The Aegean Explorer
This epic 4 week voyage is a true voyage of exploration, Island hopping between the very best of the Aegean Islands in a circular route that starts and finishes in the vibrant and historic city of Athens. You will have plenty of time to explore ashore and will see some of the more famous places on your ‘bucket list’ such as Mykonos, Santorini or Rhodes, as well as some hidden gems you have probably never heard of like Folegandros, Milos, Nysiros or Amorgos. This is a true Greek island Odyssey of which even Odysseus would approve.
DISCOVER HIDDEN GREECE - A 4 WEEK SAILING ADVENTURE - 1st Leg 02nd October 2016
Sunday - Lavrion
Fly UK to Athens and transfer to Lavrion harbour. After your check in, why not take the tram into the historic centre of Athens, the history and culture of which speaks for itself.
Monday - Kithnos (28 nm) -
We usually make for Loutra, a spa resort since ancient times where you can bath in the therapeutic waters which run from the hot spring down to a natural "Jacuzzi" on the beach.
Tuesday - Sifnos (37 nm)
Set sail early, heading north east towards the Island of Sifnos, stopping in Vathi, an idyllic natural harbour for lunch and a swim before heading up the coast to Kamares. Enjoy a sundowner at the Captain's bar with your feet in the sand.
Wednesday - Poliagos (33 nm)
Exploring the beautiful islands of Kimolos and Poliagos, before overnighting in Milos.
Thursday - Folegandros (37 nm)
Folegandros is a wonderfully relaxing island. Take an evening trip to the Chora, with more spectacular views of the Aegean.
Friday - Ios (23 nm)
Well known as a party island, Ios has something for everyone - great beaches and bars in the evening after a late afternoon trip to the reputed site of Homer's tomb.
Saturday - Santorini (25 nm)
Probably the most famous island in the Mediterranean. Fira, the iconic town perched on the top of the 300 metre cliffs is perhaps the best known image of the Greek islands.
Sunday - Santorini
A day off the water, with time to explore the island and the wonderful perched towns on the edge of the caldera.
Monday - Schinousa (32 nm)
Travelling to this timeless island, notable for the absence of cars.
Tuesday - Iraklia (7 nm)
Visit the cave on the top of Iraklia and overnight in the harbour.
Wednesday - Amorgos (18 nm)
Visit the monastery at the edge of the cliff.
Thursday - Astipalaia (22 nm)
Remote and beautiful - explore the main town.
Friday - Nisyros (30 nm)
The island is famous for its live volcano, which is well worth a visit.
Saturday - Kos (25 nm)
Visit the birthplace of modern medicine and enjoy the shade under the tree of Hippocrates.
Sunday - Kos
A day off the water, with time to explore the island - visit Kefalos for watersports, the Asklepion near Kos town or take a trip up to Zia for a spectacular sunset.
DISCOVER HIDDEN GREECE - A 4 WEEK SAILING ADVENTURE - 2nd Leg 16th October
Sunday - Kos - Arrivals and departures.
The island combines the chic bars of the waterfront with the traditional charm of the backstreet town and the smaller villages. Explore the town, or if you arrive early enough, relax on one of the nearby beaches.
Monday - Kalymnos (20 nm)
This island is famous for sponge diving, now also a great destination. The bustling harbour town boasts several museums, and a lively neo-classical sea-front.
Tuesday - Leros (17 nm)
The largest of the islands south of Patmos, explore the market for thyme honey and other local herbs and organic specialities.
Wednesday - Patmos (20 nm)
The island is famous for being the place where St John wrote the Book of Revelation. Visit the cave where he lived and the impressive monastery built in his honour. The busy little town is attractive, though much better once the cruise ships have left in the afternoon.
Thursday - Samos (39 nm)
Another jewel in Greece's crown is our destination today, Samos is a beautiful holiday island with a great, bustling town.
Friday - Ikaria (35nm)
One of the healthiest places to live on the planet, explore the local cuisine and culture and find out why !
Saturday - Delos & Rinia (45 nm)
The island of Delos was once regarding as the centre of the ancient world - now one of the most important archaeological sites remaining.
Sunday - Mykonos (5 nm)
A quick hop across to Mykonos, the most famous Greek island of them all. Beaches, little Venice, parties - take your pick !
Monday - Tinos (22 nm)
Known as the Lourdes of the Aegean, famouns for the church on the hill behind the bustling main town.
Tuesday - Syros (35 nm)
Syros is the capital of the Cyclades and a lively cosmopolitan town of some size that retains much of its former splendour combined with present day charm.
Wednesday - Serifos (31 nm)
Stroll along the long sandy beach and take your pick of bars and tavernas.
Thursday - Spetses (55 nm)
After a great days sailing west, enjoy a well deserved sun-downer on this chic island.
Friday - Hydra (15 nm)
Another gem, Hydra is famous for its donkeys and a picture postcard harbour with beautiful tavernas to choose from.
Saturday - Poros (20 nm)
An early sail across to Poros, in time for the Poros regatta - round the cans on the Saturday, followed by a dinner.
Sunday - Poros
Time for the round the island race -Poros style! Prize giving and BBQ after the race.
Monday - Alimos Marina, Athens (25nm)
We head back to Athens and take a tram into the centre for a farewell meal in the Plaka district of this captivating city.
The above itineraries are indicative and subject to weather conditions. Whilst guests will typically see all the islands listed, the skipper may change the order of ports of call or make other changes as may be necessary.
Accommodation Sharing A Double Cabin For 4 Weeks With Ensuite Facilities
Full Tank Of Diesel, Water & Gas
Breakfast And Light Lunch On Board Daily
Regular (Filter) Coffee And Tea
Services Of Our Professional English Speaking Skipper And Hostess
Bed Linen And Towels
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Port charges and taxes are £150
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