When you arrive onboard the first evening and after a welcome drink, everybody will sit around the chart and we will inform you about the area and all the possible places to visit. After discussing everybody's preferences a general itinerary will be drawn.

However our experience has shown that during your cruise it may alter slightly, as you will get new ideas along the way! After all, a yachting holiday is all about freedom and exploration!

 

 

 

 

A typical day on our Greek Island cruises, starts in the marina of a little village where you spent the previous night (or anchored in a remote bay if you decided to stay there!).

After a good night's sleep onboard our sailing yacht Velos or Alexandros, you help yourself with breakfast on deck which includes freshly baked bread, home-made jam, honey from the mountains of mainland Greece, coffee, tea, milk and cereal, orange juice, and of course fresh fruits and yogurt.

 

 

 

There, you can take your time waking up while watching the village life in front of you and the breathtaking scenery of hills and mountains all around. Alternatively, you can have breakfast at one of the numerous cafés and tavernas that are always situated around the harbor.

If you feel more active in the morning, you can go sightseeing, wonder around the village and the surrounding countryside, or just do some shopping.

 



 

 

 

 

Normally, sometime around 9:30, and after a short discussion over the chart about where would be nice to go for a swim and where you would like to be for the next night, we set sail.
With the gentle breeze that normally prevails in the Greek Seas during the summer months, and which rarely exceeds Force 5, you will have a comfortable sail to a bay of your choice either on the same island or another one.

 



After we drop anchor, you can swim in the emerald waters of the Greek Seas, snorkel and explore the magic of the underwater world, go to the beach, lie on the teak deck to soak the warm Greek sun, or sit at the cockpit in the shade of the tent and read your book.
Our Greek Island cruises are a heaven for kids as well, as they normally play for hours in the water, explore the sea life, or run on the beach.

 

 

Around 1 o'clock in the afternoon, lunch is served at the cockpit. Although Alicia always says that she doesn't cook anything special, her delicious dishes made with local fresh products have become one of the attractions of our cruises! Of course the guests of our second yacht Alexandros will not miss on that, as our hostess will prepare their lunch using Alicia's recipes.

Many of our guests have even suggested that we should advertise them as 'gourmet cruises'! And of course lunch is accompanied with local wine or beer and fresh fruit as a desert.



A typical day - swimming A typical day - lunchtime

 

 

 

In late afternoon it's a good time to weigh anchor, hoist the sails again and let the local breeze do its magic and take us to a picturesque little village on another island. We'll be there around 5 o'clock which will give you plenty of time to explore the place and experience the local culture. Later you can head for dinner to one of the tavernas, where you will have the opportunity to taste the Greek cuisine, famous for its delicious plates.

 



A typical day - sailingA fascinating selection of local tavernas is available for you to sample and with our good knowledge of the area, we will suggest some of the places with the best food.

As we said earlier, at the beginning of your holiday we only draw a general itinerary, so every day some time during the afternoon, we will discuss the options for the following day.

 

 

 

And then you can go for a walk around the place, taste the local wine, then end up back at the yacht for a drink with your friends or just head for a bar, socialize, make new friends and even have fun till the sun rises again the next morning!

We tried above to describe a typical day on our Greek Island cruises, but if you want a detailed description of a week onboard our yacht there is nothing better than Symon, Kath and Liz's blog, a lovely family from Australia who sailed with us in June 2010. To read their blog please click here.

 

 

A typical day - sailing A typical day - villageA typical day - sunset

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