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Saronic Islands Luxury Sailing Adventure

If you are a sailing enthusiast looking to combine your summer vacations with adventure, culture, history and relaxation in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea, our Saronic Sailing Adventure is perfect for you!

Join us on board as we reveal the hidden gems of the Saronic Gulf, immerse you in local cuisine and guide you through the history of significant archaeological sites, like the temple of Aphaea on Aegina Island or Ancient Epidaurus, the sanctuary of god Asclepius and the most important healing center of the Ancient Greek and Roman world. Experience swimming, snorkeling, hiking, biking and much more, creating unforgettable memories to cherish for years!

Our sailing adventures go beyond the typical yacht charters, offering an authentic experience, including but not limited to swimming in secluded beaches, visiting many beautiful islands, enjoying various activities while on them, while our crew is at your entire disposal to make your sailing holidays in Greece a truly memorable experience! You will be more than just a traveler you will feel like a local! Our very small groups of maximum 8 guests on board will guarantee the intimate and authentic holidays you are looking for.

The Saronic sailing adventure is also ideal for families traveling with younger children. The generally protected from winds Saronic sea provides the ideal conditions for a fantastic family sailing experience!

If you are a family or group of 4 or more, you can even book a private sailing holiday, and have the entire yacht just for you, ensuring absolute privacy on board! This is a great way to explore the islands at your own pace and personalize the itinerary and activities exactly as you want.

Tours Highlights

  • Experience a week on a luxurious sailing boat, exploring renowned Greek islands!
  • Taste the original pistachios on Aegina Island.
  • Visit the temple of Aphaea, built in 500 BC and the monastery of Agios Nektarios, one of the Balkans’ largest monasteries.
  • Circumnavigate the aristocratic lush island of Spetses island on a bike!
  • Enjoy a Donkey-riding tour on car-free Hydra Island or join a hike to savor the amazing panoramic views over the island.
  • Swim in the crystal – clear waters of Moni and Agkistri islands.
  • Explore the UNESCO Heritage site of Epidaurus, including the Sanctuary of Asclepius and the famous Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus.
  • Visit an Organic Olive Oil family-run farm, to learn more about olive oil making in Greece and taste extra virgin olive oil.
  • Soak up the sun under the Greek skies, while anchoring in beautiful, secluded beaches around the islands.


Additional information

Tour paceLeisure
Suitable forAll travelers, Couples, Families
Comfort levelSuperior

Day 1: Athens – Poros island

Welcome aboard! On our first day, you will board our boat, your home for the coming week. We will begin our trip with a detailed boat tour, providing all the necessary instructions needed as you settle in your cabins. We will then sail to our first destination, Poros Island, (≈28nm, ≈4 hrs sail). As we enter Poros harbor, take your time to marvel at the scenic amphitheatrical little town, the historic Clock Tower and the pastel-colored buildings along the harbor front.

Enjoy some free time to explore the picturesque town on your own before joining us out for a welcome dinner all together!

meals Welcome snacks          accommodation Cabin on board the sailing yacht


Day 2: Poros - Dokos island - Ermioni

After breakfast on board, we will set sail towards our port for today, situated on the south coast of the Peloponnese peninsula, specifically, the quaint small town of Ermioni (≈22nm, ≈ 3.5 hrs sail).

En route, we will make a stop at the uninhabited island of Dokos, dedicating the day to swimming, snorkeling and relaxation on board. Our crew will prepare a delicious lunch for you! Dokos is a favorited destination for sailing boats, boasting clear waters, shelter from almost all winds, and an allure for those who appreciate wild landscapes, peace, tranquility and breathtaking sunset views.

In the afternoon, we will arrive in Ermioni, where we will spend the night.

meals Breakfast, Lunch                 accommodation Cabin on board the sailing yacht


Day 3: Ermioni - Spetses island

Today we will sail to the enchanting and lush island of Spetses (≈11nm, ≈ 1.5 – 2 hrs sail). Known for its extensive naval tradition and notable contribution to the War of Independence in 1821, Spetses exudes a captivating blend of romance and cosmopolitan charm. Explore the island by circumnavigating it on a bike, making stops at a beach with an underwater cave, perfect for a refreshing swim. In the harbor town of Dapia, cars are prohibited, enhancing the quaint atmosphere.

If you are travelling with your family, consider treating the kids to a charming horse-drawn carriage ride around the cobble-stoned streets.

meals Breakfast                        accommodation Cabin on board the sailing yacht


Day 4: Spetses – Hydra island

Following breakfast on board, enjoy the morning both on and off the yacht, with opportunities for swimming, snorkeling and basking in the sun at a beautiful beach on Spetses.

Next, we will sail to Hydra island (≈16-17nm, ≈ 2-2.5 hrs sail). Upon arrival, you are free to explore this car-free island, where transportation is limited to mules, your feet or water taxis. Hydra is an elegant artist’s colony with a magical and romantic touch. Wander around the numerous art shops, handmade jewelry stores and clothing boutiques, or join us on a hike inland to ascend to the Prophet Elias monastery. Hydra is a paradise for hiking lovers and naturalists, with its diverse natural environment and rich history and tradition make it a unique destination to cherish. The sailing boat is entirely at your disposal, whether you prefer to relax on board or enjoy swimming in one of the island’s rocky beaches!

meals Breakfast, Lunch                     accommodation Cabin on board the sailing yacht


Day 5: Hydra - Aegina island - inland tour & Aphaea temple

Another wonderful day awaits you! After breakfast, we will sail to Aegina island, renowned for its pistachios (≈25nm, ≈ 4.5 hrs sail). Depending on available berths at the marina and/or weather conditions, we will choose between the main port of Aegina or the smaller charming port of Perdika.

Upon arrival in Aegina later in the afternoon, we will embark on an exciting tour inland, to discover and explore some of its hidden gems! Our first stop is the temple of Aphaea (dating back to 500 BC), located on a pine – clad hill at the northeast side of the island. We will then explore the island’s former capital Paleachora, a deserted “ghost town” with numerous Byzantine churches and remnants, following hiking trails for panoramic views of the Saronic Gulf. Our journey continues to the impressive Monastery of Saint Nektarios, one of the largest in the Balkans.

Tour duration: approx. 2.5 hrs.

Once we are back, you can enjoy a leisurely walk along the portside, admire the neoclassical buildings, sample various local pistachio products, before we all gather for dinner.

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

meals Breakfast, Lunch            accommodation Cabin on board the sailing yacht


Day 6: Aegina - Agistri island - Old Epidaurus

This morning, before our departure from Aegina, if we are docked at the main port, you will have some free time to visit the Temple of Apollo at the archaeological site of Kolona, which lies within walking distance. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the Archaeological Museum, the first of its kind in Greece, established in 1829.

We will then set sail to the nearby verdant island of Agistri (≈9nm, max. 1.5 hrs sail), drop anchor and enjoy swimming in crystal clear turquoise waters! After a delightful lunch, our compass will guide us to our final destination for the day, the small port of Old Epidaurus (≈9nm, max. 1.5 hrs sail).

Upon arrival at the port of Epidaurus, we can offer a tour to the archaeological site of Ancient Epidaurus, one of the most important healing centers of antiquity. Here, the famous Epidaurus Ancient Theatre stands, an amphitheater renowned for its excellent acoustics, hosting international festivals to this day. You can pair the historical tour of Epidaurus with a visit at a nearby Olive Oil family-run Farm, delving into the olive oil making process and tasting some exquisite extra virgin olive oil!
Tour cost: 50€-65€ per person (depending on the season and the number of participants).

meals Breakfast              accommodation Cabin on board the sailing yacht


Day 7: Epidaurus - Athens

This marks the final morning of our sailing adventure before we sail back to Athens (≈32nm, ≈ 4.5 hrs sail). We will take you to a beautiful, secluded spot, allowing you spend your morning swimming, diving from the yacht or reading your favorite book. A delightful lunch with traditional local delicacies will be served on board before we return to the yacht’s base. This is the point where your sailing adventure practically concludes. While our crew bids farewell, you can stay on board this evening and depart next morning.

meals Breakfast, Lunch     accommodation Cabin on board the sailing yacht


Day 8: Departures - Check out

In the morning, between 9:00am and 9:30am, it’s time to check out from the boat. You can either arrange a transfer to the airport if you have a flight to catch or continue your holidays in Greece! If needed, we can assist in arranging transfers for your convenience.

meals On your own                     accommodation On your own

*Skipper & crew reserve the right to modify the itinerary at their discretion, depending on the weather & wind conditions. 

What is included:
Sailboat with skipper and tour leader.
All meals as indicated on the trip notes (6 breakfasts, 4 lunches).
Inland tour in Aegina (incl. car transfer, tour leader, entrance fees in the archaeological site of Aphaea).
Port taxes, petrol ,all electricity and water port costs.
1 set of bed linen and towels per person.
Cleaning fee.

What is not included :

International airfares.

Travel insurance.

Any meals not included above.

Security deposit (300 euro per person cash upon embarkation, fully refundable at the end of the trip).

Optional activities not included in the day-to-day. itinerary (visit to Ancient Epidaurus, biking on Spetses island, sea kayak in Agistri etc).

Transfer to/from the marina and hotel/airport transfers.

Other expenses of personal nature and tips.

Scheduled departures 2024:

Departs on Price / person +Own Cabin
8 June ‘24 2,300 € 1,200 €
6 July ‘24 2,450 € 1,350 €
7 September ‘24 2,450 € 1,350 €
21 September ‘24 2,300 € 1,200 €

*There is a minimum of 5 participants for our scheduled sailing trips to depart

*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!

You can find more info about our private sailing experiences here.

Prices for private groups 2024:

Prices per person
Number of guests Period A Period B Period C Period D Period E
4 guests 2,300 € 2,560 € 2,800 € 2,930 € 3,080 €
5 guests 2,050 € 2,320 € 2,420 € 2,680 € 2,850 €
6-7 guests 1,770 € 1,970 € 2,060 € 2,280 € 2,470 €
8 guests 1,580 € 1,670 € 1,800 € 1,980 € 2,190 €
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
Period E 27/07-24/08

Please read carefully our booking terms & conditions.


Tour Reviews

5/5 based on 6 reviews
November 14, 2017

Best Sailing trip ever!!!
We had the best time sailing with Danae in Greece! Can’t say enough good things about the trip. The boat was great, the laid-back nature of the trip was exactly what we were looking for, and we did exactly what we wanted each day on the island (scooters, hiking, shopping, sightseeing, etc). Danae also made great food every day and showed us the best spots on each island. My husband and I travelled with another couple from home and made new friends on the boat. We are already looking forward to our “Greek Reunion” with Danae next year!

November 15, 2017

This sailing trip was absolutely phenomenal. My husband and I booked it as part of our honeymoon and it was everything we had hoped for and more!! Some friends joined us and Danae was amazing in answering our questions, providing an amazing experience, and something not advertised… she is an AMAZING chef! Breakfast and lunch were a highlight to see what she would make! The islands we visited were exceptional as well, as Danae gave us tips on what to do, where to go, and what to eat. I would do this trip every year for the rest of my life if I could!!

July 16, 2018

We have recently enjoyed a week in and around the Saronic Islands with Danae from Trails Beyond.
Two Aussie couples on a catamaran with Costas as skipper and Danae as “guide come all ” was a wonderful experience.
It felt like travelling with friends who could transport us safely to wonderful destinations and swimming spots.
We enjoyed hikes, temples, ancient sites, amazing architecture, sailing, swimming, shopping and the odd beer and great food.
Greece in a nutshell! A wonderful stress free and relaxing introduction to our month in Greece.
Thank you
Heather and Peter
June 2018

September 14, 2018

Had the best time on this holiday. Warm, generous owner/ guide, Danae, and equally charming skipper, Costas, ensured this authentic experience of the Greek islands was 100% relaxing and enjoyable. Beautiful 49ft yacht, healthy delicious breakfast and lunches on board, swimming in the sea, exploring different islands late afternoon on. Loved this small group experience. Excellent value for money.

December 13, 2019

Put this trip on your bucket list! Coasta and Danae were awesome Skipper, Guide, cook, you name it, they did it. If you like personal attention, these two will give you that. They are young, fun and professional. Beautiful boat, water, islands, and villages. My sister and I are in our 70’s, cousin 60 and the remaining passengers 50’s and 30’s. So good trip for all ages. You can’t beat the money value of this trip. It includes breakfast and most lunches. I would love to do this trip again.

December 13, 2019

Hi Beverly!! Thank you sooo much for your wonderful words 🙂 One of the best, most easy going and wonderful people to have on board our yacht! Thanks for joining us and hope to see you again Big hug, Danae

February 21, 2020

Our captain Kostas and tour guide Danae were totally fantastic. We lived on board their Bavaria 49 sailboat for a whole week, and totally enjoyed everything. The fresh hand-prepared breakfast and lunch served each day was delicious and filling, with a nice variety. Our tour guide Danae arranged several fascinating tours on islands we visited. Kostas is a master sailor and also superb at the art of Mediterranean mooring, required at all the islands we stopped at. Most days we stopped midday and anchored for a swim, a real plus. Though wind was light and on several days we motored, we got some great hands on sailing on several of the days. Both Kostas and Danae were gracious, easy to talk to, and helpful in so many ways. it was an experience of a lifetime and one we will long remember!

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