Top 5 Must Visit Destinations in Sailing in Greece “The Ancient Track Route”
Sailing in Greece is one of the top activities that draw travelers from all over the world. Boarding a private yacht comes as a privilege for all those interested in exploring the delights the Greek islands have to offer. Nothing can be as effective in giving you an intimate vacation experience along the sea and on the shore like sailing in Greece. There is the flexibility of planning your Greece sailing route as you like. Some ideas are: going from one island to another, stopping at wild bays to anchor for lunch, staying overnight in a remote bay and snorkeling the next morning, mooring in a harbor to walk ashore and have a fresh seafood treat or exploring hills to see the sunset.
Experiencing Sailing in Greece on a yacht brings you a very different vibe than an overland trip. Do not forget a unique sense of freedom and retreat while relaxing on board!The surrounding sea and the open air add to your pleasant experience of Greece sailing vacation. Sail towards fascinating landscapes, a warm embrace, multi-ethnic cities, fantastic weather and ancient history. Experiencing all these while sailing safely being close to nature ensures the perfect mix of adventure, and relaxation.
Whether you want a soulful connection to nature, walk around the ancient Greek sites, enjoy sailing on turquoise blue water and indulge in snorkeling, or a relaxing soak in the sun, there are always eternal route choices available to give you the thrill and enjoyment you expect from your Greece sailing holiday.
Sailing along the ancient track route will be a lifetime experience for you. It will take you along the Saronic Islands - the prime yachting spot in Greece. Here, you can steer through mountainous islands, turquoise bays and may possibly spot a few Dolphins! The sailing in Greece on `Ancient Track` route will let you find out ancient sites with Greek temples, wild bays for anchoring all night and snorkeling as well as diving. You will have the joy of an evening stroll in little villages and towns where dine out is possible in the thousands of years old cobblestone streets.
As this Greece sailing trip starts and ends in Athens, there is a great possibility to expand the itinerary with the inclusion of the birthplace of many popular thinkers and philosophers.
The Saronic islands are a fantastic area to cover in your first time sailing holiday in Greece. These islands are easy to access from the marina Alimos in Athens and are quite protected from the strong blowing Meltemi winds during summer, making them the best choice for first Greece sailing experience. The Saronic islands have some beautiful islands to explore within a short distance. So without extra argument, our 5 must-visit destinations while taking a sailing in Greece route will be:
- Aegina Islands
It is a regular stopover for Greece sailing trips beginning or ending in Athens and has many bars and cafes around the main marina for the sailing community to hang out. There are gorgeous side streets and secret spots in the old town of Aegina where you can enjoy a trip to the 2500 years old hill temple of Aphaia.
It is another popular sailing spot with narrow and winding streets to stroll through in its charming old town. You can enjoy the astonishing view from the old clock tower while going into Poros marina. Apart from getting to visit the historical sites like the Archaeological Museum and the remains of the Russian Naval Base, you will enjoy a great meal in cozy restaurants and exciting nightlife along the promenade.
It is a small magical island giving the perfect pleasure of a leisurely walk in the cobbled streets, with great food and the best sunset views in Greece!
This port city creates an intimate feeling while you stroll through streets packed with flower pots and surrounded by pine forests. Hydra is surely an attraction of the Greece sailing trip due to Mount Eros hiking and nonvehicular transportation (only donkeys are allowed).
Palaia Epidavros is not just a beautiful anchoring and mooring spot, but also has a stunning little village nestled in lush surroundings. It is where you can get access to 4th century BCE built 1400 seater amphitheater feeling more like a part of the bigger sanctuary with incredible aesthetics.
It is a small, lush island welcoming you with crystal blue water. You can sleep under the night stars of Agistri Island, seeing through the Milky Way. Be sure to unwind, cook, eat meals, play music, do snorkeling at night with glowing plankton and enjoy spending moments in the wilderness.
Naleia Yachting offers sailing packages following the Ancient Track route and covering all the above destinations on the way, with an expert crew on board to handle all areas of sailing in Greece. From planning the itineraries to taking care of the mooring and anchoring, this registered yacht sailing company will do everything, leaving you relaxed and refreshed. To make your Greece holidays enjoyable and successful, join for Naleia Yachting’s sailing in Greece program at +43 681 814 033 13! Please feel free to stay connected with us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ social networks!