We are looking for Cyclades – must see Santorini and Mykonos. Our dates are July – August
Awesome, you want to see Santorini!
We’re here to make it happen. Cyclades are wonderful, Santorini is an unforgettable place. In 2019, the number of crew ships during the summer are limited to 4, so it should be more enjoyable than before. Nevertheless, Santorini is not known as a boat friendly place…
Before we book, please do consider the strong Meltemi wind that can be blowing in the area at the time. Never heard of it? Here, take a look on youtube, there is plenty of videos. Now, the fishermen can know pretty early in the year when to expect Meltemi. There are sailors among us (if you are one, you are in the right place), that go to the Cyclades precisely because of the Meltemi wind. Nevertheless, we take our families to other locations for a quiet and peaceful family vacation, such as the Ionian (caves, Zakynthos),the Saronic (pirate Island of Hydra, Poros), or the Sporades (Mamma Mia, for larger boats).
Still want to go to the Cyclades- absolutely, you’re making an educated decision now. Please inquire, we can match you with boats (not all boats fare in the Meltemi equally) and crews that will make your destination a pleasurable one. There are things that can be done (rotating the locations clockwise or counterclockwise, traveling at night) that will make it possible even in some strong winds.
One thing to remember- the ultimate authority in the Aegean Sea is Poseidon. If he says nobody is going out today (storm), then nobody is going out (port authorities might even close the port for motor yachts). All itineraries are “ideal” itineraries. We often offer “Plan B” itineraries. If changes are needed, they are always communicated between the client (you) and the captain during the charter.
As you can see, getting to Santorini can be a matter of luck. It is possible to start in Mykonos (some yachts are there in your dates) or ask for a Santorini delivery. Consider that!
"Once a year, go someplace you have never been before." – Dalai Lama.