Frequently Asked Questions - Sea Stars

FAQs - Sea Stars

Our crewed yacht Sofia Star 1 is offered with a dedicated – professional crew and is available for dream vacations throughout the Greek islands. 

Our  captain will sit down with you and develop an itinerary based on your desires – or you can simply leave it all up to our experienced captain who love showing our guests the highlights of the Greek islands that only the locals know!. Weather permitting, your itinerary can be changed at any time if you wish to spend more or less time in any specific area.

The climate in Greece is typical of the Mediterranean climate: mild and rainy winters, relatively hot and dry summers and, generally, extended periods of sunshine throughout most of the year. A great variety of climate subtypes, always within the Mediterranean climate frame, are encountered in several regions of Greece. This is due to the influence of topography (great mountain chains along the central part and other mountainous bodies) on the air masses coming from the moisture sources of the central Mediterranean Sea.

During the warm and dry periods the weather is usually stable, the sky is clear, the sun is bright and there is generally no rainfall. There are, however, infrequent and brief intervals of rapid rain chiefly over mainland areas. The warm period starts in April and ends end of October with and average air temperature from 20 to 30 degrees Celsius.

The warmest period occurs during June, July and August, when the mean maximum temperature lies between 29.0 and 35.0 degrees Celsius. During the warm period the high temperatures are tempered by fresh sea breezes in the coastal areas of the country and from the north winds, known as 'Meltemi', blowing mainly in the Aegean.

The key for sailing charters is simplicity and a minimum of unneeded extras. Casual and breezy beach attire is certainly the order of the day on deck, though for evenings ashore, slacks or a sundress are appropriate. Rubber soled shoes as opposed to hard soles are recommended aboard our yachts, so wear boat shoes or tennis shoes. You may find aquatic shoes convenient for beachcombing. Above all, protection from the sun is vital – lots of suntan lotion, wide-brimmed hats or sailing caps, and loose-fitting cotton cover-ups. For cool or windy evenings, a windbreaker comes in handy. Don't forget to pack it all in soft shell baggage for easy onboard storage.

Of course! Our yacht offer a fantastic family vacation experience. Our  crew will provide guidance on onboard safety, in using the snorkeling gear and other water toys and are experienced in serving families with children.My chef, they will be happy to provide a menu to accommodate the preferences of both children and adults.

The quality of service should dictate the gratuity which is customary but always at the discretion of the charterer. As a guideline, we suggest an average of 10-15% of the charter cost.

The APA amount is used to cover expenses incurred during the course of the charter such as fuel, food, beverages, mooring fees and other expenses not included in the Charter Fee. The captain of the yacht is responsible for accounting for all APA expenses during the charter and the breakdown will be presented to you in a clear manner at the end of the charter.

 If the costs incurred during the course of the charter that are over and above the APA deposit then this difference will be payable by the Charterer at the end of the charter.

Yes, you will be supplied with preference sheets to complete prior to your charter. On our crewed yachts, the chef accommodates special diets (salt free, low fat, etc.). Meals will be planned according to your preference sheet selections. An ample supply of any beverages you request will also be stocked.

A down payment will secure your reservation. Final payment of the charter fee is due 3-4 weeks prior to your arrival. 1-2 weeks before your starting date you will receive details for your local contact person at the marina and a list of suggested items to bring with you from home for your sailing adventure!

o The down payment (50% of the total charter fee, depending on the booking date) is paid by bank's transfer to our account upon contract signing.

o The balance (50% of the charter fee, depending on the booking date) is paid 45 days prior to embarkation.

Down payment by wire transfer -without surcharge- or on line payment with credit card -with related credit card fee on top-), should be settled within 1 week.

Visitors can cancel free of charge until 60 days before arrival. The guest will be charged the full price if you cancel within 30 days prior to arrival.

Your best holiday ever

Your best holiday ever: It simply doesn’t get any better than a Greece sailing holiday. We see to it delivering an unmatched level of customer service, by offering an exotic selection of bases in the Greece’s finest sailing grounds and by providing you with a luxury yacht Sofia Star 1 designed for a carefree, comfortable adventure. These are the reasons sailors from around the World choose the sail in Greece with Sofia Star1.
And they’re the reasons we promise you the best holiday ever.