Greek Tours

Tour Name: North Cyclades Sailing Tour
Duration:  7 days / 7 nights
Highlights:
  • Kea island – Ioulida
  • Tinos island – Panagia Tinou
  • Mykonos island
  • Delos island UNESCO 1990
  • Syros island – Ermoupolis
  • Kythnos island – Loutra thermal springs
  • Kea island – Karthaia temple
  • Sounion Poseidon temple
Dates: from May till October every Saturday upon request
Prices (per person) in €:

Period

Private

 2 persons

Private

4 persons

Private

6 persons

Private

8 persons

1/5-25/5 & 5/10-31/10

4.000€

2.100€

1.450€

1.150€

25/5-13/7 & 24/8-5/10

4.550€

2.400€

1.650€

1.300€

13/7-24/8

5.100€

2.650€

1.800€

1.400€

Additional services (prices in €):
Pre or post stay in Athens

Single

Double

Hotel 4 stars on B&B basis, from

90,00€

100,00€

Hotel 5 stars on B&B basis, from

140,00€

170,00€

 

Introduction:
The Cyclades are the most famous islands of the Aegean Archipelago. They have been inhabited since antiquity and they offer to the visitor not only a wide range of cultural, archaeological, architectural and gastronomical experiences but also a unique coastal structure with multiple bays, many of them with spectacular beaches. Sailing wise they are the skippers’ paradise offering many different ports and protected coves from every wind direction. One can travel within a few hours from a cosmopolitan port to a secluded bay. A sailing trip to the Cyclades is the very unique way to experience them.
Tour included features:
  • Full use of a luxury sailing boatü  Accommodation in double cabin with en-suite WC
  • Fuels and port fees
  • Captain (skipper) and hostess throughout the program
  • Round-trip transfers from Athens airport to Lavrio port
  • Breakfast and light lunch on board on a daily basis
  • Limited drinks during the luncheons
  • 1 evening BBQ by the beach, drinks inclusive
  • Introduction of the sailing technique basics
  • Snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel, flippers)
  • Liability Insurance
  • VAT
Tour excluded features:
Tips, personal expenses, entrance fees – transportation and guides to the islands of visit
Detailed itinerary:
Day 1 (Saturday): Lavrion to Kea Island (15,5 n.m.)
16:00 boarding to the yacht at the port of Lavrion.  After a security briefing the yacht sets sail for the bay of Vourkari on Kea island. While on the island we will take the public bus to visit the traditional Chora (Ioulida) on the mountain. Ioulida is a typical fortified settlement with narrow streets for protection against pirate attacks. Our tour will be very pleasant, as no cars are allowed in the village; our walk ends after 20 mins to the statue of the Ancient Lion, just at the outskirts of the village. Return to the boat. Overnight on board.

Day 2 (Sunday): Kea to Tinos (42,5 n.m.)
At 10 am we set sail for Tinos, the island of artists and sculptors and of course the Church of Virgin Mary. On the way we will stop for swimming at the deserted island of Yiaros which used to be a land of exile and have a look at the remains of the prison complex that was used until the mid ’70s. On Tinos, you may visit the church and perhaps the village of Pirgos, full of marble constructions and sculptures. Overnight on board.

Day 3 (Monday): Tinos to Mykonos (11 n.m.)
At 12 am we head for the island of Mykonos. Mooring at Tourlos marina, you may spend the day to visit the Town and the night to enjoy all that Mykonos nightlife has to offer. Although Mykonos is famous as a party island, it is something more. Strict rules have preserved the Cycladic architectural character and the ancient past of the island is presented at the local archaeological museum. Return to the boat. Overnight on board.

Day 4 (Tuesday): Mykonos to Dhelos and Rhinia (11 n.m.)
Today we set sail for the adjacent island of Dhelos, one of the most important archeological sites of Greece. Time at leisure to visit the site. At 15.00pm we continue to the island of Rinia where we will spend the rest of the day swimming and snorkeling in turquoise waters. Later evening we will have a BBQ under the stars. Overnight on board.

Day 5 (Wednesday) Rhinia to Syros (15 n.m.)
13.00pm we will open our sails and travel to Ermoupolis, the capital of the Cyclades, on the island of Syros. Time at leisure to discover the city which offers many interesting sites to visit, such as the impressive Town Hall, the Upper City (Ano Syra) with it’s musical tradition, the loukoumia (confectionary) factories and to taste the local gastronomy. Overnight on board.

Day 6 (Thursday) Syros to Loutra, Kythnos (31 n.m.)
12,00am we leave Ermoupolis to the North coast of Syros and the protected bay and archaeological site of Grammata, which the name comes from the engravings on the rocks surrounding the bay that were made by sailors waiting for the wind to settle down. After a swim we continue to the fishermen’s port of Loutra. There we can have a hot bath in the natural “jacuzzi” that is formed by the spring hot waters pouring at the local beach. Optional dinner with local products on a taverna on the beach. Overnight on board.

Day 7 (Friday) Kythos to Karthaia and Sounio (27 n.m.)
11,00am we set sail from Loutra and head to the SE coast of Kea. Stop for swimming and for a tour at the bay of Polles where ancient and modern religion meet. An orthodox temple and two ancient temples are present on the same beach. We continue sailing to Cape Sounion where we spend the night under the temple of Poseidon. Overnight on board.

Day 8 (Saturday) Sounio to Lavrion (6,5 n.m.)
An early morning swim, or an optional visit to the temple of Poseidon uphill to enjoy the view. We pick up our anchor and head to Lavrion where our trip is completed at 10:30am.