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Athens Adventure

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Deposit Deposit 25%. Balance due 12 weeks before departure
Explore the dreamy islands of the sardonic coast, as you sail your way through history exploring the beautiful buildings, quaint cobbled streets and charming villages.
Suited to
Families, Couples, Groups
Difficulty
No previous experience required
Nights onboard
7
Vessel type
Dream 60 Catamaran
Vessel length
62ft
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Modern double cabin with air-con

Relax under the gorgeous greek sunset, explore historic buildings and quiet cobbled streets on this divine sailing adventure. 

7 Nights: Various dates May - October 2021

Fr £1,341 per person

Sail the Saronic Gulf, one of Greece’s finest cruising grounds found just off the mainland’s coast. The Saronic archipelago and Peloponnese islands are steeped in ancient history and offer attractive beaches, sweeping bays and natural harbours.

Set off from Alimos to see Aegina, Hydra, Spetses, Ermione, Poros and Epidauros, this magical area will make you feel like you're living in a fairytale. All you need to do is relax and let us bring the best of Greece to you.

 

Day 1 – Saturday: Alimos – Aegina (3.5hr)

You can board the catamaran from 4 pm at Alimos Marina, south of Athens and 30km from Athens airport. Your crew will welcome you on board and let you settle into your cabins before departing at 6 pm for Perdika Port, Aegina.

Perdika is an old settlement built around the port, known for fishing. It has a pedestrianized area full of tavernas offering tasty fresh seafood, ouzo or coffee. You can sit and watch the sunset or have a swim in the sea. Dinner and night on board.

Day 2 – Sunday: Perdika – Mandraki, Hydra (4hrs)

Breakfast on board, visit Aegina town by bus or taxi (additional cost), which is attractive and gives you plenty of opportunities to try Greek delights in the tavernas, bars and cafes. If you love following the footprints of those before us, you can visit the Ancient Temple of Aphaia.

After lunch, you will arrive in Mandraki Bay, Hydra. Dinner and night on board. You can visit Hydra by sea taxi (additional cost).

The car-free island of Hydra overlooks the Argosaronic Gulf and is known for its romantic atmosphere. You can stroll the cobbled streets and admire the attractive squares and hundreds of churches, which are well-preserved. You might spot some of the 500 donkeys which are used as public transport!

Day 3 – Monday: Hydra – Spetses (3hrs)

Enjoy breakfast on board before sailing to Hydra port and explore the island for a couple of hours. We’ll set sail for Dokos after lunch on board to swim and snorkel.

The uninhabited island of Dokos, with its wild landscapes, is a popular sailing destination in the Saronic Gulf. It is found between the southern coast of the Peloponnese, Hydra and Spetses. The island is a favourite for its tranquil atmosphere, historic artefacts and is home to one of the oldest shipwrecks in the world.

After enjoying Dokos, we will sail to the island of Spetses to anchor for the evening. Dinner and night on board. You may get free time to visit the new harbour, see the Spetses Museum, see fine art or Bouboulina’s house, the heroine of the War of Independence.

Spetses is an important island in Greek history, it is where the revolution flag was raised in 1821 during the War of Independence. It boasts a rich maritime history which can be seen in the architecture. Explore the island by a romantic horse-drawn carriage trip, stroll the charming old harbour or head to Dápia for lively entertainment.

Day 4 – Tuesday: Spetses – Ermione (2hrs)

You’ll leave after breakfast with a stop for swimming and lunch at Aghios Emilianos before arriving in Ermione in the afternoon.

Ermione is on the Argolic peninsula and faces the islands of Dokos and Hydra. It’s perfect for those who love hiking – don’t miss the half-hour walk across the Katafyki Gorge linking Ermione with Fournoi. On the way, you will see rocks, caves and Saint Nicholas church with its medieval ruins. Or you can relax in the village’s cafes and bars and soak up the Greek welcome.

Dinner and night on board.

Day 5 – Wednesday: Ermione – Poros (3.5hrs)

Your next stop is Poros after breakfast and we’ll make time to swim and lunch in the bay of Soupia on the way.

As we enter the harbour, you will see the town built up into the hillside – an impressive view. You’ll have time to explore ashore, where you can see the Archaeological Museum with exhibits from the Mycenaean Period and Roman times. You can also tour the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon in the north or walk from the town and up the hill to the historic clock tower for a panoramic view.

Dinner and night on board.

Day 6 – Thursday: Poros – Palaia Epidauros (4hrs)
We’ll sail to peaceful Love Bay in Poros for breakfast on board before heading to Epidauros. On the way, we will stop at Aghios Georgios for swimming before lunch on board. There is a small port nearby where you can go ashore if you wish to look around.

In the afternoon, we will anchor at the Peloponnese town of Palaia Epidauros which is known for its beautiful landscape and archaeological treasures. Palaia means ‘old’ and the town was built on the site of an ancient city. The mountain, Akros offers an impressive backdrop as you explore ashore.

Dinner and night on board.

Day 7 – Friday: Palaia Epidauros – Alimos (5.5hrs)
Breakfast on board and a visit to the Ancient Theatre of Epidauros. We will head to Anghistri island for lunch and swimming before sailing to Athens. Dinner and night on board at Alimos.

Day 8 – Saturday: Alimos. Disembarkation at 9 am.

N.B.: Itinerary subject to change due to meteorological or/and technical conditions

  • Accommodation in air-conditioned double cabin with private bathroom
    (A/C in service from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm)
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch, diner)
  • Drinks at meals (table wine and water), local aperitifs (punch, rum, fruit juice)
  • Service of the crew: 2 persons (captain, steward/cook)
  • 2 sets of linen, towels and beach towels per person/week
  • Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water)
  • Insurance for the yacht and the passengers
  • Water sports on board : snorkelling equipment, sea kayak, fishing gear
  • Airfares
  • Transfers
  • Extra beverages, soft and alcoholic drinks that are not included in the full board.
  • Cash box (mandatory): 180 Euros per person per cruise payable in cash on spot upon arrival

Fly to Athens International Airport

Fly from Athens International Airport

Day 1 – Saturday: Alimos – Aegina (3.5hr)

You can board the catamaran from 4 pm at Alimos Marina, south of Athens and 30km from Athens airport. Your crew will welcome you on board and let you settle into your cabins before departing at 6 pm for Perdika Port, Aegina.

Perdika is an old settlement built around the port, known for fishing. It has a pedestrianized area full of tavernas offering tasty fresh seafood, ouzo or coffee. You can sit and watch the sunset or have a swim in the sea. Dinner and night on board.

Day 2 – Sunday: Perdika – Mandraki, Hydra (4hrs)

Breakfast on board, visit Aegina town by bus or taxi (additional cost), which is attractive and gives you plenty of opportunities to try Greek delights in the tavernas, bars and cafes. If you love following the footprints of those before us, you can visit the Ancient Temple of Aphaia.

After lunch, you will arrive in Mandraki Bay, Hydra. Dinner and night on board. You can visit Hydra by sea taxi (additional cost).

The car-free island of Hydra overlooks the Argosaronic Gulf and is known for its romantic atmosphere. You can stroll the cobbled streets and admire the attractive squares and hundreds of churches, which are well-preserved. You might spot some of the 500 donkeys which are used as public transport!

Day 3 – Monday: Hydra – Spetses (3hrs)

Enjoy breakfast on board before sailing to Hydra port and explore the island for a couple of hours. We’ll set sail for Dokos after lunch on board to swim and snorkel.

The uninhabited island of Dokos, with its wild landscapes, is a popular sailing destination in the Saronic Gulf. It is found between the southern coast of the Peloponnese, Hydra and Spetses. The island is a favourite for its tranquil atmosphere, historic artefacts and is home to one of the oldest shipwrecks in the world.

After enjoying Dokos, we will sail to the island of Spetses to anchor for the evening. Dinner and night on board. You may get free time to visit the new harbour, see the Spetses Museum, see fine art or Bouboulina’s house, the heroine of the War of Independence.

Spetses is an important island in Greek history, it is where the revolution flag was raised in 1821 during the War of Independence. It boasts a rich maritime history which can be seen in the architecture. Explore the island by a romantic horse-drawn carriage trip, stroll the charming old harbour or head to Dápia for lively entertainment.

Day 4 – Tuesday: Spetses – Ermione (2hrs)

You’ll leave after breakfast with a stop for swimming and lunch at Aghios Emilianos before arriving in Ermione in the afternoon.

Ermione is on the Argolic peninsula and faces the islands of Dokos and Hydra. It’s perfect for those who love hiking – don’t miss the half-hour walk across the Katafyki Gorge linking Ermione with Fournoi. On the way, you will see rocks, caves and Saint Nicholas church with its medieval ruins. Or you can relax in the village’s cafes and bars and soak up the Greek welcome.

Dinner and night on board.

Day 5 – Wednesday: Ermione – Poros (3.5hrs)

Your next stop is Poros after breakfast and we’ll make time to swim and lunch in the bay of Soupia on the way.

As we enter the harbour, you will see the town built up into the hillside – an impressive view. You’ll have time to explore ashore, where you can see the Archaeological Museum with exhibits from the Mycenaean Period and Roman times. You can also tour the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon in the north or walk from the town and up the hill to the historic clock tower for a panoramic view.

Dinner and night on board.

Day 6 – Thursday: Poros – Palaia Epidauros (4hrs)
We’ll sail to peaceful Love Bay in Poros for breakfast on board before heading to Epidauros. On the way, we will stop at Aghios Georgios for swimming before lunch on board. There is a small port nearby where you can go ashore if you wish to look around.

In the afternoon, we will anchor at the Peloponnese town of Palaia Epidauros which is known for its beautiful landscape and archaeological treasures. Palaia means ‘old’ and the town was built on the site of an ancient city. The mountain, Akros offers an impressive backdrop as you explore ashore.

Dinner and night on board.

Day 7 – Friday: Palaia Epidauros – Alimos (5.5hrs)
Breakfast on board and a visit to the Ancient Theatre of Epidauros. We will head to Anghistri island for lunch and swimming before sailing to Athens. Dinner and night on board at Alimos.

Day 8 – Saturday: Alimos. Disembarkation at 9 am.

N.B.: Itinerary subject to change due to meteorological or/and technical conditions

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