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Tour Description

Are you visiting Athens and you’re looking for a refreshing getaway from the city? Join us on board and enjoy a daily sailing adventure in the Saronic gulf! Discover Aegina, the closest to Athens island and modern Greece’s first capital in 1827; learn more about the culture and history of the island, enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea and relax in a beautiful, serene landscape…

Whether you are a family, couples or group of friends, you cannot miss this ideal daily sailing trip!

Tour Highlights

  • Sail to the deep blue waters of the Saronic gulf
  • Taste the world renowned pistachios in Aegina island
  • Visit the temple of Aphaea, built in 500 BC and the monastery of Saint Nektarios, one of the largest in the Balkans
  • Hike the abandoned ghost town of Paleochora and explore its numerous Byzantine churches
  • Taste fresh seafood and other local delicacies
  • Swim and enjoy snorkeling in the crystal – clear waters of Moni and Agkistri islands

Additional information

Tour paceModerate
Suitable forAll travelers
Comfort levelStandard
AvailableApril-October
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Day 1: Athens – Spetses island - Athens

Welcome aboard!

We will meet at the designated meeting point at about 8:00am (usually Alimos marina), for a boat tour with all the necessary instructions you need to know and then we will set sails to Aegina Island, famous for its pistachios.

On our way there, we’ll make a stop at the tiny uninhabited island of Moni. Once there, you will enjoy swimming & snorkeling in the turquoise crystal clear waters or go hiking through its pristine pine forest and come across beautiful deer and peacocks! You can also enjoy a coffee or ouzo (Greek aperitif) at the only tavern in the island, while our crew will prepare a delicious meal for you!

Early in the afternoon, we will reach the port of Aegina, where you will be free to visit Aegina town, walk through its alleys with the charming shops or alongside the picturesque port, admire the beautiful neoclassical buildings and enjoy a cup of iced coffee. If you are a history aficionado, we also recommend you to visit the Temple of Apollo at the archaeological site of Kolona, which lies at a walking distance from the port. Once there, do not miss the chance to visit the Archaeological Museum, the first one to have ever been built in Greece (in 1829).

Alternatively, we can take you on an exciting inland tour, so you can explore some of Aegina’s hidden gems! We will first visit the temple of Aphaea, located on a pine – clad hill at the northeast side of the island. It is the most important monument in the sanctuary of Aphaea, dating back to 500 BC. Our next stop is the impressive Monastery of Saint Nektarios, one of the biggest of the Balkans. If you put your ear to Saint Nektarios’s tomb, you can hear the sound of his feet tapping. Behind the monastery lies the island’s Mystras and also former capital, Paleachora. We will follow the hiking trails to explore this abandoned “ghost town” with its numerous byzantine churches and enjoy the panoramic views over the Saronic Gulf.

We will then return back to our boat and sail back to Athens, which we will reach around 21:00.

Tips: do not forget to buy some fresh fruits and vegetables from the floating groceries (traditional boats in the port selling fruits & vegetables), which you can enjoy on board and of course, fresh raw plain or roasted local pistachios!

What is included:
Daily charter of a sailing boat with skipper and tour leader
 Lunch on board, including wine/beer/refreshments
 Snorkeling equipment
 Port taxes and petrol; cleaning fee
 VAT 23% and all applicable taxes

What is not included :

Travel insurance
 Any meals not included in the tour details
 Entrance fees to the archaeological site of Kolona (3€/person)
Inland tour in Aegina, including car transfer and entrance fees to the Temple of Aphaea (20€/person)
Other expenses of personal nature and tips

Prices 2016:

Number of guests Price per person
For 6-7 guests

148 €

For 8-9 guests

135 €

For 10 guests

110 €

Charter of the whole sailing yacht for a day: total cost 980 euro

*Please read carefully our General Terms & Conditions

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