Sailing trom Athens to Santorini

 

Sailing from Athens to Santorini: A Quick and Adventurous Journey

Our sailing cruise from Athens to Santorini opens with adventure and discovery, promising an unforgettable experience along one of the most fascinating itineraries in the Aegean Sea. Thanks to the prevailing wind blowing in our sails, we will sail with a tailwind or downwind, taking advantage of the exceptional performance of our boat to glide quickly over the waves, in an exciting dance with the sea.

Every day brings us the discovery of a new island, sailing in the morning. Our stops are mostly in remote bays, oases of peace and natural beauty where crystal clear water and pristine beaches welcome us for moments of relaxation and refreshing swims, away from the crowd and immersed in a paradise of our own.

There will also be stops near the main villages of the islands, often located on top of hills from which you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the sea that surrounds us. The evening walk to the heart of the island turns into an opportunity to savor the local culture, among narrow alleys and cobbled squares, discovering the traditional architecture and the small hidden treasures that each island holds.

The conclusion of this cruise is a true triumph of nature: the spectacular navigation inside the Santorini caldera. Entering this natural amphitheater, surrounded by the imposing walls of the caldera, is a breath-taking experience, with the landscape of Santorini revealed in all its magnificence, an unforgettable encounter between the deep blue of the sea and the candidly white houses that cling to rocks.

Making this cruise even more special will be the culinary skill of your skippers, true masters in preparing delicious meals which are one of the strong points of our adventures. With particular attention to the use of fresh and healthy ingredients, meals on board promise to be not only a moment of sharing and conviviality, but also a gastronomic experience that will delight everyone's palate.

This cruise from Athens to Santorini is not just a journey through the Greek islands, but an adventure that combines the passion for sailing with the discovery of breathtaking landscapes, fascinating cultures, moments of pure tranquility, and excellent cuisine. A unique experience that will remain imprinted in the hearts and memories of those lucky enough to experience it, marking the beginning of an eternal love story with the sea and the islands of Greece.

Departure from Athens and Kolona Bay

First day of sailing holiday

The first day of our sailing adventure begins with boarding in the port of Lavrio, Athens, in the late afternoon. Our boat, known for its excellent navigation performance, stable and fast, awaits us ready to sail towards the horizon. After becoming familiar with the cabins that will be our floating home for the next few days, we cast off the moorings and head towards a quiet bay, ideal for our first night.

The evening turns into a magical moment as soon as the skippers, true chefs of the sea, start preparing dinner. Their culinary skill is immediately revealed, transforming simple ingredients into exquisite dishes that reflect the tradition and flavors of the Mediterranean. Dinner under the stars, on board our reliable sailing boat, thus becomes an unforgettable experience, an opportunity to share stories and expectations while immersing ourselves in the unique atmosphere of the night sea.

This start promises a holiday of discovery, adventure and culinary pleasure, guided by a boat that perfectly combines speed, stability and comfort. The first day already leaves us with the desire to discover what the sea has in store for us and with the certainty of being in good hands, both for navigation and for the delights that await us at the table.

 

Second day of sailing holiday.

After a hearty breakfast, our boat, known for its exceptional stability and speed, guides us through the deep blue waters to the island of Kytnos.

The island welcomes us with its wonderful Kolona Bay. This earthly paradise, famous for its unique golden sandy beach that stretches between two bodies of water creating a natural isthmus, is surrounded by brilliant turquoise waters. Here, the opportunity to relax on the beach or dive to explore the underwater world enriches our experience, allowing us to savor the tranquility and pristine beauty of the environment.

As the sun goes down, the day ends with another exceptional dinner on board. The skippers, once again transformed into talented chefs, prepare dishes that delight the palate, expertly blending local flavors with their culinary creativity. As the sunset lights paint the sky above Kolona Bay, we find ourselves immersed in a moment of absolute serenity, appreciating every bite in this dream setting.

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Sailing towards the serenity of Serifos, spectacular view from its castle

Third day of navigation

At sunrise, we set sail for a suggestive sail towards Serifos. We glide over the waves with our sailboat pushed by the strong wind.

Arrive at Serifos island and anchor in a picturesque bay, surrounded by suggestive rock formations. Relaxing afternoon, with the possibility of swimming in the crystal clear waters, walking along the beach or simply enjoying a book or doing nothing on board.

We spend the evening exploring the quaint town of Serifos. A nice walk through cobbled alleys will allow you to savor the authentic atmosphere of the place. Dinner in the village, immersed in the local culture and typical flavors of the island.

A day that mixes the beauty of sailing with the discovery of local life in Serifos.

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The pirate hideout of Sifnos

Fourth day of boat holiday

The fourth day of our sailing holiday reserves us the exploration of Sifnos, an island in the Aegean Sea known for its wild beauty and its pristine coasts. Our navigation takes us along the west coast of the island, where several secret bays lie hidden like hidden gems, some of which are completely uninhabited and accessible only by sea.

Our boat, agile and fast, once again proves perfect for today's adventure, guiding us towards the most picturesque bay on the island, an authentic pirate refuge. This long, narrow bay is almost invisible from the distance, hiding among the rocks like a well-kept secret. Its crystal clear waters and golden beach that shine under the sun's rays create a postcard setting, inviting us to drop anchor and immerse ourselves in a private paradise.

The element that adds a magical touch to this bay is a small white church, picturesquely positioned on the coast and reachable only from the sea. Its solitary presence adds a sense of peace and spirituality to the landscape, offering us the unique opportunity to explore and reflect in an environment of rare beauty.

As is now tradition, the skippers transform into chefs, preparing a lunch on board that celebrates local flavors with a touch of culinary mastery. After a day of exploration and swimming in the turquoise waters, we relax with a dinner under the stars, enjoying the tranquility that only a secret bay like this can offer.

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Poliaigos and the rocks sculpted by the erosion of millennia form natural works of art

The fifth day sees us continue our sailing adventure, sailing south with our boat which, reliable and fast, takes us towards a destination of unprecedented beauty: Poliaigos. This island, the largest uninhabited island in Greece, is a hidden treasure in the Aegean Sea, accessible only by sea, and promises us an unparalleled exploration experience.

As we approach Poliaigos, we are greeted by a true symphony of colors and shapes. The rock formations, shaped by time, wind and sea, draw a panorama of natural arches, secret caves and stacks that seem to dance on the waves.

Sailing around the island offers us spectacular views of these natural wonders, with cliffs that change color as the light changes, going from pastel shades to intense shades as the sun goes down. This show of lights and shadows, which envelops the island in the late afternoon, creates an almost surreal atmosphere, offering moments of pure visual magic.

The bays of Poliaigos, in addition to being a delight for the eyes, hide wild and intimate beaches, where the crystal clear water invites you to dive in to cool off and swim in total tranquility, far from the world and immersed in an earthly paradise.

The evening finds us once again enjoying the culinary skills of the skippers, who, in this idyllic setting, prepare a dinner that celebrates the flavors of the sea and the surrounding land. As the sun sets, dyeing the rocks around us pink and orange, we let ourselves be lulled by the unique atmosphere of Poliaigos, a gift for the soul and spirit, which only such a hidden and wonderful corner of the Cyclades can offer.

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Folegadros between joy and contemplation

Sixth day of sailing holiday

The sixth day begins with the emotion of weighing anchor at the first light of dawn, taking the opportunity to greet the sun as it emerges majestically from the sea. Our sailing boat, a symbol of freedom and adventure, heads towards the pretty island of Folegandros, which reveals itself on the horizon with its unmistakable silhouette.

Navigation towards Folegandros is smooth and rapid, thanks to the stability and speed of our boat, which allows us to reach Vathi bay in a short time. Here, an afternoon of pure relaxation awaits us: time stands still as we dive into the crystal-clear waters, let ourselves be embraced by the sun or explore the underwater wonders with mask and snorkel.

In the late afternoon, our spirit of exploration guides us towards the Monastery of Panagia, perched on a hill which offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the island and the boundless sea. The view from this sanctuary becomes a moment of deep contemplation, enriched by the peace and beauty of the place, especially when the sunset dyes the sky with intense and warm colors, in a spectacular celebration of nature.

As the evening arrives, we immerse ourselves in the effervescence of the Chora of Folegandros. Its narrow, winding streets lead us through the soul of the island, between Cycladic architecture and lively squares that pulsate with life.

The Chora, with its soft lights that illuminate the night, invites us to discover its delights. The welcoming taverns, lively cafes and artisan shops offer us a complete immersion in the culture and traditions of Folegandros. Dinner in one of its characteristic taverns allows us to savor the local cuisine, a triumph of authentic flavors that celebrate the best of the island, accompanied by the friendliness and joy of its inhabitants.

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Crociera in barca vela alle Cicladi Settentrionali

Spectacular navigation in the Santorini Caldera

Seventh day of boat holiday.

Leaving the enchanting Folegandros behind us, we sail with our boat, agile and fast, pushed by the Meltemi towards a legendary destination: the Santorini caldera.

Entering the Santorini caldera is a moment of pure wonder. This immense submerged volcanic caldera, surrounded by its islands, Nea Kameni and Palea Kameni, rises majestically from the sea, offering us a natural spectacle of immeasurable beauty. We anchor in a strategic point, where we can dive into the dark, mineral-rich thermal waters, a unique experience that combines adventure and relaxation in an unparalleled landscape context.

As the sun begins its descent towards the horizon, the sky and the sea are tinged with golden and orange tones, creating a living picture that enchants the eyes and the soul. The sunset light envelops everything, transforming the caldera into a dream landscape, with its dark waters and volcanic islands silhouetted against the fiery sky.

Sailing towards our final port of call, the sunset over Santorini reveals itself in all its glory, painting the horizon with breathtaking colors that will remain etched in our memory as the most magical moment of the journey. This natural spectacle, observed from the unique perspective of our sailboat, offers us an unforgettable farewell experience from these wonderful islands.

 

Eighth day of sailing holiday

Our last day on this extraordinary adventure opens with a good breakfast. The sailboat gently cradles us as we prepare for the moment of saying goodbye.

And so, your sailing cruise comes to an end it's time to say goodbye. Exchanges of hugs and the promise of meeting again in the future among the enchantment of these Greek islands.

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Choose this cruise on Walkabout 43 for your vacation

Crociera nelle isole delle Cicladi Settentrionali con partenza da Lavrio (a 30 minuti dall'aereoporto di Atene) e sbarco a Mykonos. La navigazione è sempre con venti al traverso e la crociera è adatta anche a chi non ha esperienza.

Sailing trom Athens to Santorini ultima modifica: 2024-02-29T18:16:06+00:00 da adminwalkabout