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Airport Transfer

The Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos is located approximately 32 km from our base in the Alimos Marina. You can reach the Alimos Marina in three different ways. Sailways minivan upon request – 15€ per person. Taxi, 35-40 € for 1-4 passengers (transfers between 00:00-05:00 cost approximately 55€). Bus X96 to bus stop EDEM – 6€ per ticket. You can find the bus timetable and real time arrival info here.

Accommodation

In case you need accommodation before or after your sailing trip, we can provide you with many options from our network, either close to the Alimos Marina or at the center of Athens.

Supplies & Provisions

You can save time and energy by letting us do the provisioning for your sailing trip. You just need to fill out our provisioning list and the best quality products will be delivered to you by the time of your arrival.

Explore Greece Islands in one Day

Daily Cruises

Take the chance to EXPLORE Saronic Islands. Choose an island between Poros, Ydra or Aegina and spend your day relaxing on this cruise, swimming in crystal clear waters, strolling around the island and tasting Greek traditional wine labels and traditional dishes. The team of Sailways can organize flotillas and special sailing concepts for business or recreational purposes, like bonding activities, theme cruises, bachelors, or any other custom concept you may think of. Need more informations? Feel free to contact with us, we are happy to help you!

All Day cruises include:

Skipper, Fuels, Taxes, Water toys.

Don’t forget to bring with you, your smile, sunglasses and flip flops.

Departure from Marina Alimos at 9:00 am

Live Magic Moments

Half Daily Cruises

Enjoy Athenian Riviera and Vouliagmeni Bay with a half cruise. You will have the time to relax by swimming in blue waters and delight the sunset away from the center. A unique opportunity to enjoy the sunset with your loved one, your friends or your family.

Half Day cruises includes:

Skipper, Fuels, Taxes, Sailing lessons (basics) by professional skipper, in the sunset into the blue waters.

For Special occasions

Wedding – Honeymoon Cruises – Surprises

We also offer exclusive charter arrangements for special occasions such as weddings, honeymoons and other surprises.

Athens - Athens

1 Week itinerary (Cyclades)

Day 1: Alimos Marine - Sounio

Saturday:

Leave from Marina Alimou in Athens and head to Sounio. (4 hours)

Cape Sounion is the promontory at the southernmost tip of the Attic peninsula. It is noted for its Temple of Poseidon, one of the major monuments of the Golden Age of Athens. The story recounts that as the various Greek commanders sailed back from Troy, the helmsman of the ship of king Menelaus of Sparta died while rounding “Holy Sounion, Cape of Athens”. Sounion was also fortified in the nineteenth year of the Peloponnesian War for the purpose of protecting the passage of the cornships to Athens, and was regarded from that time as one of the principal fortreses of Attica.

 

 

Day 2: Kythnos (Kolona) - Serifos (Megalo Livadi)

Sunday:

Leave from Sounio and head to Kolona, in Kythnos. (3-4 hours)

Kolona beach is unique due to the area’s geomorphogical peculiarities. It is basically a narrow strip of land that connects Kythnos to the islet of Agios Loukas. The fine, golden sand and the  sea lapping at both of its sides, have a particular charm. In addition, the beach is surrounded by gentle, quite infertile slopes that are perfect for people that are interested in hiking. 

In the afternoon, leave from Kolona and head to Megalo livadi in Serifos (3 hours)

Megalo Livadi is a coastal village on the southwestern part of Serifos. Although it currently counts on just 50 inhabitants, in the past it used to be highly developed in financial terms, due to the exploiting of minerals. In fact, Megalo Livadi was founded because of the bauxite mines located nearby, as the mining industry was on its highest peak around 1880 and 1890, when this village was born.Some exponent elements from this tradition still remain and can be visited, like the mining ladder dating from 1932 and the Metal Workers Monument, serving as a testimony of the origins of Megalo Livadi. The loading ramps still remain as well, but now they have been just integrated to the natural landscape, along with a few railway lines and some old wagons that also fell in disuse. Just like in other villages nearby, the traces from the past reflect the glory that has gone.             

Day 3: Milos (Adamadas)

Monday:                                                                                                                 

Leave from Megalo Livadi and head to Adamadas port, in Milos (4 hours 30’)                 

Adamas is the main port of Milos and also a seaside village of white houses shimmering on the blue waters of Aegean. This village was founded in 1835 by refugees from Sfakia who came from Crete after the failure of their rebellion against the Turks. One should consider visiting the Ecclesiastical Museum of Milos, with a collection that represents the local art traditions of centuries. It stands close by the waterfront of Adamadas and it is open every day of the week. (9:00-13:00 & 18:00-22:00) 

Day 4: Polyaigos (Kato Mersini)

Tuesday:                                                                                                                  

Leave from Adamadas and head to Kato Mersini in Polyaigos (2 hours 30’)            

Kato Mersini is a beach located in the uninhabited island of Polyaigos. Its is the perfect place for a barbeque or a hike as well as a swim in its crystal clear waters. The lack of inhabitants and thus lights and sounds, gives the opportunity to the visitors to enjoy the amazing nature and have a great time. The majority of tourists that have visited Kato Mersini point out the magical view of the stars during the night and suggest sleeping outside because of it. (Don’t forget to get the supplies for the barbeque when you are still in Adamadas.)   

Day 5: Sifnos (Kamares)

Wednesday:                                                                                                                   

Leave from Kato Mersini and head to Kamares in Sifnos ( 4 hours 30’)

The toponym Kamara or Kamares derives from the many caves that existed on the rocky south coast of the bay. Kamares is the largest coastal village and the port of Sifnos. It is also one of the nicest places to stay due to its long beach, fertile valley, great restaurants and cafes and the fact that the ferries generally are not in long enough to make Kamares seem like a ‘port’. Once the ferries leave you are in a quiet fishing town that has a taste of tourism but not enough to make you feel like you are in Mykonos or San Tropez! It is an excellent place for families to stay because everything is so convenient. You can sit in the restaurants and cafes and watch your children play on the beach a few feet away from you. The bay of Kamares is a long sheltered cove and there are never waves. Combine this with the fact that the beach is surprisingly shallow, which insures that the water will be warmer.  

                                                                                                      

In the afternoon you can head to vroulidia beach, which is less than an hour away, so that the next morning your trip will be quicker. It has clean waters and it is most of the times not widy.

Day 6: Kythnos (Merihas)

Thursday:                                                                                                                      

Leave from Vroulidia / Kamares and head to Merihas, the main port of Kythnos            (5-6 hours)

Merihas is a small village of Kythnos and the first destination for a lot of tourists, in sight of the fact that it is the only port for ferries on the island. Water and electricity is available for a fee. Sailors can get the cards needed at the first supermarket, which also sells fuel for yachts.The village may not be typical of the Cyclades, but it provides an attractive sailing destination with its various cafés, restaurants and shopping amenities.

Day 7: Legrena Beach - Alimos Marina

Friday:                                                                                                                       

Leave from Merihas and head to Legrena beach (4-5 hours)

Legrena beach is yet another great beach of Greece, with crystal clear waters and small coves with rocky pieces and pebbles. It is the perfect last destination before returning back to Athens because it is clean, most of the time quiet and close to Marina Alimou. Get some supplies from Merihas and you will have a great day at the beach before heading back to Athens in the evening. 

Athens - Athens

1 Week itinerary (Saronic Gulf)

Day 1: Alimos Marine - Perdika (Aegina)

Saturday:

Leave from Marina Alimou and head to Perdika in Aegina (3 hours 30’)

Perdika, which literally translated means “partridge”, has been inhabited since the Mycenaean era although, according to tradition, the original settlement was at a higher level and was called Spitia. The name Perdika comes from the Greek meaning ‘partridge’ as many of these birds were to be found in the woods that existed in the area.

In October 1537, the pirate Barbarossa devastated the island and used Perdika as his hideout. A century later, the villagers had learned from the experience and, during the period of Turkish rule, used their small boats to smuggle goods which they kept hidden on the island of Moni. These sailors were known as ‘Kerkezi’.The small islet of Moni is located directly opposite Perdika, at approximately 3 nautical miles and is covered with rich vegetation. You can visit the islet the next morning before going to Poros town.

Perdika village enchants many visitors with its simple charm. It is a small fishing village set in a pretty little bay. The traditional fish tavernas, modern cafés & bars are situated on a raised terrace above the small harbour and these are what attract the day visitor. It is claimed that this is the best place on the island to come and enjoy a fish lunch overlooking the peaceful bay and Moni island beyond.

Day 2: Aegina - Poros

Sunday:

Leave from Aegina and head to Poros town (2 hours)

According to ancient Greek mythology, Poros is the birthplace of a romantic tragedy. When the Cretan King Minos was fighting the city of Megara, the daughter of the besieged city, Scylla, fell in love with the Cretan King. To show her love, she cut off a lock of her father’s hair, which were the source of his immortality, stole the keys to the city’s gates and gave them to King Minos. But when the king finally took the city, he rejected Scylla and prepared to return to Crete. In desperation, she jumped into the sea and followed the ships until she drowned of exhaustion. The area where she died was named after her and is called until today Cape Skili.

Poros Town is the capital and main harbour of the island of Poros. It is located in the southern part of the island, covering the tiny, volcanic Sferia with a long shoreline that extends for two km and has an abundance of restaurants bars and cafes. Poros town is a beautiful village with very hospitable residents and has a breathtaking view of the sunset.

Day 3: Poros - Spetses

Monday:

Leave from Poros and head to Spetses (4 hours 30’)

Spetses, an island boasting a long naval tradition, is famous for its significant contribution to the 1821 War of Independence. The revolution flag was raised there on 3rd April 1821. The island has managed to retain its individual traditional character thanks to its well-preserved grand captain mansions, still bearing eloquent witness to the island’s glorious past.

One of the most famous heroes of the Greek Revolution was the Spetsioti female captain Laskarina Bouboulina, an important figure for the history of Spetses, who took the command of her husband’s fleet when he died and became an active member of the “Filiki Etaireia”, a secret revolutionary organization arranging the revolt during the Greek war of Independence. She fought in many important battles and spent most of her fortune to finance the war. Other Spetsioti ship owners and wealthy merchants participated in offering financial aid to empower the revolution.

 ‘Armata’ is a celebration that takes place in Spetses every September. It is to mark the battle in the strait between Spetses Island and Kosta during the revolution of 1821. A few weeks before the festival starts, local boat builders set to work making a wooden boat which will be used as an effigy of a Turkish boat in 1821. The Turkish boat is constructed in the old harbour a week before the festival.

 

Day 4: Spetses - Kyparissi Village (Peloponnese)

Tuesday:

Leave from Spetses and head to Kyparissi village in Peloponnese (3 hours 30’)

Kyparissi is one of the most beautiful villages in Greece. It is the favorite destination of George Bush, Prince Charles and may have been the last place Princess Diana visited before her ill-fated trip to Paris. A small quiet village that is really difficult to access, and thus does not have a lot of visitors.

Kyparissi was an ancient sanctuary of Asclepius and used to be known as Kyfanta. At some point in its history the people of this lush valley of olive trees, pine and carob left the coast and moved to a high point where the village was hidden from the sea and the pirates who raided the coast. This did not help them when some very determined  pirates climbed the mountain and slaughtered most of the villagers and threw their bodies in a well. Many of the survivors went to Sfakia, Crete which was one of the few unconquerable places left in Greece. The people who inhabit the region now are the descendants of those who stayed and the Mavromichalis clan.

Day 5: Kyparissi - Agioi Anargyroi (Spetses)

Wednesday:

Leave from Kyparissi and head to Agioi Anargyroi in Spetses (4 hours 30’)

Agioi Anargyroi is a really beautiful organized beach located in the south-western part of Spetses. A long, thin stretch of golden sand and clear water as well as the graceful trees and rocks next to it make this place one of the most beautiful beaches and thus it is a common destination for tourists in Greece.

Day 6: Agioi Anargyroi (Spetses) - Hydra - Russian Bay (Poros)

Leave from Agioi Anargyroi and head to Hydra (2 hours)

Hydra’s natural beauty and fascinating history began in the 18th century when the island was prosperous because of its commercial fleet which traded to countries like Spain, France, and America. The island also played a major role in the 1821 War of Independence, contributing a significant amount of ships and resources in the fight against the Ottoman Empire; their fleets were powerful and took part in crucial sea battles. One of the greatest parts of this stunning little paradise is that there are no cars allowed on the island, aside from garbage trucks and ambulances. The main method of transportation here is mules and donkeys, as well as water taxis.

Leave from Hydra and head to the Russian bay in Poros (2 hours 30’)

The Russian Bay is a historical site of high importance, as it is the place where the first Russian ships docked in order to help Greek people during the Greek Revolution against the Turks.The beautiful and picturesque bay has golden sand and clear waters and is incredibly peaceful, protected from the winds.                         

           

The ruins of the Russian Naval Dockyard stand as a historical symbol of the Greek-Russian military cooperation in the 18th and 19th centuries. According to historical evidence, the Russian Naval fleet that had entered the Aegean Sea in 1770 to assist the Greeks in their war with Turkey, established a camp in the harbor of Poros. The Russian commander Aleksey Orlov set up his command post in Poros as a base for operations. In 1834, warehouses and bakeries were built to provide supplies to the Russian fleet crossing the Aegean. A few years later, the newly-founded Greek state established the first Naval Base in Greece there. This property was held by the Russians until 1900. Although very little remains of the dockyard, it was declared a historical monument in 1989, as a testament to the important role played by the Russian forces in the Greek Revolution.

Day 7: Poros - Aponisos (Agistri)

Friday:

Leave from Poros and head to Aponisos in Agistri (2 hours)

Aponissos is a great last destination before returning back to Athens because it is an incredible beach with crystal clean water surrounded by nature. It is a quiet place in which you may see peacocks and even some deers! 

Leave from Agistri and head back to Marina Alimou (4 hours)

 

Saturday:

check-out at 9:00 am

 

Athens - Athens

2 Weeks Itinerary (Cyclades)

Day 1: Embarkation Alimos Marina - Sounio

Saturday:

Leave from Marina Alimou in Athens and head to Sounio. (4 hours)

Cape Sounion is the promontory at the southernmost tip of the Attic peninsula. It is noted for its Temple of Poseidon, one of the major monuments of the Golden Age of Athens. The story recounts that as the various Greek commanders sailed back from Troy, the helmsman of the ship of king Menelaus of Sparta died while rounding “Holy Sounion, Cape of Athens”. Sounion was also fortified in the nineteenth year of the Peloponnesian War for the purpose of protecting the passage of the cornships to Athens, and was regarded from that time as one of the principal fortreses of Attica.

 

Day 2: Syros

Sunday:

Leave from Sounio and head to Hermoupolis in Syros (8 hours)

The capital of Syros as well as of the insular complex of the Cyclades exudes an aura of neoclassical romance harmoniously combining elements from ancient Greece and Western Europe. Visitors are welcome to follow the narrow streets through the picturesque neighborhoods, discover images and experiences of a bygone era and encounter monuments along with neoclassical buildings from the imperious history.

From the impressive Town Hall in Miaouli square and the places of Troy, the Apollon Theater, the mansions in the charming area of Vaporia, the municipal library and the remarkable museums of the island to the Temple of the resurrection and other beautiful churches, the town of Hermoupolis constitutes much more than a beautiful island capital, it constitutes an open-air museum worth exploring from side to side. It is a cosmopolitan capital with its own special character, a vibrant city buzzing with life throughout the year.

 

Day 3: Agios Stefanos (Mykonos)

Monday:

Leave from Syros and head to Agios Stefanos in Mykonos (3 hours)

Agios Stefanos is the closest beach to the capital of Mykonos, north of Troulos and the new port, so it is easy to visit the port for supplies if you need to.It is protected from the winds and offers various water sports facilities as well as some taverns and beach bars. The view of the sunset is really beautiful and the night after it can be really fun for people who like to party.

This beach is more quiet and peaceful than most of the beaches in Mykonos, so it is the perfect place for a family trip as well as a group of friends.

Day 4: Delos

Tuesday:

Leave from Mykonos and head to the port of Delos (1 hour)

Delos, measuring a mere 3 km², is a small island without any particular advantages for habitation due to its barrenness and lack of water. In Greek mythology, this is precisely why Leto, escaping the wrath of Hera, was able to find sanctuary here in order to give birth to Apollo and Artemis. In some versions of the myth, Zeus (Leto’s lover) called on his brother Poseidon to create the island with a thrust of his trident, hence the name Delos, which signifies ‘appearance’ or ‘apparent’ in ancient Greek. The ancient Greeks also considered the island the centre of the Cycladic group and as the last resting place of the Hyperboreans – a legendary northern race of Apollo-worshippers.

The island is worth seeing for its history so make sure you visit the amazing exhibits.

Day 5: Plaka (Naxos)

Wednesday:

Leave from Delos and head to Plaka in Naxos (3-4 hours)

Plaka is like a continuation of the beach of Agia Anna and is one of the most beautiful beaches of the island but also listed among the most beautiful beaches in Greece. It is a calm and endless sandy beach with, in some parts, big flat stones and amazing crystal clear waters. In the beginning of the beach, one can find sunbeds and umbrellas but most of it keeps its unspoiled natural beauty, without any tourist facility to disfigure it. It is really close to the main port of Naxos so in case you nee.

Day 6: Paros & Ios

Thursday:

Leave from Plaka and head to Golden Beach in Paros (1 hour)

Golden Beach, located south of Parikia, is considered to be one of the best beaches of Paros. It is a long golden sandy beach extending for 700 metres, famous by windsurfers for its ideal wind conditions. Every

August a Professional Windsurfing World Cup is organized on this beach, gathering many windsurfing celebrities.It is an amazing place for a morning swim before heading to the main port of Ios.

Leave from Golden Beach and head to the main port of Ios (3 hours)

Ios has been inhabited since the early Cycladic period, as proved by the archaeological excavations which brought to light various findings. These mark the existence of human life on the island during ancient years. The well-preserved remains of the walls of a castle and vessels, discovered at the west and north entrances of Chora, testify about the existence of a flourishing community. They also prove that the castle was inhabited since the archaic period.

Inscriptions, coins and some texts from ancient historians, among which Herodotus, testify that Ios is the birthplace of the mother (Klymeni) of the Greek epic poet Homer and in fact, the great poet was buried there. This belief has become a great myth and an ancient site on the island is believed to be the tomb of Homer.

Day 7: Santorini

Friday:

Leave from Ios and head to Vlychada in Santorini (4 hours 30’)

Vlychada port in Santorini is the only place you will be able to moor, but from there you can take a taxi or rent a car and visit the whole island.

Some amazing places for you to visit are the Beach of Vlychada, which stands out for the overwhelming carved cliffs that resemble a sculptor’s work but is, in fact, a natural process owed to the volcano, the wind and the sea. It is a lengthy beach with relatively shallow waters and dark volcanic sand and pebbles, like most beaches in Santorini.

And of course Oia village for its breathtaking view of the sunset. The most romantic and beautiful place to go in Santorini but unfortunately not close to the marina, so you will have to take a bus or a car to go there.

Day 9: Folegandros

Saturday:

Leave from Santorini and head to Agali in Folegandros (6 hours)

As you can see on the map, we suggest that you go and see the famous volcano before leaving for your next destination, Folegandros.(the minoan eruption)

Agali is a really beautiful beach on the South side of the island with some restaurants. Its crystal clear waters and the fact that it is usually not windy makes it a great place for a swim and a quiet day for you to relax.

Day 10: Milos

Sunday:

Leave from Folegandros and head to Kleftiko in Milos (4 hours)

Kleftiko is an impressive spot of rock formations that can be reached only by sea.At first sight, the place will look familiar because there are pictures in most travel guides about the island. Impressive rocks spring up from the sea, forming natural caves and rare geological phenomena. Kleftiko is also known as The Sea Meteora.The legend says that one of the caves in Kleftiko was a pirate hideaway and that they had hidden in there their treasury, but it was never found. The water in Kleftiko is crystal clear and the weather is always great.

Leave from Kleftiko and head to the main port of Milos, Adamas (2 hours 30’)

Adamas is the main port of Milos and also a seaside village of white houses shimmering on the blue waters of Aegean. This village was founded in 1835 by refugees from Sfakia who came from Crete after the failure of their rebellion against the Turks. One should consider visiting the Ecclesiastical Museum of Milos, with a collection that represents the local art traditions of centuries. It stands close by the waterfront of Adamadas and it is open every day of the week. (9:00-13:00 & 18:00-22:00)                      

         

 

Day 11: Sifnos

Monday:

Leave from Milos and head to Kamares in Sifnos (4 hours)

The toponym Kamara or Kamares derives from the many caves that existed on the rocky south coast of the bay. Kamares is the largest coastal village and the port of Sifnos. It is also one of the nicest places to stay due to its long beach, fertile valley, great restaurants and cafes and the fact that the ferries generally are not in long enough to make Kamares seem like a ‘port’. Once the ferries leave you are in a quiet fishing town that has a taste of tourism but not enough to make you feel like you are in Mykonos or San Tropez. It is an excellent place for families to stay because everything is so convenient. You can sit in the restaurants and cafes and watch your children play on the beach a few feet away from you. The bay of Kamares is a long sheltered cove and there are never waves. Combine this with the fact that the beach is surprisingly shallow, which insures that the water will be warmer. 

In the afternoon you can head to vroulidia beach, which is less than an hour away, so that the next morning your trip will be quicker. It has clean waters and it is most of the times not widy.

Day 12: Serifos

Tuesday:

Leave from Sifnos and head to Megalo Livadi in Serifos (2-3 hours)

Megalo Livadi is a coastal village on the southwestern part of Serifos. Although it currently counts on just 50 inhabitants, in the past it used to be highly developed in financial terms, due to the exploitation of minerals. In fact, Megalo Livadi was founded because of the bauxite mines located nearby, as the mining industry was on its highest peak around 1880 and 1890, when this village was born.Some exponent elements from this tradition still remain and can be visited, like the mining ladder dating from 1932 and the Metal Workers Monument, serving as a testimony of the origins of Megalo Livadi. The loading ramps still remain as well, but now they have been just integrated to the natural landscape, along with a few railway lines and some old wagons that also fell in disuse. Just like in other villages nearby, the traces from the past reflect the glory that has gone

Day 13: Kythnos

Wednesday:

Leave from Serifos and head to Kolona beach in Kythnos (3 hours)

Kolona beach is unique due to the area’s geomorphogical peculiarities. It is basically a narrow strip of land that connects Kythnos to the islet of Agios Loukas. The fine, golden sand and the  sea lapping at both of its sides, have a particular charm.

Day 14: Kea

Thursday:

Leave from Kythnos and head to Korissia in Kea (2 hours 30’)

In Korissia you will find a long sandy beach, a couple well stocked supermarket, several restaurants, cafes and a bar or two. Above the port on the hill of Agia Triada are the ruins of the ancient acropolis and what is believed to be an archaic temple dedicated to Apollo. The statue known as the Kouros of Kea in the National Museum in Athens was found here. Korissia was pretty much deserted during the centuries of Ottoman rule but in 1922 it was repopulated by refugees from Asia Minor.

Day 15: Legrena Beach - Marina Alimou

Friday:

Leave from Kea and head to Legrena Beach (3 hours 30’)

Legrena beach is yet another great beach of Greece, with crystal clear waters and small coves with rocky pieces and pebbles. It is the perfect last destination before returning back to Athens because it is clean, most of the time quiet and close to Marina Alimou. Get some supplies from Korissia and you will have a great day at the beach before heading back to Athens in the evening.

Leave from Legrena Beach and head to Marina Alimou (3 hours 30’)

 

Day 16: Marina Alimou

Saturday:

Check out at 9:00am