Skippered catamaran charter out of Paros (Cyclades)

The Lagoon 420 is a family friendly, spacious and fast catamaran. The amount of available and usable deck space offers plenty of room to relax and enjoy the sailing. There are four spacious and equally sized double cabins with en suite heads and showers. Wide transom steps and swim ladders make access to the dinghy or a dip in the sea, very easy.
The vessel can accommodate up to 8 people + the skipper.
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            2019 CHARTER RATES

7 days
skipper included
5500 €
5800 €
7000 €
6200 €
5050 €
Special Deal
6500 €
week Aug. 21st
5800 €
week Aug. 28th
Extra costs :
1. fuel-water-port taxes (in total approximately 400 € per week depending on the fuel consumption)
2. your food as well as your skipper's is at your charge.
Discount (excl. skipper): 5% early booking before January 31st.
Included : vat, Lagoon 420 catamaran, skipper, insurance, bed linen & towels, cooking fuel, motor tender, full air-conditioning, watermaker, main saloon with LCD TV, MP3 player, fins, end cleaning.
Our offers are non-binding and subject to change.
  • Do we have a say in the itinerary?
  • We do not have a fixed itinerary, to the contrary we try to input personal parameters for each individual group. Hence, on first day, together with your captain with the week's windforecast in hand, you will select the most suitable set of stopovers.

  • Do we go into marinas at night?
  • Generally yachts anchor out in the evenings, unless they need to refill their fuel or water tanks. Not all of the islands have docks available for yachts; the few harbors are very busy, particularly in July and August, if one needs a slip, one should claim it before 15:00. Thus each yacht carries a tender or dinghy with an outboard motor, sort of the taxi for getting around and drived by the captain.


    Finalizing your itinerary is one of the highlights of your sailing cruise. Upon boarding, your captain will summarize the route options according to your wishes and the weather forecast and , he will be happy to suggest dream destinations only accessible by sailboat.
    Paros-Paros via Santorini
    Paros    Sikinos    Santorini    Folegandros    Polyaigos    Sifnos    Despotiko    Paros
    Feasible when the prevailing northerly winds are light or moderate from the third day, when one has to sail northwards from Santorini, the southernmost island. On the menu: a combo of vibrant and preserved islands, sailing legs of 3 to 6 hours.
    Paros-Paros via Amorgos
    Paros    Sifnos    Despotiko    Koufonissi    Amorgos    Schinoussa    Antiparos    Paros
    Workable under strong wind conditions, with exhilarating beam reach sailing instead of arduous windward work! Ideal for families, this itinerary offers 3 to 4 hour island hops between isolated anchorages, golden beaches, quiet harbors and medieval village visits.
    Paros-Paros via Mykonos
    Paros    Syros    Mykonos et Delos    Donoussa    Amorgos    Schinoussa    Antiparos    Paros
    Achievable when the prevailing northerly winds are light or calm on the first day since we motor northwards to Syros. On the menu: a mix of lively and out-of-the-way islands, lots of possible cultural visits, sailing legs of 3 to 5 hours.
  • Which islands and sights to see?
  • Given the wide array of dream destination in the Greek islands, we understand that it can be little overwhelming for you to find something suitable. Every skippered charter starts with a trip briefing that goes over the islands you wish to visit and the places you want to see. Your skipper will be happy to suggest ideas and destinations learned from many years experience in the Greek seas, highlighting beaches and places of interest that are often only accessible by boat.

  • Where does the skipper sleep?
  • The skipper sleeps in the bow area in his own separate cabin with ensuite bathroom.

  • Is the yacht equipped with airconditioning?
  • Yes the yacht is equipped with fully air conditioning.

                LOOKING INTO THE YACHT

    Lagoon 420 catamaran  
    Lagoon 420
    2008. Refit 2018.
    42 feet
    max. 8 + skipper
    Double cabins
    Ensuite showers/heads
    Skipper cabin/shower/head
    Bed linen & bath towels
    Powered tender
    Full air conditioning


    greece yacht charte Archipel yacht charter paros
        June 2018

    Just a short message to express our complete satisfaction !!! It was a splendid trip, with superb weather on board the fantastic Blue Catamaran. Apart from a small pump problem everything was perfect. Haris, our skipper was really good: smiling, available and competent: keep him !! (attached picture). Our stay in Santorini was also very nice, hotel Aegeis excellent and at 42 € / night, a bargain for Santorini (). The drink by the pool is great! Breakfast 6 € very complete and the owners dedicated and welcoming. Do not hesitate to recommend it. Thank you again for this great vacation!
    Gilles | France

        May 2018

    Captain Harris and his crew disembarking from the Lagoon 420 catamaran Blue.
    Comments published below were written following cruises made on catamaran Pahi 53', during 10 years our fleet's flagship, and which continues today its adventures in Australia. The Lagoon 420 catamaran presented above replaces it in 2018.

        August 2016

    We went back to work this morning, memories engraved from all those wonderful places Eric made us discover and especially these 7 beautiful days we spent on the catamaran. Others on board were equally fantastic, Eric caring for all of us: we really enjoyed this style of vacation we knew nothing about. Thank you Vanessa, George, Eric, Eva (we met twice) please remain as you are, professional but so friendly. I shall warmly recommend you!! Good luck to you and who knows, see you maybe very soon.
    Sylvia & Christophe (France)
    croisiere avec Archipel
        July 2015

    I wish to congratulate you again for our cruise’s perfect organization. We particularly appreciated our skipper's human as well as sailing qualities and we valued George Gritsis' advice regarding choices of restaurants in Paros. Honestly, the only time we picked a restaurant on our own, we ended up at Barbarossa in Naoussa and were disappointed by the poor quality to price ratio. We would gladly cruise again on one of your yachts. Best regards
    Patrick (Switzerland)
    croisiere avec Archipel
        July 2014

    Attached is a picture of our cave tour. The whole family loved it. We were fortunate to have a skipper passionate about the Greek islands and armed with great patience! We recommend Archipel for parents who want to live an adventure with their children: the organization is very professional and they know what it means to travel with kids. We only regretted the crowds on the ferry that took us to Paros, next time we will book designated seating.
    Arthur (Switzerland)
    croisiere avec Archipel     Septembre 2013
    We wish a wonderful 2014 to all your great team. Here are 2 pictures of us, one in September when we returned at the port of Paros after 5 days aboard the Pahi 53 together with our captain who made us discover the Greek islands and all their lovely little nooks. We had a memorable time. The other picture is at our cabin near the 31 miles lake in Quebec.
    Caroline, Steve, Anne-Marie and Guy (Canada)
    bateauxArchipel     July 2012
    Truly fantastic sailing week! The itinerary was perfectly appropriate for our family needs. Just a suggestion: carry more small size snorkeling gear. We wish you a great season!
    Didier (Holland)
    grece Archipel     May 2012
    I've been meaning to write this email for some time--i have been back in Hong Kong for a few weeks now. Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our holiday on the Astarte. Malcolm and I just had such a wonderful time, and it definitely was one of the highlights of our trip! We have been telling everyone what a great time we had, and Eric was absolutely brilliant as well. If we ever get a chance to come back to Greece, we would definitely like to do it again! Hope all is well and that you are having an excellent summer. We have some nice photos of the boat so we will send them to you once we have gone through our pictures. Thanks again!
    Sarah (Hong Kong)
    loueur Archipel     June 2009
    We would like to thank you for the wonderful holiday we enjoyed on Astarte, sailing from Paros to Santorini. The cabin arrangements, the facilities on the boat were top notch and perfect for the cruising holiday we experienced. The itinerary and the timetable was excellent, and I am so delighted we found Archipel, we often looked at other boats and set ups we saw in the harbours and it was obvious that we had made the correct choice of company. Theo is an excellent sailor, gregarious and charming host, and I would not hesitate to put my full trust in his hands. I hope that you continue to enjoy the fulfilling and wonderful life at Archipel.
    Harry M. and Carol Q. (Ireland)
    location Archipel     June 2006
    Thank you for so greatly contributing to achieve our dream trip! ? custom schedule, a beautiful and comfortable catamaran, a soft smiling captain, always attentive to our needs - we return excited and full of wonderful memories. We will not hesitate to recommend your services to all our friends in Canada. Thank you again.
    D.C (Canada)
    location Archipel     June 2005
    What you have accomplished with your new Pahi 53’ is brilliant. I wish you all the success you deserve. Looking forward to sail with you again, Best regards,
    N. Van Neuten (Belgium)


  • What would be a typical day onboard the Lagoon catamaran?

  • Breakfast, fresh food provisioning if needed, sailing (average of 3 to 6 hours per day depending on the itinerary), swimming and lunch onboard, arrival to your destination around 3 pm, sightseeing, beach, relaxing on the yacht, dinner ashore, evening leisure time.
  • Should we bring the kids?

  • Children are seldom bored on charter. They really get into the sailing and particularly the swimming, fishing and playing on the beach. Families traveling with young children often prefer catamarans as they offer a maximum of space and stability. Older kids not only enjoy the sailing but do take pleasure at being assigned “duties” when needed.
  • What happens if there’s no wind?

  • Statistically, during summer in the Cyclades islands, there are up to 2 or 3 windless days per month. When this happens, diesel engines take over, itineraries are less constrained, there’s more relaxing, swimming and snorkeling.
  • Do you carry snorkeling gear on board?

  • Yes, we do carry flippers of various sizes.
  • What happens if the wind blows hard?

  • Specifically designed for sailing charter in the Greek islands under Meltemi conditions, our Pahi catamaran sails to her destination every day, providing safety and comfort to everyone onboard. However, rough weather sailing is not every one’s cup of tea. This is why our skippers daily monitor long term forecasts, anticipating a blow and tailoring your itinerary according to your preferences. You may rest assured that whatever happens, you will not be stuck in port if you do not wish to!
  • How to provision the yacht?

  • Shopping is typically carried out (with or without your captain) in Paros on day 1, as it is cheaper and offering a greater variety than in the other islands. Grocery, bakery, veggie store and bottle shop are all conveniently located close to the pier, the various store owners usually providing staff to deliver your shopping cart to the boat.
  • What about the cooking?

  • As we generally sail or swim around noon time, lunches are light affairs (self-catering sandwiches, fruits and salads) while sampling delicious traditional food in local tavernas is affordable, relaxing and convenient as one doesn’t have to lug masses of supplies on board nor do the dishes afterwards.
  • Is scuba an available activity for certified divers?

  • Regarding Scuba diving: because of the large number of antiquities on the sea floor and the amount of damage and theft occurred in the past, scuba diving is very strictly regulated in the Eastern Mediterranean (Greece & Turkey). One may only dive in areas cleared by the archeological authorities and is required to register with Coast Guard for each dive. Should a reasonnable amount of poeple on board be interested in diving we can prearrange dive sessions with dive clubs in the following islands: Paros, Syros, Mykonos, Milos, Santorini.
  • Should we need a hostess?

  • We believe a hostess on board may not be absolutely necessary since:
    - Breakfasts on board do not require a great deal of effort
    - Lunches are light affairs (self-catering sandwiches, fruits and salads)
    - Dinners are usually taken ashore in a traditional taverna by the sea or in a village
    - Lunches may be an issue needing preparations but our inventive customers have found the following solution: the evening before, they order takeaway cooked food from the taverna, keep it in the boat’s refrigerator and serve it for lunch on the next day accompanied by salad, cheese and fruit from the yacht’s pantry. And if you think that dishwashing doesn’t go well with holidays, disposable cardboard plates are available everywhere!
    So unless you really want to, there will not be much cooking on board.
  • Are there any electric plugs on the boat?

  • Yes, our yacht is equipped with an inverter, meaning that we have 2 AC plugs for recharging mobile phones, cameras or Ipods and operating small household appliances like a fruitblender, they are standard continental european plugs (France, Germany, Italy etc). The yacht also has DC cigarette lighter plugs like in a car.
  • How many nights at anchor vs. dining on our own in a restaurant ashore do you estimate?

  • The catamaran spends most nights at anchor and we usually go ashore for exploring and dining out. Tavernas are simple affairs providing excellent price to quality ratio, meaning unless you eat only pasta and salad, there's no way you can cook cheaper than a taverna, where you may sample a great variety of dishes and you do not have to wash dishes afterwards!
  • Is there a coffee maker on the yacht?

  • Yes, both an Italian traditional espresso coffee machine and for filter coffee a thermos jug fitted with a cone are available on the Lagoon 420.
    Over 50 years experience in crewed yacht charter in Greece
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