I would like to welcome you 'on board' of the Olympic Spirit website. On the following pages you will find useful information about the technical characteristics and equipment of the NEWLY purchased sailing yachts Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 35 and 43, organisational concerning the charter and practical web links.
After many sailing trips in Greece, I decided in 2005 to make the step of purchasing a yacht myself. The boats are mostly based in Athens and go out to one of the many islands during the summer months. Highly reputed charter company Athenian Yachts looks after the boats all year round. They have more than 30 years experience and are representative of Moorings and Jeanneau in Greece. Their qualified personnel are taking care of the maintenance and running of the boats. During your charter holiday you can count on their expertise and true sense of customer-friendliness to welcome you and guide you through your charter holiday. They will take plenty of time to explain you the ins and outs of the boat and the sailing area and propose you possible routes. They will also prepare the papers for the harbour authorities for you. We will do everything to offer you a trouble-free and enjoyable sailing holiday.
Thanks to this cooperation I am able to offer you an excellent service at low prices. The indicated prices are all-inclusive, and without unexpected additional costs at the end of the charter (only the consumed diesel needs to be refilled). This means also no supplement for the end-cleaning. On top of this you will find that there are no harbour fees on the islands in the Aegean Sea.
It is very important for me that the boats are in outstanding condition at any time. Therefore every year I request Athenian Yachts to do a full winter maintenance of the yachts without saving costs. During the winter months specialised technical teams (each for a different part of the boat) from Moorings execute maintenance and checking jobs according to an accurately detailed check list, to keep the sailing yacht in excellent condition year after year. Furthermore the personnel at the base immediately repairs possible technical problems arising during the sailing season (with additional support from 7 Moorings bases throughout Greece). A top preparation of the boat is vital to guarantee you a trouble-free holiday. In the same search of quality, a diver will inspect the hull of the boat after each charter party and sign a certificate of the condition of the hull (this is also included in the charter rate).
This summer the Olympic Spirit yachts will be based in Skiathos, amidst the beautifully green Sporades Islands. Skaithos is a picturesque small harbour town from where all other islands of the Sporades can easily be reached. All islands in this sailing paradise have kept their authentic attraction, and life seems to have stood still here. The fast and modern world definitely is very far from here. After a good day of sailing and relaxing in the many natural bays, you will surely spend enchanting evenings in the typical harbours.
Skiathos is easily reached either directly with many charter companies, or from Athens by coach and ferry transfer (5 hours in total) or in summer also from Thessaloniki by ferry (for detailed information see the 'links' page). Naturally you can also take the boat for one-way trips, please consult me for discounted prices at the beginning and the end of the summer season.
Thanks for visiting us and I hope to talk to you soon!