At Athens International Airport you will be met by taxi of Executive class (Mercedes E). For convenient logistics, we ask you to arrive before 2pm. We will take you directly to Alimos Marina, where the catamaran is based. All products will be bought in advance according to your food preferences. On this day we depart from Alimos Marina. Our first sail is about 3 hours to Poros island where we spend our evening and night.
About Poros. Poros is a little Aegean gem that sits in the heart of the Saronic Gulf. Lush vegetation, beautiful little beaches, picturesque villages, and a vintage aura make Poros an attractive island to visit. The first thing that will stand out to you as you approach Poros is its charming capital and the trademark of the island, the Poros Clock Tower. Built on a hillside, Poros Town is one of the most picturesque capitals of the Aegean Sea islands. Poros town is the center of the island’s activity, as the array of traditional taverns and Poros restaurants located along its seafront promenade come alive when the sun goes down, attracting vacationers from all over the world!
In the morning we will take a walk along the seafront promenade, and bath in the rays of the warm Greek sun. Then, we will enjoy our morning coffee and depart for Kythnos island with its scenic bay and ancient Chora. This sail is quite long, about 6 hours. We will stop at the port of Merichas and visit an incredible town of Dryopida, where time stands still. There are white houses, narrow flowery streets filled with warm sun, and friendly and smiling Greeks. We will certainly enjoy a swim on the beautiful Kolona Beach.
Kythnos is a beautiful mountainous island that sits on the west part of the Cyclades island group. Wild natural landscape, full of flowers gardens, the aromas of oregano and thyme, windmills, an elegant architecture and a selection of stunning beaches, makes Kythnos a living fairy-tale. Hora, also known as Messaria, is the capital of the island built on a hilly ridge. It is a classic Cycladic village of whitewashed houses with blue windows, stone windmills and flowery courtyards and narrow streets that has been relatively unchanged since the 17th Century. Around every corner you will see paintings by local residents depicting many aspects of island life. Dryopida is located right in the center of the island. It is a quiet picturesque town of red-tiled roofs, probably, remnants of the village’s tradition in ceramics, with winding narrow alleys. The main attraction of Dryopida is the Katafyki cave, the largest of the Cyclades and one of the largest caves in Greece. It features beautiful stalactites and stalagmites although much has been destroyed in the past. In Piazza, you will find taverns and coffee shops. On your ascend to the neighborhoods of Galatas and Pera Rouga you will admire beautiful churches.
Kolona beach is the island’s most famous and one of the most beautiful beaches in the Aegean. A narrow strip of golden sand, surrounded by the sea, creates two independent beaches and connects the island of Kythnos with the island of Agios Loukas. The whole area is virgin since it is hard to reach it by a motor vehicle. Thanks to its unique geographic location, it is protected on both sides from the wind that makes it perfect for yachts. The Kolona’s beach crystal clear waters and a blue color, combined with its golden sand, creates a fantastic landscape. It is the fact that anywhere you stand, natural beauty is such as to allow a collection of unique photos.
We will sail to one of the most beautiful Islands of the Milos archipelago, where the legendary statue of Venus de Milos was found. At sunset will take pictures of beautiful colored houses, and at dawn we will photograph the snow-white beach of Sarakiniko. The sail is about 5 hours.
About Milos. The island, where the Venus de Milos was discovered (and now in the Louvre Museum in Paris), is one of the most impressive islands in the Cyclades. Milos is a volcanic island with an exciting variety of gorgeous landscapes and a wide range of activities. Milos’ capital Plaka is a pretty town with lovely whitewashed houses and suburb views. It is believed that Plaka is built over the Acropolis of ancient Milos. Steps lead to the ruined Venetian Castle (Kastro) whith some ruined houses that formed the outer walls of the fortress. On the top there is Panagia Schiniotissa church with breathtaking views over the town. In Plaka, there are two museums, the Archaeological and the Folklore Museum. Only on Milos you encounter small colorful houses by the sea, so-called “sýrmata”, which the fishermen used as shelter for their boats in winter. Other sites worth visiting are the Catacombs of Tripiti from 3rd century A.D., the earliest known Christian site in Greece and the mystical Sulfur Mines. Milos cuisine is a paradise for gourmets. The local recipes a bit differ from the traditional Greek dishes and supplemented with the locally grown products.
Milos is famous for its coastline. With more than 75 small and big beaches of crystal, deep blue waters, multi-colored carved rocks and golden coasts. Sarakiniko beach is Greece’s lunar landscape that is most photographed on Milos. The entire surface formed by the volcanic rocks doesn’t show any signs of vegetation and is colored entirely in a bright white, which makes an interesting contrast with the deep blue and turquoise of the surrounding waters. This amazing scenery gives one the impression of standing on the surface of the moon.
The months of April and May are ideal to see the island blooming, to smell its keen perfumes, and to ride around in the exceptional road network to see a unique wild landscape.
Santorini – the highlight and main destination of our trip. Due to the catamaran size we cannot go to the island’s marina. We will spend the night standing on a buoy right under the most beautiful town of Oia island, where we will walk and enjoy the most world-famous sunset of Santorini, overlooking the old town and the mills. The sale takes about 5-6 hours.
Santorini is one of the world’s most famous and beloved holiday destinations that is at the top of a lot of bucket lists. It is well-known for endless blue skies, crystal clear waters, cute white-washed architecture, flowers, and most beautiful sunsets. Oia, also known as Pano Meria, is considered the most picturesque village of Santorini. It is on the northwest coast of Santorini and is built on the caldera slope. Oia holds the position of the most visited spot for sunset viewing, as it provides an excellent view of, probably, the most famous sunset in the world. It is an exceptionally photogenic pedestrian town that is a maze of little shops, restaurants, cafes, houses, and those iconic white churches topped by blue domes.
We will arrive in Folegandros, one of the most beautiful and non-touristic islands of the Cyclades. It is also known as the most Italian of the Islands. You will be delighted with the simple beauty and grace of its magnificent Chora. The sale is 4 hours.
Folegandros is an island of incredible nature. Untouched by international tourists, Folegandros still manages to keep its unspoiled charm. There are three main villages on the island: Karavostasi, Hora (Folegandros town) and Ano Meria. Hora is one of the oldest traditional medieval towns in the Cyclades; the buildings stand close to one another creating the external wall of the Kastro castle. It has a unique center of three squares in a row, with trees under which you can enjoy a drink or a bite to eat in a quiet, romantic atmosphere. Its view is considered second to the one of Santorini. The Kastro is a medieval fortress at the top of the town which dates from the 13th Century. Called “an untouched piece of true Greece,” Folegandros island looks like a Cycladic postcard from every corner!
We will anchor at the wonderful Serifos. We will enjoy leisurely Greek evenings in the port towns, gourmet restaurants , and the magnificent old town. The sale is 4 hours.
Serifos is another island that stays away from the crowds of international tourists and manages to keep its wild beauty. In Greek mythology, Serifos is the island where Perseus grew up, bringing back Medusa’s head to save his mother from the unwanted romantic attentions of Polydectes, and where the Cyclopes were said to live. The Chora, main town of Serifos, is one of the most elegant Cycladic towns and is comprised of a lower and upper part. Built amphitheatrically on a rocky hill it boasts beautiful whitewashed sugar cube houses and churches, an incredibly panoramic view from the stone paths and cute narrow alleys. It is worth taking a 10-minute walk up to the Venetian castle, built in the 15th century, to enjoy a drink in the view of the blue sea. Serifos’ cuisine bursts with aromas and flavours! Among their specialties are marathopites and marathotiganites (fennel pies baked or fried), revythada (traditionally cooked chickpeas) with a local variety of raisins, sun-dried octopus, local cheeses, and the island’s superb thyme honey. Serifos island is famous for pristine and idyllic beaches that have been untouched by mass development. One of the hidden gems of the island is the monastery of Taxiarches (The Holy Monastery of the Archangels). It is located on the northern side of Serifos island, close to Galani village, and it is very interesting from an architectural point of view. Built in 1572 this men’s monastery is dedicated to the patron saints of Serifos, the Archangels Michael, and Gabriel. It has got the look of a fortress with a tall strong wall that is built around to protect it from plunders and pirates. The Monastery of Agioi Taxiarches is paved with marble. There is a relief work in the shape of a double-headed eagle at the entrance, symbol of the Byzantine Empire. It also hosts a number of religious heirlooms including many manuscripts, the Sacred Codes of 1754 and valuable rare books. A library has been founded in the Monastery in 1909. Today the Monastery is open to the public.
We return to Alimos Marina in Athens, the sail takes about 6 hours. Then transfer to the airport by taxi of Executive class, although you might want to stay a couple of days in Athens and explore this full of history city.
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