The Cyclades by Gulet

Delos Island
Delos Island
Coast of Andros
Coast of Andros
Thera
Thera
Island of Naxos
Island of Naxos
Santorini
Santorini
Temple of Demeter, Naxos
Temple of Demeter, Naxos
Cape Sounion
Cape Sounion

Join us as we take a meandering route around the Cyclades islands by gulet. Discover atmospheric archaeological sites amidst rugged, sun-drenched outcrops of rock, which stand within sparkling azure seas. Travel to the sacred island of Delos, mythical birthplace of twins Apollo and Artemis. Standing amongst this sprawling ruin, we can easily imagine the magnificent city that once was.

Santorini’s multicoloured cliffs are certain to capture your imagination, as will the fascinating Minoan site of Akrotiri. Aside from our archaeological pursuits, we make sure to reserve time for a dip in the beautiful azure sea.

  • Gulet cruising allows you to experience a completely different side to the Cyclades Islands. Enjoy a friendly and informal atmosphere on board - as each tour is limited to a maximum of 18 guests
  • Explore the Terrace of the Lions, dedicated to Apollo; and visit the ancient and mysterious Castle of Andros
  • Enjoy dinner overlooking the illuminated temples of Cape Sounion

Please note that whilst both tours will visit all of the same sites, they will visit them in a different order. The second date of our tour begins in Kea and ends in Santorini. 

Themes

  • Romans
  • Ancient Greek

Practicalities

  • Special Access
  • Small Group
  • All Inclusive

What's Included

  1. Expert Guide Lecturer
  2. Tour Manager
  3. Local Travel - Private a/c coach
  4. Meals - All meals included with wine at dinner
  5. Entries & Tips - Entry to all sites in programme; tips included
  6. Field Notes
  7. Hotel - On this particular trip, our hotel is a gulet.
  8. Flights

Hotel Info

The Halis Temel is a Turkish vessel that is currently undergoing refurbishment; Andante guests will stay in her freshly redecorated cabins with wooden floors, new bathrooms and new furniture. Here are some key points about the gulet:

General information:

  • The gulet is powered by motor, not sail
  • There is plenty of space on deck for relaxing and dining inside and out
  • The vessel has an indoor and outdoor bar
  • The decking is anti-slip throughout
  • There are awnings to create shade in the heat of the afternoon, and pillows to cover outside seating
  • The gulet has a licence to sail in Greek waters

Cabins:

  • All rooms on the same level and are consistent in size
  • The bathrooms are small in size but easily serviceable and en-suite
  • The bed length is 6ft 2in with comfortable mattresses
  • Twin cabins can be made into doubles if required
  • The cabins are of a good size with storage space, sockets and lighting
  • All cabins have AC, Satellite TV, towels, shower gel, soap, shower caps, hairdryers, and have a maid service every day
  • Each cabin has wardrobe space with mirrors, a safe, life jackets and a small fridge
  • Every cabin has a porthole that face outwards
  • There is no laundry service on board, but it could be pre-arranged for the crew to take it onto an island for washing

The Crew:

  • 1 Captain
  • 1 qualified chef
  • 5 other crew members
  • All will be Turkish but speak excellent English

 Compliance and Health & Safety:

  • The gulet is ISM inspected every April
  • There are smoke alarms and fire extinguishers in all cabins and throughout the boat
  • There are red fire alarm boxes on different public spaces throughout the boat
  • There is a ladder at other end of the cabin corridor which leads to an emergency exit to the deck
  • There are 2 inflatable lifeboats on the decks
  • Railings on the decks are about 1 metre high
  • There will be a health and safety and fire safety briefing on the first day

Travel Information

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