She is ideal for those who want to enjoy an unforgettable sailing experience in the Mediterranean, without any compromise both to comfort or performance and with the knowledge that the level of service, privacy and security offered will be of the highest of standards. Her excellent crew of 4 onboard are always ready to take care of your every need. Enjoy the freedom to choose where you want to go and when. The Captain will be there to help you with his proffessional knowledge to design the ideal itinerary, allowing you to spend pleasantly the most of your time on board as well as exploring the various islands you wish to visit.
A suggested typical day:
Yacht will depart around eight o'clock in the morning. Breakfast is prepared by the chef and served en-route. A stop is made around lunchtime for swimming in a bay, with lunch being prepared by the yacht's chef and served onboard. Then on the way again, arriving early evening in a port (part of your itinerary) for the night. Showers, party clothes on and off you go exploring the nooks and crannies of the island, followed by dinner in some beautiful traditional Greek taverna, of which there are so many to choose from. And if you so wish, after dinner, carry on exploring and enjoying the Greek night life, which can very often continue until the sun is ready to rise again on the new day!!
The accommodation offered is exceptionally spacious with six air-conditioned passenger cabins, all with en suite facilities. There is excellent open air space from the forward cushioned area for sunbathing to the aft deck for shade and alfresco dining. The comfortable air-conditioned saloon, equipped with TV, video, stereo and bar area. There is a boat, water skiing, snorkeling equipment, canoe and windsurfer.
Erato can be chartered by families or groups of friends of up to 12 persons. charter is the freedom to choose where you want to go and when. We will discuss with you the ideal itinerary, which allows you to make the most of your time on board as well as exploring the various Greek Islands you wish to visit.
1st day: Athens / Cape Sounion- Sifnos
Transfer from your Athens Hotel at 12.00 and drive to the port of Lavrion – .Embarkation at 13: 000 at Lavrio/Cape Sounion. Welcome drink. Departure at 15:00. Swimming stop. Dinner onboard. Arrival at Sifnos
2nd Day: Sifnos - Ios
Breakfast & early sail to Ios. On the way swimming stop & lunch onboard. Arrival at Ios (the island of Homer) at about 18:30
3rd Day: Ios -Santorini
Breakfast at 9:00. Departure for Santorini, one of the highlights of the cruise. Swimming stop. Proceed the Fira port at 13:00. Take the cable car to the town of Fira. Optional excursion. Enjoy spectacular views. Dinner aboard. overnight at Santorini. The environment of this island is totally different from any of the other Cycladic islands. Often referred to as the "Prehistoric Pompeii of the Aegean" due to the geological changes which transformed this island. A volcanic explosion which took place 3500 years ago is believed to have been responsible for the annihilation of the Minoan civilization in Crete, which lies 70 miles southwards. It is also believed that Santorini or Thira as the locals call it, is part of the legendary lost continent of Atlantis which disappeared when the volcano erupted. Whatever might be believed, Santorini is a minefield of archaeological interest featuring ancient Thira and Akrotiri with remains of its Minoan town. The island is renowned for itsunique views and colorful sunsets.
4th day: Santorini – Antiparos- Paros
Morning sail to Paros, one of the most beautiful island of the Cyclades. Swimming stop at Antiparos.Lunch. Arrival at18:30 to Paros (Paroikia or Naousa). Paros has in recent years developed into a modern tourist centre and is one of the few Cycladic islands filled with gently undulating hills which contain the famous Parian marble - the marble with which the Acropolis was built. The picturesque approach to the island is via the town of Parikia, the main port and capital of the island, built on the site of the ancient city. A ruined Venetian castle situated in the present market place, adds to the colour of Parikia, with its narrow cobble-paved streets, white-washed houses decorated with pots of colorful geraniums and fragrant basil. One of the most impressive and respected shrines of Byzantine architecture can be found in the form of the Holy Church of Ekatondapiliani, or roughly translated means the church of 100 doors.
5th Day: Paros - Naxos
Morning leisure in Paros.Sail for Naxos. Swimming stop & lunch. Arrival At Naxos Port .Visit. Overnight. This island known as the island of the "Virgin Mary", is unique for its 800 odd dovecotes artistically designed and built, and scattered over the entire island. Every year on the 15th August thousands of pilgrims from all over Greece gather to honor the Virgin Mary and Her icon which is said to have miraculous properties. However Tinos also has a tradition of being the home of many sculptors and craftsmen. A fine arts school operating on the island is well worth a visit for those interested in fine works of art.
6th day: Naxos - Myconos
Sail after breakfast for Myconos - the most cosmopolitan island with dazzling white houses, excellent shopping & entertainments. Enjoyspectacular sunset & Greek dancing. Swimming stop & lunch. Proceeding Myconos Marina at 18:30 Overnight. Although barren and full of windmills, Mykonos is one of the most cosmopolitan of the Greek islands, attracting world renowned socialites, intellectuals and artists. From its harbor, full of small fishing boats bobbing side-by-side with luxurious yachts, one can walk through narrow white-washed alleys, see dazzling white cubed-shaped houses with brightly painted wooden doors and windows, plus a myriad of tiny blue-domed churches. Famous for its zany nightlife, Mykonos has also much to offer those searching for the cultural history of the island. The church of PARAPORTIANI is considered to be an architectural masterpiece. The archaeological museum exhibits some very interesting finds, most of which were excavated from the "necropolis" or dead city on the little islet of RINEIA.
7th Day: Myconos / Delos / Tinos
Departure after breakfast to Delos - the sacred island of Apollo. Delos, the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. On a guided tour, you’ll visit the archaeological ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, unearthed here in the 19th century. Delos is a true open-air museum with many ancient monuments and buildings that are remarkably intact. Except from the guards and the guides the island is not inhabited. Swim & lunch.
Proceed to Tinos –the Holy Island . Visit. Overnight. This island known as the island of the "Virgin Mary", is unique for its 800 odd dovecotes artistically designed and built, and scattered over the entire island. Every year on the 15th August thousands of pilgrims from all over Greece gather to honor the Virgin Mary and Her icon which is said to have miraculous properties. However Tinos also has a tradition of being the home of many sculptors and craftsmen. A fine arts school operating on the island is well worth a visit for those interested in fine works of art.
8th Day: Tinos - Lavrion Early sail to Lavrion. Breakfast. Disembarkation around 10.00. Transfer back to Athens.
Motor Sailer, Bodrum Built
LOA: 27.5 mts
HULL MATERIAL:Teak and Mahogany
ENGINES: Twin SCANIA 360hp each
GENERATORS:2x Onan 75kw
CONSUMPTION:100 ltrs/hr + gens
SPEED:10 - 12 knots
CABINS: 6 – GUESTS:15
Accommodation:Exceptionally spacious to accommodate
15 (fifteen) guests in 6 (six) cabins, and an ample saloon area with full air-conditioning.
All cabins are also fully air-conditioned, they all have double beds, and 4 cabins have a
single bed as well. Each cabin has a private en-suite shower room with sink and flush
toilet and 220 Volt electricity. The crew enjoy separate quarters with their own shower
and toilet facilities.
Horizon rib boat 3.90m, canoes, snorkeling & fishing gear, CD/cassette,
stereo system, TV, DVD, video, Wi-Fi, Satellite TV. JET SKI upon request.
Rate per person
Yacht Charter in Greece
If you wish to have a licensed archaeological English-speaking guide/escort for 7 days, the extra cost is Euro 150 per person extra
Upon request you may embark/disembark in Piraeus.
Preferable charter date is Friday/Friday.