Best Cruise: Saronic Gulf

  • Greece, Saronic Gulf
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  • 4 reviews

Individual prices may be subjected to availability due to daily updates to the calendar. If a minimum number of guests is necessary for guaranteed departure and currently the number has not been reached, please, contact us to verify the up to date guest list with the supplier.

Included in the price
  • Accomodation in selected cabin
  • Captain & hostess / chef
  • Breakfast and Lunch with mineral water and non alcoholic drinks
  • Access to the bar with free beer, wine and ouzo
  • Bed linen and pillow
  • All mooring fees in marinas
  • Fuel and running water
  • CD/DVD player & Radio, with a big selection of music and movies
  • COMPUTER and equipment to access the INTERNET
  • Yacht insurance
  • All equipment of the yacht including the dinghy and its outboard engine
Not included

no additional fees

Extra services
  • Dinners, transfers and flights.
Price per Person
940 4

You can book place or places in yacht cabins or book a whole yacht. Booking whole yacht is only available for cruises with no travelers already on board.

Entire yacht price

Included:
- Accomodation in selected cabin
- Captain & hostess / chef
- Breakfast and Lunch with mineral water and non alcoholic drinks
- Access to the bar with free beer, wine and ouzo
- Bed linen and pillow
- All mooring fees in marinas
- Fuel and running water
- CD/DVD player & Radio, with a big selection of music and movies
- COMPUTER and equipment to access the INTERNET
- VAT and Greek Taxes
- Yacht insurance
- All equipment of the yacht including the dinghy and its outboard engine

Not Included:
- Dinners (estimated 15/30 € dinner/pax)
- Extra hours of air-conditioning (6 Euro per hour)
- towels (we can not privide both bathroom & sea towels)
- travel insurance
- flights
- tips for the crew
- transfers from/to the yacht

Price per Boat
5650
From
940 per Person
or € 5650 entire boat

Your sailing trip

Best Cruise: Saronic Gulf

Discover villages with beautiful architecture, ancient sites, pine forests and beautiful secluded bays, while sailing in the best wind conditions.

A sailing experience that offers something for everybody’s taste! In a similar way to the Ionian, this sea is quite protected by the coast of Attica, so we avoid the big swell that is common further out in the Aegean Sea. This is important for us, as the big majority of our guests have never been on a yacht before and the cruising wouldn’t be attractive if the seas were choppy.


The Saronic Islands, similar to the Ionian, offer us numerous options for places to visit and nice bays for our swim stops, and what’s important, the distances between them are reasonable, which makes them ideal for a relaxed sailing holiday.


The villages and small towns have a nice architecture and because of their hilly countryside they are amphitheatrical, so they are always a pleasant sight as you are slowly approaching the harbor under sail. There is a big variety of places to visit, like Aegina, Poros, Hydra, Spetses, Vathi on the Methana peninsula and Palea Epidavros with the famous ancient theatre which is a world heritage site, Angistri and even Nafplio at the south.


On a 2 week sailing cruise, you can get further south and sail along the eastern coast of the Peloponnese visiting its quiet little villages and getting all the way to the picturesque medieval village of Monemvasia at the south, which is enclosed in a high stone wall with the sea all around.


But except for the wonderful places you will visit during your sailing cruise, we would recommend that you also plan to stay in Athens for at least a day (ideally 2-3) before or after your cruise. In one day you can have a pleasant walk around the famous ancient sites like the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Agora and many more.


In the evening if you still have some time, you can have a quick look at the archaeological museum, although you really need a second day if you would like to have a good look at the incredible treasures from the ancient times that are kept there.


The distances between the islands in this area are slightly bigger than in the Ionian, however we plan our route in such a way that we make good use of the wind direction, and have fast and pleasant crossings. After all, we are well-known for our relaxed sailing cruises, every day combining a few hours of sailing, a few hours anchored in a bay and finally mooring in a little harbor around 4-5 o'clock in the evening so we can explore the villages.

Itinerary

Day 1
Athens
Embarkation in Athens and depart for Agistri or Aegina
Day 2
Vathi
Day 3
Poros
Day 4
Ermioni or Spetses
Day 5
Hydra
Day 6
Perdika
Day 7
Athens in Alimos marina

Cruise price details

Price per person

€ 940

Accomodation on selected shared cabin, check out single use and details

Entire yacht price

€ 5650

Book the entire yacht for a private trip

Yacht

Yacht
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Yacht services
Tender size
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Air conditioning
No
Snorkeling equipment
No
Fishing equipment
No
Toys on board
No
Accommodations
Places
Bathrooms
Private Bathrooms
No
Crew
Chef on board
Yes

Cruise activities and tips

Travel activities

Cruise activity Cuisine on board

Cuisine on board

During your sailing cruise you will enjoy the beauty of the Greek Islands, but you will also taste some of the tastiest homemade dishes of the Mediterranean cuisine...this is also infact a ‘gourmet cruises’!!! It is a mix of recipes from the Mediterranean countries, always using fresh bio products and of course our best extra virgin olive oil. We serve tapas style dishes with a variety of appetizers, salads and main courses in the middle of the table, so everyone can help themselves to whatever they like. Lunch is accompanied by delicate local wines or a icecold beer. Alicia is the chef/hostess aboard our yacht Velos, but her recipes are also prepared by the chef/hostess on our smaller yacht Alexandros, as she Alicia’s protegeè. If you have any food allergies or intolerances it is not a problem, but it will be great if you could let us know beforehand so that we may accommodate for that. Our Greek Island cruises are half-board and if you decide to spend one or more nights in a secluded bay, you can also have your dinner onboard for a cost of 30 Euro per person, minimum 4 people (sundowner cocktail, appetizers, main dishes, wine or beer and dessert).

Cruise activity A typical day

A typical day

When you arrive onboard the first evening and after a welcome cocktail, we will inform you about the area and all the possible places to visit. After a general itinerary will be drawn with the consensus of all.. However our experience has shown that during your cruise it may alter slightly, as you will get new ideas along the way! After all, a sailing holiday is all about freedom and exploration! A typical day on our Greek Island cruises, starts in the marina of a little village where you spent the previous night (or anchored in a remote bay if you decided to stay there!). After a good night's sleep onboard our sailing yacht, you help yourself with breakfast on deck. Normally around 9:30 we set sail. With the gentle breeze that prevails in the Greek Seas during the summer months, you will have a comfortable sail to a bay of your choice either on the same island or another one, where you can swim in the emerald waters of the Greek Seas, snorkel and explore or just relax reading your book. Around 1 pm, lunch is served at the cockpit. In late afternoon it's a good time to weigh anchor, hoist the sails again and let the local breeze do its magic and take us to a picturesque little village on another island. We'll be there around 5 o'clock which will give you plenty of time to explore the place and experience the local culture. Later you can head for dinner to one of the tavernas, where you will have the opportunity to taste the Greek cuisine, famous for its delicious plates.

Travel organizer tips

Getting to the yacht in Alimos marina, from Athens airport
Express bus X96: This is an easy option, as well as the most economical one. The Express bus X96 runs between the Arrivals/Departures of Athens airport and the port of Piraeus, the ticket costs 5 Euro and the journey would take you 60-90 minutes depending on traffic. You can buy the ticket from the kiosk next to the bus stop, or directly from the driver.
This bus departs every 20 minutes during the day (07:00 - 21:00) and every 35 minutes during the night (21:00 -07:00). You need to get off at the bus stop called ‘EDEM’ which is just outside the entrance of the marina and you can ask the driver to let you know when you are there. From the bus stop you will have to walk anything between 400 and 1000 meters depending on where our yacht is moored, as the marina is quite big.
- TAXI: There is a taxi rank just outside the Arrivals hall of the airport and the taxi will bring you directly to the marina. A taxi can take up to 4 passengers and it could cost anything between 30-45 Euro, depending on the traffic and the journey would take you around 35-60 minutes.
Ask the driver to take you to 'Alimos Marina' (also called 'Marina Alimou' or ‘Marina Kalamakiou’).
- Limousine service: Mercedes 7-seater stretch limoYour driver will be waiting for you at the Arrivals hall of the airport and take you directly to the yacht. At the end of your cruise he will meet you at our yacht and take you back to the airport. The journey would take around 35-60 minutes depending on traffic and the following vehicles are available for this service:
-- Mercedes S class for up to 4 passengers at a cost of 100 Euro one way
-- Mercedes stretch limo for up to 6 passengers at a cost of 130 Euro one way
Minibus: Mercedes_minibusFor bigger groups a minibus would be the best option, as for a group of 8 guests it would cost just 16 Euro per person. Your driver will be waiting for you at the Arrivals hall of the airport and take you directly to the yacht. At the end of your cruise he will meet you at our yacht and take you back to the airport. The journey would take around 35-60 minutes depending on traffic and the following vehicles are available for this service:
-- Mercedes Viano minibus for up to 6 passengers at a cost of 130 Euro one way
-- Mercedes Sprinter minibus for up to 8 passengers at a cost of 130 Euro one way
-- Mercedes Sprinter minibus for up to 16 passengers at a cost of 160 Euro one way
Getting to the yacht in Alimos marina, from Athens city center
Metro and tram
Athens metroFrom your nearest subway station you will need to take Line 1 towards Piraeus. You get off one stop before Piraeus, at the station called ‘FALIRO’. Walk around 200 meters to the tram station, from where you take the tram and get off at the stop called ‘EDEM’ which is just outside the entrance to the marina. The ticket costs 1.50 Euro and the journey would take you around 40 minutes on the metro and 30 minutes on the tram. From the tram stop you will have to walk anything between 400 and 1000 meters depending on where our yacht is moored, as the marina is quite big. Please watch your belongings in the metro, as pickpockets may operate in crowded spaces!
TAXI: Athens taxiYou can get a taxi from your hotel to Alimos marina and at the hotel reception they will give you an indication of the fare (around 15-25 Euro) and also book your taxi. Ask the driver to take you to 'Alimos Marina' (also called 'Marina Alimou' or ‘Marina Kalamakiou’). The journey will take 20-35 minutes depending on the traffic.
Limousine service: Mercedes 7-seater stretch limoYour driver will be waiting for you at the Arrivals hall of the airport and take you directly to the yacht. At the end of your cruise he will meet you at our yacht and take you back to the airport.
The journey will take 20-35 minutes depending on the traffic and the following vehicles are available for this service:
-- Mercedes S class for up to 4 passengers at a cost of 90 Euro one way
-- Mercedes stretch limo for up to 6 passengers at a cost of 100 Euro one way
Minibus: Mercedes_minibus Your driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you directly to the yacht. The journey will take 20-35 minutes depending on the traffic and the following vehicles are available for this service:
-- Mercedes Viano minibus for up to 6 passengers at a cost of 100 Euro one way
-- Mercedes Sprinter minibus for up to 8 passengers at a cost of 90 Euro one way
-- Mercedes Sprinter minibus for up to 16 passengers at a cost of 110 Euro one way

Travelers reviews

Inga (Russia) 2018-08-31

Thank you for this wonderful week I spent on your boat! You’re amazing people, so nice, positive and hospitable that it’s hard to believe that such people exist. You can make every day of the trip unforgettable! Sailing, delicious food and good company – everything was perfect! Hope to see you again ! Kisses and hugs, Inga (Russia)

Colleen N. (USA) 2017-09-15

It was a wonderful experience! Thank you so very much for the beautiful ports, the thrill of heeling in the wind and the sumptuous, gourmet meals. This will be a bright spot in my memories!

Anne and Gene (USA) 2014-10-05

This has been the trip of a lifetime. Gene has long wanted to sail around the Greek Islands, and I thought it seemed like fun as well as exciting. And it has surpassed my expectations! Coming from the dry desert land of Phoenix, Arizona, we were thrilled that the sea life is beautiful and there is so much history here. Although we’ve spent time on the ocean in Hawaii, California, Caribbean, Italy and Mexico, there is a unique flavor to this place that is equal parts romance, charm, and ancient history, and its beauty is unmatched as is the food. Anastasia is a talented cook, which is an understatement. Not only was the food delicious, but the fact she can get it all ready together at the same time, in such a small kitchen, is astonishing. She has also been a gracious and kind hostess, helping if we needed anything. Atilla did a great and even humorous job of captaining the boat. Though we felt rather dumb at times about sailing, he was very skilled and we always felt in good hands. Anastasia also distinguished herself leaping across the boat to help crew and bouncing back down to the kitchen, often to a swinging stove, as the boat moved over the waves. It was also fun to get to know Nikos, Kristina and Adonis and to learn more about Greece. They are all good English speakers, putting our lack of Greek language ability to shame. A trip of a lifetime! Thanks again,

Ian, Jen, Cormac, Fiona, Maeve and Claire (USA) 2014-06-08

The most wonderful week I’ve ever experienced, or I should say, we’ve ever experienced. The views, the boat, the cooking! Thank you! P.S. This has been the best vacation EVER! I hope we come again! – Fiona

940

Individual prices may be subjected to availability due to daily updates to the calendar. If a minimum number of guests is necessary for guaranteed departure and currently the number has not been reached, please, contact us to verify the up to date guest list with the supplier.

Included in the price
  • Accomodation in selected cabin
  • Captain & hostess / chef
  • Breakfast and Lunch with mineral water and non alcoholic drinks
  • Access to the bar with free beer, wine and ouzo
  • Bed linen and pillow
  • All mooring fees in marinas
  • Fuel and running water
  • CD/DVD player & Radio, with a big selection of music and movies
  • COMPUTER and equipment to access the INTERNET
  • Yacht insurance
  • All equipment of the yacht including the dinghy and its outboard engine
Not included

no additional fees

Extra services
  • Dinners, transfers and flights.
per Person
5650

You can book place or places in yacht cabins or book a whole yacht. Booking whole yacht is only available for cruises with no travelers already on board.

Entire yacht price

Included:
- Accomodation in selected cabin
- Captain & hostess / chef
- Breakfast and Lunch with mineral water and non alcoholic drinks
- Access to the bar with free beer, wine and ouzo
- Bed linen and pillow
- All mooring fees in marinas
- Fuel and running water
- CD/DVD player & Radio, with a big selection of music and movies
- COMPUTER and equipment to access the INTERNET
- VAT and Greek Taxes
- Yacht insurance
- All equipment of the yacht including the dinghy and its outboard engine

Not Included:
- Dinners (estimated 15/30 € dinner/pax)
- Extra hours of air-conditioning (6 Euro per hour)
- towels (we can not privide both bathroom & sea towels)
- travel insurance
- flights
- tips for the crew
- transfers from/to the yacht

per Boat