GREEK ISLANDS ADVENTURE SAILING TRIP

Let's go sailing!

Live a genuine sailing experience on our large Beneteau without having to assemble a party for chartering a whole sailboat, discover the Greek islands without the crowds and meet new people while retaining your privacy thanks to your independently accessed cabin and private bathroom. Your skipper will let you get the best of the Cyclades islands: charming hidden villages, spectacular sunsets, delicious Greek cuisine, golden hued beaches, starlit nights in secluded coves, vibrant nightlife.
Your sailing cruise starts in Paros, an ideal starting point offering the best island hopping itinerary options.
 
 

PROGRAM

Trip lenght:7 days, 6 nights
 
Embarkation:
Fridays at 11 am, Paros (Cyclades)
 
Disembarkation:
Thursdays at 5 pm, Paros (Cyclades)
 
Typical day: our sailing trips combine pleasant sailing in the morning to the visit of a different Greek island every day. In the afternoon you are free to swim & relax onboard or go exploring the island on your own or with your crew mates. In the evening we typically have dinner ashore where we feast on phenomenal traditional Greek food.
   

ITINERARY

Paros
Sikinos
Santorini
Folegandros
Kimolos
Sifnos
Despotiko
Paros

 
In case of unfavorable weather, your skipper will set an alternative itinerary with you, ie:
Paros, Sifnos, Despotiko, Koufonissi, Amorgos, Schinoussa, Antiparos, Paros
 
Paros, Syros, Mykonos, Delos, Donoussa, Amorgos, Schinoussa, Antiparos, Paros
   

THE YACHT

Archipel is here to meet the growing demand for cabin charters starting from Paros. Since cruising around the Greek islands have particular requirements, we have equipped her like our best seller the Pahi 53: autonomous fresh water and AC power production, freeing her from stopovers in congested ports and offering her guests more heavenly anchorages! She boasts four double cabins bathrooms with private bathrooms. Her permanent skipper and the painstaking maintenance at the pits stops between charters at our base warrant you a perfectly maintained boat and a hassle free Greek sailing holiday.
 
Maximum 8 guests + the skipper
   

LIFE ON BOARD

No sailing experience is required. While enjoying sea and sun, you are involved in all tasks of everyday life at sea, up to handling the yacht itself if you so wish. Some hoist, lower or flake the sails (daily workout!), others steer (if they wish, since we have autopilots) shop or cook. Chores are equally shared among everyone (dish washing, sorting the galley). Like everything else onboard, appropriateness is the rule!
The day starts with breakfast and some grocery shopping prior taking off. We sail 2 to 4 hours stopping where possible for a swim (we carry snorkeling gear) and for a light lunch. We arrive at our daily destination around 15:00, leaving plenty of time for relaxing or exploring.
   

WHO DOES COME ON
 Archipel's TRIPS?

Couples, small groups of friends, families, single travellers. We're usually able to make enough personal contact with each of our guests to have a clear picture of how to match them with a team they'll find compatible. Because of the vacation mode, style and cost, all our customers are reasonnably fit, they enjoy open air activities, understand the meaning of propriety on board a sailing yacht and finally end up having a lot in common! Furthermore the fact that they embark in such a shared boat vacation more than implies they are willing to be flexible (within reason) and have the greatest fun. We have been involved in this kind of cruises for over 10 years now, some of our guests became friends for life while actually few people got married!
   

THE KITTY

Our cabin charters run a cruising kitty of 250 € per week per person. Payable upon boarding, it covers all shared expenses such as breakfasts and lunches onboard, dinners ashore, water, fuel, port dues, skipper's meals..
 
The skipper acts as the bookkeeper keeping all receipts etc. It works well and everyone is always happy with it.
The only 'extra' money you will spend is really only on souvenirs and any drinks when sightseeing away from the group.
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            CABIN CHARTER RATES



  
7 days/6 nights trip
MAY - JUNE - SEPTEMBER
  
JULY - AUGUST
  

1 double cabin
with private bathroom

1500 € for 2 people
        

1700 € for 2 people

    
Cruising kitty
240 € per person per week to settle on boarding day.
    
Included
 
yacht, skipper, deposit, insurance, taxes, bed linen & towels, cooking fuel, motor tender, watermaker, AC current for charging your small devices, CD & MP3 sound system, fans in the cabins, sunbathing mattresses, fins, end cleaning.


 
Our offers are non-binding and subject to change.
 
 

            FAQ

  • How many crewmates should we expect to be on our trip?

  • Our cabin charters sailing cruises are limited to 8 people + the skipper.
  • How much time is available for exploring Greek islands ?

  • Unless you are a group of sailing buffs, we always make sure to combine all the pleasures associated with cruising. Of course there shall be sailing (between 2 and 4 hours per day), but also time for swimming in small cove and usually also an entire afternoon for either lounging or exploring ashore. Once the catamaran or the yacht safely moored for the night, your captain shall give you directions and information regarding the various things to do or visit on each given island. Because on some Greek islands places of interest are located on the hills, we organize taxis, rental cars or just get the local bus schedules. In other places you shall be told where the pretty hiking trails are. Once the starlit night has set in, we all meet in a small taverna which we patronize for its authentic fare, local produce and good value. You may of course dine on your side if you wish too.
  • Is any sailing experience required to join your cabin charter cruises?

  • On Archipel's sailing trips, you don’t need to have any sailing experience as a captain will sail the yacht for you. While enjoying sea and sun, you are involved in all tasks of everyday life at sea, up to handling the yacht itself if you so wish.
  • When will we finalize our itinerary?

  • Finalizing your itinerary is one of the highlights of your sailing cruise. Upon boarding, according to the weather forecast and everyone’s wishes, your captain will summarize the route options.
  • Can you explain the kitty?

  • When sharing a yacht all common costs aboard (eg. harbourfees, fuel, food and soft drinks aboard) are shared equally among all crew members. All in all, a sailors share of the cruising kitty usually amounts to 250 euros for the week, to settle on boarding day. Ashore it's each sailor for himself and all personal expenses will not be covered by the cruising kitty.
  • How are dinners ashore handled?

  • Dinners are taken ashore in a Greek taverna on the beach or in a village. Of course you may have dinner on your own if you wish to, in that case you will be refunded of 14 euros per person from the cruising kitty. When we have dinner all together, the captain advises you of what are the best local specialties and you may order a selection of these for sampling. Usual fare costs around 14 euros per person per dinner, local wine or beer included.
  • Are sheets and towels provided?

  • Yes we provide with all bed linen as well as bathroom towels. You just need to bring with your own beach/deck towel.
     
     
     
  • Why a watermaker?
  • A watermaker means that unless you want it you do not have to be at the dock in order to refill the water tanks. You gain autonomy and your can enjoy more often deserted coves and preserved remote islands.
     
  • Do we have a say in the itinerary?
  • An sailing itinerary in the Greek islands is always a compromise between sightseing wishes, life-style, weather constraints and how much sailing you wish to do. The ideal strategy for a week's sailing tour is to reach the most distant point on the third day. On first day, together with your captain with the week's windforecast in hand, you will finalize the itinerary.
     
  • Is the boat equiped with 220v AC?
  • You will find onboard 220v AC plugs running on a 1800w inverter. That means it’s the same as in our homes but not for very powerful devices. You may hook up all your electric small devices up to 1500w such as phones, cameras etc. Please bear in mind that the sockets are of the "continental" type (ie France, Germany).

                Looking into the yacht

      
    Yacht
    Beneteau 50
    Year
    2000. Full refit 2014
    Lenght
    15,50 meters
    Accomodation
    up to 8 + skipper
    Double cabins
    4
    Ensuite bathrooms
    4
    Skipper cabin/shower/head
    1
    Bed linen & bath towels
    provided
    Powered tender
    included
    Water maker
    yes
    Air conditioning
    no
    Fans
    yes
    Over 50 years experience in crewed yacht charter in Greece
    A friendly and expert team by your side until your disembarkation
    Permanent skippers
    for constant boat maintenance
    Credit card
    secure payment