Sailing Greece - Athens to Santorini

Marine, Athens to Santorini

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

There are truly no bad options when you're exploring Greece’s stunning islands on board a comfortable yacht. Walk around ancient archaeological sites or tavern-lined harbours, sit down at a traditional Greek restaurant to sample a myriad of flavourful cuisine and wine, or stroll along the streets of whitewashed towns. After all that your feet might need a rest, so prop ‘em up on Mykonos’ beautiful beaches or relax on deck.

What’s included

  • 14 nts aboard a 15m (52 ft) sailing yacht
  • Fully licensed skipper
  • Snorkelling equipment

Highlights

  • Try your hand at sailing (or just relax on the deck)
  • Wander through whitewashed towns and ancient villages
  • Explore local food and wine

Itinerary

Day 1 Athens Arrival day. Join the group at 5pm for a welcome meeting and safety briefing before beginning the sailing journey to Mykonos. Enjoy a night cap on the boat, or head out to explore Athens by night. Additional Notes: On our Greek sailing trips, the G Adventures Skipper/CEO will help you make a food kitty, where around EUR 50 per person, per week will be added to the kitty for small food items on board to cover breakfasts, lunches and the odd dinner. Breakfasts and lunches are prepared by yourself, and most dinners are taken ashore at local restaurants. Included Activities: Sailing Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Athens/Northern Cyclades While in the Cyclades, stroll through the markets of Syros, finding countless treasures and must-grab deals along the way. Visit the stone lion on Kea and make sure to stop in at a family-owned silver shop before watching the sunset. Kythnos offers a special treat of seeing the sunrise while soaking in local hot springs. Another favourite among travellers is a stopover in Hydra. Take a local “taxi” (donkey ride) to see the sights of this charming island where there are no cars allowed. It’s not hard to see why Hydra has inspired painters and writers the world over. Gaze at the churches and temples of Aegina, immersing yourself in history. Wander through the local fish market to truly appreciate your meal at the tavern. Additional Notes: Please note: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described above, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. On Day 1 of your tour you will be advised of any amendments. Included Activities: Syros Island Excursion Hydra Island Excursion Aegina Island Excursion Kea Island Excursion Kythnos Island Excursion Transport: 16m (52 ft) Mediterranean Sailing Yacht
Days 3-6 Northern Cyclades Flexible itineraries give your experienced skippers the opportunity to showcase all the hidden gems you’re looking for. We follow the desires of the group and tailor the sailing experience to provide each group a quality journey while on board. Possible Island stops include: Syros, Kea, Kythnos, Hydra, Aegina. Included Activities: Syros Island Excursion Kea Island Excursion Kythnos Island Excursion Hydra Island Excursion Aegina Island Excursion Transport: Travel through the Northern Cyclades 16m (52 ft) Mediterranean Sailing Yacht
Day 7 Northern Cyclades/Mykonos Celebrate upon arrival to Mykonos by visiting the local windmills and enjoying a cocktail on a veranda overlooking Little Venice. The beaches and nightlife add excitement to the picturesque island. Included Activities: Mykonos Island Excursion Transport: 16m (52 ft) Mediterranean Sailing Yacht
Day 8 Mykonos Spend the day exploring Mykonos and meet back at 5pm for an important group meeting with your new Chief Experience Officer (CEO), skipper, and the other group members. Included Activities: Sailing Welcome Meeting
Day 9 Mykonos/Cyclades While in the Southern Cyclades stroll through the "most elegant square in Greece" in Syros. Head out on an optional all-day adventure to discover the best Naxos has to offer: the Temple of Dimitra, a microbrewery, views of Mt Zeus, and a fresh meal at a local tavern. Uncover the beauty of the Venetian ruins in Paros before going cave exploring in Antiparos. While on Ios relax on famous Magganari beach and don't forget to visit Homer's tomb. Walk and hike through the trails and paths of Sifnos before stopping at a local ceramic workshop. No trip is complete without wandering around the breathtaking cliffside city of Hora, enjoy cocktails while the sun sets over the whitewashed buildings that scatter the landscape. On arriving in Santorini, enjoy the white-washed village scenes of this volcanic, paradise island. Be sure to catch a spectacular sunset in the evening. Additional Notes: Please note: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described above, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. On Day 1 of your tour you will be advised of any amendments. Included Activities: Naxos Island Excursion Paros Island Excursion Antiparos Island Excursion Ios Island Excursion Sifnos Island Excursion Folegandros Island Excursion Transport: 16m (52 ft) Mediterranean Sailing Yacht
Days 10-13 Cyclades Possible island stops include: Naxos, Paros, Antiparos, Ios, Sifnos, Folegandros Included Activities: Naxos Island Excursion Paros Island Excursion Antiparos Island Excursion Ios Island Excursion Sifnos Island Excursion Folegandros Island Excursion Transport: 16m (52 ft) Mediterranean Sailing Yacht
Day 14 Cyclades/Santorini Arrive at Santorini Island. Transport: 16m (52 ft) Mediterranean Sailing Yacht
Day 15 Santorini If you would like extra time in Santorini after your sailing journey is finished, we recommend booking extra time on the island. Included Activities: Departure Day
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