Sailing Greece - Santorini to Athens

Marine, Santorini to Athens

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

A yacht adventure is the ideal way to experience what many consider the world's most beautiful islands: the Greek Islands. Sail for up to 15 days aboard our 15m (52 ft) yachts, with time for hiking, snorkelling, and relaxing. Explore ancient archaeological sites and taverna-lined harbours, dine on fresh seafood – don't forget to try the Ouzo!

What’s included

  • Sailing the Greek Islands
  • Fully licensed skipper
  • Snorkelling equipment

Highlights

  • Relax on white-sand beaches and swim in brilliant turquoise water
  • Test your hand at sailing or just relax on the deck
  • Wander through whitewashed villages
  • Taste traditional greek food and wine
  • Hike to spectacular viewpoints

Itinerary

Day 1 Santorini Arrival day. Join the group at 5pm for a welcome meeting and safety briefing before beginning the sailing adventure. Enjoy a night cap with your crew mates on the boat, or head out to explore Santorini 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: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Santorini/Cyclades While in the Southern Cyclades, stroll through the "most elegant square in Greece" on Syros. Head out on an optional all-day adventure with your fellow shipmates and skipper as you discover the best Naxos has to offer: the Temple of Dimitra, a microbrewery, views of Mt Zeus and a 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 your way 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 and enjoying cocktails while the sun sets over the whitewashed buildings that scatter the landscape. 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: Folegandros Island Excursion Sifnos Island Excursion Ios Island Excursion Antiparos Island Excursion Paros Island Excursion Naxos Island Excursion Transport: 16m (52 ft) Mediterranean Sailing Yacht
Days 3-6 Cyclades Possible island stops include: Folegandros, Sifnos, Ios, Antiparos, Paros, Naxos. Included Activities: Folegandros Island Excursion Sifnos Island Excursion Ios Island Excursion Antiparos Island Excursion Paros Island Excursion Naxos Island Excursion Transport: 16m (52 ft) Mediterranean Sailing Yacht
Day 7 Cyclades/Mykonos Celebrate the arrival on 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. 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/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. A favorite 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: Kythnos Island Excursion Kea Island Excursion Aegina Island Excursion Hydra Island Excursion Syros Island Excursion Transport: 16m (52 ft) Mediterranean Sailing Yacht
Days 10-13 Northern Cyclades Flexible itineraries give our experienced skippers the opportunity to showcase all the hidden gems you’re looking for, we follow the desires of the group and cater the sailing experience to provide each group a quality journey while on board. Possible Island stops include: Kythnos, Kea, Aegina, Hydra, and Syros. Included Activities: Kythnos Island Excursion Kea Island Excursion Aegina Island Excursion Hydra Island Excursion Syros Island Excursion
Day 14 Northern Cyclades/Athens Arrive in the capital of Greece. Opt to explore the city before an optional final group dinner and night on the town. Transport: 16m (52 ft) Mediterranean Sailing Yacht
Day 15 Athens Tour ends in the morning, if you would like to spend more time in Athens we recommend booking more time after the tour ends. Included Activities: Departure Day
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