The story of the Astarte schooner is linked to the famous Greek ship-owner John S. Latsis and his famous guests. Ranked among the top twelve richest men of all time by Forbes Magazine, John S. Latsis loved the sea and beautiful boats.
In the early 1960s, he commissioned a classic yacht to be built in exotic wood from the Psaros shipyard, a signature supplier in Greece.
John S. Latsis took possession of the Alcyone in 1964, a schooner with immaculate, elegant lines, spacious and pleasant to live in and exciting to sail. He nicknamed it “my beloved beauty” and enjoyed playing host on his boat to the elite of his day.
Today the Alcyone has been renamed the Astarte and is dedicated to sea-lovers as a cruising yacht. The new owners have retained the classic charm of old sailing vessels while providing the most up-to-date equipment and facilities. In this way guests benefit from a maximum comfort and safety.
Technical specifications & state-of-the-art equipment
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.
When you walk across the Astarte’s teak gangway, you enter the wonderful world of Classic Yachting. Behold her large, luxurious aft deck that would usually be found on ships twice as long.
Amidships, there’s a large table and exotic wood chairs for relaxing, or eating meals and snacks served in antique tableware, crystal glassware and Christofle silverware.In the stern, you’ll find a cozy corner with couches and a hammock allowing you to enjoy long periods of personal rest and relaxation.
Finally, the foredeck makes a perfect sighting platform for watching dolphins leaping ahead of the bows.
The exotic wood Lounge is decorated in the style of a Cabinet of Curiosities with giant nautilus shells, Gorgons of the sea, encompassing a Collection of old nautical items. The tea and coffee services are 1930s art deco, as is the Brazilian rosewood bar. There is also a wine cellar.
All passengers can congregate comfortably on the huge sofas.
From the lounge, you can access the four cabins. Furnished with luxurious comfort, the rooms are air-conditioned and fully sound-proofed. They all have their own shower room and toilet so you have perfect privacy throughout the voyage. An assortment of natural products from the Korres luxury range is available.
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 Captain is devoted to your well-being and, above all, to your safety aboard the ship in all circumstances.
And the Chef will entertain you palate with his special delicacies. He will adapt to all your personal eating requirements, and above all serve you freshly caught fish and lobster.
For cigar aficionados, there’s an onboard cellar with a 50-cigar capacity. The entire crew is on hand to answer all your special requests.
WiFi connection on board
LCD TV with DVD player, audio equipment (indoor and outdoor), Sea Tel TV-DVD-Hi-fi in all cabins, Internet on board.
Gommonautica rib 3,70m with 40Hp outboard engine, 3 person Canoe, Water-Skiing, O- rings, Banana, Fishing and Snorkeling. inflatable island, seado
€19,000 per week low season
€21,000 per week high season