7 Days Multi Activity Holiday
Begin with the sailing trip. Discover fantastic sailing areas. Enjoy the turquoise blue, crystal clear sea, the bright sun, the light blue sky and the warm summer wind on your skin. Our skippers will travel you safely and will take you to places that only a yacht can reach. Our yachts ideally accommodate groups of 4 and 6 people respectively and they will travel you comfortably to the islands of the Sporades, the cosmopolitan Skiathos, the green Skopelos – the island of MAMMA MIA, or even the Alonissos Sea Park in case you can extend your vacation. Here where the green of the pines and the dense forests blends with the deep blue of the sea and sky. Away from crowds, you safely enjoy the sea, you move independently and visit new places without having to carry luggage, just wearing your swimsuit all day.And then give yourself a breath of fresh air in Pelion. Rejuvenation and wellness in the summer residence of Gods. Pelion Pleiades Hotel is located in a beech forest just half an hour from famous beaches such as Agios Giannis, Horefto, Mylopotamos. Our experienced team will reconnect you with nature and will offer you an unforgettable holiday experience. Choose one of our programmes and do canyoning, cycling and hiking or botany workshop & pilates, or taste the local gastronomy through a cooking class, or travel back to the past taking a ride with the Little Train of Pelion. Your evenings to Pleiades Hotel having dinner overlooking the Aegean and enjoying a cocktail on our terrace under the starry sky will indulge you. Choose one of our suggestions ACTIVE –FAMILY–RELAX or just send us your preferences and we will organize together your holiday experience.
- Boat charter, skipper fee, fuel, port fees, bed linen
- Accommodation at Pelion Pleiades Hotel
- All transfers mentioned in the program
- All mountain activities during your stay in Pelion
- Breakfast – Snacks and Dinner during your stay at Pelion Pleiades Hotel
- This program is organized by Pelion Pleiades Hotel, with many years of experience in the mountain and
- The meals during the sailing trip. The yachts have kitchen and equipment to prepare meals. We also
believe that it is better for you to decide on the spot if you prepare your meals or choose to eat in the
islands since there is a big variety of restaurants, taverns and small bistros.
- The boats are delivered full of water and ice. In case of refill is charged on the crew. (20 euros max)
- Any activity during the sailing trip (water sports, car rental, tickets museums etc)
- The night tax paid during the stay at Pelion Pleiades Hotel, which is paid during the
- Hotel accommodation
- Any activity in Pelion that is not mentioned in the program.
- Travel insurance
STAY&SAIL The 3 different combinations of activities figuratively the best the area has to offer: ACTIVE for adrenaline lovers, FAMILY A family experience for all ages and RELAX With gentle, relaxed rhythms for complete rejuvenation.
SAILING TO SPORADES
Book a yacht with your friends or family. Your captain will introduce you to the art of sailing but also he will introduce the area in a total different way. Northern Sporades are known for their rich flora, unique beaches and history. They are an ideal area for beginner sailors and this is because of the short distances between the islands and the mild winds. You do not need to be a sailor – our skippers steer and you enjoy the sun and the sea. Maintaining your privacy and choosing the places you will spend your vacation, sailing is probably one of the safest ways to escape and relax. Enjoy the sun; do water sports and even fishing from the boat. Visit beaches that can only be reached by boat.
REJUVENATE IN PELION – Mt. Pelion – A marriage of Sea and Mountain
It uniquely combines green mountain landscapes with the deep blue of the Aegean and Pagasitikos waters. Mt. Pelion is blessed with a lavish abundance of natural beauties and ever-changing vistas. The unique attractions and the local history and culture, charm the visitor and make Pelion a beloved and comprehensive tourist destination. Its twenty-four picturesque villages, their labyrinthine cobbled streets adorned with numerous fine old houses in traditional architectural style, are some of the reasons Pelion becomes part of the myth. It is in Pelion that the ancient Greek pantheon descended from their palaces on Mt. Olympus to enjoy the summer amongst Centaurs and demi-gods. It is here Asclepius, the god of Medicine, studies under Chiron, the legendary centaur, and soon breeds, here, the holy snake, which becomes the symbol of the medical profession to this day, while Pelion’s diverse healing herbs become the basis for his pharmacology. Pleiades Hotel built in a beech forest (NATURA) with panoramic views of the Aegean and Pagasitikos makes it a “refuge” that offers the visitor rejuvenation, tranquility and direct contact with Nature. Many trails start from the hotel and at a distance of about half an hour by car are the most famous beaches of unique beauty.
Clarifications & Travel Details
S/Y Nausica & Medousa
are two identical yachts, Jeanneau 37 (11 m). They have 3 double cabins, living room, kitchen, 1 wc. Can accommodate up to 8 people. S/Y Lifetime, Jeanneau 52 (15 m). Have 3 double cabins and one with double berth , living room, kitchen and 2 wc. Lifetime can host up to 10 people.All of them have tender and outboard.
of our fleet is located in the picturesque Platanias, 57 km from Volos and just 5 knots from the island of Skiathos and the famous Koukounaries beach, Isl Skiathos. Its incomparable beauty, the golden sand, and the dense vegetation are some of the factors that made this beach one of the most photographed beaches of this island. The beach borders the wetland of the protected area of the Strofilia lagoon. In Platanias, you can swim, do your last shopping or even drink ouzo and eat a meze just before your sailing trip. Platanias means plane tree and the village took its name because of the many plane trees it has which offers to the visitor a sense of relaxation and coolness
can be altered according to your preferences and the weather conditions. For example if you prefer to stay more in beaches rather than ports or vice versa you can do.
never sails during the night and you sail around 7 hours per day. In either way the program is flexible and your skipper will explain all your alternatives. We recommend, one of the crew learn the basics in order to help the skipper especially during the approach in the ports and beaches.
in the island we approach are public. That means that we cannot always guarantee that we will be able to have a place in the port- especially during July and August. That means that we might need to stay anchored and use the dinghy to approach the ports.
During your sailing trip you are free to decide either to prepare your meals on board or eat in the islands. You can cook on board. The boat has a kitchen equipped for cooking. The yacht also has a gas stove you can cook. You do not have any extra charge for gas consumption. There is also a 12V yacht fridge around 60 lt capacity. Also you can find a variety of taverns in the islands if you do not wish to cook. It is necessary to also buy water because the water on board is not drinkable. Before your departure from Platanias you can make all the necessary provisioning in the local market, very close to the port where the yachts are moored. The local supermarket offers delivery to the yacht with no extra charge. If you want to taste a variety of local goods we prepare a basket full of local delicacies and deliver it to the yacht upon arrival. (extra charge upon request).
Luggage & Linen
For your own comfort try to bring small soft suitcases in order to store them in the yacht cabins. Bring soft shoes in order to use them on board. In sailing trips you do not need to bring a lot of things. Basically you need swimsuits, light clothing and a light jacket in case it is chill during the night, a hat and sunglasses.Yacht: We offer you linen for your bed and one towel for your bath. You have to bring a swimming towel.
The yacht will be cleaned and disinfected based on the regulations against covid before your departure but you are responsible to keep it clean during your stay. So before your departure you need to buy some cleaning staff such as soap for plates, sponge, a general cleaner soap for all the surfaces and the deck and a chlorine for your WC. Also you need garbage bags and toilet paper.
The yacht will be loaded with water (500 lt or 1000lt depending on the type of the boat). If you need to refill it then you will have to pay extra in the ports. (Around 10-20 euros). The yacht has hot water for your showers.
Both the fuel of the yacht and the fuel of the outboard of your dinghy are included in the offer so you will not have any extra charge.
The yacht can support 12V plugs only as in the cars. So you can charge your mobile or laptop. Electronic devices such as hair dryers cannot be supported. Ice The fridge is on when the engine is on. As a consequence we support our fridge with ice to keep the products fresh and cool. We offer the ice in the check in. During the sailing trip you might need to buy again ice in the ports. (Cost of ice refill is around 4 euros and you can find ice in all ports)
Regulation & Charter Party
The yachts are inspected by the Greek Registrar and have all the life-saving means provided by Greek law. In addition, before every sailing trip we are getting authorization by the Port Authorities. This is the reason it is necessary to have at least two days earlier some personal data from each passenger (Name, Surname, Gender, Passport Number, Date of Birth, Address).
There are 11 rooms and suites in total, enjoying spectacular mountain or sea views, to suit and accommodate up to a party of five. Each room has been decorated with care to echo the distinctive regional architecture with bespoke wood furniture and features crafted locally. All areas are decorated with traditional wooden furniture, folk woodcarver and ski collections of old objects.
The offer includes breakfast and dinner at the Hotel. We serve our breakfast on the hotel terrace overlooking the Pagasetic Gulf and the Aegean. Our rich breakfast includes handmade products and flavors of local gastronomy. The dinner is based on recipes of Greek and local cuisine, and includes salad, main course, appetizer and seasonal fruits. (Drinks, soft drinks, sweets are not included.) Our goal for our visitors to taste Greek cuisine with an emphasis on local products. Activities also include snacks. Finally we can satisfy specific nutritional needs upon request.
After dinner, on the hotel terrace overlooking the sea you may experience Live Music Nights enjoying a drink under the starry sky. Our location, away from the city lights- is an excellent spot to observe the stars more clearly. This is why the hotel got its name from a constellation – Pleiades.
In order to exclude any unpleasant moment in your trip, do not forget:
- Two pairs of sneakers
- Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
- Light jacket and sweater for cool evenings both at the hotel and on board.
Transfers are made by minivan in compliance with all covid protocol regulations. Also if someone prefers to have his/her own vehicle we can arrange the rental of your car.
The offer includes the following transfers:
1) Transfer from and to the Airports of Thessaloniki, Athens or Anchialos .
2) All transfers from Pleiades Hotel to the activities and vice versa.
3) Transfer from the port of Platanias, the yachts base to Pelion Pleiades Hotel.
Not included: travel costs to the various islands such as bus tickets, taxi, car / motorbike rental, etc.