Greek Island Sailing experience 'The best way to see the Greek islands'

What's included
Sailing yacht charter for seven days
Professional Skipper on board
Dinghy with engine
Yacht insurance
Cleaning fees
Breakfast every day
 
 Departure Dates
  Alternative dates also available on request.
From
€ 110 per person per day
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Trip Itinerary
Possible sailing boat itineraries are numerous and vary quite a bit. The following is an indication of an easy paced and calm seas itinerary which visits beautiful islands, diverse and interesting. Our expert chartering team (headed by a skipper) will tailor make your personal itinerary to your exact needs.

Day 1 Saturday
Welcome aboard
Sailing – Aegina/Perdika
Your Greek island sailing experience starts today. The yacht will be provisioned and ready to go. We will take care for all the paperwork and you will avoid the hassle of yacht checkout.
Your skipper will be waiting for you to give you a briefing on the trip itinerary.
In the early afternoon you will set sail for the picturesque village of Perdika (isle of Aegina). This lovely fishing village with its tiny port is where you will anchor for the night.
Alternative is to ovenight at the closeby island of Moni. An uninhabitted island with a beautiful small cove. Moni Island is a nature reserve and a protected area. Peacocks and deer can be seen roaming the island free and even coming down to the beach.
Day 2 Sunday
Hydra
You will depart from Perdika in the morning and set sail for one of the most iconic islands in Greece, the island of Hydra.
Hydra stands alone among Greek islands as the one free of wheeled vehicles. No cars. No scooters.
Just tiny marble-cobbled lanes, donkeys, rocks and sea. Artists, musicians, actors and celebrities have all been drawn to Hydra over the years.
The port of Hydra where you will anchor is considered one of the prettiest in Greece. An air of exclusivity combined with the natural rugged landscape make for an amazing setting.

Breakfast included
Another hidden gem of the trip is the very close by island of Dokos. Setting off from Hydra, a swimming stop at Dokos bay is an experience that will be treasured.
Day 3 Monday
Leonidio
Enjoy your breakfast in Hydra and then set your sails for Leonidio. Set on the beautiful east coast of the Peloponnese. You will dock at the port of Plaka, with its few taverns and its long pebble beach is unique and one of the hidden gems of the area.
It is as if time has stopped on this amazing location. Situated under huge red cliffs the scenery dominates the area. It is spectacular. Take the opportunity to visit Leonidio (about 5 minutes by car from the Plaka port), situated under two huge cliffs and at the end of the Badron gorge this small village is one of the most scenic of the Peloponnese.

Breakfast included
Day 4 Tuesday
Nafplio
Today you will sail to Nafplio. Another highlight of this sailing trip. Nafplio was the first capital of Greece and has been a major port in Greece since the Bronze Age. As you enter the port you will be pass one of the three impressive fortresses of the city; the island fortress of Bourtzi. Imposing above the city is the massive fortress of Palamidi and a smaller one of Acronafplia.
Don’t miss the opportunity to walk through this beautiful town rich in history and impressive architecture; still retaining the local character of the city.
Close by to Nafplio are the very important ancient sights of Epidaurus and Mycenae which a definitely worth a visit.

Breakfast Included
Nafplio is a vibrant city with much to see and do. A walk through the city and the market is a "must".
Day 5 Wednesday
Spetses
Another change of scenery and mood today. Sail from Nafplio to the small island of Spetses, another favorite of the “jetset” crowd.
The bustling town and the stunning architecture of the old manor houses gives the island an air of the traditional and the exclusive. Take a walk through the narrow streets and enjoy a coffee on the waterfront.
Spetses also offers a good night life scene which you can explore tonight!

Breakfast included
Day 6 Thursday
Poros
Sailing from Nafplio to Poros today.
The narrow straights of Poros (separating the Peloponnese peninsula from the island of Poros) are tricky to navigate and of amazing beauty. Poros itself is pine covered and has an interesting port with cafees and restaurants on the waterfront. Take advantage of the afternoon here and explore this unique location.

Breakfast included
Alternative than docking at the port of Poros is to be “at anchor” at the Russian bay. One of the nicest beaches of the island.
Its a nice walk up to the Poros clocktower (can be very hot in the summer) and offers incredible views of the straights
Day 7 Friday
Aegina / town
This morning after breakfast you will set sail towards the island of Aegina on your return journey back to Athens.
The waterfront of the town of Aegina has a unique characteristic in the way the locals have retained the architecture as it was.
Although the island does not have the “cosmopolitan” or the “jetset” of the other islands visited, yet it has a unique vibe and liveliness which make it attractive. The very rich history of the island make is evident not only within town but also in the two temples located on the island.
If you are feeling energetic you may visit the impressive temple of Athina Aphaia (about 30 minutes drive from town). Later in town, take a stroll along the narrow streets and see the covered local fish market, taste the local fresh pistachios or perhaps taste a “meze” of grilled octopus and squid accompanied by Greece’s national drink – the aniseed flavoured Ouzo.
Explore the "backstreets" of Aegina town, see the colourful shops selling arts and crafts, cafes and restaurants and the pictoresque church dedicated to St Nicolas, the protector of sailors.

Breakfast included
The reef island of Metopi with its crystal blue waters is a swimming stop you should not miss!
Day 8 Saturday
Athens Disembarkation
An early start today for the last “leg” of your sailing trip from Aegina back to the marina on the Attica coast. Return at about 10:00 to the marina in time to pack and disembark.
Your skipper will take care of the paperwork and the hassle.

Breakfast included
Let SIVA organize your transfer needs to and from the marina
A nice option is to extend you stay in Athens or on one of the islands after your sailing trip.
Tour Map and information


Tour Experiences
Sail the Greek Islands
Explore the unique beauties of the locations visited
Immerse yourself in the local culture
Swim at secluded and beaches
Overnights at small ports or even at anchor in hidden coves
Each itinerary offers a huge number of alternatives within it. According to what you feel like; your expert skipper with provide itinerary, swimming and dining options.



Tour Information
Dining
Breakfast is included everyday
A true highlight of a sailing trip, when including a skipper, is to buy your daliy food from the local markets and dine on board. Our very experienced skippers will show you and, where possible, join you when visiting the markets. He will help you chose and buy fresh produce at the various island markets. This is an unforgettable experience, one that actually defines the trip and sets it appart.
Accommodation
Charter sailing yachts cabin accommodation mostly have double beds (and these are relatively small compared to hotel accommodation)
Yacht accommodation varies quite a bit depending on the model of the yacht, the size and the type. At SIVA we make sure we suit the correct yacht to the request, clearly explaining what is included and the cabin allocation.
Transfers
Siva Travel can optionally organize all of your transfer needs to and from the Marina

Hidden Costs
Yacht chartering can be intimidating as there are multiple costs that “pop up”, yachts that seem cheap end up at a very different cost.
Our commitment is not to surprise our guests with any hidden costs. The quotations are complete and clear.

Tour Notes
The yacht availability depends on the current availability at time of firm booking
Itineraries may change depending on weather conditions
Yacht charters are usually seven days long and starting on Saturdays
Why the Skipper
Our skippers offer not only excellent seamanship but also a wealth of local knowledge that set these sailing trips apart. Carefully selected, English speaking and fully qualified; they will show you were the best places are to swim, dock, shop and explore at all the locations visited. Even seasoned sailors who have travelled with us have enjoyed the presence of the skipper on board for the local knowledge.
Having a skipper on board allows for quick changes of itinerary to suit your particular interests.
The Itinerary
The yacht itineraries are set according to what you want to do and the general area you want to visit. Having the experience to advise professionally and taking into consideration your requests we will tailor the itinerary to your needs. We always try to avoid areas that potentially have bad weather and cause disruptions to the schedule.
The Hassle!
How to remove hassle from a sailing trip?
Whoever has chartered a yacht knows well that the first day is often lost in paper work and provisioning the vessel for the weeklong trip. We understand that your holiday should be fun and things should be done beforehand as much as possible to avoid delays. For example for the initial provisioning, we only need a list of items to buy – and these will be onboard when you check in!
We don’t see chartering as just finding a yacht. It is a holiday and treated as such. A complete set of services that will take care of your requests and needs. We understand and appreciate that each group has different requirements and interests.
Any pre/post trip requests will be taken care of and we always work hand in hand with you to plan all details to perfection.








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