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This is the ideal sailing holiday for those with little or no experience of sailing.  It is also a good option for more experienced yachtsmen who are new to the sailing area.  

How does this type of holiday work?

Put simply you charter (hire) a yacht and a professional skipper to look after you and the yacht.  The skipper will take you to the destinations of your choice and advise you on the best places to visit.

Remember that in addition to making sure you have a wonderful holiday the skipper is responsible for your safety - it is sometimes simply impossible, for example, to leave a harbour in bad weather.

To get the maximum out of the holiday you are always advised to discuss your itinerary with the charter company and/or the skipper once you have arrived.
Sailing south of Poros Island
Which yacht should you choose?

The yacht you select will be determined by the size of your party.  Look at our cruising yachts explained page (click here) to see what is available.  Be aware that it is normal practice for the charter skipper to be given a separate cabin.

 

 
How is a skipper engaged?

All good charter companies have a number of professional skipper on the books.  You simply request a skipper when you book.

 

Interior of a 36' yacht
How much does this type of holiday cost?

Mid season charter with Greek Sails of a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 36i, which is suitable for two couples and an instructor, is priced at 2200.00 per week.  A skipper would cost 910.00 for the 6 days of the cruise.  In addition, fuel at 60.00, water 10.00, mooring fees 15.00 and meals (for yourselves and the skipper) say 700.00.  A total cost of approximately 3895.00, or 973.75 per person (4 sharing).  This excludes flights to Greece the cost of which varies enormously and will depend on from where you are travelling.  Transfers from Athens airport to Poros Island would cost approximately 25.00 per person each way.

 

 
Who to contact?

Greek Sails, who own a fleet of immaculately presented yachts, will be happy to help you plan your holiday.  Click on their logo to go to their web site:

 

 

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