3 DAY CRUISE
When you talk to enough Athenians, you come to discover that many have a weekend home in Aegina, or a favorite regular retreat on the island. In large part this is because Aegina lies so close to Athens — only one hour by ferry, two hours by sailing yacht. A half-hour sail from Aegina is its sister island, Agistri known for its serenity.
Aegina is a desirable sailing destination due to its proximity to Athens. What you won’t see on Aegina is tons of foreign tourists. So even though Aegina is easily accessible from the mainland, it has the feel of a rural island far from the capital city. That makes Aegina an inviting locale for a three day getaway.
If you want to escape the crowds of Athens, you go to Aegina. If you want to escape the crowds of Aegina, you go to Agistri. Although this little 13 square kilometers spit of land can’t compete with Aegina for culture and sightseeing, Agistri does have incredible swimming spots with waters as clean and blue as a remote Pacific Ocean island. Agistri’s also has tavernas so sublime that Aegatinans sail over just to dine on fresh fish. Agistri’s other asset is a green forest with trails for hiking, horseback riding or fat tire biking.
When your party visits Aegina and Agistri on a private chartered yacht, you have ample flexibility to choose how to spend three days at sea.
Trip Duration 3 days
Bring swim wear, hat, sun glasses and sun screen For bikers, wear appropriate shoes.
On the yacht rubber soled footwear only, or barefoot.
Maximum 12 adult pax
16 pax with children
Child friendly cruise
BOOKING AGREEMENT Participants are required to sign our company Booking Agreement as a condition of the tour.
WAIVER Participants are required to sign our company Waiver as a condition of the tour
Day 1: Overnight Agistri
set anchor in small tranquil cove
Day 2: Overnight Aegina
set anchor in harbor port
Day 3: Return to Alimos Marina by 18:00
Sailing from Alimos to Agistri takes 2.50 hours.
Sailing from Agistri to Aegina takes 30 minutes
Sailing from Aegina back to Alimos Marina, 2 hours
08:00 Transfer from central Athens by company vehicle to the yacht’s home port, Alimos Marina, 20 minutes drive. see map on right
Boarding upon arrival and mandatory safety lesson.
Activities during cruise: Stay on the boat for fishing, sun bathing and swimming in secluded coves. Active guests can sea kayak, bike, hike, visit Temple of Aphaia, shop in Aegina’s artisanal stores, sip a Greek coffee in a harbor side cafe, and for certain munch on pistachios.
18:00 return Day 3 to Alimos Marina, vehicle transfer to central Athens
♦ Yachts are available accommodating from 2 to 12 adults, or 16 persons with young children over age 12 years. Captain and 2 crew, licensed and certified by all international sea faring regulatory agencies
♦ Cruise Director handling all logistics
♦ All required safety equipment such as life rafts, life jackets, motorized tenders, satellite beacon devices, emergency communication devices, fire prevention/extinguishing equipment, emergency pumps and other essential sea faring devices.
♦ Vehicle transfer from central Athens to/from Alimos Marina
♦ Bed linens
♦ Towels for showers and the beach
♦ Water and snacks all day
♦ Sea kayaks
♦ Snorkeling gear, fishing gear and bait
♦ Hybrid bicycles, helmets, water bottles
♦ All meals, Full galley available to take care of your own food needs. Or engage company cook to make menu, shop for food, prepare dishes and after meal clean up.
♦ Coffee, wine, beer, alcohol, soft beverages — all available for sale on the boat
We own and operate our own traditional wooden yacht, the 82 foot Apollon, and manage other wooden yachts to create unique cruising experiences in Greece. In our fleet you find “artisanal yachts,” so named because the ships are wholly handcrafted from fine woods in a traditional style. The technique is ancient. The result is modern.