Currently, Greece has no known risk of Zika from mosquitos according to the CDC
The number one priority of your experienced and knowledgeable Greek captain is to ensure your safety while sailing the Greek islands, so it is very important to listen to them and understand that any route decisions are based on this principal.
Their second priority is to help you have the best possible vacation. We find that clients who interact with their skipper while on charter have the best overall experience. Don’t hesitate to ask questions if would like to learn more about sailing, history, or various activities on Greek islands. We recommend inviting them out to dinner on one of your first few evenings. It’s a great way to get to know them better and they’ll likely know the best local menu items on each island.
Since you’ll be sailing on a boat, seasickness is always a possibility, however we have found that passengers tend to get seasick on smaller charters less often than cruise ships. This is because you’ll spend most of your sailing time outside and you’ll always be within site of land. A vast majority of clients have no issues at all and even clients who are very sensitive to motion sickness adjust after a day or so at sea. We recommend bringing an over-the-counter medication such as Dramamine if you are prone to motion sickness.
-If you are worried about seasickness, we highly recommend the Saronic route. This route features shorter sail times and calmer seas than the Cyclades (if Athens is your base).
-If you do need to go into your cabin during sailing, we recommend a quick trip or laying down for a nap is always nice.
-While you’re anchored or docked for the night there will be very little rocking or movement of the boat.
Of course! We always like to like to mention that the captain must be on hand to supervise and all final decisions are made by the captain.
Greek Seas does not offer bareboat charters. When charter sailing in Greece we highly recommend sailing with a Greek skipper because of their experience on the Aegean Sea (which can be very unpredictable) as well as their invaluable knowledge of the islands.
Greek Seas offers you the choice of two different sailing vessels, both of which are very popular in the Greek Islands. Here is a helpful guide which explains some of the basic differences for the travelers who are new to sailing: Catamaran Vs. Monohull
The cabins on sailing yachts are meant to be a nice, cozy place for napping and sleeping. So there isn’t much space for standing or walking around. On most yachts, the standard bed size is equal to a Queen sized bed. Each cabin has windows (deck hatches), which work as skylights as well as a way to and let in sun and a nice cross breeze.
There is space for storing clothing and other personal items, however storage space in the cabins and yacht in general is limited, so remember to follow our packing guidelines and try to bring soft luggage.
There are no hair dryers available on the yacht. Standard hair dryers will only work on board when the yacht is plugged into shore power (which isn’t available at all ports) because the large amount of wattage they use (max wattage is 350 Watts on yachts with inverters) .
However, if you are looking for something beyond traditional Mediterranean air drying, there are a few options:
- You can use the hair dryer in one of the restrooms near the port if you have the correct European adapter.
- You can also purchase and bring an inexpensive camping-style hair dryer for under $20, like this one. But these tend to not work very well.
You can read more about power outlets on the yachts here.
Greek Seas Charter Sailing Season Chart
The charter sailing season in Greece begins in early March and ends the first week in November. The prices for charters are variable depending on the month you sail. Prices are 30-40% lower in the low season (early and late). Prices peak in August which is considered high season.
Blue signifies a lower relative price
Red signifies a higher relative price
The yachts will at least have a basic coffee maker. It is essentially a filter that you fill with grounds and pour hot water over (there is a kettle on board).