Frequently crewed yacht charter questions
If you’re a first time charterer in a skippered sailboat for sailing cruises in Greece, this Faq’s section might give you a better idea of how to be prepared and what to expect from your Greek islands sailing trip with onboard our sailing yachts.
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Athens is a big city. Let us arrange for you a transfer from your hotel or the airport.
After booking we will give you detailed instructions about your meeting point.
One of us will be waiting for you.
Check out is at 09:00 at the same place. No special procedure is needed.
The sailing time depends on the chosen itinerary and might be from 2 up to 5 hours.
On our way we make a stop at a nice anchorage for swimming. At this place we usually have a light meal for lunch, prepared by the deckhand cook, and then we continue to our final destination where we get early in the afternoon, at about 3-4 pm, in order to have time to explore the island.
Our skippers will give you directions and also they can arrange for a rental in case that you wish to drive around. Dinners are taken ashore because Greek food is a part of Greek lifestyle experience.
Recommendations about restaurants are going to be given, as well as reservations are going to be done by us for the busy days. For those who would like to continue with a drink, night life on the islands is always a challenge.
So we cannot sail when the wind is equal or stronger to 7bfts, except that your captain believes that it would be safe to go downwind up to your next destination or if you are in a protected area, without big waves.
For example, Saronic and Argolic gulf south of Athens are protected areas protected by the geography of the area.
Finally night sailing is not allowed except if it’s a matter of safety.
Included: the yacht with all her equipment, skipper’s and deckhand cook fee, VAT, insurance.
Not included :the diesel(depends on the consumption), the fresh water and the marina’s fees at the islands that you are going to visit and the end cleaning.
Your captain knows the area as no one else, so the only thing you have to do is to relax. Of course, if you want to participate in sailing just ask the captain. He will be glad to give him a hand.
An experienced deckhand cook is always part of the crew during your sailing trip with Summer Breeze Yachts. When you book one of our sailboats, breakfasts and a light lunch (half board option) will be prepared by the deckhand cook.
Your cook will prepare authentic, simple but delicious Greek dishes, but also will compliment them with water, wine, soft drinks and of course snacks. Of course the deckhand cook will also keep the sailboat clean during your sailing trip in the Greek islands.