Yachting Tour of Greek Islands

Embark from Athens on a private yacht for 3 days of exploration and relaxation in the Argo-Saronic Islands. 2 days off work.

  • Greece
  • September

Sail on a private yacht through the diverse and beautiful Argo-Saronic Islands for a weekend discovery of quaint ports, isolated beaches, blue coves, and Greek hospitality. You’ll sail under the expert guidance of a local captain, enjoying plenty of time at each port to explore while sleeping each night in the comfort of your double cabin on board. Your hassle-free trip includes:

  • 3 days of guided sailing in the Argo-Saronic Islands
  • 3 nights accommodation on board your private yacht
  • Overnight visits to Poros, Epidaurus and Alimos
  • Breakfasts and lunches
  • Drinking water
  • Experienced, local, English-speaking captain and hostess
  • Snorkeling and fishing equipment
  • 2GB of wifi
  • Captain’s fee, fuel costs, marina fees, end cleaning and VAT

Perfect for:
This is the perfect weekend getaway for those who enjoy a guided, effortless sailing adventure with plenty of time to relax or explore. No previous sailing experience required.

Need To Know

The following are not included in the tour price:

  • Flights to and from Athens
  • Transfer from and to the airport
  • Accommodation before and after the tour
  • Travel insurance
  • Dinners
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Personal expenses

Sure can! A lot of people do, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people. You will be sharing a cabin with someone (of the same sex). If you would like a cabin to yourself, you will need to pay for 2 spaces unfortunately.

This trip will run for a group of 6 people. Please note, if there are not 6 people booked the trip may be rearranged or cancelled.

Greek food is delicious! You’ll enjoy a variety of foods served on board and at island tavernas. Menu items include Greek salad, fresh seafood, moussaka (kind of like lasagna), souvlaki (meat skewers served on a platter or in a wrap), and dolmades (stuffed grape leaves). Most tavernas serve food they produce themselves, so it’s fresh, delicious, and a great value. Breakfasts and lunches served on the yacht are typically light, with fresh fruit, olives, and yogurt providing the staples.

Absolutely! Just let us know at booking.

Sailing journeys depend on whether you will sail supported by the engine or just by the wind. Average speed in the former case is 6NM per hour, sailing just with the wind is a bit slower than that. Expect to sail from 3 to 6 hours per day. The rest of the day can be spent on board, on shore, or in the water!

The Argo-Saronic Islands have a warm, sunny climate. Spring temperatures average 20°C. July and August are the hottest months, with temperatures averaging 27°C, but a cooling breeze blows frequently. Autumn sees warm temperatures averaging 25°C.

Your captain will be Gioros, a qualified, native Greek seaman with vast experience navigating the Aegean, the Mediterranean and beyond. His wife will prepare all the included meals on board and help make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Life on a sailing boat is an experience of a lifetime! No prior knowledge is required to participate with our team. Your captain will brief you on safety and will teach you the basics of sailing during your holiday. The boat’s interior is designed to be both comfortable and use space efficiently, and you will quickly become accustomed to the layout.

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Location

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Athens:
Athens is the historical capital of Europe. It’s a great city to explore on foot, with all of the major archaeological sites around the Acropolis located within a 3km pedestrian zone. Climb the sacred rock of the Acropolis to savour the view and consider the extraordinary wonders of where you are standing before sailing off into the sunset.

Poros:
Lush vegetation, crystal clear waters, fine beaches, a lively waterfront with cafes and restaurants all make Poros an alluring island. The picturesque town is a protected settlement. Sail into Love’s Bay, a romantic cove perfect for swimming and sunning under the fragrant pine trees.

Epidaurus:
Epidaurus is a small fishing village backed by rolling hills covered in orange trees. Athenians travel to Epidaurus as a beach and water destination. The shores are full of people enjoying paragliding, sailing and snorkeling. The remains of an ancient sunken city lie just off the beach, and you check them out with the snorkel gear available on the boat.

Start point
You will meet your crew and board your yacht in the Alimos Marina in Athens on Thursday morning. Your host will be in contact to arrange the details.

Finish point
Your trip will end back at the Alimos Marina in Athens on Sunday morning. Your host will be in touch to arrange the details.

Getting there and away?
There are regular low-cost flights to Athens throughout the year. A very affordable metro runs from the airport to Alimos via Athens (1 hour 15 minutes), or airport transfers can be pre-booked for you at an extra charge (30 minutes).

What to Expect

Thursday: Sail from Alimos Marina to Poros

You’ll be greeted at the Alimos Marina by your captain and hostess. Settle in while the captain briefs you about life on board, then let the wind catch your sails and guide you to the picturesque island of Poros. Enjoy a delicious Greek lunch on the way.

Poros offers the perfect combination of nature, culture and traditional architecture. Head to shore to walk the beautiful coastline, find a beach to relax on, or stroll around the pleasant port town. Find a taverna for a delicious traditional Greek dinner, then return to your boat for the night.

Included meals: lunch

31 nautical miles

Friday: Sail from Poros to Epidaurus

Enjoy breakfast on board with a beautiful view of Poros, then sail to Epidaurus, stopping on the way for a delicious lunch and refreshing swim. Spend the afternoon and evening relaxing on the endless beaches of Epidaurus. The waters here are perfect for snorkeling, and there’s even a sunken city to check out! Alternatively, take a 15km taxi ride and visit the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus. Dine onshore then return to your boat to be rocked asleep by the waves.

Included meals: breakfast and lunch

21 nautical miles

Saturday: Sail from Epidaurus to Alimos Marina

Relax over your final breakfast on board, then sail back toward Athens with a couple of stops along the way for swimming and lunch. Arrive at Alimos Marina in the evening with plenty of time for dinner on shore. You’ll sleep on board one last night before disembarking the next morning.

Included meals: breakfast and lunch

30 nautical miles

Please note: The itinerary may change due to weather. The final decision regarding weather, safety and destinations is always made by the captain. But don’t worry: there are alternatives to enjoy your stay no matter the route!

Accommodation

You will be staying on a private 12.5m sailing yacht. There are 4 cabins, each sleeping 2 people, and 2 bathrooms. All bed linens and towels are provided. Other amenities include hot showers, a kitchen, ample lounging area, and speakers on deck. The captain has a separate cabin and bathroom.

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Dates & Prices

Prices include

  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals As Described

Please note: Flights are NOT included and must be purchased separately.

Large group? Make a private booking
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If you can't find a private trip that suits you, try a group trip or ask for a quote.


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