(Saronic Islands Yacht Charter)
Explore Athens with your private guide before you embark on a four night private yacht in Greece. With your family or a group of your nearest friends, there's no way to explore the Saronic Coast of Greece more lavish and rewarding than a private yacht charter. Your dedicated captain and crew will navigate the Aegean from Athens through the Saronic Gulf, making calls-to-port at Spetses, Hydra, Poros and Aegina, offering opportunities to explore these unique Greek islands. Overnight in the ports, and set sail during the day. Enjoy the scenery offered by this intruiging yachting region. Itinerary is performed weather permitted. Contact us for customized departures.
An airport transfer with a private vehicle and driver is provided.
Enjoy a private full day tour day of Athens with an expert guide. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. The guide will take you to see the city centre, Constitution Square, Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, and the National Library. On your way to the Acropolis you will see the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and Hadrian's Arch. At the Acropolis you will visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and finally, the monument that 'puts order in the mind', the Parthenon. In the afternoon drive along the coastal road, past the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmenis, Varkiza, and Cape Sounion, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon stand. On the way, you will have a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands offshore. After visiting the Temple of Poseidon, you will have time to explore the rocky promontory of Sounion. Entrance fees to the Acropolis and the Temple of Poseidon are included.
Enjoy a private port transfer in Athens with private vehicle and driver.
Welcome aboard! Meet your yacht's crew and take some time to get settled into your cabin as you'll be setting sail shortly.
Spetses is an island of Greece, first occupied around 8000 BC. It is sometimes included as one of the Saronic Islands. In the first half ot the 1800's, the island played a large role in the Greek War of Independence from the Turks. The town of Spetses is the only large settlement on the island. In the 1960s and 1970s, the island attracted a number wealthy Greek vacationers from Athens and elsewhere, owning villas or living on large yachts in the port. Since package tours were actively discouraged by the island as of the early 1990s, the island's holiday clientele remains more upmarket and largely Greek.
Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. It is separated from the Peloponnese by narrow strip of water. In ancient times, the island was known as Hydrea, which was a reference to the springs on the island.There is one main town, known simply as "Hydra port" which consists of a crescent-shaped harbor, around which is centered a strand of restaurants, shops, markets, and galleries that cater to tourists and locals (Hydriots). Steep stone streets lead up and outwards from the harbor area. Most of the local residences, as well as the hostelries on the island are located on these streets.
Poros is a small Greek island-pair in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf, at a distance about 31 nautical miles south from Piraeus and separated from the Peloponnese by a 200-metre wide sea channel, with the town of Galatas on the mainland across the strait. Poros consists of two islands: Sphairia, the southern part, which is of volcanic origin, where today's city is located, and Kalaureia, the northern and largest part. A bridge connects the two islands over a narrow isthmus. The town of Poros, with its neoclassical edifices, is built amphitheatrically on the slopes of a hill. Its most famous landmark is a clock tower, built in 1927.
Aegina is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf, 17 miles (27 km) from Athens. Tradition derives the name from Aegina, the mother of Aeacus, who was born in and ruled the island. During ancient times, Aegina was a rival to Athens, the great sea power of the era. An extinct volcano constitutes two thirds of Aegina. The northern and western side consist of stony but fertile plains, which are well cultivated and produce luxuriant crops of grain, with some cotton, vines, almonds, olives and figs. The southern volcanic part of the island is rugged and mountainous, and largely barren. The beaches are also a popular tourist attraction.
After breakfast this morning, you'll disembark from your yacht with your private voyage having now come to its conclusion.
The Royal Olympic Palace (5*) in Athens features an impressive architecture and design, and is situated right in front of the Temple of Zeus, just a few steps from the Acropolis, the Plaka (Old Town) and the shopping district. The wonderful mirrored facade beautifully reflects the ancient ruins, while the elegant entrance, with its statues and paintings, offers guests a warm and hearty welcome. The hotel features functional banqueting rooms, as well as two bars and two restaurants, an outdoor swimming pool, fitness room, sauna and hairdresser. The Royal Olympic Hotel also provides complimentary Wi-Fi Internet connection throughout the property, a jewelery and souvenir shop.
The M/Y Alexandros II is a Greek luxury yacht with a sporty and vibrant appearance, and a cruising speed of 28 knots. The vessel is available for exclusive charters, and can accommodate up to 8 guests total in one master cabin, one V.I.P cabin and two twin cabins. Cruise the Mediterranean in a vessel more easily maneuvered to explore the beautiful coastlines than large cruiseliners.
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