Our trips tend to avoid the mass tourist routes; whilst we do visit some of the "bright lights and party nights" spots, our main focus is smaller anchorages and villages, accessible only by local boats. We've been sailing here since 1994, and so are very much "part of the family" to the locals, who always give our SeaScape sailors a wonderfully warm welcome !
Our yachts are mostly in the 50' range; max group size per yacht is 8, plus skipper. We will sometimes sail with two or three boats together, to a max group size of around 25 people - a lot of social fun!
Our "mostly singles" trips are growing in popularity every year; the close group dynamics of a sailboat are always a great way to make new friends! And of course, romance is always in the air in the Greek isles on our couples trips, or private customised charters for groups/families.
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 onboard expenses, skipper, sailing instruction are included. The only exception is dinners ashore and travel to/from the boats.
Embark 11am in Leros. After boat briefing, we’ll set sail for the little island of Agathonissi. As we arrive, we'll be greeted by our host Giorgos – a.k.a. Unofficial Harbour Master and Ouzo King of Agathonissi! A colourful evening at George’s is usually on the menu. Sail time 3-4hrs.
Morning sail to Marathi – a truly tiny little island with a real sandy beach, beautiful water to swim and snorkel in; a totally tranquil and peaceful spot.
Sail to Patmos – a short hop of around 2hrs. This is the famous monastery island, where St John was inspired by visions to write the Book of Revelations. The 10th century monastery (built by Crusader Knights) reigns over the island, is still active and village that lies at the foot of the monastery is everyone’s romantic image of a Greek village.
Most of the day in Patmos - there is so much to do and see here, it's hard to drag people away! Late afternoon sail for Arki, the island of 27 people…and many more goats ! Dinner at a wonderful “oasis” of a taverna, wonderful music (and sometimes, a burst of Greek dancing after dinner too!)
Sail for Pandeli; one of the prettiest anchorages to sail - a horseshoe-shaped bay with traditional blue-and-white houses scattered down the hillside; an 11th century fortress which towers over the bay. Great beaches and bays to explore by little 50cc scooter.
Vathi is a dramatic little spot; a well-hidden and very narrow fjord-like entrance, opening up into a tiny fishing village at the head of the bay. It’s also the home of “Poppy’s” – a wonderful little family taverna, where momma's ma homemade dolmades and swordfish steaks are out of this world!
An early am sail for Kos (yes, sunrise!) - the big busy metropolis. A few hours to check out the sardine-packed beaches and be glad we are not staying! - whilst the skippers do customs clearance and check everyone officially out of Greece. Then it's Turkey, here we come! This is our halfway point for those only sailing 1 wk.
Sail to Knidos – once upon a time, this was a key city/harbour in the ancient world; the remains of these former civilizations still lie scattered around the hills - amphitheatres, stone pillars and carvings, all incredibly intact.
Sail to the picture-perfect little village of Ova Buku. A wonderful little beach, super-friendly local family and the best home-cooked food !
Sail to Datca – a very lively little town; the waterfront is lined little bars and tavernas, handcrafted jewellery shops; and a truly Turkish experience - the "haman" (Turkish baths)
Sail to Bozburun - a small, very traditional Turkish town with very few tourists. We dock at a little wooden jetty, windsurfers and kayaks are ours to play with if we wish...and later in the evening, belly-dancing is often on the menu!
A gentle run to Dirsek, a secluded little bay about 2 hours sail away. A little taverna lies nestled in one corner, a blaze of brightly-coloured bougainvillea and other greenery. Wonderful place to swim and generally veg out.
Sail to Keci Buku - a wide, sweeping bay surrounded by pine forests, with a fascinating old fortress perched on the top of an island guarding the entrance. Disembark next morning at 9am.
Prices based on shared double cabins; inclusive of provisioning for breakfasts, lunches, soft drinks & open bar, SeaScape skipper, sailing instruction, all on board running costs. Not included: dinners ashore, airfares and other transport to/from the boats.
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