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Sailing Flotilla Greece

The Original Poseidon Greek Flotilla


Our sailing flotilla in Greece is the original Greek flotilla in the idyllic Cycladic islands and the most adventurous in the Greek flotilla industry. Celebrated for over 20 years, the flotilla is designed for intermediate to advanced level sailors who want to sail and see incredible historic sites and off the beaten course remote anchorages.

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The Experience

Feature yachts offer a good range of size, layout and design. If they are not what you had in mind for your sailing flotilla in Greece, let us know as we offer many options to suit specific charter needs, or view our complete yacht list.

Flotilla Fees

Any yacht can be reserved as a flotilla yacht. The following flotilla fees will be added to the cost of the yacht charter.


FLOTILLA FEES 7-NIGHTS

31-35ft monohull yacht: Euro 300

36-43ft monohull yacht: Euro 400

44+/catamaran: Euro 450

FLOTILLA FEES 14-NIGHTS

31-35ft monohull yacht: Euro 500

36-43ft monohull yacht: Euro 650

44+/catamaran: Euro 800


Flotilla fee includes: an expertly guided sailing tour led by a lead yacht skipper and program director; provisioning advice throughout the tour; daily briefings on weather, course, swim stops and ports of call; VHF radio and visual contact; mooring and docking assistance at each port; shore hikes on our unique historic itinerary a well-researched, gastronomic selection of local restaurants and social activities.

The Itineraries

Sailing south to the quintessentially Greek Cycladic islands, our sailing flotilla Greece is guided by expert flotilla skipper/guides who have decades of experience sailing the most well-researched flotilla in Greece. Rest assured whichever itinerary you choose, you will enjoy a great itinerary of islands, restaurant guidance and the best sites to see on your Greek flotilla. Enjoy the Greek flotilla from a choice of itineraries.

7-NIGHT

Saronic Cyclades: Athens to Athens


7-NIGHT

Saronic Cyclades: Athens to Paros


14-NIGHT

Saronic Cyclades: Athens to Athens

7-NIGHT

Saronic Cyclades: Athens to Athens


Board in Athens sailing the Saronic visiting islands such as Poros, Hydra, then head to the Cyclades for a night in Kythnos before a solo sail back to Athens via Kea

7-NIGHT

Saronic Cyclades: Athens to Paros


Board in Athens and enjoy guided sailing with us visiting islands such as Poros, Hydra, Kythnos and Sifnos then enjoy a solo sail to Paros to drop off the yacht.

14-NIGHT

Saronic Cyclades: Athens to Athens


Board and end in Athens sailing the Saronic and Cyclades with a 2-day optional land excursion to Santorini half-way through the itinerary.

Discover the Greek Islands

Depending on your Greek flotilla itinerary, visit some of these stunning locations.

Athens
Athens
Charter-Destination-Aegina
Aegina
Charter-Destination-Poros
Poros
Charter-Destination-Hydra
Hydra
Charter-Destination-Spetses
Spetses
Charter-Destination-Epidavrous
Epidavrous
Charter-Destination-Kolona-Bay
Kolona Bay
Charter-Destination-Loutra
Loutra, Kythnos
Charter-Destination-Kleftiko-Bay
Kleftiko Bay, Milos
Charter-Destination-Milos
Milos
Charter-Destination-Syros
Serifos
Charter-Destination-Sifnos
Sifnos
Charter-Destination-Flograndros
Folegandros
Charter-Destination-Los
Ios
Santorini
Santorini
Charter-Destination-Skinoussa
Skinoussa
Charter-Destination-Paros
Paros
Charter-Destination-Delos
Delos
Charter-Destination-Syros
Syros
Charter-Destination-Mykonos
Mykonos
Charter-Destination-Kea
Kea

The Flotilla Experience
Joining A Flotilla

Our renowned sailing flotilla in Greece is the only regular scheduled flotilla in the Cycladic islands. There are typically only 4-8 yachts on our flotillas, so you'll have a more hands-on guided sailing holiday delivered by a veteran crew. Along the way, you'll make new friends, sail on the clearest blue waters in the world, explore beautiful bays and savour the finest gastronomy and fun nightlife in the Greek ports!

As a flotilla boat crew you receive weather and chart briefings from our experienced professional guides as well as VHF radio assistance while underway. Every day has planned excursions ashore to make for an unparalleled Greek island sailing holiday. As part of the flotilla you will enjoy the camaraderie and the safety of being in a guided group. The Cyclades is a more challenging area to sail, so this flotilla is for intermediate to advanced level sailors, or you can hire a professional skipper if do not have the correct license to charter the yacht.

The Yachts

Join the Greek flotilla on the latest monohulls or catamarans and enjoy the longer Aegean sailing passages in comfort. You will need a sailing license to charter a yacht.

Lead Flotilla Yacht Crew

We pride ourselves on our flotilla - still the only regularly scheduled Cycladic flotilla in Greece. When you join the flotilla with us you will be sailing with experienced Captains, who are responsible for leading the flotilla and ensuring your sailing vacation is fun, interesting and trouble free. They offer information about the destinations, technical support as well as help with docking procedures in harbours and anchorages. Flotilla skippers hold informative daily chart briefings, so flotilla guests can see where the lunch and swim stop options are and understand the nuances of the evening ports of call. They can also be reached for support by VHF radio while you are underway.

Flotilla hostess/program directors organize the social aspect of the flotilla and make sure everyone knows what is on the agenda each day. They may also help guests to provision, guide hikes ashore, organize the evening restaurants and help the skippers dock yachts in the afternoons. On larger flotilla lead vessels that accommodate cabin charter guests, program directors prepare and serve two meals per day.

Captain Steven Parry is our very own charter director and works as a skipper on most of the spring and fall Greek departures. He is a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) commercial captain who has also trained with J-World, the Canadian Power Squadron and is a certified PADI Divemaster. Steven has worked in the Mediterranean since 1991, Steven has a BA in communication studies and attended the University of Texas A&M Masters level course in marine archaeology. He also dove with the Hellenic Institute of Marine Archaeology on the oldest shipwreck in the world at Dokos Island. Steven is convinced that sailing in the Eastern Mediterranean is one of the greatest travel experiences possible.

Captain Akis Papasarantis is an energetic 50 year old who studied Economics, Literature and Physics and is one of the founding members of the PanHellenic Skippers Association. He has 25 years' experience guiding and skippering international guests with all the major charter companies in Greece. During the winter he does yacht maintenance and he has delivered over 30 new yachts from France to Athens. Everyone who sails with him find Akis polite, cheerful and competent. Fishing, cycling and cooking are Akis’ other interests.

Flotilla Greece boarding locations

Athens Boarding Location

Athens: Kalamaki Alimos Marina

Athens International airport is at Spata, a 45-60 minute taxi ride from the marina and central Athens. Saturday is best spent visiting Athens sites before coming to the marina and boarding. If you arrive early at the marina on boarding day, bags can be left with your owner/operator but you will not officially be able to board until 17:00. If you arrive early, explore the marina, shop at the Marionopolis supermarket (1 block west of the marina on Poseidonos Blvd along the beach) or have a drink or light lunch at Skipper’s or Kitchen Bar.

By Taxi

Airport to downtown: Yellow taxis can be found lined up at the airport. Taxis take 45 minutes to 1 hour to get downtown based on traffic. It costs approximately 50-60 Euros one-way per taxi. They are smaller European vehicles and only have room for three passengers and baggage. Drivers may charge a baggage fee that is approx. Euro 3.

Downtown Athens to the Kalamaki Alimos Marina: It takes 15-20 minutes and costs approx. 20 Euros per car one-way. Do not get out of your taxi at the marina until you have identified your meeting point, as it is a big marina.

By bus

Airport to downtown: Bus number X95 travels from the airport every 30 minutes making 8 stops (including the Hilton) and then terminates downtown at Syntagma/Constitution Square. It is air-conditioned and costs approx. 5 Euros. Syntagma Square is a short distance to most hotels but a taxi may be advisable at this point. Plaka hotels are within walking distance from Syntagma if you do not have too much baggage.

Airport to Kalamaki Alimos Marina: Bus number X96, runs every 30 minutes south from the airport to Piraeus along the coast passing by Alimos Kalamaki Marina and costs approx. 5 Euros. Ask the driver for the Edem Taverna stop. You want the west main entrance road where the Shell station and Edem restaurant is located.

By tram

Downtown Athens to Kalamaki Athens Marina: Public transport by subway and tramcar from central Athens hotels is easy and convenient. From Syntagma Sqr. (Athens centre) take the Tram Line to Alimos marina (EDEM stop). The metro runs every 30 minutes from 05.30 to 00.20 on a daily basis. The ticket costs 8 Euro per person.

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