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Sailing in Greece; Athens to Naxos

  • Vessel: Zorba
  • Where: Athens, Greece
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Embark: Athens - 30 July 2022, 17:00
  • Disembark: Naxos - 6 August 2022, 09:00
TicketPriceDepositPassengers
Single berth in Twin Bunk Cabin £1,035.00 £258.75
Twin Bunk Cabin (single occupancy)£1,522.50 £380.63
Double Cabin £1,150.00 £287.50
Double Cabin (single occupancy)£1,725.00 £431.25

Sail from Athens to Naxos and experience the very best of the Cyclades under sail with Zorba.

Join modern yacht Zorba in her home country of Greece as you get ready to enjoy an authentic Greek sailing holiday from Athens to Naxos, enjoying the very best of the Cyclades and Saronic islands along the way.

This one-way cruise give guests the chance to explore the islands from Athens as we set sails to the island of Naxos, the largest island in the Cyclades with beautiful beaches and a gorgeous old town made up of meandering alleys.

Paros (with its quieter sister Antiparos) offers guests a chance to visit and feel the “real Greece” with its relaxed local atmosphere. Other island stops along the way could also include Sifnos – the most delicious Greek island and a beauty to behold; Serifos – with its rugged mining sites, ladened with history, has its own distinct Cycladic flair and Kythnos boasting a wild natural landscape, elegant architecture and a selection of stunning beaches and a lovely hot springs to swim at night. The local secret of Kea is a great weekend hangout and summer hideaway and has a different landscape and architecture than its Cycladic sisters. Before coming to Athens Zorba will stop at Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon, one of the most magnificent ancient landmarks in the Attica region.

From afternoon anchorages on remote islands perfectly lined with crystal coves for swimming and snorkelling to the very best, tried and tested tavernas on the main islands, there won’t be time to see it all and you’ll be longing to return before you’ve even stepped foot off the boat.

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Read more about what to expect from a typical day on the water with Zorba and what to expect from life onboard. 

LIFE AT SEA

Exactly where you’ll head will be entirely dependant on the wind and weather but skippers Aga & Greg have been sailing here for over 15 years so they certainly know all the best spots. Read more about your hosts for the week here, they will certainly make sure you have an unforgettable experience and are both dedicated to ensuring guests experience the very best of Greek hospitality.

During all our trips we try to stay far away from tourist crowds – in small harbours or on anchorages next to deserted islands, aside from the resident goats and birds. Each day we stop to swim in beautiful bays – some of them completely wild, others with just the one small taverna, serving fresh fish and seafood, often caught before our very eyes. For guests that are interested, there is the possibility of jogging or yoga in the morning, organic food on board and a healthy lifestyle close to wild nature.

From solo travellers to couples to groups of families or friends, there is something for everyone on this sailing adventure. Swim, snorkel and make use of the boats SUP’s in secluded bays with crystal-clear water and sandy beaches.

*Unlike some of our voyages, Aga offers a personal service to guests to arrange airport transfers from Athens to the boat. This is included in your ticket price and information will be given at the time of booking. The price also reflects the half board nature of this holiday as explained in Zorba’s life on board section. Breakfast and lunch are included but you will dine out in traditional tavernas for your evening meals. This is at the cost of the guest, but you’ll find a delicious local spread for as little as 15€ per person – and that even includes the wine!

Zorba

Guest berths: 10 Rig: Sloop

A new addition to our fleet for 2022, Zorba lives up to her name as she takes guests on unforgettable, authentically Greek sailing holidays!

Built in 2007, Zorba is a modern and comfortable Beneteau Cyclades 50.5. She has five private cabins for guests, made up with four doubles and one twin bunk cabin; all share 3 bathrooms with showers. With a generous saloon and a well-equipped galley, Zorba was built with charter and guest comfort at the forefront of her design. A further skippers cabin with a separate entrance means guests have full and free use of the communal spaces. With a dropped transom and outdoor seating area at the stern, Zorba gives guests the perfect access to that crystal clear Mediterranean water!

A sailing holiday in Greece with Zorba is accessible to all ages and abilities. Her simple rig makes her an easy sail with winch systems and modern navigation equipment. That being said, she’s a great boat to sail whether you’re an experienced sailor looking for some sunshine or a novice wanting to try something new. Her owners and skippers absolutely love what they do and that’s very evident for guests to see and even better to experience first hand. They are well tuned to all abilities and ages, from family charters with young children to groups of friends or voyages for couples and solo travellers. They tailor every trip to suit their guests needs so if you simply want to sit back, enjoy the Mediterranean sunshine and enjoy the cuisine of the local tavernas – that’s fine too!

A sailing holiday on Zorba is certainly one that will leave you with long-lasting memories. Read more about what to expect from Life on Board Zorba here.

Among all the standard safety equipment required for charter, Zorba has a dinghy with a Tohatsu outboard engine, gas cooker and gas stove, refrigerator, ample storage space, 3 independent tanks of water (1000 litres each) a 400 litre fuel tank and portable air conditioning.

Each year the technical inspection of the boat is made by Lloyd’s register. In case of emergency the boat is equipped with: satellite device EPIRB – Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (second as a back up), various pyrotechnics, marine DSC radio plus handheld VHF, electronic active radar reflector, life raft (second as a back up) and personal life jackets.

Deck plan

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FAQ

  • What COVID policies are in place for sailing with Zorba?

    TBC

  • Are all meals included?

    Yes

  • Are there any added extra's?

    No

  • Can you cater for dietary needs?

    Yes - please specify at time of enquiry

  • What language is spoken onboard?

    English/Polish

  • What are the sleeping arrangements?

    4x double cabins, 1x twin bunk cabin

  • How many toilet/showers does she have?

    3

  • Do I need to tip the crew?

    Tips are not mandatory but are welcomed by the crew!

  • Is there WIFI?

    No

  • Are there life jackets provided?

    Yes

  • Are Waterproofs provided?

    No

  • 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.

  • Is bedding included?

    All bedding is included but please bring towels.

Locations

From: Athens

To: Naxos

Athens

BY AIR:

Flights go direct to Athens International airport from London Stansted with Ryanair, and London Gatwick with Wizz Air, British Airways and easyJet.

Zorba’s crew, Greg & Aga can then assist you in arranging an airport/hotel transfer to take you to Athens Marina – this could be as little as 15€ per person payable on the day. Further details will be provided on booking.

STAY IN ATHENS:

Try Athens Starlight Hotel, Attalos Hotel or Athens Hotel.

Naxos

BY AIR:

You can fly internally from Naxos to Athens International with Sky Express, to then connect you to your international flight out of Greece.

BY FERRY:

Get a Blue Star ferry from Naxos to Piraeus, which is then approximately 1 hour bus ride on the X96 (airport shuttle/express) from Athens International to catch your international flight.

STAY IN NAXOS:

Try Hotel Grotta, Naxos Antony Suites or Nastasia Village Boutique Hotel.

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