All Weekly trips depart on a Saturday, around mid-day when boat is ready. We sail off the Alimos Marina of Athens, Pier 8, having bought food and drinks provisions for snacks, light lunch, salads and drinks on board. The Alimos Marina is very easily accessible form the airport by Bus (X96), 45' to Eden stop or from the Athens city center by taxi, tram or bus. I shall propose an itinerary around the islands and coasts, depending on how fast or how slow you want to go, and you shall make choices ! Meaning, how many different islands you want to visit within the week, and how many stops for swimming. Our only constraints are daylight and weather. I shall advise what time we need to be on the route to a safe anchorage or port before dark. In strong wind conditions we shall play safe and relax. Within one week we can nicely tour most of the Saronic-Argolic islands & coasts, namely Aegina, Poros, Hydra, Spetses, Angistri, Methana, PortoHeli, Dokos, Ermioni, also Epidavros (where the ancient theatre for a tragedy performance!). Alternatively, we head to the Cyclades, stopping at cap Sounion, and visit Kea (Tzia), Kythnos, up to Serifos, Sifnos. To visit Mykonos, Paros, Milos, Santorini we shall need 2 weeks to better enjoy the trip. A third route is to the Ionian (west) islands, crossing the Corinth Canal. Depending on your desire to discover the inner world of the any island you like, we may stay for more days, tour it on foot, rent bicycles or motor bikes, visiting ancient ruins, local museums, wine tasting or other attractions. The 1-3 day trips sailing off Athens, will allow us to cover the Athens riviera or two to three islands within the Saronic-Argolic gulfs. The yacht is a 39ft (11,5m) ELAN, featuring 3 double wide cabins that comfortably sleep 6 persons, 2 bathrooms, the salon (where skipper sleeps) and kitchen. It is equipped with roller sails (both mainsail and genoa), GPS plotter, solar panel, 3 water tanks (512lts), electric fridge, music system.There is so much to discover in terms of Greek islands ! Some say that a lifetime is not enough to sail all of them and really get to know them. That's why we have guests who keep coming back to us summer after summer, for 12 years now !
ItineraryDay 1: The isle of AeginaPass By: Nauplion Promenade, Nafplio, Argolis Region, PeloponneseHotel pick up to Piraeus. Take the boat to the island of Aegina, the princess of the Saronic gulf –Coffee in one of the many Café of the port. Walk around the streets near the port and we visit the temple of Apollo and the archaeological museum–We visit the miraculus Agios Nektarios Monastery, the Church and the Palaia Chora hill with the numerous churches on it–Then we move towards the famous Temple of Aphaia Athena laid in a beautiful pine forest with a marvelous view to the Aegean Sea. We drive down to the coastal village of Agia Marina (Swim-Ouzo-Meze)-Later in the afternoon we make a semicircular round of the island and return to Aegina city –Dinner- Clubbing -OvernightMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: OvernightDay 2: AeginaPass By: Nauplion Promenade, Nafplio, Argolis Region, PeloponneseWe start with an early hike up to the mount Ellanion (1 hour- optional) to enjoy the wonderful view to Attica, the Aegean sea, the Peloponnese peninsula and the other Saronic islands. We walk down to Perdika- a nice coastal fish village to take the boat to Moni, the superb small island. -Swim in the clear crystal waters enjoying Ouzo + Meze in the company of the animals of the uninhabited island such as the Chamois Cretan goat- deer and peacocks – Return to Aegina city -Dinner-Greek music-OvernightMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: OvernightDay 3: Angistri- ErmioniPass By: Nauplion Promenade, Nafplio, Argolis Region, PeloponneseWe are leaving Aegina for the isle of Angistri with a hired small cruise boat. We are swimming, fishing and snorkeling in the small bays of the central Saronic gulf uninhabited small islands. At noon we barbeque by the sea or we have lunch in a fish-tavern. In the afternoon we sail towards the shores of the Peloponnese and drive down to the picturesque Ermioni, a seaside town built on a cape, surrounded by pine trees that strongly resembles an island. You will enjoy the lovely beaches, and the picturesque little harbour lined with popular fish tavernas and clubs for a crazy night out. Dinner-Clubbing-Overnight.Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner • LunchAccommodation included: OvernightDay 4: Ermioni - HydraPass By: Nauplion Promenade, Nafplio, Argolis Region, PeloponneseEarly departure for the cosmopolitan island of Hydra –Swim in the lovely beaches of the island –Lunch- Walk the steep narrow paths of the historical town with this particular architecture. Return to the Peloponnese. We take the coastal road to the magical village of Palaia Epidavros – built between a lemon and orange tree grove. Dinner at Palaia Epidavros (In the summer time–June, July, August- we attend a dramatic performance in the famous ancient theater of Ancient Epidavros). Overnight at Epidavros.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: OvernightDay 5: Epidauros - Nauplio - MycenaePass By: Nauplion Promenade, Nafplio, Argolis Region, PeloponneseToday we visit the archaeological site and the huge theatre (a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Monument), famous for its symmetry and beauty and admired for its exceptional acoustics , used again today for dramatic performances. We continue to a local winery near Argos city for wine tasting, walk through the vineyards and have a traditional lunch. Then we visit the archaeological site of Mycenae (another UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Monument), the famous center of the Mycenaean Civilization. The period of Greek history between 1600 BC until around 1100 BC. is called “Mycenaean”, referring to Mycenae Homer first reports the city describing it as “golden”. We admire the Gate of the Lions, the Royal Palace, the treasure of Atreus and the tomb Klytemnestra.We make our way towards the picturesque town of Nafplio- Walk in the narrow streets of the town, the once capital of Greece-we step up the 999 steps of the Venetian castle of Palamidi. Dinner-clubbingMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: OvernightDay 6: Palaia Epidauros- Corinth - Athens - AcropolisPass By: Nauplion Promenade, Nafplio, Argolis Region, PeloponneseToday we follow the Theseus road on our return to Athens. We Stop for a Coffee at the magnificent village of Palaia Epidavros –We take the coastal road to Corinth Canal. There we stop for a light meal, souvlaki and a beer. After taking pictures we return to Athens. We Visit the Acropolis and the Museum -Dinner – Athens by night (Greek Music).Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.