Cruise Islands from Athens to The Peloponnese and return

All Aboard!

Come and experience the magic that is Greece and the Islands of the Saronic Gulf on this classical sailing adventure of a lifetime. Promising fascination, excitement and relaxation; this will be nothing short of the holiday of a lifetime.

Greece Adventure

Day 1: Arrive Athens
Arrive in Athens and be transferred to hotel for overnight

CLASSICAL TOUR

Day 2: Athens to Delphi, Drive from Athens (Sightseeing) to Delphi-Arachova
Day 3: Delphi to Meteora, Visit Ancient Delphi & museum drive to Kalambaka
Day 4: Meteora to Ioannina, Visit the Monasteries of Meteora and drive to Ioannina
Day 5: Ioannina to Olympia, Divani Palace Acropolis Hotel Athens
* Highlight: Welcome Dinner Amalia Hotel Arachova / Delphi. Walk around the lake and the medieval town of Ioannina before driving south to Nafpaktos.
Day 6: Olympia to Mani, Porto Vitilo Hotel Mani
Visit the ancient Olympics stadium and museum. Drive southeast to the rocky Mani area (Areopoli)
* Highlight: Lunch at a Traditional Greek farm – demonstration of olive oil & wine making
Day 7: Mani to Sparta    Menelaion Hotel Sparta Drive to Mystras, the old Byzantine town and a World Heritage site UNESCO before getting to Sparta.

SAILING ADVENTURE (On Board Cruising Yacht)

Day 8: Sparta – Athens / Moni & Paros
Embarkation Kalamaki Athens – Sail to Moni island for lunch – to Poros island for overnight
Day 9: Poros – Dhokos – Spetses, Depart from Poros to Dhokos island for lunch and swim stop – to Spetses for overnight
Day 10: Spetses – Leonidion – Astros, Depart from Spetses to Leonidion for lunch – Sailing to Astros for overnight
Day 11: Astros – Nafplion, Depart from Astros to Nafplion for lunch and over night
Day 12: Nafplion – Kounoupi – Ermioni, Depart from Nafplion to Kounoupi bay for lunch and swim – Sailing to Ermioni for overnight
Day 13: Ermioni – Hydra, Depart from Ermioni to Hydra for lunch and overnight
Day 14: Hydra – Perdika (Aegina), Depart from Hydra to Perdika for overnight
Day 15:    Perdika – Athens, Depart from Perdika to Athens to Athens -Disembarkation
Day 16:Departure
* Highlight: Farwell Dinner

Divani Palace Acropolis Hotel Athens Dept transfer from hotel to Airport

 

At the times of the year (May to October), Sailing conditions are mild with light breezes. There are occasional days where there are slightly stronger breezes, however, this is rarely a problem.

 

*Note that we keep the itinerary flexible to suit weather conditions to ensure safest possible passage crossings.

Sunsail 443 - 3 Cabin Catamaran Yacht
8 berths
3 toilets
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Sunsail 444 - 4 Cabin Catamaran Yacht
10 berths
4 toilets
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Sunsail 484 - 4 Cabin Catamaran Yacht
10 berths
4 toilets
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Inclusions/Exclusions

Transfers

Private airport arrival & departure transfers
Group transfer to and from Kalamaki Marina

Accommodation

3 Nights Divani Palace Acropolis (BB) – Athens
1 Night Malvazia Hotel (BB) – Monemvasia
1 Night Porto Vitilo Hotel (HB) – Mani
1 Night in Antonios hotel (BB) – Olympia
9 Nights on a Catamaran Lagoon 450 (or similar)

Meals & Drinks

15 x Breakfasts / 15 x Lunches / 15 x Dinners
Highlight local meals include;
Day 1 – Athens – Highlight Welcome Dinner
Day 4 – Poros – Highlight Local Dinner at the famous meat taverna of Dimitris
Day 7 – Mani – Highlight Local lunch at the famous Nikos taverna fish taverna in Limeni
Day 9 – Olympia – Highlight Local Lunch at a traditional Greek farm (demonstration of olive oil production + wine making)
Day 13 – Epidaurus – Highlight Local Dinner at a local seafood Taverna
Day 15 – Athens – Highlight Farewell Dinner *Note: Throughout the tour included with all meals are: 1/2 bottle of house wine (or) 2 beers (or) 2 soft drinks per person per meal

Site Entrance Fees
Included entrance fees in Archaeological sites
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  • Acropolis + Acropolis Museum
  • Olympia site + Museum
  • Diro Caves
  • Mystras town (World Heritage site) + Olive museum
  • Epidaurus Ancient theatre

Transport

  • Catamaran Lagoon 450 (or similar)
  • Luxury minibus for the land tour + Mooring fees, Fuel & Local Taxes

Staff

  • Licensed Skipper
  • Personal Tour Director / Escort
  • Local Escort English speaking professional tour guide for the land tour

Not included:

Airfares Travel Insurance Any expenses of a personal nature

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Mark P January 17, 2017
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