Kosher Sailing in Greece – 2024

We’re so excited about having you join us on an exciting adventure in Greece. Stunning vistas, charming villages, serene coves, and pristine waters are ready to be explored. Whether you prefer hiking, swimming, diving, reading, unwinding, or witnessing breathtaking sunsets, this adventure has it all. Departing every Tuesday from Athens, our 7-day voyage will take you through the enchanting islands and picturesque landscapes of the Saronic Gulf.

Here is all the information you need to move forward with your booking. Please use the button on the right to fill in the form below to start the booking process or contact us in the chat box or by mail with any questions.

  • Our embarkation point is the Alimos marina in Athens. It is easily accessible from Athens airport.
  • We depart promptly at 3pm on Tuesdays, returning to the marina the following Monday evening or early Tuesday morning for disembarkation at 9am on the following Tuesday.
  • Apart from Shabbat, we will be anchored in bays and use the dinghy to get to shore.
  • Weather and sea conditions will always affect our progress and our itinerary which may change at any time.
  • This is given as a guide only and additional or replacement stops will be planned as necessary to meet the conditions of the area or the guest requests and preferences.

Your Home on the Water

Meet this beautiful catamaran* which could be your home with 4 double cabins, each with its own en-suite bathroom and separate shower. She’s just under 15m long and 8m wide and as well as the expansive salon indoors, there is a shaded outdoor area, front cushions by the trampoline, and up on top, cushions to lie down and a wrap around seat to enjoy the view. The boat is fully air conditioned and has its own generator and water maker. (*Actual boat and configuration may vary)

Typical Greece Itinerary

Tuesday

Arrive at Alimos Marina, you’ll be shown to your cabin and get a thorough safety briefing and boat tour.

When everyone has settled in, we’ll leave the marina for a 3 hour sail SW to Agistri Island. Depending on weather conditions and the time we leave Athens, we may anchor in Aegina or Agistri overnight or continue on to Epidavros.

Kosher Catamaran

Wednesday

We will spend the morning in Epidavros Port where we can go and explore the sea by snorkeling at the remains of the submerged city or for those who want to go diving, this can be arranged. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the spectacular Epidavros Amphitheater which is a half hour taxi ride away. The perfect acoustics of this amphitheater that the Greeks built 4000 years ago have to be heard to be believed.

In the afternoon we’ll move south, anchoring overnight on the way to Poros.

Epidavros Amphi

Thursday

Today’s adventure begins with a leisurely stroll through the picturesque town of Poros, where we can immerse ourselves in the local culture and visit the fisherman to buy their fresh catch for dinner. As the day unfolds, we’ll set sail towards the tranquil bays of Hydra or Dokos, where we’ll anchor for the night, basking in the serenity of the surroundings and witnessing a breathtaking sunset painting the sky in hues of gold and crimson.

Poros Quay

Friday

We’ll be visiting Hydra Town on Hydra Island which is a charming maze of streets around the port, with elegant stone mansions and narrow paved streets. There are no cars anywhere on the island which is known for its historical significance and architectural beauty. You’ll have time to wander around the serene waterfront setting with traditional taverns and museums, creating a peaceful and captivating atmosphere.

In the early afternoon, we’ll move on to Porto Cheli which will be our home for Shabbat.

Shabbat

We’ll be moored in Porto Cheli for Shabbat, a summer resort town nestled on a bay of the Argolic Gulf. Porto Heli’s vibrant waterfront hosts various activities, from book fairs to concerts, while its beaches like Hinitsa and Ververoda offer water sports and relaxation. This cosmopolitan destination is a blend of natural beauty, luxury, and lively nightlife.

You’ll have time to relax on board, wander through the town and go out in the evening for a drink.

Hydra Town

Sunday

A visit to the region isn’t complete without a visit to Spetses, known for its elegant atmosphere, impressive mansions, and calm ambiance. Spetses offers a blend of history, culture, and natural beauty and you will have time to look around before we sail to the opposite side of the island to visit Bekiri’s Cave.

In the afternoon, we’ll head off to Dokos bay where we’ll anchor overnight in the tranquility of an island almost uninhabited. Goats and chickens outnumber the people!

Sunset at Dakos Island

Monday

We’ll start our journey back to Athens by sailing back past Poros and stopping off at one of a number of locations that we may have skipped earlier in the week. There is no shortage of locations including Aigina, Agkistri and Methana. Depending on the weather forecast, we may head back to Athens In the evening or early the following morning.

Tied up at Russian Bay

Tuesday

We’ll be waking up on Tuesday morning to say a fond farewell to the crew and the boat at 9am after an amazing week of sailing.

Syvota, Greece

We’re looking forward to raising the sails and dropping the anchor with you! Unless otherwise stated, each trip is 7 days from Tuesday 16:00 to Tuesday 09:00. Trips longer than 7 days can be arranged (and are more relaxed with more time to see all the islands). Please speak to us!

2024 Prices

Discounts and Options

Kosher Sailing Booking Form

We’re looking forward to raising the sails and dropping the anchor with you! We’ll be leaving Athens every Tuesday from Shavuot to Rosh Hashana and will be delighted to have you join us. Remember that the basic package is for self-catering with a skipper only but we would be delighted to offer our chef and hostess to make it a truly memorable and pampering week.

These are some creations from chef Eitan in Sicily last year. He will be joining us for some of our trips in Athens this year as well..

Booking Form

Please fill in the details below. Your booking will not be final until we receive a deposit and you receive confirmation by email.

Terms & Conditions

Payment Terms

  • 50% payable immediately to secure the booking.
  • 50% balance payable 60 days before departure
  • If the second payment is not forthcoming, we reserve the right not to refund the initial 50% deposit (see below)

Refunds and cancellation:

  • No refunds can be given, however in the event you need to cancel, we will make every reasonable effort to find someone to take your place. If no one is found, or if a discount needs to be offered to fill the place, you will be reimbursed proportionally.
  • In the unlikely event that we need to cancel, we will offer you the option to rebook for a different trip subject to our future plans or you will be entitled to a full refund.

Shabbat accommodation:

  • Shabbat accommodation off the boat is not included.
  • We will always do our best to find a suitable mooring for shabbat but due to weather conditions or crowded marinas/ports this cannot be guaranteed. We will always ensure that should you wish to be off the boat for shabbat, that you can disembark and make your way to a hotel or AirBnB of your choice.

Travel to/from the base:

  • We are not responsible for any travel arrangements to or from the marina that will be our base. This is at your own expense.
  • We sail on time! It is your responsibility to arrive at the appointed sailing day and time. If you are late, you will need to find ferry or boat transportation to catch up with us!
  • Your participation in our sailing trip will only be finalized and confirmed after the deposit has been paid and you receive written confirmation of your acceptance as a crew member. We urge you not to book flights or make travel plans until you receive this from us.
  • Unfortunately, we are not responsible for the weather and sometimes there may be delays or changes in schedule according to the conditions.

Children:

  • There are no formal age limitations of who can be on board, however for the comfort of everyone, we do not encourage you to bring babies or toddlers who may decide to climb over the rail and jump in the water when unattended!
  • Please talk to us if you wish to bring children under 8 years old and we will decide together if this is appropriate and safe for everyone.

Health and fitness:

  • In order to come sailing with us, you need to be able to swim and to be reasonably fit.
  • The level of fitness expected would be for you to be able to climb into a dinghy and row a short distance to shore.

Safety:

  • You will receive an extensive safety briefing when you come on board and before we set sail.
  • We only use boats which meet all international safety standards and are equipped with a life raft, flares, life belts and all other safety equipment required by the regulations.
  • You are required to obey the skipper’s commands at all times as relating to safety on board.

Insurance:

  • The boat is insured by the charter company and the skipper has additional insurance.
  • You are encrequired to purchase travel insurance that includes rescue at sea and emergency evacuation from sea (in the event of a medical emergency). Standard travel insurance policies may not cover this.
  • You will be responsible for any damage you cause to the boat either directly or indirectly to the sum of €5000 or according to the insurance policy conditions of the boat, whichever is higher. You will also be charged by us for any time and costs we incur to resolve the incident.

Shabbat & Kashrut:

  • There is no mashgiach on board.
  • All kashrut policies will be explained and all questions answered prior to payment.
  • Every effort will be made to meet specific requests for kashrut but no guarantees can be made.