Sailing Yachts & Sandy Spots in Greece

8 days
from
£1,379
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Suitable for:
Age 30s and 40s
Activity level:
Moderate
Activity Rating - Moderate
Trip code: 
EVG
Way to Travel:
Guided Group
Activity:
Mixed-Activity
Group size:
6–14

Ahoy there! Fancy swapping your apartment for a yacht, and your grey cityscape for sun-drenched islands? Steady those sea legs and spend a week navigating the idyllic waters of the Saronic Gulf. Give us five days of your annual leave, and we’ll show you five Greek islands and the Peloponnese peninsula with all the beaches, history and escapism they bring.

Highlights

  • Board a skippered yacht and set sail around five Greek islands
  • Hike to ancient temples, peer into an active volcano and cycle to see the best seascapes from lofty vantage points
  • Explore the aquamarine waters by swimming, snorkelling and kayaking

Key information

  • Seven nights aboard a yacht
  • Three hikes
  • Included e-bike tour
  • Additional optional water activities
  • Countries visited: Greece

What's included

  • Seven breakfasts, two onboard lunches and one dinner
  • Sailing yacht charter with professional skipper and crew member
  • Seven nights cabin accommodation
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Transfers to and from Athens airport to Alimos Marina

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Spending money and tips
Call for general departures:
0208 772 3837
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

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Itinerary

Athens
to
Athens
  • Day 1

    Hello Sailor – you’re bound for the Methana Peninsula

    Welcome to Greece. You’ll be met at the airport and take the 30-minute journey to the Alimos Marina. Here, you’ll meet your group, crew and skipper for a briefing aboard a sailing yacht and your home at sea for the next week.

    At around 4 pm, it’s anchors aweigh as you set sail for Methana, crossing the Saronic Gulf. By 8 pm, you’ll be anchored at its volcanic peninsula, and join your group for an optional welcome dinner at a seafront restaurant.

  • Day 2

    Set sail to Poros

    After breakfast on board, you’ll have the chance to stretch your legs on a four-hour hike up Methana Volcano. The trail rises through pine forest, eventually leading to the precipice of the volcano’s crater.

    Later you’ll set sail to Poros, less than an hour away. Separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow sea channel, this romantic harbour town is lined with pastel-coloured houses overlooked by the Clock Tower.

    You’ll spend the afternoon anchored in the bay, having lunch on board and swimming and diving from the deck. There’s the option for water skiing and other watersports on Poros Island too.

    Tonight, you’ll venture into town for dinner at one of Poros’ seafront restaurants.

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 3

    Navigate south for e-biking on Spetses

    After not-your-average-Monday breakfast, you’ll sail to Spetses, around four hours away and the most southerly of all the Saronic Islands. The town, enclosed by undulating hills and scented pine forests, is a lively spot steeped in naval history.

    There’s time for lunch before picking up e-bikes for an island tour, visiting the shimmering coves and immaculate beaches. The four-hour ride around the island will fly by, and before you know it, you’ll be back in the town.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 4

    Eastward to Hydra for hiking

    This morning you’ll sail to sun-soaked Hydra, a highlight of the Saronic islands thanks to its horseshoe port, cobbled lanes, clear waters and sublime architecture. There are no cars, scooters or even bikes on Hydra, giving it a quixotic feel. 

    With no wheels to transport you, you’ll motor under your own power, hiking for a few hours to the top of Eros Peak. Your efforts will be rewarded with spectacular views across the sea and a refreshing swim at Vlichos Beach.

    Instead of hiking, you can opt to scuba dive off Hydra Island, at your own cost.

    Tonight is yours to explore the town.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 5

    Depart for Aegina

    Parting with gorgeous Hydra is never easy, but today you’re bound for Aegina Island, stopping at the uninhabited Moni en route. Here you’ll swim and snorkel and have a spot of lunch before continuing to Perdica, a fishing town on Aegina.

    Here there’s an optional visit to the Temple of Aphaea. It’s an ancient archaeological site that forms an equilateral triangle with the Acropolis and the Temple of Poseidon in Sounio. Otherwise, you can spend some time in the port, admiring neoclassical buildings and floating markets and sampling the local pistachios from the harbour-front kiosks.

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch
  • Day 6

    Taste olive oil on the Argolis peninsula

    Today you’ll set sail from Perdica bound for the aquamarine shores of Old Epidaurus on the Argolis peninsula. You’ll visit the ancient Epidaurus archaeological site, home of the god of medicine, Asclepius. There’s a well-preserved amphitheatre (with impressive acoustics) to admire before you visit an olive oil farm to learn about the oil-making process and taste the produce.

    Later, you’ll return to the port for a seaside walk towards the Sunken City.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 7

    Swim and snorkel around Agkistri Island

    After breakfast on board, you’ll head inland to Agkistri Island. Today the choice is yours – you can spend time kayaking around the island or spend your last full day swimming and snorkelling from the boat. Or maybe just soaking up the warmth of the sun on the deck, in a blissfully relaxing way to finish your week.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 8

    From the water to the sky

    By 9 am, you’ll disembark. Sunkissed and satiated, you’ll transfer to the airport.

    Meals included: Breakfast
Trip Notes

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Essential Info

Visas

Vaccinations

Greece

There are no specific health risks.

Eating and Drinking

  • All breakfasts, two light lunches and one dinner included
  • Water provided on-board
  • Vegetarian and vegan-friendly
  • A supplement applies for a gluten-free diet

Is this trip for you?

  • No previous sailing experience required
  • There will be one skipper and one further crew onboard
  • Crew prepare all food, but guests are expected to treat the boat as their home and keep it clean and tidy
  • Please bring soft bags as hard suitcases are not suitable due to limited storage

Following a review of all our trips we have categorised this trip as generally not suitable for persons of reduced mobility. However if you are a regular traveller on such trips, please contact customer services to discuss the trip and your personal condition.

Call for general departures:
0208 772 3837
Trip Notes

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Accommodation

Yacht

The group will sail in a flotilla of two yachts. On each yacht, there are cabins, with double beds or bunk beds. There is one single room available on each boat with a supplement. There are shared toilets onboard, an outside deck, living room and kitchen.  

Call for general departures:
0208 772 3837
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