Sailing Cruises with about 30 daily miles, ideal for sailing lovers who like to discorver the prosperous island of Crete.
Besides its natural beauty, Crete antiquities attract visitors: the Minoan civilization with its famous palaces.
It’s perfect to experience the emotion of discovering places far from the nautical charter circuit, where summer seems to never end.
Late September and early October is the best time to spend a few days inland as well as to discover the Cretan heritage.
Linked with international flights, Crete is a perfect and very inviting destination.
We’re looking forward to having you on board Penne Bianche!!
Welcome on board of Penne Bianche! The boarding is planned around 18 p.m., in Heraklion, Crete where your fantastic sailing holiday begins, ideal for sailing lovers.
We’ll offer you a welcome cocktail and you’ll meet the crew who will show you the boat. The supplies will be already stored on board and you’ll be able to relax completely.
Once set the luggage we’ll have dinner ashore.
We visit Heraklion which is the main port and capital of the island. It is located very close to Knossos, florida and important city for its Cretan art masterpieces and civilization.
The city is surrounded by the famous Venetian Walls that today still allow the entry in the city from their doors.
Dinner on board to enjoy the gourmet cuisine of Penne Bianche.
After breakfast we sail to Rethymno (30 miles). Rethymno is the city that more than any other has kept its traditional aspect.
The Venetian influence is still very marked in many districts of the city. You can stroll through its narrow streets encountering different architectural styles or along the quays of the two ports: one small and charming and the other large and animated.
The chef proposes a Mediterranean cuisine with typical local dishes of refined quality. The passion and great knowledge of the islands allows Brunella, your skipper to offer the best itineraries for a holiday on a sailing boat.
Next stop of the itinerary is Chania (30 miles). Here a visit to the old town is a must too.
The Venetian harbor is very picturesque with the old lighthouse in front of the historic Firka Fortress and several museums are really interesting.
Your skipper is always the chef as well on board during the cruising season and in high season another person joins her as crew to offer a more efficient and attentive service.
Another step to reach Kavonisi (27 miles), sailing around the Rodopou peninsula.
Dinner in the cockpit prepared by your skipper with fish specialties.
We sail north towards the anchorage of Gramvousa, a relaxing day.
A good aperitif can not be missed on board Penne Bianche where the cuisine is one of the most intriguing aspects of this dream cruise.
Early departure for the last sailing leg to Kythira, 50 miles north.
With good weather there will be the opportunity to have a break and anchor in Antikythira.
Morning end of the sailing cruise in Crete and landing at 08. 00.
Crete, with its beauty, hospitality and wonderful weather … is waiting for you … aboard Penne Bianche!
|price: per person||whole boat|
|boarding||landing||days||stern cabins||master cabin||(max 6 persons)|
|Iraklion||Kythira||7||650 €||750 €||4100 €|