Sailing tours from Athens

Sailing tours from Athens

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Chill
  • Spoken languages: English, Greek, French
  • Fitness level: Everybody welcome
  • Duration: full day
  • Cancellation policy: 
    moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Bay of Alimos - Marina (To be confirmed with instructor)
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Sure Athens is amazing, but are you looking for a refreshing getaway from the city? Want to take a step back and avoid the masses of tourists? Then enjoy a sailing adventure in the Saronic Gulf!

Trails Beyond will take you to discover Aegina, the closest island to Athens and modern Greece’s first capital in 1827. There you will learn more about the culture and history of the island, enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Imagine just laying in that beautiful, serene landscape, just relaxing... it doesn't get better than that!

If you wish to further explore the region, a 2 day option is available. You will swim and snorkel in the turquoise waters of Moni and Agkistri islands, discover the history of Aegina island, visit the Temple of Aphaea, enjoy delicious snacks and meals on board, prepared by the always diligent crew, and if you are up for it, you can have a night out in Aegina’s sizzling nightlife!

Whatever the case, these unique sailing escapes from the city will allow you to discover Athens and its nearby treasures in a different way. The best part of it all? You can experience this with your partner, family or with your pals and gals!

Offers

1
1 day sailing tour
Itinerary

Welcome aboard!

You will meet at the designated meeting point at about 8:00 am (usually Alimos marina), for a boat tour with all the necessary instructions you need to know and then you will set sails to Aegina Island, famous for its pistachios.

On your way there, you’ll make a stop at the tiny uninhabited island of Moni. Once there, you will enjoy swimming & snorkeling in the turquoise crystal clear waters or go hiking through its pristine pine forest and come across beautiful deer and peacocks! You can also enjoy a coffee or ouzo (Greek aperitif) at the only tavern on the island, while the crew prepares a delicious meal for you!

Early in the afternoon, you will reach the port of Aegina, where you will be free to visit Aegina town, walk through its alleys with the charming shops or alongside the picturesque port, admire the beautiful neoclassical buildings and enjoy a cup of iced coffee.

The Temple of Apollo at the archaeological site of Kolona, which lies at a walking distance from the port, and the Archaeological Museum are not to be missed!

You can also choose to be taken on an exciting inland tour, so you can explore some of Aegina’s hidden gems! The temple of Aphaea is the most important monument in the sanctuary of Aphaea, dating back to 500 BC. Your next stop will be the impressive Monastery of Saint Nektarios, one of the biggest of the Balkans. If you put your ear to Saint Nektarios’s tomb, you can hear the sound of his feet tapping. Behind the monastery lies the island’s Mystras and also former capital, Paleachora. You will follow the hiking trails to explore this abandoned “ghost town” with its numerous Byzantine churches and enjoy the panoramic views over the Saronic Gulf.

You will then return back to your boat and sail back to Athens, arriving around 21:00.

Tip: do not forget to buy some fresh fruits and vegetables from the floating groceries (traditional boats in the port selling fruits & vegetables) or local pistachios!

Special terms

The meeting point will be arranged previously with the instructor.

Do not forget to bring
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Change of dry clothes
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Money for personal expenses
Sensation Level:Chill
Fitness level:Everybody welcome
Duration:full day
Minimum Age:minimum 4 y/o
Meeting point:
Bay of Alimos - Marina (To be confirmed with instructor)
Included:
  • All necessary equipment
  • Lunch aboard including drinks
Excluded:
  • Additional meals
  • Inland tour in Aegina, including car transfer and entrance fees to the Temple of Aphaea (20€/person)
  • Entrance fees to the archaeological site of Kolona (3€/person)
  • Transportation to meeting point
2
2 day sailing tour
Itinerary

Welcome aboard!

Day 1

You will meet at the designated meeting point at about 8:00am (usually Alimos marina), for a boat tour with all the necessary instructions you need to know and then you will set sails to Aegina Island, famous for its pistachios.

On your way there, you’ll make a stop at the tiny uninhabited island of Moni. Once there, you will enjoy swimming & snorkeling in the turquoise crystal clear waters or go hiking through its pristine pine forest and come across beautiful deer and peacocks! You can also enjoy a coffee or ouzo (Greek aperitif) at the only tavern in the island, while the crew prepares a delicious meal for you!

Early in the afternoon, you will reach the port of Aegina, where you will be free to visit Aegina town, walk through its alleys with the charming shops or alongside the picturesque port, admire the beautiful neoclassical buildings and enjoy a cup of iced coffee.

Temple of Apollo at the archaeological site of Kolona, which lies at a walking distance from the port, and the Archaeological Museum are not to be missed!

You can also choose to be taken on an exciting inland tour, so you can explore some of Aegina’s hidden gems! The temple of Aphaea, is the most important monument in the sanctuary of Aphaea, dating back to 500 BC. Your next stop will be the impressive Monastery of Saint Nektarios, one of the biggest of the Balkans. If you put your ear to Saint Nektarios’s tomb, you can hear the sound of his feet tapping. Behind the monastery lies the island’s Mystras and also former capital, Paleachora. You will follow the hiking trails to explore this abandoned “ghost town” with its numerous byzantine churches and enjoy the panoramic views over the Saronic Gulf.

Tip: do not forget to buy some fresh fruits and vegetables from the floating groceries (traditional boats in the port selling fruits & vegetables) or local pistachios!

Day 2

The second day, after enjoying breakfast on board, you will sail away to the small verdant island of Agkistri, known as the closest to Athens natural paradise. You'll enjoy the rest of your day diving from the boat, swimming and relaxing in this pristine landscape. You can also anchor at the magnificent uninhabited island of Dorousa, where you can discover, while snorkeling or diving, the shipwreck of the 79m long Avantis III, lying at 18m depth!

Then you will have lunch on board, before going back to Athens early in the evening, around 20:00pm

Special terms

The meeting point will be arranged previously with the instructor.

Do not forget to bring
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Change of dry clothes
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Money for personal expenses
Sensation Level:Chill
Fitness level:Everybody welcome
Duration:full day
Minimum Age:minimum 4 y/o
Meeting point:
Bay of Alimos - Marina (To be confirmed with instructor)
Included:
  • All necessary equipment
  • Lunch aboard including drinks
  • 1 night of accommodation on a sailing yacht, based on double occupancy
Excluded:
  • Additional meals
  • Inland tour in Aegina, including car transfer and entrance fees to the Temple of Aphaea (20€/person)
  • Entrance fees to the archaeological site of Kolona (3€/person)
  • Transportation to meeting point

Meeting point

Bay of Alimos - Marina (To be confirmed with instructor) Get directions
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