SAILING TRIP TO 7 GREEK ISLANDS
Rhodes, Symi, Kos, Kalymnos, Tilos, Nysiros, Khalki
Sunbathe on pristine white beaches, stroll through unspoilt villages, explore perfectly preserved historic ruins...what are you waiting for? Come join us on one of our Greek Island Tours and immerse yourself in the relaxing Aegean culture, visit countless tavernas and taste the secret flavor of the Greek Islands!
Since our sailing school is based in the South Aegean, it only takes a few short hours of sailing and you can start enjoying the delights of the Greek Islands right away. We offer two week tours with which you can cover seven Greek Islands. The only major requirement is that non-European citizens need a Schengen Visa.
Anchor in secluded coves and relax aboard our IYT-certified training yachts, all the while learning the art of sailing and forging an unforgettable vacation experrience. Once you successfully complete the training course, you will be awarded with an IYT certificate that will allow you to charter a yacht anywhere in the world. You can view the various IYT certificates we offer on our IYT License page.
Two weeks of sail training, trip to 7 Greek Islands - 1200 Euros. Bareboat Skipper License is an additional 200 Euros.
The entry and exit procedures for Turkey and Greece are an additional 100 Euros per person.
We require a 25% deposit in order to confirm your reservation. You will receive a confirmation form after your payment.
| Day 1 Marmaris |
Our yachts are based in Beledediye Marina (located on the promenade). Arrive to the yacht and spend the night aboard in the Marina. You can also use the opportunity to do some shopping in the marina and stock up for your sailing trip.
| Day 2 Marmaris - Ciftlik |
Sunday: After breakfast, we conduct a group shopping. As soon as our documents are ready for exit, we depart from Marmaris. Our first stop is the lovely bay of Ciftlik, a Turkish seaside paradise. After swimming and snorkelling in the crystal clear water, dinner is served in the local restuarant of Rafet Baba (best seafood in the region). Usually dinner continues well into the evening, the night being filled with laughter and memorable conversations. Water, electricity, wi-fi, hot showers and toliets are provided by the restuarant.
| Day 3 Ciftlik - Rhodes |
Start the first day of your sailing adventure with a short trip towards the island of Rhodes; a large and vibrant Greek Island, steeped in history dating back thousands of years. . We will moor in Mandraki Harbor, right next to the city center. We will do entrance and customs procedures first, then you will be free to enjoy the town and its sights. Visiting the world-famous castle of Rhodes is a must! Lose yourself amonst the hundreds of small alleys, filled with historic monuments, churches,fountains and museums. Close your eyes and you can easily imagine being here 400 years ago. The main part of Rhodes is like any other modern European city, hotels, casinos and clubs crowd the shoreline. The night-life is vibrant and fun, a good time is guaranteed. Rhodes also offers plenty of natural beauty; rent a car or scooter and journey into the center and South parts of the island to explore sand dunes, a fortress, towering cliffs and endless beaches..
| Day 4 Rhodes - Symi Island |
We start our 3rd leg at around noon, sailing towards the romantic island of Symi. Upon arrival to the cozy village of Symi, you are free to roam the narrow streets and explore the authentic Greek houses; many of which are still occupied by relatives of the original builders. Indulge yourself in a bit of shopping amongst the numerous local shops, where you can find truly unique items and aqquaint yourself with the local populace. Symi is the ideal destination for the romantic type, for those who are looking for something special, such as a tranquil atmosphere, postcard-like scenery and secluded coves. We dine in our favorite local taverna in the evening.
| Day 5 Symi Island – Knidos |
Departure is early for this leg, since we will have a lengthy upwind haul. Knidos, which dates back to 700 BC, was nominated as one of the wonders of world. You can wander through most of this huge ancient city. The accompanying bay is also a lovely place to swim and views from the nearby lighthouse are fantastic!
| Day 6 Knidos – Kos Island |
Departure is early again for this leg. Kos is the most fertile island of the group and the second most touristy and popular island after cosmopolitan Rhodes. Kos is an attractive island with appealing mountainous villages, an excellent infrastructure, verdant landscape, abundant ground water and superb beaches of various sizes and colors. Rich in history, with abundant ancient ruins, as well as modern, lively towns, Kos is most enjoyable.
| Day 7 Kos – Kalymnos |
Next stop is the picturesque island of Kalymnos. Countless bays and coves cut into the island from all sides, making it a unique spot to anchor, surrounded by high cliffs. A popular place for sponge diving, residents still collect sponges daily.
| Day 8-9 Kalymnos – Nisyros Island |
For this leg, we return to the relatively safe waters of the Dodecanese, and make our first stopover at Nysiros. This small island boasts an active volcano and plenty of historical ruins to visit. We spend a total of two days here.
| Day 10 Nisyros - Tilos Island |
Departure is early for this 2nd leg, as will be the norm for the rest of the trip. Tilos is a small island that has started to develop over the past few years as a perfect destination for campers and nature lovers because of the unspoit beaches, friendly local populace and scenic walking trails.
| Day 11 Tilos – Khalki |
Next stop is the island of Khalki, here you can be close to both nature and history; this island is far off the tourist track and largely untouched by commercialism. The miniscule population is friendly and accepting, stroll through the village to get a taste of an authentic Greek village. An expansive white sandy beach is close by, a perfect place to take a relaxing dip in the sea on a hot summer afternoon.
| Day 12 Khalki – Rodos |
We return back to Rodos in order to depart from Greece.
| Day 13 Rhodes Islands - Marmaris |
After a very early start, we set sail back to Marmaris
- You will stay on board the yacht for 14 nights in a typical two week program
- Our sailing yachts have 4 cabins plus an additional skippers’ cabin..
- We take a maximum of 6 people on one yacht
- We provide bed sheets, pillow covers and a towel for each person
- The crew of each sailing yacht will make a collective shopping and share costs equally. We can provide a suggested shopping list. People can decide on whether to cook on board or enjoy local delicacies in seaside restaurants. The Skipper/Instructor is fed at the crews’ expense.
- We stop in a different bay or island for each night. Our routes are published yearly and they will be either along the Turkish coast or Greek Islands depending on the particular week(s). You can browse through our routes here:( Program )
- In the morning, an optional tour/trek will be organized by the Skipper at 8:00 AM to visit a historical site or just enjoy nature. Theory is taught after breakfast (10:00-12:00)
- In our region, the wind usually picks up at around 12:00 PM, so we depart for our next location at around noon.
- After arrival to our destination (16:00-18:00), people will have free time until dinner. You may choose to swim, rest, study or go for a nature walk.
- Dinner is held at 19:30 and continues for a few hours as we enjoy the local cuisine and indulge in conversation. After dinner you may participate in playing games (cards, chess, etc.), listening to music or just enjoying nature…
- Saturday is check-in and meeting day. Our sailing yachts are located in Netsel Marina (on C Pontoon) .You can check in anytime after 16:00 and settle on board.
- Our first briefing is held at approximately 17:00 and then we stock up on provisions. We have our first dinner together in the marina and afterwards people can explore the colorful Marmarisian night life!
- Sunday is our first day of sailing. We finish last minute shopping and start our voyage around noon.
- Our sailing tour ends Friday (1 or 2 weeks later); after 16:00. You may leave the yacht or stay one more night to enjoy Marmaris. All Yachts have to be empty by 10:00 on Saturday morning to allow for cleaning and preparation for the next group.
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