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Crewed Sailing Boat for Charter in the Cyclades islands

Sailing yacht Anastasia - Atlantic 60

Anastasia

This beautiful and spacious skippered yacht, with its large saloon and cockpit, is ideal for up to 8 guests in 4 double en-suite cabins, for cruises in the Cyclades islands. The yacht is based on the island of Syros, which is easily reached by air or sea from Athens or Piraeus. The itineraries are flexible with many guests choosing to visit some of the more famous islands, such as Mykonos, Paros, Naxos and Santorini, while many like to also visit some of the more secluded, quieter yet more traditional islands like Koufonissia, Folegandros, Schinoussa, etc. The ports for embarkation and disembarkation are flexible and it may be possible to arrange one way trips according the boat's booking programme.

Anastasia

The yacht is privately owned and carefully managed by her owner's family. Patrick has recently taken over from his step-father Marcos as skipper. At 36 years old, Patrik has logged 30,000+ miles  of sailing. Born in Holland and raised in Italy, he is fluent in  English and Italian and comfortable with Spanish. He was taught to sail by some of the most experienced and well-regarded skippers in Greece, which has instilled diligence and passion in his work.  Patrik’s extensive knowledge of the Greek islands enables him to locate the best sites to show you your dream vacation.  Having navigated in the Greek waters for over 15 years, he knows the best harbors, bays and coves to visit. A very friendly and outgoing person, you are sure to feel comfortable with him on board. He knows the boat inside out, handles her with extreme ease, and will always make sure your safety comes first. Patrik loves to demonstrate and teach the basics of sailing, and would happily do this with you. Sail with him, and you are sure to have an unforgettable holiday.

Skipper Patrik on Anastasia
Skipper Patrik

foredeck Galley
Front cabin Stern cabin
port side Head

LOA: 17m, beam: 5m, draft: 2.75m. 8 guests in 4 extra large double guest cabins with ensuite WC, separate skipper's cabin and WC.

The inventory includes: air-conditioning, teak decks, bow thruster, septic tank (300 L),  spray dodger + sprayhood + bimini top, roll bar, battery charger+ shore power, gangway (Electro-hydraulic), 2 anchors (bow anchor with 140 m chain) , EPIRB, stern davits, all  the safety equipement for  10 pax, TV-DVD, coffee-maker, espresso machine, and more.

*Priority is given to whole boat bookings. Individual cabins may be offered on a yacht share basis only as available for last-minute special offers.

Saloon table interior view
View from Oia, Santorini Sunset in Foleandros
Grammata Bay What a dive!

Alan B and family chartered s/y Anastasia in the Cyclades islands in May, with skipper Stefan and deck-hand, Patrick.


Guest book comments (from clients who chartered Captain Marco's previous yacht, s/y Alba IV / Wavedancer, Atlantic 55).

Great job Marcos!"
Cynthia M, Atlanta, USA - 23 - 28 June 2003, Lavrion to Mykonos

"The captain and the boat were wonderful"
Skip Q, USA, 28 June - 5 July 2003, Mykonos to Syros

"Marcos is a fantastic captain and skipper - we would definitely consider another charter with him."
Alexander M, Australia - 5 - 12 July 2003, Syros to Lavrion

"Weather was spectacular - Sailing superb. The captain (Marcos) great! We will sail together again."
A. Harvey B, Washington D.C., 6 -13 October 2003, Paros to Santorini

"The yacht was amazing! Email service was fast and reliable - great agency. Captain Marcos was absolutely wonderful, fantastic with all four young children! It was a great pleasure to sail with him. Also, he steered us in the right direction with restaurant advice. We had a fantastic vacation."
Cynthia M (USA), April 2004, Syros, Greece. 05 April - 12 April 2004 Syros to Syros.

"No suggestions for improvements. Would come again."
Richard V (Romania),. 11 September - 18 September 2004 Syros - Cylades

"Got back on saturday from a lovely cruise with Marcos and the Alba IV. Thanks for the champagne and for listing such a great captain and boat. Marcos was particularly kind and helpful when one of our party fell in Naxos and had to go to a clinic for several stitches.

Although the weather was a bit windy and freezing several days, our family enjoyed themselves throughly. We will certainly recommend your company to others. This is the first time I've arranged such an undertaking totally via internet, and, of course, had to trust that it would all be fine. Thanks for making it so painless!

Best regards,
Marielle"

"Both captain and boat were great! Marcos is a very knowledgeable sailor and knows the islands well. We enjoyed his company very much."
Stephen and Marielle M, USA, resident in Athens.23 April - 30 April 2005, Mykonos to Syros

"Great time! Enjoyed Marcos, who is very knowlegeable and helpful."
Mr John M, USA - 16 May - 21 May 2005, Santorini - Mykonos

"We have been very happy about the skill, responsibility and the extremely kindness of Marcos."
Mr Fritz E. (Germany) - 11 June - 25 June 2005, Mykonos - Mykonos

"Marcos was excellent. He is very experienced and was great with the kids. We have traveled extensively around Europe and this has been the most enjoyable vacation we have taken."
Mr Mike H. (USA) [See family picture] 02 July - 09 July 2005, Syros - Syros

"Dear Betty! I would like to thank you for the information you sent me by e-mail befor our trip. I would appreciate it if you would extend our thanks to your husband for the very pleasant week we spent on his boat between July 16th and 23rd. We enjoyed the islands, the swimming, the information he offered us throughout the week. Please tell him that Daniel will never forget the ride on the Motorbike in Mykonos! We wish the both of you all the best!
Cordially,
Trudy K"
(Switzerland)

"Dear Francesca,
We returned from our trip through the Cyclades almost two weeks ago and all sorts of responsibilities have kept me busy and unable to write to you about our trip. First of all, I would like to thank you for all of the e-mails you sent me. You were very helpful and patient as we were trying to decide which boat to choose, where exactly to sail, etc. Everything worked out very well thanks to your professional help. You can be sure that we will recommend your company to our friends.
We had a great time! Captain Marcos was exceptionally nice and always ready to give good advice. He made us feel secure right from the start and took us to wonderful places. (We appreciated Schinoussa most of all.)
I wish you all the best!
Sincerely,
Trudy K"
(Switzerland)
16 July - 23 July 2005, Mykonos - Syros

"Dear Francesca,
We had a very good time on the boat and with Marco. Particularly, we had full trust in him in every respect from taking our children for a drink to sailing in harsh weather conditions. Probably the best recommendation for the overall trip incl. your organisation is that my wife immediately forwarded your mail address to some colleagues in her office.
Kind regards,
Dieter M"

(Germany) 23 July - 30 July 2005, Syros - Mykonos

"Everything was wonderful. We had a wonderful time sailing with Captain Marcos. The boat was perfect for our family of 8! Captain Marcos was great with all of our kids! We enjoyed his company and he was particularly helpful with restaurant suggestions and what to see on each island. Thanks for everything!"
J. & S. Walker, USA. 10 April - 18 April 2006, Syros to Paros

"Captain's local knowledge was excellent -> seas, ports, beaches and restaurants."
Patrick F, from Syros, 8 - 15 September 2007.

"We had a marvellous time. Tough to improve."
Philip W from UK from Santorini - Mykonos, from 12 - 19 July 2008.

"Hi Francesca,
Thanks for helping us organise such a wonderful holiday! We had a fantastic time and Marcos was great. He's a very experienced captain and we felt very safe in his capable hands. He is very friendly and knowledgeable.
Thanks again,
Verity"
Verity W from Ireland from Mykonos to Santorini, from 27 September - 4 October, 2008

"We had a wonderful time in Greece and on the sailboat with Marco. We enjoyed his company also and couldn’t have asked for a more good-natured captain and guide. I suspect we will be back in Greece at some point and, if possible, would enjoy another expedition with you all. Marco’s help with restaurants, entertainment and transportation was truly appreciated!

Thank you again for all your assistance up front and to both of you for running a great business and providing the four of us with a wonderful week in the Cyclades."
Markay W., 2009

"We have arrived home from an incredible holiday. We just wanted to let you know that our sailing holiday went way beyond our expectations. It was a holiday we will never forget (and we hope to be back again some day). Marco is a skilled skipper who worked with us the whole time to provide us with a sailing experience that met our needs. He was fun to be with on and off the water, a great tour guide, and a great help with "menu selections". He always knew when to afford us some privacy but at the same time always anticipated our needs. The boat accommodations where also much more that we expected. We had all kinds of room, everything that we needed and comfortable beds.
Not sure what else to say, except that this was a holiday we will never forget. Please thank Marco again for a wonderful sailing adventure. We all appreciate everything that you have done to make this holiday memorable.
Thank-you.
Sincerely,

Dale and Brenda S." 2009

"Thank you Betty! Everything was wonderful and Marco was a fantastic addition to our little group adding lots of local information and steering us to the right restaurants. I can't thank you enough and if you ever need a recommendation or a testimonial please don't hesitate to ask!"
Doug R., 2009

"Thanks for the email. It was a truly wonderful experience. Marco was a great captain. He watched over us, gave us excellent advice on things to do, and joined us for some special meals. We all feel
that we have found a new and special friend.
"
Tom M, 2009

We had a great time on the yacht. Marco was excellent, we really enjoyed all he did for us. I am sending 2 photos of our trip and will gladly recommend the boat and Marco to others.
Regards

Wendy van D., 2009

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