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Saronic Sailing Adventure (8 days)

Saronic Sailing Adventure

Duration

8 days

Airports

Arrival & Departures: Athens - International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos

Transportation

Airplane, minivan & sailboat

Join us onboard and let us show you the Saronic Gulf’s hidden treasures, delight in local cuisine, and take you through the history of some important archaeological sites like the Temple of Aphaea on Aegina Island or ancient Epidaurus. You can also swim, snorkel, hike, horseback ride, and do a variety of other activities. It will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you will remember for years!

During the tour we will:

  • Taste the traditional pistachios on the island of Aegina
  • Visit the temple of Aphaea, built in 500 BC and the monastery of Saint Nectarios (“Agios Nektarios”), one of the largest in the Balkans
  • Swim in the crystal clear waters of the Moni and Agistri islands
  • Navigate the green island of Spetses by bike
  • Discover the 18m deep shipwreck on the island of Dorousa
  • Go hiking on Hydra Island
  • Enjoy sea sports on the island of Poros
  • Visit the sacred site of Epidaurus (declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO) where the Sanctuary of Asclepius (God of Medicine) and the well-known Ancient Theater of Epidaurus are located
  • Swim in a pirate’s hideout, an underwater cave on the island of Spetses
  • Visit a family-run organic olive oil farm in Epidaurus, learn about olive oil production in Greece, and taste extra virgin olive oil.
  • Sunbathe under the Greek sky on beautiful hidden beaches around the islands

By Trip Tailors

This trip can be tailored to your needs. Fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page with the dates of your trip, your budget, the number of people, and anything else you think is important for us to take into account in order to send you a personalized proposal.

  • 14th of May 2022
  • 16th of July 2022
  • 27th of August 2022
  • 01st of October 2022

* There is a minimum of 5 participants for our scheduled sailing trips to depart

* This is a semi-private sailing holiday, operated in small groups of 5 to 10 people. Guests have their own cabins, but it is possible that you share the bathroom with your fellow travelers, as well as the common areas of the yacht (living room, kitchen, deck, etc.). In case you want to enjoy a 100% exclusive experience, having the entire yacht available only for you, your family and friends, we invite you to book a private sailing holiday and fully enjoy the Greek islands in an intimate way!

* Sailboat rental, skipper and companion
* All meals as indicated in the travel notes (6 breakfasts, 4 light lunches).
* Excursion through the interior of Aegina (includes transfer by car, tour guide, entrance fees to the archaeological site of Aphaea).
* Snorkeling gear
* Port taxes, gasoline, all port charges for electricity and water
* Set of sheets and towels and boat cleaning
* VAT

* Flights

* Travel insurance

* Optional activities that are not included in the day-to-day itinerary (visit to ancient Epidaurus, cycling on the island of Spetses, sea sports in Agistri etc.)

* Security deposit (will be confirmed depending on the sailboat)

* Accommodation in Athens

* Transfers to/from the port and hotel/airport transfers in Athens

* Drinks and meals not specified

* Other personal expenses

* Tips

Your steps

1

Athens - Poros

2

Poros - Dokos island - Ermioni

3

Ermioni - Spetses

4

Spetses - Hydra

5

Hydra – Aegina

6

Aegina – Agistri – Epidaurus

7

Epidaurus - Athens

8

Athens - Disembarkation

DAY 1

Athens - Poros

Arrival at Athens International Airport, then transfer to the port for boarding.

Hello and welcome aboard! On our first day, we will board our boat, which will be our home for the next week of vacation.

We’ll set sail for our first destination, the island of Poros (≈28nm, ≈4 hours of sailing). As we approach the port of Poros, you can’t help but sigh at the picturesque view of the small town, which rises amphitheatrically on two hills and admire the historic Clock Tower and the pastel-colored buildings that line the port’s front. Before we all go out for the welcome dinner, you will have some free time to explore the beautiful city on your own.

Meals included: Welcome snack

DÍA 2

Poros – Isla Dokos - Ermioni

After breakfast on board, we will set sail for our day’s destination, the picturesque little town of Ermioni on the southern coast of the Peloponnese peninsula (≈22nm, ≈3.5 hours of navigation).

We’ll stop along the way at the deserted island of Dokos, where we’ll spend the day swimming, snorkeling, and lounging on the boat while our crew prepares a delicious lunch. Dokos is a popular sailing destination because of its clear waters and protection from almost all winds. It is also ideal for those who enjoy wild landscapes, solitude, tranquility, and breathtaking sunset views!

We’ll arrive in the afternoon and spend the night in Ermioni.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DÍA 3

Ermioni - Spetses

Today we will sail to the enchanting green island of Spetses (≈11 nm, ≈ 1.5 – 2 hours of navigation). The island is well-known for its long naval tradition and its significant role in the War of Independence in 1821. Its romantic and cosmopolitan atmosphere will captivate you.

Spend the day riding your bike around the island, stopping at a beach with an underwater cave where you can swim. Cars are not permitted in Dapia, a port city. If you’re traveling with children, take them for a ride through the cobblestone streets in a horse-drawn carriage.

Meals included: Breakfast

DÍA 4

Spetses - Hydra

After breakfast on board, we will spend the morning swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing on a beautiful beach in Spetses.

Then we will sail to Hydra (≈ 16-17nm, ≈ 2 – 2.5 hours of navigation). When we arrive, you will be able to explore the car-free island of Hydra, where the only modes of transportation are mules, your feet, or water taxis. It is an elegant artists’ colony that exudes a sense of magic and romance. You can browse art galleries, handmade jewelry stores, and clothing boutiques, or we can take you on a hike inland to the Prophet Elijah (Profitis Ilias) Monastery.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DÍA 5

Hydra - Egina

You have another lovely day ahead of you! After breakfast, we’ll set sail for Aegina, a Greek island famous for its pistachios (≈25nm, ≈4.5 hours of sailing). Depending on the moorings available in the port and/or the weather, we will take you to the large port of Aegina or the picturesque smaller port of Perdika.

Later in the afternoon, upon arrival in Aegina, we will embark on an exciting tour of the island’s inland areas, where we will discover some of its hidden treasures. We’ll start with a visit to the Temple of Aphaea (circa 500 BC), which is located on a pine-covered hillside on the island’s northeast side. Then we’ll go to Mystras, the island’s ancient capital, and Paleachora. We will walk the trails in this abandoned “ghost town” to see the various Byzantine churches and enjoy the magnificent views of the Saronic Gulf. The next stop is the magnificent Monastery of Saint Nectarius, one of the largest in the Balkans (tour duration approx. 2,5 hours).

Before joining us for dinner, you can take a stroll along the boardwalk, admire the neoclassical architecture, and sample a variety of local pistachio products.

Tip: don’t forget to buy some fresh fruits and vegetables from the floating groceries (traditional boats in the harbor that sell fruits and vegetables).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DÍA 6

Egina - Agistri - Epidauro

If we are docked in Aegina’s main port this morning, you may have some free time to visit the Temple of Apollo at the nearby archaeological site of Kolona. Once there, don’t miss the Archaeological Museum, Greece’s first of its kind (in 1829).

Then we’ll set sail for the nearby green island of Agistri (≈9 nm, maximum 1.5 hours of sailing), where we’ll anchor and swim in crystal clear turquoise waters. After lunch, our compass will guide us to our final destination of the day, the small port of Old Epidaurus (≈9 nm, maximum navigation time of 1.5 hours).

Optional activity: We can take you on a tour of the archaeological site of Ancient Epidaurus, one of the most important healing centers of antiquity, when we arrive at the port of Epidaurus. This is the location of the famous ancient theater of Epidaurus, a wonderful amphitheater known for its excellent acoustics and which still hosts international festivals today. You can combine the historical tour of Epidaurus with a visit to a nearby family-run olive oil farm, where you can learn more about the olive oil production process and sample some good extra virgin olive oil.

Meals included: Breakfast

DÍA 7

Epidauro - Atenas

This is our final morning of sailing before returning to Athens (≈22nm, ≈3-3.5 hours of sailing).

We’ll take you to a lovely and secluded location where you can spend the morning swimming, diving from the yacht, or reading your favorite book. Before returning to the yacht’s base, we will also serve you lunch on board with traditional local delicacies.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Parthenon Athens Atenas
DÍA 8

Atenas - Desembarque

It will be time to leave the ship in the morning, between 9:00 a.m. and 09:30 a.m., as we will have reached the end of our adventure.

If you need to catch a flight, you can arrange a transfer to the airport or continue your holidays in Greece.

Optional activities: Tours in Athens

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