Visit-Cyclades.com welcomes you to the Cyclades and to our website which works as a website brochure of our travel agency CYCLADES RESERVATION CENTER & TRAVEL, based in Piso Livadi, Paros Island. We are a travel agency and a reservation center for accommodation specialized on the Cyclades group of islands and not only.
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SANTORINI:

55 Euro

Sunset on board

Sailing in the Caldera From Athinio

Volcano – swim on Hot Springs 

Enjoy sunset on board– dinner on board.

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PAROS:

900 Euro

Tile Mosaic 8 Days Seminar
Accommodation, Transfers,
13 meals, 2 day tours, Car available,
5 days tile Mosaic lessons,
Tools and materials

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Delos-Mykonos:

50 Euro

Departures from Paros & Naxos
3 hours Visit to Delos Archaeological Site
3,5 hours Visit to Mykonos

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Sailing into Cyclades:

7 Days private sailing cruises to/from Paros
to the surrounding islands.

3 & 4 days available May & June.

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Sailing Important Info

Important info for Sailing in the Cyclades

Arrival and Check in/out procedures.

Usually all of our 7 days charters start at 12:00. While for the shorter days charters could depart also around 10:00. The meeting point referring to Parikia port is the Marina Café just opposite of the yachts in the port of Parikia. While referring to departures from Piso Livadi or Adamas (Milos) the meeting point will be done directly at the yacht. 

In any case someone from the company is going to wait for you there. The first acquaintance with your skipper and a short briefing about the weather and the itinerary is going to follow and soon after you will all head for the yacht. Find your way around the boat while we will prepare the paper work with the authorities and get ready for your first day out at sea at about 13:00/11:00. For late arrivals head direct to the yacht where your skipper will be waiting for you.

Check out is at 18:00 (or earlier if you wish) at the same place. No special procedure is needed.

On the other hand in cases or a Combi package, always an arrival/departure transfer to/from the yacht is included.

Weather conditions and sailing

Usually the yachts are certified by their designers to sail in all the weather conditions, but as we have customized our activities in cruising and the benefit our guests, the insurance companies as well as the authorities have adjusted their terms in this direction. So there are restrictions and sail is forbidden when the wind is equal or stronger to 7bfts, except that your captain believes that it would be safe to go downwind up to your next destination or if you are in a protected area, without big waves. For example south of Naxos is lying the Archipelago of small  Cyclades islands, where when the strong meltemi is blowing the huge island of Naxos to the north doesn’t allow big waves to build up. Finally night sailing is not allowed except if it’s a matter of safety.

Daily life on board

Usually we have breakfast onboard. After that we set sail for our next island. The sailing time depends on the chosen itinerary and might be from 2 up to 5 hours. On our way we make a stop at a nice anchorage for swimming. At this place we usually have a light meal of snacks for lunch and then we continue to our final destination where we get early in the afternoon, at about 3-4 pm, in order to have time to explore the island. Our skipper will give you directions and also we can arrange for a rental in case that you wish to drive around. Dinners are taken ashore because Greek food is a part of Greek lifestyle experience. Recommendations about restaurants are going to be given, as well as reservations could be arranged by us especially during the high season.  For those who would like to continue with a drink, night life at the islands is always possible.

What Shall I bring with me.

First of all, it’s important to know that generally yachts and mini-cruise cabins have limited storage space so it preferable traveling with bags that can fold flat. Sport bags with wheels or a good quality backpack are best for storage purposes aboard.

Apart from the provisions, all of our yachts are fully equipped for charters. So focus only on your personal belongings. Sun protection stuff is mandatory. Keep in mind that the Greek sun is very strong. Beach towels might be useful and are always forgotten. 

 

 

 

 

Things that you shouldn’t forget: Usually we suggest to our guests to focus on things as follows: passport and visa (if required), air tickets, bank ATM cards, credit cards, waterproof windbreaker jacket,  deck shoes or canvas non-skid boating shoes or sneakers (with light colored soles), swim suit(s), sun glasses with neck string,  tanning lotion, brimmed hat with neck tie and/or baseball hat, light hiking or running shoes, sandals or ventilated shoes (for trekking through sites), shorts, t-shirts, lightweight long sleeve shirts & pants/trousers, dress shirt or blouses and long pants/trousers or skirts (for the evenings but nothing formal required), camera, battery charger and spare digital memory cards, toiletries, tooth brush, paste, shampoo,  beach towel (some of our trips include beach towels), suggested ear plugs for noisier harbors and eye blinds for daytime siestas,  specialty foods - for medical or health reasons (i.e. herbal tea, sweeteners, etc), personal medications (allergy, cold, anti inflammatory, indigestion pills), motion sickness medication (pills, patches, or bracelets), small pack-sac for camera and water bottle when going off shore.

Cleaning on board during sail

As soon as you will reach the yachts for the first time you will notice that we emphasize in cleaning. A basket is located at the cockpit and you will be kindly asked by your skipper to leave your shoes there. Please respect the boat and try to keep it in good condition during the whole charter. It is good for all of us. Although it’s not included in skipper’s duties, he is going to help in order to have a clean and respectable yacht by cleaning with fresh water the decks, wherever is possible and also by keeping an eye in the inside condition whenever is needed. Your help would be appreciated as a sign of recognition for a pleasant stay. Don’t forget that the yachts are a special place which needs extra care, perhaps different from what you know by now. Don’t hesitate to ask your captain for every question even if you believe that is so simple. For example, make sure that on your return from the beach you clean your feet from the sand at the cockpit shower. Sand in the shower means failure of the electrical pumps.

 

Booking Procedure & Terms of Payments and Cancellations.

From the moment that you want to charter a private yacht with Captain or even a specific Combi Package, you may get in touch with us, in writing, where the exact dates of your preference will be mentioned, the number of participants, as well as the number of the sailing days that you wish to have are required. And within 24hours you will get a complete offer with availability and rates.

In case that our offer will be interest you and wish to book and the “block” the yacht, an option of 5 days will be given in order to think about and make up your mind and finalized the booking. If no reply will be received from you within these 5 days of option, automatically the option will be expired and the yacht will be available again to other guests.

As soon as we’ll receive your final booking decision, a pro-forma invoice will be send to you and you may proceed with the payment. This could be done either by using the safety environment of our bank web site, charging your credit card, or by wiring money direct to our bank account. Whichever is more convenient for you. The first payment of 50% should be done by the moment you will book the charter and the balance of 50% one month prior your cruise.

If you cancel your charter, our cancellation policy is described below.

Up to 60 days prior to your departure 5% of the yacht fee is going to be retained.
60-10 days prior to your departure 50% of the yacht fee is going to be retained.
10 days prior to your departure 100% of the yacht fee is retained.
On the other hand if we are not able to have the yacht ready for you on time, due to some unforeseen factors, for example total loss of the boat, we are obliged to contact you explaining the situation and make an agreement, either to return the whole amount of the fee to you or to find another similar yacht to do the charter.

 

 

 

 

Last modified on Monday, 02 February 2015 17:00
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