ScheduleDay 1: Starting from Athens you can make a great sailing voyage to some of the Islands in the Saronic and Argolic gulfs and to some small fishing villages along the coast of the Peloponnese. Boarding time starts at 5 pm. The first night we will have dinner in Plaka, the historical neighborhood of Athens, next to the Acropolis. If you like you can join us to visit the Gay bars and clubs after dinner.
Day 2: The first day we sail to the bay of Poros. There, a white village steps up the hillside. Moored along the quay, you will soon notice that this little town has more to offer than taverns and souvenirs. Every morning the horn sounds from the nearby navy barracks. If you are lucky you will see the Greek naval cadets getting off the ferry, returning from their leave.
Day 3: The island of Hydra is an artist’s colony. Old merchant houses cover the hills overlooking the harbor and car traffic is prohibited. Everything is transported from the ships to the houses by mule and donkeys.
Day 4: Today a great sail to Leonidion. A small fishing village next to huge mountains with a great pebble beach. We will have dinner in the local tavern of Michael and Margaret. We can visit the local monastery hanging on a cliff and see the famous historical Icons.
Day 5: Monemvasia. Often referred to as the “Gibraltar of Greece,” Monemvasia is a visual showcase of Byzantine, Turkish, and Venetian history dating back to the 13th century. It is worthwhile to clime the steep zigzag path that leads up and up, out of the lower town, to the ruins of the fortified upper town, and sweeping views of the Mediterranean Sea
Day 6: Kiparesi is a small fishing villages The water in this bay is so clear that you can see the bottom. These villages are surrounded by high mountains and are nearly impossible to reach by land. There are hardly any tourists and the villages have a simplicity of life that is hard to find elsewhere in modern Greece.
Day 7: The next day’s sail will bring you to the island of Spetses, were the wooden fishing boats that are so characteristic of Greece are built. This rich island was the birth place of Boubalina, the woman who liberated Greece from the rule of Venice.
Day 8: Disembark for the guys who stay just one week and return by ferry to Athens. For the guys who stay: Day off for sightseeing on the beautiful Island of Spetses. Take a taxi boat to a beach, rent a (motor) bike or go for shopping.
This itinerary is subject to change. Local circumstances such as weather may influence the itinerary.