Cyclades Sailing & Walking holiday

Cyclades sailing & walking holiday

  • Mar - Nov
  • Small Groups
  • 7 days
  • Customizable

"Sail from island to island and experience the unique nature of these small, non-touristy Greek islands by walking their ancient paths…"

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Join our Cyclades sailing and walking holiday, sail with us during the day and walk in the evening on the tips of mountains that offer breathtaking views to the Aegean sea, traditional villages, byzantine and ancient settlements… and reach virgin beaches where you can rest and have a refreshing swim.

Here is a sample of what you’ll experience while sailing & walking with us for a week around the Cyclades islands…

Join our Cyclades sailing & walking holiday and you will:

images Experience the magic of sailing from island to island,

images Explore the unspoilt and traditional islands of the Small Cyclades,

images Explore an infinite network of traditional marble-paved mule-tracks and hidden valley paths,

images Experience traditional Greek countryside, orchards, gardens, dramatic coastlines,

images Reach and swim at remote solitary beaches and coves with crystal clear waters,

images Walk to magical parts of the islands that you would never discover on your own,

images Learn about the local herbs and plants, birds and other members of the animal kingdom, above and under the water!

images Sample organic, home-made food locally produced wherever you eat,

images Experience customs and traditions, cultural happenings, local feasts with Cycladic music and dance…

 

The walks during our Cyclades sailing and walking holiday are graded as easy to moderate. Being predominately limestone some parts of our paths can be quite rough and stoney so a good pair of walking shoes is required.

Flexible itineraries are available based on the needs of our guests. We can organise a more challenging or a more relaxed-pace itinerary offering you more time to relax and enjoy the sea and sun of the Cyclades.

You will sail and sleep on our sailing yacht Tahita. It is a Sun Kiss 45, one of the most exceptional and elegant classical models created by Jeanneau, known and recognised for its strength and sailing capabilities, for sailing as well as cruising the world over.

Tahita can accommodate 8 people in its 4 double cabins. There are 2 toilets/showers and a stern shower on the diving platform. In order to guarantee the maximum space and comfort for our guests, we take up to 6 people each time, while keeping the cost at a minimum.

The overall interior finish is of very high quality with genuine teak woodwork and “solid wood” mouldings. There is ample headroom in its double cabins. The yacht has double ventilators, good stowage shelves and hanging lockers. All of this contributes to the comfort of those aboard.

The lateral beaming of the coach roof gives a particular character to the saloon which hails back to the days of wooden construction with beaming extending from the floor beams. The double series of horizontal screens offer exceptional lighting.

Our cockpit is spacious and comfortable. There is ample space on the teak deck for you to lie down and sunbathe.

Living and sleeping onboard a sailing yacht can be challenging if you have no prior experience. Please contact us if you have any further questions.

Our guests are welcome to get involved in sailing the boat if they wish. Our skipper can show you around so you can help with trimming the sails, holding the helm e.t.c. 

There is also opportunity for other activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving as well as bird and dolphin watching. 

The combination of natural beauty and culture of the islands but also the hospitality of their residents will make this Cyclades sailing and walking holiday unforgettable for you.

Please contact us for further information and advice.

We organise our Cyclades sailing and walking holiday from April till November, apart from mid-July till the end of August when it’s too hot to walk.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@nofootprint.gr

CYCLADES SAILING & WALKING HOLIDAY FEES

Check our Cyclades sailing & walking fees and join this unique adventure to experience the wild nature and landscapes of the small, non-touristy Greek islands…

Option A: Join our Cyclades sailing and walking adventure solo

The yacht can accommodate comfortably up to 6 guests.

The fee ranges between EUR 774 and EUR 860 per person depending on the period you wish to join us.

Option B: Booking as a group your exclusive Cyclades sailing and walking adventure

The price for the hire of our yacht for a week during the high season is:

Boat:        EUR 421/day      EUR 2,947/week
Skipper:   EUR 150/day      EUR 1,050/week
Total:       EUR 571/day      EUR 3,997/week

We offer special discounts of up to 20% (that’s EUR 800 off) depending on the period you wish to join us, if you book a 2nd week or before the 31st of December.

The discounted fee is: EUR 3,197/week

Walking guide weekly fee: EUR 770


The fees include:

  • Skipper
  • Walking guide
  • 12% VAT for the yacht & 24% for VAT for the skipper/guide fee
  • Breakfast (self-service)
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Water supplies
  • Port fees
  • End cleaning

The above fees don’t include:

  • Fuel, marina fees, end cleaning, skipper’s meals (around EUR 90/week)
  • Provisions (lunch & supper)

Book your walking holiday and walk and sail with us around the Cyclades…

Itinerary

DAY 1: BRIEFING AND WELCOME SUPPER AT THE OLD TOWN OF NAXOS
Meeting at the island of Naxos in the evening. Briefing, arrangement of provisions and supper at one of our favourite taverns in the old town. Check the island’s beaches, enjoy a short walk to the temple of Apollo and watch the sunset or walk around the picturesque alleys of the old town leading up to the castle.
DAY 2: WALK TO ZAS, THE CYCLADES' HIGHEST PEAK & SAIL TO SCHINOUSSA
We’ll start the day with a visit to one of the island’s most picturesque villages, Filoti. Within an easy 2 hour walk you will conquer the Cyclades’ highest peak, Zas. The view from the top to the Aegean Sea and the islands of the West and Small Cyclades is really mind blowing. We’ll rest and have a picnic admiring the view. We’ll then descend towards Filoti and return to the boat. In the afternoon we’ll sail towards the island of Schinoussa. Relax, swim and in the evening visit the picturesque village for supper.
DAY 3: SAIL TO IRAKLIA & HIKE TO CAVE WITH STALACTITES
After a morning swim we’ll sail to the little fishing port of Iraklia. You have the day to relax and swim and check the island. Early in the evening we’ll walk from the hora, Panayia, to the cave of St. John. It’s an hour hike to the largest cave of the Cyclades, famous for its formations of stalactites. On our way back to the village we’ll enjoy the sunset from the top of the hill. You’ll have the chance to enjoy home made food during supper at the local bakery/tavern at Panayia.
DAY 4: SAIL TOWARDS AMORGOS & CIRCULAR WALK AROUND TRADITIONAL VILLAGES
Sail towards the mountainous island of Amorgos. We’ll stop on the way for lunch and a swim at the crystal clear blue water of the deserted island of Antikeri. We’ll continue our sail towards the fishing port of Aegiali where we’ll spend the night. In the evening, we’ll walk the circular ancient path, covered with various endemic and local herbs and flowers, around the villages of Tholaria, Stroumbos and Langada where we’ll enjoy traditional island music and delicious dishes at one of its taverns.
DAY 5: HIKE TO STAVROS TO ADMIRE THE MOST IMPRESSIVE VIEW
Today the day will be dedicated to hiking and discovering the island’s northeast area which is characterised as a Natura 2000 area due to its unique flora and nature. We’ll start our hike from the beautiful village of Langada. We’ll follow the narrow path towards the impressive church of St. Theologos, where we’ll rest and have a snack under the shade of one of the church’s outhouses. We’ll then take the trail towards the small church of Stavros, on the highest hill of Amorgos, where we’ll admire the impressive view of rock formations and deep blue sea underneath. Relax and enjoy one of Aegiali’s beautiful beaches for the rest of the day.
DAY 6: SAIL & WALK ON REMOTE ISLAND OF KATO KOUFONISI
We’ll set sails towards the islands of Koufonisia, known for their crystal clear turquoise waters and beautiful beaches. They also belong to the Natura 2000 network. We’ll spend the night on the anchor at one of the beautiful bays of Kato Koufonisi. In the evening we’ll enjoy a walk around the island and have supper at the tavern of the only family that lives in the island. They have their own animals and produce all their vegetables and fruits themselves. We don’t have words to describe the quality of food you’ll taste!
DAY 7: SAIL TO PAROS & WALK THE BYZANTINE PATH
Last day sailing towards the island of Paros and the fishing port of Piso Livadi. Early in the evening we’ll go to the one of the oldest villages of Paros, Lefkes, and walk for an hour towards the picturesque village of Prodromos. We’ll have supper at the local ‘cafeneio’ and enjoy Greek hospitality and home-made food. If we’re lucky locals we’ll entertain us with live music!

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