Greek Island Cruise

8 Day Cruise from Athens to Athens with Explore

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Explore's 8 Day Greek Island Cruise. Discover traditional Greece on this relaxing cruise around the quiet coves and harbours of Evia. Greece's second largest island is only a stone's throw from Athens and yet surprisingly it remains a hidden gem.

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Cruise Starts In
Starts In
Athens
Cruise Ends In
Ends In
Athens
Accomodation
Accomodation
Simple
Sailing Yacht
Ship Type
Sailing Yacht
Sailing
Trip Style
Sailing
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Relaxing
Trip Pace
Relaxing
Countries Explored:
Greece
Trip Operated By:
Explore
Explore
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Trip Reviews:
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Trip Code:
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Itinerary

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1 Join trip at Athens Airport and transfer to Evia Island to board our caique
Join trip at Athens International Airport. We then travel by bus to the port of Rafina or Marathon where we catch a ferry to the island of Evia. On arrival it is a short taxi / minibus ride to Karystos where the caique is moored. MV Isidoros II is a traditional wooden caique with a large sundeck and a comfortable galley for meals. There is also a boat ladder to make the most of swimming opportunities. All of the cosy cabins are en suite. Our skipper Thanos has been working with us for many years and prides himself on showing the best parts of Greece to the many customers that have travelled with him over the years. Discovering many places that he himself used to sail around as a boy, he is a very proud Greek and loves nothing more than to voyage with us on the boat that he owns around the beautiful waters of the Aegean. Please note that three lunches are included on our boat cruise, but the days these are taken on will vary depending on cruising conditions. The days of the itinerary may also change order because of the cruising and weather conditions. Stay: Boat (Simple)
2 Cruise to Panagia
Our first destination is the harbour town of Karystos, we stop briefly at an anchorage close to Bouros for a swim, before continuing on for an afternoon's exploration of the town. You could visit Costello Rosso or the famous winery Estete of Montofoli. Stay: Boat (Simple) (B/L)
3 Cruise via the lagoon at Porto Buffalo to ancient Eretria
Our next destination is Panagia, a small fishing village lying in the shelter of a fjord. En route, we will stop to swim in the waters off the rugged and undeveloped coastline. Once at Panagia, you could walk to the inland village of Argyro where the tiny red-roofed houses are dwarfed by the mountains or visit the beautiful church of Panagia renowned for its frescoes and the two historic olive trees of 2,500 years old next to the small stream full of turtles. Dinner in one of the small family run tavernas by the waterfront. Stay: Boat (Simple) (B/L)
4 Chance to shop and relax in Eretria before cruising to Nea Styra
Today we will cruise to the limit of the Gulf of Evia, where the island splits from the mainland. Greek legends romantically claim that the divide was caused by Poseidon piercing the earth with his trident. We travel via Porto Buffalo - a beautiful and private lagoon before continuing a leisurely cruise to Eretria, one of the best well known cities of ancient Greece, the birthplace of our alphabet - wrongly named Latin - and an extensive archeological site with a superb museum. We enjoy our evening in the long cosmopolitan promenade of the town watching the small ferries coming and going to the mainland. Stay: Boat (Simple) (B/L)
5 Cruise via peaceful Porto Lafia to the fishing village of Marmari
We make the most of this morning's perfect location for a swim and snorkel before cruising towards Nea Styra, an area of stunning beaches and coastline. The rolling hills above the small summer resort, lead to the silver-green valley of olives, which we'll have the opportunity to explore this afternoon. As the sun sets in the historic bay of Marathon, the promenade comes to life with all the locals and visitors experiencing the typical Mediterranean strolling before dining al-fresco. Stay: Boat (Simple) (B/L)
6 Swim amongst the exclusive Petali Islands en route to Karystos
This morning will see us cruising towards Porto Lafia, a peaceful hamlet where we can swim off the boat in Lafia Bay. From here we continue to Marmari, of typical Aegean fishing village with numerous small tavernas and cafes dotted along the promenade. Stay: Boat (Simple) (B/L)
7 Option to visit Castello Rosso Fort
Our last day cruising takes us towards the Archipelagos of Petali, where seven private and exclusive islands offer the best of the 'Jet Set' in the Aegean. Once the summer residence of the Greek Royal family, today the playground of Picasso family, the Embiricos family and other shipping tycoons. Maria Calas spent many summers of her lifetime here. From here we will return to Karystos where we will overnight in a small hotel. Tonight we will have the chance to taste the Islands organic desert wine after dinner in one of the waterfront restaurants. Stay: Hotel (Standard) (B/L)
8 Ferry to Rafina and transfer to Athens Airport where our trip ends
Today we leave Karystos and take the short taxi / minibus ride back to the ferry for the journey back to Rafina. From Rafina or Marathon we are transfered to Athens International Airport where our trip ends. * The itinerary may vary depending on local weather conditions (B)

Explore! Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Caique - Spend six nights on a traditional wooden boat where our friendly crew provide a home away from home feel
  • Greek food - Tuck in to freshly prepared breakfasts and lunches on our caique and have the chance for dinner at authentic waterside taverns
  • Aegean Sea - Swim and snorkel every day in the warm, azure waters and look out for sea life in rocky coves
Trip Pace: Relaxed
  • You can enjoy easy-going activities and experiences on these Relaxed pace tours, with opportunities to absorb the sights and immerse yourself in the local surroundings, but still come home feeling relaxed and refreshed
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Sunday 20 Jun 2021 Sunday 27 Jun 2021 73per person 1,757per person Sold Out
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Sunday 04 Jul 2021 Sunday 11 Jul 2021 73per person 1,757per person Sold Out
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Sunday 20 Jun 2021 Sunday 27 Jun 2021 119solo traveller 2,861solo traveller Sold Out
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