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Whether you wish to sail as a couple, with family or friends, Orient Sailing has the right solution for you.

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FAMILY CRUISE

The large, comfortable spaces and safety on board make the orient express the ideal boat to spend a pleasant cruise with your children.
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RELAX & HARMONY CRUISE

A perfect cruise for adults or young adults who want to leave behind the frenetic rhythms of everyday life.
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FUN & FRIENDS

If the watchwords are ‘fun’ and ’emotions’, this type of cruise is perfect for you.

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Choose your Boat

S/Y Orient Express

Orient Express is the boat on which you will spend your cruise: it
is a 60 foot one off built in 1991. The boat, completely renewed in 2017,
is built to meet every guest requirement who will experience a
relaxing and pleasant sailing cruise, managed by a
very skilled crew. With its 18-meters lenght, the Orient Express offers 8
comfortable sleeping beds arranged in 2 double cabins and one quadruple cabin.
All cabins are equipped with private bathroom with shower, while the crew has a
reserved cabin in the bow, with private access and own bathroom.

The boat was built in wood: this noble material embodies all the essential
qualities for a boat concieved and designed to be lived on. In fact, the wood
is able to keep the boat warm in winter and cool in summer. Its natural
elegance reminds guests of the most beautiful and romantic naval traditions.
The two-masted sail rig, moreover, makes the boat a ketch, synonymous with
balance and safety. The deck consists in a large sunbathing area at the bow
and two cockpits with two tables at the aft, to host guests and crew in a
comfortable way. Below deck there is a large square area, well-windowed,
providing a comfortable living space.

Pricing

May/OctJun/SeptJul/Aug
Exclusive boat rental price per week5150 €5600 €6550 €
Boarding to the cabin with accommodation in the cabin. double room with private bathroom (cost per person)760 €825 €950 €
Boarding to the cabin with accommodation in the cabin. double room with private bathroom (cost per person)660 €725 €850 €
Included in the quote:Costi extra
  • Boat and skipper
  • Hostess for cleaning free space and galley, cook breakfast and lunch, sailor, daily hausekeeping and turn down service Continental breakfast and mediterranean lunch on board, Soft drinks
  • Tender (with outboard and fuel)
  • SUP, Cayak
  • Bed linen and Beach towel, boat’s Fuel, Moorings Harbour
  • Alcoholic and super alcoholic beverages
  • Transfer from and to Argostoli Airport by private taxi (about 55 euro per taxi each way)
  • Tips and extra for the crew
  • Full board with private Italian Chef ( starting from 5000 euro/week, max guest 6 pax)

Departures from Agia Effimia harbour- Kefalonia
Check in Saturday 15.00 – check out saturday 10.00 a.m.
(check in and check out are available on tuesday at request)

M/S DIVANE

The gulet Divane was built in 2010 and it measures 20 m long and 6 m large. After a
renovation in 2019 It took its final form that you can all enjoy today.
She holds 1 Master Cabin and 3 Double Cabins, more elegant and comfy than each other
with their own WC, shower and air conditioning, with a total of 4 cabins. It possesses a 360
MAN horsepower and a 22 kVA Albea generator.
A dedicated living space for the crew, a fully furnished kitchen, indoor and outdoor spaces
for eating and relaxing, and an American bar are available.
There are enough sun bath cushions, chairs and services for every single guest. This gulet
that is built to make our guests live the comfort, the luxury and the serenity at the same
time, can reach a speed up to 10 nautical mile.

Pricing

SolutionsMay/OctoberJune/SeptemberJuly/August
Price private tour (week)12800 €14800 €16800 €
Price private tour (daily)2400 €2800 €3200 €
Included in the priceExtra
  • Boat and skipper
  • Hostess for cleaning free space and galley, cook breakfast and lunch, sailor, daily hausekeeping and turn down service
  • Continental breakfast and mediterranean lunch on board, Soft drinks
  • Tender (with outboard and fuel), SUP & Kayak
  • Bed linen and Beach towel, boat’s Fuel, Moorings Harbour
  • Alcoholic and super alcoholic beverages
  • Transfer from and to Argostoli Airport by private taxi (about 55 euro per taxi each way)
  • Tips and extra for the crew
  • Full board with private Italian Chef ( starting from 5000 euro/week, max guest 6 pax)

Departures from Agia Effimia harbour- Kefalonia
Check in Saturday 15.00 – check out saturday 10.00 a.m.
(check in and check out are available on tuesday at request)

Fotogallery

Itinerary: Sailing on the trail of Ulysses

This summer let yourself be rocked by the calm waters of the Ionian Sea that bathes the islans of Kefalonia, Ithaca, Kastos, Zakinthos and Meganisi.
We will sail in blue cobalt waters surrounded by unspoiled nature that will surprise and fascinate you thanks to its colourful beaches and pinewood scent. The slower rhythm of life on board will be marked by the song of cicadas chirping and light breezes that will relieve the stress of a hectic lifestyle. Sailing won’t be difficult due to the warm mediterranean summer weather, almost free of rainfall, cooled by the pleasant afternoon winds that will accompany us on our sails.

We will stop every day in wild bays and moor close the traditional greek villages to experience the mythological atmosphere of these places and enjoy meal in a typical greek tavern at the end of the day.

Orient Team

Marco Achler

Marco Achler

Skipper

Roberto Gnecchi

Roberto Gnecchi

Skipper

Mariafederica Cebin

Mariafederica Cebin

Hostess

FAQ

Living a sailing holiday means first of all to rediscover contact with nature, peace and ourselves. People who choose this type of holiday do so because they want to unplug, rest and regenerate themselves and this is exactly what a sailing boat gives us back. Be careful, resting is absolutely not synonymous with getting bored: a sailing holiday in fact allows you to do everything you like but at the same time invites you to slow down the pace. Navigating is in itself an experience to be lived, both within yourself and with others; every day, then, allows us to visit new places, each with its own history, its own culture and its peculiarities of landscape and culinary to discover.

Let’s start with the bag, which must be soft and not rigid. 
So backpacks, gym bags and similar, but also small hand luggage trolleys are fine. On the other hand, we should definitely avoid large trolleys and rigid suitcases.
Sheets and pillowcases are already on board, so they should not be packed, while it is advisable to bring a large and a small towel. Do not forget your sunglasses and a hat, which is essential for shelter from the sun, and a pair of comfortable shoes for your excursions, as well as slippers, of course. As clothes, be rational and don’t exaggerate with quantities, considering that 80% of the time on the boat is spent in costume! You may need a jacket as waterproof and windproof (like the “k-way”) and a sweatshirt for the evening. 
Shampoo and shower gel: special ones for sea water or those that make little foam are appreciated. For creams, on the other hand, we recommend protection 50 for the first few days: on a sailing boat, the wind takes away the perception of the sun and often you often have to deal with it in the evening! One request: do not bring creams with a sprayer or sun oil, which makes the boat slippery.

First of all don’t be alarmed, we won’t run into ocean waves! Anyway, in case anyone has the doubt of suffering the sea, we recommend the fabric bracelets that are purchased in pharmacies and must be worn 12 hours before sailing. Patches are also available and must be applied behind the ear two hours before boarding, while anti-nausea bracelets and chewing gum formulations should be taken when the first travel-related discomfort appears. However, it is always a good idea to seek advice from your doctor for any such solution!

The boat is not available for rental without skipper. On the other hand, it is possible to book the holiday even if you are alone or as a couple (it is the so-called “cabin boarding”): in this case it will be our care to make up a crew as homogeneous as possible in terms of expectations and age. If you are already in a group, however, you can request a quote to have the entire boat at your disposal.

In Greece it is really difficult to come across rainy days during the summer. In any case, if the weather conditions are not favorable, the staff will organize for you fascinating excursions on land, such as a visit to lake Melissani in Kefalonia or to the Cave of Drogarati, rather than pleasant visits to the charming villages that we will meet on our itinerary.

The organization of the day will be agreed according to the type of crew and the needs of the guests on board. However, breakfast is usually served between 9 and 10 a.m., after which the morning navigation begins lasting about two hours. Around 12 noon it will be the turn of the anchor berth near bays and coves for a refreshing swim and then lunch. The navigation/sailing resumes around 3 p.m. with the aim of reaching the evening destination: we’ll arrive at destination around 5 p.m. and proceed with anchor mooring in the bay or in the port. Finally, there is ample space for swimming, relaxation, happy hour and, later, you’ll have a delicious dinner on board or at the local taverns.

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CONTACT US

Orient Sailing Greek Experience is a brand sponsored by charter society Kefalonia Blu Nepa that books sailing cruises in the Ionian islands with starting base on Kefalonia Island

Via Abatielou 13
28100 Argostoli – Grecia

Kefalonia Blu Nepa
P.Iva: 996937113

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