Adults Only

Yacht Getaways Greece Cyclades Explorer 2023

Paros - Antiparos - Ios Island - Schinoussa - Koufonisia - Naxos - Naousa - Paros

Discover the Cyclades, famed for sandy beaches, iconic blue and white architecture and some of the most famous Greek islands. Sharing a yacht with other guests, this trip is ideal for those looking for a more adventurous holiday with stronger winds to get involved and sail to these picturesque islands.

Highlights
• Paros - Experience Greek island living admiring Cycladic white and blue architecture
• Schinoussa - Taste some of the best local seafood watching one of the world's best sunsets
• Koufonisia - Swim in pristine, untouched beaches and discover hidden wrecks
• Ios​ - Discover beautiful bays and the very best of Greek hospitality

Note: The itinerary and sailing route is subject to change dependent on weather and prevailing conditions. Guests under the age of 18 are only permitted on whole yacht bookings or private yacht charters.

Catamarans
Luxurious catamarans accommodate 8-10 guests in a collection of comfortable cabin sizes. With a fleet ranging in size from 40-52 feet, catamarans provide plenty of space for you to sit back and relax on your sailing holiday.

Cabins
Yachts consist of four (Superior) to six (Prestige) double cabins, each with their own ensuite with options to book Standard (Prestige), Queen (Superior) or King (Prestige) cabins. This will become your home away from home as you enjoy a week of relaxation, sunbathing and exploring local spots.

Skipper & Host
First-class Skipper and Host teams are committed to the excellence of your trip, taking care of every detail of your holiday and ensuring you have access to all the best sights, restaurants and stunning hidden bays. Skippers are all fully qualified RYA Yacht Masters with extensive local knowledge. Hosts have excellent culinary and hospitality skills and bring their own bespoke menu ensuring fresh and appetizing half board meal plans.

Who Travels on Yacht Getaways
Explorer routes are enjoyed by like-minded individuals looking for a shared sailing experience. Every week a mix of guests from around the globe - couples keen for a getaway, families young and old and small groups of friends enjoying a sailing holiday.

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Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Paros - Antiparos

Known for a laid-back atmosphere, Paros offers an authentic taste of Greek island living with traditional Greek hospitality and Cycladic white and blue architecture. Take a stroll amongst the picturesque chapels, monasteries and windmills before meeting your crew at the marina. Departing Paros in the afternoon we'll have a short sail to our first island, Antiparos. Enjoy a swim at the untouched sandy beaches before strolling the cobbled and peaceful walkways of this charming town. In the evening, sit down to a delicious traditional Greek feast while admiring your first fiery Greek sunset.

Day 2
Ios

After a morning swim we sail to the beautiful Island of Ios. Enjoy the peaceful side of this island discovering secluded beaches and charming bays or make your way to the hilltop church of Panagia Gremiotissa for an outstanding view over the bay. Ios is well known for its lively bars so is a great choice to enjoy a few sunset cocktails. (B, L)

Day 3
Schinoussa

Often referred to as the jewel of the Cyclades, experience traditional island life in Schinoussa. With a charming old town and terraced hills sweeping down to sandy beaches, you'll have ample opportunities for swimming or relaxing. Dotted with traditional tavernas the cuisine is exquisite, offering some of the best of the Med. (B, L)

Day 4
Koufonisia

After breakfast, enjoy the scenic sail as we head to the beautiful beaches of Koufonisia. Not a place to rush in and out of, we make our way around the baby Cyclades islands at a leisurely pace exploring hidden wrecks, sea caves and pristine beaches. After enjoying a meal at a local taverna we'll settle in for a quiet night under the stars. (B, L)

Day 5
Naxos

Enjoy a sunrise sail as we head to the largest island of the Cyclades. According to mythology, Naxos was where the god Dionysus taught the inhabitants to make wine, so be sure to sample the local varieties. With exotic and untouched white beaches, the island is perfect for exploring and relaxing before enjoying your favourite Greek meal. (B, L)

Day 6
Naousa

Our week ends on a high as we sail into the picturesque fishing village of Naousa. Enjoy strolling what is considered to be one of the prettiest villages in the Cyclades full of Greek authenticity and traditional character with its whitewashed houses and churches. Raise a glass to an incredible week while admiring a final Greek sunset. (B, L)

Day 7
Paros

Enjoy breakfast and a swim at sea before we sail back to Paros, stopping at your skipper’s favourite secluded bays on the way. You'll have plenty of time to the explore more of Paros' Cycladic architecture with whitewash walls and blue-painted doors before saying your goodbyes and raising a glass to an unforgettable holiday. Check out upon arrival to Paros marina. (B, L)

Inclusions

  • 6 Nights onboard catamaran (max 8-10 guests)
  • Freshly prepared breakfast & lunch onboard (B, L)
  • Welcome cocktail & local aperitifs
  • Wine & soft drinks served with all meals
  • Tea, coffee & drinking water
  • Yacht Master Qualified Skipper
  • Superb hospitality with Professional Host
  • Linen, towels & final cleaning
  • Stand up paddleboards & snorkelling gear

Exclusions

Prestige Catamaran King Cabin Supplement

  • King Cabin NZD125 per person, twin share

Supplements Payable Upon Embarkation

  • Superior Catamaran Fuel & Marina Fees approx €230 per person
  • Prestige Catamaran Fuel & Marina Fees approx €260 per person

Optional Extras (booked & paid direct, price approx)

  • Antiparos Scooter Hire From €15 per person​
  • Ios Car Hire From €25 per person​
  • Koufonisia Bike Hire From €15 per person​
  • Mykonos Ferry From €50 per person
  • Santorini Ferry From €45 per person​
  • Athens Ferry From €60 per person

Yacht Types

Superior Catamaran (max 8 guests)
Superior Catamarans are exclusively presented for Explorer routes. Modern and comfortable, they are perfectly suited for 8 guests.

Key Features
▪ Accommodates up to 8 guests
▪ 4 x Queen Enuite Cabins
▪ 40-45 foot catamarans
▪ Launched after 2016
▪ Swimming platform
▪ Features communal A/C
▪ Crew accommodation

Prestige Catamaran (max 10 guests)
These luxurious catamarans accommodate 10 guests in a range of cabin sizes all with ensuites. With plenty of space for you to relax in style while enjoying your home away from home.

Key Features
▪ Accommodates up to 10 guests
▪ All Enuite Cabins
▪ Standard & King Cabin (Supplement) Options
▪ 50-52 foot catamarans
▪ Launched after 2016
▪ Crew facilities & accommodation
▪ Features communal & cabin A/C
▪ Sunbathing deck & loungers

Pricing and Accommodation

Prestige Catamaran

Pricing and Accommodation information is not available.

Superior Catamaran

Pricing and Accommodation information is not available.

Important Notes

The above itinerary and sailing route is subject to change dependent on weather and prevailing conditions. Guests under the age of 18 are only permitted on whole yacht bookings or private yacht charters.

Port taxes, entrance fees, sightseeing and excursions (if not included in the package) must be paid in local currency upon arrival.

Please note that additional costs apply to certain cabin types.

Extras and Add Ons

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