7 Day Greek Yacht Charter + 7 Day Windsurf/Kitesurf
A windsurfing/kitesurfing and sailing itinerary in Greece takes you to the beautiful bays and coves of the Greek Islands, with quiet villages and busy tourist destinations, secluded harbors and scenic coves, historic sites and pristine beaches that are so much a part of the unique character of this cruising ground in the southeastern Aegean Sea.
The highlights of sailing through the Greek Islands are many. Snorkeling, swimming, and sunbathing on beautiful beaches is a delight for everyone. Sightseeing tours at historic sites, exploring open-air markets seemingly lost in time, and dining in intimate tavernas.
The last leg of the sailing takes you into the port of Kos, from where you will spend 8 days in the windy resort of Marmari, staying in some of the lovely beachfront accommodation.
Please note that although we have chosen Marmari for this tour, we can adjust it to include any of our Greek destinations.
Day 1: UK - Kos
Upon arrival at Kos airport, you will be greeted by a driver who will take you to the sailing base, where you will have a brief with the skipper, and then spend your first night aboard moored in Kos.
Day 2: Kos - Nisyros Island, 25 NM
Now that you’ve enjoyed a restful night aboard, it’s time to begin your journey. Your first stop is the impressive volcanic island of Nisyros after an off the wind passage heading nearly due south. Nisyros is a wonderful place. Small villages perch at the edge of the volcanic craters, hot springs bubble and are said to contain healing properties, and the beaches on the island and surrounding islets are pleasant day anchorages. There are also castles and other historic sites to explore.
Day 3: Nisylos - Tilos 18 NM
From Nisyros plot a course to the southeast, taking you farther down the chain of the Islands to remote Tilos. Off the beaten tourist track, this island is a splendid stop. There are good anchorages, picturesque villages, an abundance of historic sites including fortresses and monasteries, beautiful beaches, and several excellent restaurants.
Day 4 Tilos - Khalkis 20 NM
Your Kos sailing Itinerary takes you farther to the southeast, giving you yet more relaxing off the wind sailing between the islands. The small isle of Khalkis lies just a few miles west of the big island of Rhodes, which dominates the horizon from a great distance. Quiet, serene, and breathtakingly beautiful, rural Khalkis is a jewel of the Dodecanese Islands. Sailing into the tiny port of Emborios, once a major sponge fishing center, is like stepping back in time. On a ridge are a series of old windmills, and beyond Horio, now abandoned, is a fortified castle dating back to the Middle Ages. Several tavernas are in the village of Emborios. Going ashore to explore is a pleasant way to spend an afternoon and early evening.
Day 5 Khalkis - Rhodes 36 NM
Sailing along the west coast of Rhodes gives you a feel for the grand scale of this mountainous island, the largest in the Dodecanese. Groves of olive, orange, fig, and lemon trees occupy the lower slopes. Butterflies abound, drawn by the proliferation of jasmine, hibiscus, and bougainvillea, giving Rhodes the nickname Island of the Butterflies. Docking in the harbor of Mandraki at Rhodes is ideal because it puts you in a great place to fully explore the island, to sample the excellent cuisine, and to enjoy the lively nightlife of the city.
Day 6 Rhodes - Symi Island 23 NM
Your itinerary takes you northwest from Rhodes to the incredibly scenic island of Symi. Indented with numerous secluded coves and bays with superb beaches, Symi is a sailor’s paradise. Heading north to the end of the island brings you to the picturesque port of town of Gialos, with its lively harbor, opulent mansions, sundry boutiques, and a wonderful selection of excellent waterfront restaurants and cafés.
Day 7 - 13: Symi, Kos 60 NM
The final sailing day of your itinerary takes you northwest, leaving beautiful Symi behind as you trim the sails for a windward crossing. Arriving back at the base in Kos by 5:00 P.M.
Once you have arrived, collected your belongings, and said goodbye, you will be driven back to Kos airport from where will will provide you with a rental car. Drive from the airport to the windsurf/kitesurf resort of Marmari.
Accommodation: 4* Caravia Beach Resort
Day 14: Kos - UK
On the last day, make your way back to the airport, where a flight will be waiting to take you back to the UK.
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The tour prices are per person as a guide only. The price includes flights from the UK (other world wide flights available), all transfers, accommodation and tours as detailed. All tours are bespoke and tailor made so itineraries can be amended to fit any specific requirements,
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