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Luxury Sailing and Archaeology Adventure

Embark on a captivating, unique, luxury sailing and archaeology adventure that will travel you through the rich tapestry of Greece’s history, blending major archaeological sites with idyllic island exploration. Join us on board and let us sail to where the azure waters of the Mediterranean become a pathway to some of Greece’s most significant archaeological sites, complemented by the sheer beauty of its islands and pristine beaches.

Our expert guides will transport you through time and give you a deep insight in the Ancient Greek history. Explore some major UNESCO Heritage sites, such as the iconic Acropolis with the Parthenon, the formidable cyclopean walls of Ancient Mycenae, and the sacred Sanctuary of Asclepius in Epidaurus. At the same time, indulge in a week-long fantastic sailing holiday, filled with leisurely sailing, renowned Greek island escapades, and a spectrum of water activities. Enjoy swimming and snorkelling, even hiking or cycling on the islands and of course, taste the delicious local cuisine and meet the locals!

If you are a history aficionado, but you can’t stay away from the sea, this trip offers and unparalleled fusion of relaxation, cultural enrichment and aquatic enjoyment. Bring your friends or family and set sail for an unforgettable experience where past and present converge on the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean!

Tour Highlights

  • Sail to Aegina Island, renowned for its pistachios.
  • Visit the Temple of Aphaea, built in 500 BC and the Monastery of Agios Nektrarios, one of the largest in the Balkans.
  • Swim in the crystal – clear waters of Agkistri island.
  • Cross the impressive Corinth Canal and explore Ancient Corinth, a pivotal trade center in antiquity.
  • Experience the magnificent acoustics of the Ancient Epidaurus Theater and visit the Sanctuary of Asclepius, the most famous healing centre of the Greek and Roman world.
  • Ascend the hill of Ancient Mycenae, with its impressive cyclopean walls and the famous Lions’ gate.
  • Visit the enchanting city of Nafplio, one of Greece’s most romantic destinations and the imposing Venetian castle of Palamidi.
  • Enjoy a unique Donkey-riding tour on car-free Hydra Island or follow one of its numerous hiking scenic paths.
  • Join a guided tour of Athens, the birthplace of democracy. Ascend the sacred Acropolis Hill, home to the Parthenon, and feel the unparalleled aura of this UNESCO Heritage site.

*This is a semi-private sailing holiday, operated in small groups of 8-10 guests. Guests have their own cabins, but you might share the WC with your co-travelers, as well as common areas on the yacht (living room, kitchen, deck etc). In case you wish to enjoy a 100% exclusive experience, having the entire yacht available just for you, your family and friends, we welcome you to book a private sailing holiday and enjoy the utmost of the Greek islands in an intimate way!

If you are interested in a private sailing experience, please contact our team

Additional information

Tour paceModerate
Suitable forAll travelers, Couples, Families
Comfort levelSuperior



Day 1: Athens & Acropolis Guided Tour – Agkistri Island

Begin of this unique sailing and archaeology adventure, with a captivating morning guided walking tour in the city of Athens. Explore key highlights, including the Greek Parliament, the National Gardens, Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch and of course, the UNESCO Worldwide Heritage Site of the Acropolis with the Parthenon. Once your tour is over (duration 3.5 – 4 hrs), enjoy lunch at one of the nearby restaurants, before heading to the marina to embark on our yacht (check in is around 16:00 – 17:00).

Our crew will be there to welcome you on board! Upon checkin to the sailing yacht, your vacation home for the next week, acomprehensive boat tour with all the necessary instructions precedes settling into your cabins. We will then sail to our first destination, Agkistri Island, a small verdant paradise boasting turquoise waters (approx. 3.5hrs sailing journey, 21 nm). Depending on weather conditions, we will either anchor at the main port or throw anchor at a nearby beach, allowing you to explore local restaurants for a delightful dinner.

meals Welcome snacks                  accommodation Cabin on board the sailing yacht


Day 2: Agkistri – Korfos (Ancient Corinth, Acrocorinth castle & Ancient Mycenae)

After enjoying breakfast on board, we will sail to the charming port of Korfos (max. 2 hrs sailing, 12 nm), located in the southeastern part of Corinthia (Peloponnese peninsula) and our yacht’s base for the day. Today’s exploration begins with the archaeological wonders of Ancient Corinth, a major city in antiquity and a pivotal trade center. Perched on a monolithic rock, the Acrocorinth Castle, our next stop, provides panoramic views over the ancient city. Acrocorinth, once the Acropolis of the ancient city, stands as one Greece’s most important fortification works. Don’t miss the captivating views over the Corinthian gulf! Before leaving Corinth, a visit to the iconic Corinth canal awaits – an engineering marvel that separates the Peloponnese from mainland Greece, connecting the Gulf of Corinth with the Aegean Sea.

A short 40 minutes lead us to the UNESCO-protected archaeological site of Mycenae. This kingdom, steeped in myth and ruled by Agamemnon, was the most important and richest palatial centre of the Late Bronze Age in Greece. Nestled atop the fertile plain of Argolis, Mycenae’s fortified citadel, sung by Homer, with its cyclopean walls, offers stunning views.

Later in the afternoon, we return to Korfos, leaving you with the rest of the day free to unwind, possibly enjoy a swim if the weather permits, and enjoy dinner in one of the charming seaside restaurants.

meals Breakfast                                 accommodation Cabin on board the sailing yacht


Day 3: Korfos – Epidaurus (Ancient Epidaurus, Olive Oil tasting & Nafplio)

Today, following breakfast on board, we will set sail towards the port of Epidaurus (approx 1.5 hrs sailing, 9 nm). Upon reaching Palaia (=old) Epidaurus, a 20 minute transfer brings you to the archaeological site of Epidaurus. Here lies the UNESCO Worldwide Heritage Sanctuary of the god-physician Asclepius, the most famous healing centre of the Greek and Roman world. Our visit also includes the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, one of the greatest monuments of Ancient Greece, celebrated for its remarkable acoustics and symmetrical elegance.

A short 10min drive from the Sanctuary of Asclepius, among old olive groves, leads us to a family run Organic Olive Oil Farm. You will take a tour and learn more about the process of extra virgin olive oil production in Greece, with the opportunity to taste some high-quality olive oil.

In the afternoon, we will explore Nafplio, one of the most picturesque and romantic towns (3omin away). Formerly the first capital of the newly born Greek state, Nafplio boasts a history dating back to the prehistoric era. Wander through ancient walls, medieval castles, monuments and statues, Ottoman springs and neoclassical buildings in the Old Town, while the imposing Venetian Castle of Palamidi overlooks the city.

Enjoy free time to explore the city, visit the chic boutique shops, admire the unique “Bourtzi” island fort and the spectacular views over Akronafplia castle.

Later, we return to Epidaurus port, where you will have the evening free for dinner and relaxation.

meals Breakfast                              accommodation Cabin on board the sailing yacht


Day 4: Epidaurus - Methana - Poros island

After 3 immersive days of archaeology, today offers a more laid-back experience, free of archaeological sites. After breakfast, we’ll set sail for the picturesque island of Poros (approx. 3.5 hrs sailing, 23 nm). En routre, a refreshing swim awaits at the volcanic peninsula of Methana, characterized by more than thirty volcanoes that create a distinctive and unique landscape.

While you enjoy your swim, our crea will prepare lunch. We will then continue towards Poros island. As we enter Poros harbor, the charming town unfolds amphitheatrically over two hills, showcasing the historic Clock Tower and pastel-colored buildings along the waterfront. The evening is your to explore the town, stroll by the port, and enjoy dinner at one of the inviting seaside fish restaurants.

meals Breakfast, Lunch                     accommodation Cabin on board the sailing yacht


Day 5: Poros – Hydra island

After a scrumptious breakfast on board, we set sail to Hydra Island (approx. 1.5 hrs sailing, 12 nm). Uppon arrival, immerse yourself in the charm of this car-free island, where transportation is limmited to mules, foot, or boat. Hydra, an elegant artist’s colony, excudes a magical and romantic ambiance. Explore the many art shops, handmade jewelry stores and clothing boutiques, or opt for a gentle hike inland to ascend to Prophet Elias monastery. The island is a paradise for hiking lovers and naturalists and its diverse natural environment and rich history and tradition make Hydra a unique destination you will love. The sailing boat is entirely at your disposal, whether you prefer to relax on board or enjoy swimming at one of the island’s rocky beaches!

meals Breakfast                          accommodation Cabin on board the sailing yacht


Day 6: Hydra - Aegina Island (Temple of Aphaea & Ag. Nektarios monastery

Today we will sail to Aegina Island, famous for its pistachios (approx. 3.5hrs sailing, 25 nm). Aegina, the first temporary capital of the newly founded Greek state in 1827, boasts many neoclassical buildings lining its narrow streets. Upon arrival, we’ll take an exciting inland tour and explore some of Aegina’s hidden gems! We will drive to the pine-clad hill on the northeast side of the island to explore the temple of Aphaea (dating back to 500 BC). Notably, this temple forms an equilateral triangle with the Parthenon and the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, creating the so called “holy triangle” of antiquity.

Our journey continues to the island’s former capital, Paleachora, known as Aigina’s Mystras. We will follow the hiking trails to explore this abandoned “ghost town” with its numerous Byzantine churches, offering panoramic views over the Saronic Gulf. Our last visit for today will be the impressive Monastery of Saint Nektarios, one of the largest of the Balkans.

In the evening, we will return to Aegina town, where you will have free time to wander through its narrow streets or alongside the picturesque port and enjoy dinner at one of the seaside restaurants.

Tip: Don’t miss the chance to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from the floating groceries – traditional boats in the port selling local fruits and vegetables.

meals Breakfast                        accommodation Cabin on board the sailing yacht


Day 7: Aegina (Archaeological site of Kolona) - Athens

Before bidding farewell to Aegina, we will visit the Temple of Apollo at the archaeological site of Kolona, within walking distance from the port. Here was the island’s ancient capital and also houses the Archaeological Museum, the first one of its kind built built in Greece in 1829.

Afterwards, we start our sailing trip back to Athens, we will pause en route for a delightful lunch prepared by our crew, providing one final opportunity for a swim.

By late afternoon, around 17:00pm, we will reach the Athens marina, concluding this wonderful sailing & archaeology adventure. For those seeking an extended experience, you can stay on board for the night and check out the next morning.

meals Breakfast, Lunch                         accommodation Cabin on board the sailing yacht


Day 8: Departures

In the morning, check out from the boat is at 9:00 am. We can conveniently arrange your transfer to the airport if you are flying back home, or you can continue your holidays in Greece!

meals On your own                     accommodation On your own

*Our skipper & crew reserve the right to modify the itinerary, based on the weather & wind conditions, at their own discretion.

What is included:
Sailboat with skipper and tour leader.
All meals as indicated on the trip notes (6 breakfasts, 2 lunches).
Entrance fees in all the archaeological sites listed in the itinerary (Temple of Aphaea, Archaeological site of Kolona, Ancient Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, archaeological site of Acropolis, Acropolis museum).
Guided tour by professional historical guides at all archaeological sites.
Olive Oil tour & tasting.
All necessary ground transfers.
Port taxes, petrol ,all electricity and water port costs.
Bed linen and towels.
Cleaning fee.

What is not included :

International airfares.
Travel insurance.
Any meals not included above.
Security deposit 300€ per person (cash during check in), fully refundable upon check out.
Optional activities that are not included in the day-to-day itinerary.
Transfer to/from the marina.
Other expenses of personal nature and tips.

Scheduled departures 2024

Departure dates Price / person +Own cabin
11 May ‘24 2.600 1.300 €
12 October ‘24 2.600 1.300 €

*There is a minimum of 5 participants for this tour to depart

*10% discount for children up to 11 years old

Prices for private groups 2024:

Gross Prices per person (private groups) 2024
Number of guests Period A Period B Period C Period D Period E
 4 guests 2.800,0 € 3.050,0 € 3.250,0 € 3.360,0 € 3.590,0 €
5 guests 2.530,0 € 2.770,0 € 2.800,0 € 3.050,0 € 3.330,0 €
 6-7 guests 2.200,0 € 2.400,0 € 2.440,0 € 2.620,0 € 2.860,0 €
 8 guests 1.900,0 € 2.000,0 € 2.135,0 € 2.300,0 € 2.500,0 €
Own cabin 1.200,0 € 1.300,0 € 1.400,0 € 1.500,0 € 1.600,0 €
Period A before 27/04 & after 19/10
Period B 27/04-25/05 & 28/09-19/10
Period C 25/05-15/06 & 14/09 -28/09
Period D 15/06-27/07 & 24/08-14/09

Please read carefully our booking terms & conditions.

Tour Reviews

5/5 based on 3 reviews
June 2, 2019

Hands down best trip ever!
Danae and Costas were very gracious hosts and passionate about sharing a unique side of Greece. The coordination of island visits, licensed tour guides, transportation and accommodations were executed flawlessly. Danae presented detailed info prior to each destination and was an absolute joy to travel with.

Costas takes great pride in his boat Carmen and ensures that his guests are safe, comfortable and have a great time sailing. He even fished my cell phone out of the water when it went overboard!!!! We enjoyed sharing stories as we traveled from port to port.

Danae provided wonderful breakfasts each morning and great restaurant recommendations each evening.

The final day included a tour of the Acropolis Museum and Parthenon and her suggestion to visit the National Museum put the entire trip in to perspective!

Communication prior to the trip was easy and all of our questions were responded to quickly considering the 10 hour time difference.

Definitely recommend to anyone who wants to see a different side of Greece!

June 26, 2019

I was looking at doing a sailing trip in Greece, and this one seemed like the most interesting one. I am very happy I booked it! Danae was very easy to communicate with, and she replied to my emails and answered all my questions in a timely manner.

The trip itself was fantastic. The guided tours were well done, and being on the water was so nice. Every morning, we had a delicious breakfast and then we got to try local restaurants in the evening. Costas, the skipper, did an excellent job making sure we got to our destinations safely. There was lots of time to explore local towns, and we even did a bit of swimming (although the water was cold in May) and snorkelling.

I’d recommend this trip to anyone who’s a history buff and enjoys being on the water! 10/10.

June 26, 2019

Dream Vacation!
Our week long sail with Costas and Danae on the 50 foot yacht “Carmen” was truly an unforgettable adventure, and a perfect introduction to all the beauty and wonder Greece has to offer. Once we stepped aboard we were well taken care of. Costas is an expert sailor and a welcoming captain…he graciously let me steer the boat to my hearts content. Danae, also a competent sailor, prepared a sumptuous breakfast each morning and seamlessly arranged magnificent tours ashore at some of Greece’s best historic sites, from the ruins and temple on Aegina to Corinth, Epidaurus, Mycenae and finally the Acropolis in Athens. She even arranged an impromptu tour of an olive oil pressing operation. These two wonderful people truly treated us with a trip of a lifetime!

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