Couples sailing at its best...
Sail for a week on the HANSE 325 from Athens for just £926 (£453 per person):
ALL ABOUT THE HANSE 325
We think this is an ideal cruising yacht for two. Launched between 2011-2013 the design includes a rounded coach roof as well as an extended drop down swim deck. At just 32 feet long, the 325 sounds like a small yacht, but the designers have managed to create everything you could want and expect in a much larger cruiser.
Exterior Features and Sailing
The comfortable cockpit hosts a fold down helmsmans seat (for access to the swimming platform). A feature that assures you this isn't the same type of 32ft yacht your grandpa used to sail! Outfitted with a sleek wheel, self-tacking jib and single-line reefing, it's also incredibly easy to sail. These new design characteristics, combined with Hanse's reknowned build quality, result in a very solid cruising yacht that disguises her size.
Down below the boat offers bunks for six people: A V-berth, two settees in the saloon and a spacious aft cabin for two. It also has a galley that is surprisingly big for a boat this size with a stove and oven, sink, refrigerator and even comfortable counter space for working. The head is aft, to port of the companionway.
Sailing the Saronic Islands
Sailing from Athens we always wish we had two weeks or even longer! This part of Greece offers a brilliantly 'off the beaten track' holiday for those who are looking to enjoy the real Europe and escape the normal 'London on sea' resorts. Check out our Rough Guide to One Week Sailing From Athens here.
The islands of Aegina, Hydra and Spetses are some of the most charming we have come across. They effortlessly combine Greek island glamour, with traditional tavernas, in a winning combination of escapism and affordability.
The wind in this region is all that you could hope for. With Force 4-5 winds the norm, combined with flat seas, we challenge you to find better conditions. Being south of Athens the Saronic Islands also boast temperatures as high as 23°C as early as April. Perfect for some springtime sailing in the sun!