Sail and Hike
Aegean Sea, Greece

9 days

May 25th – June 2nd, 2018
$5,300

Price based on a minimum of 6 explorers. The more people, the lower the cost.

This sojourn includes our Happiness: The Art of Life Balance program.

Tailor Made Expeditions

We specialize in curating unique expeditions. Want to summit Kilimanjaro on a full moon so you can ask your sweetie to marry you? Plan a gastronomic experience along the Camino De Santiago with your foodie friends? Trek lodge to lodge to Machu Picchu with your corporate team? You dream it and we'll make it come true. We will make a charitable donation in your name as our way of thanking you for choosing us. This is paid through our partnership with Crowdrise. We'll even set you up.

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Description

This trip is a lifetime experience! Sail through some of the most pristine Greek islands. Explore them by sea and land.

Your sojourn will be like a modern Odysseus or Jason with hikes through amazing sceneries. This tour is the only one in Greece that gives you the experience of having a private catamaran waiting for you in an idyllic cove at the end of your hike.

Hiking
We curated this experience for people who enjoy trekking. You should be in good physical condition. The walking trails are a mixture of dirt tracks and well-constructed stone mule paths. Along the coast, we walk on the sand for some stretches — a good walking pole may be useful.

Relatively easy hikes, 3 to 5 hours per day. This a good start for a first trekking holiday.

If you don’t want to hike, you can just hang out on the boat or enjoy the warm Aegean waters.

Sailing
No sailing experience necessary. Those who are already familiar boating are more than welcome to assist our certified skipper throughout the journey. This trip is also a great opportunity for people with no experience to learn the fundamental principles of the art of sailing.

Included
Daily meditation, restorative yoga, and energizing breathwork

Happiness: The Art of Life Balance Program (we offer 90-day post trip support)

  • Gain clarity on working smarter, not harder
  • Staying out of the overwhelm
  • Focusing on getting your priorities straight
  • Managing your stress
  • Setting yourself up for success
  • Enjoying optimal health
  • Finding serenity and calmness
  • Having better control of your life
  • and yes, happiness, sustainable happiness after your journey ends with us.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Athens

    Upon arrival settle to your hotel in Athens. In the evening, meet with your guide for a short walking tour of the city, Then, enjoy a welcome dinner in a traditional Greek tavern in the old part of Athens which overlooks the Acropolis, Plaka. Overnight King George Athens, 5-star.
  • Day 2 Athens – Aegean sea – Island of Serifos

    After breakfast, half-day sightseeing tour of Athens, the hostess of the Olympic Games in 2004. Visit Acropolis, the greatest monument in the Western world, the Parthenon, and Panathinaikon Stadium, the stadium where the first Olympic games were in 1896, and the New Acropolis Museum. Lunch at the Acropolis Museum restaurant. Around 15:00, we head to the island of Serifos via high- speed ferry from Piraeus. After disembarkation on Serifos, we begin an incredible hike from the port, through the amazing town of Chora, ending in the evening at Psili Ammos beach, where our sailing boat will be waiting for us! After settling into your cabin, enjoy your first wonderful dinner on board. Ferry Piraeus to Serifos: 2-hours | Hike: 3.5-hours | Overnight on board a Catamaran Lagoon 450, Serifos | B, L, D
  • Day 3 Aegean Sea – Milos island

    Early morning, we sail to Milos -- a volcanic island in the southwestern corner of the Cycladic islands. It is mostly famous for the statue of Venus of Milo (Aphrodite), a beautiful piece of Greek ancient art, that was discovered on this island and is today housed in the Louvre Museum, Paris. Our catamaran will disembark us at the fishing village of Pollonia, where our hike starts for today. On the walk, we will see the infamous Sarakiniko, with its lunar landscape; the Papafraga, the famous archaeological site of Filakopi, one of the most important cities of the ancient Greek era. We end at a stunning beach in Mandrakia -- white sand and turquoise crystal clear waters. After a swim, the catamaran will take you to the bay of Adamas, the largest natural harbor in Greece. It is one of the safest anchorage places in the entire Mediterranean. Tonight, we will visit the beautiful town of Adamas and dine at a local taverna. Sail 4.5-hours | Hike: 4-hours | Overnight on board the Catamaran, Adamas Bay | B, L, D
  • Day 4 Milos island

    Today’s sailing around the whole island takes us to picturesque beaches, inviting sea caves, rare and extraordinary geological formations, and amazing spots that are only accessible by boat. We will see the spectacular rock formations of Glaronissia, Arkoudes, Sikia, and Kleftiko. Swim in turquoise waters. In the evening we will sail to either Kimolos or Polyaigos to set anchor for our next day’s departure. Lunch on board. Dinner is either on board or in Kimolos. Overnight on board the Catamaran, Milos | B, L, D
  • Day 5 Aegean Sea – Sifnos

    Today we head towards Sifnos, one of the most “fulfilled” Greek islands. The island is known for its beaches, idyllic villages, and a wide variety of beautiful hikes. We have selected the best of them. The catamaran will reach Platys Gialos, our hiking starting point. Today’s walk takes us away from modern civilization! Afterwards, we will settle into our hotel, home for the next two nights. Then get ready for a fantastic Greek dance lesson experience! Sail: 2-hours | Hike 4.5-hours | Verina Hotel | B, L, D
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  • Day 6 Sifnos island

    Our hike takes us today from Kastro, the ancient capital of Sifnos and one of the best preserved ancient capitals of the Cyclades, to the modern capital of Sifnos, Apollonia. It is considered to be the cosmopolitan spot of Sifnos, full of shops, cafes, and tavernas. We will walk along the narrow streets of the town, enjoying the architecture, as well as some impressive churches. Eventually, we will make our way to a hidden valley, Skafi, an area with ancient monasteries, caves, and spectacular sea views from the church of Panagia tou Niliou, called the “Aegean Balcony." This setting is where we will have a picnic lunch. Then continue to mavro Chorio (“Black Village”), known for its impressive huts, terraces and magnificent gates. Our path leads us to the spring of Kalamitsi, between two huge crags, the “Froudia baronas” crags. On top of the larger crag, there is an ancient citadel. We continue our hike, descending to the Bay of Vathy, the most beautiful beach village on the island, where our catamaran awaits for us. Then time for a refreshing dip in the sea. Afterward, a marvelous cooking class on board!!! Hike: 6-hours | Verina Hotel | B, L, D
  • Day 7 Aegean Sea – Kythnos

    After a lovely breakfast on board, we depart by private motor coach or taxis to the Chora of Kythnos, where our hike begins. This exceptional hike is considered to be one of the best in the Cycladic islands. After a short exploration of Chora and Panagia tou Nikous, we will walk through paths with fantastic views to the neighboring islands, crossing large flat stones toward Aghios Georgios to visit the virgin sandy beach of Aghios Ioannis. This loop walk takes us back to Chora, where we will be transferred back to Merihas for an afternoon sail to Sounio. Here we will visit the Temple of Poseidon at sunset. Picnic lunch and Farewell dinner under Poseidon’s temple on board or in Grecotel Cape Sounio Hotel. Sail: 3.2-hours | Hike: 3.5-hours | Overnight on board | B, L, D
  • Day 8 Kythnos – Aegean Sea – Sounio

    Today, we sail to Kythnos where we will relax and enjoy a “beach day” in Kolones, one of the most photographed beaches in Greece. In the evening, we head to the Port of Merichas, our anchorage for the night. Lunch on board, and dinner in Merichas. Sail: 5.5-hours | Overnight on board | B, L, D
  • Day 9 Sounio – Athenian Riviera – Alimos

    Breakfast on board while we sail along the Athenian Riviera to reach the Alimos Marina. End of services. Sail: 3-hours | B

Tailor Made Expeditions

We specialize in curating unique expeditions. Want to summit Kilimanjaro on a full moon so you can ask your sweetie to marry you? Plan a gastronomic experience along the Camino De Santiago with your foodie friends? Trek lodge to lodge to Machu Picchu with your corporate team? You dream it and we'll make it come true. We will make a charitable donation in your name as our way of thanking you for choosing us. This is paid through our partnership with Crowdrise. We'll even set you up.

Price varies based on the size of your group. The more people, the lower cost. Contact us for pricing and fundraising details.

Want to start planning your tailor made expedition?

Sail and Hike
Aegean Sea, Greece

May 25th – June 2nd, 2018

+1-800-869-0538 | Email

Reserve Now

Sail and Hike
Aegean Sea, Greece

May 25th – June 2nd, 2018

Reserve Now
PRICE PER PERSON (double/twin)

$5,300.00

INCLUDED
  •  9 days/ 8 nights,
  •  One night in DBL/TWIN Deluxe Acropolis view room in Athens at the King George hotel
  •  2 nights at the Verina hotel in Sifnos
  •  DBL cabins on board, on BB basis
  •  Boat rental (catamaran lagoon 450) with skipper
  •  Port fees
  •  English speaking tour leader / Professional guide during sightseeing
  •  Trekking and sailing activities mentioned in the program
  •  Full board (Breakfast on board, picnic or regular lunches and dinner in local taverns/on board)
  •  Coffee, tea, juices, and water on board
  •  All transfers by private A/C buses and/or taxis
  •  Half-day sightseeing tour of Athens (entrance fees included)
  •  Sightseeing tour in Sounio (Temple of Poseidon – entrance fees included)
  •  Cooking class
  •  Mindfulness and Meditation sessions
  •  Greek dancing lesson
  •  Ferry tickets to Serifos on high-speed ferry
  •  Transfers (incl. luggage transfers)
EXCLUDED
  •  International flights
  •  Travel insurance (recommended)
  •  Personal Expenses
  •  Alcoholic drinks
  •  Optional gratuities to leader, guides and local staff
  •  Transfers from Athens International Airport
  •  Bank and service charges for payment; 3% for credit card, and $75 for each wire transaction from Sojourn Explorers to our travel partners Greece.
BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS
  • Cancellation insurance is highly recommended.
  • Deposit Requirements: 25% per person deposit is required to confirm your booking.
  • Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure.
  • The trip cost has been discounted by 3% for check payment, which is not applicable if a credit card is used. Bank wire fees will still apply.

Sail and Hike
Aegean Sea, Greece

May 25th – June 2nd, 2018

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Lagoon 45

State of the art catamaran, max. pax: 10 Click here to view image of the Lagoon 45 as a full PDF.

King George hotel Athens – Deluxe Acropolis

King George Hotel Athens, 5-star, deluxe Acropolis view room. Old world boutique hotel luxury at its finest. The hotel is known for their award-winning Tudor Hall Restaurant, featuring classic Greek cuisine and fantastic views of the city. Located within walking distance from the Acropolis, Agora, Plaka, and Thission. Also nearby are shops, museums, and the city’s vibrant business district. With 102 rooms and suites, the awarded Tudor Hall Restaurant featuring authentic Greek cuisine and incomparable views of the city’s landmarks, King George finds its best expression in their outstanding personalized service.

Verina Hotel – Sifnos

Sprawling on the side of a steep hill with nothing between you and the endless Aegean blue, Verina Astra leaves you speechless and transcendent. The impressive panoramic view will take your breath away, especially at night when the stars are out, and you feel like every corner was designed to invite you to infinite star gazing. It is no wonder that this stunning complex has taken its name from the Greek word for stars – Astra – each suite takes it name after a constellation. The complex consists of 7 separate buildings, creating an atmosphere of small independent villas, surrounded by beautiful gardens. Spend some time around the infinity pool that creates a new dimension for the notion infinite blue. An open lounge area with this same unbelievable view provides the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail in the evening. Enjoy your breakfast in the lounge area or your room. The food is prepared with local produce. Breakfast is fantastic: homemade cookies and jams, pancakes with honey, omelets made with free range eggs.
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