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Berth charter sailing holidays in Greece

By booking only your berth on a sailing yacht, you get to see more of Greece in the most cost efficient way. If you are travelling alone or in small groups this is a great way to enjoy a skippered sailing vacation without the cost.

No sailing experience is required. Each person will actively participate in sailing and daily tasks (washing up, preparing meals and drinks, tidying up etc ...) under the supervision of the skipper. While enjoying the sea and the sun you can also be involved in everyday life on board, including all tasks as a full crewmember up to navigating the yacht itself if you want to.

Cabin cruise routes may be modified according to the crew's wishes or the prevailing weather conditions. The Aegean Sea offers a wonderful variety of islands and anchorages, each one unique, from secluded bays to thriving waterfronts.

Our skippers have good knowledge of the Greek Islands and can be excellent companions and guides, taking you to the best tavernas in the evenings and pointing out interesting sites along the way. (That said, however, they are not trained historians, archaeologists or gastronomists and can only offer up as much information as they possess). Skippers, like guests, come from a variety of countries and we try to match skippers with the nationalities of the guests on board wherever possible. Finally, the skipper is responsible for the safety of the boat and crew and it is therefore his responsibility to decide on any changes to the itinerary if the weather conditions deteriorate.
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Guests come from a variety of backgrounds and are of mixed ages and nationalities. These Economy Cruises are aimed at budget minded travellers, in particular, students, backpackers, families with children and single people.

Reception and Transfers
When making a reservation please let us know the hour and place of arrival in Greece in order for us to give you all the information on how to reach your yacht. Transfer from the airport to your choice of destination has to be arranged and paid for by you. Embarkation is at 17 pm and disembarkation at 9 am.

Departure from Mykonos
Departing from Mykonos, the skipper will wait for you on board the yacht in the marina of Mykonos which is called Tourlos (10 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes from the ferry-boat). There are many daily flights (80 €) and ferryboats (28-45 €) from Athens to Mykonos.

Departure from Santorini
Departing from Santorini, the skipper will wait for you on board the yacht in the marina of Vlichadis (15 minutes from the airport and from the ferryboats (arriving in Thira). There are many daily flights (80 €) and ferryboats (30-52 €) from Athens to Santorini.

What to Bring and Formalities
Bring the following packed in a soft bag (not hard suitcases with wheels).
Light clothes and garments to protect your skin from sun burn, sun glasses, sun cream, sport shoes (white soles), towels, pullover, sleeping bag (for the early and late season sailing). Don't forget:
Your passport or identity card and your sailing license (if you have one). We can attest your sailing certificate. We recommend you take out additional personal insurance, such as for emergency repatriation, or loss or damage to personal property

You don't need:
Sheets will be provided. Vaccinations are not required.

Greek currency is (still) the EURO. The exchange rate is probably better in Greece. If you need to, you can change your money into EURO on arrival at Athens airport.


Sunny spring weather with moderate winds for more easier sailing. The sea starts to warm up from April and is perfect for a fresh morning dip!

Warm and dry. Good sailing weather thanks to the prevailing 'Meltemi' a strong challenging north wind. Beautiful evenings watching the superb sunsets from remote anchorages. July and August in particular can get very busy.

Autumn is a very pleasant season to sail. Especially for those who do not enjoy the summer heat so much. The winds become more moderate. A rest- and peaceful time. The days become shorter with even more enchanting sunsets. The sea, which has been warming up the whole summer, is ideal for swimming. This is an excellent period for sailing.


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