Saronic Gulf island hopping / Greece Sailing Yacht Cruise

7 Days, 6 Nights

£ 716.19 - £ 769.99
Per Person

All Tour Prices Are Discounted When Booking with 2 Or More Registered GoKo Travellers!

7 Days, 6 Nights

£ 769.99

Per Person
All Tour Prices Are Discounted When Booking with 2 Or More Registered GoKo Travellers!

Saronic Gulf island hopping / Greece Sailing Yacht Cruise

Ready for a "Sailabration"? Thinking of Greece, makes you think of summer. But when you think of summer in Greece, you think SAILING. If you've always dreamt of sailing the Greek oceans, while soaking up the sun with a beer in your hand, then BOAT PARTY LIFE is for you!. There is no need for you to be a skipper. All you need is your passion for the sea, for the party and for meeting new friends from all around the world. Its time to party in one of the most beautiful and picturesque places in the world. Each island, each port, each traditional restaurant is there waiting to be explored. We love the sea, we love the party, we love the experience and we cannot wait to share it with you. Our private fleet is based in Athens, Kalamaki marina, where we offer 4 - 5 cabin yachts that can accommodate 8 and 9 people in pure comfort. All of our yachts are fully equipped with everything you need. The 4 cabin yachts have 3 double cabins and one bunk cabin, along with minimum 2 bathrooms (plus one amazing evening deck shower). The 5 cabin yachts have 4 double cabins and 1 bunk cabin, along with 3 bathrooms (plus one amazing evening deck shower). Bring your own food and beverages (fridges are quite spacious) and organize your meals and drinks around your needs - after all, you know what tickles your fancy better than we do. Each afternoon you will explore the beauties of each island, before returning to the boat for an evening party with your new friends (please bring your own music as we have the option of a CD-Player, AUX or USB stick). It's time to make friends for life!

Tour Summary: The Need-To-Knows


Starting Location: Athens
Finishing Location: Athens
7 Days Accommodation
Self-Catered Meals Included
All Transport Included
Tour suitable for - 18-36 (age range)
Physical rating = 5/10
Best suited for - Traveller - Pioneer - Pure Adventurer
Starting Location: Athens
Finishing Location: Athens
7 Days Accommodation
Self-Catered Meals Included
All Transport Included
Tour suitable for - 18-36 (age range)
Physical rating = 5/10
Best suited for - Traveller - Pioneer - Pure Adventurer
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Tour Itinerary


embarkation, provisioning, relaxing, Glyfada by tram. Check in, allocation, embarkation and meeting the Skipper. After that, leisure time to explore Athens by night. We can propose restaurants, clubs or nice things to see around the area. More info about the area: The city with the most glorious history in the world, a city worshiped by gods and people, a magical city. The enchanting capital of Greece has always been a birthplace for civilisation. It is the city where democracy was born and most of the wise men of ancient times. The most important civilisation of ancient world flourished in Athens and relives through some of the world’s most formidable edifices. Who hasn’t heard of the Acropolis of Athens? Photos and history of the most famous archaeological monument in Europe have made the world tour causing feelings of admiration by thousands of people. Acropolis is nominated to be one of the 7 wonders of modern world. In fact the trademark of Athens is one of the favorites. The Holy Rock of Acropolis dates back to the 5th BC, the famous Golden Age of Periklis. Athens met times of bloom and decline, but still shines under the Attic sky gazing the future. Still sparkling like the marbles of Parthenon and the limpid white of Pentelic marble.
Set sail to Pors at approx. 10am. We make a swim stop on the way and approximately at 4-5pm we moor at Poros. Must see in Poros island is the sunset from the old Clock tower on the top of the Hill. There is also the option of going to the Love Bay for swimming- 15 min by walk - or renting an ATV and go driving around the area. We can propose restaurants and bars for the leisure time at night. More info about the area: The town of Poros is built in the shape of an amphitheatre over two hills. In antiquity Poros consisted in fact of two islands, Sphería and Kalávria, but the last explosion of the Méthana volcano in 273 BC radically changed the morphology of the area. Sphería was cut off from Méthana, and in this way Póros took its present-day form. Lush pine trees vegetation, crystal clear beaches, a lively waterfront adorned with shops, cosy cafes and restaurants, a picturesque capital (it has been declared protected settlement) with grand traditional mansions and picturesque cobbled streets, as well as a wide selection of entertainment venues are the ingredients of this quiet, yet cosmopolitan, destination that attracts visitors from all age groups.
Definitely the most most exciting day of the week. We sail to Hydra. No swim stop, since Hydra is an amazing place to spend your whole day. No cars or motorbikes are allowed. Plenty of activities to do like donkey riding - this is a must do - cliff diving, swimming, relaxing at sunset bars or go around the market for shopping. At night again we can propose restaurants and bars. More info about the area: Just 37 nautical miles from Athens in the Argo-Saronic Gulf, the long, narrow island of Hydra (or Ydra) is both cosmopolitan and tranquil. Donkeys and boats are the only form of transport as laws prohibit automobiles (except for a few small garbage trucks), mopeds, and even bicycles. Due to the island’s status as a national historic monument, strict building laws also regulate development, protecting Hydra’s traditional architectural style and enhancing its old-world charm. Aside from your feet, donkeys and boats are the only means of transport on Hydra. Hydra’s municipality covers 72 square kilometres. The main town is built amphitheatrically around the island’s main harbour, lined with large and small yachts, as well as traditional caciques, or fishing boats. Shops, hotels, cafes, and tavernas line the port, while cobblestone streets and alleyways wind along the coast and climb the steep, rocky hillsides, leading to the island’s various neighbourhoods and villages. Though Hydra has a year-round population of less than 2000 (per 2011 census), which can swell to 6000 over the summer, the interior is nearly uninhabited.
We sail to Ermioni. On the way we will make a swim stop. Ermioni has some of the best places to moor for swimming in the whole Saronic Gulf. We moor at the dock approx at 4pm. Our proposal is to rent a bike and explore the area. Just a small walking distance away from where we dock are some amazing small, private beaches. At night there is a very nice cocktail bar to relax and have your drinks under the moonshine. More info about the area: Ermioni (Ancient Hermione) can be divided into three sections. The commercial Limani port and harbour is located on the Northern side, with the lively Mandrakia on the Southern side of the peninsula. At the Eastern end of the town, is the archaeological pine-cladded forest area called the Bisti. Here one can enjoy leisurely walks at any time of the day, as there is plenty of shade, and visit the 5th Cen. BC temple of Athena, and other ancient, Byzantine and medieval monuments. You can also swim in the clear blue sea, from the rocky coves along the Southern side of the Bisti, which overlook the islands of Dokos and Hydra. Books refer to Ermioni as a seaside town of captivating beauty. This is absolutely correct, as it still remains authentically Greek, charming, hospitable and friendly. For the visitor to Ermioni, there are numerous amenities, from banks, post office, ATM machines, doctors, dentists, pharmacies, physiotherapist, tourist office where one can also hire cars, real estate offices if you wish to buy land or property, taxis, buses to Kranidi and Kosta, various shops, supermarkets, beauty salon, hairdressers, cafes, bars and tavernas.
Today we visit a Volcano. We set sail to Methana. On the way we make a swim stop and then at approx. 4-5 pm we moor at the dock. Methana is the land of Hyphaestus and there is a Volcano and thermal spa at the area. This is an optional trip we propose - but everyone books it - to the top of the mountain where the Volcano erupted hundreds of years ago. We book a mini van or bus, before walk a little to the top of the Volcano. This trip boasts spectacular views at the top. Before sunset, we take everyone to an amazing traditional taverna in a small port to have dinner. This trip costs an extra 30EUR and includes transfer, volcano trip and dinner with unlimited wine. When we return, you have the option to go tho the open air free thermal spot to relax. More info about the area: The peninsula of Méthana with its two steep volcanic slopes is actually a volcano that emerged from the sea! Welcome the opportunity to explore a stunning volcanic landscape with dense vegetation, coastal villages and diverse flora and fauna. The establishment of the spa complex in 1870 made it a popular spa town attracting mainly senior citizens from many European countries. Follow a fascinating route to the fishing village of Agios Geórgios and on to the Baths of Pausanias, one of the peninsula’s hot springs, or follow the footsteps of the ancient historian Pausanias to the ancient city of Méthana. In the village of Paleókastro stand the remains of the classical walls and gates of an acropolis, the rest of which fell into the sea due to a volcanic eruption. The peninsula boasts approximately 32 volcanoes. Climbing to the largest crater is a truly challenging experience. Start from Kaméni Hóra and follow the path on a 25-minute climb to the lip of the volcano. Step on now solid red lava flows and take in views of a different world of savage black, red and green crags and sharp abysses… Last but not least, soak up the atmosphere along the island’s volcanic beaches (Nissaki Ayion Anaryiron, Limniónas and Vathý).
We set sail to Perdika. A small traditional fish village where you have a lot of optional things to do. Except from the beach where you can swim, you can rent a ATV to go around the island of Aegina and visit the town centre and one of the most famous ancient Temples in Greece - The Temple of Aphaia. You can also get the small wooden boat and visit the inhabited island of Moni. There you can relax at the beach, next to the only locals -peacocks and deers! They are all very friendly and a unique thing to see. More info about the area: Perdika village enchants many visitors with its simple charm. It is a small fishing village set in a pretty little bay. The traditional fish tavernas, modern cafés & bars are situated on a raised terrace above the small harbour and these are what attract the day visitor whether from Athens or Aegina Town. It is claimed that this is the best place on the island to come and enjoy a fish lunch overlooking the peaceful bay and Moni island beyond. The old town has the characterictics of the Aegean Sea-style of white square houses and narrow streets. Lots of charter yachts are having Perdika as their first or last day destination. Especially in the weekends Perdika is very lively, mostly with Greek weekend tourists.
We sail back to Athens and on the way we make a swim stop. This is the last one before we moor again at Marina Alimos where we started from. This night is free, so we can propose things to do according to everyone's needs. Most people head straight to the island club party.
Disembarkation, latest by 9am.

Inclusions & Exclusions

INCLUSIONS
  • Skipper for 7 days
  • Berth/Bed
  • Dinghy
  • Outboard Engine
  • Bimini/Sun Tent
  • Sprayhood
  • Autopilot
  • GPS
  • Port Fees
  • Yacht Insurance
  • Fuel
  • Pillows
  • Linen
  • Blankets
  • Towels
  • Yacht End Cleaning
  • Sup’s
  • Hammock
EXCLUSIONS
  • visa fee and International flight.
  • Travel Insurance
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea/coffee, snacks, alcohol (unless stated)
  • Battery re-charge, laundry service, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Cost raised by flight cancellation, emergency rescue charges, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control.
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EQUIPMENT
  • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
  • Cash, credit and debit cards
  • Day pack (Used for daily excursions)
  • First aid kit
  • Fleece top/sweater
  • Footwear
  • Hat
  • Locks for bags
  • Outlet adapter
  • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Shirts/t-shirts
  • Sleepwear
  • Small travel towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
  • Waterproof backpack cover
  • Sandals/flip-flops
  • Shorts/skirts
  • Swimwear

Tour Details / Essential tour information

Book your berth, cabin or whole yacht and join us for your lifetime experience!

Our private fleet is based in Athens, Kalamaki marina, waiting for you to start your sailing trip. We offer 4 and 5 cabin yachts that can accommodate 8 and 9 people in pure comfort. All of our yachts are fully equipped with everything you need. You can bring your own food and beverages (fridges are quite spacious) and organize your meals and drinks the way you think is best.

The 4 cabin yachts have 3 double cabins and one bunk cabin, along with minimum 2 bathrooms. The 5 cabin yachts have 4 double cabins and 1 bunk cabin, along with 3 bathrooms. There is also the option of an amazing evening shower deck, before you wear your clothes and go out to explore the beauties of each island. You can also bring your own music since there is the option of a CD-Player, AUX or USB stick.

 

ESSENTAILS:

Documents:

>Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)

> Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)

>Passport (required) (With photocopies)

> Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)

> Vouchers and pre-departure information (required)

Cash:

The Euro (EUR) is the official currency in Greece. The most convenient and cheapest way to obtain local currency is via ATMs which are available in most towns, airports, major train stations and cities, but be sure to bring some extra emergency cash in a major currency that can be exchanged if the ATMs are not functioning. Check with your bank in advance concerning the suitability of your account / card overseas and any international fees that will be applied.

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

1. Space is limited on the boat and especially in your cabin. You can only take soft sided luggage on board, such as a mid-sized backpack or soft duffel bag. (Less than is 15kgs)

Suitcases are not appropriate for our Sailing adventures as they are not pliable enough to fit into the niches available for luggage.

2. Fresh water is very limited on board, and as such we ask for your understanding that showers are limited to one quick shower per person a day.

3. Electrical outlets on board are European style with 2 pins (240V), and are only operational while in port. It is recommended to bring an external battery pack for charging personal electronics. 

4. This is a self-catering trip, and everybody will be expected to participate, cleaning up after themselves, and keeping the boat ship shape at all times (including washing the dishes, and emptying the bins when ashore.)

Itinerary Changes:

While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary, therefore, on occasions there may be some alternations. While we operate successful trips in this region throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary from time to time.

WEATHER:

Given the unpredictable nature of weather and travel, we are sometimes forced to make late itinerary changes due to unexpected heavy rain and/or storms and road closures. In the event of this occurring, itinerary changes may need to be implemented after commencement of you trip. In this event, your Tour guides have full authority to change the itinerary and/or order of activities and substitute alternative destinations and activities as necessary. No refunds are available due to itinerary changes and missed activities caused by extreme weather conditions and/or road closures.

 

ARRIVAL COMPLICATIONS:

We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, as soon as possible please contact GoKo Travels or your Tour leader on the numbers provided in the contact selection of this document (bottom).

If you are unable to get in touch with your with us via the details given on our website, please refer to our emergency contact details.

You do not need to pre-booked an airport transfer, as your tour leader will collect you from outside the airport and will take you to your Starting Point hotel.

 

PASSPORTS & VISAS:

Passports and Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity) and entry requirements can change at any time, so it's important that you check for the latest information. Please visit the relevant consular website of the country or countries you’re visiting for detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to your nationality.

Contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. It is your responsibility to have the correct travel documentation. While we provide the following information in good faith, it is vital that you check yourself and understand that you are fully responsible for your own visa requirements.

Visas for Greece are not required for passport holders of the European Union, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada. All other nationalities should check with the relevant authorities.

Please check with the relevant visa office before departure to make sure there has been no change: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

 

** Note: Please ensure the name on your passport matches the name on your booking and airline tickets. Your passport details are required to complete your booking. Take a copy of the main passport pages and other important documents with you, and leave another copy at home with family or friends.

 

FLIGHTS & TRAVEL INSURANCE

Flights:

GoKo Travels doesn't currently have the facilities to book your external/international flights. Therefore, you will have to prearrange your own flights to the required destination. We are always looking to improve our services, therefore, are planning to implement this solution as soon as possible.  

Travel Insurance:

Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. When travelling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted by your Tour leader/ local representative, who will take note of your insurance details and emergency contact number. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability of luggage, cancellation, curtailment and loss and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.

 

MONEY:

When it comes to spending money on the trip, every traveller is a little different. Some prefer to spend all their money on alcohol, whille other prefer souvenirs. You know your spending habits better than we do, so please budget a sensible amount for things like meals not included, drinks, shopping, optional activities and laundry. It's always better to bring a little more than you think you'll need. Also make sure you've read your trip details thoroughly so you know what's included in the trip price and what isn't. This should make budgeting a little easier.

Money Exchange:

The currency of Greece is Euros (EUR).For the latest exchange rate refer to https://www.xe.com but you are better office exchanging money either at the airport or withdrawing cash from ATMS. If you wish to change your money while you are there, you can exchange your foreign currency and /or traveler checks in banks and money exchange "kiosko" in all cities. Remember that the banks are open from 8:00am until 2pm and won´t reopen later.

Contingency Funds:

Make sure you've read your trip details thoroughly so you know what's included in the trip price and what isn't.

We try to plan for every eventuality, but there are still some things beyond our control. Please make sure you have access to an extra GBP£300 for emergencies (e.g. severe weather, natural disasters, civil unrest) or other events that result in unavoidable changes to the itinerary (e.g. transport strikes or cancellations, airport closures). Sometimes these things necessitate last-minute changes to enable our trips to continue to run, and as a result, there may be some extra costs involved.

 

ACCOMMODATION, FOOD & TRANSPORT 

Accommodation:

Accommodation on this trip is on a twin share basis in cabin berths. (unless noted otherwise in the day-to-day itinerary). Please note that all toilet facilities on board will be shared rather than ensuite.

Transport:

All transport is included within this trip on and off the boat.

Meals:

Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with GoKo Travels you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Meals are not included in the trip price, however, it is still your responsibly to let us know if you have any food allergies at time of booking. If you do not inform us before departure date, it may be difficult to source special dietary requests if and when necessary.

You may be asked to pay for any additional food if you have not advised us of any special dietary requirements beforehand.

The below dietary can be easily catered for:. 

Vegetarian

Gluten Free

Dairy Free (soy available )

Pork Free

Vegan

Please bring your own staples (nuts, bars, snacks) if you require a diet differing from the above.

ALCOHOL:

You will need to purchase any alcohol and other drinks separately unless otherwise highlighted in the itinerary.

 

SAFTEY:

As you may well know, adventures always carry an element of danger. Our GoKo trips are not just package holidays, they are immersive experiences that go off the beaten path and push can you beyond your comfort zone. That’s what makes them awesome, and that’s why we take safety very seriously.

Different countries have their own infrastructures, laws, regulations, transport systems, cultures, political situations, climates and ecosystems so the nature of an adventure means it carries genuine risks. With this is mind, we are dedicated to ensuring all reasonable precautions are made to provide trips that are safe.

We closely monitor all the countries we travel to, keeping in regular contact with our operators and suppliers for their local knowledge and expertise.

If you have any concerns about travelling to a particular country, most governments provide their own travel advice. Here are some useful links regarding foreign travel: UK citizens; US citizens; Canadian citizens; Australian citizens; New Zealand citizens. If you are not from one of the follow countries, please visit your official government advice page.

Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safekeeping of your passport, air tickets, travellers' cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling.

Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities, have a balanced approach to safety. It is our policy not to allow our guides to make arrangements on your behalf for water based activities that are not accompanied by guide(s).

 

MEDICAL & HEALTH

All GoKo travellers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please note that if in the opinion of our tour leader / local guide, any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, GoKo Travel reserves the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund.

Please note inoculations may be required for the country visited. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure. Information should be gathered round necessary vaccinations and anti-malarial requirements before departure.

We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medical requirements.

For legal reasons, our leaders and guides are prohibited from administering any type of drugs including headache tablets and antibiotics. Please ensure that you are adequately prepared.

 

EMERGENCY CONTACT:

While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group guides or local representatives straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.

We recognise that there may be times when your group leader/ local partner may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager.

You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. But we do ask you to be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is complete.

If for whatever reasons, you wish to contact GoKo directly regarding changes to your scheduled trip or make a complaint while you are already on your trip, or need to contact us in cases of an emergency, please use the following  details below:

 

Email: info@gokotravels.com

 

Emergency Contact Number: +44 7305027666

 

 

Available Dates

TOUR DATE
25 May 2019
AVAILABILITY
10
PRICE PER PERSON
£625
OPTIONAL SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
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01 Jun 2019
AVAILABILITY
10
PRICE PER PERSON
£779
OPTIONAL SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
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08 Jun 2019
AVAILABILITY
10
PRICE PER PERSON
£779
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15 Jun 2019
AVAILABILITY
10
PRICE PER PERSON
£779
OPTIONAL SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
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TOUR DATE
13 Jul 2019
AVAILABILITY
10
PRICE PER PERSON
£779
OPTIONAL SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
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20 Jul 2019
AVAILABILITY
10
PRICE PER PERSON
£779
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TOUR DATE
17 Aug 2019
AVAILABILITY
10
PRICE PER PERSON
£779
OPTIONAL SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
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TOUR DATE
24 Aug 2019
AVAILABILITY
10
PRICE PER PERSON
£779
OPTIONAL SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
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TOUR DATE
31 Aug 2019
AVAILABILITY
10
PRICE PER PERSON
£779
OPTIONAL SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
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