And of course, romance is always in the air in the Greek isles on our "couples trips"! If you'd prefer to sail with your own group of friends/family, of course we can customise a trip & itinerary for you. Our philosophy is "No Surprises" - and that's exactly what we mean with our inclusive price deal. Once you step on board, all is covered - provisioning for breakfasts, lunches, snacks, drinks (yes, even your beers and cocktails!). All on board expenses, skipper, sailing instruction are included. The only exception is dinners ashore and travel to/from the boats.
Day 1: Rendezvous at 11:00 am at our home island of Leros. We’ll have drinks, show you the ropes – and then head off for our first destination of Vathi, on the island of Kalymnos - a relaxing downwind sail. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 2: Sail to Pandeli Bay on the east coast of Leros. Nice upwind leg and great tacking practice! Time varies from 3-5 hrs, wind dependent. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 3: Spend the day in Leros; there’s far too much to see and do to rush away from here too quickly! Bike or hike to the 11th century fortress which overlooks the bay, the charming little church out in the water, or the many coves, beaches and villages around the island. Great place to hire little 50cc scooters and explore! Includes: (B), (L).
Day 4: Sail to Agathonissi for a colourful evening at George’s taverna! George is the unofficial harbour master who loves an excuse for a party on an otherwise quiet and isolated island. About 3 hrs sail time. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 5: Fast (another 2-3hrs) beam reach for Marathi – a perfect, tiny Greek island retreat with little, horseshoe-shaped sandy bay. This place is a magical balm for the stressed-out city-living soul. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 6: Long sail to Samos – a real contrast from the last two tiny, remote islands, this is quite the upmarket, cosmopolitan island. The harbour is lined with dozens of tavernas along the waterfront; this is the bright lights side of Greece! Includes: (B), (L).
Day 7: Samos' major attraction, however, is out of the port. Samos is green – mountains covered with pine forests, falling water streams, stunning cliffs and beaches – a real contrast to most of the other Dodecanese islands, which aren’t exactly what you’d call lush. We often do a really fun “jeep safari” here…. spend the day exploring all over the island. Or, there’s also a chance to take a day trip to Turkey and visit Kusadasi and Ephesus – great bargain-hunting in Kusadasi’s maze of bazaars, and immensely impressive ruins of the ancient city at Ephesus (the Acropolis has nothing on this!).Includes: (B).
*Note: This is the halfway point for those joining us for just one week.
Day 8: After a couple of days of packing in the action, back to Marathi’s tranquility seems like a really good idea again! Includes: (B), (L).
Day 9: Sail to Patmos – a short hop of only a couple of hours. This is the famous monastery island, where St John (as of Apostle fame) was inspired by visions to write the Book of Revelations. The village that lies at the foot of the monastery is everyone’s romantic image of what a Greek village should be like. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 10: Patmos is definitely another 2-day island – so much to do and see here! It’s another great place to hire little scooters and explore… or mountain bikes for the more energetic; or join us for a hike to a really cool, sandy "clothing-optional" beach! Includes: (B).
Day 11: Sail for Arki (approximately 3 hours). Dinner at Manoli’s - another of our very colorful island friends! Includes: (B), (L).
Day 12: Sail to Lipsos – the island of the 42 blue-domed churches. It’s a quiet, very untouristy island. If we’re lucky and conditions are calm, we may be able to visit Aspro Nisi (“White Island”) en route; this a real stunning little island out in the middle of nowhere. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 13: Sail back to Leros, to our home base of Lakki on the western side. Spend the afternoon winding down on the little beach just around the corner! Farewell dinner at Vromolithos – a beautiful beachfront taverna with the most amazing views over the bay. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 14: Disembark 9:00 am in Lakki. Includes: (B).
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