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Activities & Transport
- Meet the Locals
- City Tour
- Car with driver
- Boat | Sailing Boat
Main travel focus
Sailing the Greek Islands from Athens to Santorini
- Sail in the Aegean Sea with a private sailboat
- Enjoy magnificent beaches that can only be accessed by boat
- Visit small Greek islands and meet the locals
- Taste authentic Greek foods and fresh fish
Combine tours of Athens and Santorini with a week-long sailing trip across the Cyclades islands. Visit the world-famous ancient monuments of Athens and feel the vibe of a vibrant modern city, before boarding your vessel to set sail. Feel the freedom of sailing across the Aegean aboard of your own private sailing boat with a dedicated professional skipper.
Visit small islands off the beaten path and discover the traditional local culture where no resort hotels have been erected yet. The boat will allow you to reach places that are not accessible by road and you will have epic beaches all to yourself. Learn about life on the water. Eat fish caught only minutes earlier - by you!
End your trip on the island of Santorini, where you can enjoy famous wines, as well as world-class sunsets. This trip is the ultimate mixture of culture, adventure, and relaxing. What are you waiting for?
- 2x hotel accommodation in Athens
- 2x hotel accommodation in Santorini
- Private sailing boat Sun Odyssey 43 DS with professional skipper (day 3 – day 9)
- Private transfer from Athens international airport to hotel in Athens (day 1)
- Private panoramic Athens city tour with professional tour guide (day 2)
- Private transfer from the hotel in Athens to marina of Lavrio (day 3)
- Private transfer from the marina in Santorini to hotel in Santorini (day 9)
- Private tour of Santorini with wine tasting (day 10)
- Private transfer from hotel in Santorini to Santorini airport (day 11)
- 4x breakfasts
- Air ticket from Santorini to Athens (day 11)
- All entrance fees
- All local taxes
- International flights
- Visa expenses
- Tips to guides, drivers, skipper
- Supplies for the sailing trip (food and drinks)
- Fuel and fees in the various marinas during the sailing trip
- (Estimated total extra cost for fuel and marina fees: Euro 550-600)
- Afternoon tour to Cape Sounio on day 2 (from 49 Euros per person)
Example Trip to customize
Greece Welcomes You!
You land at the international airport in Athens. Welcome to Greece! Your guide will pick you up from the terminal and transfer you to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure. Relax at the hotel or explore Athens and get a first feeling of the amazing Greek culture.
Explore Athens on a Private City Tour
Start the day with a delicious breakfast at your hotel. Then your guide awaits you in the lobby to take you on a tour of the city. Athens knows to impress its visitors with radically modern and antique sights side by side. Visit the Acropolis, Athens' landmark, as well as the Pantheon, the temple of Athina Nike, illustrating the city's thousands of years of rich history. Don't miss the Panathinaiko Stadium, where the first modern Olympic games were held in 1896. But Athens has more to offer: stop by the Acropolis Museum, one of the most acclaimed modern museums worldwide. Explore the history of Athens in architecture and cultural styles.
Return to your hotel after the city tour and enjoy the remainder of the day on your own schedule.
Begin Your Epic Sailing Trip
Enjoy a free morning at the hotel. Around noon, you will go shopping for supplies for your days on the boat. Then, you will be transferred to the marina to embark on your own private sailing trip. In the afternoon, depart for seven epic days of island hopping. Your first destination is the island of Kea. Enjoy your first night in your private cabin on the boat!
Sail from Kea to Kythnos
Explore the little island of Kea and its picturesque capital, Ioulis. Maybe you can find time to go for a dive, as the island is an exquisite spot for scuba diving. It's time to sail on later in the day. Your next destination is the island of Kythnos.
Enjoy Boat Life between Kythnos and Syros
Kythnos is an island largely untouched by tourism, which makes it an amazing location to visit by boat. Many beaches are not accessible by road, and you will most probably be the only people there. The island is also a great place to observe traditional Greek country life. After this visit set out for your next destination, Syros.
Set Sail to Mykonos
Take some time to explore Syros. With its 21,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest islands that you will visit during your trip. The island has a rich history both in ancient times, as well as the middle ages. Visit Ermoupoli, the island's largest city and explore its streets.
Then it's time to set sail again and head to your next destination: Mykonos.
Explore Mykonos and Sail to Paros
Mykonos is also known as "the island of the winds", for its windy shores. The island is a well-developed tourism spot and a good place to stock up on some goods you might have run out of. It's also famous for its nightlife. Although you won't stay overnight, maybe there will be time for one drink? But make sure to stay sharp, since you will soon set sail again a travel to the island of Paros.
Sail from Paros to Los
Paros was once known across ancient Greece for its white marble. Today, no marble is mined anymore. Instead, the abandoned marble quarries are an exciting spot to visit. From here, set sail to the island of Los and enjoy the wind blowing through your hair, as well as another marvelous sunset over the ocean.
Time to Get Back on Land
Today is your last day on the boat. From Los, you sail to the island of Santorini, where it's time to leave your beloved home of the last week behind. Feel the land strangely shake under your feet as you step onto solid ground. Your guide will transfer you to your hotel on Santorini, where you can spend the remainder of the day at your own pace. Maybe go for a walk in the picturesque cobblestone streets, or have dinner in one of the many excellent restaurants?
Explore the Best of Santorini
Enjoy a morning with no waves shaking your bed. After breakfast, your guide will pick you up for a tour of the island. Start with a walking tour in Fira and the area of Emporio, where the Santo Wines winery is located. Taste three of the famous local wines and learn about what makes them so special. Then head to the village of Oia, at the northern tip of the island. From here, you have one of the best views over the island. Finish the tour with a visit to the island's capital, Fira. Wander among the old buildings and feel the charm of this historic city, whose center has changed little over the last decades or centuries. Spend the evening relaxing at your hotel and enjoy your last night in Greece.
After breakfast at your hotel, your guide picks you up to transfer you to the airport. Here you will catch your flight to Athens. From here, you will board your flight back home. Take the memories of the beautiful Aegean waters, islands, and the warmth of its people home with you. Come back soon!