Sit back and relax whilst you enjoy the Greek islands of the Saronic Gulf and Cyclades on a luxury crewed catamaran. The Lagoon 400 is the perfect vessel for your Greek sailing adventure, with 4 double guest bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. A maximum of eight guests are on board, together with an experienced, professional crew to look after you (skipper and hostess). A sailing holiday really is the only way to experience the best of Greece so jump on board, meet other like-minded sailing enthusiasts and enjoy a week of sun, sea and scenery.
Booking by the cabin on our share a sail program means you enjoy the sailing experience at a fraction of the cost of a crewed yacht. The route will take you into the Cyclades with its whitewashed buildings and laid back fishing villages. Each day you will be exploring a new area, enjoying plenty of swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing along the way. Each day a new island awaits for you to explore. After a day on the water, take a walk and capture some incredible views, relax with a drink in a local bar or sample some of the traditional Greek dishes in a local taverna.
Breakfast and lunch are included, as well as water, beer or wine. Meals onboard are usually enjoyed in the spacious cockpit whilst anchored in an idyllic bay and include things such as fresh fruit, eggs, toast and bagels for breakfast and salad, seafood and bruschetta for lunch. Evening meals will be taken ashore at a local restaurant - there are plenty to choose from!
We start our sail from Agios Kosmas Marina in Athens. Our first sail takes us to the island of Kea on the western fringe of the Cyclades. A beautiful hilly island with shipwrecks to explore and idyllic bays galore.
After a day of swimming, snorkeling, reading or sunbathing we arrive on Kithnos, a traditional island which exudes Greek charm. Relax into the leisurely pace of life here and be sure to sample some of the local cuisine at one of the seaside restaurants.
Serifos is a small, rugged and unspoiled island where there is no shortage of breathtaking Aegean views. With all the beauty of the more famous islands of the region but with more authentic charm, it's no wonder those in the know head to Serifos for an idyllic getaway.
The peaceful waters around Siros are perfect for kayaking and exploring on the stand-up paddle board. Once you have tired yourself out on the water come ashore and experience the fantastic bars and restaurants this island has to offer.
Spetses is a glamorous island, popular with a fun loving, luxury crowd. Hike inland to experience the island's natural beauty first hand. Spetses is blessed with secluded beaches, pine-clad hills and ancient churches.
Dhokos is a great daytime stop on the way to Hydra. We explore hidden coves and shipwrecks before continuing our sail. Hydra is a beautiful island where time has stood still. Enjoy the peace and quiet as no motorised vehicles are allowed on the island. Spend your final evening on the islands browsing the boutiques, chatting with locals in the bars and savouring the delicious Greek cuisine.
A final day of sailing and swimming and then we head back to the base late afternoon. Make the most of your final night and head into the centre of Athens to experience the cultural delights this city has to offer.
All routes are subject to change and dependent on weather conditions.
The Lagoon 400 "Jema" is a spacious catamaran with 4 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. A large seating area at the back on the boat gives ample space for meals onboard, relaxing with a drink or playing cards. The nets at the front are perfect for lounging and sunbathing - much more comfortable than a sun lounger!
Inside you will find a fully equipped kitchen, seating area, sound system with indoor and outdoor speakers and the 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There is hot water for showers and shower towels are provided. The boat also has wifi should you want to stay connected. With snorkels, kayaks and stand up paddle board, there is no shortage of things to keep you amused!
04-18 Apr / 17 Oct-31 Dec - £1680/cabin
18-25 Apr / 10-17 Oct - £1855/cabin
25 Apr-16 May / 26 Sep-10 Oct - £2055/cabin
16 May-06 Jun - £2180/cabin
06 Jun-04 Jul / 12-26 Sep - £2360/cabin
15 Aug-12 Sep - £2515/cabin
04 Jul-01 Aug - £2555/cabin
01-15 Aug - £2810/cabin
Flights and transfers are not included but can be arranged. Singles travelling alone in their own cabin receive 25% discount on the cabin price.
"I was planning my 60th birthday lunch for family and friends with my daughter, when she said "what do you REALLY want to do Mum?" The reply...."sail". The lunch booking was cancelled and I made contact with Nautilus. Friends told me that I would never manage a 36' Bavaria and certainly not stern to mooring. Wrong! I was introduced to sailing late, at 53, and certainly did not feel confident but the Ionian flotilla is easy. I spent hours watching stern to mooring videos on Youtube but you don't need the Sailing Virgins when you have flotilla crew to hand!! Live your dreams, book it, do it. It's been one of the best events of my life. Thanks Nautilus, you'll see us again."
To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). For charters in Greece, you must now have the ICC certificate. You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.
For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.
RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.
For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.
If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?
Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.
Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.
Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.