Sailing holiday in Greece, Mykonos to Santorini

Putter from Mykonos to Santorini, stopping off at unspoiled islands, swimming in the Aegean and filling up on fresh local food on this small group sailing holiday. Nice and relaxing, nice price too!
Mykonos sailing the Greek Islands Naxos Small Cyclades Amorgos Ios Santorini
Price
£1100£1079To£1314excluding flights
Duration
8 Days
Type
Small group
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In addition to the listed price, this trip also requires payment in counrty of a compulsory Trip Kitty of approx.
EUR 60
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Description of Sailing holiday in Greece, Mykonos to Santorini

Move between the boat, the beach and inviting Greek villages on this relaxing Greece sailing holiday between Mykonos and Santorini. While away the days swimming in turquoise waters, lazing on white-sand beaches, sampling mouth-watering local cuisine and exploring coastal villages steeped in history, mythology and beauty. Visit the beautiful islands of Amorgos, Naxos, Small Cyclades and Ios, watch a host of spectacular sunsets and enjoy Greek hospitality before returning to the boat to be rocked gently to sleep at night.

This sailing adventure begins in Mykonos, where chic waterfront bars line the beaches, serving authentic Greek food and cocktails as the sun goes down. Youíll spend seven nights on the yacht, with a small group (max 11 people) and each dayís sailing is unique. There will always be a destination to reach, but if the weather changes or something takes the groupís fancy, we are flexible on the dayís itinerary Ė and thereís always time to swim in the Aegean Sea off the side of the boat.

Highlights include the 11th-century monastery of Moni Hozoviotissis, wedged between the dramatic cliffs of Amorgos, while the remote Small Cyclades are chock-full of tavernas serving fresh seafood, far away from tourists and the rest of the world. The voyage ends in Santorini, home to some of the most distinctive and attractive landscapes in the world. Pass bleached-white villages that cling to plunging cliffs and along the rim of a volcano.

Sailing specifics:

You will be on board a real sailing yacht, monohull in design and 44ft in length, although smaller yachts will be used if group size allows it. Beginners are welcome, although there is a feel of 'all hands on deck' on this trip, and guests do get asked to contribute to sailing duties, so swot up on your sailing language a little before you go. Similarly, sleeping quarters are small as is the norm on a sailing boat. Most of our sailing yachts sleep eleven passengers, with 2 double cabins, 2 twin cabins and one triple cabin, and there are five shared bathrooms. So this is close living quarters too, with rooms allocated on arrival by the skipper and can't be booked in advance. Solo passengers will be allocated a room to share with someone of the same gender, which may involved sharing a double mattress. Please note that there is no Wi-Fi on board our sailing yachts.

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Price information

£1100£1079To£1314excluding flights
In addition to the listed price, this trip also requires payment in counrty of a compulsory Trip Kitty of approx.
EUR 60
Make enquiry

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Reviewed on 20 Sep 2019 by

The most exciting part of the holiday was staying in a different island each night and our tour guide and skipper Rita with her expert knowledge of every location. Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2018 by

Greek weather, good food in resturants. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Jul 2017 by

The highlight was being with family, making new friends and seeing the beautiful islands. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

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As a global tour operator, we are committed to operating every one of our trips in a way that respects and benefits local people, their culture and economy, while minimising our impact on the natural environment.

On this small group sailing adventure, we travel with a maximum of eight passengers on board a 50ft yacht, but if there are fewer passengers then we will use a smaller yacht. Bathrooms are shared and although there is hot water, we encourage passengers to use it carefully. Toilets are usually operated by hand-pumps and we have recycling arrangements on-board.

You will travel with a skipper, who also takes on the role of tour leader. We choose skippers on the basis of their sailing experience, but we also provide local employment where we can. Georgios is one such example, a local sailor who has been making a living as a skipper since he was just eighteen years-old.

Weather permitting, your skipper will use the power of the wind to sail the boat as much as possible which means that we have less impact on the environment than if travelling by other modes of transport. When on land, you will mostly hike or walk although you may choose to take an excursion by car when we are on the island of Naxos.

As a tour company, our responsibilities donít stop when our tours end. In 2002, we established a charitable foundation so that our passengers and staff could support grassroots community projects around the world. To date, it has raised over £2million for over 75 projects involved with health care, education, human rights, child welfare, sustainable development, and environmental and wildlife protection. We match every donation made by passengers and pay the administration costs, so every penny that is donated goes to a good cause.

People

We travel in small groups and wherever possible we use local transport, stay in locally-owned accommodation or homestays, eat at authentic local restaurants, support traditional artisans and small-scale businesses, and provide opportunities for travellers to interact with local people.

You will travel with a skipper, who also takes on the role of tour leader. We choose skippers on the basis of their sailing experience, but we also provide local employment where we can. Georgios is one such example, a local sailor who has been making a living as a skipper since he was just eighteen years-old.

During the trip, we shop for local produce for our breakfasts and lunches, which the whole group will prepare and eat together on board the boat. In the evenings, we go onshore to dine at small, often family-run restaurants and bars. For example, when we are on Naxos we have an optional excursion into the countryside where we will eat at a family-run restaurant in the hills and sample the local liquor, which is known as Kitron.

As well as a Responsible Travel Code of Conduct which we adhere to as a company, we expect our staff and travellers to demonstrate the principles of responsible travel and provide a number of responsible travel tips to facilitate this, for example advice on what clothing is appropriate and respectful. If you choose to visit any religious buildings on this trip, such as the Church of Panagia Paraportiani on Mykonos, then we will request that you cover your shoulders.

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