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Set sail from Mykonos and explore the wonderful islands of Naxos, Koufonissi, Santorini, Ios and Paros before sailing back into Mykonos at the end of your first week. Explore the vibrant cosmopolitan island of Mykonos before leaving the yacht or, better still, continue for a second week of sailing, this time visiting the islands of Schinoussa, Santorini, Folegandros and the other side of Paros before sailing back towards Mykonos.
2019 CRUISE PROGRAMME
MYKONOS - MYKONOS
On week 1, the plan is to visit the islands of Naxos, Koufonisi, Santorini, Ios and Paros (Naoussa).
Week 1 cruises will begin on Saturday 27 April and operate every alternate week until 12 October.
On week 2, the plan is to visit Paros (Parikia), Schinoussa, Santorini, Folegandros and Piso Livadhi, a small fishing village on the east coast of Paros.
Week 2 cruises will begin on Saturday 4 May and operate every alternate week until 19 October.
Routes may be adjusted according to the prevailing weather conditions, but over a two week cruise you would visit different places.
Week 1 proposed route
Week 2 proposed route
The only way to travel
Our yachts, Christiana VII and Malama, are the perfect vessels for your Greek sailing adventure, with 4 double cabins, all with en-suite facilities. A maximum of eight guests are on board, together with an experienced, professional crew of a skipper and hostess to look after you. Breakfast and a light lunch is included, to be enjoyed on deck whilst anchored in an idyllic bay. Enjoy a refreshing swim before or after lunch, the choice is yours.
A voyage of discovery
After a day on the water with the wind in your hair, enjoy the sunset in the cockpit before exploring the local area. Most days you will reach harbour in the afternoon so there’s plenty of time to relax, go sightseeing or swimming before choosing a waterside taverna for dinner. Sample the local specialities, which vary from island to island and make this a voyage of culinary discovery as well as exploring the historical and cultural delights of these beautiful islands.
THE SANTORINI ROUTE VIA NAXOS
Cruise dates: 27 April - 4 May, 11-18 May, 25 May-1 June, 8-15 June, 22-29 June, 6 - 13 July, 20-27 July, 3-10 August, 17-24 August, 31 Aug-7 Sept, 14-21 Sept, 28 Sep-5 Oct, 12 - 19 October 2019
THE SANTORINI ROUTE VIA FOLEGANDROS
Cruise dates: 4-11 May, 18-25 May, 1-8 June, 15-22 June, 29 June - 6 July, 13-20 July, 27 July - 3 August, 10-17 August, 24-31 August, 7-14 September, 21-28 September, 5-12 October, 19-26 October 2019
Day 1 - Saturday - MYKONOS
Day 1 - Saturday - MYKONOS
Day 2 - Sunday - PAROS (Parikia)
Day 3 - Monday - KOUFONISSI
Day 3 - Monday - SCHINOUSSA
Day 4 - Tuesday - SANTORINI
DAY 4 - Tuesday - SANTORINI
Day 5 - Wednesday - IOS
Day 5 - Wednesday - FOLEGANDROS
Day 6 - Thursday - PAROS (Naoussa)
Day 6 - Thursday - PISO LIVADI
Piso Livadhi is a small harbour and town on Paros, laid back and charming. Sit and sample the local catch with a glass of ice cold ouzo.
Day 7 - Friday - MYKONOS
Day 8 - Saturday - MYKONOS
Day 7 - Friday - MYKONOS
Day 8 - Saturday - MYKONOS
|TWO WEEK HOLIDAY – Combine both routes for a two week sailing holiday||
Note: The above itinerary is indicative of the islands you may visit during your holiday. The actual itinerary and order of ports of call visited may be subject to change according to weather and operating conditions at the skipper’s discretion. Your crew will keep you up to date on the program each day.
The yacht has 3 x CAT A en suite cabins and 1 x CAT B double / twin cabin sharing a WC-shower with the crew.
CAT A: 2 doubles in the stern, and one double / twin forward cabin.
CAT B: double twin forward cabin.
The yacht is equipped with modern navigation and safety equipment and is licensed as a professional charter yacht. There is a spacious and comfortable saloon with dining table and the saloon and cabins are equipped with electric fans. There is a well equipped galley and also a CD player (with aux input). Deck facilities include cockpit table, cockpit cushions, deck speakers, bimini top (sun shade) , spray hood, swimming platform and deck shower. There is ample space for sun bathing on the foredeck, when conditions permit. Other equipment includes a dinghy and outboard engine, plus a paddle board and snorkelling equipment for clients' use.
A CAT cabin double
B Cat twin bunk (triple) cabin with shared bathroom on Ocean Star 51.2 only
Accommodation comprises 4 double guest cabins, all with en-suite shower / WC and a spacious and comfortable saloon. The galley is equipped with 2 large fridges and gas cooker. There is also a CD player (with MP3 socket). Deck facilities include cockpit table, cockpit cushions, deck speakers, bimini top, spray hood, swimming platform and deck shower.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
Meet the Crew
Martin & Liz are now the longest serving crew aboard “Malama”, Sun Odyssey 52.2., and they will be responsible for your safety and ensuring you have a fantastic cruise around the beautiful Cyclades islands. Nick and Lee bring plenty of experience of their own – they will be your crew aboard “Christianna VII”, Ocean Star 51.1.
Whichever crew you sail with, they will be sure to deliver a safe and fun cruise through the well known (and lesser known) beautiful islands of the Cyclades.
Frequently asked questions
Why should I choose a cabin charter holiday?
If you are new to sailing, or simply want to visit the islands in the best way possible, the cabin charter program is ideal. This is also a great holiday if you are travelling alone or if you are a sailor looking for some big boat experience in a more challenging area.
What's included in my cabin charter holiday?
Your cabin charter holiday includes the following:
- Accommodation in a double or twin cabin
- Running expenses of the yacht, including fuel, water and gas
- Continental buffet breakfast and light lunch daily
- Bottled water, Coffee and tea throughout your stay on board
- Services of our professional English speaking skipper and first mate
- Bed linen and towels
Do I need a sailing license or experience?
No, you do not need a sailing license, as our professional skippers have commercially endorsed RYA Yachtmaster qualifications and our first mates have RYA day skipper certificates as a minimum. You don’t need experience either, just a sense of adventure!
Do I need a visa for my trip to the Cyclades?
No, for Greece a tourist visa is not required.
How much cash should I take with me?
Obviously this will depend on what your plans are, but generally you can expect to pay around 15 euro per person for an evening meal. Although most places take card, it is good practice to have enough cash with you to cover any bill. Cash points are available at our home ports of Lavrion, Mykonos and Santorini as well as many of the islands – your crew know exactly where and when you can get more and they will keep you updated as your holiday progresses. Travellers cheques are no longer readily accepted, and of course the euro is the currency used in Greece.
What wind conditions can I expect?
The wind patterns in the Aegean are perfect for this sailing adventure, with breezes from force 2 to 5 in the early and later parts of the season. In August and early September, the Meltemi wind blows from the North, with slightly higher wind strengths. A reduced route from Mykonos to Santorini and vice versa applies during this period.
Do I need to stock up with provisions at base?
The crew will have stocked the yacht with provisions for continental breakfast and light lunch, which they will be preparing for you daily. Should you wish to bring your favourite snacks or drinks on board, you can purchase these locally. Whilst the fridges on board are predominantly for the food purchased for you by the crew, there will be space for a cold beer or a bottle of wine for your sun downer at the end of a days sailing. Most islands have local kiosks where you can buy cold drinks, so no need to stock up unless you are going to spend an evening on anchor. Your crew will let you know what the program will be, so you can plan accordingly.
Can I get involved with the sailing?
Absolutely. You can get involved as much or as little as you would like, that’s one of the benefits of our cabin charter program. Many of our skippers are also RYA qualified instructors and whilst they cannot offer you certification during your trip, they can certainly give you some informal tuition, providing this does not impact on the enjoyment of the group aboard.
How long will we sail each day?
This will depend upon the particular destination of the day, however we look to organise our itinerary so that there are not more than 30 nautical miles between ports. This equates to around 5-6 hours at sea – plenty of time normally for a lunch stop in a bay with a swim. We generally aim to be in harbour by 5pm, although this is dependent upon the weather, obviously.
Swim Stops & Beach Barbeques are weather permitting. Itinerary is subject to weather conditions and sailing is not permitted in force 7 Beaufort winds. Itineraries can be changed at the discretion of the cruise operator and of the Vessel's Captain in case of adverse weather conditions - winds of 6/7 beaufort or more depending on the vessel- on port authorities not allowing a vessel to leave port or in case of other extraordinary conditions. Such itinerary changes do not entitle automatically passengers to any refunds but the cruise company guarantees that passengers are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation on time for their flights. The Company reserves the right to substitute the vessel with one of equal or better standard.
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Antonopoulou 158D, Volos, 38221, Greece
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