Cruising the Med had always been a dream for my wife and me, so after looking at what was available we decided to book with Flaka, based on value for money as well as what was included in the package.
As this was our first time on a sailing cruise we were a little nervous, but we soon realized this would be the vacation of a lifetime. From the moment we arrived, the friendly staff made sure we were comfortable, and shortly after settling into our cabin we were sipping cocktails on deck feeling like celebrities!
While the beautiful locations we visited more than lived up to our expectations, the meals and snacks offered completely astounded us. How such fresh and tasty meals could be prepared on board a boat is still a mystery to us.
This vacation was certainly the best we have been on, thanks to the crew we had the pleasure of spending the week with.
If you are considering a cruise vacation, look no further than Flaka to turn your dreams into reality!
This was one of the best holidays we’ve ever had! Combining the relaxation of sailing, swimming the calm Mediterranean ocean, visiting small villages and anchoring in the most beautiful secluded bays made for an amazing break from the real world. Every meal was a feast and the service of the crew was impeccable. This is a vacation I would love to do again and definitely with Flaka.
The Flaka sailing cruise is an absolute must, it is a once in a lifetime experience. The crew and captain and chef are all amazing and provided a service second to none. The owners Edith and Rene are incredibly involved and went out of their way to make this a memorable trip for all on board as well as provide detail on all the best places to go. Fantastic meals and incredibly clean cabins with private bathrooms. As a solo traveler or as a group I highly recommend Flaka Sailing. I sailed on my own and will surely be back.
The crew was very attentive and read our every wish from the eyes. This trip is the perfect holiday to relax.
Rene and the company made our booking process very easy.
Once we arrived, Captain Sefi and the crew of the Kaptan Yarkin took great care of our group over the course of our cruise. We sailed to many different Greek and Turkish islands, with stops for swimming, hiking, shopping, stand up paddle boarding, and even a fantastic beachfront picnic. They had great recommendations on where to go whenever we were in port as well.
On the boat, the rooms were comfortable and very clean, and it was great having our own, private bathroom. The crew did a great job of keeping things clean and fresh for us, including helping to get rid of the sand and dirt that we tracked in.
The Chef on the boat was amazing. We always had wonderful food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and he even arranged a special dessert for one of our friends for his birthday with a true Turkish celebration.
This cruise was a really fantastic trip, and I would highly recommend booking with this company, especially if you have a group of friends who can all book it privately.
We sailed on the Kaptain Yarkin about 2 years ago and it was one of the best trips I've ever taken. It was great having such a small group and attentive crew that we were able to do whatever we wanted each day. Obviously as a group of Americans, we didn't really know any of the places so we relied on the expertise of the captain and the owner, Rene. We got to meet the owner and his family at the send off in Bodrum. He also helped my husband in arranging a surprise anniversary dinner in one of the towns for me. The hospitality was incredible and he kept in contact through our week on the ship as well. Each day, the crew prepared delicious meals on board and took us on excursions at all the ports of call we selected. Being a smaller boat, we were able to visit many lesser known Greek islands and more remote places than would be possible for a large cruise ship. There were only 6 cabins so 12 guests and 4 crew aboard. We were given lots of flexibility on whatever the group wanted to do for swimming, staying in a town, etc. It was also a great value when compared to a week of hotel, food, and sightseeing costs in Europe. I would HIGHLY recommend taking a trip with this company, we're definitely considering doing another one at some point!
Yet again another great trip, this was the sixth time aboard one of the flaka fleet and was as good as the first no two trips the same. The food is excellent visited many different secluded beeches,visited a different island most nights where you can please your self what you want to do. A truly relaxing hoilday comes highly recommended.