Discover Greece’s archaeological treasures by sailing the Saronic Gulf and the coast of the Peloponnese with a skipper and his sail boat. Hike up to ancient temples through hidden paths of the Island landscapes with our experienced tourist guide and learn about the ancient civilizations and cultures as well as the flora and fauna of this beautiful island cluster!
Dates 2014: Weekly Departures on request from May 4th to August 9th (Sunday to Saturdays).
Sailing Itinerary Saronic Sea & Peloponnesian Coast
Day 1 | Airport Athens – Acropolis
Arrival in Athens. We recommend morning flights in order to use the day for sightseeing in Athens. Our sailboats are docked in Kalamaki (Marina Alimou) which is easily accessible from the airport by bus (X96) or taxi.
Next comes the guided tour of the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum or just free time. In the evening we meet for a drink at “Skipper”, (a bar in the marina) where the whole crew and passengers get acquainted. We sleep aboard for the next 6 nights.
Day 2 | Aegina – Temple of Athena Aphaia
After breakfast it’s time to set sail….First stop, the island of Aegina. We anchor in Agia Marina bay, take the dinghy ashore and hike up to the beautifully situated Temple of Aphaia. Back aboard, we cool off with a swim before continuing. Depending on the weather, we spend the night either anchored out in some romantic bay or docked at the picturesque fishing port of Perdika.
Day 3 | Epidaurus – Nafplio
While having breakfast, we sail toward the Peloponnese and dock in the tiny harbor of Palaia Epidaurus. By taxi/buses, we reach the most beautiful theater in Greece and test its unique acoustics. The world-famous ancient theater of Epidaurus is the best preserved in the country and lies in the midst of a beautiful countryside. From there we take the bus to Nafplio, the first capital of Greece, where we stroll through the narrow streets of the old town. In the evening we taste homemade specialties exclusively prepared for us…
Day 4 | Poros
Today we sail to the island of Poros. Along the way we’ll set “Syrti”, the trolling technique used in Greece, where a baited fishing line is drawn through the water. We swim and snorkel in the most beautiful bays of the Saronic Gulf. Is today the day we’ll see dolphins? Slowly the boat glides through the strait between Poros and Galatas, the lemon tree-covered land on the Peloponnese. We set foot on Poros, taste delicious Greek dishes, drink cocktails in the evening in the Malibu bar and apply our newly acquired knowledge of Greek.
Day 5 | Dokos or Hydra
Today we sail further south towards the islands of Hydra and Dokos (weather permitting). Although both islands are part of the Saronic Gulf, they are very different. Dokos is uninhabited and has a rugged beauty, close to which the oldest known antique shipwreck was recently discovered. In contrast, Hydra is a picturesque and car-free harbor, overlooked by an amphitheater created by mansions. Along the way we test whether we have mastered the knots that we have learned in the last few days, we swim and sunbathe. Under the starry skies of the Aegean we spend the evening aboard the AegeanDream anchored at Dokos or in the small port of Hydra.
Day 6 | Platia & Petrokaravo
After breakfast, we begin our last full day at sea. We sail north passing the flat island “Platia” and right after that we admire the rock formations of “Petrokaravo”, the “stone ship”. In the afternoon, we find a small bay to anchor and celebrate our farewell at sea under the magic of the stars…
Day 7 | Piraeus – Athens Airport
By noon we reach Athens and dock in our permanent berth in Kalamaki. Depending on your time of flight departure, there’s still some time for one last iced Greek Frappe in the marina. The departure of our little group and the “AegeanDream” is difficult, but one thing is for sure: “Geia sas”, we will keep in touch and see each other soon again! (Note: Please book afternoon flights as late as possible to be more flexible and have more time for the last farewells!) Depending on your preference and time constraints, you take a bus or taxi to the airport, but of course, here again, a transfer could be organized.
- 6 nights accommodation in a Cabin; a set of towels /sheets
- Round-trip on the Yacht according to the itinerary (Deviations may occur due to Weather Conditions).
- Dinner on 3rd Day.
- Harbor charges.
- Yacht & Passenger Insurance Policy.
- Athens Guided Tour (Acropolis und Acropolis Museum).
- Excursions and Sightseeings as described in the itinerary.
- Specialized qualified Tourist Guide fluent in English and Greek.
- Experienced Skipper fluent in English and Greek.
- Transfer to and from Greece.
- Transfer from and to the airport.
- Local transfers (busses, etc.)
- All personal expenses (including tips)
- Beverages and Meals*.
- Additional trips not included in the itinerary.
- Travel Insurance.
- On board we can cook. We establish a “piggy-bank” to shop from local markets and eat fresh food/salads.
- All activities are suitable for beginners.
All participants must have the basic knowledge of swimming.
Upon request, we can practice sailing and nautical miles certificate can be issued.
- Description of the Sail Boat :
Four cabins, (three with double beds and one with a bunk bed), two toilets and a shower. The boat can accommodate up to eight people and combines “sailing / sailing practice” with simple relaxed living accommodation.
A second sailing boat is also available and it is larger: four double cabins and an extra cabin/toilet for the skipper and can accommodate 8+2 people.
- You do not necessarily need any sailing experience. On the Sail Boat the organizing team creates team spirit and the sailing experience is turned into an active discovery game. In general, there is emphasis on functionality and fun, not luxury.
Prices 2014 : Sailing in Saronic Gulf & the Peloponnesian Coast
Map with all stops & ports!