The beauty of a five day cruise leaving from Athens is that it provides enough time to reach the shores of the Peloponnese peninsula, home of some of Greece’s most legendary antiquities, particularly the World Heritage Site of Ancient Epidavros Theatre.
In the ancient world there were over 200 holistic healing centers focusing on mind, body, spirit. The largest center, Epidavros, has a magnificent outdoor theater seating 13,000 that was used for spiritual healing. Today Greeks flock to its drama festival performed purely for entertainment.
The yacht also docks in Aegina where you visit the second most important archaeological site on the cruise, the Temple of Aphaia whose earliest structures are from the 6th century BC. Aegina is famous as the pistachio island whose annual festival showcases all things pistachio.
Poros island is hugely popular with yachtsmen because of its amazingly large sheltered bay. The harbor marina accommodates several hundred yachts at a time and you are apt to see seafarers from many nationalities frequenting the harbor cafes, tavernas and shops.
The cruise’s most tranquil destination is Agistri island, only 14 square kilometers, with lovely secluded coves for overnight anchoring and ten pristine beaches, pine forests with hiking and biking trails, clean, pristine sea waters for snorkeling and swimming.
DAY 1 Overnight Agistri
DAY 2 Overnight Epidavros
DAY 3 Overnight Poros
DAY 4 Overnight Aegina
DAY 5 Return to Athens
Sailing from Alimos Marina to Aegistri 2 hours
Sailing from Agistri to Epidavros takes 2. 30 hours
Sailing from Epidavros to Poros takes 2.30 hours
Sailing from Poros to Aegina takes 3 hours
Sailing from Aegina to Alimos takes 2 hours
Inclusions depend on the yacht that is chartered and its capabilities. Below are indicative inclusions for this tour.
Bring swim wear, hat, sun glasses and sun screen For bikers, wear appropriate shoes.
On the yacht rubber soled footwear only, or barefoot.