Salamina island is the site of the famous Battle of Salamis in 480 BC. The super power Persians came to conquer Greece but they were defeated despite the fact that Persian ships greatly outnumbered Greek ships. You will learn all about the battle as you stare into the waters where this game-changing event took place. After Salamis, the Persians never returned to Greece.
In Salamina, the yacht docks at Peristeria where its native son Euripides is said to have lived in a cave. You will walk up a path to the little cave to see the magnificent view he enjoyed as he wrote his great tragedies, such as, Medea, The Trojan Women, Orestes and Cyclops.
Aegina is a popular weekend getaway island for Athenians because it is so close to the mainland. Pistachio trees dominate the terrain and visitors always leave with a souvenir bag of red and green nuts. Aegina’s most impressive ruin is the 5th century BC Aphaia Temple within biking distance to the port. The island’s charm can be seen in stone houses, forested landscapes, a harbor front with inviting cafes, and locals intent on preserving their culture.
Inclusions depend on the yacht that is chartered and its capabilities. Below are indicative inclusions for this tour.
Bring swimsuits, towel, money for souvenirs and, if biking or hiking, proper shoes. And of course don’t forget sun hat, sun screen and sunglasses. The yacht has seven cabins for use to change into swimsuits.