This is a new adventure for Dérive Retreats!
Sailing Greece is a dream come true...
This is a small retreat- only 8 people including the host (Sarah Wheeler). It will be very exclusive and unique. Travel by Lagoon 42 Catamaran through Greece and see all the off the beaten path gems that you would never see otherwise!
We set sail once we're all boarded and head straight to the port of Spartochori, where you can sneak in a quick swim before dinner, or enjoy fun activities on the boat. We eat dinner at the restaurant we dock at 'Med Style'.
Evening: local taverna, dinner, get acquainted with your fellow crew members
We start the day right by leaving early and having a swim at the Blue Caves (Lefkada) right after breakfast, then after a leisurely sail, we spend the afternoon at the breath-taking Tilemachos Beach, before heading to the port Vathy, the legendary home of King Odysseus.
Activities: swim/snorkel in the Blue Caves, paddle boarding
Evening: dinner, local tavernas, explore the town, shopping
After leaving the port of Vathy, we stop for a morning swim and breakfast in a beautiful bay before heading to Sami for an afternoon of activities. We dock in the port of Sami up against the restaurants, for a real Mediterranean style yachting evening. Sami has a lot of attractions including: The underground Melassani caves, hire a scooter and go to the beautiful Myrtos Beach for spectacular views, take a wine tour or arrange a dive.
Activities: swim / snorkel, paddle boarding, Melassani Caves
Hire a scooter / car, Road trip to Myrtos Beach, Road trip to Assos
beach day, wine tour, horse / donkey riding, scuba diving
Evening: bars, local tavernas, cocktails on the boat
Another amazing day ahead and depending on the group and your wishes, we can either have a beach day at the spectacular White Pebble Beach, then anchor for the evening in Foki Bay, OR we have an early start to beat everyone else and go to Fishkardo to get a place on the town quay for a guaranteed 'hop on, hop off' experience.
Activities: swim / snorkel, paddle boarding, cave jumping and exploring hire a scooter, beach day, spa day
Evening: spectacular restaurants, bar/dancing, stay on the boat and enjoy the 'med-style' lifestyle.
Today we sail to the famous Porto Katsiki beach which has postcard-perfect white cliffs, white beaches and the bluest water for lunch, swimming and laying out before heading to the traditional town Sivota, where we have a spot waiting just for us. We eat dinner at the restaurant we dock at 'Med Style'.
Activities: swim / snorkel, paddle boarding, explore the rugged coastline, beach day
Evening: dinner, traditional tavernas, explore the cute town.
Today is a day with plenty of short swim stops, including the famous Papa Nicholas Cave and a couple of other secret spots along the way. We spend the evening in the small fishing village of Kalamos and you'll experience Greek hospitality at it's finest.
Activities: swim/snorkel, paddle boarding, beach day
Evening: dinner, traditional taverna, cocktail bar
We stop for breakfast and morning swim before we head to our final beach so you can sit in the shallows, enjoy a drink, and enjoy our final swim before the port of Lefkada. Lefkada has a great selection of traditional restaurants and bars, including a Cuban bar where you can enjoy a Cuba Libre and dance the night away.
Activities: swim/snorkel, paddle boarding, final beach day and afternoon refreshments overlooking the beach
Evening: dinner, traditional tavernas, explore the town, shopping, Cuban bar for salsa dancing!
Saturday: Lefkada: Check out at 9am. Sadly it's time to say good bye, until next time.
FULL PRICE: $3,995 ($995 will be the deposit due on booking, the rest will be due 8 weeks before departure). If you would like to make payments along the way instead, please let us know!
*This price is double occupancy. If you'd like your own cabin please send us an email or reach out to us on instagram!
***PLEASE BOOK YOUR FLIGHT IN AND OUT OF ATHENS, GREECE...
INCLUSIONS: Welcome dinner, all transfers and transportation, accommodations, leather journal, breakfast & lunch everyday, wifi, air conditioning, all activities listed above, english speaking tour guide, photos of the group after the trip.
EXCLUSIONS: Flight, dinner (except welcome dinner), Photo shoot with Sarah, tips (optional) for tour guides.
Your host: Sarah Wheeler
Sarah is a mother of 7 with a heart for embracing the beauty of womanhood. She is an optimist who believes in finding the silver lining in whatever life throws your way. She believes in a supportive space to share and heal. A space that is free from judgment, and welcomes you exactly as you are. She believes that sunshine & water are amazing mood boosters, and that it takes a village to get through life. Come join her on the water, soak up some sunshine, and become part of the village ❤️
***DEPOSITS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE, but they are TRANSFERABLE. If you decide that you cannot make the trip happen, you can transfer your trip to another with at least 45 days notice. If you cancel last minute, you will lose the deposit unless you can fill your spot.