Tips For Sailing The Greek Islands By Local Greek Yacht Captain Maksakis

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Most requests for yacht cruises in the Greek islands (private cruise or cabin cruises with crew), are for Mykonos and Santorini…
I sail in greece since 30 years and I live in the center of Cyclades (Syros island, in front of Mykonos).

My advice is to sail the Cyclades in May, June or October, and to avoid them in July and August because of the frequent strong wind “Meltemi” able to  spoil the best vacation.

That’s why our 75 gross tonnage yacht IRINA is sailing in the Ionian islands in July and August (Ithaca, island of Odysseus, Kephalonia, Skorpios, island of Onassis) with one very nice sea in this period :
And that’s why our beautiful yacht ANATOLIE is sailing in the Sporades in July and August (the green islands of the movie “Mamma mia” with Meryl Streep).
In this picture the 70 feet ANATOLIE on anchor, close to “Mamma mia” church :

We do believe that giving the right advises is the best way to avoid problems and keep clients long time (some of them come 3 times on the 3 different areas we offer). We need to ensure the happiness of our customers (and that’s a great job :-).  Example : why to send people on one catamaran leaving from Athens in July and August ? They will have 2 choices : the Cyclades with big problems in case of Meltemi, or the Saronic islands with no chance to find place with a catamaran in their small harbors (except in Poros if lucky).
Greece is not Seychelles or Caribbean !
We offer Cyclades cruises in May, June, September and October. Believe me, living in Cyclades, if we send our yachts to other very nice areas in July and August, is because there is serious reasons.


For any request of private cruises, ask us a quotation as we can do often good promotions, and we will send you the PDF brochures of our yachts.
For cabin cruises (shared yacht, honeymoon “Master” cabin), you will find your agency conditions on the second price table of this page :

Hope to have a good cooperation with you, with happy travellers !

Best regards,

Capt. Alexandre J. MATSAKIS (public site with more details)
Tel : +30 69 78 19 66 67 – Skype : alexandrematsakis


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