Trip HighlightsTrip code: GVSM
- Gear up for a brilliant Yacht adventure on the Sea of Crete.
- Learn the ropes of sailing from an experienced skipper.
- Explore some of the most beautiful groupings of Greek Islands.
- Swim or Snorkel in the pristine turquoise waters.
- Laze around like a beach bum by the white sandy shores.
- Hog on fresh seafood.
- Hit the many highlights of Cyclades as you map your way to Mykonos.
Steer clear of mainland Greece for a few days and hop aboard a luxurious yacht sailing the downright precious Grecian Islands. Give in to that dream gap year of a seafaring adventure in Greece and cruise through the Mediterranean waters around the renowned Cyclades Islands. Try your hands at sailing or simply laze about on the deck, dive into the belly of the turquoise beast and enjoy a fabulous swim mid-ocean. Go a little deeper and snorkel through the beautiful underwaters of Greece Islands and go crazy hogging on traditional Greek food and wine. Come to think of it, why not end this bang-on bombastic trip with an even bigger bang? A night out in the fabulous and chic party hub of Mykonos would definitely be the perfect ending to this Greek Sailing Odyssey!
Ready to live the gap year of your dreams?
Day 1 - Kickoff from Santorini
Arrive in Santorini by 5 PM for your adventure begins at night today! Upon your arrival, you’ll be joining others in your group for a welcome meet and safety briefing before starting your sailing adventure. After a hearty dinner and some fun exchanges with your fellow travelers and crew mates on the boat, you’ll be heading out to explore Santorini at night.
Day 2 - Off to explore the Cyclades
Have your list of places hands-on ready as you’re going to set sail today and your journey is as far as your imagination. Now don’t let your imaginations run too wild for the skipper will be still in-charge! Share your plans for the day with your experienced skipper for he’ll be taking you places today. The itinerary for the day will be planned according to the desires of the group so that each of you can have a bombastic experience out on the sea.
Today while circling the Southern Cyclades you should definitely keep places like Syros, Naxos, Temple of Dimitra, Magganari Beach, the famous Homer’s tomb and the list goes on...Enjoy the views of Mt. Zeus while enjoying lunch in a local tavern or stop by a local ceramic workshop in Sifnos.
Day 3 to Day 6 - Explore the best of Cyclades
Yet another day of sailing around the Cyclades and the exploring the popular islands. Some of the must-visit islands are Folegandros, Sifnos, Ios, Antiparos, Paros, Naxos.
Day 7 - Head out to Mykonos
Arrive in style into Mykonos and explore this glamour island of Greece! Visit the local windmills or enjoy an amazing brunch on a verandah overlooking the stunning Little Venice. Beyond its exciting beaches, Mykonos is also famous for its amazing nightlife. So you should definitely hit the clubs to have a blast!
Day 8 - Depart from Mykonos or embark on another adventure
Every good thing comes to an end and so has this trip! You can depart at any time and hop on your homebound flight from Mykonos. But if you’re not ready to leave yet, you can simply choose from any of our trips in Europe or talk to your trip coordinator to help make arrangements for your journey ahead!
For those who are leaving, Adios, we’ll miss you!
Dates & Cost
- 7 nights aboard a 52ft grand sailing yacht.
- Fully licensed skipper.
- Snorkeling equipment.
- International/Domestic Airfare.
- Visa Fees.
- Insurance expenses (can be purchased from us at minimal cost).
- Cost of Vaccinations.
- Additional tours and activities (not included as paid for in the itinerary).
- Airport transfers (available at extra cost).
- No meals included.
Accommodation - 4 twin/double occupancy cabins, 3 shared bathrooms, 3 showers.
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 onboard. - 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. - It may be possible to smell engine and/or diesel fumes when in the cabins, due to their proximity to the engine room. Most travel is done during the day, so it is unlikely you will be in the cabin when the engine is running. - 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. - Power onboard is 220V on European 2 pin sockets. Please note that this is not suitable for sleeping aid machines, as the power source may not always be operating. Bringing a battery pack is recommended.
Meals Included - No meals included
Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with Go Discover Abroad you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. The above information applies to Go Discover Abroad group trips. For Independent trips please check the itinerary for details of meals included. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets. On our Greek sailing trips, the Go Discover Abroad Skipper/CEO will help you make a food kitty, where around EUR 50 per person, per week will be added to the kitty for small food items on board to cover breakfasts, lunches and the odd dinner. Breakfasts and lunches are prepared by yourself, and most dinners are taken ashore at local restaurants.