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Share A Sail cruises in the Cyclades islands
from Mykonos

Explore the stunning islands of the Cyclades aboard our fully crewed 52 foot sailing yachts, Christiana VII and Malama. Whether you call it ‘Share a sail’, cabin charter or yacht share, our island-hopping sailing adventure is an ideal way to discover the central Cyclades islands in comfort and safety with our professional crew aboard to look after you. Whether you are an experienced sailor or just looking for a relaxing introduction to sailing, this is the perfect blend of sun, sea and scenery. What’s more, booking by the cabin on our guaranteed weekly departures makes it easy. There are no hidden extras since the crew, yacht fuel, breakfast and light lunch and other costs are all included in the price.

Share a Sail cruises

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.

Cyclades Share a Sail Cruise from Mykonos via Ios and Santorini

Week 1 proposed route
Mykonos - Mykonos via Naxis, Ios and Santorini

Cyclades Share a Sail Cruise from Mykonos via Folegandros and Santorini

Week 2 proposed route
Mykonos - Mykonos via Santorini, Folegandros and Paros

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
FROM MYKONOS - MYKONOS
Week 1

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
FROM MYKONOS - MYKONOS
Week 2

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
This unique island oozes chic and traditional charm in equal measure. Mykonos is one of the most popular islands in the Aegean and this island paradise has great beaches, great shopping, fabulous food and endless nightlife.

Mykonos.

Day 1 - Saturday - MYKONOS
Arrivals and Departures. Great nightlife, iconic photo opportunities, great beaches – a fantastic island to start your adventure..

Mykonos


Day 2 - Sunday - NAXOS
Sailing from Mykonos we stop for a swim before continuing our sailing to Naxos, tthe largest and most fertile island in the Cyclades. The Main town is fascinating, dominated by an imposing Venetian castle, while the winding back streets are peppered with artisan boutiques and family run tavernas.

Naxos

Day 2 - Sunday - PAROS (Parikia)
Paros, lying to the south-west of Mykonos, is relatively low-lying by Cycladic standards. Parakia is our usual stop here, and for those with a urge to explore, seek out the Church of 100 doors, where Christianity and Greek mythology meet.

Paros Parikia

Day 3 - Monday - KOUFONISSI
From the largest to the smallest….Koufonisi offers unspoiled natural beauty, crystal clear emerald waters and a chance to experience the lesser Cyclades in all their glory.

Koufonissi

Day 3 - Monday - SCHINOUSSA
Schinoussa, the Island of the sun, is another gem in the crown of the lesser Cyclades. Small to say the least – indeed a full yacht with crew increases the population by 4% after stepping ashore! Enjoy one of the many hiking trails before sampling the local cuisine, something the locals are fiercely proud of.

Day 4 - Tuesday - SANTORINI
Santorini is probably the most photographed destination in the Mediterranean, and sailing through the caldera is a breathtaking experience.Iconic, dramatic and still an active volcano, Santorini is the best known island in the Cyclades and a trip to the perfect Cycladic town of Thera, perched on the edge of the caldera is a must.

Santorini

DAY 4 - Tuesday - SANTORINI
Iconic, dramatic and still an active volcano, Santorini is the best known island in the Cyclades and a trip to the perfect Cycladic town of Thera, perched on the edge of the caldera is a must. Top tip – go for local grown vegetables in the taverna – primarily nurtured from the morning dew, the concentrated flavours are amazing.

Day 5 - Wednesday - IOS
Ios has been popular with back-packers, hippies and a vibrant alternative scene still exists on this island, also famed for some great watersports beaches. Visit the (supposed!) tomb of Homer – buried her after being unceremoniously dumped from a passing ship!

Ios

Day 5 - Wednesday - FOLEGANDROS
After the hustle and bustle of Santorini, Folegandros is a wonderfully relaxing island. Take an evening trip to the Chora, with more spectacular views of the Aegean.

Folegandros

Day 6 - Thursday - PAROS (Naoussa)
Naoussa on the north of the island is our favourite – great chill out bars and a beautiful little fishing harbour as the backdrop to the sunset.

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.

Piso Livadi Paros

Day 7 - Friday - MYKONOS
Back to Mykonos at the end of the week, with time for a cocktail with your feet in the water in the old town.

Mykonos

Day 8 - Saturday - MYKONOS
Arrivals and Departures. For those staying on for an extra week, this is an ideal opportunity to explore this beautiful island.

Day 7 - Friday - MYKONOS
Our tour of the northern Cyclades comes to an end with a short sail back to Mykonos. Still time to explore Mykonos town, or for those who have already been, a final afternoon on the beach at nearby Agios Stefanos, with a leisurely meal right on the shore.

Mykonos

Day 8 - Saturday - MYKONOS
Arrivals and departures – Those staying for 2 weeks have the whole of the island to choose from – relaxing or partying? perhaps a bit of both!

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.

Layout
s/y Christianna, Ocean Star 51.2

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.

Ocean Star 51.1

oceanstar saloon
Saloon

A cabin double
A CAT cabin double

cat B twin (triple) cabin
B Cat twin bunk (triple) cabin with shared bathroom on Ocean Star 51.2 only

s/y Malama
Sun Odyssey 52

Malama, Sun Odyssey 52

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.

Layout

SaloonCabinCockpit
Sternentrance to saloon from cockpitlayout

Meet the Crew

Lee and Nick crew Christianna

Martin and Liz crew Malama

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.

Notes:
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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