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Brief description of the holiday
Welcome on board!
In the heart of the Cyclades, the island of Paros is the ideal place to begin your sailing holiday!
I will be delighted to welcome you on board my sailing yacht and make you discover the wildness of this beautiful archipelago, where the legends and the myths are flowing in the summer wind "the Meltemi", which like a generous whisper fills our sails, pushing us from island to island...
The cruise is a mix of real sailing (this means we love sailing and we really use the sails as much as we can), exploring wild anchorages and climbing to white and blue villages, "chora", which dominates each and every inhabited island.
The main advantage of starting from the island Paros is that most neighbouring islands are reachable directly without having to tack (zigzag in other words) which makes the rides shorter (2 to 4 hours of sailing per day) in smoother, much less bumpy conditions.
Paros is a 4-hour ferry ride from Athens, 2 hours from Santorini and 1 hour from Mykonos.
You will find more details about the program in the section "Extra Informations".
Just over 50ft in length, my sailboat can accommodate up to 8 guests in 4 double cabins, each one with its own en-suite bathroom. Unlike most other 50 footers, the Dufour 51 offers proper crew sleeping quarters for the skipper and crew, if any, which means you do not have to share your own bathroom with the skipper / crew.
Our trip starts here
Saturday 25 July from 17:00 until Sunday 26 July at 8:00
Our trip ends here
Saturday 1 August from 17:00 until Saturday 1 August at 18:00
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Other important information
The meeting point is the port of Paroikia in Paros, you are welcome to embark at anytime between Saturday evening 5pm and Sunday morning 8am.
After introductions, provisioning and a short safety briefing, we are ready to set sails towards the island of Sifnos where we will be spending the night in the charming village of Vathy.
We set sail towards the island of Despotiko where we will spend the night in a wild anchorage.
Direction east to the small Cyclades, where we will be spending the night in the village of Schinoussa.
Amorgos, whith its stupendous chora and monastery hanging off a cliff above the sea.
Back into the small Cyclades with the visit of Koufonisia in the afternoon and night in the wild with barbecue on the beach under the stars, in one of the skipper's secret bays.
Friday, sailing back to Paros
During the days we will be splitting the legs with swim stops in wild anchorages.
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Payment and cancellations
This Experience undergoes Sailsquare reservation and cancellation policies.
- Book this Experience paying directly via credit card, or via wire transfer.
- If this Experience starts in more than 45 days, you can pay a deposit of around30% and then pay the balance within 30 days before the departure date. A handling fee of 25 Euros per reservation is required.
- If the Experience is not Confirmed yet, you may cancel your reservation anytime and you will be entitled to a full refund of the paid shares.
- Policy update - Covid19
Are you obliged to cancel a reservation of a Confirmed Experience? Contact our Customer Support within 30 days before the departure date and you will be entitled to a full refund of the paid shares. Are you unable to reach the embarkation point due to regulations issued by the competent Authorities?Contact our Customer Support and you will be entitled to a full refund of the paid shares.
Knowing what expenses are included and excluded from your booking fee will enable you to have a good idea of the total cost of your chosen experience.
Included in the price.
- Final cleaning
- Mooring fees
Not included in the price.
- Meals/drinks consumed ashore
- Trip from and to embarkment/disembarkment port
To be paid onboard.
In addition to the price, there will be some additional expenses that you will incur during your trip. Expenses have been listed below.
- Meals onboard
- Drinks onboard
The estimated expenses for the rest of the holiday are approximately 150-200€ per person.