Explore the magic of the Sicilian Coast and the volcanic Aeolian Islands under sail and in the luxury and comfort of Kairos
Join Kairos on the beautiful Italian island of Sicily in the historic coastal town of Syracuse. Discover the beauty of the Sicilian coast and the Lipari Islands from the sea – in the footsteps of the Greek King Odysseus. From the ancient cosmopolitan city of Syracuse via Mount Etna and Taormina to the Lipari islands.
The city of Syracuse is a fascinating place to begin your skippered Mediterranean sailing holiday and board Kairos. This historic town is oozing in culture and Greek history and was a key city in the ancient Mediterranean world. in Dating back some 2,700 years, this coastal city is known for its ancient ruins amphitheatres, monuments, archaeological sites and architecture, and was also the birthplace of the famous mathematician Archimedes.
Once settled in aboard Kairos, set sail up the Sicilian coast, known for its sandy beaches, rugged cliff lines and beautiful coves. Passing Etna Nature Reserve, witness the magnificent volcano of Mount Etna looming up in the clouds. Stop at the hilltop town of Taormina, sitting near Mount Etna, with trails leading to the summit. This town is known for the Teatro Antico di Taormina, an ancient Greco-Roman theatre that is still used to this day. The coastline of Taormina sees cliffs drop dramatically to the sea forming picturesque coves with sandy beaches perfect for swimming and snorkelling with the chance to spot flamingos and sea turtles.
On from Taormina sees Kairos sail through the Strait of Messina known to be the home of the fascinating mirage of Fata Morgana and natural whirlpool linked to the Greek legends of Scylla and Charybdis. The currents of the Strait create a wonderful marine ecosystem and it is also known to be a key location for the migration of over 300 bird species.
Once through the strait, you will bear west toward the beautiful Aeolian Islands, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. These volcanic islands provide an abundance of sheltered coves and picture-perfect anchorages for Kairos. Dive from the boat and swim in the turquoise blue waters, making use of her onboard watersports equipment. Wander the islands for that quiet spot, sip the local delicacy wine and soak up the Mediterranean sunshine.
Kairos offers daily cabin service, a rich breakfast buffet, a light 2-course lunch at noon, coffee, tea and cake in the afternoon, and a 3-course dinner in the evening. Upon arrival, you will receive a welcome drink and on the last evening, the Captain’s Dinner will be served. One evening a week, all guests eat at their own expense on land to get to know the local cuisine.
With Kairos as your base, great food included and some beautiful bucket list locations; this is a holiday experience of a lifetime and one not to be missed!
Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks, water sports. However Stand Up Paddleboards and snorkelling (adult size only) are free of charge) with motor drive and trips organized by us are chargeable as an extra. However, we offer this at moderate prices and are well below the prices of other cruises. An average of 10% of the travel price as onboard consumption may serve as a guide. The onboard currency is the Euro. We will open an onboard account for you on the day of arrival, from which you can pay all personal expenses.
|Voyage||Set Sail||Days||Cost p/p|
|Mediterranean Sailing in the Lipari Islands||1 October 2022||11||£2,650.00||Enquire now|
|Mediterranean Sailing in the Lipari Islands||11 October 2022||12||£2,860.00||Enquire now|
|Mediterranean Sailing in the Lipari Islands||22 October 2022||8||£1,795.00||Enquire now|
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Guest berths: 16 Rig: Bermuda Schooner
Registered in Rotterdam but spending her days sailing the Med, Kairós was purpose built as a charter vessel in 2007, as a two-masted, 38m staysail schooner.
This beautiful luxurious schooner was designed by Klaus Röder who based his design on a classic yacht whilst keeping up with the modern day schooners; built for performance sailing and guest comfort. Kairós offers a total of 7 comfortable en-suite double cabins and 1 twin cabin for up to 16 guests, these private cabins have either a double bed or single bunks and all have air-conditioning. The deckhouse has its very own small bar whilst below decks offers still more space to relax, from the saloon with its plasma TV to its very own library.
Built with luxury in mind, the outline on deck is of teak and mahogany with plenty of space to sun-bath, read a book and enjoy the views. All the sails are electronically retractable, so no need to learn the ropes here. (The crew are, however, more than happy for guests to get involved with the operating and sailing of Kairós as much as they would like!)
An admiralty ladder provides the perfect place to jump off into the warm Mediterranean waters, have a swim and climb back aboard with ease. Kairós also offers her guests the options of using her water skiing, wake-board, tube riding and snorkelling equipment!
The professional crew consists of the Skipper, first mate, mechanic, bosun, cook and 2 stewards, so you will most certainly be looked after during your time aboard Kairos.
Deck planMore about Kairós
What COVID policies are in place for sailing with Kairos?
All guests must either be fully vaccinated or have a relevant recovery certificate which is required upon booking.
Are all meals included?
Yes, all meals on board are included in the price (breakfast, lunch, dinner and filter coffee and tea). Alcohol and soft drinks are not included. One meal is eaten ashore at the customers own expense.
Can you cater for dietary needs?
Yes, please let us know when making your booking.
What language is spoken onboard?
What are the sleeping arrangements?
Kairos has 6 Deluxe Double Cabins Ensuite (10m2), 1 Standard Double Cabin Ensuite (8m2) and 1 Twin Bunk Cabin Ensuite (8m2) (latter 2 cabins are really well suited to younger sailors and solo travellers).
Is there an age limit?
Yes. Minimum age of 5, and as long as the child can swim.
Do I need to tip the crew?
Tips are not mandatory but are welcomed by the crew!
How many toilet/showers does she have?
All cabins have their own ensuite.
Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.
Can I charge my phone/Camera?
Are there life jackets provided?
Are Waterproofs provided?
Do I need sailing experience?
No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure.
Will I be sea sick?
Everyone reacts differently but we recommend if you are at all worried to take some medication 24 hours before departure.