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Santorini Yacht Charter Guide - Ionian islands
Santorini General Information
Santorini (Greek: Σαντορίνη, pronounced [sandoˈrini]), officially Thira (Greek: Θήρα [ˈθira]) and classic Greek Thera (English pronunciation /ˈθɪərə/), is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km (120 mi) southeast from the Greek mainland. It is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago, which bears the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera. It forms the southernmost member of the Cyclades group of islands, with an area of approximately 73 km2 (28 sq mi) and a 2011 census population of 15,550. The municipality of Santorini includes the inhabited islands of Santorini and Therasia, as well as the uninhabited islands of Nea Kameni, Palaia Kameni, Aspronisi and Christiana. The total land area is 90.623 km2 (34.990 sq mi). Santorini is part of the Thira regional unit.
SANTORINI YACHT CHARTER BASE
Santorini Yacht Charter Base Manager
Miltos Goutos: +306944437410
Base address Vlychada Marina
Business hours: 08:30 am to 19:00 pm
Clients must arrive back at base the day before the end of the charter, latest at 18:00 for check out procedures, (refuel, diver's check, etc). They have free overnight and they can disembark the yacht the next day at 0900 am.
Place of embarkation
Vlihada marina, Santorini
How to get at the base
Your provisions can be also organized by FYLY Yachting team,(upon request). Then your order will be on board upon your arrival.
Available upon request
Our base manager will arrange everything with Port Authorities. The only thing we require from the skipper of the charter is to have with him his original sailing license in English language and to send us two weeks prior to his charter a copy of his sailing license.
You should always try to get a weather forecast before heading out from land, especially if going more than several miles from shore, as it is difficult to tell at a glance what winds will appear, due to large land masses, mountains and other geographical features. You can use your radio, Navtex or contact the Port Police who receive weather messages several times a day for the area.
A radio forecast in Greek and English is given for all Greek waters at 0600, 1000, 1600, 2200 GMT. Add two hours for local time. Gale warnings are given at the beginning of the broadcast and a special security warning on Ch 16 gives all the VHF frequencies for different areas.
General shore stations are as follows:
* Corfu (Kerkira) Ch 02
* Cephalonia Ch 27
* Petalidhi (Kalamata) Ch 83
* Kithera Ch 85
* Perama (Piraeus) Ch 86
* Saronic Ch 25
* Salamis Ch 23
* Siros Ch 04
* Parnis (Khalki) Ch 25
* Pilio (Volos) Ch 60
* Sfendarni (Thessaloniki) Ch 23
* Thasos Ch 85
* Limnos Ch 82
* Lesvos Ch 01
* Khios Ch 85
* Rodhos (Rhodes) Ch 63
* Knossos (Kriti - Crete) Ch 83
* Sitia (Kriti - Crete) Ch 85
In case you need hotel accommodation, we suggest:
Sharon Hotel: at the 60th km of the road Lavrio - Sounio, 19500, Sounio, Attica
Tel: +302292039144 , Fax: +30 2292039045
Rest/Café/Bar: There is a variety of restaurants, bars and cafe in Lavrion town.
The law in Greece is that the captain must possess a valid sailing license in English language. VHF license is not required to charter a yacht in Greece.
Local - navigation taxes
The VAT in Greece is at 24%. There are no local navigation taxes.
Greek & English
GMT + 2
Water and 220V power are available on the quay.
Neither showers nor toilets (public WC) are available in Lavrion. Taverns/ restaurants are a solution for some people.
Fuel is delivered on the quay by a car-tanker.
A 24-hour taxi stand is also found at the central square of Lavrion. Though it is better to ask our base manager to call one for you.
ATM cash point and many Banks are located in town, which is about 10 minutes walk from the boats.
Parking area (unguarded, quite safe) is also located into the marina. The best option is to park the car into the port-police courtyard.