Volos - Skiathos Sailing Trip

Volos - Skiathos - Skopelos
Sporades Islands 
Northen Greece
Romantic Sailing Trip  
for singles

7 days

Sailing Itinerary:
Volos or Loutraki
Kyra Panagia

Dates 2019: 
13 - 20 July
27 Jul - 3 Aug
10 - 17 Aug
17 - 24 Aug

If you are single and looking to meet someone interesting and get to know them well this week will allow you to do so. 7 days - 8 people on board - 4 men -  women.

We will start in Volos and we will visit nearby islands, of exceptional beauty, one of them Skopelos where to movie Mamma Mia was filmed.

You will enjoy the sailing adventure, you will call into private bays for your afternoon swim and lunch, before you set sail to your next island.
Quality boats include: Beneteau 40, Bavaria 36, Jeanneau 349, Jeanneau 419

Group size from 6 minimum to 10 max.

Prices per 1 person in a private cabin. 
When you book together and you wish to share a cabin the 2nd person pays 20% less.
Prices June & Sept
 1750  - last minute prices when paid in last 2 weeks before the retreat 
 1500  - standard Prices 
 1250  - early bird prices for payments before 15 May

Prices High season July - August:  
 1990  - last minute prices when paid in last 2 weeks before the retreat 
 1750  - standard Prices 
 1500  - early bird prices for payments 
before 1 July

20% discount is given to those booking together and sharing a cabin.
What do you get for your money :
* Swim and dive in crystal clear water 
* Understand basic sailing and seamanship
* Overnight accommodation aboard the sailboat
* Make up a party of 5 up to 10 people
* No sailing experience needed
* Skipper and competent crew aboard for a safe and stress free experience

* All taxes and fees

Not included:
* getting to and from the boat to the airport/port
* Greek taverna lunches & dinners ashore (€10 -20 each meal)
* your food/breakfast - you need to purchase the things you wish to eat and have onboard and prepare it yourself together with other companions of your trip. Water, some fruits and some dry snacks will be available onboard. 

Please note: 

Check-in time: 5pm on 1st day. Check-out time: 9am last day.
This tour will run with 4 people signed up. The group is limited to 10 on one boat. 

If we have high demand we will get another boat for 8-10 people.

How to get there / logistics:
Nearest airport Volos (VOL) with many international flights.
Also Thesaloniki (SKG) is not too far away.

Note about sailing itinerary & sailing conditions
The itinerary are suggested and subject to approval by skipper who will be evaluating prevailing weather and sea conditions at the time of charter. Private charter vessels are not cruise ships and can alter point of call at any time during the charter for passengers’ safety and comfort. This is a sample itinerary suggestion which is not legally binding. All information is given in good faith and is believed correct but cannot be guaranteed. The itinerary that will be followed will be discussed by Charterer and skipper upon embarkation, every effort will be made to meet Charterer’s preferences but the actual itinerary that will be followed is subject to weather conditions and to the discretion of the skipper who will be considering passengers’ safety first.

In  case of really bad weather, when it is not safe to sail out we will still enjoy the boat, sleep onboard and during the day the organizers will provide excursions to places of interest,
This to bring/consider:
* Travel insurance - it might be worthwhile checking with your company to ensure you're covered for sailing activities or any last-minute emergencies, 
* Travel dates - if your schedule allows it, stay an extra day before and after your trip.  
* White or sailing shoes for the deck. Rock shoes - the rocks can be sharp and if you have some rock shoes, they may be a handy addition to your luggage (if you plan on a little exploring),
* Luggage - most people tend to over pack for a sailing holiday.  You generally can pack on the light side, just remember your swimmers, something for the evening at dinner and a warm jacket.  Soft bags are preferred on the boat as they're easier to stow away and cause less damage,
* Beach towel - We will provide bend linen and a towel, however if you’d like a beach towel it may pay to bring your own,
* Power adapter - it’s always good to bring a power adapter for any electrical items, including USB cords.  The boat has 2 prong European power points, personal power banks are also a great idea to bring with you, 
* Medication - if you need medication, remember to bring it with you, including seasickness tablets if you get motion sickness.  It’s better to be safe than seasick!
* Music - pack your favourite music on your iPod or MP3 player and remember to pack your aux cable,
* Money - bring cash for dinners in town, as the island may not have an ATM or accept cards
* Shoes - any shoes  with dark or marking soles and heels are not permitted on board.  It would be wise to bring flip-flops or similar for the hot weather,
* Personal - Remember your personal toiletries, including shampoo and to pack your swimmers! 

Other items guests like to bring can also include:
* Underwater camera or GoPro for creating a video of your holiday

As a complement to this retreat we recommend the following packages:

Greece Cultural Tour
* a great package for day night or arrival or departure from Athens, called Welcome to Athens & Ancient Greek Massage Wellness Package. 

* an Ancient Greece Biking Tour

Bookings and contact:
Lyn, assistant
Balkan Events
WhatsApp: +420775555731

Private tours are available by special arrangement for groups of 4 or more.

Cancellation/changes/no show policy:
1) Once you book your place / pay there are no refunds. It is a serious commitment to take part in the retreat. You should honour that and so will we.
2) If you can't make it to a selected retreat you can:
a) find somebody else until 7 days before the start date, no extra fee required
b) no shows with no notice equals in 100% fee loss.

3) if we cancel the retreat you will receive a full refund withing 2 to 8 weeks normally.