There are many sailing tours that go around Greek Islands. There are tours that only go around the island of Santorini and through the calderaand those that hop to different Greek island and stops by Santorini. This articles focuses on the latter. It’s usually little yachts that could fit 8 people and goes around visiting many different Greek islands. They usually stop by at Greece’s party island, Mykonos. It goes in groups so if you want the trip to just be you, you’re going to have to pay for all 8 seats. 

It’s not a good idea to pick a cruise that stops by the island of Santorini. It’ll a waste of good time. Not because Santorini is uneventful but the opposite. There’s so much to do on this little island that stopping by for just a few hours is a waste. It always better to stay the night here or plan an entirely different trip. Santorini is one of the best islands in Greece. It’ll be a waste not to be able to experience it. 

On sailing tours, you get to reach islands that not normally on tourists’ radar, and they won’t be so crowded. You also get to spend more time in Santorini than in any other islands. Most tours like these begin or end in Santorini. That’s perfect because Santorini is one of Greece’s most eventful islands. It will always take more than just a few hours to make the most of it. Unlike sailing tours, there aren’t cruises that begin and end in Santorini. They just casually stop by for a short time. It’s better to plan an entirely separate trip to the island. 

If you’re looking for a great sailing tour, check out G adventures. It’s a company that organizes great tours like these. Usually on a 15-meter yacht with a professional captain who also serves as your tour guide. Delicious food is included in the package as well as some snorkeling and swimming equipment. There are also more than 2 bathrooms so you don’t have to worry about a long line. Their tours are so packed and so well-planned that it’s no wonder that they’re always booked. If you want to get yourself into one of these tours, reserve your spot as early as you can. The company has schedules between April to Cctober so call ahead to inquire about them before booking. 

  • Santorini-Mykonos
  • Duration: More than a week 
  • Price: $1429
  • Schedule: Sun, Tue, Wed, or Sat

This tour is for small groups only. It has a limit of 8 people per trip. Each of those onboard gets their own sleeping space. This trip lasts about 8 days and starts in the island of Santorini. Along the way to Mykonos, it stops by the islands of Ios, Folegandros, Sifnos, Naxos, Paros, and Antiparos. The trip doesn’t really have a definite list of activities but prepare equipments for hiking, exploring, and a lot of swimming. The islands along the way have some of the most breathtaking beaches in the world. Whenever you see anything that interests you, you can always ask the captain to slow down or to stop. 

  • Mykonos-Santorini
  • Duration: More than a week 
  • Price: $1399
  • Schedule: Sun, Tue, Wed, Fri, or Sat

It’s basically almost the exact same tour at the one before, but with the starting and the ending locations reversed. Mykonos is the party island and Santorini is the island, with a view so whichever you start with doesn’t make much difference. Both islands are great in their own way. Both Mykonos and Santorini have their own airports and flights between the two are not so hard to book. 

  • Athens-Santorini
  • Duration: More than a two weeks 
  • Price: $2629
  • Schedule: Sun, Tue, Wed, or Sat

This trip is longer and a lot more expensive. If you have time and the money to explore the best of greece, then this trip is for you. Instead of cutting through the chase and just going straight to Santorini, why not see every other island on the way there. Explore Ios, Paros, Mykonos and so many others. Dip yourself in all of their beaches and see their beautiful sights. Then retire to Santorini at the end of the trip and enjoy all that the island has to offer before ending your vacation. If you’re on a budget try looking into Sailing tours between Santorini to Athens. 

  • Mykonos-Athens
  • Duration: More than a week 
  • Price: $1399
  • Schedule: Sun, Mon Wed, or Sat

Don’t be discouraged about the lack of Santorini with this tour. All the islands you’ll stop by are pretty great too. Plus, Santorini is not very far from Mykonos so just stay there before you start this tour. This tour ends in Athens. It a great trip to go into at the end of your vacation. It would take you back to the capital city where you can book your flight home. The islands that the trip will stop by along the way are not very popular. So there won’t be many tourists staying in them, and you can enjoy some peace and quiet on the pristine waters without the noisy crowd.  Get ready to do a lot of swimming since those islands are known for their beautiful beaches. If you’re looking for a more affordable alternative, try Yacht sailing from Athens to Mykonos

  • Santorini-Santorini
  • Duration: More than a week 
  • Price: $1799
  • Schedule: Everyday of the week

This trip starts in Santorini. It takes you around many other islands and just brings you back after the trip. It’s great if you have a hotel back at the island, and you have belongings to come back for. If you don’t, better go with the tours that has different starting and ending points. That way, you get to see and enjoy more of Greece instead of just pure Santorini. 

Explore other Greek islands when you join sailing tours.

Experience Greek waters onboard a small yacht. Swim around sparkling beaches and have a taste of local food while hopping from one Greek island to another. 

Get comfy because the sailing boats have bathrooms and a kitchen.

You don’t really get to pick the yacht that will take you around but it guaranteed that it will have more than one bathroom, a kitchen, and a dining area. 

Get a private bedroom on a yacht

It really depends on which tour you booked whether or not you’re going to get a sleeping space. Some tours only have eight participants and they all get their own space to sleep in on the yacht. Larger tours mostly don’t offer them but it still depends on the tour. 

Here’s a common layout of a sailboat that is used in most tours. It has a bedroom, kitchens, bathroom and sometimes even tanning and a swimming area. This one is a model of one the yachts from the company G Adventures.