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“Excellent day-trip to the Small Cyclades”

Captain Panos Sailing
Porsgrunn, Norway
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent day-trip to the Small Cyclades”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

We went with Captain Panos and his assistant on a day trip to the Small Cyclades. Both of them are great people with all the experience and attitude to make a great crew for hosting such a trip. Panos boat is spacious and provides all the comforts needed, and the hospitality was great while onboard, offerings of soft drinks or a cold Mythos in the seaspray were much appreciated.
The trip itself was beautiful, with guiding while underway. However it never got too much and both Panos and his assistant gave interesting facts about what we saw underway. During our voyage we also saw dolphins, and Panos went to great lengths and turned the boat around several times for us to see them and photo them while they sped in front of our waves.
We also stopped for some beautiful swims along the coast of both Naxos and Koufonissia. All the while Panos' assistant were taking our pictures, on the boat, in the water and even underwater. They took us into caves, through underwater caves and showed us some beautiful nature along the coasts of the islands. The lunch stop at Koufonissia was also enjoyable, but we will strongly suggest you bring your own lunch to maximize the time spent on the sea!
We would strongly reccommend spending the day with Panos, whether you want to see the Small Cyclades, learn to sail, swim in caves and snorkel in crystal clear waters!

Visited June 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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92 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“I feel like Marco Polo discovering the coolest tour, please read”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

I am an avid reviewer but never have I discovered something that I think is excellent but wasn't already a well reviewed winner!

Captain Panos (red flag across from the Zoom store on the promenade) operates a sailing charter. We arrived at 840 and left promptly at 9, not where we out an hour and we encountered porpoises.

The sailboat is 45 feet long and fits everyone comfortably, we then went and visited a 75 feet deep cave and were able to swim inside with the help of their kayak and a big light. Then diving off the top if the cave was awesome

Then he took us to the area where we snorkeled and dive underneath an area that was so clear it was unreal.

Lunch followed and we wrapped up at 6, super awesome day and he has just started getting reviews on TripAdvisor.

I highly recommend this!

Visited June 2013
3 Thank TahoeBlue66
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A wonderful trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

We loved the trip, the boat and the surrounding.
During the trip we saw one dolphin. We swam in clearly water and we had seen beautifull places.

We advices you to sail with Panos.

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank ChloeB2
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Kamloops, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A great way to spend the day!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

My wife and I happened on Captain Panos along the waterfront in Naxos and found him very charming and friendly. We sailed the next day with 8 other visitors and had an absolutely amazing time. The sights and the water were absolutely spectacular and we learned a lot about the area from Panos and his excellent assistant Spiro. We would recommend this trip to any of our friends travelling to Naxos......you my even get lucky and see the giant turtles like we did!

Visited May 2013
2 Thank 747BandB
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Newcastle, Australia
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42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A Wonderful Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

We sailed with Captain Panos and eight friends to visit the islands south of Naxos. The islands are amazing and Panos was very skilled in getting us to great swimming locations. We were able to travel under full sail which was a fantastic experience. He and Spiro were friendly, helpful and informative. It was a wonderful day and I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Naxos.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Leighton E
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