Explore the ancient harbour cities of Venice, Trieste, Pula and Trogir as schooner Kairos sails her way from Italy to Croatia for Mediterranean sunshine sailing.
Join Kairos in the floating city of Venice. A truly spectacular way to begin a wonderful cruise on Kairos. This ancient city built on 100’s of small islands is connected by bridges, waterways and canals. Take romantic trips on the famous Gondolas, visit streets packed with museums and galleries and dine at a plethora of bars and restaurants. Voted one of the must-visit cities on the planet, what better way to start your Mediterranean sailing holiday.
Sailing from Venice, you will aim for the harbour cities of Pula and Trieste. Pula is home to the best-preserved Roman ruins outside of Italy and its impressive Venetian architecture is a sight not to be missed. Home to the last Roman amphitheatre with a complete circle wall (27 BC-68 AD), it’s one of the last of its type in the world and is one of Croatia’s best kept architectural secrets. Pula was part of Italy until 1947 so the culture and cuisine here have a distinctly Italian influence.
Finishing in the historic city of Trogir is a magical way to end your holiday. Walk from the harbour through its streets lined with beautifully maintained Romanesque and Renaissance buildings and Venetian architecture, basking in sunshine and history. Trogir itself is a tiny island surrounded by original medieval walls and linked to the mainland by bridges; it was awarded World Heritage status in 1997.
As with all sailing holidays, the itinerary is not set until closer to the time but be assured that this cruise will see you exploring the magnificent Kornati (also known as the Stomorski islands), an archipelago in Croatia with a total of 140 islands. The Kornati is a registered National Park and is home to crystal clear waters, beautiful reefs and a terrain of predominantly limestone and dolomite, covering the islands in caves, grottoes and rugged cliffs. Anchoring amongst these islands gives you the perfect backdrop for Mediterranean sunbathing, taking a swim from the boat, snorkelling the reefs and enjoying Kairos’ watersports equipment!
Wildlife in these waters is rife; expect to see common dolphins swimming in the bows, whales gliding on the horizon and turtles bobbing in the surf. Snorkelling is rich with marine life and with crystal clear waters, take a waterproof camera for great shots and forever memories.
Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks, water sports (wakeboarding, water skiing, banana boat chargeable. 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.
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 8 comfortable en-suite double cabins for up to 16 guests, these private cabins have either a queen size 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
Are all meals included?
Yes, all meals on board are included in the price. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and soft/hot drinks) Alcohol is not included.
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 double cabins and 2 twin bunk cabins.
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.
From: Venice, Italy
To: Trogir, Croatia