Sail Greece: Santorini to Mykonos

8 Days | Sail the Greek Islands between Santorini and Mykonos

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Dreaming of crystal-clear waters, whitewashed villages, historical ruins, lively Greek culture and deliciously fresh cuisine straight off the land or from the sea? Then sailing from Greece's Santorini to Mykonos may just be what the doctor ordered! Spend eight blissed-out days under sun drenched skies enjoying the best the Greek Islands of Santorini, Ios, Amorgos, Small Cyclades, Naxos and Mykonos have to offer.

Trip overview

Map of Sail Greece: Santorini To Mykonos including Greece
Start
Santorini, Greece
Finish
Mykonos, Greece
Theme
Sailing
Destinations
Greece
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 11
Trip code
ZSRR
This trip generates 12 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Spend your days island-hopping in the Cyclades, swimming in the clear waters of the Aegean and sleeping aboard a yacht.
  • See Santorini, where the blue and white villages cling to the rim of an ancient volcano – don't worry, the only fire you’ll see is in the island’s magnificent sunsets.
  • Break bread with locals in the sleepy fishing villages of the Small Cyclades islands, away from the typical tourist trail.
  • Taste rural life on the large island of Naxos – a mix of historic neighbourhoods and Kitron liqueur.
  • Explore a place where Europe’s chic and beautiful come to play – you’ll have two full days to soak up the beauty, charm and sunsets of Mykonos.

Is this trip right for you?
  • As the majority of this trip takes place on a sailing boat, you’ll need to feel comfortable with moving about the vessel, including the use of stairs. With that said, sea legs come naturally to some but not so much for others. Your friendly crew will be able to help with the effects of sea sickness if needed.
  • A zodiac is used to transport passengers from the boat to the mainland, with landings taking place at piers (dry landings) as well as on beaches (wet landings). Zodiacs can sometimes be awkward to climb in and out of, but a sense of humour and can-do attitude is all you need.
  • This is an adventure on board a real yacht, which means living spaces, cabins, bathrooms and showers need to be shared with other passengers. Sleeping quarters can be quite compact, but you will be spending the majority of your time above board in the open air.
  • Time on the water also means time in the sun. Remember to pack sun protection, such as sunscreen and a hat, and drink plenty of water to keep hydrated. See ‘Essential Trip Information’ below for a full packing list.
  • Please note that smooth sailing is dependent on the weather, so itinerary changes may occur at the last minute if the weather becomes unfavourable. If any changes are made, you can trust in your knowledgeable skipper to choose an alternative route or activity.
  • Due to the size of the yachts, sound carries easily from one side to the other and can wake your fellow travellers. If you’re planning to have a late night, it’s a good idea to head into town and experience the local night life.

Boats

Ocean Star 56 Boat
Ocean Star 56
PASSENGERS: 11
The Ocean Star 56  is a classic sailboat, combining timeless design, exceptional seaworthiness and unmatched comfort. Fashioned with a traditional wood interior, the Ocean Star 56 has an impressive saloon and offers spacious [for a sailing boat] cabins. Equipped with 2 double cabins, 2 twin cabins and 1 triple cabin,  the Ocean Star 56 is the perfect yacht for novices to learn the ‘ropes’.
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Itinerary

Map of Sail Greece: Santorini To Mykonos including Greece

Inclusions

Transport

Boat

Accommodation

Overnight boat (7 nights)

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Important notes

START TIME
This trip starts on Day 1 in Santorini at 1pm.

ACCOMMODATION ON BOARD THE YACHT
This trip is accommodated entirely on board a yacht of between 54ft to 56ft. A typical yacht for 11 travellers is equipped with a mixture of 2 x double cabins, 2 x twin cabins and 1 x triple cabin. There are 5 shared bathrooms. Our boats are real yachts and this is a real sailing trip. Yachts are designed to keep sleeping areas to the absolute minimum of space, while maximising common areas as much as possible.

Rooms are allocated on arrival by our skipper according to group composition, which means it is not possible to reserve or guarantee any specific berth or cabin. Single passengers will be paired up with another passenger of the same gender, this may mean sharing a double cabin with a double mattress. If you’d prefer not to share a cabin, a single cabin supplement is available at an additional charge. Everyone including the skipper shares the bathrooms on board.

While not everyone may feel entirely comfortable living in such close quarters, those who are looking to revel in the adventure and exhilaration of an authentic sailing trip usually find any discomfort from cramped living conditions is more than made up for by the whole experience.

HOT WEATHER:
Summer temperatures can reach up to 40 degrees Celsius, which can be uncomfortable for those not used to the heat. Please consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.

MINIMUM AGE:
The minimum age on this trip is 15.

PASSPORT DETAILS:
Please provide full passport details at time of booking including exact name as per passport, date of birth, nationality, issue and expiry dates as these are essential for booking services on this trip.

ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION:
Please note that the majority of our sailing trips start and/or finish at a marina or port. If you have pre-booked any additional accommodation through us, you will need to make your own way to the joining point on day 1 and from the finish point on the final day. We do not provide transfers between hotels and the port/marina. Please check the Essential Trip Information for joining and finishing points.

SNORKELLING
There are many opportunities for snorkelling during this trip. Diving masks, snorkels and fins are provided onboard the yacht and are for use by all passengers. They are disinfected prior to use. Some customers may prefer to bring their own diving mask and snorkel from home and just use the fins available on board.

TRIP KITTY:
On this trip we highly recommend that you contribute to a kitty of EUR100 per person. The kitty is an on-ground payment put into a central fund managed by travellers. It helps fund for breakfast and lunch on the boat and other small items such as ice, water, snacks and drinks. Travellers are responsible for the preparation of these meals onboard and to shop at port where supermarkets are often very close to the mooring. Kitty amounts are subject to change to reflect local price increases. On day 1, the skipper will talk through the kitty and how it will be managed (by yourself or fellow travellers) The kitty will be collected when you arrive at the welcome meeting or in stages throughout your trip.

** Please note, the kitty amount should be used as a guide. More than likely you will not spend the full amount recommended however it's advisable to budget for this amount **

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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Reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 64 reviews submitted.
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Crystal · Traveled June 2024
Our skipper was Fotis. He did an amazing job, bravo! 10/10 would recommend, he took us to all of the islands we wanted to see-each island is very unique and has its own charm. Fotis also took really good care of us, making sure everything is sorted from helping us with our luggage, transport, reservations & even our laundry.
Review submitted 18 Jun 2024

Quewin · Traveled June 2024
Would definitely recommend was amazing
Review submitted 18 Jun 2024

Anne-Marie · Traveled June 2024
Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this trip. Our skipper Nikos was excellent and went above and beyond to make sure all of the group were enjoying themselves. He gave us lots of local knowledge and arranged group dinners at great local restaurants. The swim stops are a particular highlight and each port is more beautiful than the next! Watch out for the windy conditions in Mykonos!
Review submitted 12 Jun 2024

Jennifer · Traveled June 2024
This was the trip of a lifetime! I already miss my new friends and boat life. Our skipper was phenomenal and the water and islands in the Cyclades are breathtaking. Worth every penny and more.
Review submitted 13 Jun 2024

Michaela · Traveled June 2024
Eine wunderbare Reise, auch wenn das Wetter nur wenig Segeln ermöglichte. Unsere Gruppe war sehr harmonisch, was natürlich nicht selbstverständlich ist. Bei dem wenigen Platz auf einem Segelboot, kann man sich auch leicht auftreiben. Der Skipper war klasse: gelassen, communicativ und professionell.
Review submitted 13 Jun 2024
Sail Greece: Santorini to Mykonos
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EUR €1,023