I want to go sailing in the Aegean again, but perhaps not in a flotilla. I am looking for a berth rental.

Farout cruises, use a Turkish gulet but have at least one trip which starts and ends in Rhodes and only visits Greek Islands, they claim to do single tickets. Their Turkish trips may require an e-visa. See this map, for accommodation planning, and this map to plan the journey from Dalaman airport to Fethiye. See this site for other travel tips in Turkey, including a page on communications and a page on electricity.

On Turkiye and Farout, a visa was not required for a holiday for UK citizens at the time I travelled. Turkiye is not part of BT’s “Roam at Will”; I was saved by my expenditure cap, might be best to get an eSIM next time especially as the phone will hold two sims. Turkey Travel Planner also comments.

I travelled in the yacht Esmeralda, captained/owned? by Yaçir.

It was a fab holiday, and I will do it again.

Or blue cruise, their cabin charter page about £850 + 70% p.w. = £1,445 probably + flight but the Ada Deniz looks cool.

Or https://www.medsailholidays.com/athens-cabin-itinerary/ from & to Athens

Or https://www.yachtgetaways.com/summer-2024 destinations in Croatia or Greece, (Paros, Lefkas or Corfu), definitely do book a cabin but expensive. I misread the currency, they quote in Euros, but don’t mention a single berth uplift. €1632 pp, but I assume based on full rooms and they are all doubles.

See https://www.goolets.net/blog/7-amazing-facts-about-turkey-gulets

Sunsail aren‘t doing this in the Mediterranean for 2024.


https://www.prometheus-sailing.co.uk/sailing-school/ have taken over Sunsail’s training solutions and have a 3 day refresher course, not sure about the Ionian prep courses they used to do.

Next trip

On the trip to Turkey with Farout Cruises, I found this, a trip from Santorini to Zaynthios, by boat, although it’s by bus from Athens to Lefkas and thus avoids the Corinth Canal which would be the point of it, and ferry from Santorini to Athens. It’s also 18-39. I should ring them to see if they plan an older fogies trip, and if I could travel from Athens to Lefkas by boat.

There are several Google hits suggesting it’s possible. There are two trips advertised, from the Saronic Gulf i.e. the Athens side, from Enjoy tours Greece and Corinth canal cruises; these are there and back again trips. I wonder if I can put something together myself. Tripadvisor have advice on the Corinth Canal

Adventure Life

Adventure Life offer a cruise on a super yacht, see their Ionian odyssey cruise page from Piraeus to Corfu and Ithica and back.

They also offer a trip called, from  Antiquity to Byzantium, where the main attraction maybe the boat which is, the Galileo, a three mast sailing ship.

The Galileo also does a journey called Jewels of the Cyclades.

See also

I also on my Greece page on this wiki, documented Island Sailing who don’t seem to offer a berth only and also Getting back to sea which offers some mile builder trips.

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  1. I am looking at the end of April/early May. Expedia can get me there from LGW with a 7:30 take off. NB Turkey is three hours ahead today, I need to check what its time management rules are. I’d need to be at Gatwick by 5:30; Uber is ridiculous at that time in the morning so bus and train it is, but I have done it before. I have written a journey into my calendar.

    Turkey currently observes Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) all year. Eastern European Summer Time is 3 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time and so in April, until September, Turkey is two hours ahead.

    I plan to go out the day before since they start at 09:00, I have an Expedia trip saved.

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