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Kalamata – Peloponnese | Luxury Sailing week in Southern Greece

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Duration

8 Days | 7 nights

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

8 people

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Overview

The Peloponnese has way more to offer than pristine beaches, crystal clear waters and amazing sailing experiences. It is the cradle of over ten millennia of rich history, boasts extreme geographical diversity,abundant marine wildlife and features the very best of traditional southern Greek architecture and Mediterranean cuisine. This sailing week... More
The Peloponnese has way more to offer than pristine beaches, crystal clear waters and amazing sailing experiences.
It is the cradle of over ten millennia of rich history, boasts extreme geographical diversity,abundant marine wildlife and features the very best of traditional southern Greek architecture and Mediterranean cuisine.
This sailing week goes far beyond mere sailing, to off the beaten track places, giving you a chance to explore way beyond each marina, as well as immerse in local culture, savor the local flavors and learn a thing or two about the history of this immensely beautiful part of the world.
And did we mention that it provides you with the opportunity to actively engage yourself in sailing,whether you have done it before or not. The Peloponnese, with its clear deep blue waters, is the ideal place to get acquainted with the basics of sailing and our skippers are always happy to literally show you the ropes!

Unforgetable experience for for 8 days / 7 nights.

Retail price per week, per group of up to 8 guests for the period of 1st May – 23rd October  2021.

All itineraries are on a Saturday to Saturday basis.

Low Period: 13.900 € total price for 8 persons for 8 days.
May 1st – May 8th
May 8th – May 15th
May 15th – May 23rd
May 23rd – May 29th
Oct 2nd – Oct 9th
Oct 9th – Oct 16th
Oct 16th – Oct 23rd
Oct 23rd – Oct 30th

High Period : 16.300 € total price for 8 persons for 8 days.
May 29th – June 5th
June 5th – June 12th
June 12th – June 19th
June 19th – June 26th
June 26th – July 3rd
Sept 4th – Sept 11th
Sept 11th – Sept 18th Booked allready
Sept 18th – Sept 25th
Sept 25th – Oct 2nd

Peak Period: 17.800 € total price for 8 persons for 8 days.
July 3rd – July 10th
July 10th – July 17th
July 17th – July 24th
July 24th – July 31st
July 31st – Aug 7th
Aug 7th – Aug 14th
Aug 14th – Aug 21nd Booked allready
Aug 21st – Aug 28th Booked allready
Aug 28th – Sept 4th Booked allready

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Immerse in the rich culture, delicious cuisine and millennia spanning history of Athens.
  • Explore over a dozen different beautiful sailing destinations.
  • Hike to the lighthouse of the southernmost tip of Europe in Cape Tainaron (Cape Matapan).
  • Enjoy the laid back atmosphere on the quiet fishing village of Limeni.
  • Have a guided boat tour of the water filled caverns at the Caves of Diros.
  • Taste world famous olives, in the coastal town of Kalamata.
  • Savor amazing seafood right on the water in the tiny bay of Porto Kayo.
  • Swim in turquoise waters at the tiny island of Elafonisos.
  • Paddleboard in remote bays along the stone tower dotted Mani peninsula.

Itinerary

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Summary - Program :
Summary - Program :

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Starting Point: Athens
Finishing Point: Athens
Group Size: up to 8 persons
Ages: 3 years and older (we can adjust the program for families with young children)

This catamar charter and tour is available 1st May 2021 till 23rd October 2021 depending the weather conditions and you can select your date during the booking process. We’ll then get back to you with the confirmation.

If you don’t find any dates that are suitable for you, just get in touch by phone or email and we’ll let you know if anything can be arranged. We always do our best to get the experience that suits you best.

Day 1: Athens - Corinth Canal - Kalamata - Kardamili
Day 1: Athens - Corinth Canal - Kalamata - Kardamili

Whether you’re arriving at the Athens international airport on that day, or have spent the night in a hotel in Athens, you will be met by our driver and after introductions, you’ll board our minivan, leave
the city behind and drive south.
Along the way, we’ll be making a brief stop for photos at the Corinth Canal, one of the technological wonders of the ancient world. Crossing into the Peloponnese, the national highway will take us south
to the coastal town of Kalamata.
Once there, we’ll head to the marina and board the catamaran that is going to be our home for the next week. Our skipper and hostess will check you in your cabins and introduce you to the itinerary, after a
short orientation.
Late afternoon we’ll leave the marina behind us, enjoying views of the bay of Kalamata. We head southeast, towards the Mani peninsula and the tiny village of Kardamili where we’ll be stopping for an
early evening swim.
The village is one of the oldest settlements in the Peloponnese, mentioned in Homer’s Iliad.These days it’s a somewhat lively village with some amazing swimming spots in the tiny bays
surrounding it.
We’ll spend the night there. The seafood tavernas right on the water are an excellent introduction to southern Greece’s diverse and unique cuisine and are highly recommended for dinner.

Overnight: Cabin aboard the catamaran
Total driving time: aprox. 3 hours
Total sailing time: aprox. 2 hours (14nm)

Day 2: Kardamyli - Diros caves - Gerolimenas
Day 2: Kardamyli - Diros caves - Gerolimenas

Early in the morning, after breakfast and possibly a swim, we leave the sleepy village of Kardamyli behind us and sail further south towards the bay of Diros.
The area is famous for its sea caverns, filled with impressive stalactites and stalagmites and we’ll have plenty of time there for a guided underground boat tour. The site has been inhabited by humans for at
least 8000 years and according to historical sources it was considered on the entrances to the Underworld. Fun!
Early afternoon we set sails again, heading further south along the Mani peninsula towards the seaside settlement of Gerolimenas.
We’ll drop anchor along the way and we’ll have plenty of time to swim, paddleboard or snorkel in one of the numerous bays of that part of Lakonia.
In the evening we’ll drop anchor off the coast of what is considered by many the most picturesque fishing village in southern Greece. There are plenty of excellent seaside eateries to choose from for
dinner.

Overnight: Cabin aboard the catamaran
Total sailing time: aprox. 4 hours (31nm)

Day 3: Gerolimenas - Elafonisos
Day 3: Gerolimenas - Elafonisos

In the morning you have time for breakfast, while we prepare the catamaran for yet another amazing sailing experience.
This time our destination is the island of Elafonisos, an almost tropical paradise, full of white sand beaches, turquoise waters and plenty of opportunities for snorkeling and paddleboarding.
It takes a while to get there and it’s sound advice to have your cameras ready for some panoramic views of Cape Tainaron and its dramatic lighthouse, which we’ll pass along the way.
Once in Elafonisos, we’ll drop anchor at Simos beach and spend the rest of the day in and around the water. The island is insanely picturesque by itself. Add in a ton of marine life and the fact that it’s
conveniently tucked in under the Peloponnese’s land mass, provides a safe harbor year round from which to enjoy all things aquatic.
We’ll drop anchor for the night in either Simos or Sarakiniko bay, depending on the wind. We also have the option of docking in the village marina. The day ends with a BBQ dinner onboard the catamaran.

Overnight: Cabin aboard the catamaran
Total sailing time: aprox. 4 hours (33nm).

Day 4: Elafonisos - Gytheio
Day 4: Elafonisos - Gytheio

On this day we’ll allow plenty of time to enjoy the sea. You can paddleboard, snorkel or swim in the morning along the island’s sandy beaches. Or take a relaxed approach and enjoy breakfast onboard and some sun.
Late morning, early afternoon, we’ll set sails again heading northwest towards the Laconian part of the Peloponnese and the seaside town of Gytheio where we’ll spend the night.
Ancient Sparta’s old harbor, Gytheio has a significant place in both ancient and modern Greek history.It boasts an excellent cultural museum on the same island where Paris of Troy supposedly had an extramarital affair with Helen, thus starting the Trojan war.
Other than history Gytheio is the ideal place to take a stroll down its promenade and savor an array of delicious tapas and the ever growing selection of Greek microbrews in an array of restaurants dotted along the way.
You also have the option to visit the nearby archaeological site of Mystras, a medieval castle city and the last bastion of the Byzantine Empire. Let us know in advance and we’ll make arrangements on your behalf.
At night time, Gytheio’s traditional restaurants provide an excellent introduction to Laconian (Spartan)cooking. Enjoy!

Overnight: Cabin aboard the catamaran
Total sailing time: aprox. 4 hours (31nm)
Extra upon your request: Guided archeological tour to the site on ancient Mystras

Day 5: Gytheio - Porto Kayo
Day 5: Gytheio - Porto Kayo

After breakfast we have plenty of time to enjoy one last stroll around the town’s promenade.
Then we’ll raise the anchor and head south this time, towards the tiny protected bay of Porto Kayo.
On our way there we’ll stop by Gytheio’s famous shipwreck, one of the most photographed shipwrecks in Greece. Photo opportunities abound so have those cameras ready!
Porto Kayo, a tiny secluded bay in the southernmost part of the Mani Peninsula boasts turquoise waters ideal for swimming and snorkeling. It’s an insanely photogenic place and quiet year round.
We’ll drop anchor, and take the dinghy out to shore to enjoy dinner by the water in one of the two traditional seafood tavernas in the bay.

Overnight: Cabin aboard the catamaran
Total sailing time: aprox. 3.5 hours (26nm).

Day 6: Porto Kayo - Cape Tainaron - Limeni
Day 6: Porto Kayo - Cape Tainaron - Limeni

After breakfast, it's time to leave Porto Kayo behind us and head southwest towards the tip of Cape Tainaron, continental Europe’s southernmost point.
On our way there we’ll stop for a swim at Ormos beach. You’ll know why when we get there. Upon arriving at Cape Tainaron we’ll make another stop and get to shore.
There’s a hiking trail that leads to the famous lighthouse, passing through the ruins of ancient temples,herds of cows and the occasional Mediterranean seal basking in the sun. Bringing your camera,especially on an overcast day!
Once we’re back on the catamaran we’ll keep heading north, towards the Messinian part of the Mani peninsula.
We’ll stop for yet another swim in one of the numerous tiny bays near the seaside village of Limeni,where we’ll spend the night. Think of medieval stone towers, massive prickly pear bushes and cobblestone alleys full of wonderful culinary surprises. The Mani peninsula always delivers unforgettable travel experiences.

Overnight: Cabin aboard the catamaran
Total sailing time: aprox. 4 hours (28nm).

Day 7: Limeni - Kardamili - Kalamata
Day 7: Limeni - Kardamili - Kalamata

After breakfast we’ll have a relaxed morning and dedicate this day to swimming, snorkeling and paddleboarding as we make our way back to the coastal town of Kalamata.
You also have the option to partake in a sea kayaking mini adventure, exploring the bays and coves that dot the Kardamili coastline. Let us know in advance and we’ll arrange it on your behalf.
We’ll reach the marina in the early evening and we’ll have plenty of time to explore the town, have a swim in the sandy beach east of the marina, or do some last minute shopping (go for olive oil and olives).
In the evening we’ll have one last dinner in south Greece. The options are endless and Kalamata has become something of a culinary hub in recent years. Your guide will point you to the right place,whether you’re craving seafood, meat or something traditional.

Overnight: Cabin aboard the catamaran
Total sailing time: aprox. 3.5 hours (26nm).

Day 8: Kalamata - Athens
Day 8: Kalamata - Athens

Early in the morning we pack our bags and bid farewell to the catamaran that’s been our home for the past week and our adventure in south Greece ends.
You’ll board the minibus and we’ll head north towards Athens. Whether you’re flying out, or have booked accommodation in the city, your driver will make sure you’re dropped off where you need to.

Catamaran information - Allegria 47 :
Catamaran information - Allegria 47 :

Our 47 feet long, Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 Catamaran was built in 2021 and is brand new, right off the shipyard in France. She can comfortably accommodate up to 8 guests, in 4 ensuite double cabins. She sports separate crew quarters for ultimate privacy, a fully equipped kitchen,a large galley, a massive lounge and comes chartered with water toys (2 paddleboards,snorkelling gear for up to 8 guests).

Yacht name Alegria
Producer/Model Fountaine Pajot/Saona 47
Naval Architect Berret-Racoupeau Yacht Design
Year of Production 2021
Call sign To be assigned
MMSI/DSC To be assigned
No. of cabins 5 + 1 (4 queen bed size en-suite bathroom 1 with double bunk beds en-suite bathroom and 1 single bed at fore peak
No of berths 12
Number of heads/bathrooms 4+1 separate for crew
Length overall (LOA) 13.94 m
Hull length 13.94 m
Beam 7.70 m
Draught 1.20 m
Displacement 19 tn
Steering 1 x Steering wheel
Bow thruster No

Suggested equipment taking with you:
Suggested equipment taking with you:

Being as light as possible is always important on an adventure tour plus space is limited on board a catamaran so our travelers are expected to bring with them a backpack or suitcase as well as a daypack
for personal items and valuables.
Travel documents: Passport, visa if required, valid travel/activity insurance.
Personal health care items: personal medication, sunscreen, insect repellent, travel sickness tablets,
sunglasses, insect bite gel.
Clothing/walking/swimming gear: fleece/soft-shell jacket, waterproof & windproof jacket, sun hat,long trousers (wearing shorts is not permitted in monasteries and churches), shorts, swimming
costume, extra towels for swimming, t-shirts, hooded tops, trainers/walking shoes, waterproof hiking shoes/boots, personal mattress or a sleeping bag (should you choose to sleep on the yacht's sundeck),
torch, umbrella, snorkeling mask and fins.

Meeting points and departure time :
Meeting points and departure time :

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Starting Point: Athens Meeting time will be advised.
Finishing Point: Athens
Group Size: up to 8 persons
Ages: 3 years and older (we can adjust the program for families with young children).

Entry requirements :
Entry requirements :

Basic physical condition.
No sailing experience required. Swimming is optional but nessecery.

If you have any food ingredient allergy or allergy on other natural sources like eg bees, please let us know.

Children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Level of difficulty / Characteristics :
Level of difficulty / Characteristics :

Participants should feel comfortable in sailing and able to travel with a catamaran.

Important cruise information :
Important cruise information :

Accommodation
This brand new 2021 model luxury Fountaine Pajot catamaran is beautifully designed to maximize space for living, entertaining and relaxing. With 4 available double cabins and separate double crew cabin this yacht is perfect for 4-9 guests looking for extra room to spread out and private unsuited bathrooms for each cabin.
Because of its size, the Saona 47 requires a hostess for the week. She will help the captain sail and dock
the yacht in addition to taking care of the cooking and all the cleaning.
- 4 double en-suite cabins, one of which has a single cabin attached
- independently airconditioned
- queen-sized beds
- separate crew quarters
- 30hp powerful tender (Highfield OM350) with water toys
- 2 paddle boards
- underwater lights and spreader lights
- roller genaker sail
- water maker
and a comprehensive inventory to ensure a most comfortable vacation.
In all our trips, accommodation is operated on a twin share basis. This means that travelling as an
individual, you will be sharing accommodation and room facilities with another person of the same sex
or your partner, spouse, family, friend etc.

Meals on your cruise
Meals on your cruise

When travelling with us, you’ll experience a great variety of delicious food, based on
traditional Greek local cuisine. Our on board cook-hostess will prepare the meals and set the table.
Emphasizing on the regional cuisine of our destinations, we have carefully selected local, small farms,
organic products, and of course our extra virgin olive oil from family “Koroneiki” olive groves.
Gastronomy in Greece stands for fresh produce, clean flavors and exquisite taste. Our CookHostess is proud to represent all three in order to offer you great dishes on board.
Always keen on fusing Greek ingredients and traditional recipes with professional techniques, she is
sure to satisfy even the most difficult palates. Our menu is based upon your preference list and
individual dietary needs. We source only the freshest of ingredients and work with local markets. With
skill and imagination we are able to turn these to incredible meals, marrying gourmet with traditional!
When a meal is not included feel free to ask your Captain to suggest a local restaurant in the village or
town you are staying.
For the meal plan of the tour please refer to the day to day itinerary and the extra info of the tour. If you
are a vegan or vegetarian, have any food allergies or any special requests when it comes to food, please
let us know at the time of booking.

Joining you tour - Land & Sea Arrangements information :
Joining you tour - Land & Sea Arrangements information :

We operate "Land & Sea Only" based adventures. This means that flights to Greece are not included in the tour price. Travelers are responsible to make their own travel arrangements and make sure that they will be able to join the group at the joining point and time announced when booking.
Our "Land & Sea Only" adventures provide you the flexibility to join one of our tours as part of a longer holiday
in Greece. You may spend some days before or after your tour visiting another Greek region, combining adventure, leisure and rest.

Tour Activities information :
Tour Activities information :

The style of travel in our sailing weeks provides us a great deal of excitement, however it is dependent on several factors, such as weather, terrain conditions and technical problems of our transportation.
These may create unexpected circumstances throughout our ours that we have to deal with by making minor changes to the tour itinerary or the activities included in a particular day. For that reason the described day to day itinerary is used as a guideline which gives us the flexibility to make changes when
needed.
When a “guided” tour at a historical/cultural site is mentioned, the costs of a professional guide is not included in the standard tour price. In every outdoor activity we work with fully qualified operators whose safety track has been extensively assessed personally by us. The necessary equipment needed for every outdoor activity is always provided by the local activity operators. For your personal gear please refer to the "preparing for your tour" section below.

Preparing For Your Trip :
Preparing For Your Trip :

Before you travel, we encourage you to learn about the region you'll explore while on a tour. From local weather conditions to information on geography, local history and culture, all are essential in order to make the most out of your tour, while minimizing the possibility to face unexpected,unpleasant circumstances.

Weather Information :
Weather Information :

Greece in general has warm and humid summers lasting from May till October. In May and October weather can be less predictable with some rain and chilly temperatures being possible especially in the
Greek mainland. Greek summers are generally hot, with temperatures rarely getting lower than 25 degrees Celsius in most of our destinations, while temperatures of over 40 degrees Celsius during the
day are not unheard of in July and August. In the open sea, weather can be tough to predict all year round, but in the summer the seas are generally calm and ideal for sailing. Generally, cool temperatures
and occasional rainfalls occur especially at night, especially in the mountains, a fact that you have to take into account when packing for your adventure.

Packing for your tour :
Packing for your tour :

Being as light as possible is always important on an adventure tour plus space is limited on board a catamaran so our travelers are expected to bring with them a backpack or suitcase as well as a daypack
for personal items and valuables.
Travel documents: Passport, visa if required, valid travel/activity insurance.
Personal health care items: personal medication, sunscreen, insect repellent, travel sickness tablets,
sunglasses, insect bite gel.
Clothing/walking/swimming gear: fleece/soft-shell jacket, waterproof & windproof jacket, sun hat,long trousers (wearing shorts is not permitted in monasteries and churches), shorts, swimming
costume, extra towels for swimming, t-shirts, hooded tops, trainers/walking shoes, waterproof hiking shoes/boots, personal mattress or a sleeping bag (should you choose to sleep on the yacht's sundeck),
torch, umbrella, snorkeling mask and fins.

Payment terms for this VIP 8 days | 7 nights cruise :
Payment terms for this VIP 8 days | 7 nights cruise :

Down payment for booking confirmation:
10% (non refundable) of the total charter cost for instant booking confirmation (wire transfer).

Second payment:
40% of the total charter cost, by 28th of February for confirmations before this day or for confirmations after this day, 90 days before charter commencement (wire transfer).

Balance payment:
50% of the total charter cost within 30 days prior to charter startnalternatively via credit card (maestro,Visa,Mastercard) or cash at the time of embarkation. (credit card transaction fees are applicable).

Cancellation Policy :
Cancellation Policy :

Up to 28th of February, 10% of charter price (non refundable ‐ down payment but re‐bookable )is held for any reason of cancelation
60 days and more prior to charter start, 50% of charter price is held but with the option for rescheduling during 2021 season upon current availability (1*).
Less than 1 month (30 days) prior to charter start, there is no refund. Only in the case of Pandemic reasons there is option for rescheduling during 2021 season upon current availability (2*)

Notes :
1) For all cancellations by client, an additional 300EUR prosessing (dossier) costs shall be withheld. If, following cancellation, the boat is chartered at equal price and same terms, full (or respective) amount is returned to the client, minus 300EUR processing (dossier) costs. In all cases, any banking costs/fees are assumed by the client.
2) Each charter is dealt with on a case by case basis. Discussions with regards to options are to be handled a week prior to the client’s final payment‐ this is approximately 5 weeks prior to the start of the charter. If Covid‐19 impacts charter dates, we are willing to offer to change the charter dates to a mutually decided date within 6 months of their initial charter. If the new date is on higher rate week then the difference has to be paid be client, alternatively if the ew date is on lower there is no legal obligation for refund.

Covid19 special information :
Covid19 special information :

All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned.
Masks are required, please bring your own..

Included/Excluded

  • Transportation from Athens to Kalamata and back with a mini-bus,mini-Van.
  • Catamaran charter for a week 8 days/7 nights.
  • Accommodation for up to 8 guests in double cabins (see catamaran’s layout)
  • All fuel costs.
  • All port authorities, marina fees, electricity and water costs.
  • WIFI on board (20 GB per week).
  • Services of a Sail Your Dream skipper for a week.
  • Services of a Sail Your Dream Cook/Hostess for a week.
  • Seven (7) breakfasts / Six (6) lunches / Two (2) dinners on board.
  • Soft drinks and beverages including local house wine.
  • Two (2x) SUP (Stand up paddleboards), children’s water ski, snorkeling & fishing equipment.
  • All taxes (including VAT).
  • Liability Insurance.
  • Airfare to/from Athens, Greece.
  • Transfers where needed (we can arrange those at an extra fee).
  • Meals not listed in inclusions (we can arrange shopping for supplies on your behalf as a free of charge service).
  • Sea Kayaking tour in Kardamyli (optional at an extra cost).
  • Tour to the Medieval Castle of Mystras (optional at an extra cost).
  • Guided tour inside the Diros Caves (Historic caves with small-boat cruises to view stalactites,stalagmites & other formations).
  • Personal expenses.
  • Gratuities to your hostess and skipper.
  • Travel insurance (required).

Tour's Location

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We are as invested in your trip as you are, every guest really matters. We aim to give you excellent customer service, the perfect holiday and to leave you with a great impression of Greece.
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I'm not staying in a hotel, what is the closest pick up point?
You will need to provide the nearest major hotel to where you are staying, and enter these details as the pick up in your booking request. Alternatively you can make your way to the main departure point (Nedontos 79 str.).
Are you offering special group rates?
Trigilidas Travel as a tour organizer is specialized also to groups and private tours so please mail us at info@trigilidas.gr or info.trigilidas.com.
Can I change/amend my booking?
It may be possible to amend your booking however, this depends upon the type of amendment required and is at the discretion of the travel service provider. Contact Trigilidas Travel customer care department with your current booking details and specific details of your amendment, and we will be able to advise if the change/amendment is possible.
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