Greek islands sailing. Athens to Mykonos

Adventure travel, Cruise / Ferries / Yachting
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Athens
Greece
from  1129 €
Travel the Greek islands to have sunny holidays sailing the yacht from Athens to Mykonos. Enjoy snorkelling and picturesque scenery, reach the coast from time to time to visit cute towns and local markets, and feel relaxed bathing the hot springs and trying fantastically delicious meal in local tavern.
The adventure will start form Athens, so we recommend you to come day before to explore this historical city. The marine adventure will start with a small but important group meeting regarding the tour before you come on board. The next days you will spend sailing the Cyclades and stopping by to visit the markets and do some shopping, as well as to attend temples and churches, and relax on the beach. Located in the central and southern part of the Aegean Sea, the Cyclades consist of 39 islands, 24 of which are inhabited. Considering the weather conditions, the yacht is planned to stop by the Greek islands - Syros, Hydra, Aegina, Kea, Kythnos and Mykonos.

Athens is the capital of Greece and birthplace of the Olympic Games. Visit ancient monuments, which evidence about the influence on the development of the Western civilization. Some of the most prominent attractions there are the Acropolis, Plateia Syntagmatos (Constitution Square) and temples, which unambiguously bring the atmosphere of history and mightiness.

The island of Syros is full of markets and interesting architectural monuments, including the town square Plateia Miaouli. Learn the Greek culture, enjoy local cuisine, relax by the beach and enjoy the activities like scuba diving.

Hydra is an island and town with rocky hillsides and beautiful natural harbour. Like in many towns on the Greek islands, the motorized transport is not allowed there, except a few municipal vehicles; there are only some streets suitable for the transport. Relax by the sea, visit the Historical Archives Museum and cathedral, or simply explore the town and enjoy local meals.

Aegina Island once was a principal maritime power and a major trade partner with Egypt and Phoenicia, however today is known for its pistachio production. The historical evidences of this island trace back to the Stone Age. There you can visit the old town of Paleochora and the Aphaia temple, for instance, as well as do some shopping and relax on the beach.

Kea is the most northern island of the Cyclades and the least visited one, however, excites as good as other Greek islands. Be charmed by the rich olive groves and orchards, attend the famous Stone Lion, the medieval castle or visit a family of silversmith. Then, in the closing part of the evening, enjoy the meal in local tavern, where the food won't disappoint.

Kythnos Island welcomes you to a picturesque bay. Some of the most interesting places to visit are the old iron mining ruins, local hot springs and traditional village of Driopida. Visit the Byzantine Museum, the Katafiki cave located in vicinity, as well as the churches and other archaeological sites.

Mykonos is one of the most popular Greek islands, which is rich in history and entertainment possibilities. Visit the local windmills and enjoying a cocktail on a veranda overlooking the Little Venice. One of the most beautiful churches located on the island of Greece is Panagia Paraportiani. It was built in the time period between the 14th and the 17th century, and following the tendencies of archaeology of different time periods, got its unique shape. It consists of five churches that are built together and one of them is built on the top of four. You will be truly impressed by the scenic view to the Mediterranean Sea, too. Enjoy the beaches and exciting nightlife there as it has earned very good reputation.
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Price includes
  • 7 nights aboard (15 m), double occupancy cabin
  • a food kitty of about EUR50 per person
  • snorkelling equipment
  • English-speaking group leader and local guides
  • prepared route
Additional expenses
  • meals not included (approximately EUR 140-245)
  • additionally chosen trips and excursions
  • airline tickets to the starting point of a tour, and back
  • visa, if necessary
  • travel insurance
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NB! Please check the hotel notice board for trip information and group meeting time.

 

 

 

 

 

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