Just when you thought Greece couldn't get any more idyllic, we bring you a deal from fractional yacht agency SmartYacht that makes it even sweeter; this Autumn, you could explore the Saronics in Greece on a weeklong all-inclusive yacht charter from just €1,990.
The dreamy, historic Saronic Islands, an easy and enjoyable cruise from mainland Athens, still deliver warm temperatures throughout October, with highs of 22°C and only 6 days of predicted rainfall throughout the entire month. And there is no better way to explore these islands than by yacht, offering the opportunity to drop anchor wherever you please and discover the most hidden and exclusive spots. A Greece yacht charter could be your dream autumn adventure - read on to see what lies in store…
Discover the Saronic (Greece) Islands day by day
Day 1: Piraeus - Aegina - Poros overnight
Cruise from Piraeus to Aegina, a stunning historic island just two hours from the mainland. Be awestruck at the Doric temple of Aphaia, dating all the way back to 500 BC yet still standing proudly today. Wander through the charming town of Paleachora, explore the archaeological site of Kolona Hill, a former acropolis, and don't forget to kick back and relax on one of the many exquisite beaches - we particularly recommend Marathon.
Day 2: Poros - Spetses overnight
Stroll through the enchanting lemon grove on Aliki beach before we set off for our next destination - the peaceful seaside town of Ermioni. This is where Athenians come for their vacations, offering an idyllic break from the hustle and bustle of city life. We’ll also cruise to the arty and relaxed island of Agios Nikolaos, where sandy coves and gin-clear waters invite you to dive right in. Saronic Islands sailing is very popular, and you will love watching these yachts sail dreamily past you on the horizon.
Day 3: Spetses - Nafplion overnight
Our yacht charter takes us to Peloponnese to explore the little town of Nafplion, thought to be one of the most stunning in the Saronics and Greece. You can feel the livelihood and Greek culture pulsating through the streets, and with so many waterfront cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Gaze out at the impressive Bourtzi Castle as you enjoy a glass of local wine and delicious spanakopita or gyros.
Day 4: Nafplion - Porto Heli overnight
If your dream holiday destination is luxury unbounded then Porto Heli is the place for you - the preferred Greek vacation spot of the ultra-rich. Sample some truly exquisite seafood here and treat yourself to the finest wines and cocktails. This is another great spot for watching the Saronic Island sailing yachts cruise by.
Day 5: Porto Heli - Hydra overnight
Hydra is seen as the real gem of the Saronic Islands, with cars replaced by horse and carriage and elegant stone mansions adorning the hillside. This gives the island an ancient feel, casting away the stresses of modern-day life as soon as your toes hit the sand.
Day 6: Hydra - Porto Heli - Aegina - Piraeus
We make our way back to Piraeus, but with one night left to explore lively Athens and its wild nightlife scene, the holiday is not over yet. Get ready to make even more memories at the final stop of our Greek Saronic Island adventure.
Explore the Saronic Islands on classic superyacht Amanda
M/Y Amanda is a 24m superyacht, accommodating 12 guests in five beautiful cabins, and offering a classic yachting aesthetic which harks back to its 1956 heritage. Refitted just last year, she has all the state-of-the-art technology a modern traveller could dream of. Plus, with four crew - including your very own onboard chef - you’ll be living the life of luxury from the minute our journey begins.
You can take advantage of this Saronic (Greece) Islands adventure over one of two weeks - either from October 14th to the 20th 2019 or from October 28th to November 4th 2019. Beginning and ending at port Piraeus, Athens, this all-inclusive package comprises fuel, port fees, full board and drinks including soft drinks, wine and beer. Book a double cabin for two people for €1,990 per person, or a double cabin for one for €2,990.
Ready to book yourself a spot on this incredible Saronics escape? Get in touch with the team today.