Explore the islands of the Cyclades and experience life at sea

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Explore the islands of the Cyclades and experience life at sea


Become a crew member on a participative cruise. Discover the Cyclades by sailing from island to island for 8 days aboard a sailboat. Take part in life on board as a crew member would, without having any sailing skills or a boat licence. You'll assist your skipper with manoeuvres, navigation and day-to-day tasks. This cruise is an excellent blend of relaxation and education!

Cruise Highlights

  • Stroll through the villages of white houses
  • Take part in sailing manoeuvres
  • Helm the yachts during navigation
5 5.0 · 4 reviews

Your Boat

  • Gib Sea 126
  • 4 total cabins
  • 8 people max
  • 1 crew members

Climb aboard a Gib Sea 126, 13 metres long and 4 metres wide. This high-performance monohull is perfect for combining relaxation and sailing. It's ideal for those who want to learn how to sail. This model will make you feel at ease on the Aegean Sea, as it is perfectly suited to Greek weather conditions. You'll have a great time on this spacious yacht, with its 2 saloon areas and fully equipped galley.

  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Hot water
  • Radio CD
  • Motor dinghy
  • Deck shower
Layout

The owner reserves the right to replace with a different boat model of the same quality and performance

Your Cabin

This yacht can accommodate up to 8 people in its 4 double cabins (2 with double beds and 2 with bunk beds). You will have access to a shower room and 2 toilets to be shared with all passengers.

Itinerary of your cruise

Your skipper has put together the perfect itinerary for you to discover the Cyclades. You'll visit some of the most famous islands and some of the little-known and unspoilt islands. You'll enjoy the scenery as you sail for around 5 hours a day, stopping off at some of the most marvellous sites in the Aegean Sea!

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DAY 1: Paros (Parikia port)
Your skipper will be waiting for you at 6 pm at the main port of Parikia, on the island of Paros. After dropping off your belongings, it's time to go shopping. You'll have dinner at the taverna in the evening, giving you a chance to get to know your skipper and the other crew members. Night on board.

DAY 2: Paros - Glaropounda - Folegandros
Head south to the island of Glaropounda. You'll pass through crystal-clear waters between the islands of Paros and Antiparos. You'll arrive at lunchtime and can take advantage of the opportunity to swim in this pretty bay. Sail on to Folegandros in the late afternoon. Set off to visit Chora, one of the most beautiful villages in the Cyclades. Entirely pedestrianised, you can stroll through the narrow streets peacefully. Dinner at a taverna.

DAY 3: Folegandros- Santorini
In the morning, you'll set sail for Santorini, the famous Greek island renowned for its white houses and sunset. You'll sail into the pretty bay of Caldeira, offering impressive views of the colourful cliffs. It's the perfect time to try your hand at the helm in this idyllic setting. You'll also have the chance to sail past the pretty village of Oia and the island of Thirasía.

DAY 4: Santorini - Ios - Iraklia
Morning departure towards the south of the island of Ios to anchor in Manganari Bay and have lunch. You head north again to stop off on the island of Iraklia, in the picturesque port of Saint-Georges. This is a good time to help the skipper and see how a full tank of fuel works. This small island with little traffic gives you a chance to wander around and enjoy the sights in peace and quiet. Dinner at a taverna.

DAY 5: Iraklia - Antikeri - Amorgos
Today, you will sail in the small Cyclades between Schinousa, Katokoufonisi, Keros and Antikeri. You will stop in Antikeri for lunch and enjoy a relaxing swim. The boat then heads back to Katapola, the main port of Amorgos. Take a stroll through this pretty harbour village. If you climb a little higher up the hill, you'll be able to enjoy a stunning view. In the evening, you will dine in a fish taverna on the water's edge. Night at anchor.

DAY 6: Amorgos - Koufonissia
Staying on Amorgos, you'll start the day with a little tidying up on the boat. We suggest you visit the fabulous monastery of Panagia Chozoviotissa, perched on a cliffside with a spectacular view over the Aegean Sea. You will then take a stroll through the charming village of Chora, looking at some of the locations where "The Big Blue Bus" was filmed. After lunch, you will set sail again for the island of Koufonissia, where you will moor in the large protected bay of Pori. This uninhabited island is full of natural pools and rock cavities. Dinner on board.

DAY 7: Koufonissia - Antiparos Bay
Your cruise continues with a beautiful day's sailing to the south of Naxos, the largest of the Cyclades islands. You drop anchor in the deep bay between Antiparos and Despotiko. Here you can take a dip in the Aegean Sea. Your last supper will be a barbecue on the beach where you can spend the evening under the starry sky.

DAY 8: Antiparos Bay - Paros (Parikia port)
Depart early to sail up the coast of Paros. You disembark after breakfast at around 10 am.

Please note:

  • The programme presented above is a suggestion and is given for information only.
  • The itinerary will be discussed with the skipper according to your wishes and the weather conditions for the comfort and safety of the crew.
  • This cruise is also available out of season between 12 November and 02 April (subject to availability). Please contact us for more information.


Paros  Glaropounda  Folegandros  Caldeira Bay  Ios  Iraklia  Amorgos  Koufonissia  Antiparos Bay  Paros

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For more information, please contact your advisor or consult our FAQs at the bottom of the page.

The itinerary may be changed without prior notice due to technical or weather conditions.
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Shared double cabin
Price per person incl. VAT
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Price includes

  • Accommodation on the yacht in a shared double cabin
  • Full board
  • Bedding
  • Services of the skipper (English or French speaking)
  • Onboard insurance
  • Guaranteed departure

Price does not include

  • Flights
  • Transfers between the airport and the boat
  • Compulsory cash box*: 420€/person or 300€ for children aged between 7 and 12 (to be paid in cash when boarding)**
  • Gratuities (approx. €30/person)
  • Bar refreshments
  • Visits to sites and museums
  • Personal expenses
  • *On-board cash includes meals, port charges, water and petrol, and end-of-cruise cleaning.

Our customers' reviews of this boat

5,0 · 4 reviews

  • 5

    Les Cyclades actives!

    Première visite de la Grèce et première expérience de la voile ! On ne pouvait pas mieux tomber que sur Raphaël qui a fait de notre voyage une aventure hors du commun ! Éprouver de vraies sensations de navigation en profitant de ses conseils pour découvrir Les Cyclades en dehors des sentiers battus avec en prime sa bonne humeur naturelle ! Nous recommandons plus que vivement cette croisière active ! Nous pensons très sérieusement à renouveler l’expérience et, nous l’espérons, entre les mains expertes de Raphaël ! Un grand merci !!

  • 5

    Les petites Cyclades

    On en garde que des bons souvenirs.

  • 5

  • 5

Frequently asked questions

  • Is everyone on board English-speaking?

    Please note that this cruise is not exclusive to English travelers. It is quite common to meet people of various nationalities on board as we offer cruises to international clientele - encouraging curious and enriching exchanges for both passengers and crew.
    Crew members are multilingual and qualified to offer multilingual service.
  • What's life like on board?

    Some information and recommendations to make your stay more enjoyable:
    You are now a full member of the crew. We hope that you will enjoy participating in the sailing, navigation and daily chores and keep the yacht tidy and clean during your stay for everyone's benefit and your safety.
    Certain tasks are necessary during the stopover: shopping, filling up with water or fuel, ice, emptying the bins or doing a bit of cleaning and tidying up on board. They aren't huge tasks, and if everyone pitches in, it will give everyone more time to visit the port of call...
    Daily chores are done together. No sailing skills are required. You can help manoeuvre the boat under the skipper's responsibility.
  • What do I need to bring on my trip?

    In a soft bag :
    > Lightweight clothing that protects the skin from sunburn
    > Sunglasses
    > A hat that fits over your head
    > Sun cream
    >Sports shoes and white-soled shoes for the boat, of course
    > Towels (beach and shower)
    > Jumpers and oilskins (despite the sun, you need to protect yourself from the wind and sea spray)
    > A duvet (if you're chilly and depending on the season).
    You don't need: Sheets, blankets or pillows.
    We generally have diving equipment on board: masks, flippers and snorkels.
    but we advise you to bring your own mask and snorkel...

    If you already have a sailing licence or if you are a trainee, we offer you the opportunity to
    to add to your experience and acquire the nautical miles you need for your training.
    If you are undergoing treatment, don't forget your personal medication, as it will be difficult to find the equivalent without a prescription.
    No special vaccinations are required. Mosquito repellent may be useful when you go ashore in the evening.
  • How are my meals organised on board the boat?

    You will enjoy full board during your cruise, including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Soft drinks and alcohol are not included. Please check the terms and conditions of your quote. Upon request, your consultant can provide you with the menu on board. They are often prepared with fresh and local products. Please inform us as soon as possible if you are allergic to certain foods or have a special diet.
  • How are my transfers between the airport and the boat organised?

    Transfers are not included in this service. However, it can be arranged by your GlobeSailor consultant and the base manager by taxi or minibus. Payment for this service is usually made to GlobeSailor at the time of payment of the balance or directly on-site in cash. Do not forget to inform your consultant of your arrival time.
  • Can I book my flights or a stay in addition to my cruise?

    YES! Our travel agency offers to all our clients who embark on a cruise to book their flights or accommodations. Our tailor-made offers are adapted to your needs and budget.

    We have created two offers 100% customizable:
    - Serenity Service: Booking of your air tickets
    - Extension Service: Booking of your accommodation (hotel, gite, villa...) and/or complementary activities (excursions, guided tours, car rental...) to enjoy the wealth of the heritage.

    Our consultants, specialists in the destination, will send you their best vacation proposals.
  • What payments do I need to make to confirm my booking?

    To confirm your booking, you need to inform your GlobeSailor consultant who will hold an option for you until your deposit is received. The booking will only be considered definite once your deposit has been received (by bank transfer, Paypal or credit card), of between 30% and 50% of the total cost of the booking. A 100% deposit will be required for all bookings made within one month of departure. The balance must be paid at the latest 45 days before the date of embarkation.
  • What happens in the event of a cancellation?

    In the event of a cancellation, you must notify your GlobeSailor consultant as soon as possible. Whatever the cause, the following cancellation fees will be due: up to 90 days before departure: 30% /// from 89 to 60 days: 50% /// from 59 to 30 days: 75% /// from 29 days to departure: 100% of your booking.
    We advise our clients to subscribe to a cancellation insurance with Ouest Assurance : http://www.ouest-assurances.fr