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Sailing in the Greek Islands

August 29- September 7, 2019

July 23-August 1, 2020

Maximum of 6-8 travelers

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Exploring the Greek Islands from the bow of your own catamaran!

 

Another Perfect Dream Vacation! and although I promote single occupancy, this is a vacation where sharing a cabin aboard a luxury catamaran with your best friend, mother, sister or daughter will be the sailing adventure of a lifetime!

“Happy is the person who has the good fortune to sail the Aegean Sea.  Nowhere else can one pass so serenely from reality to dream”  ~Nikos Kazantzakis

 This sailing vacation will not only highlight the beauty of the Greek Islands but will also allow us to see ourselves as women among women from all walks of lives, on different journeys.  This women only vacation in the Greek Islands is what dreams are made of!
I hope you will join us on this adventure. Delight in the sailing, the dancing, the culinary adventure and relax in the Greek Islands where you can choose to do as much or as little as you want.  There will be opportunities to snorkel, sea kayak, paddle board, scuba, have spa treatments….whatever you choose.
Sailing throughout the Cycladic islands will range from 3-5 hours per day, 2-3 hours for swimming, water activities and lunch.  Most evenings will be spent in ports for sightseeing, dinner or shopping. The choice is yours. Destinations are subject to weather conditions and itinerary may change.
Day 1

Welcome to Athens, Greece!

Athens: You will arrive before noon to Athens, Greece, the land of the mythical Gods and ancient civilization.  You will be welcomed at Athens International Airport by a private driver and taken to your four/five-star hoIMG_0497tel. The afternoon will be spent relaxing, taking in the scenery and remembering all of those Greek Gods you have dreamed about. We will whet our exploration appetite with an easy stroll through cobblestone streets reaching the Plaka in anticipation of the weeklong festivities. There will be a lovely evening of ouzo, mezes and a rooftop evening view of the Acropolis.

 


Day 2

Delight in the present, experience the past!     

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Athens:   After breakfast, we will meet our private guide and begin our walking tour.  We will visit the Acropolis itself and its timeless temples of Parthenon, Erectheion and Athena Nike. We will make a short climb up to the Hill of Philopappus to the imposing Roman period funeral monument and extensive views of Athens and Piraeus.  The afternoon will be spent at the New Acropolis Museum before our evening in a Greek taverna:  fun, food and Greek Folk Dancing.

 


Day 3

Bon Voyage!

image-2This morning we will pack and be ready to depart in the early afternoon for the port to meet our catamaran and crew!  We will soon be sailing in the Greek Islands! But before we leave for Lavrion, we will continue exploring beautiful Athens with our private guide and visit Syntagma Square, the beautiful neighborhood of Kolonaki and take a walk through the beautiful National Gardens.

A private car will shuttle us to the port where we will embark aboard our beautiful catamaran to begin sailing through the Cycladic Islands. The name Cyclades refers to the islands that surround the sacred island of Delos, which according to Greek Mythology is the birthplace of Apollo. After unpacking and boat briefing, we will set sail to Kythnos, where we will enjoy a small fishing village and hot springs. The beaches are small and do not get crowded. The shore is sandy and the water is crystal clear. A great little anchorage for the beginning of a sailing adventure.

 


Day 4

Kythnos to Serifos

photo 3Today we will make our way from Kythnos to Serifos.  Serifos is a bare and rocky island and an ideal place to explore .  This is one of the most stunning approaches in the Cyclades.  There will be a main town where you can rent a scooter or mountain bike to take in the absolutely beautiful vistas.

 


Day 5

Serifos to Paros

There is something for everyone on the island of Paros. Shopping, restaurants, scuba diving, bars, hiking, mountain biking, water skiing, museums and beautiful sandy beaches.  What will you choose to do today? I can recommend a beautiful island climb with the most beautiful panoramic views.


Day 6

Paros to Mykonos

IMG_1808Mykonos is famous for it’s jet setter image but it is so much more.  With the colorful nightlife and beautiful windmills, exploring the island can be an adventure.  You can rent a scooter or jeep to explore the island or take a tour to nearby Delos.  Delos is considered the center of the universe by ancient Greeks and is a short boat ride away.  If you decide to just sunbathe and relax, you can then spend the evening, late into the night, at some of the trendiest bars, restaurants,or shopping at great stores.  Choices, choices.


Day 7

Mykonos to Syros

photo 1Syros is the capital island of the Cyclades.  With its old world aura, Syros bustles with activity.  There are a lot of cultural events, places of interest and a thriving yachters community.

 

 

 


Day 8

Syros to Kythnos

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A day of swimming and snorkeling on the sandy beaches of Kythnos.  We will experience an authentic Greek dinner at a local Greek tavern and chill out after the bright lights and wild nights of Mykonos and Syros.

Day 9

Kythnos to Lavrio

Early sail this morning to Lavrio.  We will visit Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea in ancient Greek  mythology. The remains are perched on a headland surrounded on 3 sides by the sea.  The ruins bear the deeply engraved name of English Romantic poet Lord Byron (1788-1824).
Cape Sounion is the spot where Aegeus, king of Athens, leapt to his death off the cliff, thus giving the name to the Aegean Sea.  And there is more to the story… This will be our last night on the catamaran as we prepare to disembark and say our goodbyes to a fabulous crew, new friends and an adventure of a lifetime.

 


Day 10

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As you disembark , you will be met by private transportation for your departure to Athens Eletherios International Airport.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones ones you did do.  So throw off the bow lines, sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”   ~Mark Twain

 

We will gather beaches with the gentleness of the breeze, the mystery of the sea, and the warmth of sun and sand during our days.  After a healthy breakfast inspired by local Greek cuisine,  we can explore before beginning our next sail. Please note all final decisions are made by the Captain with regard to sailing itinerary based upon weather and wind conditions..

Includes:

Arrival airport transfer

2 nights in Athens luxury hotel

6 nights/7 days sailing the Cycladic Islands on luxury catamaran

Breakfast each morning

6 lunches

2 dinners

Welcome reception overlooking the Acropolis

Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Tour w Private Guide

Walking Tour of Plaka and Monastiraki

Greek Folk Dancing

Transfer to Lavrion

5 different Greek Islands to explore

Snacks/Appetizers on board

Wine/Beer on board

Experienced Captain

Hostess/Chef

Concierge

Does Not Include: International flight or mandatory all inclusive travel insurance. Tips for guides, drivers, meals, drinks, & personal spending

*Itinerary is subject to change based upon weather and unknown events. Final itinerary with listed hotel accommodations, contact information, transfer schedule will be sent prior to departure.*

Please join us!

Early reservations are advised and a minimum non refundable deposit of $800.00 is required at the time of your reservation.  If you are making your reservation, less than 90 days of departure, the entire amount of the trip must be paid in full at the time of reservation.

Guests will receive an invoice for balance due when reservation and deposit is received. Full payment is due 120 days prior to commencement of trip.

Total Price: $5695.00 per person

Pay either by Credit Card through Stride or inquire about paying by check, or call (1-800-416-3169) or email (info@herdreamvacation.com) about making a payment plan.

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