Cape Sounion- Daily Sailing
Sail away from the city of Athens buzz and traffic!
Spend an unforgettable day or a weekend sailing through the exceptional landscape of Athens Riviera.Relax in the sun, as a gentle wind passes through the yacht sails.
Enjoy swimming and lunch under the temple of Poseidon. The yacht will be ready for you in the central marina of Athens –Kalamaki.
Together with 6 up to 10 persons (depends the size of yacht) it will be your private yacht, with your own skipper.
 
Agkistri

DESTINATIONS

Athens - Aegina Island (Perdika and Moni islet)

  • On your way to Aegina Island, you will have the opportunity to see the coast of Athens: Piraeus port, Elliniko, Glyfada, Voula, Vouliagmeni and as we approach Agia Marina, the other islands in the gulf. Have a swim at wonderful Moni islet and enjoy your lunch on deck

Lavrion port – Cape Sounion - Kea Island

Agkistri

  • Kea island is situated 2-3 hours away from Lavrion port. It offers bays for free mooring and relaxing moments on the yacht, but also you can visit the port, at the north of the island and an hour farther, making it a bit distant for a daily cruise. The bays, especially Koundouros at the west coast of Kea, offer a wonderful shelter, clean waters, and a perfect opportunity for a relaxing day. Start your return trip at early evening, to enjoy the sun set on your way back.
  • Sounion is only an hour away on a sailing boat from the Lavrion port. Start in early morning from Lavrion, right after you have embarked to the yacht and met your skipper. An hour later you will be swimming to the crystal waters of Sounion. The unique jewel of the cape is the ancient Temple of Poseidon, with view to the Aegean Sea.  Enjoy sun bathing, swimming and water toys for the rest of the day. Sail back to Lavrion port before sun set. If you wish to enjoy longer time traveling under the sails, the skipper can draw a sea route that is adjusted to your preferences for 2, 3 or more hours sailing and yet, visit Sounion for the day.

Athens - Agistri Island

  • Beautiful green Agistri,where pine trees gives green color to the sea. Located in Argosaronic Gulf, just 20 nm miles from Athens.


Kalamaki - Cape Sounion


  • On our way to Sounion, you will have the opportunity to see the whole coast of Athens: Elliniko, Glyfada, Voula, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza, Saronida, Anavyssos and small island of Patroklos. The sailing route by southern Athens Coast lasts around 3-4 hours. Under the ancient temple of Poseidon we will anchor down, relax and enjoy swimming, snorkeling and even fishing.After a good swim, lunch will be served for you on the deck. Around 3pm we will head back to Kalamaki. Passenger involvement in the sailing is optional and under Skipper's supervision, but our aim is to introduce you into the world of Sailing. The skipper will gladly share the steering wheel and give you instructions how to adjust the sails. Learn the basics about sailing, how the sails work, and about navigation without GPS. The trip ends around 8 pm.
 

Temple of Poseidon

Archaeological finds on the site date from as early as 700 BC. Herodotus tells us that in the sixth century BC, the Athenians celebrated a quadrennial festival at Sounion,   which involved Athens' leaders sailing to the cape in a sacred boat. The later temple at Sounion, whose columns still stand today, was probably built in ca. 440 BC. This was during the ascendancy of Athenian statesman Pericles, who also rebuilt the Parthenon in Athens.According to the myth, the ancient king of Athens, Aegeus put an end to his life in cape Sounion (jumping off the cliff) when he saw the boat of his son Theseus returning from Crete with black sails, which was a false sign that his son was killed by the mythical Minotaur.

Greek Food

ITINERARY

  • Checking in, embarkation and introduction: 9.30 am
  • Departure: 10 am (the latest)
  • Return: 8 pm (the latest)
  • Group sizes: 2 – 11 (plus skipper)
  • The charter price includes: yacht rental (with standard equipment), skipper fee and fuels
Food (additional cost 15 euro per person):
  • Breakfast: Traditional Greek pie and Sandwiches Greek salad
  • Snacks: Variety of fruits
  • Lunch: Beef or chicken with vegetables freshly cooked in home made style, Greek salad
  • Drinks: Natural juices, beer, soft drinks, water
*Special rates can apply under specific conditions

About Sail in Greek Waters

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