Living and sleeping for 8 people:
2 double cabins with facilities
2 single berths
Further sleeping accomodation (2 singles) is available in the saloon
Ample sunbathing and lounge areas on deck
Hammocks can be slung from the rigging
Integrated bluetooth sound system and iPod dock
DVD/memory stick flat screen TV
Fishing rods and tackle
Electric Hob and Oven
Length 19.5m on deck, 25m overall
Tonnes – 60
360 hp engine
Cruise speed 8-10 knots
Fuel consumption 40 ltrs/hr when not under sail
2 members of crew who will clean and cook meals
Port Fees (if incurred)
Food and drinks *special offer available to Scott Williams clients
Circe is based in the Ionian and operates out of Paxos/Corfu. A day’s cruise circumnavigates the islands of Paxos and Anti-Paxos, taking in the stunning & dramatic west coast of Paxos & clear indigo / turquoise waters of its smaller sister. A few extra days would allow for a cruise to the entrance of the River Styx, which Greek mythology states was the boundary between Earth and Hades, the Underworld. A week’s cruise will take you around the northern Ionian waters, to Corfu, around the islands of Paxos and Anti-Paxos, and of course, to the Greek Mainland.
A two week cruise could also include the more southern Ionian islands of Levkada, Ithaca and Cephalonia.
Fly to Corfu from all London and most regional airports
There are limitless opportunities for escape on board Circe. She can explore the Ionians at will (& frequently does!)
The wind & sailing conditions in the Ionian sea are variable. From May to September the wind typically blows from the north-west and can make for ideal sailing conditions. Circe sails beautifully with a 3-4 wind.
The Ionian Islands are located on the western side of mainland Greece, opposite Italy. There are seven main islands that are different from other islands by their fertile land (blanketed with olive groves sustained by the winter rains) & clear blue waters. The mixture of different civilisations & cultures is harmoniously welded together into one piece that is undoubtedly Greek, in a complex of islands where some of the most beautiful beaches can be explored.
Spend days sailing the coast, drop anchor for lunch after a spot of swimming. Enjoy a lunch prepared in the galley using fresh local ingredients and / or whatever you have managed to catch that day. Look forward to a sun-downer on the teak deck before stepping ashore for supper.
Circe has been designed to be independent from the shore for long periods, allowing longer stays anchored in secluded bays.
She is an eye-catching, graceful little ship, a type which is rarely seen in Mediterranean waters. She will attract a lot of attention and admiring glances wherever she goes.
Circe is a Gaff Rigged Ketch built in Denmark in 1915. The boat will take 10 people but if there are a couple more you can probably squeeze in. She is of a very strong, traditional construction, originally built to transport general cargo between Norway, Denmark and Sweden. She was converted to a private yacht in 1950s but a complete re-build, lasting 7 years, was started in 2006 by the current owner. All timbers and all rigging have been replaced and new mechanical and electrical systems installed. On deck, Cirque retains much of her original charm – for example she does not have winches, all sail work is done by hand using block and tackle as in the olden days.
There is a wonderful space on deck for sunbathing, hammocks can be slung from the rigging and there are also kayaks, snorkel equipment, fishing rods and tackle.
Victoria’s family has had some of the most magical times aboard and talk about those happy days all winter!