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Sailing in Greece; Naxos to Athens

  • Vessel: Zorba
  • Where: Naxos, Greece
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Embark: Naxos - 3 September 2022, 17:00
  • Disembark: Athens - 10 September 2022, 09:00
TicketPriceDepositPassengers
Single berth £1,150.00 £287.50
Whole Boat Charter (max. 10 guests)£8,625.00 £2,156.25

Sail from Naxos to Athens 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 Naxos to Athens, enjoying the very best of the Cyclades and Saronic islands along the way.

This week is dedicated to more experienced sailors or newbies that are ready for an exhilarating sailing adventure. It is the perfect opportunity for those who wish to learn more about sailing and improve their skills with longer passengers at sea.

This one – way cruises give guests the chance to explore the islands on the way to Athens as we set sails from the island of Naxos, the largest island in Cyclades with beautiful beaches and a gorgeous old town of meandering alleys. Our next stop is Paros (with its quieter sister Antiparos) offering 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 atSounion 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 fife 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 the small harbours or on anchorages next to desert islands (excluding goats and birds). Each day we stop for swimming in beautiful bays – some of them completely wild, others with one small taverna, serving for lunch fresh fish and seafood (often taken out of the water before our eyes). For our guests who are interested, there is the possibility of jogging/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 transport from Athens airport to the boat. This is included in your ticket price and information will be given at the time of booking. The ticket price also reflects the half board nature of this holiday as explained in Zorba’s life on board section. Breakfast and lunch are included in the ticket price but evening meals will take place in traditional Greek Tavernas at the cost of the guest where you can get a delicious local spread for about 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

Zorba Deck plan More about Zorba

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: Naxos

To: Athens

Naxos

BY AIR:

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

From here you can either catch a connecting flight internally to Naxos with Sky Express or get a Blue Star ferry from Piraeus, which is approximately 1 hour from Athens International.

STAY IN NAXOS:

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

Athens

BY AIR:

From Naxos catch your connecting flight internally to Athens with Sky Express or get a Blue Star ferry to Piraeus, which is approximately 1 hour from Athens International.

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

STAY IN ATHENS:

Try Athens Starlight Hotel, Attalos Hotel or Emporikon Athens Hotel.

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