Luggage: If possible, we recommend using small or easily collapsible luggage. Carry-on bags or duffel bags are ideal. It will save a lot of space if your bag can be tucked away in your cabin. Large bags are certainly still allowed, however they may take up extra space in your cabin. The yachts do have extra storage areas, but there may not be enough space to accomodate a high number of large, hard luggage.
Clothing: In addition to what you’d typically pack for a vacation, we recommend our guests bring a long sleeve shirt, sweatshirt or sweater. Even during warm months, the winds can make it feel cooler while you’re at sea.
Passport: This might be obvious, but it can’t hurt to double and triple check that you packed your passport and that it hasn’t expired. Please note that for travel to Greece your Passport expiry date must be later than 3 months from the date of your arrival in Greece.
Sunscreen: You will need sunscreen in Greece. If you don’t want to bring it, you’ll certainly be able to find some in the supermarkets in Athens or on the islands.
Towels: Bath and beach towels are included on every trip, but some guests prefer to bring their own beach towels for lounging on the yacht.
Medicine: You may not need it, but it’s always a good idea to pack some Dramamine in case the seas are rough. Many standard items (e.g., OTC pain medicine) can be purchased in Athens or on the islands.
Scooter/ATV rental: Recent changes to Greek law require an international license when renting scooters and ATVs. To get an international license, you’ll need to visit a AAA office and pay a $20 fee. You can read more here.
Transportation and Athens Tours: Greek Seas has partnered with a fantastic company, Hellenic Explorer, that offers transportation between the airport and the marina. They also offer a variety of tours of historic and notable sites in Athens and the surrounding area. They also provide a discount for Greek Seas customers. If you’re interested in inquiring about transportation or a tour you can visit: https://www.hellenicexplorer.com/booking-request. Just mention you’re sailing with Greek Seas and they’ll know the marina to take you to as well as include the discount.
Additional Notes on current COVID policies:
Entry Requirements: Currently, all travelers to Greece must fill out a PLF form the day before entering the country. Only one form needs to be filled out per family. You can find the form and more information here: https://travel.gov.gr/. If you have any questions about the form please check the FAQ as we don’t have any additional information except what is publicly available.
COVID Test: As of now, many countries require a negative COVID test before boarding your flight back home from Greece. The CDC site says: “Passengers must be tested with a viral test that could be either an antigen test or a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT).” Thankfully you can obtain a rapid antigen test at this testing center near Zea marina when you return on Friday. You will receive results in less than an hour. You should be able to make an appointment ahead of time as well, but the captain should also be able to assist you if needed.