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Sailing paradise in Greece on a big 50 ft boat: the best local experience

Next Departure:

September 14, 2024

Greece:

Saronic Islands and Athens area

Duration:

6 days - 7 nights

Max number of passengers:

9 people

Available:

September - November

Suitable for travellers:

> 1 years

Boarding from:

Aegina

What's included

Cancellation policy

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Organised by:

Greg & Aga

Member since 2016 -

Private

English

Polish

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68 travellers have booked this experience

This experience, in a nutshell

We have 16 years of experience in organising sailing holidays in Greece and Caribbean, having thousands of happy customers on board our boats from all over the world. Last year we were appreciated by the Guardian in 10 best sailing holidays in Europe. 

The ultimate route in Saronic is a mix of sailing, swimming/relaxing in beautiful bays and sightseeing unbelievable must-visit ancient landmarks. 



On the way  UNESCO heritage the best preserved ancient theater in the world); dinner in our favorite family-run Taverna where the tables are situated under the Orange trees - absolutely stunning (you can eat one growing directly above your head). In the Bay outside Epidavros we anchor next to sunken city - snorkeling from the boat over ancient town below the water on depth of 1.5-2m; next stunning Temple of Aphaia one of the ancient architectural wonders, built on the hill  (also known as "pistachio island") - beautiful and unique. (possible trip to family-run pistachio plantation, where you can see how the pistachio grow and find out why there is only one male for 100 woman :) In the evening we go for dinner with live music on a typical greek instrument bouzouki - learning Zorba dance is a plan for the night! :) 



TYPICAL DAY

Wake up, eat breakfast, have some coffee in the village or a little walk to stretch the legs before we sail away. We tend to sail for a few hours each day before we reach a beautiful bay with a desert beach. Then we have time for snorkelling, swimming, sunbathing, exploring bay/island, reading books etc. Chef will prepare lunch (greek salad seems perfect for the hot day), have some down time, maybe even a little siesta before we sail away. Spend the afternoon sailing and for those that wish, chance to learn how to steer, pull a rope, tie a knot or for others it can be a time to relax and sunbathe on deck. Before the evening comes, we will reach a new island, moor in a lovely small village and explore the new place (they say sunset in Hydra is even better than in Santorini!) As a rule of thumb, in the evening we go to a traditional Taverna to try some awesome local food as well as the delicious greek wine, dance Zorba, listen to live music and relax! No hurry, that is our main theme. :)



WINERY

Last year we introduced a new attraction that was very much enjoyed by our guests - a trip to the small, local vineyard with international wine awards and the vines growing in volcanic soil. It is a very special family run place (NOT a tourist trap), we are the only tourists visiting this place. Father is a very funny guy who makes the tour and tells all about the wine making in the family (they even put some of the bottles at the bottom of the sea to give the special flavour) and Mamma (who doesn't speak english) cooks local dinner from ingredients coming from her garden. During wine tasting (which is more like wine drinking) every bottle (usually around 7-8, white, rose and red) comes with a different meal that is well selected to this type of wine. After this amazing feast our hosts (if they are in the mood) show us the traditional Greek dance and songs. it is unforgettable night! All food is homemade (also feta!) and absolutely the best and the experience is as Greek as you can get.

Starting from

€846

6 days - 7 nights

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Boat & Classes of Service

Beneteau Cyclades 50.5 - 2007

Type

Sailboat

Length

15.24 m.

Toilets

3

Cabins

5

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21+

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Our itinerary

Our trip starts here:

Aegina.

Check-in: 6:00 PM

Our trip ends here:

Aegina.

Check-out: 8:00 AM

Our itinerary

Hydra, jewel of the Saronic - an island with no car traffic - all the transportation is done only by donkeys; the sunset in Hydra is told to be even more beautiful than in Santorini. No wonder why this island is a place for summer houses for many film stars and singers. At the top after Long hike you can visit monks in a monastery. The architecture is absolutely amazing and one of a kind - maze of streets was built that way to protect from Pirate attacks. Getting Lost there is a very nice experience;  

Perdika - a small fishing village where you can find the nicest people in the world (or go fishing with a local fisherman!); the family that runs our favorite Taverna, after many years became our close friends, almost like family members. Kalotina and Notis will make sure that you will get the best service and be treated with care. Mamma is making absolutely the best moussaka in the whole of Greece! The tzatziki with homemade yogurt is a life changer :) 

Next our secret harbour (with one family-run taverna and no shop) that can fit only 7 boats. Very local place which is known only by those who have sailed there for many years. From there we can make a trip to a nice local winery and try some famous Peloponnese wine!

Also a healing bath in volcanic waters is recommended! 

Poros - an Island with unforgettable views and the best grilled dorada we ever ate (and we travel a lot!). After supper at Michalis we go for a nice walk / hike up the hill to reach a small typical chapel from which you have one of the best views in Saronic! A short breathing meditation at the top will be a perfect ending of the adventurous day. On the way down to the boat, an Ice cream place - the pistachio flavour from local nuts will make you come back for it the next day! :) 

Frequent questions

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Organised by:

Greg & Aga

Member since 2016 -

Private

English

Polish

4.7/5

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34

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Best local experience and amazing views in Cyclades on a big 50 ft boat

10/8/2023

Umberto B.

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Italy

La gestione della vacanza è stata come indicato nel programma. La barca Zorbas è molto comoda anche per me che sono alto 1.90 e che potevo stare comodamente in piedi nella Dinette e nell’ingresso alla cabina. Abbiamo fatto delle belle navigate a vela partecipando attivamente al cambio vele e agli ormeggi. Le colazioni e i pranzi preparati da Aga erano sempre perfetti. Abbiamo anche fatto una Avventurosa discesa ad una Taverna tipica in una isola disabitata. Compagni di crociera a dir poco fantastici! Insomma…Vacanza molto piacevole e rilassante!
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Best local experience and amazing views in Cyclades on a big 50 ft boat

09/16/2023

Aude P.

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Portugal

My daughter and I have had a wonderful experience and enjoyed very much our stay on the boat. Greg have succeed to avoid the bad weather which was happening in Greece by carefully studying and planning our sailing journey without taking away the discovery and the fun. We have experience some real sailing moments with some rough sea which was for me one of the highlight of the trip. The journey took us in some unexpected places and made us discover the beauty of the Cyclades. An other highlight of the stay was the absolutely wonderful lunches and healthy breakfast Aga prepared for us everyday. The relax and friendly atmosphere on board was very pleasant. Overall a fantastic holiday we will never forget.
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Best local experience and amazing views in Cyclades on a big 50 ft boat

09/14/2023

Kelly O.

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United Kingdom

Had an amazing time sailing the small Cyclades with Greg and Aga! Despite challenging weather conditions they worked so hard to make our trip fun and enjoyable. Greg is a great skipper and was always happy to have us get involved in learning all aspects of sailing. Aga's breakfast and lunches were delicious, often the best meals of the day! Both Greg and Aga are so passionate about sailing life and really like to share this with their crew. Loved it!
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Discover sailing paradise in Greece on a big, comfortable 50ft boat

06/16/2023

Nathalie R.

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Switzerland

The week spent with Aga and Greg sailing the Saronic Islands was very nice, it was a very nice mix of Sailing, swimming in remote bays and discovering the different ports and their Tavernas. What really stood out was Agas Cooking, we had the best Breakfasts and Lunches, healthy and super tasty! You can really see that Greg is a very experienced sailer/Skipper... we always felt very safe and his maneuvers in the little ports are incredible!

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