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IONIAN ODYSSEY & HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS: ATHENS – ZAKYNTHOS 14 DAYS

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14 Day Tour
On Request

Details

  • From $5950 AUD / Person
  • Wifi Available
  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Max People: 8 for cabin, 10 for group
  • Transfers can be arranged from hotels and airports

Embark on an enchanting tour from Athens to Zakynthos, discovering the wonders of Greece’s diverse landscapes and historical treasures.

Starting in Alimos, Athens, you’ll be captivated by the city’s rich history and vibrant culture. Journey onward to Corinth, where Ancient Corinth’s majestic ruins will transport you back in time. As you make your way to Galaksidi, Delphi’s archaeological site will leave you awe-struck with its mythical significance.

Next, stop by Nafpaktos, a charming seaside town with a picturesque harbour. Relax at Porto Skrofa in Oxia and immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of the Ionian Sea. Continue to Kalamos, a hidden gem known for its lush landscapes and crystal-clear waters.

Cross over to Lefkada, a stunning island famous for its exotic beaches and breathtaking scenery. Explore the quaint village of Meganisi and experience its authentic Greek charm. Head to Vathy in Ithaka, a place steeped in ancient legend and natural splendour.

Sail to Fiskardo in Kefalonia, a vibrant port town known for its colourful architecture and lively atmosphere. Discover the historical town of Sami nearby, surrounded by lush greenery and crystal waters.

In Katakolo, visit the renowned Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, and marvel at the historic wonders. Finally, arrive at Zakynthos, where the world-famous Navagio Beach awaits with its azure waters and iconic shipwreck. Explore the island’s magnificent beaches, caves, and charming villages before concluding your unforgettable journey in the heart of Zakynthos.

This unforgettable tour from Athens to Zakynthos promises an abundance of cultural, historical, and natural delights, leaving you with cherished memories of Greece’s diverse and captivating beauty.

Departure Location

Athens

Return Location

Zakynthos Marina

Bedrooms

4 Double Bedrooms, each with ensuite shower and toilet

Price Includes

  • Skipper
  • Hostess
  • Tour Guide
  • Breakfast onboard
  • Lunch onboard
  • 4 dinners
  • Tender(dinghy)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Tubes * 2
  • Electric Bike
  • Sea Scooter
  • Fuel
  • Cooking Gas
  • Yacht water
  • Linen
  • Bath towel
  • Beach towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Wifi
  • GPS plotter
  • End of charter cleaning
  • Berthing/Marina fees
  • Stand Up Paddleboards * 2
  • Security insurance for yacht
  • Entry fees for onshore excursions
  • 14 nights accommodation on luxury catamaran

Price Excludes

  • Flights
  • Transfers
What to Expect

This journey promises a perfect blend of adventure, culture, and relaxation.

Setting sail from Zakynthos, you’ll cruise through the Ionian Sea, encountering hidden coves and pristine beaches along the way, followed by the Gulf of Corinth where we will marvel in the historical highlights of Greece. As the yacht glides gracefully over the water, you’ll have the chance to explore picturesque walking trails, offering breathtaking panoramas of the coastline and lush vegetation.

Adventure-seekers will revel in the variety of water activities available. Stand-up paddleboarding allows you to glide serenely along the calm waters, while wakeboarding and water skiing cater to the more active. Experience pure joy as you ride inflatable tubes along the tranquil waters in your private cove.

The underwater world beckons with vibrant marine life, inviting you to snorkel and discover the beauty beneath the surface. After a day of excitement, savour delectable Greek cuisine, freshly prepared onboard, featuring mouthwatering dishes and local delicacies as well as the freshly caught seafood.

Embrace the rich cultural heritage of Greece with evenings of traditional music, dancing, and local customs. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore ancient site of Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, Delphi, Ancient Corinth and the wonders of Athens as well as the awe-inspiring Melissani and Drogarati caves, each steeped in history and natural wonders.

This sailing tour from Zakynthos to Athens promises an enriching experience that will leave you with cherished memories of adventure, exploration, and the splendours of Greek culture and nature.

Itinerary

A luxury sailing tour from Athens to Zakynthos, including various destinations along the way, provides a fantastic experience. Here is some information about the places you will visit:

Day 1 & 2: Alimos (Athens)

Alimos (Athens) is a coastal suburb located in the southern part of Athens. It is known for its marina, which serves as a starting point for many sailing trips. Alimos offers easy access to Athens’ city centre, where you can explore iconic ancient sites like the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and the National Archaeological Museum.

Day 3: Corinth – Ancient Corinth

Corinth is an ancient city located on the isthmus that connects mainland Greece to the Peloponnese. Ancient Corinth is an archaeological site that showcases the remains of this once-thriving city, including temples, theatres, and the famous Corinthian Canal.

Day 4: Galaksidi – Delphi

Galaksidi is a quaint coastal town known for its maritime history and traditional architecture. It serves as a gateway to Delphi, one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece. Delphi was once considered the centre of the world and is famous for its ancient ruins, including the Temple of Apollo and the Delphi Archaeological Museum.

Day 5: Nafpaktos

Nafpaktos is a historic town located on the northern coast of the Gulf of Corinth. It is known for its medieval castle, charming waterfront promenade, and traditional architecture. Nafpaktos offers a glimpse into Greece’s rich history and is a popular tourist destination.

Day 6: Porto Skrofa

Porto Skrofa is a picturesque coastal village situated on the mainland, near the entrance of the Gulf of Corinth. It offers beautiful views, a tranquil atmosphere, and a small harbour for yachts and boats.

Day 7: Kalamos

Kalamos is a small island in the Ionian Sea known for its lush green landscapes, secluded beaches, and traditional Greek charm. It is an ideal destination for nature lovers and those seeking tranquillity.

Day 8: Lefkada

Lefkada is a stunning island known for its turquoise waters, sandy beaches, and rugged cliffs. It offers a variety of activities, including water sports, beach hopping, and exploring traditional villages. Lefkada is also connected to the mainland by a bridge.

Day 9: Meganisi

Meganisi is a small island located near Lefkada. It is known for its tranquil atmosphere, beautiful beaches, and traditional Greek taverns. Meganisi offers a relaxing escape with opportunities for swimming, snorkelling, and enjoying the natural beauty of the island.

Day 10: Vathy (Ithaka)

Vathy (Ithaka) is the main town and port of the island of Ithaka, famous for being the home of the legendary Greek hero Odysseus. It is a charming and traditional town with colourful houses, narrow streets, and a picturesque waterfront.

Day 11: Fiskardo (Kefalonia)

Fiskardo (Kefalonia) is a scenic fishing village located on the northern tip of Kefalonia. It is known for its colourful Venetian-style houses, quaint streets, and vibrant waterfront. Fiskardo offers a relaxing atmosphere, great seafood restaurants, and beautiful views of the Ionian Sea.

Day 12: Sami (Kefalonia)

Sami (Kefalonia) is a charming coastal town on the island of Kefalonia. It offers a picturesque harbour, beautiful beaches, and is also known for being a filming location for the movie “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.” Nearby attractions include Melissani Cave and the Drogarati Cave.

Day 13: Katakolo – Ancient Olympia

Katakolo is a small port town located close to the ancient site of Olympia. Ancient Olympia is the birthplace of the Olympic Games and a significant archaeological site. Here, you can explore the ruins of the ancient stadium, temples, and the archaeological museum.

Day 14. Zakynthos – Navagio

Navagio Beach, also known as Shipwreck Beach, is one of the most iconic and photographed beaches in Greece. It features a secluded cove with a shipwrecked freighter sitting on the sandy shore, surrounded by towering limestone cliffs.

Day 15: Zakynthos

Zakynthos is a beautiful Greek island known for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and dramatic landscapes. It offers a mix of natural beauty and cultural attractions, including the famous Navagio Beach.

Visiting Ancient Olympia, Ancient Corinth, and Delphi will give you a deeper understanding of Greece’s rich history and classical heritage. These ancient sites are renowned for their archaeological remains, temples, and museums that provide insights into the ancient Greek civilization.

Overall, your luxury sailing tour from Athens to Zakynthos will allow you to explore beautiful islands, coastal towns, historic sites, and experience the stunning natural beauty of Greece.

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An unforgettable journey through the Ionian’s hidden gems. Impeccable service, stunning landscapes, and the ultimate luxury aboard. A dream come true.

SARAH M.

The perfect blend of adventure and opulence. Sailing the Ionian’s turquoise waters while being pampered like royalty. A true escape from the ordinary.

MARK W.

A voyage beyond imagination. This 15-day sailing tour redefines luxury with breathtaking sunsets, personalized service, and the magic of the Ionian seas.

EMILY T.
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