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Trip Summary

Price from
2699 USD to 2899 USD
Nights
14
Available
Jun & Sep
Passengers
8-10
Yacht
Monohull
Arrival airport
Athens
Boarding day
Saturday



Greece sailing cruise: 14-nights Athens to Athens

Life aboard

Life aboard a cabin charter yacht can be considered an adventurous rather than a luxurious experience. The yachts are specifically designed for the larger seas of the Aegean, as they are built heavier to offer more stability and are the largest and most spacious monohull yachts in the Greek cabin charter industry. The yachts are designed by Ocean Star and have 5 to 6 double cabins all with private washrooms. When you book with us, you will be confirmed to sail aboard one of these very comfortable 35 ton vessels which all have similar layout and features*

The yachts have the following features:

  • double-bed cabins based on double occupancy
  • one set of linens per week
  • two towels per person per week (beach towels excluded)
  • bunk beds for singles
  • reading lights and cabin fans in each cabin
  • private washroom facilities (shared for singles)
  • equipped galley
  • large open salon with dining table and couch
  • ipod/mp3 sound system
  • generator providing 220V power in each cabin
  • spacious cockpit with external dining table
  • bimini (shade awning) and spray hood
  • GPS
  • kayak, masks and snorkels, zodiac and outboard
  • emergency life rafts, life jackets, harnesses, first–aid kits and the standard safety equipment for sailboats are part of all yacht inventories

*Unless the small double stern has been booked then cabin allocations are made on day of boarding. We are not able to provide specific yacht or crew names in advance.

Cabins

2 x forward double cabins with folding bunk bed above and private washroom. There is a small double bed and standing area at the side of the bed with a closet for storage.

2 x extra large double bed cabins with private washroom. Cabins have the widest double beds on the yacht and standing area at the foot of the bed with a closet for storage.

1 x small double stern with private washroom. Stern cabin is the widest cabin on the yacht offering good space next to the bed and a closet for storage. This cabin is offered at a lower rate due to a low ceiling height (5'3"ft) in both the cabin and bathroom. This cabin is only available on one of our yachts and is subject to availability on certain departures only.

Please note: Actual accommodation may vary from images shown. On rare occasions an alternative yacht may be used and a smaller yacht may be used based on the number of bookings. Our yachts will motor sail in light air to make destinations on time. There is no air-conditioning and limited shore power in the Mediterranean. When booking, it is not possible to specify a particular yacht or crew.

Who takes our trips?

The trip is for novice, experienced and non-sailors, you can join in all aspects of life aboard ship and we welcome you to take the helm or you can simply read a book and soak up the sun. You can join us if you are a single, couple or a group of friends as you pay by the cabin. Majority of our guests are couples either younger or older!

What happens each day?

Each day you'll be given the chance to savour the culture of your destination. Your warm and experienced crew will keep you up to date on the bays, classical temples, sites and gourmet restaurants in the region and most days, there is an excursion you can choose to take.  The day will typically start by sailing to the next destination with a lunch stop underway. Upon arrival at the next harbour, the gangplank will go down and you will be free to come and go and explore. Later in the day you can get together for happy hour with your fellow crew mates followed by dinner. Every day there will be another highlighted restaurant, but if you don't wish to join the rest of the crew, then you can choose to find your own little taverna or konoba!  

Swimming and snorkelling

Each day there is a chance to swim and snorkel. The Med is not a tropical destination and therefore is not a diving destination as there is very little to see underwater. However snorkelling is a great way to explore the bays and the few brightly coloured fish. There are a limited masks and snorkels onboard so if you are an avid snorkellor it is best to bring your own. 

You are the crew

A sailing cruise or cabin charter is an adventure sailing vacation where you can participate in all aspects of life aboard ship, this can include:

  • raising and trimming sails and taking a watch
  • assisting with Med mooring/docking the yacht upon arrival at port
  • helping to prepare, serve and clean up meals aboard each day

Meals

Two light meals are provided aboard the yacht each day. The hostess/crew onboard will have fresh coffee and tea ready at around 8am each day followed by a breakfast spread which is self-service and generally light continental rather than an American style hot breakfast. As an extra treat and where possible we will offer fresh pastries, pancakes or french toast at certain swim stops! Breakfast generally includes a mixture of:

  • fresh fruit
  • cereals
  • yoghurt
  • fresh bread
  • toast
  • boiled eggs
  • tea, coffee and juice

Lunch is usually served in the shaded cockpit anchored in secluded bays and consists of:

  • fresh bread, crackers, spreads and dips
  • Greek dips: tzatziki, taramou salata, melanzani salata
  • various salads: Greek, tuna, egg, coleslaw, potato, rice or pasta
  • an assortment of cheeses and/or cold cuts as well as olives, capers and bell peppers
  • hot meals may be served on legs when it is possible to prepare: Italian, Asian, or Mexican
  • a sweet or fruit may be served

Beverages such as soft drinks, iced tea and water are included and stowed on board. In the afternoon, we offer coffee or tea and sweets such as chocolate and/or cookies. You are advised to bring aboard your own specialty and snack foods, alcohol, mixer drinks and ice for happy hour which is not included.


Additional expenses

Description 
Euros (€)
Hotel in Athens mid-range per night 90-120

Taxi one way Athens marina to/from airport

55

Athens airport express bus to Athens Marinas one way per person

8

Evening meals in restaurants per person

20-30

Entrance to Temple of Aphaia per person

5

Entrance to Kea museam

3.50

Entrance to Delos per person

8

Average bottle of wine

15

Large bottle of beer

3.50
Regular coffee 3.50
Small bottle of water 2
   

Visit to Santorini

 

- mid-range apartment per night

170

- double hotel room per room per night

70

- ferry to/from Santorini one way

38

- small car rental per day

45

 

 

Gratuity - suggested amounts

 

7-night cabin charter per couple staying in a cabin: per crew member (typically a skipper and hostess)

100-150

14-night cabin charter per couple staying in a cabin: per crew member (typically a skipper and hostess)

150-200

7-night flotilla yacht (sailing yourself): from the group aboard for the flotilla leader

150

14-night flotilla yacht (sailling yourself): from the group aboard for the flotilla leader

200

Provisioning

The best way to provision for happy hour and any personal snacks is upon arrival at the Marinopolis/Carrefour supermarket located diagonally west/left across Poseidonos Blvd. from the marina main entrance. Ice can be purchased at the super market of the Shell gas station at the corner of the marina main entrance road.  Other provisions can be picked up in the islands.

Evening meals

Evening meals are a cultural and gastronomic experience on our program. The wonderful selection of local restaurants on the itinerary, are traditional tavernas that have been chosen for their superb traditional or Greek fusion food, friendly atmosphere and local pricing of approximately 20-30 Euros per person. About 50% of the restaurants on our program do not accept credit card for payments at dinner. 

Restaurant customs

Appetizers and main dishes often arrive at the same time as Greeks are accustomed to many small meze dishes. It is customary to look into the display case and see what is fresh for the day.  Seafood such as calamari, octopus and swordfish is inexpensive but larger white meat fish like grouper and lobster is sold by weight and can be pricey (ask for the price/weight of the fish before ordering). Meals at our wonderful selection of local tavernas average around Euro 20–30/person but can be more depending on your order. There is always a service charge (approx 1 to 2 Euro per person) for sitting at a table in Greece, which includes bread and cutlery - but this service charge is not a tip. If good service is delivered then a minimum 10% tip is welcome.


Boarding location

Athens: Kalamaki Alimos Marina

Yacht will be available to board on Saturday at 17:00.

Athens International airport is at Spata, a 45-60 minute taxi ride from the marina and central Athens. Saturday is best spent visiting Athens sites before coming to the marina and boarding. If you arrive early at the marina on boarding day, bags can be left but you will not officially be able to board until 17:00. If you arrive early, explore the marina, shop at the Marionopolis supermarket 1 block west of the marina on Poseidonos Blvd along the beach) or have a drink or light lunch at Skipper’s or Kitchen Bar

By taxi
Airport to downtown: Yellow taxis can be found lined up at the airport. Taxis take 45 minutes to 1 hour to get downtown based on traffic. It costs approximately 50-60 Euros one-way per taxi.  They are smaller European vehicles and only have room for three passengers and baggage. Drivers may charge a baggage fee that is approx. Euro 3. 
Downtown Athens to the Kalamaki Alimos Marina: It takes 15-20 minutes and costs approx. 20 Euros per car one-way. Do not get out of your taxi at the marina until you have identified your meeting point, as it is a big marina.

By bus
Airport to downtown: Bus number X95 travels from the airport every 30 minutes making 8 stops (including the Hilton) and then terminates downtown at Syntagma/Constitution Square. It is air-conditioned and costs approx. 5 Euros. Syntagma Square is a short distance to most hotels but a taxi may be advisable at this point. Plaka hotels are within walking distance from Syntagma if you do not have too much baggage. 
Airport to Kalamaki Alimos Marina: Bus number X96, runs every 30 minutes south from the airport to Piraeus along the coast passing by Alimos Kalamaki Marina and costs approx. 5 Euros. Ask the driver for the Edem Taverna stop. You want the west main entrance road where the Shell station and Edem restaurant is located. 

By tram
Downtown Athens to Kalamaki Athens Marina: Public transport by subway tramcar from central Athens hotels is easy and convenient. From Syntagma Sqr. (Athens centre) take the tram line to Alimos marina (EDEM stop). The metro runs every 30 minutes from 05:30 to 00:20 on a daily basis. The ticket costs approx 8 Euros per person.

 

Alimos Kalimaki marina Athens Poseidon Charters

 


Santorini excursion

Contact us to request availability

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Santorini hotels
Option 1: Top choice, contemporary cave accommodations of studio, apartment and suites.

Located in Oia town, these excellent 4 star apartments offer a small infinity pool, a beautiful breakfast room and private terraces providing excellent panoramic views of the caldera.

Euro per room per night. Based on double occupancy. Includes breakfast. Caldera view. Small splashpool.
 2017 rates

1 Apr to 30 Jun

16 Sep to 31 Oct

1 Jul to 15 Sep

Studio

330

350

Apartment

380

400

Suite

410

430

Deluxe apartment

470

490

Extra person per night

60

60

Studio: Can accommodate 2 persons. Open plan bedroom double bed, dining area, kitchenette, air-conditioning, private washroom with w/c and shower, kitchen utensils, mini-fridge, TV, hair dryer, phone, safety deposit box, iron, veranda with spectacular view of the Caldera.

Apartment: Can accommodate up to 3 persons. Either separate bedroom or open loft bedroom, sitting and dining area, kitchenette, air-conditioning, private washroom, kitchen utensils, mini-fridge, TV, hair dryer, phone, safety deposit box, iron, veranda with spectacular view of the Caldera.

Suite: Can accommodate up to 4 persons. Two bedrooms, dining area, kitchenette, air-conditioning, one washroom with w/c and shower, kitchen utensils, mini-fridge, TV, hair dryer, phone, safety deposit box, iron, veranda with spectacular view of the Caldera.

Deluxe apartment: Can accommodate up to 3 persons. Seperate bedroom or open loft bedroom, dining area, kitchenette, air-conditioning, one washroom with w/c and shower, kitchen utensils, mini-fridge, TV, hair dryer, phone, safety deposit box, iron, veranda with spectacular view of the Caldera and outdoor jacuzzi.

Option 2: Traditionally decorated studios and apartments accommodating up to 5 persons.

Located in Oia town, these mid price range, traditionally decorated studios and apartments also have a convenient parking lot and a large pool 50 meters away. The apartments are set amongst beautiful flowerbeds and the unit's private patios provide excellent views of the caldera.

Euro per room per night. Includes breakfast. Caldera view. Large swimming pool.

 2017 rates

1 May to 31 May

1 Oct to 31 Oct

01 Jun to 30 Jun

21 Sep to 30 Sep

1 Jul to 20 Sep

 

One bedroom standard studio: 2 persons

200

215

230

One bedroom standard studio: 3 persons

220

255

270

One bedroom superior studio: 2 persons

240

265

290

One bedroom apartment: 2 persons

265

295

330

One bedroom apartment: 3 persons

285 325 365

One bedroom apartment: 4 persons

365 410 450

Two bedroom apartment 2 bathrooms: 5 persons

485 595 690

Apartment cave houses: are separated into a bedroom and a kitchen, some feature a sitting area which can accommodate two extra people. Cave houses are located on both the upper and lower levels. The houses on the lower level have a beautiful garden in front, while those in the upper level have balconies with gorgeous view to the sea and the village of Oia. Accommodation includes: air-conditioning, private washroom, kitchen with utensils, mini-fridge, TV, hair dryer, phone, safety deposit box, iron, veranda with spectacular view of the Caldera. 

Standard studios: bedroom and open plan living space appointed with traditional-style wooden furniture. The patios look out on the walkway to the lobby and beyond are flowers pots and the panoramic caldera view. Accommodation includes: air-conditioning, private washroom, kitchen with utensils, mini-fridge, TV, hair dryer, phone, safety deposit box, iron, veranda with spectacular view of the Caldera.

Superior studios: one bedroom with adjoining living room, appointed with traditional-style wooden furniture. Accommodation includes: air-conditioning, private washroom, kitchen with utensils, mini-fridge, TV, hair dryer, phone, safety deposit box, iron, veranda with spectacular view of the Caldera.

Option 3: Great value hotel rooms, apartments and private villas

Located in Oia town, these great value apartments, hotel rooms and villas offer parking, a huge pool and a great family restaurant with excellent Greek food. 

If you would like a caldera view, then the hotel also offers two private villas which may host up to 5 persons. The private villas are just a stone’s throw from the hotel and boast magnificent caldera views.

Euro per room per night. Based on double occupancy.  Excluding breakfast. View of Aegean Sea. Villas have Caldera view.

 2017 rates

01 Apr to 30 Apr

01 Oct to 31 Oct

01 May to 31 May

 

01 Jun to 30 Sep

 

Hotel room budget no balcony: 1 person

51

53

92

Hotel room budget no balcony: 2 persons

60

 62

106

Hotel room with sea view: 1 person

60

 65

100
Hotel room with sea view: 2 persons 74 79 114

Hotel room with sea view: 3 persons

77

85

135

Hotel studio: 2 persons

79

100

130

Hotel studio: 3 persons

92

130

140

Hotel superior studio with outdoor jacuzzi for 2

100

194

200

Hotel superior studio with outdoor jacuzzi for 3

120

230

240

Hotel apartment with sea view: 2 persons

80

110

160

Hotel apartment with sea view: 3 persons

90

125

170

Hotel apartment with sea view: 4 persons

105

145

180

Private villa with caldera view: 2 persons

155

255

385

Private villa with caldera view: 3 persons

175

275

395

Private villa with caldera view: 4 persons

190

295

425

Private villa with caldera view: 5 persons

 220 335  475 

Breakfast per person

10

10

10

Hotel rooms, studios and apartments

The hotel has 15 spacious and tastefully furnished rooms, apartments and studios overlooking the Aegean Sea. Rooms are traditionally decorated with wooden furniture in white and blue shades. Rooms can accommodate from 1 to 3 persons. Rooms include: air-conditioning, private washroom, hair dryer, sitting area, satellite TV, internet access, phone, safety deposit box, veranda. Sea view rooms have a sea view to the island of Ios.

Apartments and studios: are fully-equipped to ensure a comfortable and carefree stay. Apartments have two separate areas and studios have an open plan layout. Both studios and apartments can accommodate 2 to 5 persons. Accommodations include: air-conditioning, hair dryer, private washroom, kitchen with an oven, fridge, kitchen utensils, living room, satellite TV, phone, safety deposit box, balcony with magnificent view of the sea.

Villas

A short distance from the main hotel complex, the villas offer spacious rooms traditionally decorated with wooden island style furniture. They can accommodate from 2 to 5 persons.

Villa one 2-4 persons: 45sqm to accommodate up to 4 guests. The villa consists of a master bedroom with a king-size bed, and two sofas that turn into beds. It is ideal equally for families with kids, a group of friends, or couples. The villa has an external spacious and heated jacuzzi on the terrace for unforgettable relaxing moments while enjoying amazing views of the Caldera. The villa offers air-conditioning, bathroom, kitchen with fridge and all necessary utensils, living room and furniture, wifi, satellite TV, safety deposit box and a spacious veranda with exquisite caldera view.

Villa two 2-5 persons: 60sqm to accommodate up to 5 guests. The villa consists of a master bedroom with a king-size bed, and two sofas that turn into beds. It is ideal equally for families with kids, a group of friends, or couples. The villa has an external spacious and heated jacuzzi on the terrace for unforgettable relaxing moments while enjoying amazing views of the Caldera. The villa offers air-conditioning, bathroom, kitchen with fridge and all necessary utensils, living room and furniture, wifi, satellite TV, safety deposit box and a spacious veranda with exquisite caldera view.

Option 4: Hi-end spectacular 5* star villas and apartments with spacious terraces.

Located in Oia town, these spectacular five star villas and apartments feature luxuries such as patio jacuzzi and room service. All have beautiful private terraces with excellent views of Santorini's magnificent caldera. With just 10 rooms this accommodation in Santorini really is a treat for your Santorini break. 

Euro per room per night. Double occupancy. Includes continental breakfast. Caldera view. Luxury accommodation.
 2017 Rates

15 Apr to 31 May

1 Oct to 20 Oct

1 Jun to 30 Sep

Maisonettes: 2-4 persons

440

520

Superior studio: 2 persons

520

660

Superior suite: 2-4 persons

620

780

Honeymoon suite: 2 persons

680

900

Collector's villa: 2-5 persons

960

1280

Extra person per night

100

120

Honeymoon suites (2): have the most secluded terraces with stunning views of the caldera and the sunset from the private outdoor hot tub and the exterior use futon. The large living rooms lead into the cave bedroom with a king-size bed and an en-suite dressing area. Added facilities are a jacuzzi bathtub and a steam room. These rooms have extra amenities such as candles, flowers, added bathroom soaps, and extra services such as a sparkling wine breakfast.

Superior suites (2): have a living area with two traditional sofas, which can be used as single beds for teenagers, dining table and fully equipped kitchenette, and a separate bedroom with a queen size bed and bathroom. One of the suites has a second bedroom with its own bathroom on a separate level. The suites have a private outdoor jacuzzi with a wooden deck area nestled in the corner of their private terrace and an exterior use futon.

Maisonettes (3): each of the three maisonettes is developed on two-levels. The queen-size bed on the loft offers a spectacular view of the caldera through the loft window while the traditional sofa on the ground floor living room can be used as single beds for teenagers. The maisonettes can accommodate up to three or four persons.

Superior studios (2): these two studios have a queen-size bed, a cozy living or dining area, and a fully equipped kitchenette. The traditional bathrooms offer all modern conveniences. One of the studios has two sofas in the living area, which can accommodate teenagers. A private outdoor jacuzzi is nestled in the corner of the terrace with views to the village of Oia and the caldera.

Collector's house (villa): this luxurious villa offers two separate bedrooms with king size beds, each with its own generous bathroom and en-suite dressing area, both carved deep into the volcanic cliff. The spacious living and dining area with its characteristic domed ceiling opens out onto the unique terrace with its combination of complete privacy and breathtaking views of the caldera and the village of Oia. The villa also boasts its own private spa area with steam bath, rain shower and jacuzzi perched on the edge of the terrace overlooking the caldera.

Option 5: Studios and apartments with spacious rooms for 1-4 persons.

Built in the heart of the caldera with excellent panoramic views, this accommodation offers spacious rooms with a fully equipped kitchen, private bathroom, air-conditioning and bar. The pool overlooking the caldera completes the ideal setting for ultimate relaxation. 

Euro per room per night. Double occupancy. Includes continental breakfast. Caldera view.

 2017 rates

1 Apr to 10 May

11 Oct to 31 Oct

11 May to 10 Jun

21 Sep to 10 Oct

11 Jun to 20 Sep

Deluxe double room: 1 person

200

280

360

Deluxe double room: 2 persons

280

360

400

Cave Suite: 2 persons

310

370

390

Cave Suite: 3 persons

390

410

440

Cave Suite: 4 persons

440

460

480
Suite: 2 persons 310 370 390
Suite: 3 persons 390 410 440
Junior suite: 1 person 330 360 410
Junior suite: 2 persons  360 390 440
Superior suite: 3 persons 420 450 495
Superior cave suite: 2 persons 390 420 470
Superior cave suite: 3 persons 420 450 495

All rooms offer flat satellite tv, free wifi, air-conditioning, safety box, complimentary daily tea and coffee supplies, mini-bar, bathrobe, bathroom amenities and daily maid service. 

Deluxe double room: New fully renovated room with spacious bedroom, private bathroom, balcony with view to the caldera, the ocean and pool. 

Cave Suite: New fully renovated room with two bedrooms, two private bathrooms, with view to caldera, the ocean and the pool. 

Suite: New fully renovated room with spacious bedroom and soft bed for third person, private bathroom, balcony with view to caldera, the ocean and pool. 

Junior suites: New fully renovated room with spacious bedroom, private bathroom, private balcony with jacuzzi and view to caldera and the ocean.

Superior Suites: New fully renovated room with spacious bedroom and sofa bed for third person, private bathroom, private balcony with jacuzzi with view to caldera and the ocean.  

Superior Cave Suite: New fully renovated cave house with vaulted ceiling room with spacious bedroom and sofa bed for third person, private bathroom, private balcony with jacuzzi, view to caldera and ocean. 

 

 

 

Option 6: Cave accommodation tastefully decorated with wooden furniture.

Located in Oia, this small family hotel overlooks the caldera and each of the caves have spectacular views from the private terraces. Caves are tastefully decorated with wooden furniture. From this part of Oia you have an extraordinary view of the entire village, the small harbour of Armeni and the famous Santorini sunset.

Euro per room per night. Double occupancy. Excludes breakfast. Caldera view. 
 2017 rates

1 Jan to 30 Apr

1 May to 30 May

01 Jun to 30 Sep 1 Oct to 25 Dec

Cave studio: 2 persons

199

229

229 199

Cave one bedroom apartment 2 persons

179

239

239 179
Captain's house suite: 2 persons 219 299 299 219
Extra bed per night 40 40 40 40

Studio: Includes a room with double bed, living room and bathroom with shower. The balcony has an amazing view of the sunset and the caldera.

One bedroom apartment: Includes a bedroom with double bed, a small living room, bathroom, an equipped kitchenette and a balcony with a breathtaking view of the sunset & the caldera.

Captain's house: Situated on the upper level of the hotel, there is a nice private balcony, a separate bedroom & a living room with 2 single beds, table & chairs. Other features include a fully equipped kitchen & private bathroom. The view of the Caldera & sunset is spectacular!

All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, and offer wireless internet connection.

Option 7: Small complex of simple studios, apartments and cave houses with caldera view.

A small complex of studios, apartments and cave houses etched into the rock, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy a caldera view and the sunset combined with a picturesque original traditional windmill standing on the same position for more than 200 years. 

Euro per room per night. Based on double occupancy. Excludes breakfast. Caldera view.
 2017 rates

01 Apr to 30 Apr
01 Oct to 31 Oct

01 May to 10 Jul
26 Aug to 30 Sep

11 Jul to 25 Aug

Studio

175

205

225
Apartment 1 bedroom (2 persons) 215 245 265
Apartment 2 bedroom (2-4 persons) 250 310 330
Windmill Suite (2-4 persons) 280 340

410

Studios
Open plan with dining area, private bathroom with shower, double bed and a balcony with sea view.
Apartment 2 persons:
Sitting/dining area, a bedroom with private bathroom with shower, double bed, and a private balcony with sea view.
Apartment 2-4 persons: 
Sitting/dining area, two bedrooms with double beds and two private bathrooms with shower and a private balcony with sea view.
Windmill suite
Sitting/dining area, two double bed bedrooms, one bathroom with shower and a private terrace that goes all around the windmill, with a sea, Caldera and sunset view

All accommodations include:  air conditioning, in-room safe, wireless internet access, direct dial telephone, satellite TV, DVD and MP3 player, hair dryer, kitchenette with kettle and refrigerator. There is no pool at this accommodation.

Option 8: A relaxed family hotel and good value for money just on the edge of Oia town.

With a splendid view of the Aegean Sea and the islands of Ios, Sikinos and Folegandros, this relaxed family hotel is good value for money. Surrounded by a wonderful garden and swimming pool the Flower offers parking, a reception and breakfast area. 

Euro per room per night. Based on double occupancy. Excludes breakfast. No Caldera view.

 2017 rates

1 Apr to 15 Jun

1 Oct to 15 Nov

15 Jun to 15 Jul

1 Sep to 30 Sep

15 Jul to 31 Aug

Double room

60

72

88

Triple room

72

87

105
Quad 87 100 120
Breakfast 6 6 6

Hotel rooms: can accommodate two, three and up to four persons. Rooms have private bathroom, balcony, refrigerator, air-conditioning, TV, safety deposit box and daily service.

Option 9: Group of six villas finished to high standards, traditionally designed with much attention to detail.

Located on the north of Santorini Island in the traditional settlement of Oia (Ia) village this group of six villas are finished to high standards and traditionally designed throughout with much attention to detail. The use of traditional Oia volcanic red & black stones and some of the best materials have been included through the design and used in harmony with the environment.  All houses have three levels of living. Outside every villa has a private yard with dining areas to enjoy alfresco dining, garden and private heated hydro massage spa. A common use swimming pool combined with the perfect sea and sunset views, will keep you there the whole day. 

Euro per villa per night. Excludes breakfast. Large swimming pool. Just out of Oia town with good views of other end of Caldera. 
2017 rates

Accommodates

01 Apr to 30 Apr

01 Oct to 31 Oct

01 May to 30 May 01 Jun to 30 Sep
Swinging Villa 6-8 persons  545 695  795
Diamond Villa 8 persons  445  595  695
Emerald Villa 6-8 persons  385  535  630
Turquoise Villa 6 persons  385  535  630
Topaz Villa 4-6 persons  345  495  590
Pearl Villa 4-6 persons  345  495  590
Villas have the following amenities: Private outdoor heated mini pool hydro massage spa, communal use swimming pool, private parking area, private BBQ outdoor area, Air-conditioning system, FREE Internet Wi-Fi, eco-friendly mattresses & upper bedclothes, as well as feathered pillows, fresh linen, bath towels, swimming pool towels, security system, flat TV screen, satellite TV, mobile telephone, HI FI stereo system, DVD player, music and movies DVD library, board games, books, local maps, information book, hob/stove, oven, microwave oven, fridge/freezer, refrigerators, blender, electric grill, toaster, filter coffee maker, water boiler, dishes, glasses, cooking utensils, pantry items, washing machine, clothes drying racks, iron, ironing board, vacuum cleaner, alarm clock, lighting lens, baby monitor, child high chair, baby cot, hypoallergenic soap and shampoo, hair dryer.
 
Swinging Sunset Villa: outside is a private yard and a balcony, overlooking the Aegean Sea with a BBQ dining area for 8 persons as well as a private outdoor heated mini pool hydro massage spa (for 8 persons). Inside there are 3 bedrooms (2 double king size bed at lower level and 1 king size bed at the upper level loft, which is separate from the others, with its own bath & living room). In addition, at the lower level there is a sofa, which easily transforms to a double queen bed. All bedrooms have wardrobes and air-conditioning. There is a fully equipped kitchen and two dining areas, for 6 persons each.   There is a bathroom on each level.
 
 
Diamond Villa: Outside there is a private yard and a balcony, overlooking the Aegean Sea and a dining area for 10 persons as well as a private outdoor heated hydro massage spa (for 5 persons). Inside there are 4 bedrooms (2 double king size bed and 1 bunk bed at lower level plus 1 king size bed at the upper level loft, which is separate from the others, with its own bath & living room). All bedrooms have wardrobes and air-conditioning. There is a fully equipped kitchen. There is a bathroom on each level.
 
 
 
Emerald Villa: Outside there is a private yard and a balcony, overlooking the Aegean Sea and a dining area for 8 persons as well as a private outdoor heated hydro massage spa (for 5 persons). Inside there are 3 bedrooms (1 double king size bed, 2 singles extra size beds at the lower level and 1 extra double king size bed at the upper level loft, which is separate from the others, with its own bath & living room).  In addition, at the lower level there is a sofa, which easily transforms to a double queen bed. All bedrooms have wardrobes and air-conditioning.  There is a fully equipped kitchen a dining room for 6 persons. There is a bathroom on each level.

Turquoise Villa: Outside there is a private yard and a balcony, overlooking the Aegean Sea and a dining area for 8 persons, as well as a private outside heated hydro massage spa (for 5 persons). Inside there are 3 bedrooms (2 double king size bed at lower level, which are decorated with hand paintings from Ancient Thira and 1 king size bed at the upper level loft, which is separate from the others, with its own bath & living room).  All bedrooms have wardrobes and air-conditioning. There is a fully equipped kitchen and a dining room for 6 persons. There is a bathroom on each level.
 
 
Topaz Villa: Outside there is a private yard and a balcony, overlooking the Aegean Sea and a dining area for 6 persons, as well as an outdoor private heated hydro massage spa (for 5 persons).  Inside there are 2 bedrooms (1 double king size bed and 1 double extra king size bed at the upper level loft, which is separate from the others, with its own bath & living room).  In addition, at the lower level there is a sofa, which easily transforms to a double queen bed. All bedrooms have wardrobes and air-conditioning. There is a fully equipped kitchen with a dining room for 6 persons. There is a bathroom on each level.
 
 
Pearl Villa: Outside there is a private yard and a balcony, overlooking the Aegean Sea and a dining area for 6 persons as well as an an outdoor private heated hydro massage spa (for 6 persons). Inside there are 2 bedrooms (1 double king size bed and 1 double extra king size bed at the upper level loft, which is separate from the others, with its own bath & living room).  In addition, at the lower level there is a sofa, which easily transforms to a double queen bed.  All bedrooms have wardrobes and air-conditioning. There is a fully equipped kitchen and a dining room for 6 persons. There is a bathroom on each level.
 
 
 

All Santorini hotel rates are subject to change, full terms and conditions available at time of booking.


Cabin charter FAQ's

Is a cabin charter for me?

A cabin charter sailing vacation is a great way to experience the culture of a country and see many coves, beaches and small harbors that larger vessels are unable to enter. A cabin charter is also a great way to make new friends - but it isn't for everyone. Factors to consider are your physical abilities and any medical conditions you may have and how well you enjoy the company of others, you are aboard a yacht which has smaller spaces than a large cruise ship.

How do I know which yacht I am on?

When you book a cabin charter, you are booking a cabin, not a specific yacht or crew. The price paid, includes a cabin on a yacht, meals and services of the crew. Information provided upon booking will detail the type of yacht, ie a monohull or a catamaran yacht and the approximate size of the yacht, ie 47-60ft catamaran. Some of the trips are aboard very large catamarans, if prior to departure, all the cabins do not get booked, then a smaller catamaran could be used in that size range. This will not affect the cabin type, meals, services or itinerary. 

How physically fit do I have to be? 

Sailing holidays do not require you to have a high level of physical fitness and are suitable for any age. However, a moving boat requires you to be steady on your feet and relatively agile. Some cabin charters require that you are able to climb off and on the yacht by ladder into the sea for swimming and to access the shore by dinghy. This requires some strength and dexterity.

What are the yachts like?

All yachts used for cabin charters offer private cabins, washrooms, indoor and outdoor common areas and access to shore via means of gangplank or tender/dinghy. The yacht is your accommodation and mode of transport while on your trip. The yacht can be either a monohull or a catamaran. Some yachts are more luxurious than others dependent on the destination. Singles may have to share a washroom or pay a 50-75% single supplement. Please refer to individual cabin charter details for details of yacht. 

Am I considered crew?

You will find two or three crew on every sailing cruise yacht. The crew consists of a skipper and a hostess or cook. The crew sleeps aboard the yacht in crew quarters. Skippers are experienced sailors and qualified to ensure your safety while aboard. They are happy to share their knowledge of the destinations and willing to help you hone your skills if you want to take a more active sailing role while aboard. Hostess' are responsible for provisioning and preparing wonderful meals aboard. Your hostess provides details of what there is to see and do on each island and in some cases will guide hikes ashore. In some instances they also manage the social aspect of your trip with sunset and happy hour activities and great restaurant reservations.

I want luxury is a cabin charter a luxury vacation on a yacht?

Yachts used for cabin charters tend to have basic facilities with some creature comforts. They have private washrooms for each cabin but this can't be considered an en-suite bathroom that you would get in a hotel. The galley is basic and if the yacht is moving any meals produced will generally be cold light meals such as sandwiches or basic salads. To avoid any dissapointment when booking a cabin charter, it is best to think of any type of cabin charter sailing vacation as an adventurous vactation rather than a high-end crewed yachting experience. 

Do I have to get my own group together for a cabin charter?

No. You charter by the cabin, if you have a large enough group then you will have the yacht to yourself, but if there are just two of you then you will be with other cabin charter guests.

Is a cabin charter aboard a sailing yacht like a cruise ship holiday?

No. A cabin charter holiday on a sailing yacht differs from a cruise ship experience, as the number of passengers is between 8-12, while cruise ships may have thousands. Yacht cabins are generally smaller and more streamlined and storage space is more limited. Cabin charters are guided by a captain and a crew/program director, so they are much more intimate cultural experiences than cruise ships. 

I have never been aboard a yacht and can't sail will this be a problem?

No. Cabin charter holidays are relaxing adventure vacations where you can participate as much or as little as you want with the actual sailing. There are crew members aboard the yacht who are responsible for sailing the yacht, your safety and preparing meals as outlined in your particular trip.

Will I get seasick?

The larger yachts used for cabin charters are very stable and sail in conditions that do not upset the vast majority of guests. If you are more prone to car motion sickness, we recommend that you bring your normal medication with you. Skippers and crew aboard all charters offer numerous methods to help alleviate the feeling of motion sickness including starting with short sails, so guests get their sea legs the first few days, which makes all the difference.

I want to learn how to sail, will I be able to get involved?

Skippers on our cabin charters in Greece and Croatia are happy to share their knowledge and willing to help you hone your skills if you want to take a more active sailing role while aboard. Aboard the larger catamarans and Turkish gulets there is less opportunity to be actively involved due to the size of the vessels. It is important to note, that cabin charter holidays are not sailing courses. If you would like to have a more formal sailing experience then sailing courses are a great option.

Are cabin charters just for couples?

No. Cabin charters are a mix of singles, couples, groups and families. At the time of booking you can ask about the group dynamic.

Will I pay a single supplement?

On some of our cabin charters single accommodation is available with no single supplement if you share a washroom. Where there are only double cabins aboard, you will pay a single supplement. Full details of single supplements are outlined with the dates and pricing for each cabin charter.

Are there children on a cabin charter holiday?

Children are allowed aboard some of our cabin charters but not all. Please check with our office at the time of booking your trip.

Is there an age restriction for a cabin charter sailing holiday?

No. As long as you are physically active we do not put an upper age limit on our trips. If you are under 18, you will need to be escorted by a parent or guardian.

Will I be with people I don't know?

Yes, unless you are booking the entire yacht for your private group. Crew members aboard all cabin charters are experienced at creating a good group dynamic and creating a relaxed and fun environment for everyone to feel comfortable aboard. Cabin charters are a much more intimate experience than cruise ship holidays and you will leave having made new friends. Where possible, passengers with similar interests and of similar age will be grouped together.

Who are my traveling companions?

For privacy reasons we cannot provide you with the names of your traveling companions. However, in some cases we can let you know the ages, interests, background and expectations of other cabin charter guests who fill in their resumé. These tours appeal to a wide range of travelers, most of whom share an adventurous spirit and a desire to experience new destinations.

What if another guest behaves inappropriately?

It is vitally important to us that all guests enjoy their time aboard. When booking a cabin charter, you are reserving a cabin aboard a yacht, not the whole yacht so there are a few guidelines that all guests are advised to follow.  It is very rare but if a guest demonstrates inappropriate behavior that goes against the guidelines provided and their behaviour is considered to disrespectful to any other guest, skipper or crew, the skipper reserves the right to terminate their trip and ask them to disembark immediately or at the next port without any applicable refund or recourse.

Can I bring alcohol aboard?

Each of the cabin charters vary with what alcohol they supply, some offer wine with dinner and others for welcome drinks only. Your invoice and boarding information will detail your chosen cabin charter. In general you purchase your own alcohol either from the stocked bar onboard or you can bring your own provisions onboard that you purchase.  

What type of luggage is best to bring?

Quite often bags need to be stored underneath the mattress in cabins so duffle bags with wheels that fold flat are ideal. 

What shall I do if I have specific dietary requirements?

For any specific dietary requirements you need to advise us in writing at the time of booking giving full details. We will try our best to accommodate your dietary requirements. If we are unable to properly accommodate your particular needs, we will let you know in advance. In general, in both the tropics and Greece and Croatia, gluten or lactose free products are quite limited. 

Can I do my own thing for dinner in the evening?

Many of our cabin charters include all inclusive meals so dinner tends to be included aboard. Cabin charters in the Mediterranean tend to arrange for dinner ashore at carefully selected local restaurants in order to try fantastic Mediterranean gastronomy. If you do not wish to eat with the group at these restaurants, you can choose to explore and find your own restaurant.

Can my medical situation or disability be accommodated aboard a yacht?

If you have a medical problem or disability which may affect your trip, you must advise us in writing at the time of booking giving full details. If we feel your health and safety or that of other guests could be in danger or we can't accommodate your particular needs aboard, we will let you know in prior to booking. In both the tropics and Greece and Croatia is is important to understand that their may not be medical facilities on each island and a transfer may be required shoudl a serious medical condition arise. 

Will I be able to use my CPAP machine onboard?

Yes. You will need to bring your own power supply for your cabin or alternatively ensure that you have a 12v (cigarette lighter) adaptor with a 10-12ft extension cord to access the 12v power from the navigation station of the vessels.

Will refrigeration be available for medicines?

Yes. There is refrigeration aboard all of our cabin charter yachts. Please request the use of this when boarding.

Will I have internet access?

Most yachts do not have their own internet access. In most cases coffee shops and restaurants on shore have internet access and will provide you with an access code if you buy a coffee or meal.  

What shall I pack?

All yachts have limited storage space so it is wise to travel light. Our comprehensive packing list will help with the essentials for traveling. See packing list.

Will there be a hot shower aboard?

Yes. All yachts used on our cabin charter sailing vacations will either have shore power, run the engine or generators to heat water. All washrooms have shower facilities. Fresh water showers are also available at the back of yachts for rinsing after swimming.

Do I need to bring linen and towels or a sleeping bag?

No. Yachts used for our cabin charters all have linen and towels provided.

What food is included?

Each of our cabin charters varies slightly on what is included. You will find full details of what is included on the dates and pricing section of each trip.

Will there be ice on board?

Some of our cabin charter yachts have icemakers onboard, on others ice can be purchased and stored in ice boxes. Ask your crew when you board if there are large quantities of ice always available.

How do the toilets flush on a sailing yacht?

Yachts will have either a standard marine head (manual pump handle attached to the pipes) or have a vacuum flush system (electric pump pressed by a button). Skippers will provide a briefing upon boarding to ensure that you know how to use the toilets correctly. Marine toilets only accept natural waste and anything else placed in the toilet will break the toilet.

Will there be air-conditioning on the yacht?

Some of the yachts do have air-conditioning; review the details of individual trips for more information. In European harbours in particular, generators are not allowed after 9pm so it is unlikely that air-conditioning will be ran after that time.  In the Caribbean, air-conditioning tends to run on the yachts from 8am-10pm but is turned off after that time. 

Is there electricity on board, how will I charge my devices?

All yachts have marine batteries to operate electrical equipment and most have cigarette lighter adapter for charging camera batteries and small accessories. Some yachts also have inverters, shore power cables and generators to provide electricity onboard. Most yachts will have electrical sockets in the cabin for use when the generator is on or connected to shore power.

Can I bring a hairdryer?

Skippers will accommodate the use generators for electrical sockets to be used where possible but this may not always be possible.

How much shall we tip the crew?

Your captain and crew will work very hard throughout the trip to provide excellent meals, snacks and drinks and offer great guidance - so it is customary to tip the amounts detailed on any individual charter. Tips are generally given as cash to crew. You can choose the proportions if you would like split your tip between crew members.

What are the terms and conditions of booking?

A booking is confirmed when a deposit payment is received and at that time no further discounts will be offered. Once a booking is confirmed, pricing will not change. Website pricing is subject to change without prior notice. Departure dates are subject to availability and any discounts may change based upon the number of bookings received. Deposit payments are to be received by special offer end date as confirmation of booking at special pricing. All cancellations are to be received in writing and are subject to Poseidon Charters cancellation policy.   Full terms and conditions of booking. 


Reviews

Destination: Greece

Title: Sailing tour in Greece Sep 2016

Already 2 weeks have passed since we returned from our great sailing vacation in the Greek Islands. We finally feel back to normal, what ever that is. Thank you for making this sailing vacation a wonderful experience for us. Every Island was unique with its history and we learned a lot due to the great knowledge of Steven, our one of a kind Skipper, who returned us safely to port. We enjoyed the food in the islands as well as breakfast and lunch on board specially prepared by the very friendly Crew, Nikolas the "Galley Wizard" as well as the Skipper Steven. We also enjoyed meeting the interesting people on board, especially the first group on the outward bound segment of our voyage. We are very confident to recommend Poseidon Charter's to anyone.

From: John and Vreni Warwick

Location: Canada


Destination: Greece

Title: Review of Greece sailing with Poseidon Charters 5* Aug 2014

 
Toward the end of my husband’s short-term overseas assignment, with summer 2014 near, he said this is it, last chance to pick anywhere you want to go. Without hesitation, I said “Greece!”, the number one place I had ever wanted to see, yet had not been and at 52, the bucket list loomed. We had not sailed in 5 years due to work demands, so he said to try and find some way we could charter a boat and rent a captain or something and sail the Aegean, see some islands. I am the google queen so was relieved to find Poseidon Charters; while they did offer flotillas, you could also just rent a private cabin and bathroom aboard the lead boat (unlike my husband, I was simply not up to the responsibility of renting a boat after such a long break). 


My choice was the itinerary that combined with a stay on Santorini, as that was a must-do for me; unfortunately, those were all booked. In fact, there was only one cabin for one week end of Aug/Sept that was still available, but without giving it another thot, we just booked it. Being from the US, I was very comfortable dealing with a Canadian company and paying in dollars; paperwork and payment was a snap. (Afterward, I was such a pain nagging Sharron with questions over the email, but she always promptly responded despite the time difference – as I still picture her, at an Oceanside restaurant on an exotic Greek isle, with her laptop taking care of biz late into the evening while the guests played).

The charter left out of Athens, so it was great to spend a couple days there and see the sites, then make our way to the marina Saturday for the sailing trip. They ran a couple different boats for the season and we were assigned to Margarita for that trip, which secretly thrilled us as living in Houston, margaritas are a staple. It was a beautiful older boat, like a great big version of our Catalina 36, with all the heavy woodwork. (It had of course been updated over the years, so I got some upgrade ideas for our boat). Two other couples were along, one younger one older, and I was shocked to learn neither had ever been on a sailboat before, but both quickly learned the ropes and were complete fans by the end of the trip. 

We had a scheduled itinerary per the booking. Each morning over breakfast, we were briefed on where we were going that day and options for exploring on our own; these people are soooo knowledgeable on Greece, I can no longer imagine visiting the islands any other way. It reminded me a lot of a Caribbean live-a-board, only sailing instead of diving (and the crew was much nicer, lol, leaving you feeling more like a friend or family than just a “customer”). The sailing itself could not have been better – we often enjoyed a broad reach among the islands, when the other folks would read, listen to music, or take turns manning the helm (I just wanted to relax and soak in the sun and the view), but we also had a couple blue water days healed over like out in the Gulf, only with the beautiful backdrop of the Greek isles. The non-sailing activities were too many and varied to discuss in detail, but typically following the briefing and the morning sail/passage, we would either drop anchor in tucked-away coves for lunch, swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing in natural hot springs or hop ashore small islands along the way to visit historical sites. At various times in the afternoon, depending on that day’s schedule, we would dock at marinas on different islands for the remainder of the day, to explore the uniqueness each had to offer, always with a fabulous dinner at one of the many local establishments, and often with lovely views and sunsets. (Here I must give a special shoutout to Thomas; during our first dinner on an island my cell fone took a second story dive down a crack between two buildings and it was a goner. Next thing I knew, Thomas popped up in front of me with my still-working cell fone in hand.)

I truly cannot say enough great things about the trip, the crew, and the experience itself (or of course Greece and its people). Captain Steve was an incredibly skilled skipper, learned so much from him. For the first part of the week we had both Sharron and Thomas on crew, then Thomas, and it never ceased to amaze me how tirelessly they worked, always with a smile, to ensure that everyone had a good time, was well-fed and cared for, and the boat kept organized and immaculate. The food was so fantastic and plentiful that I was never hungry for dinner on the islands (but stuffed myself anyway).  

After the week, Steve had a cab waiting for us bright and early the last morning so we could hop over to Santorini for a couple days on land before heading home. Now it is just a memory and I have never stopped wishing I could have it all back and relive each minute, because surely I did not appreciate it enough at the time. Alas, we will enjoy our summer at home this year getting our boat recommissioned, but already thinking ahead to 2016 – that other itinerary is still calling me! The deck of life is but short; go sailing my friend, there is less time than you think….

From: Sherrie Faubion

Location: Texas


Destination: Greece

Title: Celebrating a 25th wedding anniversary in Greece Sep 2014

Here to celebrate our 25th!! This trip met all our expectations. We experienced some great Mediterranean sailing and had the opportunity to do hands on sailing and learn Med Mooring from Steven and Sharron. The islands were fun, the people and food were terrific. We hope to come back one day…maybe on our 35th wedding anniversary. Thank you.

From: Karen and Andy Bygden

Location: Canada


Destination: Greece

Title: Lovely vessel and grand skippers sailing in Greece Sep 2014

Time for reflection after two weeks of sailing the Greek islands, Saronic Gulf and the Cyclades. We have learned new and different methods of Med mooring, swam in beautiful crystal clear peaceful bays, stood watch and participated in the sailing of Christianna VIII. Lovely vessel, grand skippers. 1st week with Stephanos, second week with Steven and of course both weeks with the very multi-talented Sharron who is first mate, crew and cook. Around me, at this very moment we have a crew that is mostly sailors and we stand watch as a constant crew. Fun adventures ashore were combinations of tavernas, hiking to the top of the top and the end of the ends! Sailing is a melt of several different things and engages us physically, mentally and spiritually - and we once again shared all of these emotions on board Christianna. Our two weeks of cruising the Greek Islands with Poseidon will be treasured in our memory banks forever. To Captain Stephanos, Captain Steven and wonder woman Sharron, a hearty efharisto (thank you!) Also a great appreciation to our fellow crew and shipmates for allowing us to share new friendships.

From: Denny and Erica Jackson

Location: Hawaii, USA


Destination: Greece

Title: Two weeks of magic sailing in Greece July 2014

Two weeks of magic! We loved it all, the sailing, the food, the scenery, the companionship and of course the noisy toilets!! I, as a city slicker and a non-sailor particularly appreciated all the gentle assistance in fitting in and easing myself into the Aegean Sea even though I'm not much of a swimmer. My favourite place - I can't say since there was something special about each place. Larry loved the sailing instruction and the chance to actually sail. Sharron was simply fabulous at handling every detail with a smile. One of our special memories is our Shirley Valentine moment on Mykonos! In all, a very special trip. Thanks for everything and for such special memories.

From: Larry and Diane Erhart

Location: USA


Destination: Greece

Title: Sailing on a 60ft yacht in Greece June 2014

We had an amazing two weeks sailing the Aegean to celebrate 125 years of life…both of our 50th birthdays and 25th wedding anniversary! The detailed information and depth of knowledge that was shared brought Greece to life in an up close and personal way. The ports of call were interesting..ruins, shops, bakeries, restaurants and beautiful vistas. Thank you for the most relaxing vacation that we have had in years. Yammas…you are welcome in the 1000 islands anytime! 
Elizabeth and Joe kindly agreed to be filmed after their trip. See their video.

From: Joe and Elizabeth Dorrington

Location: Canada


Destination: Greece

Title: Sailing in Greece June 2014 aboard Margarita

We had a tremendous week on the Margarita. Our Captain (Angelos) and first mate (Thomas) were fantastic. Hydra was our favourite port. We met great people, ate delicious food and enjoyed the beauty of Greece. Thank you Poseidon Charters.

From: Michelle and Bill Erickson

Location: Canada


Destination: Greece

Title: Sailing in Greece cabin charter June 2014

About my adventure to Greece, I found the booking process to be very clear and the information given was quite relevant.  It was easy to follow.  The trip was delivered as promised and the other commentaries I had read on the website were very accurate.  The best part of the trip for me was the sailing.  Especially when we were on a broad reach and the boat was balanced.  Of course I liked almost every aspect of the trip and especially meeting and spending time with Sharron and Steve.  You are very easy to get along with and you find a good balance between being Captain and First Mate and making everyone feel comfortable.  I’ve recommended the trip to several of my sailing and non-sailing friends.  Everyone loves the pictures.  It was hard to return to work.   Looking forward to my next trip!!

From: Joe Worden

Location: Toronto, Canada


Destination: Greece

Title: Sailing the Greek isles Sept 2013

Since the comments people shared on your website were what convinced me this was the trip for me, I thought it only appropriate that I do the same! My very first impression upon meeting the other guests was that we all shared the same desire for an adventure, and were all wildly enthusiastic about the trip in front of us. We all left the rat race behind and what we wanted from this trip was some time to calmly savor the beauty of the Mediterranean, to be on the water on a beautiful vessel and share this escape with like minded people.  No busy ports for us!  We wanted the inside skinny on where the regulars ate and drank, local characters and beaches untouched by cruise lines.  And Sharron and Steve delivered in spades! Their extensive knowledge of the islands geography, people and sea put us all at ease and entertained us.  And lets not forget Steve's relationship with many a stray cat colony or dog.  He knew them too! Somehow from the moment I found the Poseidon Charters site I knew it was the one, I could not have imagined a better group of people to share this experience with crew or guests and I hope we can all sail together again.

From: Sharon Waters

Location: Maryland, USA


Destination: Greece

Title: Sailing the Greek islands Sept 2013

Thank you Steven and Margarita (from Swiss family Robinson)! We had some great times - dolphins especially! You've sown a seed for future sailing in Rory no doubt! Thanks for the history and taking us off the beaten track. Loved the restaurants you chose (+ kittys), very exciting seas the last two days - think we definitely got our sea legs! Bridget, Steve, Oscar, Hattie and Rory

From: Steven Quigley

Location: Sussex, UK


Destination: Greece

Title: Greek islands sailing Sept 2013

What can we say but thank you so much for taking such good care of us. From the time we booked, making all the arrangements and everything going so smoothly (hotels, buses etc) to the many wonderful meals and cups of tea and coffee onboard! Thank you.

From: Ruth and Brian Vlaming

Location: Ottawa, Canada


Destination: Greece

Title: Greek island sailing tour July 2013

An adventure in the Greek islands was what I wanted. I experienced wonderful sailing, swimming azure waters everyday, meeting wonderful people and tasting amazing greek cuisine. A perfect way to celebrate my 40th birthday! Yamas!

From: Narelle MacDonald

Location: Sydney, Australia


Destination: Greece

Title: Sailing in Greece Aegean Adventure July 2013

Absolutely fantastic time. Enjoyed the sailing, thanks for the helmsmanship instruction. Great food and good company. Looking forward to the next trip!

From: Julian Francis

Location: London, UK


Destination: Greece

Title: Greek islands sailing July 2013

I first became aware of Poseidon Charters when I met Sharron at the Ottawa Travel show.  At the time she was chatting with a couple that had sailed the Islands with Poseidon the year before.  They had nothing but good things to say and had thoroughly enjoyed their trip.  Having decided to actually commit to this adventure I can say only good things about Poseidon and Sharron in particular.  Right from the start she helped me organize everything and made it very easy.  We spent two nights in Athens then flew to Santorini and spent three nights there.  Sharron helped with all of that part as well. When we got to the boat we were greeted by Maggie.  She was in charge of cleaning the boat and keeping us fed.  She was great at both. Her meals were excellent.  The only issue was that my large son never quite had enough to eat and I think that perhaps the food budget for the week could be a little larger.  Mind you he does eat a lot and it was not an issue for the rest of my family! Shortly thereafter we met Angelo who was our skipper. He has sailed the Greek Islands for over 20 years and he knows them very, very well.  He is also an excellent sailor and makes sure that everyone on the boat is comfortable and safe.  Safety is job one and he does it extremely well.  We felt lucky to have him as our leader!  He chose the Islands that we visited very carefully depending on many variables.  We had a couple of fantastic sailing days on the open ocean with 25 knot winds, it was unbelievable. I would highly recommend Poseidon Charters.  They have been doing this for several years and they have it right.  Thank you for a great adventure that I will never forget!!

From: Peter Ingalls

Location: Toronto, Canada


Destination: Greece

Title: Cabin charter Aegean Adventure July 2013

Nothing short of STUNNINGLY FANTASTIC!!! The islands and the Greek people were absolutely amazing! We loved and enjoyed every aspect of it. The group of people on the boat were such a great match for us too. We had great sailing opportunities and I enjoyed my fill at the wheel!!  The food was amazing on and off the boat! Now this leads to the Skipper and Crew!!  They were both so absolutely responsible for our GREAT POSITIVE experience. Thank you...for all your help and suggestions, I appreciated prompt replies every time we contacted your office. We would definitely consider working with you in the future 'when' we consider another trip to Greece... and hope to thank you personally at the boat show in January 2014.

From: Bernard and Ursula Dickinson

Location: Toronto, Canada


Destination: Greece

Title: Sailing in Greece June 2013

I tried to obtain as much information as possible online regarding Greece charters and your website was extremely helpful - I also looked for reviews - there were not many but seeing pictures and comments on Facebook/other social media also helped me to make a decision to contact you for more information. The best part of the trip was visiting Hydra, Milos, Paros; many excellent food recommendations (only 1 not-so-fantastic meal on pirate night but not a bad statistic for a 2-wk trip!!). Peter and I certainly had an enjoyable time and said he'd sail with Poseidon Charters again in the future (so would I). Peter appreciated that Steve made an effort to include him in sailing activities though Peter appeared to enjoy lounging around and reading books more! To me, knowing that unexpected things can happen on a sailboat, I thought Steve was very knowledgeable about managing issues safely, which was more important to me than getting from point A to B. Overall, I personally had a fantastic and very memorable trip. Thanks for a great trip :)

From: Stephanie Phan

Location: Georgia, United States


Destination: Greece

Title: Awesome experience sailing in Greece June 2013

Favorite island: Santorini. Favourite meal: Poros tied with Paros!. Favourite cats: Milos. Favourite bit of water: the dolphins! Was an awesome experience and definitely a memorable one. Sad that Beth and Gary couldn't join us for the second week of fun. I have definitely got a good feel for the Greek island, thanks for accommodating us - loved all the fantastic food - you were right we didn't get tired of Greek cuisine! Had a lot of fun and thanks for letting me take the helm!

From: Peter Taylor

Location: USA


Destination: Greece

Title: Aegean Adventure two weeks 14 September 2012

Our sincere thanks for a wonderful holiday. Your attention to detail, Greek history, delicious cuisine combined with Greece's natural beauty made a great travel memory we will always remember! Thanks again...The "stinky power boaters"!

From: Arla and Brian Veniotte

Location: Ontario, Canada


Destination: Greece

Title: Sailing in Greece aboard Margarita June 2012

First of all we wish to thank you for the terrific trip you provided. Andrea and I were very happy with the experience and have been describing your operation to all who wanted to hear about our vacation. The boat (Margarita) was great. Comfortable, stable in the heavy winds and seas we experienced. The itinerary was also excellent. One of the reasons we went with Poseidon was the larger area and number of islands covered. Most of the other companies didn't travel very far. The selection of islands was also wonderful. Santorini was amazing. I've added Ia to my list of perfect places in the world. The ability to participate in the crewing and steering of the boat was a big bonus for us as we aspire to sail on our own someday.We have recommended your company to our friends and hope to join you again for Croatia/Turkey in the not too distant future.

From: Andrea Lewis and Sean Cruz

Location: Vancouver, Canada


Destination: Greece

Title: Greece sailing trip June 2012

Poseidon Charters was the way to go for a tour of the Greek Isles.  I’ve always dreamed of sailing in the Mediterranean Sea and mooring in the bays and ports. Eating grilled octopus and the fresh catch of the day.  This outfitter delivered flawlessly. I scoured the internet looking for the best fit for my wife and I.  This was to be our babymoon in early June of this year.  The website piqued my interest, but it was the conversation I had with Captain Parry that reeled me in.  You could tell that he has crafted and tweaked an itinerary over several decades to get this product where it is.  Everything on the phone sounds too good to be true, but when you get to the Greek Isles and see first hand, this captain knows what he’s talking about.  It was ever prevalent in the way he knew every harbor master, restaurateur, and local shop owner, no matter where we went.  His shipmate Sharron was outstanding as well.  She made a fantastic breakfast and lunch spread everyday and was a pleasure to be around.  Our tour had a flotilla boat with us and it actually increased the experience for me.  It added some pleasant sailing couples to our group and increased the learning experience from a sailing tactical standpoint.  Poseidon Charters gets an “A” and I would consider using them for a trip to Croatia in the future.  Thank you captain and crew for fulfilling one of our dreams.  Eric and Jessa from Colorado.  By the way our baby boy is doing great.

From: Eric and Jessa

Location: Colarado Springs, USA


Destination: Greece

Title: Aegean Adventure June 2012

Thank you so much for a most AMAZING two weeks! And really - AMAZING doesn't begin to describe the experience I had on this trip! Steve and Sharron were so amazing! From before the trip started, until the very end!!! I STRONGLY recommend joining Poseidon Charters (and Steve and Sharron) on any sailing adventure they may be hosting! Miss you guys!!! Yamas!!!

From: Karen Mallet

Location: Ottawa, Canada


Destination: Greece

Title: Aegean Adventure aboard Margarita June 2012

Thank you for an amazing time - best holiday ever. Andy is very happy with his medal and is looking to take up swinging full-time when we get home! We loved seeing all the islands, the 'plane' and all the food. Keep us posted on all the cats!

From: Andy and Alice Foot

Location: UK


Destination: Greece

Title: Fulfilled a dream...and can't wait to relive it...June 2011

We made a decision to fulfill a dream and sail the Greek Islands and we absolutely made the right decision when choosing to sail with Poseidon Charters. Our trip was much more than we could imagine with each day being like a new vacation, a new adventure, always full of excitement, laughter, stories, and great food. Your expertise and wealth of knowledge allowed us to truly experience Greece and it's beauty and food. Catching a 40 lb tuna off the back of Margarita was exciting and even more so, anchoring at our favourite place, Kleftiko Bay, and cooking the tuna on the beach in this remote area in the world - a place that truly takes your breath away. WOW... The opportunity to kayak through the caves and just relax on this remote anchorage was amazing. Your obvious passion for sailing, commitment to your guests enjoyment and safety and extensive experience sailing in Greece makes Poseidon Charters the #1 choice. For those still thinking or dreaming about sailing the Greek Islands....think no more - LIVE your DREAM. "Dream it, live it, do it..." Sharron and Steve, we can't thank you enough for helping make our experience all that it was and helping us to fulfill our dream.

From: Sharron Malott

Location: Ontario, Canada


Destination: Greece

Title: Aegean Adventure Sept-Oct 2011

A trip of a lifetime, incredible experience. The trip was a dream on paper which manifested into so much more and in a word tremendous...tremendous laughs, food, sites, experiences and friendships. We also experienced tremendous wind and waves which, through the confidence and experience of our excellent crew, made it a sailing adventure that will never be forgotten. The itinerary flowed to create an totally unique mix of adventure, relaxing, dining, and more in settings you wouldn't find without Steve and Sharron's extensive knowledge of the area, it's people, & it's culture. Thanks to you both for an unforgettable time and hope to see you in Croatia in the near future.

From: James and Jacqueline Roberts

Location: Ajax, Ontario, Canada


Destination: Greece

Title: Aegean Adventure cabin charter and flotilla Sept 2011

In some areas around the Aegean, the color of the water is so brilliant that it appears to emit a light of its own. Neon blue waters glow under a crystal blue sky a magical place! As sailors, my husband and I practiced using the Beaufort Scale of wind force, as is the local custom. We experienced beautiful weather! Under Captain Steve¹s guidance, we observed how the sea state changed over time and varied by location to estimate Beaufort wind speed. Arriving at the dock early provided the optimal conditions for Med Mooring our flotilla as well as the best 'happy hour' entertainment of all: front row seats to the competition for docking rights among the latecomer vessels. Ashore, we found fantastic archeological sites at every turn! We encountered the 5,000-year-old ruins of a city that make the classical temples we visited look relatively recent. Captain Steve was an absolute pleasure to sail with and, indeed, a man of many talents! We enjoyed the islands with the perfect mix of free time to explore on our own and shore excursions personally guided by Poseidon staff. It was easy to get by knowing only English (especially because Steve speaks Greek!). Our Poseidon charter was so awesome that I bought the Rosetta Stone software for learning Greek AFTER I returned home just to get ready for my next trip!

From: Cheryl and David Hurst

Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA


Destination: Greece

Title: Sailing cruise Aegean Adventure June 2010

The experience Poseidon provides is incredible and unique. It is a wonderful mixture of (ancient) history, architecture, language, cuisine and culture. The circuit from Athens, Hydra, Kleftiko Bay, Milos, Ios and on to Santorini (where you get off the boat for a couple of days and stay in a villa on an island that is nothing but mystical), and then heading back to Athens via Paros, Mykonos and Kea is absolutely enchanting. The opportunity to meet local folks in quaint villages on islands that were on major trade routes thousands of years ago is extraordinary to say the least. Doing all of this on a sailboat with the family functioning as the crew is beyond description. I should note Steve covers every detail (including fantastic culinary experiences in family owned tavernas) and each crew member can do as much or little as he or she wants, in terms of taking the helm, raising and lowering sails and assisting with mooring the boat at the piers in the village harbors. However, I must say Margarita is a great boat and it's a thrill to be at her helm on a tack to the next port. The Aegean Adventure with Captain Parry is a wonderful family experience that your kids will enjoy and then remember the rest of their lives. Our two daughters and son literally took thousands of photos and to this day, they frequently thank us for bringing the family together for such a memorable adventure with each other. Hiking up to the monastery on Hydra and climbing through the well-preserved ruins on Delos are opportunities to experience ancient history that simply cannot be replicated anywhere else.

From: Steve and Sharon Olson

Location: Illinois, USA


Destination: Greece

Title: Aegean Adventure aboard yacht Dream

The only word I can think of to describe our charter trip experience through the Greek Islands is 'Awesome'. Even though we are not experienced sailors, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the trip and would go back and do it again tomorrow if we could. Obviously there are always small things a company can do to improve; however, this trip was absolutely tremendous. The accommodations aboard the yacht were quite satisfactory, clean, well maintained, etc. The itinerary was well thought out and provided us with an excellent overview of the Greek Islands and a good portion of Greek history. The selection of our fellow passengers only increased our enjoyment of the trip. The staff aboard the yacht (Program Director Johnny and Capt. George) made the trip just that much more enjoyable. I believe everyone aboard the yacht was totally impressed with Johnny and appreciated all his support. The foods that Johnny prepared (breakfasts and lunches) were five star quality. And then there is Captain George. There are no words to describe 'Big' George, except to say that for those of us aboard the Dream, George made the experience that much more enjoyable. A professional, a historian, funny, highly respected are only some of the words that could be used to describe him.

From: Terry & Penny Winters

Location: Toronto, Canada


Destination: Greece

Title: Aegean Adventure aboard yacht Margarita

Thank you Steve for giving us a real taste of the Greek islands - our first experience of traveling in Greece. Each island was so uniquely different. While we had previous sailing experience we learned a lot from the two weeks we were aboard. You are very knowledgeable about the ports and points of interest on each island - especially the archaeological sites. Great adventures! It was super to meet so many nice people who were part of our Margarita experience as well as the members of the five flotilla boats. Our 'chef' Florence, was truly a gem!

From: Alastair and Beverley Robertson

Location: Ontario, Canada


Destination: Greece

Title: Aegean Adventure aboard yacht Margarita

Thank you Poseidon for adding this wonderful experience to our honeymoon in Greece. We'll always remember our fantastic swim stops at deserted little coves... and thanks to Sharron for finally introducing us to a proper cup of English tea! Thank you.

From: Nicole and Tim

Location: Boston, USA



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