Cyclades sailing honeymoon, Greece

Perfect for honeymooners, seven days sailing with expert crew to guide you round the Cyclades Islands, for a happy marriage of swimming, snorkelling, and sultry simmering.
Syros Delos Deserted island of Rinia Paros Iraklia Amorgos Ios
Price
£3440To£5209 excluding flights
Duration
7 Days
Type
Tailor made
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The fee includes: private sailing yacht, skipper, hostess, 7-days sailing around the Cyclades, breakfast & light lunch, a barbecue, 12%, VAT to name a few.
Option for sharing with other like minded guests.
Contact us for info & special offers.
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Description of Cyclades sailing honeymoon, Greece

Price information

£3440To£5209 excluding flights
The fee includes: private sailing yacht, skipper, hostess, 7-days sailing around the Cyclades, breakfast & light lunch, a barbecue, 12%, VAT to name a few.
Option for sharing with other like minded guests.
Contact us for info & special offers.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

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Vacation information

Diet:
We cater for both vegetarians and vegans.

Reviews

2 Reviews of Cyclades sailing honeymoon, Greece

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Reviewed on 23 Oct 2020 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Exhilarating sailing across turquoise and sky blue seas, feeling the boat at one with the elements. It was an absolute pleasure to spend the week with our
skipper and scholar Sotiris, whose knowledge of the Aegean, its islands, history, culture, and great restaurants would be hard to beat. We loved visiting the
ports of Naxos, Paros and Syros, and jumping off at the tiny harbours of Iraklia and Schinoussa. Putting down anchor and swimming in the middle of the sea,
all alone but for the birds and the fish is one of the great experiences to be had in this life.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Highly recommended for people who enjoy each other's company. You will spend a lot of time together in the cockpit and cabin, so go with a good attitude to
sharing and caring, and you will be fine. Also remember that Sotiris needs to know what you want to do so he can tailor the vacation to suit you, as well as the
requirements of the winds and the currents. Be flexible and enjoy the adventure!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes. We ate at small local restaurants, and bought supplies locally from bakeries and grocery shops. There were facilities for recycling plastic on the boat, and
we were given a cloth shopping bag so as to avoid accepting plastic bags in shops.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


We had a wonderful time and would do it again in a heartbeat. A perfect combination of seascapes and landscapes, sun and wind, exercise and relaxation,
exploration and education - and for us a much-needed break with our dear family.

We added another week which we organised independently, with three days on Syros, where the boat trip ended, and three days in Athens to enjoy the
Acropolis and the Cyclades Museum, to learn even more about the islands we had visited. The operator generously provided useful advice about places to
visit on Syros, where we hired a car to explore the interior.

Reviewed on 18 Aug 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


All the different islands and experiencing their uniqueness and authenticity. Seeing dolphins while under sail!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Be prepared to be flexible and easy going.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, we ate in family run taverns, tried local food and supported local economies. However it is still tourism and the hope is that somehow this can sustain communities throughout the year too somehow

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


It was a once in a lifetime experience.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

Everyone involved in our organisation promoting and adhering to sustainable travel principles and encouraging our guests to embrace our sustainable travel principles:

* By allowing space in our sailing boats for people to throw plastic bottles and other items which we take back to Athens for recycling
* By using biodegradable cleaning products and avoiding at all times the dumping of chemicals or non-natural products into the sea
* By ensuring that all guests are informed upon arrival that waste should never be thrown into the sea and recyclying of plastic bottles should be done in the designated place
* By briefing our guests not to collect any corals or shells from the sea or beach.
* By encouraging our guests to help us clean any garbage that they see inside the water or on the beach
* By briefing our guests upon arrival on the necessity of cutting down on their use of water and electricity. There is a serious problem with water in the Greek islands and we recommend guests to use water and electricity only when and to the level that is necessary
* By avoiding wasting paper in the office and using the internet as the main form of communication.

We try to minimise the impact of our boat on the marine environment by using the motor as little as possible, mainly just to enter and leave the port. When mooring we avoid throwing the anchor on meadows of sea grass. We always use permanent moorings when provided.

When Tahita, our sailing boat, is not chartered, we sail around cleaning beaches, recycling or giving a helping hand to researchers and organisations in their efforts to collect data in order to study and protect the environment and wild life.

We also organize wildlife sailing trips that increase awareness and get people involved in marine conservation. Under the guidance of our experienced biologist, people are introduced to tens of endemic species, both from the animal and plant kingdoms which exist only in this small corner of the globe. Guests leave with a different approach towards wildlife and aware of the dangers they face and how to minimise them.

People

The traditional ways that islanders used to support themselves have become obsolete due to mass tourism and the tendency of the youth to move to large cities. Our approach aims to keep these old ways from fading out and for our guests to get introduced to the "real" island lifestyle.

* By encouraging our guests to participate in the local way of life and not just be a distant observer. In our Wild Tales, people are welcome to give a helping hand to locals in their daily activities, for example, picking olives from trees or taking part in the preparation of local products.
* By introducing people to the multi-cultural reality of the Greek islands. We explain the local body language and customs, we discuss historical and local stories.

Our base has become the island of Syros where most of the maintenance work is carried out. We employ locals for all the jobs concerning the boat. We buy materials for the maintenance of the boat from local shops.

We include in our itineraries and take our guests to remote or underdeveloped islands, such as Kinaros (population: 2 people), Levitha, Iraklia and Anafi (population: under 100 people). We aim to distribute economic benefits to those places that are hard to get to due to lack of frequent ferries or that are unreachable without a sailing boat or similar means.

We encourage guests to visit and try the local cuisine and purchase local goods wherever we go in order to get a taste of the local culture and also support the local community.

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