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Brief description of the holiday
A carefully crafted sailing holiday for singles, couples and
small group of friends who are open to meet new faces and
share the fun.
The trip starts from Syros island, right in the heart of Cyclades offering safe and comfortable passages to the most stunning hidden gems.
Each day brings us on a different Cycladic island, with sailing time from 1-4hrs.
Plenty of time during the day to swim, snorkel, enjoy the Greek sun and the crystal clear water anchored in selected bays. The evenings will find us in picturesque villages, exploring ashore, with various optional activities. Each day ends with a delicious meal based on the recognised Greek cuisine.
Unparalleled comfort on a large and carefully maintained 56ft sailing yacht. The layout offers maximum privacy featuring 5 cabins for guests, each with its own WC.
All trips are powered by George and skippered by a hand-picked Well-trained skipper from his team. The skipper is big part of the success of this trip. Positive, friendly, knowledgable, with a very personal and professional approach!
Welcome to Syros right at the heart of Cyclades. We are equally excited and looking forward to spending an unforgeable sailing week together around the hidden gems of the Greek islands.
Arriving at the beautiful Finikas Marina where our trip starts, you can drop your luggage at the boat and enjoy a splash in the nearby crystal clear water or a tasteful lunch right in front of the marina, awaiting the check-in time, which is at 13:30 at the all-day restaurant Baobab. Your skipper will search for you. Everyone is on board and after our short briefing we sail out towards Paros island.
Our first anchorage is at the bay of Naousa or in the port of Naousa. We enjoy the local cuisine for our dinner at the little port village
Taking advantage of the morning wind we sail to Iraklia island just after breakfast. A population of approximately 80 people during the winter, kept this little paradise off the beaten tack of mainstream tourism. Enjoy a really picturesque place. Relaxing on the beach, having drinks with view to the boat, walking at the top of the hill for the sunset. The team will gather for an unforgettable dinner in a family tavern, experiencing the Greek hospitality and approachability.
Koufonisi is our next destination, just a few nautical miles away for our morning relaxing sail. Grab your towel and explore the simply stunning island. Walking north on the coastline you experience the one of a kind magic beaches, you take a dip in natural lagoon made of rocks, try the local snacks at Pori beach at the very north of the island. Enjoy this well-deserved blessed piece of land.
A morning swim or walk on the beautiful coastline of Koufonisi is great way to start your day. Today we will be sailing to the third special member of the Small Cyclades named Schinousa. The beauty of this place cannot be described with words. The protected waters of this passage offers a perfect sailing arena, a great place to understand why people for in love with sailing. At your arrival in the small picturesque port of Schinousa, you can choose from swimming in the the nearby beach, explore the village at the top of the hill or enjoy the sun and the tranquil atmosphere on the boat. A seafront dinner for all the group at the end of the day.
Early start to Naxos, the largest -in surface- island of the Cyclades. An endless sandy beach on the west side of the island and the sea front picturesque main village. No doubt you could literally spend days and days to explore. Take a glimpse to the Greek history walking up the white washed alleys, experience history, art, different tastes of local goodies, discover inspired gifts for your beloved ones back home. Rent bike and reach the nearby beaches, let your skipper organise windsurfing lessons for you or a half day road trip to the inland villages. After a whole day exploring we gather all for our dinner, sharing the fun, the thoughts and the highlights.
Off we go towards Syros. Enjoy an interim relaxing swim stop. A few hours later, we arrive for lunch to Ermoupoli the capital of Cyclades your skipper drops you so that you take full advantage of the day and takes the boat to Finikas Marina, where you will rejoin late in the evening for dinner.
Ermoupoli with its 19th-century architecture, is always full of life. Explore the pedestrianized streets and some of the finest tastes in Cyclades. You can optionally visit Ano Hora, the old town on the top of the hill. The end of the day will find you all back to Finikas for your last dinner in front of the water.
Time to say goodbye. Sharing and sailing a full week in all those new fascinating places created new friends and triggered lifetime unforgettable memories.
Morning 08:30am we do checkout at Marina Finikas of Syros just where we started. We will help you with your luggage to the taxi which can take you to Syros airport or ferry station at Ermoupoli.
We can optionally organise for you a private sea transfer to Athens (2hrs) or any other island with our in-house all-weather motor boat.
Check out the crew!
Ocean Star 56
Welcome to my Ocean Star 56, a true sailing boat. Not made to stay in the ports but to be out there and take you to your next island, in full comfort and with an unparalleled seakeeping. The secret is based on the rigid construction of high displacement, the forgiving hull design and generous sailplan. A real mile-eater with the power of the wind.
My Ocean Star 56 features full teak deck which delivers a fantastic feeling under your feet. Then comes your private bow sundeck and an aft swim platform for easy access to the water. Under the rich shade of the bimini, a very spacious cockpit which includes a big table for your seafront meals.
PRIVACY & VERSATILITY
5Cabins / 5 WCs layout + crew amenities
It is about you and making the most out of your sailing holidays! And in order to feel so you need to feel home, to sleep well and to combine private with social time. My beautiful yacht offers all that, having one of the most versatile and comfortable layout for charter yachts of this size.
The versatility between double beds and bunk beds in the five passenger cabins, the separate WC for each cabin, the separate skipper's cabin/wc, the very wide saloon and galley area and the well ventilated, sunny interior is hard to match on any other yacht out there of less than 65ft
Our trip starts here
Finikas, Syros, Greece
Monday 22 August from 13:00 until Monday 22 August at 14:00
Our trip ends here
Finikas, Syros, Greece
Sunday 28 August from 8:00 until Sunday 28 August at 9:00
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Other important information
Big part of the personal service and the pleasant experience starts
even while booking with George. Please do not hesitate to send your
questions via Sailsquare. George will revert to you within a few
Meeting place on Day 1
Our meeting place is the all-day restaurant Baobab just in front of Finikas marina on Syros island. Meeting time is 13:30. If you do not wish to spend time in the restaurant, meeting in front of the place is absolutely fine too. Your skipper will search for you.
Finikas marina is 15min by taxi (approx 12euro) from the ferry port of Ermoupoli on Syros
Checkout place on last day
Checkout happens at the last day of your trip again at Finikas marina on Syros island. Same as the starting point.
Finikas marina is 15min by taxi (approx 12euro) from the ferry port of Ermoupoli on Syros
How to get to Syros?
-By plane from Athens International Airport (you can book on airtickets24.com)
-By ferry from Piraeus or Rafina (you can book on ferryhopper.com and collect your ticket at the port before embarkation)
-By private sea transfer (George can arrange this for you upon your booking, Lavrio-Syros 680euro in total for up to 6pax)
What to bring with you
Pack preferably in soft luggage and do not bring a lot. Living on board usually requires a few t-shirst and a pair of swimming suits. Make sure you bring sunglasses, sunscreen, your book and good music in your phone or MP3 player. Bring your private snorkel kit with you, although some shared snorkels are provided on board. Linen and towel for usage on the boat is provided. So you can bring your beach towel.Some cash for your small expenses on the islands. There are ATMs everywhere over here
Most important bring your stories, your laughs, your openness towards your travel mates. You will travel back home with lots of unforgettable memories.
Regarding your boat The Ocean Star 56 is very comfortable boat especially designed for cabin charters. She is the biggest and most spacious available boat in those waters with full sized comfortable beds. Three of the cabins feature two bunk beds each and two cabins feature double beds. The cabin allocation is done by the skipper to maximise comfort for all the team. Each cabin has its own dedicated toilet/shower which is a great -hard to find- feature.
Although the boat is designed to be as comfortable as it can be, it cannot be compared to the space and comfort you get in a house on land. Living on board for a few days is a beautiful and unforgetable experience which naturally is more focused to the outdoor living, the sailing and the visited places and less on the facilities and the interior available space.
Regarding your skipper
All trips are powered and organised from George since 2010 and skippered by one of the few hand picked skippers of his team. All skippers are , well trained, fully licensed experienced sailors, with uncompromised local knowledge and they are all very approachable, easy going and friendly. A big reason of the success of our trips.
Conditions d'annulation COVID-19 Are departures are guarantee to run. If for covid-19 related reasons the trip is not possible to happen we will contact you for discussing your options: either move your booking to another date or full refund.
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
- Car or Bike rentals on visited islands (optional)
The estimated expenses for the rest of the holiday are approximately 50-150€ per person.