To avoid the flood of tourists as well as the Meltemi wind, which is particularly strong in the Cyclades during the summer months, GlobeSailor has put together a 7-day itinerary for the Saronic Gulf, enabling you to discover some of the Mediterranean's most beautiful gems. We've kept cruising and navigation periods short and confined to the morning to let you make the most of the destinations, the local culture and of course... to give you time to relax. This cruise is sure to keep everyone happy!
Day 1: Athens - Poros (about 30 nautical miles)
The crew will meet you at 13:30 at the Alimos Kalamaki marina. Your boat is located on pontoon 9, place 915-918. You will be welcomed with a welcome drink before attending a briefing with your skipper. Around 15:00, you will cast off for a first swim break in Aegina, an ancient maritime and trading city of Ancient Greece. A lunch prepared with local produce will be served during the crossing. You will anchor in Poros at the end of the day. This island will seduce you with its old-fashioned charm and pastel-coloured houses and traditional taverns. You will have dinner in a local restaurant at your wish.
Day 2: Poros - Spetses (about 27 nautical miles)
You will leave Poros and head for the Tselevinia Islands for a relaxing stop. Take this opportunity to jump into the water and do a few lengths before lunch. Then you will head out to Spetsès, an island with a sweet jasmine scent, much appreciated by Greek locals. While strolling along the waterfront you will discover the impressive Poseidonion Hotel, built in 1914 with the aim of developing tourism in the area. You will then arrive at the lively district of Dapia. In addition to shops and cafés, there's no shortage of local restaurants. Dinner in a local restaurant at your wish.
Day 3 : Spetses - Hermione (about 16 nautical miles)
You reach the beach of Zogeria, located in a small cove only a few cables north of Spetses. You will quickly be seduced by its white sand lined with countless pines, its azure water, and its chapel. After lunch, the skipper will hoist the sails to the south of the Peloponnese. You will stop at Hermione, a fishing village, mentioned by Homer in his work, the "Catalogue of Ships". Once ashore, you will have free time to explore every alley in the old city. Dinner on the house.
Day 4: Hermione - Dokos (about 5 nautical miles)
After having breakfast, you will departure for Dokos. This wild and uninhabited island is totally protected from tourism. A favorite place for sailors, its idyllic anchorages, such as the Bay of Skintos, will make your stopover an enchanting experience. You will be seated around the table to taste the delicious local dishes prepared by your hostess. Avail of the snorkelling gear to watch the extraordinary show underwater. Dinner on board.
Day 5: Dokos - Hydra (about 7 nautical miles)
The crew hoists up the anchor and heads to one of Greece's most beautiful islands, Hydra. You will appreciate the peaceful atmosphere that prevails on this island where motor vehicles were banned years ago. As your day is free, you can explore the island at your own pace and discover the Assumption Monastery, the Museum of Archives and many others. Climbing to the top of the hill overlooking the city, you will have a breathtaking view of the port. At the end of the day, the colors are even more spectacular. Lunch and dinner are free.
Day 6: Hydra - Methana (about 22 nautical miles)
Your cruise continues a little further north, on the Methana peninsula. During the crossing, the skipper will drop anchor to allow you to dive and swim before lunch. You will reach the volcanic peninsula of Methana in the early afternoon. We offer you an optional visit to the thermal springs of Methana and an ascent to its volcano. Its path traces out an old lava flow that dates back several millennia. Dinner as your wish on land.
Day 7: Methana - Athens (about 25 nautical miles)
Why not start your day with a morning swim? You will spend the morning around Methana and enjoy this magnificent setting to immortalise your trip. After lunch, it will be time to set sail again for Athens. You will dock at the marina around 18:00. To end your trip in style, we recommend a short getaway to the ancient city to visit Acropolis and its archaeological treasures. Dinner as your wish on land.
Day 8 : Athens
Your disembarkation is scheduled after breakfast, around 09:00.
Athens > Poros > Spetses > Hermione > Dokos > Hydra > Methana > Athens
The itinerary may be changed without prior notice due to technical or weather conditions