Come sail and dive with us!
Exclusive deals for 2020
We’re all ready for a holiday right?!
Sailing is one of the safest holidays you can choose this year and we’ll give you better rates than ever.
Day sailing, weekends, and 7 days, with or without scuba diving – you choose!
Scroll down for our offers, locations, dates, and prices.
SAIL N DIVE IN THE SPORADES ISLANDS
When: 20 – 27 June and 5 – 12 September
What: This is our main offering and gives both divers and non-divers the opportunity to explore above and beneath the waves across Pelion, Skiathos, Skopelos, and Alonissos. Read more here.
2020 Summer discount price: Divers €750. Non-divers €500. Includes: accommodation onboard, use of the boat, skipper, fuel, water, cleaning service, dive guide, and 6 dives. Not included on this Summer’s especially discounted trips: Food, tank refills.
WEEK SAILING TRIPS AROUND GREECE
Choose a week sometime between June and October and a preferred location (see below for our likely routes) and get ready to see the beauty of Greece from a whole new angle. Learn to sail, take the helm, or just enjoy the privilege of the exclusive access to gorgeous bays that being onboard offers. Enjoy cocktails at sunset and an opportunity to make new friends or share special moments with loved ones. Nature will overwhelm you, giving you an unforgettable experience.
- € 500 for a 1 person booking
- € 900 for a 2 person booking
- € 1200 for a 3 person booking and €300 for every subsequent person
- € 2000 for a group of 6 people, which works out at € 334 per person
- The prices include: accommodation on board, use of the boat, skipper, fuel, cleaning service. Not included: Food & drink.
- If you want to bring children please discuss this with us first so we can ensure their safety on board.
This is an excellent way to see if sailing is for you before going on a longer trip. We will be running day sailing from either Thessaloniki or Ormos Panagias (indicated in yellow on the map below.) Trips start at 11.00 and end with the sunset around 20:00 and include basic sailing instruction for those who want it, a stop for a swim, drinks, and snacks. We will also stop for a taverna lunch, which isn’t included in the price, or you can bring your own lunch if you prefer.
- € 35 for a 1 person booking
- € 60 for a 2 person booking
- € 80 for a 3 person booking and €20 for every subsequent person
- € 200 for exclusively your group, of up to 8 people
A perfect getaway and a longer chance to get some sailing skills if you want to, or just relax and take in the beautiful Halkidiki coastline (the red line on the map below is a typical example of what we can cover in a weekend) , swim in exclusive bays, as we explore one of the two peninsulas and a trip over to the Mount Athos peninsula if you so wish! You will sleep on board, which means great sunsets and waking up to fresh mornings at sea. A perfect option for families with children.
- € 130 for a 1 person booking
- € 220 for a 2 person booking
- € 320 for a 3 person booking and €100 for every subsequent person
- € 600 for exclusively your group, of up to 6 people
Are 2 days too short and a week too long? If our schedule is clear for the dates you want we will customise a trip just for you and your group. Sailing trips are a great way to celebrate a birthday or bachelor(ette) party, with an exclusive itinerary, beautiful bays and privacy on the boat. Or perhaps you’re a group of divers who want to explore a particular stretch of diving spots. Just hit the button below and get in touch!
WHERE YOU CAN SAIL
The boat will be based mostly in Central and Northern Greece. If there is enough interest we can venture south to the Saronic Gulf (near Athens) and the North-Eastern Peloponnese. The route shown in the Cyclades is only a suggested route, one which would need 10 days at least. During July and August the Meltemi wind blows powerfully through the Cyclades during periods of the day, so sailing here during those months is for those who welcome the elements.
It may be possible to sail the calmer Ionian Sea as well as a route around Western Crete, feel free to ask and we can discuss it. If there is enough interest we will definitely consider it.
With the boat based in Northern and Central Greece we expect that most of our day and weekend sailing to take place around the beautiful Halkidiki and Sporades coastlines.
Your safety and happiness are our priorities, in that order. That means that we will not set out in weather unsuitable for everyone on board, ever. Once you decide to come we will invest a lot of time arranging details with you carefully, making sure the make up of the crew suits all members and planning the exact route with you.
Sailing around Greece is magical and our heart’s desire is that you enjoy it as much as possible.
ABOUT THE BOAT
All the photos on this page and on our site are from the boat you’ll be sailing on – “Erato II”. Erato II is a tried and tested Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 44ft with a licence for up to 10 people on board, although we will usually have a maximum of 8 people – 2 crew and 6 passengers. As you can see from the video she sails beautifully. We’ve taken her up to 8.5 knots under sail and her engine can easily manage the same. Below are other details you may be interested in:
- Jeanneau 44 Sun Odyssey (1991)
- Year of construction: 1991
- Last renovation: 2017
- 4 cabins, 2 WC
- Motor Perkins Prima 50 HP
- Life raft for 10 persons (2012)
- Bow Thruster (2008)
- Fully battened Mainsail (2014)
- Lazy Jack (2014)
- Furling Genoa (2014)
- 1 electric 2-speed Lewmar winch
- 3 manual winches, all self-tailing
- Auto pilot SIMRAD ROBERTSON inboard
- VHF SIMRAD DSC +EPIRB
- GPS PLOTER SIMRAD
- Pioneer radio – CD player
- 2 USB charging points
- Spray Hood & Bimini Top
- Safety and galley equipment for 12 persons
- Diesel Tank 220 liters
- 4 water tanks 520 liters total
- Hot water boiler 41 liters (from engine and 220 V)
- Socket 220 V with ca. 40 m cable
OUR PRICES EXPLAINED
In these uncertain times, most of us are weighing up what we can afford to pay for a holiday. Sailing and scuba diving have never been cheap. However, because of this year’s unprecedented pandemic and the expected knock to tourism, Erota II’s owner made us a great deal, one that we feel we can pass onto you. We want to sail and dive as much as we can because we love it, and we want to give you the opportunity to have as affordable a holiday as possible while covering our costs. If you have any questions please feel free to ask us.
OUR CORONAVIRUS POLICY
We are monitoring the Greek government’s requirements and advice seriously regarding sailing and diving and have prepared our trips accordingly. Please read our news article which will answer many of your queries and concerns and/or contact us directly.