Yachting Etiquette is organizing ‘Sailing Mykonos June 2017‘ event this year.
Period:10th – 17 June 2017
Landing in Athens Saturday 10th of June (Or Friday the 9th if you wish to join our crew for an authentic Greek night out in the city that never sleeps).
Period: 10th – 17 June 2017
Our 12.6m exclusive yacht is the perfect way to see some of the most beautiful islands in the world. This seven-day adventure takes you from the Greek capital, Athens to the famous island of Mykonos and back. Relax in the sun or try your hand at sailing as your experienced skipper guides you through deserted bays and famous archaeological sites. You will have plenty of time for hiking, snorkeling, exploring and relaxing before digging into some local seafood.
Service Level: Standard +
Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
When arranging your transportation, such as flights, please take into consideration the below time restrictions for joining and departing from your group. With these times, we have taken into account travel time to/from the airport in the given destination and required time for check-in or baggage collection/immigration.
Your flight must arrive by or before: 02:00 p.m.
Your flight must depart no earlier than: 02:00 p.m.
A NOTE REGARDING SMALL SPACES ON SAILBOATS:
Please note that the rooming for these boats is assigned upon arrival and neither particular cabins nor berths can be guaranteed. You will be sharing a bunk or double bed with your travel partner or one of your fellow passengers of the same sex and sharing the bathrooms on-board. Please be aware that as this is a real sailboat and not a cruise vessel and the space on board is tight. The sleeping quarters on sailboats are generally kept to a minimum size in order to maximize public space and performance. Some people are not comfortable with the type of close quarter arrangements typically found on sailboats, however if a real sailing experience on a real sailboat is what you are after, then this experience should more than make up for cramped quarters. Opportunities to sleep in open air on main deck are often available.
Please note that the skipper may also be sharing the ship’s quarters and amenities with you.
About our Transportation
Our Lagoon 420 Catamaran is equipped with state of the art technology offering all travelers on-board a safe and enjoyable experience. Space is optimized – sleeping quarters are snug, meaning that more of the boat is open from everyone to enjoy. Cabins are allotted by the skipper based on the gender and traveler make-up of the group.
4 twin/double occupancy cabins with on suite bathrooms, 1 single cabin + toilet, 1 deck shower.
Joining Instructions: Kalamaki/Alimos Marina – Dia Noche Café; Marina Alimou, Athens, Greece
Which is located in Alimos Marina across from “Pier 6”.
From the airport by Bus & Taxi – Take the X96 Bus from Athens Eleftherios Venizelos airport. The ticket costs approximately 5.00 Euro and is valid for 24 hours on all public transport means. Get off at Alimos Marina, Kalamaki. Head down to the Marina to Dia Noche Cafe.
From the airport by Taxi – Give the driver the address of Dia Notche cafe in Alimos Marina, Kalamaki. Cost is approximately 35 Euros. Group transfer is available if everyone lands more or less in the same time.
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE REQUIRED TO BE AT THE RELEVANT JOINING POINT AT 17:00 ON DAY 1.
The Skipper will organize a short meeting soon after arrival, during which you will meet other tour participants and receive information about general and specific aspects of the trip.
We don’t expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, please contact us as soon as possible.
Finishing Point Instructions
In regard to booking onward travel for the last day of your Greek Islands Sailing Adventure, a flight time of 2 pm or later is ideal as this will add further flexibility to your itinerary, however earlier flight times can be accommodated if necessary. If you have a very early flight time on the last day, please advise your skipper at the welcome meeting on Day 1.
What to Take
There is limited space on the yachts. We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack. A good size day-pack is also essential. PLEASE NOTE: No hard suitcases are permitted due to limited space.
– Weather – appropriate clothing
- Light fleece top
- Light windproof/waterproof jacket
- Small towel and swimwear
- Towel for personal use (only one towel will be provided for the whole trip)
- Sun hat
- Sturdy walking shoes
-Shoes/sandals with light colored soles
- Sport sandals
- Toiletries (biodegradable)
- Watch or alarm clock J
- Camera and film
- Reading/writing material
- Biking gloves (if you wish to participate in sailing)
- Passport (with photocopies)
- Travel insurance, with all information (with photocopies)
- Airline tickets (with photocopies)
- EUR cash
- Credit or debit card (see personal spending money)
- Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required if applicable
Laundry facilities can be found in some harbors, ask your skipper for the best places.
Every traveler is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travelers may drink more than others while other travelers like to purchase more souvenirs than most.
Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.
In Greece you can exchange your foreign currency and /or traveler checks in banks and money exchange “kiosko” in all cities, remember that the banks are open from 8:00am until 2pm and won´t reopen later, and also be aware of national holidays. The only currency accepted in Greece is the EURO.
As currency exchange rates can fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com
Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional E 200 (or equivalent) as an ’emergency’ fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!
It is customary in Europe to leave a small tip for service providers, such as waiters, if you are pleased with the service (€1-2). Tipping is an expected – though not compulsory – component of your tour program and an expression of satisfaction with the persons who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is opportunity to tip the local guides. You may do this individually, or your organizer will offer to collect the money and tip as a group. Recommendations for tipping local guides would range from €3-5 per day depending on the quality and length of the service;
All prices are per person in Euro amounts (unless stated otherwise), and are subject to change as services are provided by third party operators.
National Historical Museum – € 7
Museum of Greek Folk Art – € 2
Archaeological Sites of Athens – € 12 (combo ticket including Acropolis Site and Museum, Ancient Agora, Theatre of Dionysos, Kerameikos, Olympieion, Roman Agora)
Scooters daily rate – from €10
Bicycles daily rate -from €3-5
Cars daily rate – from €25
Ruins – entrance fees from €4
Wine-tasting – from €12
Delos Tour (inc. return boat ride) – €35
Archeological museum – €3
Sunbed hire on Psarou/Platy Gialos beaches – €5-10
Solymar – €25-50
No particular health issues in Greece; just that in some more remote islands bottled water is more recommended to drink. Just keep in mind that some heat waves are possible from June to October all over the country. People who are sensitive to seasickness should come prepared.
Safety and Security
Swimming, including snorkeling, is always at your own risk.
We take all prudent measures in relation to your safety. For ways to further enhance your personal safety while traveling, please visit:
Trip Specific Safety
Greece is a relatively safe country if you take the same precaution you would back home in any major and/or touristy cities, use common sense and do not hesitate to ask your skipper about specific areas to avoid. Also it is recommended to carry with you only the money and documentation you need for the day. Always keep an eye on your belongings, while having a drink, at the internet cafe, waiting at the bus station…
Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips.
After your travels, we want to hear from you! Your feedback information is so important to us that you’ll receive a special discount code for your next holiday with us.
Visas (where applicable)
Contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. It is your responsibility to have the correct travel documentation. While we provide the following information in good faith, it is vital that you check yourself and understand that you are fully responsible for your own visa requirements.
All visitors to the EU (European Union) and EEC (European Economic Community) countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand passport holders do not need a visa to visit the Schengen area, however they may not stay longer than three months in any 6-month period.
Please note that the UK and Ireland are NOT part of the Schengen agreement.
Detailed Trip Notes
Welcome on board!! We are happy that you decided to be a guest on board our sailing yacht for your holidays. To make sure it’s a real one of a kind experience, your skipper wants to give you some information about the things you’ll meet on the yacht and on the trip.
No worries, we won’t make you spend your precious time on too much information, simply take it as a possibility to start your adventure at home.
Brief History of Yachting
Known since the old Egyptian Empires yachts were dedicated only to the pleasure of its passengers in the exclusivity of independence. Long time before tourism discovered the pleasure of big steamboat cruises around 100 years ago, the wealthy parts of societies enjoyed yachting in different ways: cruising the Nile, sailing the Greek Islands or enjoying huge parties on board of Caligula’s yachts in a lake south of Rome.
Fortunately technology developed allowing us the opportunity to sail the oceans in smaller yachts. Yachts of today are constructed under the rules of hydrodynamics, defining the shape of the hull, the needs of stability and comfort.
When only twenty years ago, running water and a stove were a pure luxury on board a yacht, you’ll find almost everything you need on your yachts today: electricity -though it’s only 12V offshore and only sometimes 220V when we’re moored, refrigerators, showers, hot water, music and much more.
But never forget: a yacht always is ‘on the budget’…budgeting room and weight for mobility and stocks for ongoing comfort.
Each yacht comes with the safety gear and instrumentation required by law to assure you a safe and successful holiday.
Day 1 Athens
Arrival day. Join the group at 5pm for a welcome meeting and safety briefing before beginning the sailing journey to Mykonos. First stop will be potentially Cape Sounio for a one of a kind sunset.
Day 2 Athens/Northern Cyclades
Set sail for the Cyclades. Possible island stops include: Syros, Kea, Kythnos, Mykonos, Hydra and Aegina.
Day 3–5 Northern Cyclades & Mykonos
Celebrate upon arrival to Mykonos by visiting the local windmills and enjoying a cocktail on a veranda overlooking Little Venice. The beaches and nightlife add excitement to the picturesque island.
Flexible itineraries gives your experienced skippers the opportunity to showcase all the hidden gems you’re looking for. We follow the desires of the group and tailor the sailing experience to provide each group a quality journey while on board.
Day 6-7 head back from Mykonos to Athens
Possible Island stops include: Syros, Kea, Kythnos, Hydra, and Aegina.