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Greek Sailing
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If you're fond of unknown islands, remote beaches & getting away from the tourist trail, the Greek Sailing tour has your name written all over it - in permanent marker. Depart from Athens and take to islands like Hydra & Aegina where you will lol over the gloriousness of Greek food and endless summer days.

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Easy
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: 204.417B/227423
  • Starts: Athens, Greece
  • Finishes: Athens, Greece
You will Visit
  • Athens
  • Perdika
  • Hydra
  • Plaka
  • Nafplio
  • Spetses
  • Poros
  • Aegina

Itinerary

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Day 1: Athens to Perdika

These islands aren't going to sail themselves! Board our yacht, meet your fellow sailors and get ready to drift out of Athens. You've heard it here first, this trip is made for those that love to chill, swim, eat and repeat while getting up on the water like a boss. All aboard, let's do this!
We kick things off tonight in Perdika Harbour, an un-spoilt fishing spot seeped in traditional Greek lifestyle. Make the use of our stand-up paddle boards and ocean gear, then watch the sun set over a dinner feast.

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Day 2: Perdika to Hydra

From one paradise to another, we wave goodbye to Perdika and make our way to a pristine island nestled between the Saronic and Argolic Gulf. We will be making plenty of swim stops to keep things cool, so lather up the sunscreen and perch on deck as we relax into the good life.
Hollywood hangout Hydra is going to wow you with its natural beauty. A vehicle free destination, this is a great chance to stretch out those legs. Cathedrals, monasteries, fresh seafood, nightlife - don't expect a moment of boredom. Find a local nightspot, grab some eats, and pull on those dancing shoes.

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Day 3: Hydra to Plaka Leonidion

The yachting life will feel all very perfect & natural this morning as we anchor up yet again & cruise the Med in search of our next destination.
Plaka Leonidion calls us back to Greece's mainland for a day in which swimming in tranquil bays is high priority. This charming seaside town will make you wish you were of Greek heritage as you settle into life on deck once again, and work oh so hard on that magificent tan. Aaaaand, relax.

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Day 4: Plaka to Nafplio

Plaka will leave us feeling all inspired by what the Greek coastline has on offer - so we'll stick to it! Making our way to Nafplio, a little further in the bay.
Nafplio will change things up for us with its museums, restaurants, shops, local markets & hillside fortresses, this is the biggest town we will visit on this trip. Those that are keen to take it to new heights can head to the top of the fort for a look over the town, and a well deserved beer afterwards we're pretty sure will be a high priority. With shops, galleries and a beach, there's entertainment for hours and we haven't even mentioned taking a dip!

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Day 5: Nafplio to Spetses

Out of Nafplio we head for swim time in Zogeria Bay, a secluded spot straight out of the movies, it's pristine waters are a great place to do some of those 'jump' shots to throw straight up on Facebook. Next up, our evening hot spot. The sweet sailing bliss just never ends.
Horse-drawn carriages? Tick. Icy Frappuccinos? Tick. Venetian mansions, boutique shopping & century old churches? Triple tick. Spetses is the whole package hence we're kicking it here overnight, this time.

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Day 6: Spetses to Poros

Kounoupi islet is ours this morning, known as a 'must stop' amongst the savvy yachting community. The relaxing summer vibes continue as we head to Dhokos, home to a 4500 year old shipwreck, offically the oldest in the world.
So pretty with its pine trees and fresh growing lemons, Poros will provide the perfect setting for more beach time and sunset hangs up on deck or on land. Maybe check out a local taverna for lunch... or just keep making the most of that gorgeous yacht we have our hands on and the floaties and paddleboards on deck to keep non existent boredom at bay.

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Day 7: Poros to Aegina

Historical artifacts and long coastlines are just around the corner at our final destination before we head back to Athens. So long Poros!
Apart from being jaw-droppingly beautiful and packed with history, this island is pretty as a picture, and offers all of the good things you've come accustomed to, like beach loungers, clear blue waters and local vibes that we know and love. What else do you need to know? Aegina knows how to throw a party. Which makes it the perfect spot for our final evening as posse on this trip. Our Captain will recommend a local spot to kick off this last night.

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Day 8: Aegina to Athens

Our final sea journey onboard the boat that we have come to know as home. From Aegina we set sail for Athens, perhaps with a little tear in our eyes.
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened! That's what the insta quotes say, right? Meh, maybe you should just book another trip to ease the pain…#NOREGRETS

Inclusions:
      Accommodation
    • There'll be fun and frolics aplenty on board Contiki's very own traditional sailing yacht, where for 7 nights you'll be tucked into cosy twin-share cabins. Those who want to treat themselves are welcome to pay extra for their own room
      Food
    • We'll be keeping you well fed with breakfast every morning, but the rest of your daily menu is up to you. Go on a search for cinnamon-infused moussaka, salty slabs of halloumi and fresh salads crumbled with feta as we sail the Mediterranean Sea
      Staff
    • You'll be safe in the hands of your dedicated on-board skipper, who know the currents and streets of Greece better than you know the hairs on your toes
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