Alimos, Paros, Naxos, Ios, Santorini. Bound together, the words whispering in the ears waiting to become reality. Island hopping in greek islands.
Tuesday, 02 June 2015
Οne of the most popular starting points sailing in Greece, is Attica. It offers many luxurious marinas, with high quality services, such as Marina Zea, the Athens Marina and the marina of Flisvos -which can even accommodate super yacht-, like the marina of Alimos -which is the basis for most charter boats.
On the east side, Lavrion, there is the Olympic Marine which has extensive facilities for sailing. Sailing Yacht Chartering is very common to the tourists of Greece, and there are too many options to sail with crew or bareboat, with small yachts or large. Most charter companies take even transportation to and from the airport for their clients, offering them integrated seafood experience packages and more than you can imagine.
By searching the web you can find many websites that offers sailing charter services online, which one of the best is Yachtsailing.gr and is based at the biggest and most known marina of Athens, Alimos Marina.
This is the base of our charter company, Yachtsailing.gr. Happy people and smily faces :-).
In our case we arrived at Alimos Marina from Eleutherios Venizelos Airport by car.
We had the time to explore the Marina, as the crew tuning our legal papers for safe sailing.
A really warm and welcome environment well organised
And finally our sailing yacht, lovely:
First destination, Paros: the island loved by windsurfers and groups of young people that flood the café bar of Paroikia and its famous church Ekatontapiliani and Naoussa with its elegant castle. The island of dazzling white marble, with golden sands and turquoise waters.
Arriving at Naxos. A rich, fertile, individual place. With centuries of history and nature that generously is presenting all the time. Magical beaches, Venetian towers, Byzantine churches, countless villages, mountains and caves. The castle is unique in the Aegean and continuously inhabited for centuries ...
Next destination, Ios. The most famous party island of Greece. Here you will experience the definition of frenzied fun until dawn in the bars and clubs of the country and the exotic Mylopotas with the bright turquoise waters. Additionally you are going to stand with awe facing the grave of Homer and at Skarkos, the largest settlement of the half Early Bronze Age.
And then you will see the Caldera of Santorini (click to find an exclusive huge Santorini guide). The sailing boat circumnavigate to the volcano and back, on the vertical volcanic rocks, villages getting as white lava. Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli, Oia. The myth of lost Atlantis, the Old and New Kameni. The destruction and regeneration. Private dinners overlooking the volcano, the wines from the volcanic vineyard, high gastronomy, luxury to the fullest. But also the Cape(akrotiri), the most famous prehistoric settlement in the Aegean, volcanic beaches, the caves. An island-phenomenon, dream life for millions of people around the world and a high worldwide destination.
Island hopping at the archipelago of the Aegean is a really authentic experience you are going to have in a lifetime.
Build your own program, select route and let your sailing skipper to travel you and your team comfortably and pleasantly in the most safe way in the Aegean island or any other unique destination around Greece.
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