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Greek Sailing

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The one that dives deep into Greece’s turquoise waters as you sail between remote beaches

Travel Style

Sailing & Cruise

Take your time and explore in-detail each destination on this trip. Find out more

  • Duration

    8 days

  • Places

    8 places

  • Meals

    7 Breakfasts

  • Transport Style

    Sailing Boat

  • Group Size

    Max 16 people, 8 people per boat x 2 boats

  • Team

    Captain & Crew

Athens, Aegina, Hydra, Plaka, Spetses, Ermioni, Poros, St Aemilianus Bay

Greek Sailing

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Where I'll Stay?

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  • 7 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    6 nights in Yacht, 1 night in Hotel

    There'll be fun and frolics aplenty on board Contiki's very own sailing vessel, where for 7 nights you'll be tucked into cosy twin-share cabins. Those who want to treat themselves are welcome to pay extra for their own room.

About this trip

All aboard - we’re headed to paradise. Kicking things off in the ancient city of Athens, we’ll head to our home for the next week - the cosy cabins of our typical cruising sailing vessel. As we glide through the glittering med, we’ll paddle board and snorkel in the calm waters of Aegina harbour, explore the cathedrals and nightspots of Hydra, and kick back on the tranquil bays of Plaka. Then we’ll get the party started on the postcard pretty isle of Aegina before heading back to Athens.

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Nights spent per location

  1. Athens

  2. 1 1 night

    Aegina

  3. 1 1 night

    Hydra

  4. 1 1 night

    Plaka

  5. 1 1 night

    Spetses

  6. via via

    St Aemilianus Bay

  7. 1 1 night

    Ermioni

  8. 1 1 night

    Poros

  9. 1 1 night

    Athens

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DAY 1 - Athens to Aegina

Athens

These islands aren't going to sail themselves! Board our yacht, meet your fellow sailors and get ready to drift out of Athens. You've heard it here first, this trip is made for those that love to chill, swim, eat and repeat while getting up on the water like a boss. All aboard, let's do this!

Aegina

Apart from being jaw-droppingly beautiful and packed with history, this island is pretty as a picture, and offers all of the good things you've come accustomed to, like beach loungers, clear blue waters and local vibes that we know and love. What else do you need to know? Aegina knows how to throw a party. Which makes it the perfect spot for our first evening.

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DAY 2 - Aegina to Hydra

Aegina

From Aegina we set sail for the Hollywood hangout of Hydra.

Hydra

This vehicle free destination is a great spot to stretch out those legs. With cathedrals, monasteries, fresh seafood and amazing nightlife, it’s impossible to be bored on this jewel of an island. Grab some eats and get on your dancing shoes.

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DAY 3 - Hydra to Plaka

Hydra

The yachting life will feel all very perfect & natural this morning as we anchor up yet again & cruise the Med in search of our next destination. 

Plaka

Plaka Leonidion calls us back to Greece's mainland for a day in which swimming in tranquil bays is high priority. This charming seaside town will make you wish you were of Greek heritage as you settle into life on deck once again, and work oh so hard on that magificent tan. Aaaaand, relax. 

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DAY 4 - Plaka to Spetses

Plaka

Plaka will leave us feeling all inspired by what the Greek coastline has on offer - so we'll stick to it! Making our way to Spetses little further in the bay.

Spetses

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DAY 5 - Spetses to Ermioni via St Aemilianus Bay

Spetses

Leaving Spetses behind this morning we’re headed for another dreamy swim spot. Greece, you do spoil us.

St Aemilianus Bay

We’ll stretch our limbs and cool down with a swim stop at St Aemilianus Bay, before journeying onto Ermioni.

Ermioni

With its sloped hillsides and quaint port, Ernioni is a charming tumble of traditional architecture and natural beauty. We’ll soak up the peaceful vibes ready for more adventures tomorrow.

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DAY 6 - Ermioni to Poros

Ermioni

See ya, Ermioni, we’ve got more historical artefacts and endless coastlines ahead of us.

Poros

This vibrant settlement has stacks of pastel houses to admire, alongside a dreamy hillside clock tower.

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DAY 7 - Poros to Athens

Poros

Our final sea journey onboard the boat that we have come to know as home. From Poros we set sail for Athens, perhaps with a little tear in our eye.

Athens

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened! Maybe you should just book another trip to ease the pain…

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DAY 8 - Depart Athens

Athens

Back on Athenian shores where the adventure commenced 8 days ago, we'll say our farewells & wrap up the trip. Dry those salty tears, and make sure you swap deets to plan your next sunny escape soon...

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What documents do I need to travel?

Dependent on where you’re travelling and your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter into certain countries - please check this well in advance of your trip departure date. The majority of our Europe trips travel in countries that are covered by the Schengen Agreement which relates to visas. Citizens of many countries - e.g. Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada - can travel in the Schengen area without a visa. If you require a visa to enter the Schengen area you only need to obtain one visa which will allow you to travel in all Schengen countries. For non-Schengen countries, you may be able to obtain a visa upon arrival, depending on your nationality. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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1. Visas can take up to six weeks & a fee is normally charged.
2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part or all of your trip & will result in you incurring considerable expense & inconvenience.
3. It is better to apply for all visas through your travel agent or local consular services before you leave home.
4. Contiki will provide you with visa contacts from our London base at the Royal National Hotel, if necessary.

What are the luggage restrictions?

On our European trips, you can bring one bag or suitcase of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” x 20” x 10”), with a max weight of 20kg (44lbs) to be stored in the hold & one small day bag to take on board. Your day bag should be a backpack, duffel bag or satchel only (no small luggage cases or suitcases with wheels on board the coach).

What do the Contiki team do?

People are at the heart of everything we do, and our team is what makes our trips the best. Our worldwide On-Road Team, locally based staff & network of Local Guides are all extensively trained & widely travelled, & are the best in the business. But we know it’s not just about training, it’s about passion & our team have it in their blood. 
Your Trip Manager is like your walking, talking guidebook – just for you. They plan your itinerary every day, organise your food and accomodation and book your Free Time Add ons, and because they know everything about where you’re going, you will too. Your Drivers are the experts on getting you from A to B efficiently and safely in Europe. They know their way around better than google maps & they’ll drop you at your door & unload your bags for you. Local Guides provide specialist knowledge when you need it and will always help you avoid the tourist traps.

What's not included that I should budget for?

Aside from essentials like flights, how much spending money you’ll need will depend on the duration of the trip and how much you anticipate spending on personal expenses like alcohol or shopping. Before you travel, it’s also a good idea to read up on and get an idea of the Free Time Add-Ons you think you’ll want to do on trip, as these will form part of your overall budget. We’d advise doing some research on your chosen European destinations beforehand, looking at things like:
 
- Cost of a local lunch
 
- Cost of a local dinner
 
- Cost of a local taxi
 
- Cost of entry to a sightseeing spot


In all areas of the service industry in Europe, from restaurants, bars, hotels & taxis, it is common practice to tip if you feel that the service received has been excellent.
The same goes for your Contiki Team. If you feel that your Trip Manager & Driver’s service has been exceptional, then feel free to tip them if you feel they’ve done a great job. If you choose to tip, we recommend around 2 Euros per day, however whether or not you choose to tip (& how much) is completely up to you.

Will I be able to access WiFi on my trip?

Yes! Our fleet of modern, sleek coaches are kitted out with WiFi in all places except Greece, as are most hotels & hostels across the continent, so you’ll always be able to effortlessly get online and update everyone back home about your incredible adventure.

What are Contiki’s sustainability credentials?

We believe that travelling sustainably and consciously, matters. Contiki Cares is our commitment to protecting the communities we visit, the wildlife we interact with, and the planet we all share. Our founding partner, the TreadRight Foundation was established 10 years ago as a not-for-profit organisation focused on promoting sustainable tourism within The Travel Corporation’s family of brands. From street tours that support local residents, refugees and the vulnerably housed, to dining experiences that support local farmers, our consciouc travel experiences let you see things from a different perspective. Find out more at https://www.contiki.com/uk/en/about/contiki-cares.

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