Cyclades motorsailers

Cyclades motorsailers

Although Turkey offers the famous blue cruises and blue cruises on gulets, the Greeks have their own equivalent to these endemic ships: the motorsailers, which in no aspect differ in quality or luxury from their Turkish counterparts. And the Cyclades are of course a premium cruising area for the wonderful motorsailers, with hundreds of islands to choose from, the most famous being Paros, Ios, Naxos, Mykonos, Delos, Syros and naturally Santorini.

Motorsailers have the advantage over cruise liners that they can be rent as a private charter or full charter. Cruise liners can obviously only be enjoyed as cabin charters or berth charters, allowing for much less freedom since the itinerary is fixed. On motorsailers however, you and your guests can decide where to go and when and what to see. The captain and crew have a veto naturally when it comes to safety of the vessel and its crew, but in all normal circumstances you and the other guests are in full control.

A typical cruise in the Cyclades on the comfortable motorsailers is 7, 10 or 14 weeks and will start from Athens, but Paros or Mykonos is also a possibility. Stops at translucent blue swimming coves and lovely ports will be mixed together with excursions to ancient sites and archaeological monuments. The day can start as early or as late as you would like, but when anchored off in a secluded bay for the night, lifting anchor early is normal. Yet, when mooring of along the quay of an interesting port of fishing village the morning can be used to discover the little town. Around lunchtime a stop is made (hottest moment of the day) at an anchorage for swimming and other activities. Diving can be arranged. Then after a couple of hours the cruise goes on to the next interesting port along the route in the Cyclades.

The same luxury can be found on superyachts and larger poweryachts, yet due to the wooden and traditional atmosphere these motor sailers are regarded as the ultimate romantic ships, indeed ideal for honeymoons.

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