Sailing Greece - Athens to Mykonos

Itinerary

Day 1Athens

Arrival day. Join the group at 17:00 for a welcome meeting and safety briefing before beginning the sailing journey to Mykonos. Enjoy a night cap on the boat, or head out to explore Athens by night.

On the Greek Islands sailing trips, the G Adventures skipper will offer to make a food kitty for small items, such as ice, water, coffee, tea, milk, snacks, drinks, and so on. The average amount suggested for the kitty is around EUR50 per person, per week.

Free Time
AthensAfternoon

Explore one of the world's most historic cities. Take a walk and soak in the atmosphere, visit some of the famous points of interest from Athens' glorious past like the Acropolis or the Parthenon.

Sailing Welcome Meeting
17:00Afternoon

Welcome aboard! Before setting sail meet the skipper and the rest of the group at a welcome meeting. Your skipper should be easy to spot in a G Adventures shirt or with a G Adventures flag at the skipper table.

Day 2Athens/Northern Cyclades

Set sail for the Cyclades. Possible island stops include: Syros, Kea, Kythnos, Mykonos, Hydra and Aegina. Flexible itineraries give your experienced skippers the opportunity to showcase all the hidden gems you’re looking for. We follow the desires of the group and tailor the sailing experience to provide each group a quality journey while on board.

While in the Cyclades, stroll through the markets of Syros, finding countless treasures and must-grab deals along the way. Visit the stone lion on Kea and make sure to stop in at a family-owned silver shop before watching the sunset. Kythnos offers a special treat of seeing the sunrise while soaking in local hot springs.

Another favourite among travellers is a stopover in Hydra. Take a local “taxi” (donkey ride) to see the sights of this charming island where there are no cars allowed. It’s not hard to see why Hydra has inspired painters and writers the world over.

Gaze at the churches and temples of Aegina, immersing yourself in history. Wander through the local fish market to truly appreciate your meal at the tavern.

Please note: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described above, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. On Day 1 of your tour you will be advised of any amendments.

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Athens – Northern Cyclades

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Syros Island Excursion
Nísos Sýros

Stretch those sea legs on the island of Syros while on a short hike, visiting local markets or admiring the Medieval architecture unique to the island. The major port city of Ermoupolis is the financial centre and capital of Syros as well as the Cyclades. Depending on where the group decides to explore, head to some of the small beaches on the island or try scuba diving.

Hydra Island Excursion
Hydra Island

Explore the island of Hydra on foot or while riding a donkey. Visit the Hydra Museum near the ferry dock to learn about the island’s history or the Cathedral of Hydra in town. Hydra only has one settlement along the natural harbor where pastel and white mansions are scattered on the hillside. Most of these massive homes are now museums but speak to the glamorous past of the island. The island still attracts artists, celebrities, and travellers especially those travelling by yacht. There are several great tavernas where you can enjoy a meal, some offering the experience to dine in a local resident’s home.

Aegina Island Excursion
Aegina Island

Stop at the island of Aegina to explore this well-preserved, historical island. Once a major trade partner and political power, the island is now known for its archaeological sites, charming villages and the production of pistachios. Rent a car or motor bike to quickly tour around Aegina, or head to one of the many beaches to relax on the sand.

Kea Island Excursion
Kéa

Dock at the lovely island of Kea, one of the most northern islands of the Cyclades. A perfect stop for hikers, there are tons of paths across the island that cross the varied landscape of the island as well as ancient cities. For those looking for less active activities, opt to visit the Stone Lion or a family silversmith. There are many great restaurants on the island perfect for enjoying the view and sampling some local wine.

Kythnos Island Excursion
Kýthnos

Explore the island of Kythnos, home to glorious hot springs and villages virtually untouched by the tourism industry. Tour the old iron mining mills or visit one of the islands many beaches. Take a photo of the picturesque bay, soak in the hot springs and watch the sunset, or explore the port and seaside taverns.

Days 3–6Northern Cyclades

Flexible itineraries give your experienced skippers the opportunity to showcase all the hidden gems you’re looking for. We follow the desires of the group and tailor the sailing experience to provide each group a quality journey while on board.
Possible Island stops include: Syros, Kea, Kythnos, Hydra, Aegina.

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Northern Cyclades

Travel through the Northern Cyclades

Syros Island Excursion
Nísos Sýros

Stretch those sea legs on the island of Syros while on a short hike, visiting local markets or admiring the Medieval architecture unique to the island. The major port city of Ermoupolis is the financial centre and capital of Syros as well as the Cyclades. Depending on where the group decides to explore, head to some of the small beaches on the island or try scuba diving.

Kea Island Excursion
Kéa

Dock at the lovely island of Kea, one of the most northern islands of the Cyclades. A perfect stop for hikers, there are tons of paths across the island that cross the varied landscape of the island as well as ancient cities. For those looking for less active activities, opt to visit the Stone Lion or a family silversmith. There are many great restaurants on the island perfect for enjoying the view and sampling some local wine.

Kythnos Island Excursion
Kýthnos

Explore the island of Kythnos, home to glorious hot springs and villages virtually untouched by the tourism industry. Tour the old iron mining mills or visit one of the islands many beaches. Take a photo of the picturesque bay, soak in the hot springs and watch the sunset, or explore the port and seaside taverns.

Hydra Island Excursion
Hydra Island

Explore the island of Hydra on foot or while riding a donkey. Visit the Hydra Museum near the ferry dock to learn about the island’s history or the Cathedral of Hydra in town. Hydra only has one settlement along the natural harbor where pastel and white mansions are scattered on the hillside. Most of these massive homes are now museums but speak to the glamorous past of the island. The island still attracts artists, celebrities, and travellers especially those travelling by yacht. There are several great tavernas where you can enjoy a meal, some offering the experience to dine in a local resident’s home.

Aegina Island Excursion
Aegina Island

Stop at the island of Aegina to explore this well-preserved, historical island. Once a major trade partner and political power, the island is now known for its archaeological sites, charming villages and the production of pistachios. Rent a car or motor bike to quickly tour around Aegina, or head to one of the many beaches to relax on the sand.

Day 7Northern Cyclades/Mykonos

Celebrate upon arrival to Mykonos by visiting the local windmills and enjoying a cocktail on a veranda overlooking Little Venice. The beaches and nightlife add excitement to the picturesque island.

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Northern Cyclades – Mykonos

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Mykonos Island Excursion
Mykonos

Explore the island of Mykonos, Greece’s most famous cosmopolitan island. Named for the grandson of the Greek God Apollo, Mykonos’ vibe is uniquely glam yet simple and has something for everyone. A vivid nightlife, beautiful beaches and historical sites draw in all kinds of travellers including celebrities, families, and students. Visit the local windmills and enjoy a cocktail on a veranda overlooking Little Venice.

Day 8Mykonos

Depart at any time.

Tour ends in the morning, if you would like to spend more time in Mykonos we recommend booking more time on the island.

Departure Day

Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.