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Aegean Outdoors’ Sail and Hike Tour is a lifetime experience! Sail to some of the most pristine Greek islands and explore them by sea and land! Your adventure will be like a modern Odysseus or Jason, hoping from one island to the other, while hiking through some amazing sceneries.
The Greek islands are ideal for sailing holidays! If you are a sea lover and wish to enjoy the magic of the less touristy and most beautiful Greek islands, join us on this exciting sailing adventure. Starting from Athens, this modern Odyssey combines the art of sailing along with beautiful hikes and authentic experiences, visits to historic sites, activities away from the crowds and of course swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Aegean sea!
We curated this experience for people who enjoy trekking. You should be in good physical condition. The walking trails are a mixture of dirt tracks and well-constructed stone mule paths. Along the coast, we walk on the sand for some stretches — a good walking pole may be useful. Relatively easy hikes, 3 to 5 hours per day. This a good start for a first trekking holiday.
If you don’t want to hike, you can just hang out on the boat or enjoy the warm Aegean waters.
No sailing experience necessary. Those who are already familiar boating are more than welcome to assist our certified skipper throughout the journey. This trip is also a great opportunity for people with no experience to learn the fundamental principles of the art of sailing.
Upon arrival settle to your hotel in Athens. In the evening, meet with your guide for a short walking tour. Then, enjoy a welcome dinner in a traditional Greek tavern, in the old part of Athens, which overlooks the Acropolis. Overnight in Athens.
After our mighty breakfast, we will experience a half-day sightseeing tour of Athens!
Visit Acropolis, the greatest monument in the Western world, the Parthenon and Panathinaikon Stadium, the stadium where the first modern Olympic games were held in 1896. Lunch at the Acropolis Museum restaurant and off we go to the island of Serifos via a high- speed ferry from the port of Piraeus. After disembarkation on Serifos, we begin an incredible hike from the port, through the amazing town of Chora, ending in the evening at Psili Ammos beach, where our sailing boat will be waiting for us! After settling into your cabin, enjoy your first wonderful dinner on-board.
Ferry Piraeus to Serifos: 2-hours | Hike: 3.5-hours | Overnight on-board, Serifos | B, L, D
Early morning, we sail to Milos, a volcanic island in the southwestern corner of the Cycladic islands. It is mostly famous for the statue of Venus of Milo (Aphrodite), a beautiful piece of Greek ancient art, that was discovered on this island and is today housed in the Louvre Museum, Paris. Our catamaran will disembark us at the fishing village of Pollonia, where our hike starts for today. On the walk, we will see the infamous Sarakiniko, with its lunar landscape and the “Papafraga”, the famous archaeological site of Filakopi, one of the most important cities of the ancient Greek era. We end at a stunning beach in Mandrakia with white sand and turquoise crystal clear waters. After a swim, the catamaran will take us to the bay of Adamas, the largest natural harbor in Greece. It is one of the safest anchorage places in the entire Mediterranean. Tonight, we will visit the beautiful town of Adamas and dine at a local tavern.
Sail 4.5-hours | Hike: 4-hours | Overnight on-board, Adamas Bay | B, L, D
Today’s sailing around the whole island takes us to picturesque beaches, inviting sea caves, rare and extraordinary geological formations and amazing hidden spots that are only accessible by boat. We will see the spectacular rock formations of Glaronissia, Arkoudes, Sikia, and Kleftiko. Swim and snorkel in turquoise waters and enjoy the Greek sea and sun!
In the evening we will sail to either Kimolos or Polyaigos to set anchor for our next day’s departure. Lunch on board. Dinner is either on-board or in Kimolos/ Overnight on board, Kimolos or Polyaigos | B, L, D
Today we head towards Sifnos, one of the most “fulfilled” Greek islands. The island is known for its beaches, idyllic villages and a wide variety of beautiful hikes. We have selected the best of them. Our vessel will reach Platys Gialos, our hike’s starting point. Today’s walk takes us away from modern civilization! What better ending than a fantastic Greek dance lesson experience!
Overnight on-board / Sail: 2-hours | Hike 4.5-hours | B, L, D
Our hike takes us today from Kastro, the ancient capital of Sifnos and one of the best preserved ancient capitals of the Cyclades, to the modern capital of Sifnos, Apollonia. It is considered to be the cosmopolitan spot of Sifnos, full of shops, cafes, and tavernas. We’ll walk along the narrow streets of the town, admire the architecture and some impressive churches. Eventually, we will make our way to a hidden valley, Skafi, an area with ancient monasteries, caves, and spectacular views from the church of Panagia tou Niliou, called the “Aegean Balcony.” This setting is where we will have a picnic lunch. Continue to Mavro Chorio (“Black Village”), known for its impressive huts, terraces and magnificent gates. Our path leads us to the spring of Kalamitsi, between two huge crags, the “Froudia baronas” crags. On top of the larger crag, there is an ancient citadel. We continue our hike, descending to the Bay of Vathy, the most beautiful beach village on the island, where our catamaran awaits for us. Time for a refreshing dip in the sea and a marvelous cooking class on-board!
Hike: 6-hours / Overnight on board | B, L, D
Today, we sail to Kythnos where we will relax and enjoy a “beach day” in Kolones, one of the most photographed beaches in Greece. In the evening, we head to the Port of Merichas, our anchorage for the night. Lunch on-board, and dinner in Merichas.
Sail: 5.5-hours | Overnight on board | B, L, D
After a lovely breakfast on board, we depart by private motor coach or taxis to the Chora of Kythnos, where our hike begins. This exceptional hike is considered to be one of the best in the Cycladic islands. After a short exploration of Chora and Panagia tou Nikous, we will walk through paths with fantastic views to the neighboring islands, crossing large flat stones toward Aghios Georgios to visit the virgin sandy beach of Aghios Ioannis. This loop walk takes us back to Chora, where we will be transferred back to Merihas for an afternoon sail to Sounio. Here we will visit the Temple of Poseidon at sunset. Picnic lunch and Farewell dinner under Poseidon’s temple onboard or at the Grecotel Cape Sounio Hotel.
Sail: 3.2-hours | Hike: 3.5-hours | Overnight on board | B, L, D
Breakfast on board while we sail along the Athenian Riviera to reach the Alimos Marina. End of services.
Sail: 3-hours | B
Price is based on a minimum attendance of 6 people (for less or more participants, please to contact us. End of July-August prices may vary).