Below you will find a proposed plan for your itinerary. We recommend that itineraries be kept flexible as they are subject to various factors such as weather conditions or your own change of heart. Any pre-planned itinerary, with the exception of the Port of Departure and redelivery, may be altered in consultation with the Skipper.
DAY1 (Saturday): We will start our sailing tour in Athens were you will be welcomed on board on Saturday afternoon. Provisions have been organized based on your wishes and after finishing the paperword and your welcome cocktail we will sail for the island of Aegina were we will spend the night.
DAY2: After breakfast we will sail from Aegina to Aegistri were we will spend some time on anchor for a relaxing swim and lunch. After lunch we move to Epidavros were we will arrive early afternoon.
DAY3: Ancient Epidavros is the first archeological site we will explore. With one or two taxis we will drive to this site (45 mins). Ancient Epidavros is the biggest healing and entertaining center of the Antiquity. Epidaurus boasts the largest and best-preserved ancient theatre, famous for its acoustics and the vast number of ancient plays presented here. Today, it is used as part of the large Festival of Arts that takes place in the area.
After returning to the yacht we will sail fir a couple of hours. We will spend our third night under the stars in one of the many bays this area has or if we find a space in the tiny port of Vathi on the Methana Penisula we can have a delicious Lobster Spaghetti in one of the local taverna's.
DAY4: We sail to the island of Poros. We will stop on route for a swim an lunch. We moore the yacht on the docks. There are plenty of restaurants and nice coffee bars on the boulevard an a small exploration of the city is worth while.
DAY5: Leaving Poros we head further south to the Island of Hydra. The island of Hydra is a place without cars and most of the transport is done by mule or handcar. Hydra is a cosmopolitan island with nice shops, good restaurants and some nightlife. We will be arriving early because the port is small and attracts many boats. Getting of an on the boat is a exploration by itself if we are not lucky enough to have found place on the first row.
DAY6: A long day on the water and hopefully some wildlife (Dolphins) on the route. We will stop ones or twice for lunch and a swim before arriving in Navplion. Nafplion, a picturesque city port featuring an imposing castle. You can try to climb its 999 steps to the top, or simply enjoy a nice meal by the sea and the old harbor with its coble stone streets and boutique shops.
DAY7: We start early today if we want to visit ancient Mycenae, the historic citadel where the Homeric Palaces of Agamemnon is situated. The city features also the impressive and imposing Cyclopean Walls, the Lions Gate and numerous tombs of kings and princes. There is a small museum at this site. In the afternoon we will leave for the island of Spetses were we will spend the night on anchor.
DAY 8: We will spend some time exploring the west coats of Spetses before we set sail for the town of Kiparissi. Kiparissi is a charming coastal village, which has recently developed into a resort for those who like to "get away from it all". It has three marvelous stretches of beach lining three successive coves.
DAY 9: From Kiparissi we will sail down to a place that is refered to as the "Gibraltar of Greece"; Monemvasia. Monemvasia is located on a small peninsula off the east coast of the Peloponesse. The peninsula is linked to the mainland by a short causeway 200m in length. Its area consists mostly of a large plateau some 100 meters above sea level, up to 300 m wide and 1 km long. Monembvasia is a powerful medieval fortress. The town walls and many Byzantine Churches remain from the mediaeval period. Depending on the weather we stay on the new quay or in the modern town on the Peleposesis side. A short ride with a taxi brings you to the entrance of the old town. It would be worth to sleep inside the walls and get a feel of the Bysantium period.
DAY 10: We will stay in Monemvasia for one more day and make a land excursion to the Bysantine town of Mystras. Mystras is a Unesco site. Mystras, the 'Wonder of the Morea', was built as an amphitheatre around the fortress erected in 1249. Reconquered by the Byzantines, then occupied by the Turks and the Venetians, the city was abandoned in 1832, leaving only the breathtaking medieval ruins, standing in a beautiful landscape. Depending on your wishes you can spend the night in Sparta or returning to Monemvasia.
DAY 11: After breakfast we sail back to Spetses where we will stay in the port this time. Depending on the weather we will sail direct from Monemvasia to Spetses and have lunch on the way. We will stay in the Old Harbor of Spetses with many fine restaurants and bars surrounding it.
DAY12: Depending on your wishes we can spend some time in Spetses before moving on and heading back in the direction of Athens. We will either stay on anchor this night on the island Dhokos or we will sail to Ermioni, an interesting town on mainland Peleponesis.
DAY 13: As the prevailing winds on our next stretch are from the north we might be in for a nice day of sailing. Depending on our progress there are different options for the night. Either we spend it in Poros again or if we really liked Hydra we can visit this port again (although this means the next day will be a long one on the water). The last option is to sail back to Aegina or Aegistri.
DAY 14: The last sailing day as we return to Athens. We will be back in Athens around 18:00 o'clock. You can spend the night on board or we can book you a Hotel in the city of Athens. If you never stayed in Athens we suggest to stay at leased two more nights in Athens (not included).
DAY 15 (Saturday): Check-out at 9:00 o'clock.
Upon request, any Saturday from 1st of May until mid October
Disclaimer: Pins in map may not be accurate if Google Maps cannot find the exact address. In this case an approximation is made.
Possible places to be visited:
Athens, Aegina, Epidavros, Vathi (Meganisi), Poros, Hydra, Spetses, Navplion, Kiparissi, Monemvasia, Anchient Epidavros, Myceane, Mistras, Sparta, Ermioni.
We recommend that itineraries be kept flexible as they are subject to various factors such as weather conditions or your own change of heart. Any pre-planned itinerary, with the exception of the Port of Departure and redelivery, may be altered in consultation with the Skipper.