the yacht after 20:00 & Sunday: 100 Euro per charter

Embarkation: charter period start date from 17h00 & Disembarkation: charter period end date by 09h00

Return to Re-delivery Base - Compulsory: return to base the evening before disembarkation, at 18h00 the latest. Check-in/out procedures time is considered to be part of the charter period.

Security Deposit

The said refundable Security Deposit (2.000-3.000 euro) is required upon embarkation and will cover any damage or loss of the yacht and her equipment during the cruise.

Discounts: multiple weeks charter: 5, Internet discount: 15%; Boat show: 5%; Repeat Hermes Yachting Customers 5%; Maximum discount: 20%.

Hermes Yachting charter bases: Athens, Lavrion & Preveza.

One-way fees: Athens-Lavrion: 300€, Athens-Dodecanese: 1100€, Athens-Sporades: 700€, Athens-Cyclades: 600€ Athens-Ionian: 1000€, in-between the Dodecanese or Ionian or Cyclades: 350€.

Insurance Deposit: 

  • For Yachts with 2.000 euro Deposit: 300 euro non-refundable per week
  • For Yachts with 2.500 euro Deposit: 350 euro non-refundable per week
  • For Yachts with 3.000 euro Deposit: 400 euro non-refundable per week

Damage Waiver / Security deposit reduction:

  • For Yachts with 2.000 euro Deposit: 200 euro non-refundable + 450 euro refundable
  • For Yachts with 2.500 euro Deposit: 225 euro non-refundable + 600 euro refundable
  • For Yachts with 3.000 euro Deposit: 250 euro non-refundable + 750 euro refundable

*Hermes Yachting reserves the right not to accept the non-refundable deposit or damage waiver!


Insurance / All boats are insured against:

  • Risks arising from liability to third parties and damage to hull, machinery & equipment
  • Third-party liability
  • Sea pollution liability
  • A deductible provision is applied, depending on the yacht's value.


  • All prices in Euro, pricelist subject to change without notice.
  • Charter Prices include local taxes and VAT calculated as per current rates applicable and valid to this date (VAT 12% on charter fee), subject to change without prior notice or responsibility of the Broker, the Stakeholder, or the Owner. 
  • Should any changes in applicable tax legislation take place after booking, that results in a change of VAT, and hence of total amount(s) due, then the difference will be credited or debited accordingly to the Charterer. 


Down payment will secure your reservation. The final payment of the charter fee is due 4 weeks prior to your arrival. 1-2 weeks before your starting date you will receive details for your local contact person at the marina and a list of suggested items to bring with you from home for your sailing adventure!

  • The down payment (40% of the total charter fee, depending on the booking date) is paid by bank transfer to our account upon contract signing.
  • The balance (60% of the charter fee, depending on the booking date) is paid 4 weeks prior to embarkation. 
  • If the 2nd payment is not paid by the date as stated on the booking confirmation without any notice from the agency then  Hermes   Yachting GmbH reserve the right to cancel the charter without returning the advance payment.

Down payment by wire transfer -without surcharge- or online payment with a credit card -with related credit card fee on top-), should be settled within 1 week

Bank details:
Kreissparkasse Wiedenbruck
IBAN: DE95478535200025020512
Wassersrtasse 8-12, 33378, Rheda - Wiedenbruck

Sailing Qualifications:

  • One crew member presents a valid sailing certificate, proving his competence as Skipper
  • Subject to applicable Greek legislation, qualifications are to be approved by the local Port Authority on the day of departure. Charterer is at all times liable for the suitability of his qualification and certification. 
  • Day Skipper Certificates may be rejected by the Port Authority and Charterers are therefore advised to ensure they have an International Certificate of Competence (ICC). Typically, any holder of “Day Skipper” certificate can obtain their ICC from the yachting association that issued their Day Skipper certificate and the process usually requires nothing more than a simple application.
  • Hermes Yachting is not responsible if the skipper certification is rejected by Port Authority and Hermes Yachting reserves the right to require that charterers hire a professional skipper if their sailing skills are insufficient.


Due to Coronavirus COVID-19 disease global outbreak
We would like to inform all brokers, agencies & charterers that in case of:

  • Proved ban of flights to and from Greece.
  • Official travel ban/restriction advisory from the charterer’s country or Greece.
  • Closing of borders of the charterer’s country or Greece.

Then the charterers will have the possibility to move the dates of their charter with the same boat or another similar one within season 2020 (upon availability in our fleet) or season 2021 and by paying any difference if applicable.

In case of moving the charter dates to 2021 season then the charter should be fully paid upon written charter date revised agreement and no cancellation will be possible afterward.


Cancellation Policy:

Time of Cancellation (Notification to Hermes Yachting in Writing)

  • Booking canceled, more than 61 days before embarkation, 30% of the total charter fee.
  • Booking canceled between 60 & 46 days before embarkation, 50% of the total charter fee.
  • Booking canceled less than 45 days before embarkation, 100% of the total charter fee.
  • No show / withhold of every paid amount.

Hermes Yachting reserves the right to change or modify any of the terms and conditions, prices list, cancellation policy, at any time and in our sole discretion. 

Any changes or modification will be effective immediately upon posting of the revisions on this Web page, and you waive any right you may have to receive specific notice of such changes or modifications.

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