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Suggested Itineraries

7 DAYS SARONIC GULF AND EAST PELOPONESE

Athens - Aegina - Agkistri - Epidaurus - Poros - Porto Cheli - Spetses - Dokos - Hydra - Sounion - Athens

Explore exotic coastlines and ports in the Area of Argosaronic & East Peloponese. Taste traditional Greek cuisine in seaside taverns or enjoy a light lunch with a chilled bottle of local wine or ouzo and fresh fruits on board the yacht after a relaxing swimming while at anchor. Discover the unique sea color, the unrepresented natural landscape, the sun and light, the bays, the history and cultural attractions by cruising more than 380 nautical miles over 20 cruising hours in the Aegean Sea and take home the most unforgettable memories. Get lost in the deep blue of the Aegean and feel nature embrace you.

 

DAY 1 ATHENS - DEPARTURE TO AEGINA

Aegina is one of the islands closest to Athens. According to the myth, the island took its name from a nymph, daughter of the river god Asopos, whom Zeus fell in love with and took with him to the island! Here you’ll enjoy ancient temples, stone-built Byzantine churches, a delightful old-fashioned port town, and delicious local pistachio nuts. As night falls, lights from boats in the distance provide a magical show of vessels that appear to float on the horizon. The morning swim in transparent colorful waters provides the perfect teaser for the destinations that lie ahead on your itinerary.

DAY 2 AEGINA - AGKISTRI - EPIDAURUS

Cruising west in a 10 minute distance from Aegina, you will visit Agkistri. Azure waters, pine trees, picturesque seaside taverns and lush vegetation (where many bird species find refuge) are the main characteristics of this tiny island. Continue your cruise westwards and in an hour you will be in the ancient town of Epidaurus which is one of the most important towns of Peloponnese. Visit the famous theatre at Asclepius of Epidaurus which is one of the most important monuments of ancient Greece. It combines perfect acoustics, elegance and symmetrical proportions. It was built around 340-33 BC, so that the patients of the Asclepius could watch theatrical performances and was in use until the 3rd century AD.

DAY 3 EPIDAURUS - POROS

The island pair of Kalavria and Sphaira which are connected by bridge, make up Poros. A place beloved by Seferis, the Greek Nobel laureate, and Henry Miller. The whole bay of Poros is delightful, with pine and cypress trees making it one of the most beautiful yacht entries to an island in Greece. In antiquity this island pair was sacred to Apollo and Poseidon and it belonged to the region of where heroic Theseus grew up. In more recent history it played an active role in the Greek War of Independence from the Ottoman Turks in the early 1800s. Originally built in the shape of an amphitheater, Poros hosts a lively waterfront and is famous for its bevy of beaches, the perfect spot to sip cocktails in the calm Aegean Sea along.

DAY 4 POROS - (CHINITSA BAY) PORTO CHELI

Porto Heli Greece is a cosmopolitan port village on the eastern side of Peloponnese peninsula. A well-maintained resort in a sheltered bay awaits you in Porto Heli. Away from all the hustle and bustle, you can enjoy the sea and beach in the Aegean sunshine, take part in sporting activities and explore the breathtaking nature and ancient sites.

DAY 5 PORTO CHELI - (ZOGERIA BAY) SPETSES

Neoclassical houses and fringed by smart cafés and stylish boutiques. This is an island where your senses immediately come alive: the air, refreshingly warm, carries the smell of the sea one moment, then freshly baked pastries the next. Locals drink their espressos and frappés as they play backgammon in the shade. This island has forever been a favorite destination for high society, as reflected in the smart cafes, art stores and stylish boutiques that populate the Old Port. Luxury and local tradition coexist on this beautiful island. Crystal-clear waters, secluded beaches with pebbles and sand, shaded by pines are all just walking distance away. And at the beach of Agios Anargyros, you’ll discover Bekiris Cave, one of the island’s most beautiful natural attractions.

DAY 6 SPETSES - DHOKOS - HYDRA

Dhokos is a small island of the Saronic Gulf, between Hydra, Spetses and the mainland coast of Ermioni Peloponnese. The landscape of the island is rocky and mountainous, while the highest peak is 308m. The island has few water reserves and the land is infertile. About 50 permanent inhabitants live today in Dhokos and they occupy mostly with agriculture and fishing. Organized tourism is not developed there, but the island is known among nature lovers. What makes Dokos (or Dhokos) so popular among yachters is the picturesque Skintos bay which offers clear waters and shelter from all winds. Dokos is ideal for those who love wild landscapes, peace, tranquility and stunning sunset views!

Hydra is truly the gem of the Saronic Gulf and stands alone among Greek islands as the one free of wheeled vehicles. No cars. No scooters. Just tiny marble-cobbled lanes, donkeys, rocks and sea. A trip to take you back in time. Mules and donkeys are the main means of heavy transport and they, along with the rustic aspects of life on the island, give Hydra its two faces: chic and earthy. The main port is cosmopolitan and elegant, with its 18th century mansions, captains’ homes, old churches, wells, and marble-cobbled lanes that fan out everywhere. Hydra has always been a favoured retreat of jetsetters and rock stars as well as famous personalities of Arts & Letters, among them Picasso, Chagall, and Miller. In addition to the island’s exquisitely preserved stone architecture, criss-crossing rural paths and clear, deep waters, you can find a good cappuccino along the people-watching harbour.

DAY 7 HYDRA- SOUNION ALIMOS MARINA

The dramatic coastal location of Sounion (Cape Sounion) in southern Attica was an ideal spot for a Temple of Poseidon, god of the sea. Standing atop sheer cliffs overlooking the Aegean Sea, the marble temple has served as a landmark for sailors from ancient times to today. A place of myths and legends: this is where Aegeus, king of Athens, jumped to his death, mistakenly thinking that he’d lost Theseus, his only son, to the Minotaur in the labyrinth. Feel the energy of this landscape, drenched in the same light as in ancient times. There are Santorini sunsets ... and there are Cape Sounion sunsets. Discover the nightly symphony of nature that made English poet Lord Byron swoon.... his graffiti can still be read among the ancient Doric pillars (Lord Byron carved his name in the marble of one of the columns in 1810. He set an unfortunate precedent, as the temple is now covered in scrawled signatures and initials).

DAY 8 ATHENS CHECK OUT

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