Bareboat Charter - Just for two - 1 week from Volos in September 2022
We delayed this holiday in the Sporades for two years, with the cooperation of Phil at Mixit sailing, due to COVID and travel restrictions etc., and we were not disappointed when we arrived in Volos.
This Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 349 (2018) is well set up for sailing two-handed. Very clean with just a few signs of wear and tear for this age of charter yacht. Unfortunately, there were small areas of gel coat damage around the bow, where the anchor had been brought up with less than usual care; so do make notes and take photos of any such damage during the initial handover briefing.
The sails are in good condition and sails well with a good trim. Get away promptly, and you can make Palaio Trikeri (Old Trikeri) for a great first night out at the taverna directly behind the village quay.
We were fortunate to have good winds on all but one day, when we moored in Loutraki on Skopelos (actually too windy and big swell), and took a day ashore sightseeing.
Anchoring overnight in very quiet bays, such as Ormiskos Loutro entirely alone, was a joy with the perfect full moonlight glistening on the sea. Just note that the heavy gauge 50 metre chain is really secure but needs constant clearing aside in the anchor locker.
Final night long lined ashore in the small bay of Ormos Pithos was a great place to swim and chill out on deck, but get there reasonably early, as some latecomers had to move on. Food delivery service available to order by mobile (sign on the shore).
Notes: Thank you very much for this excellent review and finally, after 2 years, you get your holiday. Thank you for the pictures, I chose the sunset one as it shows the everyday Sporades sunset (mostly). I hope we can welcom you back again another time. Many thanks and all the best.
Skippered Charter - Crew of 8 from the Serbia - 1 week from Volos in August 2022
Of course, dear Phil!
We have already been to this yacht before and this is the third time, because it has its own story, its own 'soul' and sailing with these sails is unforgettable. At all times we felt safe and free at the same time, looking forward to leaning completely to one side and then flipping to the other. Everyone who slept in the cabins were like babies, even with the special height (1.96m) which was, of course, in the bow cabin ;-)
Those of us who like to sleep outside saw the Milky Way, comfortably placed in the seating areas and on the deck itself. We cooked food lightly on the stove and baked in the oven, because everything worked. A special convenience is the toilet with a tank, so we could use it even when we were staying in the coves where we enjoyed swimming in the clear water. Big thank you for Vasilis (our skipper) who made our trip perfect!
We can't wait for next year and surely 2 weeks are reserved for us!
Notes: Dear Tanja, thank you so much for this feedback. Once again you have enjoyed a skippered sailing trip on this lovely yacht with 'soul' and yes, of course, we can organise 2 weeks next year.
Bareboat Charter - Crew of 7 from Serbia - 1 week from Volos in Aug/Sep 2022
Phil, I have to commend George and his boat BENETEAU CYCLADES 43.4. George is very kind and responsive, and the boat itself is in excellent condition and behaves very nicely on the waves when sailing. And as for you, we have had a great cooperation all these years, so I intend to continue with MIXit Sailing. Thanks a lot for everything!
Branko P.S. Give my regards to George
Notes: Hi Branko, it was a pleasure to welcome you back again and thank you for this excellent review. I am pleased you enjoyed your trip on this Cyclades 43.4 and for sure I will pass on your best regards to George. I look forward to welcoming you back again in 2023.
Skippered Charter - Crew of 10 from the Romania - 1 week from Volos in Aug/Sept 2022
Yes we had a good trip and experience with our skipper Panos on this Excess 11 catamaran. Everything was perfect and we are all very satisfied. thanks again and nice doing business with you!
all greatings from Romania!
Notes: Excellent, I am glad you had a good time on this beautiful new catamaran. With the bow cabins it makes this catamaran great for skippered work and with Panos as your skipper, perfect. I hope we can welcome you all back again next year.
Bareboat Charter - Flotilla of 4 yachts - 1 week from Volos in August 2022
Hello Phil. Thank you so much for all the effort you put in to create a magic week for 4 families (and a couple of friends). The boats were all in great order, solid and ideal for chartering. From calm days to F6 Meltemi, glorious sunshine to interesting rain squalls- the boats responded very well to all conditions. And with plenty of accommodation we were very comfortable with 7 on board.
Our course was:
20-27 Aug, Max F6, Volos, Trikeri, Panormos (Skopelos), Steni Vala (Alonnisos), Panormos, Kiriaki, Volos. 147 nm.
Overall a great week - we completed the mission to visit the ‘our last summer’ bay and the wedding scene church - so Mama Mia satisfaction achieved.
22 very happy customers.
Notes: Many thanks to you Michael for organising this 4 yacht flotilla, excellent you all had a good week. I hope we can welcome you back again in the future.
Bareboat Charter - Crew of 5 from the UK - 1 week from Volos in August 2022
Hi Phil. Thank you from all the crew for organising our fantastic holiday in the Sporades. The yacht was everything we expected and hoped for. Andy and Christine were absolutely fantastic and nothing was too much trouble and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them. Very best wishes, Chris
Notes: Thank you to all in this 4 yacht flotilla, excellent you all had a good week. I hope we can welcome you back again in the future.
Bareboat Charter - Crew of 7 from Serbia - 1 week from Volos in August 2022
“Whole booking process was flawless we made the payments and got the confirmation and contact of our Volos host. We stayed overnight in Volos and got advice in where to park our car, they even offered free parking at the house of our host.Check in was fast and the guy was very helpful. Brand new beautiful Oceanis 40.1 , fully equipped. All in all, a great experience.
Notes: Excellent you all had a good time on the new (YOB2022) Oceanis 40.1. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
Bareboat Charter - Crew of 4 from the UK - 10 days in July 2022
I just thought I would drop you a line to say that we had an excellent holiday, Andy and Christine were great hosts, the boat was just what we needed and the extra days gave us the perfect amount of time to explore the places we wanted to. Weather was good too and a bit cooler than the UK for a couple of days ! :)
The yacht was everything we could have asked for and excellently prepared, maintained and cleaned and thank you also for your assistance taking us up to the supermarket on the first day.
Many thanks for arranging everything and all your help and advice which was much appreciated.
Notes: Thank you for this excellent review and glad you all had a good time. Excellent we could make the 7 days 10 as 10 gives you lots more time to explore, in 7 you just get into it and you have to turn around and make your way back again! 2 weeks is better of course, maybe next time :-) In the meantime please take care and best wishes to all.
Bareboat Charter - Crew of 3 from Spain - 1 week from Volos in July 2022
The trip was so beatiful.
The company that managed the boat was very efficient.Fast and clear
On boat everything worked and is very good for sailing.(Good sails, good heeling)
Notes: Hi Fabio and thank you for your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your holiday and the base staff looked after you well. This is (was) your third booking with us and I hope we can help again in the future. In the meantime please take care and best wishes to all.
Bareboat Charter - Crew of 4 from USA - 2 weeks from Volos in June/July 2022
We were extremely pleased with the service provided by Mixit Sailing and their support, from booking to check in at the end in Volos. This Bavaria 36 was very suitable for our small party in the Sporades. There were no issues with the boat, its systems, the rigging and the sails -- the sailing was beautiful and we were in touch during our trip. I highly recommend Mixit Sailing. Note to captains and crews – please help keep the seas in the Sporades clean and reduce the use of plastic. We noted plastic and debris in all harbors, coves, beaches and even at sea. I have the feeling that much of this waste was due to chartered boats.
Notes: Excellent you had a great time on this BAVARIA 36, it remains an excellent condition classic yacht.
I understand what you say about the plastic and rubbish and this will be left on your review text.
I hope we can welcome you back again sometime.