Sailing passion for decades
Babis Markatos has been sailing in the Dodecaneses, Kyklades and Ionian Sea fort he last 30 years. He has moved from the Aegean to Kefalonia in 2001 thus returning to the island where he was born. Babis spends the winter time in Germany with his family, spends the summers in his home country Greece and enjoys showing the beauty of Greece to our guests on board.
2014 a team from 3sat does a documentary about Odysseus. In the last episode “Durch Kalabrien aud der Insel Ithaka” Babis sailed with the film crew from Kefalonia to Ithaka. You can see Babis on board from SY Jenny between 28:30 min and 37:00 min.
We sail in the Ionian Sea which offers an excellent experience with its perfect mix of gentle sailing, culture, traditional fishing villages, stunning beaches and picturesque coves with azure water and plenty of possibilities for relaxation. Discover the delicious homemade food in small taverns and spend evenings in small bars next to the seaside – be yourself. We recommend starting from either Kefalonia – made famous by the film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (Nicholas Cage / Penelope Cruz) – or Zakynthos. Both islands are perfect base stations for one- or two-week trips. We adapt to your wishes concerning travel times, routes, etc. although it may be possible that routes have to be changed on short notice depending on the weather conditions. Please find below an exemplary route:
|Day 1||Embarkation in Zakynthos|
|Day 2||Kefalonia – Melissani Cave|
|Day 3||Ithaka – Homer’s Odyssey|
|Day 4||Lefkada -The Carribean of Greece|
|Day 5||Kalamos – Golden Sand and crystal water|
|Day 6||Kefalonia – Culinary highlights in the port of Poros|
|Day 7||Zakynthos – Blue caves|
Individual Sailing around the Greek Islands
We offer individually designed sailing trips for adults as well as for children. On board our proprietor’s yacht type Robert Perry 47 (ketch) we discover the Ionian Islands beyond mass tourism. You decide if you prefer to relax on deck with sun, wind and waves or if you participate actively in sailing. When good winds prevail, we will sail between the islands. In case there is too little wind, the onboard motor is used. Our trips are guided by the owner of the yacht or a qualified skipper, so that you are safe even as an absolute beginner in sailing.
Discover Greece with the entire family
We care for your safety and give you all the information you need to disover the magic Ionian Islands according to you individual interests while the yacht is waiting for your return in one of the small ports. Families and children are welcome any time! Sailing is interesting for small children as well as for teenagers who love to learn and take over the rudder while the parents are relaxing on deck. Please ask for family prices, we are happy to provide an individual offer. A booking for two families i.e. starts at the price of 1.250 EUR per family plus cruising kitty.
The comfortable way of freedom
We are sailing on board of a classic sailing yacht type Perry 47. The dimensions of the yacht are: length 15m, width 4.35 m. The Yacht is equipped with a kitchen, 2 double cabins and a salon with a pull-out double bed and one single bed. There are two bathrooms, each with a shower and toilet. The cabins and the salon are fitted in classic style with teak finishings and offer a warm, homely atmosphere.
As a real Oldtimer the Yacht is very well kept by its owner and equipped with latest technology and safety devices according to international standards.
Some technical data:
|Sail Area||120 sqm|
|Engine||Ford 125 Hp|
|Fresh Water Tank||2,500 l|
|Waste Water Tank||1,000 l|
PRICES AND SERVICES
There is no need to care about details – our island hopping packages include the rent of the yacht as well as the skipper. Additional fees such as diesel, insurances, taxes, port fees, electricity & cleaning as well as breakfast and small snacks on board are covered by the cruising kitty of appr. 50 EUR per person. 50% of the fee is due at booking, the rest a fortnight before the start of the trip.
We are happy to assist you finding good flights or ferries. Please ask us if you want to combine the sailing with a stay in a nice hotel. We can make reservations for you and can organize transfers at reasonable prizes for you.
Book the yacht individually for up to 7 people or two families:
|TIME PERIOD||CHARTER PER WEEK|
|May, June, October||2,700 EUR|
|July until September||3,200 EUR|
You would like to join other travelers and meet individuals from all over the world? Join our group charter events. Please note that the minimum number of participants needs to be 4 people (max. 7 people):
|TIME PERIOD||CHARTER PER WEEK|
|May, June, October||480 EUR|
|July until September||530 EUR|
|Last minute||400 EUR|
Charalampos (Babis) Markatos
Please check the availability through an email request. We will answer within two days.
Do you need additional information? We are happy to hear from you!
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