SHORT CRUISES

A great introduction to the world of sailing

If you are visiting the Greek islands and wish to spend some time on a sailing boat, but one day is too short and a week is too long, then our 4 days catamaran charters are made for you! On this sailing tour you will not see any neon signs, car fumes or crowds of tourists but whitewashed villages tumble down to azure bays, unspoiled secluded coves with crystal clear waters and foodie paradises.
 
Tours available in May, September and October.
 
 

            Itinerary : PAROS - FOLEGANDROS - KIMOLOS - SIFNOS - PAROS


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DAY 1

  • Boarding at 11 am in Paros at the port of Paroikia. Meet the captain and visit the boat. Grocery shopping and then departure!
  • Heading for Folegandros, a hidden gem of the Cyclades islands flooded with light and cradled by the sea. Trip duration 3 hours. Mooring at the small port of Karavostasi, close to the beach.
  • Do not miss strolling in the Chora, the main village, with its small squares lined with shops, cafes and taverns. Scents of thyme and linden shall accompany you in the narrow lanes.

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    DAY 2

  • Departure after breakfast for a 3-hour sail with a lunch & bathing stopover on Polyaigos, the desert island famous for its white cliffs and jade hued waters. Later we move across the narrow straights to nearby Kimolos.
  • The afternoon is declined according to your desires; beach, walk the island, ouzo in the shade of a café’s pergola.
  • In the evening, several traditional taverns await you in the medieval village of the island. You will be definitively conquered by this little known island after seeing its sunset.

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    DAY 3

  • To each day a beautiful discovery, today it is the island of Sifnos that will emerge from the blue horizon after a two hours voyage
  • Anchorage in Vathi Bay, a pearl in the Aegean Sea. Lunch aboard or ashore on the sandy beach a few meters away from the pier. And why not take a nap in the shade of this little white chapel at the edge of the water?
  • The scenic village of Apollonia, reachable by bus in 15 minutes, will delight you with its multitude of tiny shops and and its refined Greek cuisine.

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    DAY 4

  • After breakfast your captain weighs anchor for a 3 and a half hours sail which will bring you back to Paros.
  • On the way, we stop for a lunch in a secluded cove and a swim in crystal clear waters.
  • Arrival in the small port of Paroikia in Paros around 15:30. The beautiful medieval town of Paroikia that unfolds around the port is a must see! Its maze of white alleys, stalls, vibrant coffee shops and its old Byzantine church are truly enchanting. The island is also famous for its countless sandy beaches.
  • Disembarkation at 17:00.

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                2019 RATES

    4 days
    skipper & cruises expenses included
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    Party of 2 to 3
    2300 €
    2600 €
    2300 €
     
     
    Party of 4 to 7
    2600 €
    3100 €
    2600 €
     
     

    Included : catamaran Punch 41, skipper, VAT, fuel, harbour taxes , water, watermaker, motorised tender, kitchenware and cooking gaz, bed linen and towels, fins and snorkel masks, end cleaning.
     
    Not included : food and drinks.
     
    Discount: 5% early booking before January 31st, 5% return customer (excluding skipper's fee).
     
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    *Itinerary may be subject to change due to weather conditions. As such we reserve the right to alter any section of the itinerary which may result from conditions beyond our control.
     
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                FAQ

  • How do I get to Paros?

  • A. If you're landing in Athens:
    1. Catch a flight (2 to 3 flights per day) for Paros with Aegean Airlines. Flight duration: 30 minutes. One way fare: around 90 euros.
    2. Catch a ferry from either Piraeus harbour (45 minutes by cab or 1 hour and 15 minutes by shuttle bus from the airport) or Rafina harbour (35 minutes by cab from the airport).
    Trip duration: between 2 hours and 45 minutes to 4 hours, depending on the ferry. One way fare: between 25 euros and 40 euros, depending on the company. Ferry schedules here.
    B. If you’re landing in Mykonos
    2. Catch a ferry to Paros. Trip duration: 40’. One way fare: between 25 euros and 40 euros, depending on the company. Ferry schedules here.
  • Can we start or finish our cruise in any island?

  • In high season because our charters are back to back and also because we take very seriously the technical maintenance of our yachts at each end of our charters, disembarkation can take place in Paros only.
  • Can we help sail the yacht?

  • Of course, help as much as you want, or as little as you desire. Only when docking at least one person ought to be willing to help the skipper. Feel free to ask why the skipper is doing something, or what the sailing terminology means. If you happen to be at the helm and the skipper says it is time to tack or change course, it could be because there's a nasty little rock or reef in the way and you probably really should follow that advice.
  • How do meals work with the skipper?

  • Life on a sailboat implies good will and team spirit. You captain will never impose himself but when meals are taken on board he should get his share. If not busy with the boat he will be happy to give you a hand in preparing the meal. Regarding dinners ashore, your captain will advize you about the best taverna. However please remember you still have to provide for his meals. You can either give him 14 EUR for his dinner or invite him at your table and benefit from his insider knowledge.
  • Should we expect to find snorleking gear available on the boat?

  • We do carry fins and snorleking masks of various sizes onboard the catamaran. Should you do not find anything able to find the right match, you may easily purchase fins and snorkel masks in Parikia’s harbour at a reasonable price.
  • For how long do we sail?

  • Expect between 2 and 4 hours voyaging per day. Sailing takes place in the morning in order to leave the afternoons free for visiting the islands.
  • Can you tell us more about the catamaran?

  • The catamaran Punch is 12,50 meters (41’) long from a limited series designed by naval architects Mortain and Mavrikios. Built in 2003 in noble and durable materials such as mahogany, she has remarkably fast crossed the Atlantic several times ranking her among performance multi-hulls. In 2016, she joined Archipel's fleet and was integrally overhauled, in addition to being equipped with high-end gear such as a watermaker and AC generator, which are highly appreciated during longer cruises. Her layout consists of two lounges (one interior near the galley, the other shaded outside) three cabins (two doubles and one triple), two bathrooms and a relaxation area with cushions and poofs on the forward deck. The skipper has his own separate cabin and bathroom.
     
     
    Over 50 years experience in crewed yacht charter in Greece
    A friendly and expert team by your side until your disembarkation
    Permanent skippers
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