Astarte Classic Yacht Cruising, Greece
The Astarte: in the great tradition of Classic Yachting
Aerial Cinematography / Photography / Drone Pilot : Chris Giatrakos
Editing : Crystal View
The story of the Astarte schooner is linked to the famous Greek ship-owner John S. Latsis and his famous guests, including Prince Charles of England, Princess Diana, President George Bush, the Saudi royal family and actor Marlon Brando.
Today the Alcyone has been rename the Astarte and is dedicated to sea-lovers as a cruising yacht. The new owners have retained the classic charm of old sailing vessels built from warm, noble wood while providing the most up-to-date equipment and facilities. In this way, shipboard guests can benefit from a maximum of comfort and safety.
The Astarte is a 25-meter long and 6-meter wide schooner that can accommodate up to nine guests. Despite her size, she can easily enter the most beautiful coves and small ports of the Greek islands, due to her shallow draft of just 2.20 meters. With her two masts and a jib boom, with sails mounted in the old tradition, bronze and wood pulleys, and classic hemp rigging, the Astarte looks wonderfully authentic as she runs to windward on a summer’s day across what the Greek epic poet Homer once called the “wine-dark” sea.
Life aboard the Astarte will offer you a full range of marine pleasures and cruising activities. As well as the Sofas areas where you can sunbathe or relax in the shade of tents if you prefer, the crew can help with multiple other activities, including Water skiing, Stand-Up Paddling, Line fishing, Snorkeling, and Sea bob (mini underwater scooter).
The Astarte is also equipped with a fast, rigid-hulled Zodiac boat to carry you swiftly to Greece’s most beautiful deserted beaches.
The inflatable relaxation platform with cushions and umbrellas also provides an ideal spot for swimming, sunbathing and taking it easy in complete privacy. And you’ll always remember your midnight bathing exploits, thanks to our submarine night-time lighting that transforms the sea around the ship into a magical private pool.
The Astarte’s crew is there to help you enjoy yourself to the full. The four crew members will make you feel completely at home with the utmost discretion.
Just choose what you want to do and where to go and send in your suggestions, even before you arrive aboard the boat.
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