“The best situation for us would be to hire a boat with an experienced skipper…”
When we decided to charter a sailboat in Greece for our daughter’s high school graduation celebration, we considered a bareboat charter. We’d sailed catamarans over most of the Caribbean, but realized that the Cyclades presented unique opportunities such as Meltemis (seasonal high winds), language barriers, and the decision about which islands were the best to visit. We decided the best situation for us would be to hire a boat with an experienced skipper. After researching several skippered catamarans, we chose Captain Nikos Biblis and Catamaran Emelia through Yannis Theodoris at www.IslandSailing.gr. We could not have made a better choice.
“You won’t find most of these locations in any charter cruising guides…”
Emelia is a very comfortable and beautiful boat that Nikos maintains impeccably, but it was Nikos himself that made our trip unbelievably fun and memorable. With just 7 days, 6 people with diverse interests, and dozens of possible options, Nikos created an itinerary that made everyone happy. Nikos would always give us the ultimate decision but provided logical recommendations as he knows the Cyclades like the back of his hand. Our itinerary became Paros – Ios – Folegandros – Milos – Sifnos – Antiparos-Paros, with at least one stop each day for swimming or snorkeling at one of Niko’s many secret locations. You won’t find most of these locations in any charter cruising guides or regular travel guide books. Not only do you see places you can’t get to via land but Nikos takes you to the most picturesque villages.
“My husband learnt some great sailing tips that only a seasoned captain would know…”
As a bareboat sailor, my husband was anxious to learn and practice certain
“We would highly recommend anyone considering sailing in the Cyclades to do the same.”
Nikos is a true professional, but also a very interesting character with a great sense of
“The food and conversation are simply spectacular!”
The islands we visited provided a great mix of history, nightlife,
Most importantly…don’t miss a chance to sail with Nikos Biblis on the Emelia. It truly is a chance of a lifetime experience!