1 Day 3 Islands: Unique Sailing Experience from Athens (with Lunch)

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1 Day 3 Islands: Unique Sailing Experience from Athens (with Lunch)

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Escape to the Saronic Islands on a unique day trip from Athens on a spacious Greek motor/sailing ship. From ancient temples and wild peacocks to pristine beaches and an optional bike ride, there’s something for everyone at each stop. Trip includes a delicious Greek lunch!

Visiting Places: Agistri, Megalochori, Skala, Chalikiada beach, Skliri beach, Moni, Aegina, Aegina town, Temple of Apollo.
Duration: 10 hours (full day).

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WHY WE LOVE IT

1 day, 3 unique islands near Athens; this is the perfect island escape from the city in a cosy sailing boat.

Activity Description

Meet your host by 8:45 AM at the Marina Zeas in Piraeus or after arranging pick up from your hotel. Boarding the sailing yacht, find your favorite spot on deck and grab a coffee to prepare for a full day adventure on the Saronic islands. The first stop of the cruise is the island of Agistri, surrounded by vibrant blue waters and clothed in pine trees. Here you can connect with the lush nature and feel the presence of ancients Greeks and deities while swimming and relaxing on the hot fine sand of the long flax-golden beach between Megalochori and Skala. Adventure lovers can join an optional bike tour between Melalochori and Chalikiada Beach. From there, the ship will depart onto the island of Moni, where you have the chance to jump off the boat, snorkel, swim around the boat, or swim to the island. This gorgeous and unique island has no inhabitants but is populated with law protected deer, wild goats, rabbits and peacocks. While there, you will be served a delicious traditional Greek lunch, accompanied by traditional wine, beers soft drinks and coffee. The final journey is around 3pm towards the beautiful island of Aegina. Aegina is famous for its white stone houses, flowery backyards, pistachios, the red volcanic landscape, sensational food, the temple of Apollo and the temple of Aphaia; in fewer words an earthly paradise for those who want to escape modern life. Here you will enjoy the crystal-clear water and sandy beaches of the island, while exploring the breathtaking waterfront and traditional Greek cuisine. An excellent selection of jewellery, clothes and textiles are available from the locals. At approx. 4:45pm the yacht will sail back to the port of Marina Zeas while enjoying the ambiance of a select and chill music, delicious Mediterranean fruit, coffee and drinks. On the islands, you will have the fantastic opportunity to explore the main attractions, buy souvenirs, engage with the locals and experience the Greek life or just simply swim, relax and enjoy. On the boat, the host will keep an amazing atmosphere, fruit basket, sweets, snacks and drinks, chill music, stops for swimming and sunbathing - bliss!

Special Features

  • An amazing day cruise around the Saronic Gulf on an elegant traditional motor-sailing boat

  • Lunch with delicious Mediterranean-Greek food and traditional wine and beers

  • During the trip: fruits, snacks, coffee, juices, soft drinks will be offered

  • Snorkelling equipment, water noodles

  • Chill-out music and amazing atmosphere

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start Time : Daily departure [1 April - 30 November 2019 | 9 AM * Private trips upon request here.

Duration: 10 hours [return by 7 PM]

Spoken Language: English, Greek, Russian.

Meeting Point: Marina Zeas, Piraeus area. Pick up & drop off from any accommodation in Athens available for an extra fee of €12 per person.

Group Size: Max. 49 passengers on board.

Pace: Easy.

Included: Welcome treat on board (coffee, juices, snacks and cookies), 10-hour cruise as described (stops Agistri and Aegina islands, jump off the boat in Moni island's waters), lunch including traditional wine and beers, snorkelling equipment, water noodles, complementary snacks during the trip (fruit, sweets, snacks, coffee, juices, soft drinks etc), multi-lingual professional crew (4-5 persons)

Excluded: Entrance fees for museums or entrance charge sites, optional bike tour in Agistri, hotel pickup and drop-off (available at extra charge €12 per person).

Note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended, please bring your towel, jacket, hat, sunscreen, swimsuit, comfy clothes and anything you need for swimming or onboard. In accordance with local authorities, you need to provide your name, passport number, date of birth at the time of the booking. Accommodation address should be provided if required pick up required. Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.

Young Travellers: Child rate applies for 5- 10 year olds. Children of age 11+ are charged the full price. Infants 1-4 years old join free of charge. The experience is suitable for children comfortable at sea and accompanied by an adult. Please add to your cart the number of adults joining and return to the activity page to add the number of children joining you, to complete booking in one single checkout.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the experience date/time. No refund if cancellation less than 48 hours before the activity and in case of no show.

Additional Info

  • Cruise is subject to suitable weather conditions. In case of cancellation due to weather you will be given the option to join on an alternative date.

  • No wheelchair accessibility

  • Confirmation to be received as soon as possible (within 24 hours from booking)

  • You can present either a print out or an electronic booking confirmation for this activity

  • Complete information on Vendor, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be sent with your Booking Confirmation. The TravelPorter hand-picks the most remarkable, experienced and reliable vetted professionals for a pleasant experience from booking to completion.


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