Octopus Yachting is a Greek charter company based in Athens. We rent sailing yachts, arrange crewed charters, and organize sailing vacations in the Cyclades islands and the Saronic Gulf.

Your sailing holiday should be all about care-free enjoyment. At Octopus Yachting, we are committed to providing exceptional services and the peace of mind that comes from a partner you can rely on.

Our fleet of yachts is privately owned and operated by our company. This allows us to have full control of all service and maintenance operations, so we can guarantee the high quality and safety of our vessels and equipment.

Our team of sea-loving, highly qualified professionals consists of accomplished sea-men and women with extensive sailing experience, deep local knowledge and connections, and the commitment to offer you amazing service throughout your sailing holiday.


Meet our team


Kyriakos Markou – Founder

Kyriakos has been working in the yachting industry since 2009. In 2016 brought the first boat – Lagoon 380 “Vienna” and that is how Octopus Yachting was established! He is married and has 2 young children. His dedication, love and passion for sailing brought him where he is now, looking forward while building trustworthy relationships.




Maria Zappa – Charter Department

Maria studied Informatics in Greece. She sailed around with her family for almost 5 years and that gave her the opportunity to learn and see many things about yachting. Today she is the responsible person for the charters and communication.





Nikos Pizanos – Base Manager

Nikos is the person always present at the dock. His assistance is very important not only during the winter operations, but also during the charter season, when a person must be 24/7 available and ready to assist in every possible issue. His personal characteristic is his abundant kindness for every person he meets.



Our services

Octopus Yachting guarantees the perfect condition of the yachts and their meeting maintenance standards according to strict protocol. Offered services are:

– Bareboat charters in Greek waters

– Crewed charters with our professional and trustworthy crew

– Fully organized sailing holidays tailored to your requirements

– 24/7 support throughout your sailing holiday, for any eventuality

Why Us

Our goal is to offer you care-free, fun sailing holidays. For us, this means guaranteeing your safety first and foremost, and delivering exceptional services when and where you need them. To accomplish that, we rely on full operational control of our fleet and deep local knowledge – so that you can rely on us.

– Every yacht we charter, we either own outright or manage exclusively, so we can personally guarantee each yacht’s excellent condition and full compliance with all safety regulations.

– We personally care for our fleet year-round, which means we ensure that winter maintenance operations are carried out according to high standards, to guarantee the yachts’ excellent condition for the summer months.

– We charter our yachts and organize sailing holidays in two specific areas: the Cyclades islands and the Saronic Gulf. This focus has allowed us to build extensive knowledge about the areas we serve, so that we can provide accurate and reliable advice on the best sailing routes, amazing out-of-the way spots, things you should definitely see and what you should look out for or avoid.

– Over the years, we have built a large network of reliable partners in all the islands that we serve. Our associates will be available to you at every port to offer smart local tips, and full operational support as needed.