Sailing in Cyclades

  • Greece, Cyclades
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  • 2 reviews

Individual prices may be subjected to availability due to daily updates to the calendar. If a minimum number of guests is necessary for guaranteed departure and currently the number has not been reached, please, contact us to verify the up to date guest list with the supplier.

Included in the price
  • Accomodation in selected cabin
  • Captain & hostess / chef
  • Breakfast and Lunch with mineral water and non alcoholic drinks
  • Access to the bar with free beer, wine and ouzo
  • Bed linen and pillow
  • All mooring fees in marinas
  • Fuel and running water
  • CD/DVD player & Radio, with a big selection of music and movies
  • COMPUTER and equipment to access the INTERNET
  • Yacht insurance
  • All equipment of the yacht including the dinghy and its outboard engine
Not included

no additional fees

Extra services
  • Dinners, transfers and flights.
Price per Person
1240

You can book place or places in yacht cabins or book a whole yacht. Booking whole yacht is only available for cruises with no travelers already on board.

Entire yacht price

Included:
- Accomodation in selected cabin
- Captain & hostess / chef
- Breakfast and Lunch with mineral water and non alcoholic drinks
- Access to the bar with free beer, wine and ouzo
- Bed linen and pillow
- All mooring fees in marinas
- Fuel and running water
- CD/DVD player & Radio, with a big selection of music and movies
- COMPUTER and equipment to access the INTERNET
- VAT and Greek Taxes
- Yacht insurance
- All equipment of the yacht including the dinghy and its outboard engine

Not Included:
- Dinners (estimated 15/30 € dinner/pax)
- Extra hours of air-conditioning (6 Euro per hour)
- towels (we can not privide both bathroom & sea towels)
- travel insurance
- flights
- tips for the crew
- transfers from/to the yacht

Price per Boat
9450
From
1240 per Person
or € 9450 entire boat

Your trip

Sailing in Cyclades

Cyclades are greek islands in the middle of the Aegean Sea, so picturesque with their rocky landscapes and charming whitewashed little houses with blue windows!

The little whitewashed houses with their blue windows, the windmills and the churches at the highest points of the steep barren hills with their characteristic blue dome, are a sight that will not leave your memory for many years! These islands were very isolated in the past, their inhabitants were very poor as they only relied on fishing for a living and the barren wind-blown land didn’t make things any easier for them. This all changed in the 70’s with the development of tourism and now the bigger ones have hundreds of thousands visiting them every year, while others that don't have frequent ferry connections have been left in peace.

Fortunately, our cruises in the Aegean take place early and late in the season, so even on the bigger ones we never meet these hordes of tourists, but we also suggest to our guests to avoid places that are visited by cruise ships, such as Mikonos.

CycladesThe smaller islands are just as pretty, they are untouched by tourism which makes them even more attractive, the locals are very easy-going and friendly and what’s more, only yachts can fit in their tiny harbors.

Don’t forget that cruising on a yacht gives you the great advantage to go to places where the typical tourist coming by airplane, ferry or cruise-liner cannot get to!!!

However, as a sailing area this is more demanding than the Ionian or the Saronic, because the winds can be a lot stronger, followed by big choppy seas which can make things quite uncomfortable.

Having said that, it is also not uncommon to have no wind at all for days on end, with the sea being flat like a mirror! This is because the sea breeze which is created by the big land masses closer to the Greek mainland, doesn’t exist here. But, that’s where our powerful engine comes very handy!!!

Unlike the sailors of the past, these days we receive very reliable weather forecasts from 3-4 days in advance, so we plan our route to avoid any bad weather or to use the strong winds to our advantage by sailing downwind (with the wind from behind us). Cyclades - donkeys are a local form of transportAs the distances between these islands are bigger, in this area we can’t follow the relaxed cruising schedule that we have in the Ionian or the Saronic.

For most of the crossings this means that we can only have a very short stop for a swim (or sometimes no stop at all), lunch on the way and quite a few hours every day at sea.

However, as a sailing area this is more demanding than the Ionian or the Saronic, because the winds can be a lot stronger, followed by big choppy seas which can make things quite uncomfortable.

Having said that, it is also not uncommon to have no wind at all for days on end, with the sea being flat like a mirror! This is because the sea breeze which is created by the big land masses closer to the Greek mainland, doesn’t exist here. But, that’s where our powerful engine comes very handy!!!

Unlike the sailors of the past, these days we receive very reliable weather forecasts from 3-4 days in advance, so we plan our route to avoid any bad weather or to use the strong winds to our advantage by sailing downwind (with the wind from behind us). Cyclades - donkeys are a local form of transportAs the distances between these islands are bigger, in this area we can’t follow the relaxed cruising schedule that we have in the Ionian or the Saronic.

For most of the crossings this means that we can only have a very short stop for a swim (or sometimes no stop at all), lunch on the way and quite a few hours every day at sea.

 

The way to enjoy sailing in the Cyclades is to use the winds to your advantage, which means you cannot set a route to follow from the beginning of your cruise. Having said that, we would still make a suggestion of an itinerary when you come onboard just so that we have a plan, but this is likely to change very soon!

The islands are so many and spread in such a way, that once you leave the harbor in the morning you have plenty of options for your destination depending on the wind.

Itinerary

Day 1
Ios
Day 2
Folegandros
Day 3
Sifnos - Serifos
Day 4
Syros
Day 5
Mikonos
Day 6
Naxos
Day 7
Ios

Price details

Price per person

€ 1240

Accomodation on selected shared cabin, check out single use and details

Entire yacht price

€ 9450

Book the entire yacht for a private trip

Yacht

Velos

For our Greek Island cruises we know that the most important thing about a charter yacht is to be spacious and comfortable, both on deck and below, and Velos is exactly that!

What attracted us to sailing yacht 'Velos' She is a wonderful yacht, designed and built in 2007 by a well known Greek boatyard (Ocean Yachts) for the purpose of charter in the Mediterranean and Caribbean Sea, as well as for long ocean passages. The accommodation consists of five cabins altogether. The four of them are situated around the saloon and the fifth which is the crew cabin is at the bow with a separate entrance from the deck. They are all en suite with a toilet, sink and a shower.

Yacht
Model
2007 Ocean Yachts 56
Length
17 m
Yacht services
Tender size
2 m
Air conditioning
Yes
Snorkeling equipment
Yes
Fishing equipment
No
Toys on board
Yes
Accommodations
Places
8
Standard double cabins
4
Bathrooms
4
Private Bathrooms
Yes
Crew
2
Chef on board
Yes

Activities and Tips

Activities

Cuisine on board

During your cruise you will enjoy the beauty of the Greek Islands, but you will also taste some of the nicest homemade dishes of the Mediterranean cuisine...many of our guests call our crewed yacht charters ‘gourmet cruises’!!! It is a fusion of dishes from the Mediterranean countries, always using fresh organic products and of course our homemade extra virgin olive oil. It is served tapas style with a variety of appetizers, salads and main dishes in the middle of the table, so everyone can help themselves to whatever they like. Lunch is accompanied by a carefully chosen local wine or a cold beer. Below you will get an idea of Alicia’s recipes, but please keep in mind that there is not a set menu and the dishes you will have on a specific cruise depend on the month of the year and the sailing area, as they are made with local seasonal products. From the nice aromas coming out of the galley in the afternoon everyone onboard is trying to guess what the meal will be, but it’s not until lunchtime that we find out! Alicia is the chef/hostess onboard our yacht Velos, but her recipes are also prepared by the chef/hostess on our smaller yacht Alexandros, as she is trained by Alicia. If you have any food allergies or intolerances it is not a problem, but it will be great if you could let us know in advance so we can accommodate for that. Our Greek Island cruises are half-board and if you decide to spend one or more nights in a secluded bay, you can also have your dinner onboard for a cost of 30 Euro per person, minimum 4 people (sundowner cocktail, appetizers, main dishes, wine or beer and desert).

A typical day

When you arrive onboard the first evening and after a welcome drink, everybody will sit around the chart and we will inform you about the area and all the possible places to visit. After discussing everybody's preferences a general itinerary will be drawn. However our experience has shown that during your cruise it may alter slightly, as you will get new ideas along the way! After all, a yachting holiday is all about freedom and exploration! A typical day on our Greek Island cruises, starts in the marina of a little village where you spent the previous night (or anchored in a remote bay if you decided to stay there!). After a good night's sleep onboard our sailing yacht, you help yourself with breakfast on deck. Normally around 9:30 we set sail. With the gentle breeze that prevails in the Greek Seas during the summer months, you will have a comfortable sail to a bay of your choice either on the same island or another one, where you can swim in the emerald waters of the Greek Seas, snorkel and explore or just relax reading your book. Around 1 pm, lunch is served at the cockpit. In late afternoon it's a good time to weigh anchor, hoist the sails again and let the local breeze do its magic and take us to a picturesque little village on another island. We'll be there around 5 o'clock which will give you plenty of time to explore the place and experience the local culture. Later you can head for dinner to one of the tavernas, where you will have the opportunity to taste the Greek cuisine, famous for its delicious plates.

Organizer tips

Getting to Ios from Athens Ios Island is very well conected to Athens and all the other main islands of Cyclades.

Travelers reviews

Inga (Russia) 2018-08-31

Thank you for this wonderful week I spent on your boat! You’re amazing people, so nice, positive and hospitable that it’s hard to believe that such people exist. You can make every day of the trip unforgettable! Sailing, delicious food and good company – everything was perfect! Hope to see you again ! Kisses and hugs, Inga (Russia)

Jack and Michelle D. (USA) 2017-08-19

Wow - what an amazing week! We are so fortunate to have taken this sailing trip with you - thank you for showing us the sites, cooking and preparing delicious meals, sharing stories and recipes and allowing us to have an unforgettable time! :)

1240

Individual prices may be subjected to availability due to daily updates to the calendar. If a minimum number of guests is necessary for guaranteed departure and currently the number has not been reached, please, contact us to verify the up to date guest list with the supplier.

Included in the price
  • Accomodation in selected cabin
  • Captain & hostess / chef
  • Breakfast and Lunch with mineral water and non alcoholic drinks
  • Access to the bar with free beer, wine and ouzo
  • Bed linen and pillow
  • All mooring fees in marinas
  • Fuel and running water
  • CD/DVD player & Radio, with a big selection of music and movies
  • COMPUTER and equipment to access the INTERNET
  • Yacht insurance
  • All equipment of the yacht including the dinghy and its outboard engine
Not included

no additional fees

Extra services
  • Dinners, transfers and flights.
per Person
9450

You can book place or places in yacht cabins or book a whole yacht. Booking whole yacht is only available for cruises with no travelers already on board.

Entire yacht price

Included:
- Accomodation in selected cabin
- Captain & hostess / chef
- Breakfast and Lunch with mineral water and non alcoholic drinks
- Access to the bar with free beer, wine and ouzo
- Bed linen and pillow
- All mooring fees in marinas
- Fuel and running water
- CD/DVD player & Radio, with a big selection of music and movies
- COMPUTER and equipment to access the INTERNET
- VAT and Greek Taxes
- Yacht insurance
- All equipment of the yacht including the dinghy and its outboard engine

Not Included:
- Dinners (estimated 15/30 € dinner/pax)
- Extra hours of air-conditioning (6 Euro per hour)
- towels (we can not privide both bathroom & sea towels)
- travel insurance
- flights
- tips for the crew
- transfers from/to the yacht

per Boat