Details

Flights

Flights are not included in the cost of the berth. There are plenty of low cost carriers serving  Athens (ATH), Kefalonia (EFL), Corfu (CFU), Kalamata (KLX), Skiathos (JSI)

 

Timings

We like our crews to arrive in the early afternoon.  Sometimes we are able to start the voyage on the Saturday if we have had time to victual the boat.

 

Transfers

If possible we will try to connect crews on WhatsApp so that if they wish they can co-ordinate their transfers. Contact us for any advice we may be able to offer.

 

Cabins

Yachting is of necessity an intimate experience. Most yachts have one or more double cabins with a double bunk rather than two singles. While we will always try to accommodate couples and friends, and on some trips may be able to offer single bunks,  it is possible you could end up sharing a double bunk, maybe with a stranger  (of the same gender). Sole cabin occupancy is available, see prices.

 

What to bring with you

Please remember that space on a cruising yacht is limited so try not to overdo it with the kit you bring.  Although we hope for, and usually get lovely warm weather, it can rain in Greece. It is also often cooler in the evening than during the day. Suntan cream is a very good idea, a bit of insect repellent is occasionally useful, all the usual stuff, but please bring it all in a soft easily stowed bag.

Bedding is provided.

There is a kit list below which maybe of some use to you.

 

Insurance

Please check you are fully covered. We advise travel insurance and a European EE1 card.

 

The Kitty

We want our Greek voyages to be as much like a charter as possible; we want our crew to understand the costs involved in sailing in Greece. (We also want to keep the headline cost per berth as low as possible) Our boat is self-catering, our crews decide for themselves what they wish to do about food and drink, when they want to eat ashore and when they want to eat on board. To manage this we ask each crew to set up a kitty to cover on board costs. About €60 per person is usually enough though those on boats transiting the Corinth Canal,  probably the most expensive waterway in the world, may have to put in an extra €20

 

Kit List

Here are some suggestions for a kit list drawn up by a fellow sailor with a few years experience of sailing in Greece in April and October:

  • Clothing for mixed weather/temperatures
    (Last October/November we had one morning of heavy rain, an afternoon with a cold wind and on other days we were swimming)
  • Sailing Jacket, Fleece / layers for under jacket
    (I took my regular oilskin jacket)
  • Waterproof bottoms/trousers
    (I took a pair of very light weight  (compact) over trousers)
  • Sailing boots (optional – pros & cons to these)
    (I didn’t take mine and went barefooted on the wet morning)
  • Medium towel (1 small one is provided)
    (travel towels are great)
  • Non marking trainers / deck shoes
  • 1 x thermal vest/t-shirt (just in case!)
  • Sailing gloves (fingerless best)
  • A hat of some sort
  • Swimwear
  • USB charger / media cable
  • Own medications with briefing sheet if others may be required to administer
  • SEA SICKNESS medication if you are prone to it, or unsure
  • Wash bag + contents

Optional if you have space:

  • Media player (music) or USB stick with music
  • Ginger Biscuits, Bourbon Creams, Digestives, Penguins or similar, own choice of snacks e.g. pistachio nuts!
  • General first aid kit bits
  • Duty Free
  • Laptop/tablet  with GPS and electronic charts
    (very much optional and for your interest. The boat has all the gear)
  • Any RYA course literature that you may want to discuss on the voyage
    (of use to those on the journey through the RYA Cruising scheme)
  • Local guide books for the route / printed info from internet