Sailing Greece on our tours, you will be on monohull yachts that are specifically designed for the larger seas of the Aegean and are built heavier at 40tons to offer more stability. The yachts are the largest in the cabin charter Greece industry and are designed by Ocean Star to have 5-6 double cabins all with private washrooms and cabin fans.*
The yachts have the following features:
- double-bed cabins based on double occupancy or single occupancy with supplement
- one set of linens per week
- two towels per person per week (beach towels excluded)
- bunk bed cabin 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
- 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
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. The cabins have a large ceiling hatch and side hatches (windows).
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. The cabins have side hatches (windows).
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 has a low ceiling height of 5' 5" and a smaller washroom with access by ladder to the cabin so is offered at a lower rate. The cabin has side hatches (windows). This cabin is only available on one of our yachts and is subject to availability on certain departures only.
Unless the small double stern has been reserved, cabin allocations are made on day of boarding. We are not able to provide specific yacht or crew names in advance.
*Actual accommodation may vary from images shown. On rare occasions an alternative yacht or 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 limited shore power/air-conditioning in the Mediterranean. When booking, it is not possible to specify a particular yacht or crew.
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
- fresh bread
- 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
Soft drinks, iced tea and water are included and stowed on board. In the afternoon, coffee or tea and sweets such as chocolate and/or cookies are provided. Alcohol, mixer drinks for happy hour are not included.
Special Dietary Requirements
Can be accommodated in some instances with advance notice, but it is advised to bring your own snack foods if you have food intolerances or allergies.
Who takes our trips?
This 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. If that’s not for you, you can simply read a book and soak up the sun. You can join us if you are single, a couple or a group of friends, as you pay by the cabin. The majority of our guests are couples either younger or older!
What happens each day?
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.
Our cabin charter in Greece is an adventure sailing tour 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.
While every effort will be made to deliver the itinerary as advertised; the advertised itinerary can be changed without notice while on charter due to weather, logistics, safety and technical reasons.
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 snorkeler it is best to bring your own.
*On rare occasions an alternative yacht or smaller yacht may be used based on the number of bookings. Yachts may motor sail in light air to make destinations on time. When booking, it is not possible to specify a particular yacht or crew.