A heartwarming Greek Island escape.
Let’s face it – there are a LOT of Charter Yachts to choose from and it can get a little bit overwhelming at times trying to sort through all the details.
Don’t get me wrong, shopping for a Crewed Yacht Charter Vacation is not a bad way to while away the afternoon. With every detail you read you’re sucked in further to the romance that is this type of vacation.
How can you not!
Welcome to our first Spotlight post. Bringing the Yacht and Crew to YOU!
Sailing Catamaran MYSTIQUE
SAILING GROUNDS: Cyclades Islands, Greece
Mystique is a 2008 Lagoon.
This 50 ft foot yacht went on a shopping spree this year (2018) and added a new 40hp dinghy, very important for water sports like water skis, hover board and tubing.
Those of you who like to use the power of their body to propel through the water can enjoy the use of a kayak and SUP’s.
Something for everyone.
Mystique has a unique set up that accommodates up to 10 people comfortably in 5 cabins.
There are 4 cabins with double beds and 1 cabin with a bunk bed.
A great way to get family and extended family altogether for this monumental vacation.
Rendezvous diving in the Greek Islands can be arranged ahead of time by request.
Captain Thanasis and First Mate/Chef Elena will be your hosts to this Greek Island cruise.
Thanasis was first exposed to sailing when he was 11 years old on a family vacation.
His love for the sea determined his destiny and he worked his way through the ranks to become the Captain of Mystique.
Not just any Captain, a successful one. Last year he oversaw 21 non stop charters and the testimonials tell the story of happy guests living out there dream to sail the Greek Islands.
Elena, fluent in both English and Russian grew up in Piraeus, Greece and also holds a sailing yacht license.
In her free time she volunteers at the Hellenic Red Cross.
Elena splits her personal interests between physical pursuits such as tennis and skiing balanced with a love of music and a taste for culinary experimentation.
Warm and welcoming Elena strives for excellence in providing the ultimate sailing vacation aboard Mystique.
A Greek Island sailing vacation is different when it comes to food.
With so many places to explore with each island and a huge assortment of fresh seafood, epic cheeses, and juicy sun ripened vegetables you will find yourself enjoying meals ashore more often than in any other destination.
With that said the food onboard Mystique is a beautiful blend of the healthy and traditional home-made meals.
– breakfast muffin size egg quiche with fruit, honey, yogurt, & baguettes
– lamb meatballs with rice
– Nutella crepes with bacon breakfast
– freshly prepared sushi from the ocean to table!
– DESSERTS – lots of them!
There are so many people who have chosen Mystique to celebrate their special occasion.
Really what better way to celebrate than combining the people you love in a magical setting for a once in a lifetime vacation.
THE DESTINATION – Cyclades Greek Islands
The Cyclades Islands are each memorable and unique. Medieval sites, lush vegetation, scenic ports, and secluded anchorages await your arrival.
Low Season April, May and June
Greek islands are springing to life with new vegetation that’s green and lush
Charter’s are at a reduced rate and all the hot spots and anchorages have lots of vacancies.
Most Tavernas are open and can offer you the best seat in the house – no line ups!
Air temperatures get up to 20 degrees in May and it’s an uphill climb from there.
Water temps don’t get to swimmable until June.
High Season July and August
There’s a huge influx of tourists both sailing and non-sailing so the islands are all open for business and busy!
The most crowded sailing areas will be Corfu, Lefkas and Saronic.
Charters will be more expensive during this time but there are way more flight options to choose from.
Swimming and snorkeling will be amazing!
Low Season September and October
The Greek islands start to empty out of tourists, everyone’s getting back to school, life reality.
Charter prices go down generally after the 1st week of September.
Swimming and snorkeling are still awesome with waters temperatures around 28-30 degrees.
SPECIAL OFFER – 20% Off Two Week Cyclades Greek Island Charter
Dates – June 29th – July 13th, 2019
Occupancy – 8 guests
Itinerary – Santorini to Lefkas
Discount – €5,960
Rate – €23,840 plus VAT and APA
Thank you for a wonderful sailing trip! You are beautiful people and you made out trip the BEST. I have fallen in love with the Greek islands, especially Paros. We hope to visit again. Many thanks for your hospitality. I cannot thank you enough for making my vacations the best ever! Your knowledge, kind hearts and truly beautiful souls were the most important and meaningful parts of my trip! I have always Loved Greece, but somehow you made me love it more. You were the best hosts and crew and I am so grateful to have sailed with you.
All the best to you both! XoXo
(Dear future Guest, definitely ask for Elena’s fish bake, roast lamb, Bakaliaros and squid pasta.)
Dear Thanos and Elena,
We have had the most wonderful week – thank you. Thanos, for your expert sailing in blistery winds, a brilliant itinerary and endless patience with watersports. Elena, for your masterful cooking and endless cheerfulness as you supplied one delicious meal after another. We love every minute of it! You are da’ Best!
We have been blessed with opportunities to travel the world. We planned this vacation/ adventure to celebrate our daughter’s 15th birthday. What we did this week far exceeded our expectations. The times we had were unforgettable… The sailing, the ports, the history, the sunsets…and THE FOOD was just amazing.
We loved not having an itinerary. We just let Capt. Thanasis tell us what to do, and we were in awe every day. 7 days went by and we felt we were related to Thanasis and Elena.
I hope God give us the opportunity to come back again and continue to discover this beautiful country.
Thanks Elena and Thanasis from the bottom of our hearts.
You two are amazing!!! You made our first sailing adventure a wonderful experience and something we’ll remember forever.
Thanos – your captaining of our home away from a home was great and you always made sure all was safe, and fun for everyone. We loved not really having a plan and deciding each day where to go made an adventure carefree. You said yes to everything we wanted to do and made us feel well taken care of.
Elena – your cooking was world-class! Really!! We can’t say enough about how our family meals prepared by you each day was such a centerpiece of our trip. It will be hard to finish our vacation and enjoy regular restaurant food now.
To you both -thank you for being great people and making our family yours for our week together.