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Family cruise 8-day Adventure Tour Peloponnese
Take a vacation – board a majestic three mast motor sailor and experience the Islands in the Saronic Gulf and the Peloponnese coastline with the whole family. For seven days, you discover this epic coastline by boat and bike, kayak and on foot. Cycle through citrus and pomegranate orchards, stroll through the picturesque medieval town of Nafplio with its imposing stronghold. We will also explore the islands in the Saronic Gulf, each of which has its very own charm and character. The pistachio island of Agina or the completely traffic free island of Hydra, where donkeys have been the only means of transport since time immemorial. The islands of Poros and Spetses, fragrant with wild herbs, are sure to enchant your senses.
The countless beautiful bays to anchor in are definitely a highlight of the tour. The family friendly activities allow plenty of room for fun, games, and spontaneity. Cycle, hike, kayak, swim and chill on board: decide for yourself each day what amount of activity you wish to take part in. A local guide can give you insider tips and accompanies you on the various activities, introducing you to local culture and tales of the ancient past.
For the bicycle tours we have touring bikes, which can be rented at 40 euro per week. Trailer bikes as well as children’s seats can be rented at 20 euro per week. On request, your tour guide, who knows the area, will accompany you on the tours. For an additional charge there are also a couple of E-bikes available on board. The tours usually do not demand special fitness on part of the participants. The walks and short hikes take place on good, sometimes even asphalted paths and are also not demanding. Should some activities require a bit more in the way of physical fitness, the tour guide will point this out. Rental helmets for adults are required on all cycle tours. Helmets are available on board in limited number (on request). You are kindly requested to bring own helmets for children.
These tours are especially suited for children. Please have in mind that we can supply rental bikes only for a body height of at least 4.2 ft./1,30 m. On request, we can supply children’s seats and trailer bikes (additional fee: 20 euro/week).
Premium ship (shower/WC in each cabin) - the ship is a three-mast motor yacht built as a traditional Turkish gullet, a ship with best equipment, which combines pure elegance with greatest comfort. With its towering masts, this proud ship is a real eye-catcher in any harbour. The saloon and guest cabins are spacious. The expansive ships deck provides an array of comfortable seating arrangements. A perfect setting in which to enjoy the cruise, read a book or simply to regenerate in whilst the sea breeze sooths the senses. At mealtimes the guests are pampered with a generous variety of authentic dishes, created masterfully in the on board galley, bringing an insight into the diversity of the Greek kitchen to the table.
The on-board chef is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast and one or two warm meals a day. The catering starts with dinner on the arrival day and ends with breakfast on the departure day.
There is no WiFi connection offered on board this ship. If you need to connect to the internet during the tour, we recommend to take your portable electronic device to a cafe or bar somewhere in the harbour. Free WiFi is on offer almost everywhere. If you order something to eat or drink, then you are able to use the WiFi to your hearts content.
This tour is conducted bilingually, in English and German.
Children up to age 16 receive a 25 % discount on the basic tour price
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Marina Zeas (Piraeus/Athens) – (Embarkation)
Individually arranged arrival at Marina Zeas, a part of Piraeus and about 25 km from the airport. Check in is possible from 2 pm. Dinner will be on board and the night will be spent in Piraeus.
Island of Aegina
In the morning, we cast off! Our boat takes us to Agina, an island known internationally for its excellent pistachios. Our guide invites us for a tour of the old town including a visit to the local archeological excavation site. Here you can lay eyes on an ancient Bronze Age village as well as the Apollo Temple, which rests above. We will have time to explore the narrow streets of the old town individually also, and the chance to taste all kinds of local pistachio specialties. In the late afternoon, the boat will take us to a quiet bay where we can swim and kayak until the sun goes down. The night is spent in the bay.
Island of Hydra (aprx. 1.9 mi./3 km on foot)
Our journey continues by boat to the island of Hydra. Donkeys have been the only means of transport on this beautiful island since it rose to importance in the middle ages as a seafaring harbor. Since the Greek fight for independence, which took place between 1821 – 1830, the island fell into a fairy-tale like slumber and time stood still. It was only in 1957 when the film, ‘Boy on a Dolphin’, with the unforgettable Sofia Loren was filmed here, that the Island awoke and became an artistic haven. Our guide shows us the most attractive sights of the capital city before leading us on a 3 km hike along the coastline to the beach at Vlychos. A Taxi boat will take us from here back to the capital. We can enjoy the rest of the afternoon in the unique island atmosphere accompanied mostly by a spectacular sunset.
Island of Spetses (aprx. 6 mi./10 km per bicycle)
On our way to the Island of Spetes, we can enjoy a lengthy swim stop directly form the boat. Once we arrive at the Island capital, in typical blue and white Greek Island flair, we take the chance to visit a museum dedicated to the Greek heroin, Laskarina Bouboulina. In the afternoon, we cycle to the old fishing port where we can enjoy the local beach. In the evening, there is enough time to enjoy a stroll through the pebble mosaic lanes of the old town, unwinding with a sundowner in one of the local taverns.
Nafplio (aprx. 9 mi./15 km per bicycle)
In the morning we cruise to Nafplio. On arrival in the former Greek capital, we mount our bicycles and cycle along the sea side promenade to Karathonas Beach. Here we can swim and enjoy the various water sports available on offer. In the afternoon our guide will take us for a gander through the pretty streets of the old town in Nafplio. The sophisticated fortifications of the town are impressive, along with their rich history. Flowers bring the streets to life with their colors and the vibe is set by the cafes, bars and restaurants each contributing their own individual flair.
Porto Heli – Ermioni – Island of Poros (aprx. 11 mi./17 km per bicycle)
In the morning we cruise to Porto Heli. It is here that we start a longer, but relatively flat, bike tour leading us through rural landscapes to the pretty harbor of Ermioni. The boat meets us here and takes us to the island of Poros. Of course, we won’t forget to take a swim stop along the way. The harbor of Poros is a true eye catcher, with its magnificent bell tower, where we can enjoy an evening in true Greek fashion.
Island of Poros (aprx. 6 mi./10 km per bicycle)
From the city of Poros, we cycle to the orthodox monastery of Zoodochos Pigis from the 18th century. After a visit, we can enjoy a homemade lemonade or coffee in the nearby café before taking advantage of the sandy beach with its turquoise blue water. Back on board the last cruise can be enjoyed before arriving back in Piräus in the late afternoon. A last, celebratory evening meal on board can be enjoyed in the company of the guests, tour guides and crew, reflecting on the experiences of the week.
Marina Zeas (Piraeus/Athens) – (Disembarkation)
After breakfast on board it is time to disembark to return home or to extend your holiday a few days longer in Athens.
Itinerary changes We reserve the right to make changes to the route in the case of changing wind and weather conditions as well as for reasons of organizational necessity.
Tours marked with are special prices.
|Start||End||Max. No. Guests||Accommodation||Price p.p.|
|Jul 11 2020||Jul 18 2020||18||Single rooms||1,890€|
|Jul 18 2020||Jul 25 2020||18||Single rooms||1,890€|
|Jul 25 2020||Aug 01 2020||18||Single rooms||1,890€|
|Aug 01 2020||Aug 08 2020||18||Single rooms||1,890€|
|Aug 08 2020||Aug 15 2020||18||Single rooms||1,890€|
|Aug 15 2020||Aug 22 2020||18||Single rooms||1,890€|
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