A fast sailing experience in the Cyclades. Nine days for €850,- pp sharing a cabin
Although the weather can still be challenging in April and may, sailing the Greek island in the spring period can be very interesting. In this period the islands are just starting to get ready for the Summer season. For nature lovers, spring is the best period to enjoy and explore the Greek Islands. With an abundance of flowers and lush, green hillsides with life sprouting up from every crack, Greece has a special beauty in the spring months. We organize a special early season Greek sailing experience by letting you discover another side of Greece. In 2018 we will organize this trip from the 1st of May until the 10th of May (9 days) for a special price of €850,- per person sharing a berth on board our Hanse 400 (max 6 guests). If you suggest a friend on the same trip, we will give you a €50 discount.
Nine days cabin charter from Lavrion to Mykonos and back 224Nm
Day 1: Starting the Cabin Charter in Lavrion sailing to Kea 15Nm
The cabin charter starts with a drink in Lavrion Olympic Marina, depending on the location of the yacht. After introducing ourselves, we will make a boat ‘kitty’ for the daily expenses like breakfast and lunch, fuel and mooring fees. The skipper is in charge of the Kitty unless decided otherwise during the introduction. Depending on the time we get out of the marina we will sail to Kea. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kea_(island)
Day 2: Sailing from Kea to Andros – 24Nm
Depending on the weather predictions we will sail clockwise or anti-clockwise. If we sail clockwise, we will visit Andros after Kea. One of the closest Greek islands to Athens and a popular weekend destination for the Athenians. An attractive island with a rich history, Andros Greece distinguishes for the elegant architecture of Chora, the green landscape of the island and the fabulous beaches. We will find a place in the port town of Andros and spend the day exploring the Island. The island is famous for its Sariza spring at Apoikia, where the water flows from a sculpted stone lion’s head. Andros also offers great hiking options. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andros
Day 3: Andros to Tinos 31Nm
We will be leaving Andros early to sail to Tinos. Tinos is famous for the Church of Panagia Evangelistria, with its reputedly miraculous icon of Virgin Mary that it holds. Furthermore, there are around 80 or so windmills, about 1000 artistic dovecotes, 50 active villages and its Venetian fortifications at the mountain, Exomvourgo. On Tinos, both Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic populations co-exist, and the island is also well known for its famous sculptors and marble. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinos
Day 4 Tinos to Mykonos 10 Nm
Depending on which island we want to spend more time to explore, Mykonos or Tinos we decide to Leave early or late. With only ten Nautical miles to sail to Mykonos. On Mykonos, we can sail to one of the beaches on the Southside and use our lunch there, or we can also explore the island by scooter or small car from the main port of the island. Mykonos is a party island but does have some very beautiful beaches to explore. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mykonos
Day 5 Mykonos to Paros visiting Delos (Naousa) 21Nm or Anti-Paros 28Nm
Early departure so that we can take our time visiting the Archeological site of Delos. According to Greek mythology, Apollo was born on this tiny island in the Cyclades archipelago. Apollo’s sanctuary attracted pilgrims from all over Greece and Delos was a prosperous trading port. The island bears traces of the succeeding civilizations in the Aegean world, from the 3rd millennium B.C. to the palaeochristian era. The archaeological site is exceptionally extensive and rich and conveys the image of a great cosmopolitan Mediterranean port. http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/530
The port of Naousa, on the North side of Paros, is small and picturesque and more than worth the visit. In case there is no space in the small port we will spend the night on anchor in the bay of Naousa, or we move down to the port of Anti-Paros. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paros and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antiparos
Day 6 Paros or Anti-Paros to Syros (Ermoupolis) 25Nm
Syros is the center town of the Cyclades and cannot be compared with any of the other islands in the Cyclades. Ermoupoli was founded during the Greek Revolution in the 1820s, as an extension to the existing Ano Syros township, by refugees from other Greek islands because of the War. It soon became the leading commercial and industrial center of Greece, as well as its main port. The renowned Greek Steamship Company was founded in the city in 1856. Thousands of ships were built in the various Syros shipyards. The shipyard is still active today, although mostly for maintenance purposes. Ermoupolis is worth a visit, and you can walk around for hours exploring the small streets and beautiful architecture. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syros
Day 7 Siros to Sifnos (Kamares) 34Nm.
Sifnos was inhabited by human beings from at least 4000 BCE. Archeological evidence indicates the island was within the mainstream of Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Cycladic civilization. The island was very wealthy in ancient times, thanks to its gold, silver, and lead, which were being mined there as early as the 3rd millennium BCE.
We will stay in Kamares for the night and can enjoy the fjord-like port town. There is a good beach close to the port with restaurants and beach bars. If you feel like hiking you can hike to the Mavri Spilia cave and the ancient Tower of Mavri Spilia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sifnos
Day 8 Sifnos to Kithnos (Loutra) 31Nm
From Sifnos, we will be heading North, slowly back to mainland Greece. We will stop for the night in the small and picturesque Loutra on the island of Kithnos. Here you will find an open spa that is roughly built on the beach, which is said to have curative properties. This place will slow you down if you want to, but of course, you can head out and walk to the Chora. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kythnos
Day 9 we sail back to Lavrion 26Nm
You sleep on board and check-out is on day 8, around 9:00 in the morning. If you have never visited Athens, I would recommend one or two days in Athens to explore the history of this town.
Day 10: Lavrion Checkout around 9:00
Check-out is around 9:00 when you are asked to leave the yacht so that it can be cleaned and if needed fixed for the next tour. If you never been in Athens before we suggest you stay a couple of days in Athens to explore the history of this town. We can suggest/help with finding Hotels or pensions, but urge you to book in advance especially in the high season.
About the charter
Departure and arrival point: Lavrion Olympic Marina
Boarding: 1st of May from 11:00h
Disembarkation: 10th of May at 9 o’clock
IT INCLUDES: Yacht, skipper, sheets and towels, port fees, dinghy, snorkel equipment, mandatory insurance for boarding in Greece.
IT DOES NOT INCLUDE: Flights, transfers to the port of embarkation, meals or drinks inside and outside the ship, fuel, additional excursions, vehicle rental, maintenance of the skipper on the ship (it should be taken into account when purchasing the provisioning )
NOTE: THE ITINERARY CAN BE MODIFIED BY CLIMATOLOGY ISSUES OR IF THE CAPTAIN CONSIDERS IT TIMELY FOR SAFETY ISSUES. AN ALTERNATIVE ROUTE WILL BE OFFERED OR VARYING THE ORDER OF THE ISLANDS IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER.