set sail with us!

set sail with us!

Day & multi day sailing trips in Chania region

skippered yacht charter

what we do

We organize daily and multi-day trips exploring together the amazing coastline of South Crete.Try your hand at sailing, if you wish, as we enjoy the turquoise, crystal clear waters of Crete swimming or snorkeling.The sense of isolation and privacy a sailing trip offers is unique as we approach famous beaches and see them at their best.

Join us in our private sailing paradise!

Christos & Annie


why with us

We love sailing and we have a vast 22-year sailing experience having won the Aegean International Sailing Rally six times.
We are the only company organizing sailing trips in South Crete. Having the largest sailing yacht in Chania enables us to organize multi-day trips without limitations.Our company Sailingsouthcrete, is the next evolutionary step after Sailingcreta, our previous company.

Join us on a daily or a multi-day private trip to the top coasts of Crete

6 days sailing in the Southern Islands of Europe
Sailing & Hiking
Sailing Trip: Seven day cruise (7-day)
Our suggestion for a multi day cruise (2-4 days)
Lagoon of Balos, Island of Gramvousa
Gavdos : the southernmost tip of Europe

Our yacht

Bavaria 47

Our means to sail is a Bavaria 47/2000 Sailing boat, her name is ”Soupia” (it is the boat that we began with our first company sailing Creta), 15 meters long, (47ft) that can accommodate up to 8 people on her large deck as well as in its four comfortable cabins (one cabin is used by the crew). The cabin in the stern has a large bed while the two front ones have one double and one single each of them. There are three WCs, a large kitchen equipped with a fridge and oven and even a spacious dining room to relax ‘ indoors’. Many of our guests also choose to sleep on the deck of the yacht, having the experience of being under the stars!

Its two large sails are our main driving force and they can take us everywhere with the help of favourable wind. There is also a 60-horse engine as well as a small auxiliary inflatable boat which ensures that even the most well-hidden beach can be reached.
Whichever sailing trip you choose you will surely enjoy a full sailing experience in the open sea as you will be our crew and we will set the course of our trip together. Each of our excursions has its own character and is suitable for everyone. Those who wish to enjoy the hot sun can relax sunbathing on the large deck of the boat, though the captain is willing to pass on the steering wheel to whoever wishes to give it a try and to even share some secrets of the sailing art.

  • Equipment :

    • Liferaft
    • Epirb
    • 12 Life Jackets
    • Water tanks: 500lt
    • Water heater: 40lt
    • Fuel tank 210lt (range +400nm)
    • Bimini-Spraywood
    • Teak cockpit floor
    • Roller reefing Mainsail and Genoa sail
    • Automatic pilot
    • Solar Panel (12v-220v inverter 350w)
    • Dinghy boat 3m (Yamaha engine 2.5hp)

daily trip: Sfakia, Glika Nera, Agios Pavlos, Samaria gorge, Marmara, Loutro

Sailing Trip: Chania – Mahairida – Kalathas – Thodorou
Sailing daily trip on the top coasts of Crete

About us

about us or our story!

who we are

photo George Anastasakis

Christos Paterakis, was not born in any hospital of Chania ,as some believe, but his existence is the result of limestone and granite distillation back in 1979. School was too confined for him and from an early age he‘d rather climb rocks and mountains as those really appealed to him. There was also the sea besides the mountains though. Having practically grown up inside the sea he was always attracted by water so he started sailing from a very early age , participating in many sailing rallies across the Aegean Sea, even obtaining first place in the International Aegean sailing Rally in 2011. He is a holder of the HORC Skipper Certificate.Today he is the captain of the ”Soupia” sailing boat during the summer months and the owner of Sailingsouthcrete company (the previous name of the company was Sailingcreta (the old web site was the winter he runs the Mountain Refuge of Kallergis located on the White Mountains at a 1700m altitude.He is also a mountain escort and owner of the Hiking Creta company. Moreover he is a journalist for the motorcycle magazine MOTO.

Annie (Anastasia) Kakouri Maraka, was born  in 1988. She is a civil structural engineer who quit her job in the office to pursue her travel and entrepreneurial dreams.Her main objective was freedom and a sailing boat is the means to freedom.So hers has come true.Apart from her degree in civil engineering, she is a holder of the HORC Skipper Certificate and she also has a master in tourism.Moreover, she started studying for a new degree in psychology two years ago. She loves painting and writing,as she is also writing a love story and one of her dreams is for her story to become a book.

Christos and Annie are a young couple who first  met was at an altitude of Kallergis refuge.It was love at first sight! After a while, their love for freedom and sailing led them to create this company to organise sailing trips.

Join us in any of our trips to get to know us!