About Us

Welcome to Messinia Yachts, where the sailing's legacy meets the spirit of adventure. Our story begins with Dimitris Petikidis, a highly enthusiast experienced captain-dinghy sailor with wide versatile sailing career ranges from thousands sailing miles in the Greek seas, Atlantic Ocean and Persian Gulf and a winner of European Sailing Championship. Dimitris who born and raised in Kalamata, loved the sea from a very young age, studied Civil-Structural Engineering but he left his career to follow his and his father's dream. In the early days back in 1988, Dimitris's father, Dr Petikidis Panagiotis, one of the founders of the Kalamata's Marina was the proud owner of the first yacht chartering company of Messinia waters. His first "Mirella P" sailing yacht, a Beneteau clipper and a few years later a First 41S5 were not only just vessels that embodied dreams but also symbols of exploration, and the beginning of a seafaring legacy that would be passed down through generations. Dimitris grew up surrounded by the whispers of the sea, the creaking of wooden decks, and the tales spun by his father's guidance.

In 2019, Dimitris established Messinia Yachts, continuing the legacy of the family business in homage to his father and perpetuating the cherished values instilled therein. Seamlessly blending tradition with modernity, Messinia Yachts epitomizes the pinnacle of luxury yachting. Following years of sailing and exploring the seas, participating in sailing regattas, and skippering charter vessels, Dimitris ultimately decided to anchor his endeavors in his native waters of Kalamata. This choice was driven by the myriad opportunities and potentials the region offers in maritime tourism, coupled with its unparalleled quality of life, natural splendor, and hospitable local community.

Our company is not just about yachts. It's about curating experiences that allow you to embrace the freedom of the open water and create timeless memories. We understand that yachting is not merely a pastime. It's a lifestyle - a celebration of the sea, luxury, and the joy of exploration. As a yachting company, our commitment is to offer unparalleled experiences tailored to your desires. Our curated boutique fleet of yachts represents the epitome of elegance, blending modern design with classic maritime aesthetics. Each vessel is not just a mode of transportation but a floating sanctuary, a testament to the seamless fusion of comfort and style.

With our dedicated team of experts, we are committed to guiding you through every aspect of your yachting adventure, from selecting the ideal vessel to ensuring that your onboard experience exceeds all expectations. Messinia Yachts, a renowned yachting company, extends to you an invitation to embark on a journey that transcends the ordinary and embraces the extraordinary.

We cordially invite you to explore the uncharted wonders of the Peloponnese, unveiling hidden treasures known only to a just a few sailors.

Join us at Messinia Yachts, where every voyage is a story waiting to be told, and every yacht is a gateway to a world of opulence and adventure. Whether you're seeking a private escape or a venue for unforgettable celebrations, Messinia Yachts is your gateway to a yachting experience like no other. Welcome aboard, and let the horizon be your guide.

Messinia Yachts

By the numbers

26 Years of
Yachting Excellence
2019 Yacht Presented
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Numerous compelling factors make Messinia Yachts an excellent choice for your next yachting adventure!

In-depth Expertise: With Dimitris at the helm, Messinia Yachts is fueled by a passion for sailing and a commitment to delivering unforgettable yachting experiences. Messinia Yachts boasts a team of seasoned professionals with extensive knowledge and experience in the yachting industry. From skilled captains to attentive crew members, our team is dedicated to ensuring your journey is seamless and unforgettable.

Luxury Fleet: Our fleet of yachts is meticulously maintained and equipped with top-of-the-line amenities to provide the utmost comfort and luxury for our guests. Whether you're seeking a sleek motor yacht or a traditional sailing vessel, we have the perfect option to suit your preferences.

Personalized Service: At Messinia Yachts, we prioritize the needs and preferences of our guests, offering personalized service tailored to your unique requirements. From crafting bespoke itineraries to arranging special onboard experiences, we strive to exceed your expectations at every turn.

Local Expertise: Benefit from our intimate knowledge of the region. We have been sailing here since 1988. We guide sailors to hidden gems, local hotspots, and cultural treasures that only a native touch can unveil.

Prime Location: Based in Kalamata, Messinia Yachts offers access to some of the most stunning sailing destinations in Greece, including the mesmerizing Messinian waters and nearby islands. Our strategic location in Kalamata marina serve as the perfect starting point for your yachting adventure.

Commitment to Excellence: We are committed to delivering excellence in every aspect of your yachting experience, from the moment you inquire about our services to the completion of your journey. With a focus on quality, professionalism, and attention to detail, Messinia Yachts ensures a flawless and unforgettable voyage for every guest.

What makes the Peloponnese region and Messinian waters an ideal choice for sailing?

Sailing conditions Easy sailing conditions, calm waters, no Meltemi winds, only light sea breeze ideally for sailing, not packed with charter boats bays and ports full of boats as Ionian islands or Argosaronic, still authentic Greek places.

Scenic Beauty: The Peloponnese boasts stunning landscapes, from rugged coastlines to crystal-clear waters and picturesque villages. Sailing through these waters provides unparalleled opportunities to witness breathtaking natural beauty. The Oinousses Islands, often hailed as the emerging gem of the Ionian, epitomize this natural beauty. With their pristine beaches, secluded coves, and azure waters, the Oinousses Islands showcase the Peloponnese's allure as a sailing destination. Exploring these islands by yacht provides an unforgettable experience, allowing travelers to discover hidden treasures amidst the stunning scenery of the Ionian Sea. Book now a day trip and you will not regret it!

Rich History and Culture: The Peloponnese is steeped in history, with ancient ruins, Venetian castles, historic shipwrecks and Byzantine churches dotting the landscape. Exploring these historical sites from the vantage point of a yacht offers a unique perspective on the region's rich cultural heritage.

Authentic Experiences: Sailing the Messinian waters allows you to discover authentic Greek culture and hospitality. From sampling traditional farm-to-table cuisine in seaside tavernas to interacting with friendly locals, you'll immerse yourself in the genuine charm of the Peloponnese.

Diverse Activities: Whether you're seeking relaxation or adventure, the Peloponnese offers something for everyone. From swimming and snorkeling in secluded coves or diving in historic shipwrecks to hiking in the Taygetos Mountains, there are countless activities to enjoy both on land and at sea.

Easy accessibility: Kalamata International Airport's direct connections to numerous European and non-European cities ensure easy accessibility to the region. Moreover, Kalamata's modern marina and strategic location make it an ideal launchpad for exploring the Messinian waters. From this convenient starting point, adventurers can effortlessly embark on day trips to nearby islands or venture further along the captivating Peloponnesian coast. Check here to check flights from/to Kalamata.

For those who prefer traveling by land, Kalamata is easily reachable via a scenic two and a half hours' high way drive from Athens. This journey offers a seamless passage through the picturesque Greek countryside, allowing travelers to immerse themselves in the beauty of the landscape. Along the way, visitors have the opportunity to stop and admire the stunning view of the Corinth Canal, adding an extra dimension of awe-inspiring scenery to their trip.

Kalamata 365: Last but not least, Kalamata is located at the southest point of European mainland. Kalamata enjoys a Mediterranean climate, characterized by mild, little wet winters and hot, dry summers. This favorable weather pattern makes Kalamata an asset for outdoor activities throughout the year.

During the winter months (December to February), temperatures in Kalamata typically range from around 9°C to 18°C (48°F to 64°F). While rainfall is more frequent during this period, it tends to be moderate, and sunny days are more in common. This mild winter weather creates ideal conditions for activities such as sailing, hiking, cycling, and exploring the region's cultural and historical attractions.

In contrast, summers (June to August) in Kalamata are hot and dry, with temperatures often exceeding 30°C (86°F) and sometimes reaching as high as 40°C (104°F). The combination of abundant sunshine and warm temperatures makes it perfect for water-based activities such as swimming, sailing, and snorkeling. The long daylight hours also provide ample opportunities for outdoor dining, beach picnics, and day or sunset cruises.

Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) in Kalamata offer a delightful balance of warm temperatures and fewer crowds compared to the peak summer season. Temperatures during these transitional seasons typically range from 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F), making them ideal for a wide range of outdoor pursuits, including sailing, hiking, sightseeing, and wine tasting tours in the nearby vineyards.

Overall, Kalamata's favorable climate, with its mild winters and hot summers, provides the perfect backdrop for outdoor activities, sailing and cruising all year-round. Whether you're seeking adventure in nature, relaxation on the beach, or cultural exploration, Kalamata's weather ensures an enjoyable experience regardless of the season.