Malena – Beneteau 523

From the moment you first step aboard the 523, you realize that this handsome sloop is completely put together like an elegant French woman.

  • FROM € 4900 PER WEEK


The Beneteau 523 is at once a powerful bluewater performer and a supremely comfortable coastal cruiser; the more you look the modern hull, efficient rig and beautiful accommodation the more you find that every piece is in place to make MALENA ideal for sailing to the Greek Islands.



Your private cruise crew help you to plan your holiday itinerary, answer your questions, arrange activities and tours, see to your comfort, and ensure you enjoy great meals on board and ashore.


The Malena crew occasionally changes due to unexpected circumstances.

Should Peter and  Eleni not be available for your cruise for whatever reason, we will provide experienced and knowledgeable replacements to ensure you enjoy the best holiday cruise possible.



Type: Sailing yacht
Brand: Beneteau
Model: Beneteau 523
Year of build: 2007
Length (m): 16,20
Beam (m): 4,88
Draft (m) : 2,30
Engine (hp): 110
Diesel capacity (lit): 450
Water capacity (lit): 800
Main sail: Battened
Sail area (sq.m.):
Berths: 10
Cabins: 5
Number of heads: 5


Your holiday will include a wonderful mix of meals at island tavernas and succulent meals on board.

Menus aboard are created based on the local cuisine your personal preferences and the fresh ingredients we find in local markets on the islands — there is no standard menu. Every meal is designed to suit your dietary likes and needs.

Before your holiday we’ll ask you to complete a dietary preference to tell us what you like and dislike, and of any dietary restrictions, you and your guests may have.

We’ll also ask what you like to drink, and stock the yacht with your favorite beer, wines, liquors and soft drinks.

Breakfast Choices

Coffee, Tea, Fruit salad, Orange juice, Eggs/ omelet, Toast, ham, cheese, Greek Yogurt with honey, Marmalade, Cornflakes, Greek pies.

Salads choices

Traditional Greek salad / Hearts of lettuce with olive oil & Balsamico / Chicken salad / Shrimps salad / Tuna salad

Greek Starters

Assorted cold cuts / Tzatziki / Olives / Saganaki (fried cheese) / Smoked salmon / Grilled mushrooms & vegetables / Octopus in vinegar sauce / Smoked fish / Rusk with white cheese tomato ring / Grilled feta cheese / Taramosalata

First courses choices

Penne (pasta) in tomato-Basil / Spaghetti in olive oil garlic sauce / Linguini in tuna sauce / Spaghetti carbonara / Tomato soup /Crepes with ham & cheese / Crepes with spinach / Mushrooms ala crème. 

Main courses choices

Musaka (traditional Greek dish baked with eggplant, zucchini, potatoes, béchamel) / Stuffed tomatoes with rice / Stifado (traditional Greek dish with fresh meat cooked in tomato sauce & onions / Baked Chicken with potatoes / Oven roasted Fillet Steaks / Lamp chops / Roasted Fresh fish / Roasted shrimps

Desserts Choices:

Variety of traditional Greek pastries with honey / Yogurt with fruits – honey / Fruit salad / coffee / tea



The holiday cost varies according to season and destination but starts from € 4900 per week.

Sea Star is normally booked per week starting on Saturday. In low and mid season we can be more flexible with start and end dates and the duration of your trip.

A one-week sailing holiday can be combined with island stays.

A minimum of 2 weeks is required to enjoy the full Ionian experience, including Wreck Bay and Paxos/Anti-Paxos.

The holiday cost includes two crew, a skipper and hostess/cook, VAT and cleaning.

An addition charge is made to cover fuel and provisioning. This is called the APA (Advanced Provisioning Allowance) and averages around 15%-20% of the holiday cost depending on the number of guests and your provisioning wishes.

At the end of your cruise the APA accounting is finalized and you receive a refund or an invoice to make up the exact amount.

To confirm your holiday booking a 50% downpayment is required, with the balance paid one month before departure.

Our cancellation policies can be found in our terms and conditions of booking.

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  • A fantastic week sailing! | Erik
    We are a family of 8 and wanted to sail for a week on the Greek islands. As we are not advanced sailors, we chose to hire a skipper. We had the luck to get Walter as a skipper in the Piraeus Marina, where we started for our week in the Saronic Sea. Arriving on Saturday, we started our sail ...
  • Sailing the Argo-Saronicos in July 2017 | Melissa
    My two daughters and I sailed with Walter and Aleka in the Argo-Saronic in July and couldn’t possibly have had a better experience. From the planning stages, it was a pleasure. He was helpful finding a sailboat that fit our needs and budget. We were very inexperienced in sailing, so his input led to the right boat and the right ...
  • Thanks to Ocean Nomads! Highly recommended!
    I had one week on board of “Argo”. Yacht is good, clean, and it is very easy to sail. Walter is an owner, and he assist with all issues. Great man and experienced skipper. Highly recommended! Stas Blokhin