Cyclades islans Sailing adventure (8days)

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Alimos marina, exact pier number TBA to Same as departure location

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Surrender to your dreams of sailing the renowned Greek islands on this superb sailing adventure to the Cyclades islands! Sail on Mediterranean waters, swim in turquoise crystal clear seas, explore ancient sites and traditional Cycladic villages and soak up the sun, fresh Greek cuisine and culture. From laidback, non-touristy islands like Kythnos and Serifos to the cosmopolitan islands of Mykonos and Paros, experience the utmost of Greek island hopping on this 8-day sailing odyssey. Explore the whitewashed villages and sapphire waters of Greece, sail across the Aegean Sea, visit some of the picture-postcard Cyclades islands, enjoy swimming in secluded beaches, inaccessible by car and bliss out on board with your fellow sailing buddies!
Welcome aboard! Embark our boat and set sails to your first destination, Kythnos Island, one of most authentic islands of the Cyclades. Enjoy an evening revitalizing swim at the hot springs and taste the local cuisine in one of the seaside restaurants. Next morning, after breakfast on board, head on a hike to the northernmost tip of the island and visit the Castle of Oria, the island's medieval capital, overlooking the Aegean Sea. In the afternoon, sail to Syros island, the Duchess of the Aegean. Entering the port, you cannot help but admire the beautiful, aristocratic town of Ermoupoli, the capital of the Cyclades islands.Next day sail to the worldwide renowned island of Mykonos, Greece's most cosmopolitan island. Set out on an exploration to discover a fascinating destination where glamour meets the Cycladic simplicity! Optional activities today include a guided tour of Delos island, a UNESCO protected site and one of the most significant archaeological sites in Greece, a guided walking tour of Mykonos town or a cooking class at a traditional Myconian house! On day 4, your swimming stop will be right opposite Delos, at the uninhabited island of Rinia, a secluded paradise with tyrquoise crystal clear waters. Then set sails for Paros island and in particular the quaint fishing town of Naousa. Walk through its narrow alleys, visit the old port and the Venetian fortress or enjoy an optional activity, such as horse riding, wine tasting, hiking or  sea kayak! In the morning of day 5, set sails to the unspoiled, charming island of Serifos, having stop for a swim en route. Once you reach the port, walk uphill all the way to Chora, the main town of the island. It is a steep, yet short walk up and the views, especially from the Venetian fortress will captivate your senses! Stroll through the narrow streets and get lost in Chora! Next morning sail back to Kythnos island, but at the main port, Merichas, this time. Upon arrival, you can take a hiking tour through the island’s ancient history! Visit Vryokastro, the island’s ancient capital and then the probably most stunning beach of the island, Kolona! Day 7: set on a sailing trip back to Athens, having a stop on the way for swimming, probably near Cape Sounio, gazing at the spectacular Temple of Poseidon. Next morning, by 9:30am – 10:00am, is the check out, after a fantastic week-long sailing holiday!

What’s included

  • Sailboat with skipper and tour leader
  • 7 nights accommodation in the yacht's cabin, based on double occupancy
  • All meals as indicated on the trip notes (welcome snacks on day 1, 6 breakfasts, 1 light lunch)
  • Hiking tours on Kythnos (day 1 & 6) and Serifos island (optional, for those who want to join
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Port taxes, petrol ,all electricity and water port costs
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Cleaning fee
  • TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea

What’s not included

  • International airfares
  • Travel insurance
  • Any meals not included above
  • Optional activities that are not included in the day-to-day itinerary (guided tour in Delos, cooking class in Mykonos, optional activities in Paros etc)
  • Transfer to/from the marina and hotel/airport transfers
  • Other expenses of personal nature and tips

Itinerary

Day 7: set on a sailing trip back to Athens, having a stop on the way for swimming, probably near Cape Sounio, gazing at the spectacular Temple of Poseidon. Next morning, by 9:30am – 10:00am, is the check out, after a fantastic week-long sailing holiday!
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