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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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Destination Map & Video


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 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. 

ALWAYS CHECK WITH US BEFORE BOOKING FLIGHTS

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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EXCITING SAILING, DELICIOUS FOOD, AND FASCINATING GREEK SITES. THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME.

Rated 5 out of 5
5th November 2021

Traveling with Hamish is always an adventure! An unforgettable way to visit several charming Greek towns, experience exceptional food and service, and appreciate current and ancient cultures.

John and Anne

Sailing and sipping wine in the beautiful Greek isles, what more could you want!

Rated 5 out of 5
4th November 2021

Greece was fabulous and being able to take the wheel of the yacht was an amazing experience. WBN never disappoints. We had an absolute blast with gorgeous food, sunsets and fun and laughter with great company and new friends

Pam

Can't Wait For Our Next WBN Trip!

Rated 5 out of 5
3rd November 2021

What can I say about a WBN trip? This is our second trip with WBN and it lands squarely in the top 5 trips of a lifetime!! (Top spot goes to WBN Zambezi trip, in case you are wondering, and we have reservations for New Zealand in the spring!) Greece has long been a bucket list item and getting to experience it under sail was an amazing opportunity. Hamish and Melissa showed us an adventure like no other. Not only did we eat and drink well, we learned a few things about sailing!! There might have been a little competition among each us as we took our turn at the helm under sail to see who could reach the fastest speed on the water. I truly appreciated the chance to try my hand at sailing. I can see how this could easily become an addiction!! Hamish also made sure we got in our fair share of culture with the Acropolis, Parthenon and the Ancient Amphitheater of Epidavros which were all incredible sites to visit. Hamish even treated us to a true Kiwi chant to test the acoustics at the amphitheater. If you are looking for adventure, great company, awesome food and lifelong friends, you can’t go wrong with a trip with WBN!!

Alli Bolt

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