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Yacht Getaways 30+ Skippered Sailing Holidays
Greece Explorer Route 2017

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Routing: Paros – Antiparos – Ios – Little Cyclades – Naxos – Mykonos – Naousa – Paros

 

Sharing a yacht with other guests, this trip is perfect for those looking for a relaxed and social sailing holiday on a modern and spacious catamaran. Greece Explorer discovers the Cyclades, visiting some of the most historic and stunning Greek Islands. Walk the picturesque cobbled pathways of Paros and marvel at the pristine beaches of Naxos, while enjoying the best in Greek hospitality along the way.

Includes

• 7 Nights onboard catamaran (max 8 guests)
• Welcome Drinks & Canapes
• 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches (B, L)
• All linen & end of week cleaning
• Learn to sail with your Skipper
• Paddleboard & snorkel equipment available
• Free WiFi

Optional Santorini & Athens Transfer

Famous for the iconic white villages dramatically perched on the steep edge of the caldera, Santorini is a romantic, idyllic town that offers breathtaking views of the sea, and the perfect place to end your week-long sailing trip. Alternatively, make your way to Athens for a chance to explore the Acropolis, Parthenon and historic sights of this ancient city. We can arrange your one way transfer on your behalf to ensure a relaxed and worry free end to your trip.

Highlights

• Explore the most picturesque villages of the Cyclades
• Experience the legendary hospitality of Mykonos
• Discover pristine, untouched beaches on Naxos
• Taste the Cyclades Islands’ best seafood in traditional taverns
• Swim in crystal-clear waters in the Little Cyclades

2017 PRICES
Per Person NZ$
Code: 2017-NT-YGGE
Departures
Premier CatamaranSuperior Catamaran
May 201,0931,257
May 271,0931,257
Jun 031,0931,257
Jun 101,1991,378
Jun 171,1991,378
Jun 241,2871,480
Jul 011,3191,517
Jul 081,3191,517
Jul 151,3191,517
Jul 221,3701,576
Jul 291,3701,576
Aug 051,3191,517
Aug 121,3191,517
Aug 191,3191,517
Aug 261,3191,517
Sep 021,3191,517
Sep 091,1991,378
Sep 161,1991,378
Sep 231,1991,378
Sep 301,0931,257
Oct 071,0931,257
Supplements Payable Upon Embarkation
Taxes approx £75 per person
Vessel charter available on request
Optional Santorini & Athens transfers available

ITINERARY

Day 1, Saturday: Paros – Antiparos

Antiparos offers the perfect introduction to the Cyclades with its cobbled walkways, whitewashed walls and colourful displays of bright flowers. Located off the coast of Paros, the small island is a tranquil spot with a unique and charming character. The harbour side and main street leading to the town square is lined with lively taverns, and a walk through town to the beach will reward you with a spectacular sunset.

Day 2, Sunday: Ios

Explore the peaceful side of this popular island by day, discovering secluded beaches and charming bays along the way before enjoying a delectable traditional meal. Amble the narrow streets of the picturesque Chora, making your way to the hilltop church of Panagia Gremiotissa, boasting an outstanding view over the bay. The town well known for its lively bars and a great choice to enjoy a few cocktails. (B, L)

Day 3, Monday: Little Cyclades

There are actually about a dozen of these “baby” Cyclades, but only four are inhabited: Donoússa, Páno Koufoníssi, Skhinoússa, and Irakliá. These islands offer a glimpse at the few remaining remote Greek islands, where the sparkling white beaches are pristine, with excellent opportunities for swimming and paddle boarding. Dotted with traditional taverns, the local cuisine is exquisite, offering the best of the Mediterranean. (B, L)

Day 4, Tuesday: Naxos

Naxos is the largest island of the Cyclades and according to mythology was where the god Dionysus taught the inhabitants to make wine, be sure to sample the local varieties. Famous for their exotic and untouched white beaches, the island is perfect for exploring and topping up your tan. For those a little more adventurous, the western coastline is ideal for wind and kite surfing. (B, L)

Day 5, Wednesday: Mykonos

The most well-known of the Greek Islands, Mykonos boasts a host of attractions. From idyllic beaches and beautiful architecture to exhilarating nightlife and designer boutiques, Mykonos has been a must see island for decades and it is easy to see why. Just a short hop away is the incredible island of Dilos where you can admire one of the most extensive and important sites of Greek antiquity in existence. (B, L)

Day 6, Thursday: Naousa

This beautiful fishing village is located in the northern part of Paros, offering picturesque surroundings packed with traditional character and charm. The white washed houses, ancient churches and labyrinth-like, stone paved streets are set like an amphitheatre around the port, with friendly Taverns and Ouzeries offering a warm Greek welcome. Naousa is also home to the oldest local winery, make sure you visit for a tasting. (B, L)

Day 7, Friday: Paros

Exemplary of Cycladic architecture with flat roofs, whitewash walls, and blue-painted doors, Paros is perfect for a relaxed stroll amongst the picturesque chapels, monasteries and windmills so famous in this part of the Aegean Sea. Well known for a laid back atmosphere, Paros has long been popular with the yacht set and offers an authentic taste of Greek Island living with traditional Greek hospitality. (B, L)

Day 8, Saturday: Paros

Check out by 9am. Free time to countinue exploring Paros or take an optional transfer to Santorini or Athens. (B)

 

TIPS & INFO

MORE SAILING OPTIONS

WEEKLY BUDGET

BYO
Bring your own food & drink and make the most of your trip by dining onboard your own yacht & enjoying sunset cocktails in a secluded bay!

CROATIA EXPLORER
Trogir – Dubrovnik / Dubrovnik – Trogir
Ideal for refined & relaxing sailing holidays, meet new peiople, sailing off the beaten track, explore vibrant culture & unforgettable islands
Priced from $1,185 per person

Daily Spend
You’ll need approx $50 – $60 (€35-€40) a day for dinner & drinks.

Food 
You’ll be spoilt for choice! Mostly traditional Greek cuisine, fresh seafood & meats, desserts & sweets and gyros on offer – something for everyone!

TURKEY EXPLORER (from Fethiye return)
Includes Kapi Creek, Kalkan, Karacaoren, Coldwater Bay, Tomb Bay, Gocek
Swim in Karacaoren Bay, spot turtles & dolpins off Patara Beach near Kalkan, explore Turkey’s ancient cities
Priced from $1,185 per person

WEATHER CONDITIONS
The above itinerary and sailing route is subject to change dependent on weather and prevailing conditions.

Tailored routes – Contact us for info!

 

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Premier Catamarans have modern, spacious accommodation featuring 4 double cabins. Generous indoor and outdoor areas so you can sit back and relax on your trip. Perfect to top up your tan and sunset cocktails! Separate accommodation provided for your crew.

Superior Catamarans are excellent choice for those looking for a more indulgent yachting trip, these catamarans offer ensuite accommodation for additional privacy. Gourmet breakfast and lunch menu, including local delicacies. Separate accommodation provided for your crew.

 

 

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