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Address: Vlychada Marina, Vlychada 84700, Greece
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Phone Number: (+30) 694 441 0017
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Captain George has been sailing the Aegean for over 30 years and is the...

Captain George has been sailing the Aegean for over 30 years and is the creator of the sunset cruise in its present form.

It all started back in the early 90’s when he started BBQ cruises on Santorini and various islands in the

Aegean – reminiscent of the Australian weekends of his youth.

His passion for the sea and tradition has lead him to restore one of the most important boats that was used for transportation of people and goods between the islands and the mainland for centuries. The Greek " Trehandiri" nowadays are open museums that carry memories of a world that is fading right in front of us. Join us on a cruise that will give you the opportunity to see Santorini through our eyes !

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Memorable and fun day Sailing the Agean from Santorini

Since I am a sailor, I keep an open mind about going on any cruises. Captain George has a 55' ship that is a pleasure to cruise in, and much more traditional than the fiberglass... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Powman60
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Since I am a sailor, I keep an open mind about going on any cruises. Captain George has a 55' ship that is a pleasure to cruise in, and much more traditional than the fiberglass cats all around the island. Our group of 11 long term friends and adult children took the sunset cruise. George and his mate (Michael) were... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Captain George and Michael were amazing. WE felt welcomed, safe, comfortable and pampered. We were met at our hotel and shuttled to the beautiful wooden yacht for a sunset cruise. The snorkelling and swimming in the hot springs was such fun and every time we returned onto the boat, we were greeted with a new snack. Wine, beer, soda, water... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On an island that is overpriced and over crowded, spending the afternoon on Captain George's Eleftheria boat was like winning the lottery. Captain George and Michael were the perfect hosts as they too us around the better part of Santorini. The boat was super clean, the itinerary was very leisurely, and the stops were perfect. What separates this excursion from... More 

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Shrewsbury, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captain George and Michael outdid themselves. We hired the beautiful wooden yacht for a sunset cruise in July of 2016 and saw so many highlights (pictured below) We sailed to the red beach, to the hot springs( don't wear your silver jewelry while swimming there - sulfur darkens it) , swam in caves,jumped off the side of the boat, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I booked a sunset cruise with Captain George and it was everyone's favorite day in Greece! The transfer picked us up right at the hotel, which made it very convenient and hassle free (the driver even went out of his way to return a lost item back to our hotel later the next day). The boat is... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Traveling with a new crew of 3 girlfriends this year, I wanted them to experience the Eleftheria voyage with Captain George & his first mate Mike & we were extremely surprised to discover we had the entire ship to ourselves after Captain George agreed (once again) to my request for a hour of Vlyhada Beach time before our departure. Vlyhada... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Captain George and Marco - great sailors, chefs and hosts for our daylong cruise. Comfortable transport to and from our villa. Perfect classic yacht/sailboat ..the Elethria. Visited inaccessible beaches and swimming spots. Unlimited drinks and food. History lessons and perspectives shared....all inclusive. Great deal compared to travel agent directed mega boats. Keep it private for just you and your friends... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

This is a ten out of ten experience! We chartered a private cruise with Captain George for a 40th bday trip with 4 couples in Sep, 2015. After just 10 minutes on the boat, everyone in our group agreed - if we didn't do anything else on our trip to Greece - THIS CRUISE made our entire journey worthwhile! The... More 

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Geokik, Manager at Santorini Yachting, responded to this review

Thanks for the review LaurenSnelling !! It was a pleasure having you on our cruise. Take care ! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

My husband and I got married in Santorini in August and we scheduled Captain George's cruise for the day after the wedding. We had 20 of us there in total and the size of the boat was perfect for our group! We all very much enjoyed the views from the sea and the opportunities to swim and learn about the... More 

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Thanks for joining and sharing your evening with us !! Take care !! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Captain George and Demitri were wonderful hosts! Beautiful stops around the island, delicious food and amazing sunset! Highly recommend as a must while in Santorini...thank you!

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Thank You Kjshook !! More 

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