GREEK ISLAND YACHT RALLY

3 to 10 July 2021

AU$ 2,685 per person twin share, for 7 nights

Step aboard an exciting adventure by sea as we discover all that the Greek Sporades islands have to offer. White sandy beaches and Greek tavernas provide the perfect selfie backdrop for anyone with a smartphone camera.

Timed to coincide with the Australian school holidays, jump into crystal waters from a beautiful sailing yacht at any time of day or night and be immersed in authentic Greek culture, sharing memories with locals and travellers alike. Spot the places where Mamma Mia movies have been made, as we cruise from Skiathos to explore Skopelos, Alonissos and Skyros. This 7-day journey provides all the creature comforts you need on a holiday and more.

Here’s how it works

Small group comfort
You’ll sail in comfort as part of a small group of yachts. Vessel layouts will vary depending on which yacht you choose. Each cabin sleeps two and most yachts have cabins with a private bathroom attached. Join by the cabin or take a yacht with your friends!

Your hosts
A Mariner Boating Representative and a local technician will travel with you to assist with the yachts, berthing, provide navigational support with intimate local knowledge of things to see and do along the way.

Life on board
Your yacht offers space and stability on the water. It’s modern and comfortable, with areas to relax both below and on deck. Throw down a cushion, curl up and read a book, or make use of the easy access to the water for a swim.

Your travelling companions
Every group is different, but typically you’ll find your co-travellers will be aged between 16 and 65, enjoy keeping active, love the ocean, have a sense of adventure, love fine foods, an occasional glass of wine (for the adults of course), and a good chat.

Flexible joining options

Travelling by yourself or with a friend/partner? Book a cabin!
Travelling with a group? Book a yacht!

Prices start from $2,685 per person, based on 6 people sharing a Dufour 382

Sailing Itinerary

Saturday, 3 July
Sail from Marina Skiathos and into the heart of the Sporades archipelago. First stop; the sandy Skiathos beach of Lalaria. You’ll find endless options for tasty food and cool drinks on the waterfront.

Sunday, 4 July
Discover your inner Abba on Skopelos Island, the setting for the film Mamma Mia! White houses, winding roads into the hills, swimming at Panormos and Agios Ioannis.

Monday, 5 July
Make for Linaria on Skiros Island and enjoy the beach at Acherounes or dine at the tavernas. Find peace at Molos with its long sandy beach. Fromhere you can see the town of Skiros snaking up the imposing rock face. For a beach even less crowded, sail towards Kareflou.

Tuesday, 6 July
Hop to Kira Panagia Island, sail through the National Marine Park with its endangered Monk seals. Plantis Bay is a natural harbor where you can moor. On the east coast, you can see the remains of a basilica, and a monastery inhabited by a single monk.

Wednesday, 7 July
Patitiri is the main port on Alonnisos Island, where you can find cafes and restaurants. Sail for Leftos to dine at the taverna in the olive grove and swim in clear waters. For relaxing sands, head to popular Chrisi Milia beach with its treelined rocky backdrop.

Thursday, 8 July
Koukounaries on Skiathos Island is framed by pine forests and is a popular beach with a long sandy stretch. Relax on your last day with a swim and sunbathing, or try your hand at some water sports.

Friday, 9 July
Return to Marina Skiathos and overnight onboard the yachts.

Saturday, 10 July
In the morning disembark and transfer to the airport.

Whats included?

On water

• 7 nights’ accommodation on a double occupancy basis
• 24/7 support from experienced host
• 24/7 professional technical assistance for the yacht
• Security insurance damage waiver (reduces the limit of liability to Euro 750 in total)
• Comprehensive and Third Party Insurance for the yacht
• On-board Wi-Fi
• 1 sets of bed linen and bath towels per person
• Standard navigation equipment
• End of charter cleaning
• Welcome Pack (bottle of local wine, 4 x 1.5 bottled water, dish washing liquid & sponge, paper towel, roll toilet paper per toilet)
• Dinghy and outboard motor
• Snorkelling gear
• Berthing on race days as per rally program

 
On Land

• Welcome drinks on embarkation day
• 4 dinners ashore during the sailing itinerary

 
Everything Else

• Race management
• Daily weather updates   
• Regular newsletters with activity suggestions & local information

Additional costs

• Flights
• Transfers
• If you require a skipper the cost is approx. AU $270 per day + food + cabin
• Optional post yacht rally arrangements
• Personal travel insurance
• Reduced refundable yacht security deposit (payable at the base in Euro)
• On board provisioning for food, beverages and other necessities that you may wish to have on board during your 7-night sailing holiday.
• Fuel for the yacht and outboard motor (Estimate AU$120 total)



Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is strongly recommended by Mariner Boating Holidays. Travellers should ensure they have a valid policy at time of booking. Your travel insurance policy must provide cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation with a recommended minimum coverage of US$200,000 for each of the heads of cover. MBH also strongly recommend it covers cancellation, personal liability and loss of luggage and personal effects.

Please Note

• A deposit of AU$750 per person is required to confirm a booking
• The designated skipper on board your yacht must possess suitable experience and qualifications
• Prices are subject to currency fluctuation until paid in full
• Credit card transactions are subject to merchant fees
• Single supplement may apply for private cabins if you book by the cabin
• The prices are correct at the time of issue but subject to change without notice (15 July 2020)

Join a spectacular sailing holiday exploring the Sporades Islands in Greece.

Timed to suit the Australian School Holidays, this could be an amazing family experience! View our brochure to find out more details!

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