Santorini Sailing Tour
The Santorini private sailing cruise is a good combination of crowded islands with some quite, small places at the Small Cyclades.
- Islands hopping: The following Cycladic islands, Paros – Ios – Santorini – Koufonisia – Iraklia – Antiparos – Paros
- Duration: 7 days
- Suggested for: Couples , honeymoon
- Dates for this trip: May, June, July, August, September, October
- Max sailing time per day: 5-6 hours
- Miles in total: 130 – 150
- Sailboats you can pick:
- Beneteau40 sailboat(2 – 4 guests)
- Sun Odyssey 440 sailboat for rent (up to 6 guests)
- Lagoon39 Catamaran(up to 8 guests)
The check-in at 11:00 and check out at 17:00 is for the Beneteau40 and Beneteau50. The Lagoon39 check-in is at 17:00 and the check out at 09:00
Day 1: Meet your skipper at Marina cafe at 11:00 and board the yacht. After the briefing set sail for our first island, Ios. The sailing time is going to be 4-5 hours depending on the weather conditions. Ios is the party island for all the young Europeans but don’t be afraid if you don’t belong to this category. The parties are taking place in the town of Ios 2 km away from the place we are going. The area offers some nice restaurants, a wonderful beach to swim and rentals in case that you prefer to explore the beauty of the island.
Day 2: Today we will continue further south to the famous island of Santorini. We will enter the bay of Thira from the north and get ready to take as many pictures as you can of Oia, Fira town, and the volcano islands. We are going to sail around Nea Kameni(volcano) which is unbelievably unique and beautiful. Finally, we will head for the marina at Vlihada, very close to Perisa. The marina is on the south coast of Santorini and is the only place for yachts. It is about eight miles from Nea Kameni to reach the area, that means about one and a half hours more sailing. A rental is going to wait for you at the marina arranged by us in order not to waste your time and be on time in the town for your sunset photos.
Day 3: One day at Santorini is not enough. So we think it would be better to spend the whole day exploring the island with your rental. There are hundreds of beaches with black sand. Interesting wineries and archeological sites which worth to be visited. Watch the sunset from Oia and experience the nightlife at Fira town.
Day 4: Today we will start early this morning heading north for Koufonisi. It’s a long day trip but it’s worth it. A refreshing stop for swimming at Kato Koufonisi, before entering the marina in the afternoon. Rent a bicycle to visit the amazing sandy beaches. On the island, you will find the best taverna of the Cyclades, Capitan Nicolas, excellent recommendations from all the tourist guides. Wander in the small streets of the tiny island and finish your day at the windmill bar for a drink, enjoying the view of the nearby islands.
Day 5: Iraklia is another island of the “Small Cyclades” which is worth to be visited especially for those who want to experience tiny, quiet, cute and isolated places representative of the greek spirit. So after a short stop for swimming at Schinousa on our way from Koufonisi to Iraklia, we will end up at the picturesque port of the island. Here you can swim to the nearby beach, diving from the yacht and hiking around enjoying the pure