AKASTI Sailing Yacht.
She is a very well maintained yacht, with modern lines and a warm atmosphere.
This impressive 50 feet Motor Sailer is a classic Sailing Yacht, built in 2006 with the most stringent safety regulations, with spacious and well appointed interiors. She accommodates up to 10 guests in 6 cabins. She is available for private or cabin charters in Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean.
Base: Rethymno, Crete.
Year Built: 2006.
Speed: 10 nmph.
She is available for charters in Crete. The captain and crew are experienced so will show to you the most amazing places.
For lunch, we recommend anchoring at Marathi village, at a local taverna, an authentic Greek family owned fish restaurant situated literally on the seaside, on the east coast of the village. This taverna serves various unique Cretan mezza as well as fresh fish dishes, all of exquisite and unforgettable flavour.
Please note that reservations may need to be booked ahead of time and that lunch expenses are at your own expense.
The price indicated is per person for this 1 day cruise, with 8 guests on board.
• The Charter departs from Rethymno Marina at 10.30
• The vessel cruises along “Kala Nera” to Marathi.
• Swimming, Lunch and Recreation Time at one or more of many marvellous bays.
• Embarks from the beach during the early evening hours and back to Rethymno Marina at 17.30-18.00.
Crete has one of the most beautiful coastlines in the Mediterranean. Even Greek sailors from other parts of the country recognise that. Cruising in a sailing vessel such as the Akasti along the island’s shore is one of the most pleasurable ways to appreciate the island’s beauty.
Crete combines its natural beauty with an abundance of archeological and historical remains. The prefecture of Chania, the most westerly of Crete, has along its shores both long stretches of sandy beaches and many glorious secluded coves which can only be reached by boat.
The old town of Rethymno, in the prefecture of the same name, as the starting point of this day cruise, is one of the best-preserved towns of Europe’s Renaissance. Architecturally, its fine building traditions combine the oriental features of the Turkish period with those of the earlier Renaissance Venetian classical style.
Sailing along the north coast of western Rethymno prefecture and then the eastern part of Chania prefecture, as the vessel enters the broad Bay of Souda, the lighthouse of Cape Drepano comes into view. It was built in 1864 by a French lighthouse company for the protection of international shipping. Its octagonal tower stands out as a notable feature on the shoreline. When Crete became part of the Greek nation in 1913, this lighthouse became part of the Greek national shipping protection network. Destroyed by the Nazis in World War II, it was rebuilt in 1948.
On the opposite northern side of Souda Bay is the seaside village of Marathi, protected from southerly winds by a dry uninhabited island. Here, at Marathi, it is suggested to have a lunch stop at one of the traditional beach front tavernas. (Table reservations can be made on your behalf, on request.)
During the sail back to Rethymno Marina, weather permitting, the vessel can anchor in and visit secluded coves for swimming and snorkelling.
VIP transfer can be arranged for any ground transport needed.