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Duration
9 days
Cost
£3395
Arrival Airport
Athens (ATH)
Air Temp
27°C (81°F)
Water Temp
25°C (77°F)
Camping
5 nights
Hotel
3 nights

Overview


As much as we love rafting, spending time on the water, sailing in the Greek Islands is hard to beat. This is relaxing small group adventure at its best. Under the guidance of your skipper, you’ll get to explore some stunning and historic parts of the Sarionic Gulf. Blue warm water, al fresco dining either on board the yacht or in the many local restaurants, this is a fabulous adventure. You’ll be one in a maximum of eight fun loving people plus your skipper who get to crew on the boat and turn your hand to sailing  too. Pull into stunning anchorages, take a swim off the boat and explore the nearby islands. Explore The Acropolis and the Parthenon amongst other sites in Athens and more besides once we are sailing.  If you are a group of 6-8 we can easily arrange alternate dates by arrangement. A perfect holiday for 2 families as well. If you have ever wanted to explore the Greek Islands by sail boat, this could be your next holiday.

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What you will be up to


1

Arrive into Athens International Airport and be greeted by your skipper, who will escort you to your hotel.
Included: Dinner

2

Explore the fascinating city of Athens for the day. With so many sights to see, we can highly recommend a sunset trip to the Acropolis
Included: Breakfast & Dinner

3

We are up early to take the 45 minute drive to Piraeus where we step on board our 45 foot yacht. You’ll get a safety briefing from your skipper and be issued with your cabins before we set sail (wind permitting) to Poros, a wonderful sheltered island.
Included: All meals

4

After a swim and breakfast onboard the yacht, we depart for the gorgeous trip to Hydra. The afternoon is yours to explore this wonderful town and we’ll get to sample one of the many amazing restaurants here.
Included: All meals

5

Today we’ll make our way from Hydra to Porto Cheli, a stunning sheltered bay where we can hike, explore the town and take a swim to cool off.
Included: All Meals

6

Today, we’ll sail from Porto Cheli towards Methana and onto Epidavros where we explore the ancient theatre dating back to the 4th century. Enjoy the amazing moorings here and the many wonderful restaurants.
Included: All meals

7

A built in extra day to give us the flexibility to explore this wonderful area.
Included: All meals

8

Our final day on the water. We’ll sail from Epidavros to Aegina for lunch before heading back to Piraeus for dinner and onto our hotel.
Included: All meals

9

After breakfast, you depart for your flight home.
Included: Breakfast

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USA +1 303 261 8896

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Dates & Prices


DatesDuration
Friday 22 October 2021 - Saturday 30 October 20219 days£FULL€FULL$FULL
Friday 8 July 2022 - Saturday 16 July 20229 days£3495€3750$4895
Friday 21 October 2022 - Saturday 29 October 20229 days£3495€3750$4895

Flights to Athens, Greece

In order to give you increased flexibility for your vacation please call our UK or US office’s for advice on who to book your flights with. Alternatively, why not use your frequent flyer miles for your adventure? There are many options for your flight to Athens with Swiss, LufthansaBA Aegean or the Low Cost airline, Easyjet. Alternatively we have teamed up with GYT who can provide you with a competitive flight quote by filling out this form on the Water By Nature website. Please ensure you DO NOT book your flights until your trip is CONFIRMED.
We have price and departure information about the following trips in Switzerland (river prices only – flights not included).

In order to secure your place pay your deposit  of £600 per person (USD$750 for U.S. customers).

Please note that prices shown in Euros and USD are indicative only, as they fluctuate. The actual rate payable is always GBP only.

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What you should bring


We find most of our clients have in their posession already what is needed for a river journey. We have broken down here the items into what you’ll need on the river and in camp. An equipment list of what you will require for your adventure will be sent to you prior to your departure.

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Current COVID Travel Status To Greece


Travelling from the US

Greece is open to travellers from the US

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
    • Greece will currently only allow EU citizens, EU residents, and residents of certain other specific countries to enter.  As of April 19, residents of the United States are now allowed to enter Greece.  However, significant movement restrictions and other COVID-19 prevention measures still apply, as detailed elsewhere on this page.  Review requirements for transit countries prior to travel as well. 
    • If you need clarification on whether you may enter Greece, contact the closest Greek Embassy or consulate, as well as your airline prior to travel.  The U.S. Embassy in Athens cannot give you permission to enter Greece or request exceptions to Greece or EU travel restrictions.
    • All travelers who are eligible to enter Greece must complete the online Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least 48 hours before entering Greece.  See the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs post on procedures for international arrivals.  Travelers with connecting flights to Greece report overnight delays for failing to fill out the PLF prior to travel.
    • All Greek citizens and permanent residents must now submit a PLF prior to departure as well.
    • Once you start filling out the PLF form, you are given the option to select arrival or departure.  For any questions regarding this form, the Greek Government has instituted a PLF Hot Line at +30-215-560-5151, available Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm in English and Greek.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes, in most cases
    • All travelers entering Greece are required to present a negative molecular test result (PCR test) for COVID-19, performed up to 72 hours before their entry to Greece.
    • Fully vaccinated individuals who are residents of the U.S., EU, and certain other countries may enter Greece without a PCR test if they present a vaccination certificate The vaccination certificate must be in English, issued by a public authority, and demonstrate that vaccination was completed at least 14 days before arrival to Greece.  However, PCR tests may still be required for transit points.
    • Refer to travel.gov.gr for detailed information on PCR test requirements for entry to Greece and vaccination certificate requirements.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
    • All visitors from air, land or sea, will be subject to random tests upon arrival. Upon being tested, travelers move to their final destination. In the event of a positive result, they will be contacted and placed on 14-day quarantine, with expenses covered by the Greek state.
    • Ferry operators and airlines require travelers to complete a health status questionnaire, submit to a temperature check, and wear a mask.  The health form is available here in English and Greek, and provided by transportation operator on site.
  • For information on requesting extension of 90 day visa free travel or obtaining residence permits for U.S. citizens in Greece, please see the corresponding pages on this website.

 Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? Yes

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
    • Beginning April 19, residents of the United States, EU and Schengen states, the UK, UAE, Serbia, and Israel are exempted from quarantine restrictions if they present: 1. A negative PCR test taken up to 72 hours before arrival, or 2. A certificate of vaccination, in English, issued by a public authority, provided that the vaccination was completed at least 14 days before arrival to Greece. 

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Updated 22 April 2021

Travelling from the UK

You may travel to Greece if you are fully vaccinated with an NHS approved vaccine. Children under the age of 18 may travel and will also be exempt from quarantining when returning to the UK. Contact us for more details or check https://www.gov.uk/world/greece

Travelling from elsewhere then contact us to find out the latest.

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Sailing the Greek Isles

Rated 5 out of 5
29th July 2019

This was truly a trip of a lifetime! Sailing with Hamish was a wonderful experience. His competence, humor, and knowledge of the area made for a relaxed and fun-filled adventure. We explored coastlines and islands that we would never have seen on our own. The food on board was delicious, and the dinners at local Tavernas was a high point of the trip. The itinerary is well planned with time to explore the Acropolis and museums in Athens before setting sail for the Peloponnese. Once at sea, we swam each day, walked around ancient villages, and had plenty of beautiful days to sail on the Aegean. I fully recommend this trip to anyone interested in exploring Greece by boat. You will be well cared for and will not be disappointed!

Lara Hart

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