Sailing the Cyclades Islands – Best vacation ever
4 Canadian women sailed for 2 weeks with Yiannis Stassis. His expertise and knowledge made this the best vacation. I would highly recommend sailthegreekislands.
Honeymoon of the Cyclades
We decided to spend our honeymoon on a 10 day sail through the Cyclades in the beginning of September. In our 10 days we were able to see Cape Sounion, Kythnos, Ios, Santorini, Folegandros, Polyegos, Milos, Hydra, Poros, and Aegina. We had ZERO sailing experience but that didn’t stop Captain Yiannis from teaching us a few things about sailing. He tought us 4-5 different knots that came in handy when he needed us to help out and he even let us do some of the actual sailing! Captain Yiannis gave us input on what islands he thought would be best to visit but ultimately left the decision of where to go and how long to stay on each island up to us! The itinerary was very flexible and Yiannis was willing to take us to any of our desired islands even if it meant spending two days in a very busy and full to the brim Santorini. Milos was the highlight of our trip; it is the island that Yiannis comes from and is an amazing island. If you get the chance to go to Greece you MUST visit Milos. We could not have imagined a better way to see the islands of Greece; to be able to visit multiple islands in multiple days sailing through the blue of the Aegean is absolutely the way to go!
Words can not describe the wonderful experience we had with Captain Yiannis and our beautiful hostess Despina, on our bucket list of things to do and now that we have experienced sailing with Captain Yiannis we are planning our next trip with him and Despina.
We had a remarkable seven days seeing beautiful islands, wonderful beaches and the amazing colours of the sea.
A trip of a lifetime, one that will always be with us forever,
Both Captain Yiannis and Despina were absolutely amazing and accommodated to all our needs. The trip was beyond all our expectations.
Friends Forever !!
Captain Yianni is a great sailor and tour guide.
His great knowledge our sailing and all the islands was very helpful.
Was also great as he was able to take us to the best island that suited our needs.
Thank you again and see you soon.
Anchorman and the family
Family and friends
Our very first charter trip in the Greek Isles – what an awesome adventure! This was definitely a learning experience and Yiannis’ knowledge of the seas, his efficient response and availability and his excellent command of the English language were all extremely helpful in planning the trip and the related logistics, especially for a group coming from the USA. He engaged Spiro, the skipper of our second ship, and chartered two well functioning, clean and well equipped catamarans for us. The prices he found were excellent. Both of our skippers were first and foremost attentive to our safety and giving us options for our activities based on the weather and the interests of the group. They were fun and friendly and mixed well with our group – they are both well educated and speak excellent English – thank you so much and we will definitely be back next year to see a different group of islands!
Anne Sarfati recommends sailthegreekislands.com.
We had a great week in the saronic islands with captain Yiannis. He took us to some fantastic places! We got a chance to swim every day in beautiful clear water! Our favorite part was Hydra! We come home with lots of great memories !
Wow! What an adventure Captain Yiannis led us on. We swam in crystal clear waters, saw ancient ruins, beautiful classic Greek towns all with his years of expertise. We would not hesitate to set sail again with Yiannis as his years of experience shone through. Our communications prior to our sailing adventure began with many emails and Yiannis was more than happy to answer our questions and help plan our trip of just a small taste a week could provide of the. Thank you again, Captain, it was a pleasure to sail with you. :grin :grin
Thanks Yiannis for showing us the beautiful Greek islands!! You took us to some amazing locations and we swam in the most beautiful waters. Thanks again and hope we can return to see the rest of the islands one day. Ryan, Rachel, Dan, Sophia.
Saronic Islands and Argolic Gulf
We had another amazing adventure with Captain Yiannis and our lovely hostess Despina sailing throughout the Saronic Islands and Argolic Gulf.
We discovered new places together such as Gerakas and went to beautiful Islands such as Hydra, Poros, Spetses and little a little gem called Agristi where we stayed at Aponisos and had the party of a lifetime.
This was truly another great experience where we felt safe even in the rough days. Captain Yiannis who has a wealth of knowledge gave us not only a wonderful experience but also a history lesson to go with it.
We are looking forward to our next adventure with Captain Yiannis. Thank you for giving us another beautiful memory!!
Best vacation we have ever had
We had somewhat vague expectations, as we have never been on a sailing trip before and did not know how this over-scheduled family of six would fare with regard to seasickness, close and simple quarters, and a lack of firm itinerary. I can proclaim with full confidence, however, that this was precisely the vacation we never even knew we needed. Our Captain, Paris, is professional and a great gentleman, and after consulting with our frame of mind, quickly planned a suitable itinerary to launch us on the trip of a lifetime. Our hostess, Lorella, is a skilled and artistic cook, quite knowledgeable about the history and beautiful spots to visit on each island, and an interesting philosopher/humanitarian. Our four kids swam, talked, played cards and backgammon, and actually put away their phones to enjoy the incredible scenery. My husband and I have never felt so relaxed and free. No two islands were alike – each with its own personality and secrets to reveal. No two sunrises or sunsets quite the same. Our only regret was that it has taken us so long to discover. We hope to return.