Cruise Islands from Athens to The Peloponnese and return
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.
Day 1: Arrive Athens
Arrive in Athens and be transferred to hotel for overnight
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
The smaller sister of the Sunsail 444, the Sunsail 443 is a revolutionary new catamaran which uniquely balances comfort, space and a sailing performance unrivalled by most catamarans. The most noticeable feature of the 443 is her covered forward cockpit which is accessible from the main saloon giving even more space for socialising and relaxing, as well creating cooling breezes into the interior.
This Sunsail 443 has 3 cabins which are large and spacious, en-suite shower rooms with separate heads (toilets), and the layout provides privacy and space where needed. Her low stern hull platforms mean it’s easy to get in and out the water, so great for swimming. Her davits are electric and offer stress free launch and recovery of your tender.
Sailing the 443 is unlike sailing a normal catamaran, with deep narrow groove hulls and shallow draft the 443 is able to sail as close to wind as many a monohull. Not only is she good sailing up wind, but she is also steady downwind with limited roll, ensuring the G & T’s stay firmly on the table. Her 360 degree helm station gives complete control from one place, all electronic navigation aids are as standard, along with plenty of additional features including air-conditioning. The 443 also has solar panels for added battery life.
Sunsail 444 - 4 Cabin Catamaran Yacht
This revolutionary new catamaran uniquely balances comfort, space and a sailing performance unrivalled by most catamarans.
The most noticeable feature of the 444 is her covered forward cockpit which is accessible from the main saloon giving even more space for socialising and relaxing, as well creating cooling breezes into the interior.
All cabins are large and spacious, featuring en-suite shower rooms with separate heads (toilets), and the layout provides privacy and space where needed. Her low stern hull platforms, like the 384 means it’s easy to get in and out the water, so great for swimming. Her davits also like the 384 are electric and offer stress free launch and recovery of your tender.
Sailing the 444 is unlike sailing a normal catamaran, with deep narrow groove hulls and shallow draft the 444 is able to sail as close to wind as many a monohull. Not only is she good sailing up wind, but she is also steady downwind with limited roll, ensuring the G & T’s stay firmly on the table. Her 360 degree helm station gives complete control from one place, all electronic navigation aids are as standard, along with plenty of additional features including air-conditioning. Like her smaller sister, the 444 also has solar panels for added battery life.
Sunsail 484 - 4 Cabin Catamaran Yacht
The Sunsail 484 catamaran, with excellent performance under sail and plenty of space above and below, is the perfect yacht for sailing with a large group of friends and family.
Guests will enjoy a number of luxury amenities including a large forward cockpit with access to the main saloon – an all-new design element that increases living space, visibility and comfort.
The expansive main cabin features a full entertainment center, large settee, and dining table – all surrounded by windows offering 360-degree views of your beautiful surroundings. The private guest staterooms are luxurious, bright, and airy with double beds, plenty of storage space and en-suite heads with showers. The modern kitchen is fitted out with everything you’ll need, so dine and drink with the ultimate sea view at the cockpit table. The two wide rear platforms allow for easy access to and from the yacht, ideally suited for swimming and watersports of all kinds. The large deck area and great saloon space means that up to 10 people can wine, dine and sail in perfect comfort.
For more information – http://www.sunsail.com.au/fleet/sunsail-484-4-cabin-catamaran-yacht
Private airport arrival & departure transfers
Group transfer to and from Kalamaki Marina
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
Mystras town (World Heritage site) + Olive museum
Epidaurus Ancient theatre
Catamaran Lagoon 450 (or similar)
Luxury minibus for the land tour + Mooring fees, Fuel & Local Taxes
Personal Tour Director / Escort
Local Escort English speaking professional tour guide for the land tour
Airfares Travel Insurance Any expenses of a personal nature
Having attended a number of sailing trips organised by Sailing Adventures, I thought I should pen you a note of thanks. Your overall organising, the great company, the food (!), and the warm hospitality are just first rate.
I would also like to commend ‘Pozz’ (Brian) for his first rate seamanship that makes everyone feel so secure in all sailing conditions. I remember that while watching a movie called ‘White Squall’, which has a sad ending, I had thought ‘how difficult it would be to entrust the lives of your children to a crew and captain’ – well, I can honestly say I would have no qualms entrusting my children to a Sailing Adventures trip – but they have to be put to work! T
Thanks again for great sailing memories.
Mark PJanuary 17, 2017
Last year my wife and I joined Sailing Adventures on a wonderful holiday in Koh Samui, Thailand. Combining our love of sailing with travel to an exotic destination was an ideal way to experience another culture while holidaying with friends.
The first week was spent racing a chartered Beneteau yacht in the Koh Samui Regatta, whilst our partners shopped and relaxed with massages on the beach. During the second week, we chartered 2 yachts and cruised the outer islands in company, sailing in ideal conditions to a new destination each day, and anchoring in secluded bays in the evenings.
Our challenge during the second week was to find unique dining experiences throughout the islands which mainstream tourists would never have had the opportunity of visiting. I would recommend Sailing Adventures to anyone who is looking to experience a culture in a way that only the freedom of sailing offers.