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Hidden Gems of the Saronic Gulf and Eastern Peloponnese 9-day private catamaran charter
A private charter for up to 6 people on a fully-crewed catamaran, on a journey through the classical antiquity of the Saronic Gulf. It’s a chance to get close-up and personal to the real Greece with time dedicated to exploring the culture and beauty of Athens.
Calling at: Athens –Epidaurus – Hydra – Spetses – Ermioni – Poros – Aegina - Athens
Your vessel: The winds and waters of the Saronic Gulf were made for catamarans – stable twin-hulled boats with much more deck and saloon space than mono-hull yachts. As you would expect cabins are more spacious and well-appointed. Life in general is lived al fresco, with breakfast and a light lunch included in the price as we find that guests generally prefer to find a waterfront taverna for dinner – if spoiled for choice ask the captain or the stewardess. There are three guest cabins which between them sleep up to 6 people. We are happy to run the private charter for as few as two people – it’s ideal for a family, a multi-generational holiday or even a honeymoon!
- Overnight in Athens and guided Athens Tours
- The theatre at Epidaurus
- Artists’ colony on Hydra
- The car-free delights of old Spetses
- Beautiful beaches at Ermioni
- The charm and romance of Poros
- Sophisticated Aegina
Your holiday price Included/Excluded
- 1 night in a 5-star hotel in Athens and guided Athens city tour
- Luxury Transfers from and between airport, hotel, catamaran
- Yacht charter for 7 nights
- Skipper and hostess
- Breakfast & light lunch
- Port charges
- All fuel as required
- Post-cruise cleaning
- Optional excursions
- Optional full-board supplement of €20 per day
- Crew Tips – 10-15% industry standard
Day 1-2: Athens
Athens sightseeing tour and overnight – sample the tavernas in the Plaka district..
Day 3: Athens to Epidaurus
Athens to Epidaurus, the ancient city famous for both its fabulous Greek theatre and as a sanctuary of healing.
Day 4: Hydra
A cruise of 32 nautical miles to cosmopolitan Hydra, a flourishing artists’ colony and cultural centre where everybody gets around by donkey as no vehicles are allowed.
Day 5: Spetses
A short hop to Spetses, another island where no cars are allowed. Take a horse drawn carriage tour of the old Venetian mansions and then dine in the old harbour area.
Day 6: Ermioni
An even shorter hop to Ermioni, on the mainland of the Peloponnese. Historic architecture here and some wonderful beaches for a day spent on the sands.
Day 7: Poros
Today we visit Poros, a sophisticated resort much loved by wealthy Athenians. A great place for upscale souvenir shopping.
Day 8: Aegina
Our penultimate port of call is Aegina – the island of the pistachio trees It has a classy cosmopolitan vibe, but the old ruins and temple are well worth a visit.
Day 9: Athens
Cruise back to Athens for onward transport to the airport or your Athens hotel if you have planned to take any of our land excursions.