8-Day Private Sailing Tour of the Greek Islands & Peloponnese

Τhis is one of our best Greece private tours, combining diverse archaeological sightseeing, mountains and villages, Greek island hopping and sailing, ideally tailored for a group up to 6 persons. 
This private tour from Athens stops at Corinth Canal and takes you all the way to beautiful Tolo village in the Peloponnese.
With beautiful seaside Tolo as your base, you visit the famous UNESCO sites of Epidaurus and Mycenae, Nafplion, the Kapsia caves and the mountainous villages of Vytina and Dimitsana.

From Tolo, your private sailing starts with our 12 meters (40 feet) long sailing ship,  with three double cabins, two bathrooms, a sofa-bed for two people and of course equipped with the required safety equipment. 

Sailing hopping in 3 cosmopolitan Greek islands: Spetses, Hydra or Poros and Aegina,  with full-pick up and return. Sailing stops depend on the weather prediction and the port traffic on each island.
Ideal for a family with children, couples and small groups of friends! 

per adult from

$4,518

AUD

Duration

8 days

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Dinner
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 8 nights
    • 4 nights at sea view hotel (with breakfast) & 3 nights in the sailing boat
    • Free airport/residence/hotel/port pick up and return
    • Entrance fees on archaeological sites
    • Brand new luxury vehicles with WiFi, A/C and bottled mineral water for all
    • Professional English speaking experienced tour driver (live commentary)
    • Evenings out Transfers included
    • Professional skipper, beverages and mineral water during the sailing
    • Entry/Admission - The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Museum of Ancient Mycenae
    • Entry/Admission - Kapsia Cave
    What's excluded :
    • Drinks
    • Your tour driver can not escort you into the sites
    • Gratuities

  • Day 1: Corinth Canal, Coastal Tolo Village

    Stop At: Corinth Canal, Isthmia, Corinth 201 00 Greece
    Driving for about an hour we reach our first stop at Corinth Canal or Isthmus of Corinth. The six and a half km long canal separates the Aegean Sea from the Ionian Sea. The first idea to open a canal so that the ships didn’t have to go all around the Peloponnese occurred to the ancient rulers such as the Tyrant Periander. Because of its width, only small and narrow cargo and cruise ships still make a voyage through the canal regularly.

    If we are lucky, we will see a boat or two crossing the canal. We always allow plenty of time for photos or for a coffee break at the nearby cafes.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Tolon, Tolon, Argolis Region, Peloponnese
    Leaving the Corinth Canal behind us, your driver will tour you through South – East Peloponnese all the way to the picturesque small coastal village of Tolo.

    You will have the full day to enjoy the sea, stroll around the village and explore the local culture.
    You will spend your overnight at a family-run hotel with stunning views of the tiny islands across, at Nelly’s apartments.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: a 3 - course meal ( not drinks ) in a sea front restaurant
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Nelly’s apartments or Boutique hotel

    Day 2: Explore Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplio in the eastern Peloponnese(Argolis)

    Stop At: The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Ethniki Odos Isthmou Archaias Epidavrou, Epidavros 210 52 Greece
    After your breakfast with sea view or even a quick morning swim, your private driver picks you up for your second day in the Peloponnese.
    During this day, you will explore the stunning UNESCO sites of Epidaurus and Mycenae.
    First stop is Epidaurus. The Sanctuary of the god-physician Asklepios was the most famous healing centre of the Greek and Roman world. The theatre of Epidaurus represents the finest and best-preserved example of a classical Greek theatre and if you walk up the steps you can practice its notorious acoustics.
    The theatre is still in use and Athens Festival every year hosts many international plays. Other significant monuments in Epidaurus Site that you will visit are:
    The Tholos/ Thymele
    The Stoa of Abaton
    The Katagogion
    The Ceremonial Banqueting Hall (“Gymnasium”),
    The Stadium and the Greek Baths
    and at the on-spot Museum parts of Temples of Asklepios and Artemis
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Archaeological Museum of Ancient Mycenae, Mycenae Greece
    Next amazing site is Mycenae, the kingdom of famous Agamemnon, the leader of the Greek army at Homer’s Iliad epic poem. Mycenae was the most important and richest palatial centre of the Late Bronze Age in Greece.
    You enter Mycenae site through the imposing Lion Gates into the fortified acropolis and surrounding funerary and habitation sites. You walk by the graves of kings and the cyclopean architecture of Treasury of Atreus.
    The site monuments you will visit and see are:

    Subterranean cistern
    Religion Centre of Mycenae
    Cyclopean Walls
    Building Complex of the Oil Merchant
    Grave Circle B
    and the Treasure of Atreus, the most impressive of the preserved Mycenaean tholos tombs, situated at Mycenae, on Panagitsa hill.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Nafplio, Nafplio, Argolis Region, Peloponnese
    Finally, we set off towards the medieval, seaside city of Nafplio.  Nafplio is one of the most beautiful towns in Greece, the former first capital of the country, built in neoclassical architecture with narrow cobblestone alleys and surrounded by three formidable castles. You will walk on the main Syntagma Square with two old Turkish mosques, with its many cafes and little taverns. Later in the day, you can enjoy a delicious meal or a coffee break by the Arvanitia Sea Promenade, overlooking the Burtzi castle.

    After your walk in Nafplio, your driver will take you back to your hotel in Tolo. The rest of the day you are free to enjoy the sea.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: a 3 - course meal ( not drinks ) in a traditional restaurant in the city of Nafplio
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Nelly’s apartments or Boutique hotel

    Day 3: Explore Kapsia Caves, Vytina and Dimitsana in the central Peloponnese

    Stop At: Kapsia Cave, Tripolis Pirgou, Kapsas 221 00 Greece
    After your breakfast, you set off to the central Peloponnese where you will visit mountains, lush forests and picturesque villages.
    Our first stop (optional) is the Tiryns archaeological site, close to Nafplion.

    Next impressive stop is at Stalactites of Kapsia Caves, a truly unusual and complex system of holes, tunnels, and chambers has created a natural drainage system. This amazing Cave is a complex system of swallow-holes on the lush Mantineia mountain range.
    Multicoloured stalagmites and stalactites compose a unique and impressive canvas that is reflected on the surface of the small ponds inside the cave.
    Make sure to be warmly dressed for your visit to the caves.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Vytina, Vytina, Arkadia Region, Peloponnese
    After this impressive natural formation, we head towards Vytina stunning village, the “jewel of Menalon Mount”. You will stroll Vytina’s lively square with the stone church of Agios Trifonas, built in 1846. On the square, there are small, traditional cafes offering Greek coffee and delicious local sweets.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Dimitsana, Dimitsana, Arkadia Region, Peloponnese
    Next stop is another traditional village. Dimitsana’s beautiful mountain scenery, stone houses, and its history as the heart of the Greek independence movement in the early 1800s make it a fascinating place to explore. It is a very popular winter resort amongst the Greeks.

    If there is enough time we can visit Monastery of Agiou Ioannou Prodromou.
    After your day is finished your driver will return you to Tolo to rest. 
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: a 3 - course meal ( not drinks ) in a sea front restaurant
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Nelly’s apartments or Boutique hotel

    Day 4: Tolo, Ancient Assini, Koronisi

    Stop At: Tolon, Tolon, Argolis Region, Peloponnese
    You have the whole day free to relax by the sea and explore the pretty village of Tolo. 

    For the more adventurous, we can organise an easy hike of 2,5 km from Tolo to ancient Assini where you will admire the panoramic view of Tolo, the local sandy beaches and visit the archaeological site of Ancient Assini.

    Another option would be to visit the island Koronisi opposite the port of Tolo. On the island, there is a chapel of “Agioi Apostoloi” (Holy Apostles), where weddings and baptisms are carried out. 

    Worth visiting is the small island of Romvi or the island of Aphrodite where you can see the remains of a medieval castle,   scattered ruins of a Venetian naval base and various buildings and houses.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Dinner: a 3 - course meal ( not drinks ) in a sea front restaurant in the picturesque town of Tolo
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Nelly’s apartments or Boutique hotel

    Day 5: Spetses Island

    Stop At: Spetses, Spetses, Saronic Gulf Islands, Attica
    After breakfast, you get aboard a beautiful sailing vessel to the island of Spetses. 

    The cruise itinerary is well planned, the ship is very clean and well maintained by a smart and professional crew.

    As soon as you reach the Spetses port, you will see the impressive Venetian style houses which emit a vintage aura by the coast.  

    Spetses has many secluded beaches where you can relax and enjoy the warm blue seas of Saronic gulf.

    Spetses town has banned cars so stroll around to the elegant small streets and enjoy the local colour of the island.

    Best Sightseeing on Spetses:

    Port Museum in Mansion of Hatzigianni-Mexi & Bouboulina Museum
    Church of Panagia Armata & Monastery of Agioi Pantes
    Cave of Bekiris
    Old Harbour and Lighthouse in Baltiza
    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Sailing Boat

    Day 6: Hydra or Poros Island

    Stop At: Hydra, Hydra, Saronic Gulf Islands, Attica
    Next day we sail towards Hydra island, one of the most cosmopolitan islands in Greece and with great history on Greek's Independence Revolution in the early 19th century.

    Hydra has been a high jet and classy destination for many decades. The island of Hydra became widely known through the  “Boy on a dolphin” movies, as well as a holiday destination for Leonard Cohen.

    It has a busy, pretty harbour surrounded by a beautiful town sprawling. Walk in the incredibly narrow streets, which lead to picturesque small squares, neoclassic houses and shop at cosy mansions- shops fine jewellery, exceptional local embroideries, local pottery and art crafts.

    Things to do:

    Visit the Bastions with Cannons in Hydra & The Museum of Historical Archives
    Visit the Ecclesiastical Museum
    The island has 6 monasteries
    Swim in Vlichos/Kaminia/Bisti/Molos beaches
    Scubadiving and hiking choices
    Duration: 8 hours

    Stop At: Poros, Poros, Saronic Gulf Islands, Attica
    Poros Island

    Poros is a declared protected settlement beautiful islands with grand traditional mansions and picturesque cobbled streets. As we approach it with the boat we will see the lush pine trees vegetation, crystal clear beaches.

    Poros is a picturesque and quiet, yet cosmopolitan, destination that attracts visitors from all age groups.

    Sightseeings worth visiting:
    The Poros Archaeological Museum on Koryzi Square
    Ruins of The Temple of Poseidon
    The Poros Folkloric Museum
    The 18th-century Monastery of Zoodohos Pigi
    The Dana Lighthouse 
    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Sailing boat

    Day 7: Aegina Island

    Stop At: Aegina, Aegina, Saronic Gulf Islands, Attica
    On your 7th day, your sailing boat takes you to Aegina, an idyllic island close to Athens and a popular getaway for both Greeks and tourists. Aegina is an island with a glorious past both in ancient times and modern and there is evidence of the past everywhere on the island.

    Again, the visitor of the island is spoilt for choices:

    The Temple of Athena Aphaia, Temple of Apollo and the Archaeological Museum
    The Tower of Markellos
    The Monastery of Agios Nektarios
    Christos Kapralos and Folklore Museums
    Swim in Souvala popular beach or Marathon and Agia Marina secluded beaches
    Take a yoga lesson on the beach
    Taste the local pistachio
    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Sailing Boat

    Day 8: Sail back to Athens

    Stop At: Athens, Athens, Attica
    Next morning, after your breakfast and a refreshing dive to the blue Aegean waters, your sailing boat will transfer you to Athens Marina where we can take you to your hotel or transfer you to the Athens airport. 
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: No accommodation is included for this night
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from the Athens airport as well as all hotels or Airbnb in Athens and suburbs.Your driver will be waiting for you at the lobby/port/airport holding a sign with your name on.Airports
    • Athens Intl Airport, Attiki Odos, Spata 190 04 Greece
    Ports
    • Piraeus port, Pireas 185 38, Greece
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Our Health & Safety Measures: All our Tours are private so you will never mix with another group. Our vehicles are thoroughly cleaned after each tour, equipped with face-masks, hand sanitizer, & seats next to your driver remain free.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by 4 Seasons Greece Tours

Activity ID: V-86830P56

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