What is Half Board?

If your trip includes a Hostess, they can take care of getting the groceries throughout your entire trip. When your trip includes ‘half board’ that means it includes everything needed for the hostess to prepare breakfast and lunch every day. it also includes assorted beverages. We’ll work with you before your trip to make sure…

How much should we budget for food and drinks while in Greece?

Provisions for breakfast, lunch and snacks, and non-alcoholic drinks  for the week will generally cost less than €150-200 per person.   Beer and greek wine are also very affordable. Dinners can vary depending on the islands.   A fantastic, multi-course dinner with house wine on a typical island can be €15-30 per person.  On internationally…

Should I tip at restaurants?

At restaurants tipping is not required and most often people just round up (so if the bill is €19 you pay €20). Generally 10-15% is plenty. At some of the smaller family owned restaurants on the islands it can be nice to give a larger tip if they provide complimentary food and drinks (you’ll find…

What do we do for lunch?

If you hire a hostess they will prepare lunch each afternoon. For skippered-only charters you will typically be sailing during the afternoon, so you’ll be able to enjoy lunch aboard the yacht while anchored in a beautiful cove.  The skipper will anchor for an hour or so and give you time to go to go…

What should I buy at the supermarket?

If you would like to skip the trip to the supermarket ask your Greek Seas representative about including a starter pack. If you do go to the supermarket you’ll just need to pick up enough items to get you started for the week.  The islands have very nice markets that are also more affordable. Here…

When is breakfast?

You’ll have time while in port in the morning to either cook some breakfast on the boat or walk to a local bakery on the island for breakfast. It’s a good idea to ask the captain what time you will be departing the next morning. Generally it will be between 10am-12pm depending on the length…

Where should I eat dinner?

In Greece, dinners are a very important event for family and friends to get together. Dinners generally last many hours and include many courses of fresh Mediterranean dishes, usually accompanied by carafes of wine. Every island has unique local specialty dishes, which your captain will be happy to explain to you. We highly recommend consulting…

Do you have any restaurant/cafe recommendations for Athens?

Our captains (who all live in/near Athens) have put together this list of their favorite restaurants, coffee places and street food in Athens.  The list includes a range of price points, tastes and flavors.  The comments below are personal descriptions from our captains. Good seafood restaurants are difficult to find in the center of Athens…