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Saronic gulf route – Perfect family getaway!
About this program
This is a 7 day (Saturday – Saturday) sailing trip starting from Alimos marina in Athens and is meant for people who want to experience the Saronic gulf islands.
Please note that all restaurants and activities listed are suggestions only, and are not included in the price. The trip can be changed according to your wishes, i.e. stopovers can be added or removed.
The itinerary depends also on the weather conditions and can be changed accordingly.
About the route
Starting point: Athens
Arrival: We can arrange a transfer from the airport to the marina for you. The transfer is not included in the price.
About: All the Saronic Gulf islands have something special in their style and a truly relaxing atmosphere. Since the islands are very close to Athens and the Athens airport, it makes them a perfect destination for many even for only short vacations.
The crystal water, the relaxing atmosphere, and the long history are the most distinctive characteristics of Saronic Greece, which have a different character each. Amazing architecture, elegant mansions, and many activities ideal for family vacations…
Alimos Marina is one of the largest marinas in Greece with 1000 permanent positions. The Marina is located South West of Athens, 15 Km from the city center and 30 km from El. Venizelos International Airport.
The plan for the first day is to arrive on a Saturday in Athens and get to the Marina. Your check-in on the boat will be at 5 p.m. and you will spend the night there. You can explore Athens, the historical capital of Europe!
Epidaurus is an area of mainland Greece which is found in the Peloponnese region. The most important sight in Epidaurus Greece is the Ancient Theatre.
However, this is also a lovely region for holidays. Many nice villages and beaches can be found in close distance to the ancient site, such as the seaside village of Ancient Epidaurus, a charming fishing place with a couple of small beaches, fish taverns, and studios.
Hydra is a tourist hub where vehicles are prohibited so public transport is by a donkey or water taxis. The main city, Hydra Port, stands out for its picturesque little streets and noble houses designed by Genoa and Venetian architects. Near the cathedral, in the middle of the dock is where you can find Douskos Tavern whose pleasant patio is a great place to enjoy Greek food.
Spetses island is one of the popular Greek islands not only for the Greeks who crave a weekend getaway but also for international travelers. It is an island of beautiful nature, perfect beaches, and complex history. At Poseidon Square near the harbor, visitors are welcomed by a statue of the Greek War of Independence heroine Laskarina Bouboulina. Her house, transformed into the Laskarina Bouboulina Museum, is located in the backstreets nearby.
Poros is a little island in the heart of the Saronic Gulf, close to Aegina and Agistri. Its proximity to the rest of the Saronic islands also makes Poros island Greece the perfect base for island hopping in Greece. Sightseeing is a must in Poros island and the most important is the historical Monastery of Zoodochos Pighi, surrounded by lush greenery. Love Bay and Askeli are the two most important beaches on the island. You can visit the temple of Poseidon and the Archaeological museum.
Aegina is an idyllic island very close to Athens. Aegina has many archaeological monuments, picturesque villages, and beautiful beaches. The most impressive archaeological site of the island is the Ancient Temple of Athena Aphaia, dating back to the 6th century BC. Visit the Temple of Athena Aphaia, Temple of Apollo, Tower of Markellos, and Monastery of Agios Nektarios.
After a beautiful week of sailing and exploring the Saronic islands, it is time to get back to Alimos marina. Make sure you spend days swimming and sunbathing before getting back to the marina. The evening is the perfect time to go to Athens again since we are sure you did not have enough time to see it all the first time.
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Picking a boat type
Picking out the type of boat to go with will generally come down to your budget, the group size, and preferred method of sailing. Moreover, different sailboats available can be chartered independently or with a fully-staffed crew.