Cyclades cabin charter

Share A Sail On A Large Yacht

The Cyclades includes many of the best known Greek Islands, including Santorini, Mykonos and Paros. There are many smaller less touristy places too and your Cyclades cabin charter offers a splendid variety of islands large and small.

The cruise is on a 51 ft yacht, with a professional skipper and hostess to look after the maximum 8 guests. You’re welcome to join in with the sailing, or just sit back and relax. Each night you’ll visit a new harbour with time to explore ashore.

There are four one week itineraries which can be joined to form a two week cruise. For the first and last third of the season, there are weekly starts every Sunday from Lavrion (near Athens) to Santorini and from Santorini to Lavrion, with different stops in each direction.

In July and August, when the strong Meltemi winds blow, the cruise becomes the Peloponnese cabin charter for everyone’s comfort.

Your Cyclades cabin charter is available with or without flights and if you want to tack on a shore stay before or after your cruise, that’s possible too.

For more about the Cyclades, see Sailing the Cyclades. For pictures, see the Cyclades: Gallery. For prices, you’ll need the Cabin Charter Prices page.

 

Cruise Dates

 Lavrion to SantoriniLavrion to LavrionLavrion to Mykonos
1 week2 weeks2 weeks
April23rd*,30th23rd*,30th
May7th, 14th, 21st, 28th7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
June4th, 11th, 18th4th, 11th, 18th
July2nd, 16th2nd16th
August
September3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
October2nd, 9th, 15th2nd, 9th**, 15th**
Notes* Starts from Athens Kalamaki. ** Finishes Athens Kalamaki
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  • Lavrion to Santorini – 1 week
    DayMilesDestination
    Average26
    1: Sun0
    • Lavrion / Lavrio Lavrion is a hive of activity for yachties in the summer with several charter bases operating their yachts from the shelter of the well thought out harbour and adjacent Olympic Marina. Once a dusty mining town, (silver has been mined here since prehistoric times), Lavrion was transformed when it was selected to host cruise ships ... Read more
    2: Mon28
    • Loutra / Loutrou (Kythnos) Loutra/Loutrou is a delightful little harbour on the north east corner of Kithnos. Laidback and carefree, Loutra has been attracting visitors for centuries, many seeking the restoratives powers of its natural hot springs. Whether you too are looking to “take the waters” or you would just prefer to chill out in one of the harbourside ... Read more
    3: Tue32
    • Ermoupoli / Ermoupolis (Syros) Ermoupoli is the capital of Syros and the Cyclades islands and this stately town exudes an old world charm in keeping with its significance. Around the harbour, 18th century buildings loom over the streets and the towns past glories are evident everywhere. Delve into the back streets and you will be rewarded at every turn with ... Read more
    4: Wed18
    • Mykonos Add Mykonos to your yacht charter itinerary if you are looking for a good dose of nightlife and people watching during your sailing trip. This tiny jewel of a town is a wonderfully twee tourist haven that positively hums with activity during the summer. Mykonos is often portrayed by the tourist board as little Venice, with pictures ... Read more
    5: Thu23
    • Naxos Naxos is a surprisingly un-touristy town that has a halcyon charm all of its own. I was once stormbound here and developed an unexpected fondness for the place so maybe I am biased! With its hilltop Venetian grand manor houses and cascade of white washed cube-like Cycladic dwellings Naxos is easily recognisable from sea and ... Read more
    6: Fri27
    • Ios Ios is a schizophrenic place. At first glance it is just a village port, once a popular target for pirates. The main town, Hora, is actually a couple of kilometres inland. By day peace reigns. The throngs of tourists spread out and the beaches are bedecked with slowly browning bodies. At night, however, the tone of the ... Read more
    7: Sat27
    • Santorini / Thira & Fira Santorini is one of the most photographed islands in Greece. Images of its dazzling white buildings and cobalt blue domes, set along precipitous cliffs ringing the indigo sea of the old volcanic caldera, grace calendars everywhere. The reality is no less spectacular. Santorini is a must-see of any Cyclades flotilla or bareboat sailing holiday. Sadly, Santorini charter yachts face ... Read more
    8: Sun0Disembark
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Skipper will keep you advised.

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  • Lavrion to Lavrion – 2 weeks
    DayMilesDestination
    Average24
    1: Sun0
    • Lavrion / Lavrio Lavrion is a hive of activity for yachties in the summer with several charter bases operating their yachts from the shelter of the well thought out harbour and adjacent Olympic Marina. Once a dusty mining town, (silver has been mined here since prehistoric times), Lavrion was transformed when it was selected to host cruise ships ... Read more
    2: Mon28
    • Loutra / Loutrou (Kythnos) Loutra/Loutrou is a delightful little harbour on the north east corner of Kithnos. Laidback and carefree, Loutra has been attracting visitors for centuries, many seeking the restoratives powers of its natural hot springs. Whether you too are looking to “take the waters” or you would just prefer to chill out in one of the harbourside ... Read more
    3: Tue32
    • Ermoupoli / Ermoupolis (Syros) Ermoupoli is the capital of Syros and the Cyclades islands and this stately town exudes an old world charm in keeping with its significance. Around the harbour, 18th century buildings loom over the streets and the towns past glories are evident everywhere. Delve into the back streets and you will be rewarded at every turn with ... Read more
    4: Wed18
    • Mykonos Add Mykonos to your yacht charter itinerary if you are looking for a good dose of nightlife and people watching during your sailing trip. This tiny jewel of a town is a wonderfully twee tourist haven that positively hums with activity during the summer. Mykonos is often portrayed by the tourist board as little Venice, with pictures ... Read more
    5: Thu23
    • Naxos Naxos is a surprisingly un-touristy town that has a halcyon charm all of its own. I was once stormbound here and developed an unexpected fondness for the place so maybe I am biased! With its hilltop Venetian grand manor houses and cascade of white washed cube-like Cycladic dwellings Naxos is easily recognisable from sea and ... Read more
    6: Fri27
    • Ios Ios is a schizophrenic place. At first glance it is just a village port, once a popular target for pirates. The main town, Hora, is actually a couple of kilometres inland. By day peace reigns. The throngs of tourists spread out and the beaches are bedecked with slowly browning bodies. At night, however, the tone of the ... Read more
    7: Sat27
    • Santorini / Thira & Fira Santorini is one of the most photographed islands in Greece. Images of its dazzling white buildings and cobalt blue domes, set along precipitous cliffs ringing the indigo sea of the old volcanic caldera, grace calendars everywhere. The reality is no less spectacular. Santorini is a must-see of any Cyclades flotilla or bareboat sailing holiday. Sadly, Santorini charter yachts face ... Read more
    8: Sun0Santorini - You a whole day to explore this popular island. Stroll the picture postcard town of Thira with it's many shopping and dining options. Visit the ruins at Akrotiri. Relax on one of the beaches. Take the cable car down to the old port and a donkey ride back up to town then relax and take in the sunset.
    9: Mon29
    • Folegandros Folegandros is well off the beaten path for most charter yachts. Somewhat stark at first glance, the only real greenery in the island gathers around the islands capital of Chora which is built precariously close to a 200m cliff edge. This is a pleasant and rather sophisticated place to make for on your sailing holiday ... Read more
    10: Tue35
    • Adamas / Adamantas (Milos) Milos, like Santorini is a volcanic island and it still bubbles with hot sulphur springs and quivers occasionally. Often overlooked by tourists, Milos is a pretty, laidback island; friendly and relaxed. Also few people realise that the island has a fascinating geological and archaeological history. A night on the quay at Adamas/Adamantas makes a more than ... Read more
    11: Wed25
    • Kamares (Sifnos) Sifnos is another Cycladic island that seems to have slipped under the average tourist’s radar. Locals will tell you that once you have experienced the delights of the place you will just keep coming back. Unlike Mykonos and Santorini, you won’t find the crowds here but there is still enough to keep you entertained. Friendly and ... Read more
    12: Thu32
    • Merichas / Merikas (Kythnos) Merichas has a good harbour and plenty of quay space for visiting yachts. Glide in past the ferry dock and go bows or stern-to the wall. As this is a very busy harbour and it pays to stay as far off the quay as possible to minimise the effects of the surge created by the ... Read more
    13: Fri21
    • Korissia (Kea) Korissia is a lovely little village on the west coast of Kea. Hidden away in one arm of the main bay of Ayios Nikolaos this is a very popular port of call for Athenians out for a weekend away. Kea, as an island, has an upmarket feel and seems very twee in comparison to a ... Read more
    14: Sat17
    • Lavrion / Lavrio Lavrion is a hive of activity for yachties in the summer with several charter bases operating their yachts from the shelter of the well thought out harbour and adjacent Olympic Marina. Once a dusty mining town, (silver has been mined here since prehistoric times), Lavrion was transformed when it was selected to host cruise ships ... Read more
    15: Sun0Disembark
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Skipper will keep you advised.

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Cruise Dates

 Santorini to LavrionSantorini to MykonosSantorini to
Santorini via Athens
Santorini to
Santorini via Mykonos
1 week1 week2 weeks2 weeks
April30th30th
May7th, 14th, 21st, 28th7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
June4th, 11th, 18th, 25th4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
July9th23rd9th23rd
August6th, 20th6th, 20th
September3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
October1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd**1st, 8th, 15th
Notes* Starts from Athens Kalamaki. ** Finishes Athens Kalamaki
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  • Santorini to Lavrion – 1 week
    DayMilesDestination
    Average26
    1: Sun0
    • Santorini / Thira & Fira Santorini is one of the most photographed islands in Greece. Images of its dazzling white buildings and cobalt blue domes, set along precipitous cliffs ringing the indigo sea of the old volcanic caldera, grace calendars everywhere. The reality is no less spectacular. Santorini is a must-see of any Cyclades flotilla or bareboat sailing holiday. Sadly, Santorini charter yachts face ... Read more
    2: Mon29
    • Folegandros Folegandros is well off the beaten path for most charter yachts. Somewhat stark at first glance, the only real greenery in the island gathers around the islands capital of Chora which is built precariously close to a 200m cliff edge. This is a pleasant and rather sophisticated place to make for on your sailing holiday ... Read more
    3: Tue35
    • Adamas / Adamantas (Milos) Milos, like Santorini is a volcanic island and it still bubbles with hot sulphur springs and quivers occasionally. Often overlooked by tourists, Milos is a pretty, laidback island; friendly and relaxed. Also few people realise that the island has a fascinating geological and archaeological history. A night on the quay at Adamas/Adamantas makes a more than ... Read more
    4: Wed25
    • Kamares (Sifnos) Sifnos is another Cycladic island that seems to have slipped under the average tourist’s radar. Locals will tell you that once you have experienced the delights of the place you will just keep coming back. Unlike Mykonos and Santorini, you won’t find the crowds here but there is still enough to keep you entertained. Friendly and ... Read more
    5: Thu32
    • Merichas / Merikas (Kythnos) Merichas has a good harbour and plenty of quay space for visiting yachts. Glide in past the ferry dock and go bows or stern-to the wall. As this is a very busy harbour and it pays to stay as far off the quay as possible to minimise the effects of the surge created by the ... Read more
    6: Fri21
    • Korissia (Kea) Korissia is a lovely little village on the west coast of Kea. Hidden away in one arm of the main bay of Ayios Nikolaos this is a very popular port of call for Athenians out for a weekend away. Kea, as an island, has an upmarket feel and seems very twee in comparison to a ... Read more
    7: Sat17
    • Lavrion / Lavrio Lavrion is a hive of activity for yachties in the summer with several charter bases operating their yachts from the shelter of the well thought out harbour and adjacent Olympic Marina. Once a dusty mining town, (silver has been mined here since prehistoric times), Lavrion was transformed when it was selected to host cruise ships ... Read more
    8: Sun0Disembark
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Skipper will keep you advised.

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  • Santorini to Mykonos – 1 week
    DayMilesDestination
    Average19
    1: Sun0Santorini - Probably the most famous island in the Mediterranean. Fira, the iconic town perched on the top of the 300 metre cliffs is perhaps the best known image of the Greek islands.
    2: Mon28Ios - Well known as a party island, Ios has something for everyone - great beaches and bars in the evening after a late afternoon trip to the reputed site of Homer's tomb.
    3: Tue22Skhinousa – Today we head to the smaller islands of the Cyclades and to Mirsini, a beautiful little bay with a couple of sleepy tavernas ashore.
    4: Wed10Iraklia or Koufonisia – After a day of exploring the many smaller islands in the area, our stop for the night is dependent upon the weather – always a quiet spot off the beaten track.
    5: Thu22Naxos - The largest and most fertile island in the Cyclades. We moor in Naxos town harbour, a stroll from the town, dominated by the venetian castle. Discover tavernas and artisan shops in the warren of alleyways behind the sea front.
    6: Fri10Paros – A choice of destinations – Naoussa on the north side is our favourite, a lovely little town, with the prettiest fishing harbour in the Aegean! (according to the locals!)
    7: Sat22Mykonos - This unique island oozes chic and traditional charm in equal measure. Mykonos is one of the most popular islands in the Aegean and this island paradise has great beaches, great shopping, fabulous food and endless nightlife.
    8: Sun0Mykonos – For those staying for a second week, the choice is limitless in Mykonos – Party beaches, Watersports, chic tavernas, chill-out bars in “Venice”
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Skipper will keep you advised.

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  • Santorini to Santorini (A) – 2 weeks
    DayMilesDestination
    Average24
    1: Sun0
    • Santorini / Thira & Fira Santorini is one of the most photographed islands in Greece. Images of its dazzling white buildings and cobalt blue domes, set along precipitous cliffs ringing the indigo sea of the old volcanic caldera, grace calendars everywhere. The reality is no less spectacular. Santorini is a must-see of any Cyclades flotilla or bareboat sailing holiday. Sadly, Santorini charter yachts face ... Read more
    2: Mon29
    • Folegandros Folegandros is well off the beaten path for most charter yachts. Somewhat stark at first glance, the only real greenery in the island gathers around the islands capital of Chora which is built precariously close to a 200m cliff edge. This is a pleasant and rather sophisticated place to make for on your sailing holiday ... Read more
    3: Tue35
    • Adamas / Adamantas (Milos) Milos, like Santorini is a volcanic island and it still bubbles with hot sulphur springs and quivers occasionally. Often overlooked by tourists, Milos is a pretty, laidback island; friendly and relaxed. Also few people realise that the island has a fascinating geological and archaeological history. A night on the quay at Adamas/Adamantas makes a more than ... Read more
    4: Wed25
    • Kamares (Sifnos) Sifnos is another Cycladic island that seems to have slipped under the average tourist’s radar. Locals will tell you that once you have experienced the delights of the place you will just keep coming back. Unlike Mykonos and Santorini, you won’t find the crowds here but there is still enough to keep you entertained. Friendly and ... Read more
    5: Thu32
    • Merichas / Merikas (Kythnos) Merichas has a good harbour and plenty of quay space for visiting yachts. Glide in past the ferry dock and go bows or stern-to the wall. As this is a very busy harbour and it pays to stay as far off the quay as possible to minimise the effects of the surge created by the ... Read more
    6: Fri21
    • Korissia (Kea) Korissia is a lovely little village on the west coast of Kea. Hidden away in one arm of the main bay of Ayios Nikolaos this is a very popular port of call for Athenians out for a weekend away. Kea, as an island, has an upmarket feel and seems very twee in comparison to a ... Read more
    7: Sat17
    • Lavrion / Lavrio Lavrion is a hive of activity for yachties in the summer with several charter bases operating their yachts from the shelter of the well thought out harbour and adjacent Olympic Marina. Once a dusty mining town, (silver has been mined here since prehistoric times), Lavrion was transformed when it was selected to host cruise ships ... Read more
    8: Sun0Athens (Lavrion) - you've a whole day to explore Athens. Visit the Acropolis and the many other archaeological sites. Explore the Plaka district. Climb Mount Lycabettus. Take in museunm or two. There's so much to do and something for everyone.
    9: Mon28
    • Loutra / Loutrou (Kythnos) Loutra/Loutrou is a delightful little harbour on the north east corner of Kithnos. Laidback and carefree, Loutra has been attracting visitors for centuries, many seeking the restoratives powers of its natural hot springs. Whether you too are looking to “take the waters” or you would just prefer to chill out in one of the harbourside ... Read more
    10: Tue32
    • Ermoupoli / Ermoupolis (Syros) Ermoupoli is the capital of Syros and the Cyclades islands and this stately town exudes an old world charm in keeping with its significance. Around the harbour, 18th century buildings loom over the streets and the towns past glories are evident everywhere. Delve into the back streets and you will be rewarded at every turn with ... Read more
    11: Wed18
    • Mykonos Add Mykonos to your yacht charter itinerary if you are looking for a good dose of nightlife and people watching during your sailing trip. This tiny jewel of a town is a wonderfully twee tourist haven that positively hums with activity during the summer. Mykonos is often portrayed by the tourist board as little Venice, with pictures ... Read more
    12: Thu23
    • Naxos Naxos is a surprisingly un-touristy town that has a halcyon charm all of its own. I was once stormbound here and developed an unexpected fondness for the place so maybe I am biased! With its hilltop Venetian grand manor houses and cascade of white washed cube-like Cycladic dwellings Naxos is easily recognisable from sea and ... Read more
    13: Fri27
    • Ios Ios is a schizophrenic place. At first glance it is just a village port, once a popular target for pirates. The main town, Hora, is actually a couple of kilometres inland. By day peace reigns. The throngs of tourists spread out and the beaches are bedecked with slowly browning bodies. At night, however, the tone of the ... Read more
    14: Sat27
    • Santorini / Thira & Fira Santorini is one of the most photographed islands in Greece. Images of its dazzling white buildings and cobalt blue domes, set along precipitous cliffs ringing the indigo sea of the old volcanic caldera, grace calendars everywhere. The reality is no less spectacular. Santorini is a must-see of any Cyclades flotilla or bareboat sailing holiday. Sadly, Santorini charter yachts face ... Read more
    15: Sun0Disembark
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Skipper will keep you advised.

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  • Santorini to Santorini (B) – 2 weeks
    DayMilesDestination
    Average20
    1: Sun0Santorini - Probably the most famous island in the Mediterranean. Fira, the iconic town perched on the top of the 300 metre cliffs is perhaps the best known image of the Greek islands.
    2: Mon28Ios - Well known as a party island, Ios has something for everyone - great beaches and bars in the evening after a late afternoon trip to the reputed site of Homer's tomb.
    3: Tue22Skhinousa – Today we head to the smaller islands of the Cyclades and to Mirsini, a beautiful little bay with a couple of sleepy tavernas ashore.
    4: Wed10Iraklia or Koufonisia – After a day of exploring the many smaller islands in the area, our stop for the night is dependent upon the weather – always a quiet spot off the beaten track.
    5: Thu22Naxos - The largest and most fertile island in the Cyclades. We moor in Naxos town harbour, a stroll from the town, dominated by the venetian castle. Discover tavernas and artisan shops in the warren of alleyways behind the sea front.
    6: Fri10Paros – A choice of destinations – Naoussa on the north side is our favourite, a lovely little town, with the prettiest fishing harbour in the Aegean! (according to the locals!)
    7: Sat22Mykonos - This unique island oozes chic and traditional charm in equal measure. Mykonos is one of the most popular islands in the Aegean and this island paradise has great beaches, great shopping, fabulous food and endless nightlife.
    8: Sun0Mykonos – You've a whole day to explore the island and the choice is limitless – Party beaches, Watersports, chic tavernas, chill-out bars in “Venice” and so on.
    2: Mon18Ermoupolis or Finikas - Syros is the capital island of the Cyclades and Ermoupolis is a lively cosmopolitan town of some size that retains much of its former splendour combined with present day charm.
    3: Tue25Serifos – We moor in Livadhi, a beautiful bay on the south side of the island. Enjoy an evening stroll along the long beach.
    4: Wed16Sifnos – Depending upon the weather, we moor in either Kamares, the main town, Vathi, a beautiful bay on the western coast or in the marina in Platis Yialos on the south east side of the island.
    5: Thu22Milos – The town of Adamas is our destination, deep within the bay formed from the caldera of the volcano.
    6: Fri34Folegandros – We moor in the harbour in Karovostasis and from there a short taxi ride takes you to the old town, perched on the cliff edge.
    7: Sat30Santorini – Today’s trip is one of the most spectacular in the Aegean, sailing through the caldera of Santorini before mooring in the harbour of Vlichada on the south of the island.
    8: Sun0Santorini – Departures and arrivals. For those staying for two weeks, a visit to the cliff top town of Fira is a must.
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Skipper will keep you advised.

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Cruise Dates

 Mykonos to SantoriniMykonos to MykonosMykonos to Lavrion
1 week2 weeks2 weeks
July30th30th
August13th, 27th13th27th
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  • Mykonos to Santorini – 1 week
    DayMilesDestination
    Average24
    1: Sun0Mykonos - This unique island oozes chic and traditional charm in equal measure. Mykonos is one of the most popular islands in the Aegean and this island paradise has great beaches, great shopping, fabulous food and endless nightlife.
    2: Mon18Ermoupolis or Finikas - Syros is the capital island of the Cyclades and Ermoupolis is a lively cosmopolitan town of some size that retains much of its former splendour combined with present day charm.
    3: Tue25Serifos – We moor in Livadhi, a beautiful bay on the south side of the island. Enjoy an evening stroll along the long beach.
    4: Wed16Sifnos – Depending upon the weather, we moor in either Kamares, the main town, Vathi, a beautiful bay on the western coast or in the marina in Platis Yialos on the south east side of the island.
    5: Thu22Milos – The town of Adamas is our destination, deep within the bay formed from the caldera of the volcano.
    6: Fri34Folegandros – We moor in the harbour in Karovostasis and from there a short taxi ride takes you to the old town, perched on the cliff edge.
    7: Sat30Santorini – Today’s trip is one of the most spectacular in the Aegean, sailing through the caldera of Santorini before mooring in the harbour of Vlichada on the south of the island.
    8: Sun0Santorini – Departures and arrivals. For those staying for two weeks, a visit to the cliff top town of Fira is a must.
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Skipper will keep you advised.

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  • Mykonos to Mykonos – 2 weeks
    DayMilesDestination
    Average20
    1: Sun0Mykonos - This unique island oozes chic and traditional charm in equal measure. Mykonos is one of the most popular islands in the Aegean and this island paradise has great beaches, great shopping, fabulous food and endless nightlife.
    2: Mon18Ermoupolis or Finikas - Syros is the capital island of the Cyclades and Ermoupolis is a lively cosmopolitan town of some size that retains much of its former splendour combined with present day charm.
    3: Tue25Serifos – We moor in Livadhi, a beautiful bay on the south side of the island. Enjoy an evening stroll along the long beach.
    4: Wed16Sifnos – Depending upon the weather, we moor in either Kamares, the main town, Vathi, a beautiful bay on the western coast or in the marina in Platis Yialos on the south east side of the island.
    5: Thu22Milos – The town of Adamas is our destination, deep within the bay formed from the caldera of the volcano.
    6: Fri34Folegandros – We moor in the harbour in Karovostasis and from there a short taxi ride takes you to the old town, perched on the cliff edge.
    7: Sat30Santorini – Today’s trip is one of the most spectacular in the Aegean, sailing through the caldera of Santorini before mooring in the harbour of Vlichada on the south of the island.
    8: Sun0Santorini - You a whole day to explore this popular island. Stroll the picture postcard town of Thira with it's many shopping and dining options. Visit the ruins at Akrotiri. Relax on one of the beaches. Take the cable car down to the old port and a donkey ride back up to town then relax and take in the sunset.
    2: Mon28Ios - Well known as a party island, Ios has something for everyone - great beaches and bars in the evening after a late afternoon trip to the reputed site of Homer's tomb.
    3: Tue22Skhinousa – Today we head to the smaller islands of the Cyclades and to Mirsini, a beautiful little bay with a couple of sleepy tavernas ashore.
    4: Wed10Iraklia or Koufonisia – After a day of exploring the many smaller islands in the area, our stop for the night is dependent upon the weather – always a quiet spot off the beaten track.
    5: Thu22Naxos - The largest and most fertile island in the Cyclades. We moor in Naxos town harbour, a stroll from the town, dominated by the venetian castle. Discover tavernas and artisan shops in the warren of alleyways behind the sea front.
    6: Fri10Paros – A choice of destinations – Naoussa on the north side is our favourite, a lovely little town, with the prettiest fishing harbour in the Aegean! (according to the locals!)
    7: Sat22Mykonos - This unique island oozes chic and traditional charm in equal measure. Mykonos is one of the most popular islands in the Aegean and this island paradise has great beaches, great shopping, fabulous food and endless nightlife.
    8: Sun0Mykonos – For those staying for a second week, the choice is limitless in Mykonos – Party beaches, Watersports, chic tavernas, chill-out bars in “Venice”
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Skipper will keep you advised.

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The steeply walled Corinth Canal

The steeply walled Corinth Canal

For late July and August, whilst the Meltemi wind blows in the Cyclades, one of the Cyclades yachts transfers to the Ionian and runs a programme of cruises from Corfu and Efimia.

This creates some special itineraries, allowing you to take in the Cyclades, the Ionian, and the famous Corinth Canal, all on a single cruise. The permutations are numerous, offering trips of between one and five weeks.

The Corinth Canal was dug by hand; you can still see some of the marks of the tools. It opened in 1893 but by then was already too small for many ships. It’s so narrow a one way system is employed. Vessels sail from east to west for a period, then the flow is reversed to allow boats to pass from west to east.

Going through the canal is a unique experience. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to share a sail through this dramatic feat of engineering.

 Lavrion to EfimiaSantorini to EfimiaEfimia to SantoriniGrand Tour MinorGrand Tour MajorGrand Tour Full
1 week2 weeks2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks5 weeks
April
May
June25th18th11th, 18th, 25th11th, 18th11th
July
August27th20th, 27th20th, 27th20th
September3rd
October
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        Week 1


        11th June


        Cyclades

        1: Sun0Athens (Lavrion) - Fly UK to Athens and transfer to the port of Lavrion for embarkation. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet your crew and fellow passengers.
        2: Mon28Kithnos - We usually make for Loutra, a spa resort since ancient times where you can bath in the therapeutic waters which run from the hot spring down to a natural "Jacuzzi" on the beach.
        3: Tue32Ermoupolis - Syros is the capital of the Cyclades and a lively cosmopolitan town of some size that retains much of its former splendour combined with present day charm.
        4: Wed18Mykonos - This unique island oozes chic and traditional charm in equal measure. Mykonos is one of the most popular islands in the Aegean and this island paradise has great beaches, great shopping, fabulous food and endless nightlife.
        5: Thu23Naxos - Sailing from Mykonos we stop for a swim before continuing our sailing to Naxos, largest and most fertile island in the Cyclades. It’s fascinating town is dominated by an imposing Venetian castle.
        6: Fri27Ios - Well known as a party island, Ios has something for everyone - great beaches and bars in the evening after a late afternoon trip to the reputed site of Homer's tomb.
        7: Sat27Santorini - Probably the most famous island in the Mediterranean and the ideal place to finish our week.

        Week 2


        18th June


        Cyclades

        8: Sun0Santorini - You a whole day to explore this popular island. Stroll the picture postcard town of Thira with it's many shopping and dining options. Visit the ruins at Akrotiri. Relax on one of the beaches. Take the cable car down to the old port and a donke
        9: Mon29Folegandros - After the hustle and bustle of Santorini, Folegandros is a wonderfully relaxing island. Take an evening trip to the Chora, with more spectacular views of the Aegean.
        10: Tue35Milos - Today we sail past Poliagos and Kimolos and the southern coast of Milos, with its beautiful sandy beaches before heading to Adamas in the gulf formed by this ancient volcanic island.
        11: Wed25Sifnos - Set sail early, heading north east towards the Island of Sifnos, stopping in Vathi, an idyllic natural harbour for lunch and a swim before heading up the coast to Kamares. Enjoy a sundowner at the Captain's bar with your feet in the sand.
        12: Thu32Kithnos - We stop on the western side of Kithnos in Merihas after a swim in the beautiful bay close to the sandy beach of Kolona.
        13: Fri21Kea - We stop for the night in Korissia, a tranquil port in a large bay. Take a bus or cab trip to the pretty hill-top village or take a sunset stroll along the long beach before dinner.
        14: Sat17Lavrion - Take the opportunity to visit the famous temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion or head into Athens for a day of sightseeing.

        Week 3


        25th June


        Gulfs of
        Corinth
        & Patras

        15: Sun0Athens (Lavrion) - you've a whole day to explore Athens. Visit the Acropolis and the many other archaeological sites. Explore the Plaka district. Climb Mount Lycabettus. Take in museunm or two. There's so much to do and something for everyone.
        16: Mon38
        • Aegina Town Aegina town, on the island of the same name, is known for its pistachio nuts and natural sponges. Alongside the harbour front cafes you’ll find an excellent fish market complete with several fish restaurants, and boats on the quay selling fruit and veg. One can’t help but think the fruit should be in the market and the ... Read more
        17: Tue26Korinthos) - Todays sail takes us through the Corinth Canal, probably the most recognised passage in the Mediterranean. A perfect photo opportunity and the chance to see what many only ever see from above.
        18: Wed36Galaxidhi - Situated on the northern side of the Gulf of Corinth, this small town is charming, retaining signs of its former wealth as a prosperous shipping port in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
        19: Thu33Nafpaktos - Today we head for Nafpaktos, a medieval harbour positioned below the venetioan castle. It is well worth a walk up to the castle, enjoying the view of the medieval harbour, one of the best examples in the Mediterranean
        20: Fri28Mesolongi - A canal leads between the salt marshes to the village of Mesolongi, centered around the yacht basin at the end.
        21: Sat42
        • Efimia / Eufimia (Kefalonia) A holiday town particularly popular with Greeks, which has ensured retention of its Greek atmosphere, Efimia is also a good base to explore the Melissani Cave and Lake. There are a number of white pebbled beaches a short walk south of the town, or if you want to go a little further afield, you can hire motor boat. ... Read more

        Week 4


        2nd July


        Ionian

        22: Sun0You've a whole day to explore the island of Kefalonia, or simply relax on the beach.
        23: Mon12
        • Fiskardo (Kefalonia) A beautiful place of multi coloured houses ringing the clear bay, set at the foot of dense pine clad slopes. Fiskardo escaped the ravages of the 1953 earthquake and now enjoys a high level of protection from development. This gives a rather up market air and a number of the Hollywood set have visited. It’s a very ... Read more
        24: Tue18After a lunch stop in one the the beautiful bays on the north sideof Meganisi, it's on to our evening stop at
        • Lefkas / Levkas The capital of the island of the same name, Lefkas is separated from the mainland by a canal you will sail through when entering or leaving. The town is a maze of narrow streets and is the culturfal and commercial centre for the island, as well as a tourist town and yachting centre. Many of Lefkas’s ... Read more
        25: Wed32
        • Parga A town steeped in history, Parga is as much a Greek holiday destination as an international resort. Built around its prominent Venetian Citadel perched on the promontory between two bays, the town has all you’d expect of a moderate size resort with a wide range of restaurants and plenty of narrow winding streets to explore. The ... Read more
        26: Thu12
        • Gaios (Paxos) The main harbour and largest town on the island of Paxos, Gaios is a picture postcard town with a bit of a colonial feel, set against the green hills of the interior. It’s also a rather unique port, with a lush green island plugging the centre of the harbour leaving a channel around it where you ... Read more
        27: Fri28
        • Corfu Town The capital of Corfu Island and a town steeped in history, Corfu Town offers much to entertain you whether your interests are archaeological, cultural or more retail focused! The various occupying forces have left their influence, most prominently the Venetians who provided both the two fortress and many of the attractive buildings around town. As well ... Read more
        28: Sat23Lunch at Kassiopi before we head for our fina destination:
        • Gouvia (Corfu) The small village of Kondokali has been rather overtaken by Gouvia marina and it’s associated developments, with the number of yacht berths exceeding the population of the village. You won’t go hungry or thirsty here with a wide range of options on offer, tailored to tourist rather than local tastes. You can buy an English paper ... Read more

        Week 5


        9th July


        Ionian

        29: Sun0Whilst your crew service the yacht, you've a whole day to explore the island of Corfu. Visit the Achillion Palace, Gardiki Castle or the deserted village of Perithia. Take in a museum or two. Or relax on one of the many beautiful beaches.
        30: Mon5
        • Corfu Town The capital of Corfu Island and a town steeped in history, Corfu Town offers much to entertain you whether your interests are archaeological, cultural or more retail focused! The various occupying forces have left their influence, most prominently the Venetians who provided both the two fortress and many of the attractive buildings around town. As well ... Read more
        31: Tue18
        • Ligia (mainland) A traditional Greek fishing village, Ligia is a great place to get away from the tourists and comes complete with a white sandy beach, just south of the harbour. The village itself is up the hill behind the harbour and it’s worth the walk for the views. But if you can’t make it, don’t despair – ... Read more
        32: Wed32
        • Vathi (Meganisi) The main port for the island of Meganisi, the village is none the less known as “little Vathi” to distinguish it from “big Vathi” on Ithaca. The village is so popular with yachts that it now boasts it’s own marina, but don’t worry – the single pontoon on offer doesn’t exactly overwhelm the place! As well ... Read more
        33: Thu12
        • Assos (Kefalonia) Assos is a charming quaint village. It’s built around a narrow isthmus which is all that prevents the peninsula becoming an island. The small pebbled beaches are popular with those wanting a swim. There are several restaurants and cafes clustered around the small horseshoe bay. But before you sit down for dinner, take a walk up ... Read more
        34: Fri28
        • Argostoli (Kefalonia) Argostoli, the once drab capital of Kefalonia, has become quite a chic destination in recent years. At the south end of the bay is a salt water lagoon. This is a popular feeding ground for loggerhead turtles. Look out for them swimming in the bay as you enter and leave. As you enter the bay, the ... Read more
        35: Sat23
        • Efimia / Eufimia (Kefalonia) A holiday town particularly popular with Greeks, which has ensured retention of its Greek atmosphere, Efimia is also a good base to explore the Melissani Cave and Lake. There are a number of white pebbled beaches a short walk south of the town, or if you want to go a little further afield, you can hire motor boat. ... Read more
        36: Sun0Disembark (morning)
        All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Skipper will keep you advised.

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      • Grand Tour southbound
         DayMilesDestination
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        Week 1


        14 August


        Ionian

        1: Sun0Boarding is on Sunday afternoon in:
        • Efimia / Eufimia (Kefalonia) A holiday town particularly popular with Greeks, which has ensured retention of its Greek atmosphere, Efimia is also a good base to explore the Melissani Cave and Lake. There are a number of white pebbled beaches a short walk south of the town, or if you want to go a little further afield, you can hire motor boat. ... Read more
        2: Mon12
        • Fiskardo (Kefalonia) A beautiful place of multi coloured houses ringing the clear bay, set at the foot of dense pine clad slopes. Fiskardo escaped the ravages of the 1953 earthquake and now enjoys a high level of protection from development. This gives a rather up market air and a number of the Hollywood set have visited. It’s a very ... Read more
        3: Tue18After a lunch stop in one the the beautiful bays on the north sideof Meganisi, it's on to our evening stop at
        • Lefkas / Levkas The capital of the island of the same name, Lefkas is separated from the mainland by a canal you will sail through when entering or leaving. The town is a maze of narrow streets and is the culturfal and commercial centre for the island, as well as a tourist town and yachting centre. Many of Lefkas’s ... Read more
        4: Wed32
        • Parga A town steeped in history, Parga is as much a Greek holiday destination as an international resort. Built around its prominent Venetian Citadel perched on the promontory between two bays, the town has all you’d expect of a moderate size resort with a wide range of restaurants and plenty of narrow winding streets to explore. The ... Read more
        5: Thu12
        • Gaios (Paxos) The main harbour and largest town on the island of Paxos, Gaios is a picture postcard town with a bit of a colonial feel, set against the green hills of the interior. It’s also a rather unique port, with a lush green island plugging the centre of the harbour leaving a channel around it where you ... Read more
        6: Fri28
        • Corfu Town The capital of Corfu Island and a town steeped in history, Corfu Town offers much to entertain you whether your interests are archaeological, cultural or more retail focused! The various occupying forces have left their influence, most prominently the Venetians who provided both the two fortress and many of the attractive buildings around town. As well ... Read more
        7: Sat23Lunch at Kassiopi before we head for our fina destination:
        • Gouvia (Corfu) The small village of Kondokali has been rather overtaken by Gouvia marina and it’s associated developments, with the number of yacht berths exceeding the population of the village. You won’t go hungry or thirsty here with a wide range of options on offer, tailored to tourist rather than local tastes. You can buy an English paper ... Read more

        Week 2


        21 August


        Ionian

        8: Sun0Whilst your crew service the yacht, you've a whole day to explore the island of Corfu. Visit the Achillion Palace, Gardiki Castle or the deserted village of Perithia. Take in a museum or two. Or relax on one of the many beautiful beaches.
        9: Mon5
        • Corfu Town The capital of Corfu Island and a town steeped in history, Corfu Town offers much to entertain you whether your interests are archaeological, cultural or more retail focused! The various occupying forces have left their influence, most prominently the Venetians who provided both the two fortress and many of the attractive buildings around town. As well ... Read more
        10: Tue18
        • Ligia (mainland) A traditional Greek fishing village, Ligia is a great place to get away from the tourists and comes complete with a white sandy beach, just south of the harbour. The village itself is up the hill behind the harbour and it’s worth the walk for the views. But if you can’t make it, don’t despair – ... Read more
        11: Wed32
        • Vathi (Meganisi) The main port for the island of Meganisi, the village is none the less known as “little Vathi” to distinguish it from “big Vathi” on Ithaca. The village is so popular with yachts that it now boasts it’s own marina, but don’t worry – the single pontoon on offer doesn’t exactly overwhelm the place! As well ... Read more
        12: Thu12
        • Assos (Kefalonia) Assos is a charming quaint village. It’s built around a narrow isthmus which is all that prevents the peninsula becoming an island. The small pebbled beaches are popular with those wanting a swim. There are several restaurants and cafes clustered around the small horseshoe bay. But before you sit down for dinner, take a walk up ... Read more
        13: Fri28
        • Argostoli (Kefalonia) Argostoli, the once drab capital of Kefalonia, has become quite a chic destination in recent years. At the south end of the bay is a salt water lagoon. This is a popular feeding ground for loggerhead turtles. Look out for them swimming in the bay as you enter and leave. As you enter the bay, the ... Read more
        14: Sat23
        • Efimia / Eufimia (Kefalonia) A holiday town particularly popular with Greeks, which has ensured retention of its Greek atmosphere, Efimia is also a good base to explore the Melissani Cave and Lake. There are a number of white pebbled beaches a short walk south of the town, or if you want to go a little further afield, you can hire motor boat. ... Read more

        Week 3


        28 August


        Gulfs of
        Corinth
        & Patras

        15: Sun0You've a whole day to explore the island of Kefalonia, or simply relax on the beach.
        16: Mon42Mesolongi - A canal leads between the salt marshes to the village of Mesolongi, centered around the yacht basin at the end.
        17: Tue28Nafpaktos - Today we head for Nafpaktos, a medieval harbour positioned below the venetioan castle. It is well worth a walk up to the castle, enjoying the view of the medieval harbour, one of the best examples in the Mediterranean
        18: Wed33Galaxidhi - Situated on the northern side of the Gulf of Corinth, this small town is charming, retaining signs of its former wealth as a prosperous shipping port in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
        19: Thu36Korinthos) - Todays sail takes us through the Corinth Canal, probably the most recognised passage in the Mediterranean. A perfect photo opportunity and the chance to see what many only ever see from above.
        20: Fri26
        • Aegina Town Aegina town, on the island of the same name, is known for its pistachio nuts and natural sponges. Alongside the harbour front cafes you’ll find an excellent fish market complete with several fish restaurants, and boats on the quay selling fruit and veg. One can’t help but think the fruit should be in the market and the ... Read more
        21: Sat38
        • Lavrion / Lavrio Lavrion is a hive of activity for yachties in the summer with several charter bases operating their yachts from the shelter of the well thought out harbour and adjacent Olympic Marina. Once a dusty mining town, (silver has been mined here since prehistoric times), Lavrion was transformed when it was selected to host cruise ships ... Read more

        Week 4


        4th Sept


        Cyclades

        22: Sun0Athens (Lavrion) - you've a whole day to explore the Athens area. Visit the Acropolis and the many other archaeological sites. Explore the Plaka district. Climb Mount Lycabettus. Take in museunm or two. There's so much to do and something for everyone.
        23: Mon28Kithnos - We usually make for Loutra, a spa resort since ancient times where you can bath in the therapeutic waters which run from the hot spring down to a natural "Jacuzzi" on the beach.
        24: Tue32Ermoupolis - Syros is the capital of the Cyclades and a lively cosmopolitan town of some size that retains much of its former splendour combined with present day charm.
        25: Wed18Mykonos - This unique island oozes chic and traditional charm in equal measure. Mykonos is one of the most popular islands in the Aegean and this island paradise has great beaches, great shopping, fabulous food and endless nightlife.
        26: Thu23Naxos - Sailing from Mykonos we stop for a swim before continuing our sailing to Naxos, largest and most fertile island in the Cyclades. It’s fascinating town is dominated by an imposing Venetian castle.
        27: Fri27Ios - Well known as a party island, Ios has something for everyone - great beaches and bars in the evening after a late afternoon trip to the reputed site of Homer's tomb.
        28: Sat27Santorini - Probably the most famous island in the Mediterranean and the ideal place to finish our week.

        Week 5


        11 Sept


        Cyclades

        29: Sun0Santorini - You a whole day to explore this popular island. Stroll the picture postcard town of Thira with it's many shopping and dining options. Visit the ruins at Akrotiri. Relax on one of the beaches. Take the cable car down to the old port and a donke
        30: Mon29Folegandros - After the hustle and bustle of Santorini, Folegandros is a wonderfully relaxing island. Take an evening trip to the Chora, with more spectacular views of the Aegean.
        31: Tue35Milos - Today we sail past Poliagos and Kimolos and the southern coast of Milos, with its beautiful sandy beaches before heading to Adamas in the gulf formed by this ancient volcanic island.
        32: Wed25Sifnos - Set sail early, heading north east towards the Island of Sifnos, stopping in Vathi, an idyllic natural harbour for lunch and a swim before heading up the coast to Kamares. Enjoy a sundowner at the Captain's bar with your feet in the sand.
        33: Thu32Kithnos - We stop on the western side of Kithnos in Merihas after a swim in the beautiful bay close to the sandy beach of Kolona.
        34: Fri21Kea - We stop for the night in Korissia, a tranquil port in a large bay. Take a bus or cab trip to the pretty hill-top village or take a sunset stroll along the long beach before dinner.
        35: Sat17Lavrion - Take the opportunity to visit the famous temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion or head into Athens for a day of sightseeing.
        36: Sun0Disembark
        All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Skipper will keep you advised.

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      Cyclades cabin charter – The Yachts

      Ocean Star 51.1 Christiana

      Ocean Star 51.1 Christiana

      Two yachts are used on these share a sail cruises.

      Christiana is an Ocean Star 51.1, a very sturdy design built to order in Greece. With her dark blue hull she cuts a fine figure.

      Down below there’s a spacious saloon with two double and two twin cabins, most with en suite facilities. Up in the bows is the crew cabin, home to your skipper and hostess.

      The galley houses a fridge, microwave and cooker. The CD player with mp3 input is connected to deck speakers so you can have music as you go.

      Sun Odyssey 52.2

      Sun Odyssey 52.2

      Malama is a Sun Odyssey 52.2 designed by Bruce Farr, creator of many a winning racing yacht, and built by Jeanneau.

      Don’t worry; down below you’ll find not the spartan conditions that racing yachtsmen have to tolerate but spacious and well equipped acccommodation. This includes four double cabins for guests, each equipped with en suite shower & toilet, all built around the airy saloon.

      In the galley there’s a microwave, 2 large fridges and a cooker. Like Christiana, there’s a CD with mp3 socket connected to deck speakers so you can listen whilst lounging in the large cockpit.

      Both yachts have a bimini shade over the cushioned cockpit. Sun worshippers will find plenty of space around the deck to get some rays. At the rear is a swimming platform and deck shower.