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Santorini Sailing and Diving Cruise.

    
Santorini Yachting and Aegean Divers have put together a unique package that combines the ultimate adventure here on Santorini !

A sailing cruise to the most popular places here on the Island, the Red and White Beach,
the Hot Springs and a dive in the deep blue waters of Santorini's Caldera !     


This cruise is only offered as private to people who like to have the best of both world's !
See and enjoy
the amazing sites of Santorini above and below the water !

Contact us for prices


We start the day by picking people from there hotels and transferring them to Vlychada Port and the S/Y Eleftheria.

We then sail to the famous Red Beach for a first swim !
Then we set off to the White Beach, the Venetian Lighthouse
( which is the south entrance to Santorini;s Caldera ) and head for
the center to the Hot Springs where we spend the time there swimming in the sulfur waters of the ancient crater !

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We then move to the chosen spot for the day for our dive in Santorini;s Caldera !

With us the Islands most professional dive team from  Aegean Divers   Kostas and Dimitri--- website ---  Aegean Divers Logo

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After all that swimming we light up the BBQ and enjoy a meal on the boat while cruising in

Santorini's  Caldera and looking up at the towns of Oia, Fira and Imerovigli. 

On the way back to port we will enjoy Santorini's sunset which is best viewed at the south-end of the caldera and close to the
Venetian lighthouse and as 
the sun lights up the sky with colors and sets into the sea we return back to port where your mini bus
will drive you back to your hotel !!

Cruise Videos

My crew and I welcome you aboard the  S/Y Eleftheria  for a day of relaxation.  Eleftheria is a one of a kind" Trechandiri
the "all Greek" wooden sail-boat.  The boat was designed especially for the Aegean to be as stable as possible and the name
relates to a fast boat used to transfer people and goods to the Islands.
The S/Y Eleftheria is the only Greek traditional wooden boat departing from Vlyhada port and cruising to the caldera.

 Feel the difference with the original and best cruise on Santorini.

Daily, at 10.00 & 15:30, we depart from VLYCHADA .
On the way, you can enjoy, having drinks, listening to music, sunbathing, swimming or just plain basking in the sun  r-e-l-a-x-i-n-g.

The advantages of the Vlychada departures is that on the way to the Volcano you can see and swim at the Red and White beach,
sail past the Venetian Lighthouse (Faros) and enter the Caldera from the south which has the best view of
Fira,  Imerovigli,the Old Port and the Volcano. Swim at the  Hot Springs and Aspronisi, and see the sun set on the horizon.

The Best of Santorini all in one cruise.                                                    Watch Video           livestream-logo


Come join us and experience a different sailing pleasure. A pleasure that you can only feel on a wooden sail-boat in Greece.

 

Boarding  --  Welcome drinks, fruit, soft music.
Anchor up and we are off to the famous   RED BEACH !
This will be the first swim for the day.
Blue - Green water and a scenery of  RED !!!

The Red Beach earns its name from the iron-rich
sedimentary rocks in the cliff face towering above you,
as well as the red sand.

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The  WHITE  BEACH  awaits.

A close pass and a quick stop to see
this small but beautiful creation of nature.

White Porcelain creations rising from the sea.
Caves and lava layers of amazing colors that
have formed by the sea and wind will make cameras come to life.

Red Beach to White aprox 10 min


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Now we are off to Santorinis Caldera and theHOT SPRINGS

The natural volcanic springs between the old and new crater.
Cruising between the two craters the old and the new is an experience
we will remember all our life.
The water has a temperature of about 35°C and it contains sulfur
which is vitalizing for your body & skin.

White Beach to Hot Springs aprox 30min

 


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We had our swim and our mud-bath.

Now its time to taste Santorinis wines and  MEZEDES
right in the middle of the Caldera.    
The Island of Aspronisi on the south west part will be our host.

Engine off and the food is served!

Fresh meat or seafood B.B.Q. Local Cheese and sundried tomato’s
Kalamatas olives, Tzaziki, Dolmades (stuffed grape leaves)  Greek salad
and wood oven baked bread.

Relax explore the Island  have another swim or more wine :
The Sunset is approaching !!

Hot springs to  Aspronisi  aprox 15min


 http://youtu.be/zI48Ir8v4vw

The time has come to move into place to watch the Sunset.

We have chosen this particular spot on the southern part of the island because its the only place where you can see the real sunset.  

The sun falling in the sea and not behind another island.


Ok this is the scene !

Appropriate music !

Black crater on your right !

Aspronisi and the twin islands of Cristiana on your left !

And Santorini changing colors behind !                                                                                                                   How's that !!!

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Arrival  at port - transfer to the hotel.

Hopefully, we the crew of  Eleftheria and 
Santorini has made this ( your ) day a special one.


We hope, that sometime in the future:

We  w i l l  be seeing you again !!!


The time schedule has been tested and approved  by the passengers. But weather conditions can alter the arrival and departure times.

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Welcome aboard the S/Y Eleftheria

 Eleftheria   ( EL EF THE RIA )   means - freedom - liberty  -  independence  

Eleftheria is a "One of a kind Trechandiri" a boat of a small aft entrance angle, the traditional wooden boattthat has been sailing the Aegean waters for as long as anyone remembers.
The shape of the forward keel is very curvy, almost circular.
 
The ratio of overall length to average breadth at main deck is 3:1.

She was originally built in England by a English boat builder who - as we have found, lived in Mytilini, (the capital of the island Lesvos) sometime in the sixty's.
After studying the technique he bought wood and transferred it to England where the "Eleftheria" was built.
At some time, the boat sailed back to the Aegean and was rebuilt with a 15 meter mast, a long keel and permanent flaps that make sailing a joy.   

Now ready, she awaits to give you the pleasure of cruising with her.

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Introduction

I am Captain George and I was raised and educated in  Australia.
I have over 25 years experience skippering sea craft around the Greek Islands.
Our boat is the S/Y Eleftheria,  a 55-foot wooden built traditional Gree “Kaiki”  or working boat.
The design is based on craft sailing the Aegean for over 2,500 years.
This unique design offers comfort and space and the perfect
sailing structure for the Aegean which has not been improved upon since the ancient Greeks mariners first sailed these waters.

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Our policy is to work directly with you, the client and avoid the “middle-man” keeping the quality high and the cost as low as possible to your advantage.

Eleftheria was completely refurbished in 2005 and as a wooden boat demands, every year after that !!

 

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 S/Y  Eleftheria

Eleftheria can accommodate from 2 to 22 passengers in style and
comfort,with plenty of room for everyone to  have the space they need
to either sit and enjoy sipping wine or lying back and sunbathing
on the top deck.
She is ideal for small groups, families and miscellaneous celebrations,
for example: weddings, anniversaries, bachelor or birthday parties, etc.
We also cater for VIP tours, Private charters, Sunset cruise and
individual itineraries, BBQ trips and full day tours around Santorini
and the surrounding Islands.
As we have found in our over 25 years of professionally sailing
in the Aegean sea, most people on holidays would like to spend
quality time some by getting involved with the sailing part of the trip,
and some, just like to sit back and enjoy the ride.
  
Eleftheria can accommodate both of these passions !!!!

Santorini's  Caldera

Sailing with a traditional wooden boat is a pleasure that few people experience!

Santorini with its unique Caldera can be explored with a half day  cruise.
There is enough time to visit and swim at the famous Red and White beach the Hot Springs and the south bay on the volcano, where food is usually served and later, cruise into the Caldera looking up at Fira, Imerovigli and the old port.

A whole day sailing will take us as far as the island of Thirasia and the

north part of Santorini to the beautiful town of Oia and the gulf of Armeni.



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The Crew

The crew of Eleftheria is the probably the most experienced on Santorini.

Professionals  that are experienced in meeting your needs
whatever they might be.
Fluent in Greek and English and with the knowledge to inform you
of the sites and history of the island.

Captain George has better knowledge and experience than any other in Santorini in dealing with VIP clients. His knowledge as expected, also
extends in knowing the local seas and conditions, and is a guarantee in
making sure that you havea safe and relaxing cruise.

 

Arrangements

Arrangements are made to pick you from your hotel and transfer
you and your friends to Vlyhada (the small but colorful marina ).

Once aboard, and while having a welcome drink you can discuss
the 
details of your cruise.
With our long-time experience, we can fill you in on the small but
sometimes important details.... That can make a difference and
together we will find what is the best route to follow.


WE SUGGEST....... YOU DECIDE
Mihalis 

 


Our blend of hospitality and exclusivity will offer you ( or your clients )

the best possible experience while visiting Santorini.

We look forward to  further cooperation with you and are open to any
questions, requests or suggestions you may have.

The S/Y Eleftheria has all the safety equipment and facilities
along with the know-how to assure a safe tr
ip.

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Cruise & Rates


My crew and I welcome you aboard the  S/Y Eleftheria  for a day of relaxation.

Eleftheria is a one of a kind  "Trechandiri " the "all Greek" wooden sail-boat.
The boat was designed especially for the Aegean to be as stable as possible and the name
relates to a fast boat used to transfer people and goods to the Islands.
The S/Y Eleftheria is the only Greek traditional wooden boat departing from
Vlychada port and cruising to the Caldera.

The advantages of the VLYCHADA departures is that on the way to the Volcano you can see
and swim at the Red and White beach, sail past the Venetian Lighthouse (Faros) and enter
the Caldera from the south which has the best view of Fira,  Imerovigli,the Old Port and
the Volcano. Swim at the  Hot Springs and Aspronisi, and see the sun set on the horizon.


T h e   B e s t   o f   S a n t o r i n i   a l l   i n   o n e   c r u i s e.


Our policy is to work directly with you, the client and avoid the “middle-man” keeping the quality high and the cost as low as possible to your advantage.

*  OUR PRICES ARE PUBLISHED AND INCLUDE ALL EXPENSES WITH NO HIDDEN COSTS  *

SUNSET CRUISE  5 HOURS

"The sunset cruise he created here on Santorini started out as an afternoon swim at the most popular spots on the island.
The Red and White beach the Hot springs and the south bay of the volcano or Aspronisi. Although now almost 30 other boats have
copied the idea, the original can only be experienced with Capt. George"

This cruise was designed by us to be the most romantic tour on Santorini.


We start at 15.30 from the marina at Vlychada and make our way to the Red Beach which is the known to be the best place for swim on the entire island, due to the crystal clear waters and the amazing scenery. A snack a few more drinks and of to the White Beach

Santorini sunset cruise for a close pass at the white porcelain cliffs and the colorful surroundings, reminiscent of the volcanic explosion in 1650 BC
And then a sail to the center of the Caldera, the Volcano and the Hot Springs where we will be able to enjoy the therapeutic effects of a natural sulfur mud bath in the warm waters which are around  35°C and have a vitalizing effect for the body & skin
After all that swimming we light up the BBQ and enjoy a meal on the boat while cruising in Santorini's  Caldera and looking up at the towns of Oia, Fira and Imerovigli. 

The sunset is best viewed at the south-end of the caldera and close to the Venetian lighthouse as it is the best place to watch the sun light up the sky with colors and set into the sea.

Back to port  -  And your mini bus will drive you back to your hotel

Private Charter : € 800,00 up to 8 passengers For each extra passenger € 80 to max 18 passengers.Santorini sunset Cruise
The itinerary of any private cruise can be re-arranged to fit your needs.


Prices include:
Snorkeling equipment,  Unlimited drinks (wine, beer, ouzo, soft drinks, water)
BBQ meal, (meat or fish)  Greeksalad, local dishes - mezedes
Free transfers from & to your hotel and all taxes.
Departure time is also negotiable to suit your needs.

DAY CRUISE  5 HOURS

The Day Cruise itinerary is the same as the Sunset Cruise with the only difference the departure time
which is usually around 10.30 and.......The Sunset !!

Santorini Boat Cruise

This cruise is better suited for families with children, cruise boat passengers, or for groups that have a venue set for the evening.

Private Charter : € 800,00 up to 8 passengers
For each extra passenger € 80 to max 18 passengers
The itinerary of any private cruise can be re-arranged to fit your needs.

Prices include:
Snorkeling equipment,  Unlimited drinks (wine, beer, ouzo, soft drinks, water)
BBQ meal, (meat or fish)  Greek salad, local dishes - mezedes
Free transfers from & to your hotel and all taxes.
Departure time is also negotiable to suit your needs.

FULL DAY CRUISE TO ANAFI

The small paradise in the middle of the Aegean which will probably be the next place tourism will discover.

Anafi island lies east of the island of Santorini (Thira) and is part of the Thira region.Anafi Island
In 2001, it had a population of 273 inhabitants.

Anafi offers archaeological as well as mythological interest.
At the monastery of Panagia Kalamiotisa, there are ruins of a temple built as an offering to  the god Apollo Aegletus. Ruins can also be found at Kasteli, and most of thefindings, such as the statues, are now located at the Archaeological Museum in Chora,in an very small room housing these ancient findings.

The most popular beaches are Klisidi and Roukounas.
The peninsula at the eastern end of the island is dominated by a monolithic peak, Mount Kalamos, which is among the largest in the Mediterranean at 420 m. Perched atop this massif is the Kalamiotissa church, largely rebuilt after an earthquake in the 1950s.

From Santorini it takes about one and a half hours to sail to Anafi where you can visit the town - Chora on the top of the mountain, visit the small museum and then of to Roukounas beach for a swim. BBQ for lunch on the boat or on the beach and then a sail back to Santorini catching the sunset in the middle of the Aegean !

Private Charter  Rate: € 1300,00
The itinerary of a private cruise can be re-arranged to fit your needs.

Price includes:
Snorkeling equipment,  Unlimited drinks (wine, beer, ouzo, soft drinks, water)
BBQ meal, (meat or fish)  Greek salad, local dishes - mezedes
Free transfers from & to your hotel and all taxes.
Departure time is also negotiable to suit your needs.



FULL DAY CRUISE AROUND SANTORINI

With the full day cruise around Santorini we leave port at 11.00 so there is enough time to visit the north part of  Santorini and also the Island of Thirasia which is or was, once part of Santorini before the volcanic explosion in 1650 BC

SantoriniWe will obviously visit the Red and White beach, Aspronisi, the Hot Springs, and then move to the north part of the Island's caldera to Amoudi, and Oia, the little village of Armeni and the (what use to be) the old capital of the Island  The Skaros rock !

This cruise is tailor-made for small groups, families, wedding receptions,
and generally sea and adventure loving people.



Private Charter   Rate : € 1200,00 up to 8 passengers For each extra passenger Euro 80 to max 18 passengers

Price includes:
Snorkeling equipment,  Unlimited drinks (wine, beer, ouzo, soft drinks, water)
BBQ meal, (meat or fish)  Greek salad, local dishes - mezedes
Free transfers from & to your hotel and all taxes.
Departure time is also negotiable to suit your needs.

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