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Dolphins playing at sunrise off Astros, Greece

Aegean Odyssey Sailing Adventure

AUGUST 19-27, 2022


Sunset in Greece

What Is Included

•   Hosts accompany trip for the entire voyage

•   Catamaran yacht charter – Seven nights (August 20-27), private cabin for two, en-
suite bathroom with shower

•   Four-star hotel in Athens center (August 19)
•   Welcome dinner in Athens on August 19
•   Dinner ashore each night of charter in premier restaurants serving local cuisine
•   House wines, drinks, and tips at each dinner
•   Yacht skipper, skipper’s tip, and skipper’s meals
•   Concierge transfer from airport to hotel and return transfer to airport
•   Initial yacht stocking of essential food items and water
•   Detailed guidance through all COVID travel requirements
•   COVID testing arrangements required for return travel

Sunrise in Greece

What Is Not Included

•   Air fare, but we will identify suggested flights and we will be delighted to help find options most suited to your preferences, frequent flier programs, etc. We depart from the United States on August 18. Transatlantic flights arrive the next day, so we arrive in Athens on August 19.  If you wish, you can travel in Europe before our voyage and arrive in Athens on August 19.

•   Yacht restocking of desired snacks and alcohol on board.

Greek church


•   $4,450/person (double occupancy).

•   50% due at booking; Remaining 50% due by April 30, 2022

•   Given our non-refundable commitment to the charter company and skippers, the above payments must be non-refundable.

Church in Hydra, Greece

Why would we arrive in Athens the day before the charter?

Two reasons.  First, arrival on August 19 decreases significantly the chance of a flight delay or cancellation causing you to miss the departure of the yacht on August 20 and, as a result, losing one or more sailing days and incurring complicated and expensive transport to catch up.  Second, spending the afternoon and evening of August 19 and the morning and afternoon of August 20 in Athens will allow you to, if you wish, see the unique historical sights of Athens, such as the Acropolis, Hadrian’s Arch, Plaka Neighborhood, the Roman Agora and Hadrian’s Library, Temple of Zeus, changing of the guard at Syntagma Square, and various churches and museums.  Our hotel is within easy walking distance of the key sights. A welcome dinner on August 19 is included, and will be a prime opportunity to meet your fellow voyagers. We board the yacht at around 5:30 pm on August 20. 

Local on donkey in Hydra, Greece

When would we travel back to the U.S.?

We will arrive back in Athens on August 26, have our last dinner ashore, and spend the
night aboard the yacht.  We will disembark by 9:00 am on August 27, so you can book
your return flight for that day.  Alternatively, you can either add one or more nights at a
hotel in Athens or travel elsewhere before returning to the U.S.  We will gladly help you
with those arrangements if you wish.

Ruins with a view above the sea in Greece

What is a day during the charter?

We spend each night in a marina (or, if necessary, at a nearby anchorage with transport to shore), allowing you to stroll around town.  Of course, you are welcome to stay on board until we sail. Each day includes several hours at sea (sometimes under sail, sometimes under engine power depending on wind and how much distance we want to cover), usually with a stop for lunch at a scenic cove where those who want to swim can do so.  While at sea, take in the views, chat with your companions, sunbathe, read, spot dolphins, enjoy drinks and snacks, be regaled by your skipper’s stories, and experience the voyage as you wish – this is your journey.  The daily schedule can vary depending on when our skipper indicates we need to arrive at our next marina.  Often, there are opportunities ashore for hikes, excursions to local sights, exploring the town and ancient Greek history, biking, etc. We will help arrange the opportunities that interest you most.  Our skipper knows the best restaurants, and we will dine on wonderful local cuisine. If you prefer to have one or more of your dinners with just your companion or family instead of the entire group, we are happy to arrange that.  Dress throughout is casual. For dinner, sundresses for women and nice shirts and linen shorts or pants for men would be perfectly suitable.

The Catamaran Accommodations

We sail on catamarans because they provide far more comfort and space than monohull sailboats.  We will be on board 45-foot Lagoon 45 catamarans, built recently. Each air-conditioned yacht has four cabins (plus separate quarters for the skipper). Each pair of travelers is provided a private cabin with an en-suite bathroom with shower.  On our previous voyages, we were aboard smaller 39-foot and 40-foot Lagoon catamarans, and found them to be amply comfortable.  The significantly larger Lagoon 45 will provide noticeably more space and comfort.  Still, please know that space is at a premium.  You will want to limit your baggage, and will not need multiple suitcases of clothes.  The catamaran has a main indoor salon with seating and a galley.  Outdoor space includes a rear covered seating area, a seating area at the helm on the flybridge, a sunpad forward of the helm, and a large “trampoline” in the front with sunken seating just aft of it that also is a wonderful place to spend time.  Each Lagoon is unique, but the video at this link will give you a good tour of this model:  Also see the schematic and photographs below.  While the yacht does offer multiple living spaces, when on board you will be in relatively close quarters with your yacht-mates.  Travelers enjoy getting to know their yacht-mates.  Alternatively, a group comprised of those who already are friends works extremely well also.

Ready To Sail?  Questions?

Reserve your spot by sending your 50% deposit via Venmo @Hallie-Lifson or PayPal, or click the Book Now button below.  For questions, contact us via the form below or at

Windmill in Greece

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