Sailing vacation in the Aegean Sea

“A low price, small group sailing vacation, with the usual Hellenic hedonistic, life loving feeling, as you island hop among some of the finest Aegean archipelagos.”


6 days sailing | Deserted island Rinia | Iraklia island | Keros Island | Amorgos island | Mykonos island | Ios island | Santorini island

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2021: 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct
Our top tip:
Fab trip for families, with skipper Sorteris an inspiring yachtsman, teacher and fun guy to be around.
Trip type:
Small group , maximum 6 people.
Solos welcome Double cabins only with twin beds. Surcharge for own cabin.
Double cabins. Communal bathrooms.
Accommodation, skipper, guided walks, breakfasts, fresh water, port fees, snorkel equipment.
Buy picnics at local shops and dine out in evenings. Budget £12 for dinner and wine.
We cater for both vegetarians and vegans.

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

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 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.

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’ve allowed space in the sailing boat to store waste plastics especially bottles. As there is no drinking water available in the Greek islands, there is a huge consumption of bottled water. We store all the plastic in the capital of Syros, Ermoupolis and we take it back to Athens at the end of the season for recycling.

We organise visits at the two national marine parks in Greece, in Zakynthos and Alonisos, where the two most important organisations for the protection of the loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta and the Mediterranean monk seal Monachus monachus are based. Our guests are briefed on their work and how they can support them.

28 Reviews of Sailing vacation in the Aegean Sea

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 01 Jul 2019 by

My most memorable part .... probably our beautiful hike on the island of Amorgos arriving just in time for dinner in a small tavern where the menu selection was made right in the kitchen, and then walking back down to the boat under the moonlight. Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Jul 2019 by

The most memorable part of the vacation was being allowed to steer the boat. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2018 by

A delightfully fun, relaxing week with a skipper (Sotiris) who found the perfect balance between being present and leaving us to it. Spot on. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 May 2018 by

A great compromise between sailing, swimming in secluded creeks and discovering the small cyclades and its lovely traditional greek foods. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2018 by

There isn't just one memorable part of the vacation. We saw many places, ate at well chosen local restaurants that I would not have otherwise found if traveling alone, swam daily in different coves and pretty local beaches Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2017 by

Dolphins around the bow of the yacht, beautiful beaches and villages, the walk up to the church on the hill in Chora, Folegandros was all amazing. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2017 by

The beauty of the islands of the Small Cyclades we visited--Iraklia, Amorgos, Koufonissi, Antiparos... All stunning and with a wonderful, relaxed vibe. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Jul 2017 by

The highlight was a beach BBQ on a deserted beach and near-full moon. Fantastic vacation. Our skipper and Divemaster were fantastic and made this a memorable, relaxing vacation. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2016 by

Great vacation , very very recommended indeed ! I am reborn! Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Sep 2016 by

The entire vacation was memorable without exception. But some of the many highlights were snorkelling through spectacular luminescent coral reefs. Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Aug 2016 by

Definitely 5 stars Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2016 by

I won't forget the fantastic landscape of the Cyclades, beautiful clear sea, shining sun and friendly people. Whether out on the sea or exploring the islands you feel really at peace and awed by your surroundings. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2016 by

It was our first sailing vacation. We enjoyed it greatly and there was a fantastic team of people on board so that made the vacation ever more memorable. Plus we really enjoyed the diving. Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Sep 2016 by

The feeling of freedom when you feel the wind on your skin during a sail, sleeping on a deck under the open sky with myriad of bright stars, every evening discovering a new island, snorkelling at night, seeing a tortoise- all of these was memorable and exciting. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Jul 2016 by

We are repeat clients of RT and have only had wonderful experiences every other time. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Jul 2016 by

Highlight- seeing dolphins, the dive and getting to know the other 3 guests. Read full review

Reviewed on 28 Oct 2015 by

Great experience and gave us a good taste of sailing, now ready for some more! Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2015 by

The most memorable part of the vacation were the views from ashore and on dry land. The Cyclades are really unique. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Jul 2014 by

There were so many highlights it is hard to pick out the best - snorkelling in clear blue waters, visiting deserted beaches, wandering through the streets of ancient villages far away from all the tourists, eating marvellous local food, seeing ancient ruins, sailing under starry skies.... Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Jul 2014 by

Awesome! I recommend everyone to try it. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Oct 2014 by

It exceeded my expectations on all points. Great atmosphere, great company, delicious food, hilarious moments, beautiful moments, new friends,... Writing this down, I miss it again. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Oct 2014 by

Great.!! Just great.! I've been very lucky: great group, wonderful weather, stunning sea, amazing places, no sea sickness and many smiles and laughs. And a breath taking full moon rising from a silent blue sea... Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Sep 2014 by

An excellent break......Sailing to some really beautiful, off-the-beaten-track islands and swimming and exploring. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Jul 2013 by

We couldn't agree on our most memorable or exciting part of our vacation; so here is a list of some of our best memories: racing over the waves at full sail, dolphins, moonlit walk along an ancient path, night snorkelling, traveling by bus to tavernas in remote villages, with our skipper and first mate. We were immersed in local culture. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2012 by

We sailed..really sailed..which was great. We discovered off the beat locations to explore...we met amazing people and swam and dove in beautiful locations,...we hiked on deserted islands, had camp fires, and swam under the stars at night. Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2012 by

Amazing!! Beats sailing on a cruise liner any day. A much more personal and genuine experience. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Apr 2012 by

The most meomorable part was snorkelling with Sotiris and my kids. It was a whole new experience for us, and the water and rocks were beautiful. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Jun 2012 by

The most memorable part was visiting the beautiful Greek islands, particularly Folegandros which I have been meaning to go to for years, and not disappointed! Read full review

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