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Come and explore the stunning islands of the Cyclades aboard a fully crewed 52' yacht. Greece is the perfect place for an island hopping adventure and whether you are a keen sailor or just wanting to experience a relaxing holiday out on the water, a crewed cabin charter holiday is the ideal way to explore the Aegean islands. Visit the iconic islands of Santorini and Mykonos, with their whitewashed buildings and picturesque cobbled streets.

You can relax knowing that your skipper and hostess have planned all the details for you - they take care of the sailing, plan the route to ensure you visit the 'must sees' of the Cyclades and provide you with a delicious breakfast and light lunch onboard so that you are free to swim, sunbathe, explore, snorkel, make new friends or relax with a good book. Two cabin charter yachts are used in the Cyclades and both have been chosen with your comfort in mind. A maximum of 8 guests are onboard the Sun Odyssey 52.2 'Malama' or Ocean Star 51.1 'Christina VII' which have 4 double guest bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. If you are looking for a memorable Greek sailing holiday then jump onboard, 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. Both routes include the well-known islands of Santorini and Mykonos but also include other lesser-known gems of the region including Schinoussa, Koufonisi and Folegandros. 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 light lunch are included, as well as water, coffee and tea. Meals onboard are usually enjoyed in the spacious cockpit whilst anchored in an idyllic bay. Evening meals will be taken ashore at a local restaurant - there are plenty to choose from!

Cabin charter in the Cyclades

  • Overview
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    Mykonos

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    Christianna VII

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    Malama

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    Indoor seating area

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    Santorini

    Overview

    • Flights to Mykonos from London or via Athens from regional airports
    • Meet like-minded individuals
    • Swim, snorkel and relax
    • Experience the iconic beauty of the Aegean
    • Average summer temperatures of 26-30 degrees
    • Breakfast and light lunch included
    • Great for individuals, couples and small groups
    • Available April-October. Runs Saturday-Saturday
    • Share with a friend or take a cabin to yourself
  • Route One

    Route One

    2020 dates: 25 Apr | 9, 23 May | 6, 20 Jun | 4, 18 Jul | 1, 15, 29 Aug | 12, 26 Sep | 10 Oct

    DAY 1 : Mykonos

    Saturday is arrivals day so after your flight to Mykonos, take a short 20 minute transfer to the marina and settle in onboard. There are restaurants within easy reach of the marina and the island has fantastic beaches, shopping, dining and nightlife. Enjoy your first evening soaking up the great atmosphere of this chic island.

    DAY 2 : Mykonos to Naxos

    Our first day out on the water and a great sail south brings us to the largest island in the Cyclades, Naxos. Well known for its fertile lands, high mountains, stunning scenery and traditional villages where the locals still wear traditional dress and are largely self-sufficient. Naxos is also home to beautiful churches, monasteries and Venetian castles. There is plenty to explore in the main town and wandering the tiny backstreets you will find many hidden boutiques and restaurants.

    DAY 3 : Naxos to Koufonisi

    From the largest to the smallest island in the Cyclades! The so called 'Hollow Islands' are said to get their name from the many huge caves which convinced the pirates that the island was hollow when viewed from the sea. Koufonisi is home to crystal clear waters, natural beauty and laid-back, authentic Greek charm. This is unspoiled island life to a tee.

    DAY 4 : Koufonisi to Santorini

    After a day of swimming and snorkeling we arrive on the iconic blue and white isle. Even those who have never set foot on Santorini are bound to recognise the blue dome topped buildings perching on the hillside. Breathtaking beauty passes us as we sail through the caldera. This is the perfect place to take a walk to higher ground and watch an unforgettable sunset.

    DAY 5 : Santorini to Ios

    Ios is a popular place to come and enjoy a lively nightlife scene whilst also being home to some great watersports beaches. Visit the supposed tomb of the ancient poet Homer to see ancient ruins of graves from the Hellenistic period in an incredibly beautiful setting.

    DAY 6 : Ios to Paros

    Today's stop is Naoussa on the north of Paros. A quaint little fishing harbour with a relaxed atmosphere. Naoussa has held on tightly to its authentic charm and history and is quite simply as pretty as a picture. Take a stroll around the little village and choose from the many restaurants and bars.

    DAY 7 : Paros to Mykonos

    A final day of sailing and swimming and then we head back to the base late afternoon. Make the most of the final night and venture into the Old Town with its pretty paved streets, chic boutiques and an abundance of restaurants.

    All routes are subject to change and dependent on weather conditions.

  • Route Two

    Route Two

    2020 dates: 2, 16, 31 May | 13, 27 Jun | 11, 25 Jul | 8, 22 Aug | 5, 19 Sep | 3, 17 Oct

    DAY 1 : Mykonos

    Saturday is arrivals day so after your flight to Mykonos, take a short 20 minute transfer to the marina and settle in onboard. There are restaurants within easy reach of the marina and the island has fantastic beaches, shopping, dining and nightlife. Enjoy your first evening soaking up the great atmosphere of this chic island.

    DAY 2 : Mykonos to Paros

    After a continental breakfast we set sail for Paros and the main port of Parikia. Quintessentially Aegean, with narrow cobbled streets, blue and white buildings, hidden shops and picturesque old churches. Take a walk to the church of 100 doors where Christianity and Greek mythology meet.

    DAY 3 : Paros to Schinoussa

    A tiny gem in the lesser Cyclades, this captivating island is a haven of peace and tranquility away from the crowds of the larger islands. Work up an appetite by hiking across the island to explore the pristine beaches and unspoiled nature before relaxing in one of the tavernas for some fantastic local food.

    DAY 4 : Schinoussa to Santorini

    After a day of swimming and snorkeling we arrive on the iconic blue and white isle. Even those who have never set foot on Santorini are bound to recognise the blue dome topped buildings perching on the hillside. Breathtaking beauty passes us as we sail through the caldera. This is the perfect place to take a walk to higher ground and watch an unforgettable sunset.

    DAY 5 : Santorini to Folegandros

    After the hustle and bustle of Santorini, we venture to the small island of Folegandros which is described as an "untouched piece of true Greece." Walking is the best way to see the island, smelling the wild herbs that grow abundantly as you go. For some more spectacular views, head to the Chora and enjoy an evening meandering through the streets around the Kastro.

    DAY 6 : Folegandros to Piso Livadhi, Paros

    Piso Livadhi is a small harbour on the island of Paros. Once a sleepy fishing village, Piso Livadhi now attracts many tourists in the summer who are lured in by the surrounding idylic beaches and the village's great tavernas. This is the ideal place to sample the local catch of the day whilst enjoying a cold glass of ouzo.

    DAY 7 : Piso Livadhi to Mykonos

    A final day of sailing and swimming and then we head back to the base late afternoon. Make the most of the final night and venture into the Old Town with its pretty paved streets, chic boutiques and an abundance of restaurants.

    All routes are subject to change and dependent on weather conditions.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Ocean Star 51.1 Ocean Star 51.1 "Christianna VII"

    The Ocean Star 51.1 "Christianna VII" is a spacious and comfortable yacht with 2 double and 2 twin guest bedrooms, all with en-suite bathroom and electric fans. Indoor and outdoor seating areas provide plenty of room for long, lazy lunches and the bathing platform and swim ladder gives you easy access to the water to explore all of the many great beaches and bays with your snorkels or on the yacht's paddle board.

    Inside you will find a fully equipped kitchen, seating area, CD player (with aux input) with outdoor speakers and the 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. There is hot water for showers and shower towels and bed linen are provided.


    Sun Odyssey52.2 Sun Odyssey 52.2 "Malama"

    The Sun Odyssey 52.2 "Malama" is another spacious and comfortable yacht on which to explore the Cyclades. The yacht has 4 double guest bedrooms, all with en-suite bathroom. The outdoor seating area is perfect for long, lazy lunches and the bathing platform and swim ladder gives you easy access to the water to explore all of the many great beaches and bays.

    Inside you will find a fully equipped kitchen with two large fridges and gas cooker, seating area, CD and MP3 player with outdoor speakers and the 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. There is hot water for showers and shower towels and bed linen are provided.

  • Prices

    Prices

    Double cabin with ensuite bathroom £849/person for 1 week or £1595/person for 2 weeks

    Twin cabin with ensuite bathroom £795/person for 1 week or £1495/person for 2 weeks

    Port charges and local taxes £40/week

    Single supplement £595 for 1 week or £1095 for 2 weeks

    Group airport transfer £45/person each way

    Included in the price...

    • Accommodation in a double or twin cabin>
    • Running expenses of the yacht, including fuel, water and gas
    • Continental buffet breakfast and light lunch daily
    • Bottled water, coffee and tea throughout your stay on board
    • Services of our professional English speaking skipper and first mate
    • Bed linen and towels

    Flights and transfers are not included but can be arranged.

    Fruit juice is provided with breakfast but all drinks other than the included water, coffee and tea are extra.

"Everything was great; the local operator was good, the boat was fantastic, their staff were all very helpful & the lead boat crew were great!"

Ionian Flotilla 2018 - A.H.

Sailing Qualifications

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?

Sailing Levels

Level 1

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.

Level 2

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.

Level 3

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.