Golf & Sail Greece (Running on Waves)

Golf & Sail Greece (Running on Waves)

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This program is a rare combination of relax and sport, surrounded by the inspiring splendor of seascapes. Enjoy playing the four most attractive premium golf courses of Greece in fantastic landscapes directly located on the beautiful coasts of the Mediterranean Sea.

Of course, there are lots of “Apre golf” activities for participants of the cruise: the excursion programs, best restaurants and many types of water sports on board.

The idea to combine favorite sport with a cruise justified expectations. Such respected editions as Der Tagesspiegel, Wesergolf and Golf Property League named the “Golf & Sail” program long-awaited and demanded.

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Golf & Sail Greece (Running on Waves)
Vessel Type: Three-Mast Sailing Vessel, Barquentine Length: 64 metres Passenger Capacity: 42 Running On Waves is one of the biggest sailing yachts in the world. According to SOLAS convention, the highest safety standards are maintained on board a vessel of this class, the same as would apply to a cruise liner carrying thousands of passengers. “Running on Waves” operates under the flag of Malta. The ship was conceived to combine maneuverability of a sport yacht, the highest standards of comfort and decor, and a shallow draft that allows calling at small marinas inaccessible even to many a big yacht, let alone cruise liners. The unmatched draft of 3.2 metres was made possible owing to a brilliant idea to use lead ballast. The uniqueness of a number of technological solutions confirmed by the US Patent Department. Every guest of ours enjoys 15,5 square metres of available open teakwood deck space, that is three times more than aboard most expensive cruise ships and would befit a most prestigious private mega-yacht. The policy of the Company is to always keep the boat in a mint condition. That is why, despite her tender age, we do profound refitting every winter, so that in Spring she welcomes you in full glamour of perfection. Sails are our main driving power, thus we boast unbeatably low level of fuel consumption, on average 75 l per hour only, which is about 10 times lower than on a motor boat of a comparable size. Premium comfort notwithstanding, RUNNING ON WAVES is nothing close to a floating hotel or a museum on water, she is a supercharged windship, and with favourable wind can run at 16 – 17 knots under sail. The ship’s superbly efficient ratio of sailing surface to displacement 2 sw.m/t makes her one of the fastest sailboats of old and new times. To make sailing comfortable at any sea conditions, cutting-edge technologies were used, such as pitch-killing stabilizers, while sophisticatedly calculated mass distribution prevents the hull oscillation frequency from resonating with the frequency, which affects human vestibular system. There are desalinators on board which account for the unlimited supply of fresh water. Air–conditioning throughout the vessel makes you feel a sheikh even in hottest days of Mediterranean summer. Our state-of-the-art hydraulic ramp at the stern of the vessel allows for a direct access to water for swimming and water sports. Sun Deck Primary feature — a spacious deck for sunbathing with 16 chaise lounge chairs, which are accessible at any time absolutely free of charge. Additionally, the ship has a large area of covered surfaces, creating vast shaded zones on open decks, which allow for an enjoyable cruise while being protected from the sun. A fresh water Jacuzzi-swimming pool, accommodating six people, is located in the fore of the ship. In the aft of the ship, navigation equipment is behind the command bridge, followed by the massage center and the lounge area. A tour of the command bridge can be arranged at passenger’s request. One may enjoy professional massage services in the massage parlor, followed by some downtime on a small sofa in the lounge area. Main Deck The restaurant located on the Main deck is ready to please the ship’s guests with delicacies of Mediterranean cuisine. A fantastic Ocean Bar, located in front of the restaurant in the central part of the deck, offers refreshing drinks and exotic cocktails. You can enjoy your breakfast seated on comfortable sofas located in the cockpit, aft of the ship. Smoking is not prohibited in this zone. An observation deck in the fore of the ship is above the bowsprit, creating the feeling of flying over the water! Mini-suites and Premium cabins are located on the main deck. Size of the cabins vary from 16m2 to 20m2 (172ft2 – 215ft2). Tween Deck Passenger cabins occupy most of the tween deck. Crew cabins, companion cabins for the crew and the galley are also located on the tween deck. Fully equipped Water sports center with access to a hydraulic ramp is located in the stern. The stern can be opened up and lowered onto the water, transforming into a diving deck for water sports and recreation. Standard cabins and economy class cabins are located on the tween deck. Cabin sizes vary from 11m2 to 12m2 (118ft2 – 129ft2).


Day 1 - Day 1 Athens/Piraeus
Your 7 day dream trip starts with the departure of the Running on Waves in Athens at 8 p.m. So, if your flight arrives early enough, you can go on a sightseeing tour through the classical antique Athens. Or you come on board of this beautiful sailing yacht immediately, check in and enjoy the ambience of the Athenian harbor.
Day 2 - Day 2 Elafonisos
The ship reaches the 19 square kilometer big island of Elafonisos the following afternoon. On this island between the Peloponnese and Kythira in the Ionian Sea you will find peace and relaxation. In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, it was the basis for pirates, today you find a large fleet of traditional fishing boats there. With its colorful flora, fine white beaches and fantastic blue water, the island offers unspoilt snorkeling. The taverns in the harbor invite you to dine fresh seafood. If you want to stay on board, you can indulge in water sports like swimming, diving o water-skiing.
Day 3 - Day 3 Pilos
In the evening we leave the island to anchor the next morning in Pylos. After breakfast, we will play the first golf course near the harbor, the fantastic Dunes Course in the famous Greek Golf Club Costa Navarino. Because our ship stays in the port of Pylos, the economic center of the Messinia region, you have the chance to explore this lively little town located in the south of the west coast of Peloponnese, with many small steep lanes and a great atmosphere. Or you have a drink on the Platia and watch the colorful hustle and bustle.
Day 4 - Day 4 Kethira
The next day, the second very attractive Bay Course will be played at the Golf Club Costa Navarino which is also one of the most attractive courses in Greece. In the evening our ship departs and arrives the next morning on the beautiful island of Kythira. This island, situated on the southeastern finger of the Peloponnese, was spared by mass tourism and has thus preserved its tradition. A mild climate with a varied landscape (mountains, picturesque bays with crystal clear water, olive groves, cypresses, churches and monasteries) invites you to go hiking. Those who want to stay aboard have the pportunity to swim, dive or water-skiing.
Day 5 - Day 5 Heraklion
At noon we leave Kythira and take course on Crete, where we anchor the next morning in the port of Elounda. Elounda, a small town in the Mirabell Bay, 45 km from Heraklion and 14 km west of Agios Nikolaos, is surrounded by 5-star resorts. A small coastal promenade connects the small port with the village of Plaka, a cozy fishing village with tavernas and cafes in a tranquil ambience. Three restored windmills form the landmark of Elounda. Here we play from noon in the private golf club Elounda, a very attractive 9-hole course, which has the characteristics of an 18-hole course by different tee-off possibilities.
Day 6 - Day 6 Elounda
Today we have courses in the private golf club with 9-hole course near Elounda which is both perfect for sharpening the technique of golf and recreation. In the evening we leave the port of Elounda to arrive the next morning in Heraklion.
Day 7 - Day 7 Heraklion
In the morning we arrive to Heraklion. There is the possibility to play a last round at the nearby Crete Club with the 18-hole course and magnificent views of the Lassithi Mountains. After 9:00 am, afterwards, we drive to the nearby Heraklion airport.
Day 8 - Please Note:
The itinerary above is indicative and may slightly change due to weather conditions and especially for the sake of better provisioning of all the activities and benefits of the cruise.

Trip Dates

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    • Discover Athens, Elafonisos & Pilos
    • Explore Kethira, Heraklion & Elounda