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“Fantastic afternoon on the water.”

Santorini Exclusive Sailing Odysseas Sailing Yacht
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Enjoy an excursion to the Gulf of Caldera, around Santorini or to the nearby islands. We do private and semi-private excursions (Semi private tours have up to 6 persons). Explore one of the world's most unique landscapes, Caldera gulf of Santorini, while you relax on the boat, sunbathe, swim or taste some of the traditional dishes that crew will prepare for you.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a really lovely afternoon exploring the Santorini Calderal Captain Vaios is full of interesting info about Santorini's history and we really enjoyed the stories as much as the gorgeous scenery. The hot springs were a fun break and the meal provided was beautiful. As mentioned by other people the tomato balls were amazing & I won't spoil the surprise but the other elements of the meal and wine were delicious. To top it off the sunset from the water is a whole new experience! We loved this cruise and would happily do it again. Thanks Vaios. Have a great winter break!

Thank Kathrine W
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

My husband and I booked a private tour to celebrate our anniversary and it was definitely the highlight of our entire Greece trip. We got to see and learn about the five islands that make up Santorini and every scenery was breathtaking. The dinner was absolutely amazing - one of the best meals we had on the trip (I don't even like eggplants but the fried eggplants were incredible!!) and the sunset was priceless. We were at the top of the Oia Castle the day before to watch the sunset and thought we got a great show, but watching it on the boat topped it, hands down. It was worth every penny. Thanks Vaios for such a wonderful memory!!

Thank Kristy L
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Sailing with Captain Vaios was an exhilarating and amazing adventure. Vaios is well versed in the historical context of the Santorini islands. Water swells were rough and he quickly adjusted course to make the ride more pleasant. The yacht is well equipped and from the first step onboard the crew is offering you drinks, wi-fi, music connectivity, and any other item to make your trip special and your own adventure. I booked a private excursion for 6 for the day-time. We had the best experience ever. We swam in the Sulphur springs, and in the waters near Thirasia where we dove from the yacht. Captain Vaios took out his drone and captured aerial photos of our adventure—which was awesome. The meal was exemplary and extremely delicious, beating out any local restaurant we visited during our 4 day trip to Santorini. Don’t waste your money or time searching for other yachting excursions, book with Santorini Exclusive Sailing! I will definitely book again when I return to Santorini. oh yeah, and round trip transportation from your hotel to the port is included in the pricing. Remember to always tip the crew upon your departure. They are worth every penny!

Thank DestinationAdv
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Our sail with Capt Vaios was a perfect afternoon of all my favorite things. I have always wanted to sail and our fantastic trip with Vaios and Costas completed that bucket list item. We boarded the sailboat in bathing suits and sailed the caldera and learned about the volcanic islands of Santorini drinking wine and eating fruit provided by our hosts. We sailed to the hot springs and swam with noodles our crew provided for as long as we wanted, re boarded changed into dry clothes and had an amazing seafood dinner cooked by Capt Vaios's mom and Costas. Then we sailed to a position to see a perfect sunset. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect experience. Our grandson steered the boat, we learned about the history and geography of the region, saw beauty, ate and drank good food and wine , saw a sunset in the company of an personable captain and crew..

Thank jacknlinda
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I just returned from our honeymoon to Greece and recapping our trip together- our favorite day was our sunset boat trip! The boat is the perfect size - not large with dozens of people like some other companies so. It was just the two of us + one other couple and that made it so special.

The captain and crewman were amazing hospitable and adapted the planned itinerary / timing toward what we wanted to spend more/less time doing. The dinner was prepared fresh right on the boat and was delicious. Also learned a lot about the geography, geology and history of Santorini.

Strongly recommend to anyone who wants to see Santorini by sea and have a semi-private experience doing so!

Thank Jkiviat
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