One week sailing in the Cyclades islands

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Included in the price
  • Skipper
  • Sailboat with onboard services
Not included
  • Food
  • Fuels
  • Port fees, electricity / water refilling during the cruise.
  • End Cleaning
Price per Person
351

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.

Included in the price
  • Skipper
  • Sailboat with onboard services
Extra services
Yacht additional fees
  • Food
  • Fuels
  • Port fees, electricity / water refilling during the cruise.
  • End Cleaning
Price per Boat
-10% 2529
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351 per Person
or € 2529 entire boat

Your trip

One week sailing in the Cyclades islands

Cyclades islands, starting from Athens main marina in Alimos.

This route takes place in western Cyclades islands, starting from Athens main marina in Alimos. Destinations are the closest islands, Kea, Kythnos and Serifos, at the west of the Cycladic area. Spend the first night under the spectacular Temple of Poseidon, a unique monument of the ancient Greek culture.

Regarding the sailing conditions, the difficulty level of the route is medium, because relatively short distances between the islands. Keep in mind that the Cycladic islands are surrounded by particularly rough sea, when the north or south winds are strong.

The suggested route includes many nights on free anchor. This is what many sailors like, but if you prefer to spend the night in ports, there are good alternatives for every night. The route is recommended for relaxing holidays, as the ports are not busy, with the exception of the port of Serifos.

 

Itinerary

Day 1
Sail to Cape Sounion - 23 nautical miles (nm)
The sailing trip starts from Athens main marina in Alimos to Cape Sounion, the ideal destination for the first night on a sailboat! The bay under the Cape Sounion can hold many yachts within a modest distance from the shore. It offers good shelter to north winds only, prevalent in July and August. Enjoy your swim and relax under the spectacular Temple of Poseidon. The archaeological site is five minutes drive from the shore, where you can arrange for a taxi. According to the myth, the ancient king of Athens, Aegeus ended his life in cape Sounion when he saw the boat of his son Theseus returning from Crete with black sails, false sign that his son was dead.
Day 2
Sail to Kythnos island, cove of Kolona - 22 nm
The sailing trip starts early in the morning; we enter the main part of the famous Aegean Sea and the Cyclades islands. Our destination is Kythnos island, in the cove of Kolona, at the northwestern coast of the island. The north winds create favorable sailing conditions with a broad reach pushing the sailing yacht to our destination. The Kolona bay is ideal for swimming and relaxing as it offers very good shelter from all wind directions. Mind the northern gusts and make sure you anchor on sand and avoid the weed. The landscape is rare, as a sandy beach cuts the bay at two sides. Yachts stay on anchor at either side of the beach! Spend the night either in this beautiful bay or in the port of Merihas, the main port of Kythnos. You can find there yacht supplies (market, water, electricity). Merichas is a small village around the port; picturesque and traditional, with small tavernas and good seafood.
Day 3
Sail to Serifos island - 23 nm
We sail further south to the picturesque port of Serifos, Livadi. It is situated inside a large bay, at the east coast of the island. Sail through the 'canal' Kythnos - Serifos and then head south for Livadi. Berth at the pier is a bit problematic because of limited capacity. With north winds prefer the south side of the pier as the northern side is exposed to strong gusts of wind, coming through the tall hills. However, even in the south side be cautious of the sallow waters when dropping the anchor. You need to be experienced skipper to get a safe birth there. Alternatively, you may anchor far from shore, as many yachts do, and use your dinghy to get ashore. In this case, avoid to anchor on weed, because it will be hard for the anchor to hold, under the usual strong wind. Once the yacht is safe in the port, visit the Chora is a must! The small town is built on the hill, offering an impressive spectacle. The little houses and alleys keep the tradition of Cycladic style, while the village offers a wonderful view to Livadi bay as well as the open Aegean Sea. Small restaurants offer delicious food, and you can also find wonderful bars to enjoy music and drinks under the stars. Get a local bus or taxi from Livadi port to go to chora, it’s only 10-15 minutes drive.
Day 4
Sail back to Kythnos. Bay of Agios Stefanos - 18 nm
It's time to take the return route; first destination is the island of Kythnos, this time at its eastern coast. As the route is up north, possible northern winds might increase the challenge, but offer the pleasure of sailing. On Kythnos, we visit the small, traditional port of Agios Stefanos. Time first for some swim and then fresh sea food in the tavernas by the coast.
Day 5
Sail to Kea island - 20 nm
The route continues further north, this day to Kea island. Our destination is the cove of Koundouros, located at the southeastern coast of the island. It is a 20 nm route, with good parts heading against the (expected) north wind. Koundouros is a quite cove, with many of sailing yachts and small motor boats visiting on a regular basis. It's a nice place for swimming and offers good shelter to northern winds, which makes it a good choice to spend the night. Alternatively, if you wish to spend the night in a busy port, you may visit the port of Vourkari, at the north side of Kea. But it is further north (so, farther from Kythnos) and it is a small port, so it's quite probable not to find a spot to berth and stay on anchor in the big bay
Day 6
Sail to Cape Sounion - 13 nm
Enjoy a relaxing day in Koundouros or another cove of Kea (suggestions depend on weather conditions of the day). Later in the afternoon sail back to Cape Sounion. Enjoy a swim there too and a relaxing night under the stars.
Day 7
Return to Alimos marina - 23 nm
The last day of the trip, enjoy a relaxing breakfast and swim in the beautiful sea. Start the last trip to Alimos marina; possibly have a break in between for another swim. Arriving early in the afternoon in the marina allows for a night out in Athens city center (accessible by tram from the marina). The next morning, 9 am, disembarkation takes place and people return home with the greatest memories of a wonderful sailing cruise!

Price details

Price per person

€ 351

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Entire yacht price

€ 2810 € 2529

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Yacht

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 43

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 43

The continued success of the revolutionary concept introduced in the Sun Odyssey 40DS has driven Jeanneau to further its line of " Deck Saloon " with a new 43 foot model, again designed by Daniel Andrieu, and will be the "must see" boat at the Paris Boat Show.

Yacht
Model
2002 Jeanneau
Length
13.1 m
Yacht services
Tender size
4.2 m
Air conditioning
No
Snorkeling equipment
No
Fishing equipment
Yes
Toys on board
No
Accommodations
Places
8
Standard double cabins
3
Double bunks bed cabins
1
Bathrooms
2
Private Bathrooms
No
Crew
1
Chef on board
No

Travelers reviews

Costis H 2017-12-29

Salvador de última hora! Tuvimos un problema mecánico con nuestro barco y tuvimos que encontrar una solución dentro de las 24 horas para nuestros clientes, un grupo de 5. Navegar en aguas griegas nos ahorramos! Me respondieron inmediatamente, profesionalmente, eficacia y salvó la unos días preciosos de vacaciones de nuestros huéspedes. El velero era bastante nuevo, en muy buenas condiciones y el patrón era excelente! Bien hecho SIGW!

Kees V 2017-09-26

Agradable y aventurero viaje! Hemos reservado con once amigos un viaje de Atenas. Kostas ha organizado un barco hermoso y abandonar el puerto durante una semana. El plan era navegar a la isla de las Cícladas. Por la fuertes vientos Kostas recomendado no ir, y me explicó muy bien el riesgo y el viaje incómodo si vamos. Por supuesto que escucho sus consejos y sólo Kythos iluminada. De vuelta a tierra firme, para visitar, Spetses e Hydra Poros. Y porque el plan original era ir a las Cícladas, Kostas sugiere navegar de Kea. Un viaje largo (12 horas), pero merece la pena! ! Kostas es un buen patrón, cuidadosa y escuchar sus deseos. Navegaremos en vientos fuertes y grandes olas, pero ninguno de nosotros tenía la sensación de que no era ahorrar! Y con Kostas que no tienes un momento de muñecas, incluso una carrera con un navegó otro barco, el segundo lugar fue un muy buen resultado! :) La próxima vez un libro de esta empresa se de nuevo y me queda recomendado a todo el mundo!

Rade-Anja K 1 2017-09-26

El mejor tour de navegación y el mejor patrón. Se ha pasado 3 meses desde que volvimos de Grecia, y todavía puedo sentir el viento, oler el mar, ver los colores. . Porque fue un. increíble experiencia con Kostas Gekkas sailling. Éramos dos familias con kidds evertthing y era perfecto. . . Nos sentimos seguros con él, estaba concentrada y enfocada, pero también dispuestos a escuchar a nuestros deseos, y a divertirse con nosotros. . . Él nos ha mostrado el lado oculto de Grecia, la más preciosa, aparte de los lugares conocidos. Él era un buen compañero y con una paciencia enormus para niños y sus milion questiones. Con él fue la Sailling mejor, y él seguro que nuestra elección en nuestro próximo viaje a Grecia. Estamos enviando nuestro amor, queridos Kostas, y esperamos volver a verle pronto.

Lausanne 2017-06-30

ran apoyo, especialmente para preparar el crucero. Rápido y bueno para responder e-mails. Buen equipo en los barcos y si apoyo necesarios durante el crucero

351

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
  • Skipper
  • Sailboat with onboard services
Not included
  • Food
  • Fuels
  • Port fees, electricity / water refilling during the cruise.
  • End Cleaning
per Person
-10%
2529

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.

Included in the price
  • Skipper
  • Sailboat with onboard services
Extra services
Yacht additional fees
  • Food
  • Fuels
  • Port fees, electricity / water refilling during the cruise.
  • End Cleaning
per Boat