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The Cyclades, an archipelago comprised of more than 30 islands, is the cradle of the first European civilised society 5,000 years ago. It is also here that Greece shows its most unadulterated side in all its diversity: Gleaming white cubic houses with blue shutters and labyrinth lanes give the typical architectonic flavour to the island towns. The mostly ragged coastlines show impressive geological formations, turquoise-blue sea and fantastic sand beaches. Experience the fascinating mixture between antiquity and modern times on board your motorized sailing ship or in the saddle of your bike and imbibe the beauty of the central archipelago of the Greek Aegean.
Individual journey to Athens airport and collective transfer to Marina Zeas, the yacht harbour of Piraeus, only 25 km (15 mi.) from Athens airport. Check-in from 2 p.m. on the ship. Dinner on board. Overnight stay in Piraeus.
Early in the morning the boat takes you to Kythnos Island, which was famous for its cheese and honey since reallyv ancient times. The first cycling tour, which starts in the harbour of Merichas and first leads us to the capital Chora, offers lots of scenic views to the coastline. Chora is an appealing village, situated on a high plateau. Its angular alleys are decorated with painted flowers and geometric patterns. From there today’s cycle tour leads us to Driopida, a picturesque village. Afterwards we return to Merichas, where we can spend the evening in one of the cosy tavernas.
In the morning the Panagiota takes us to Seriphos, a small island far from the tourist track, with verry deep valleys, countless bays and coves and lots of gorgeos sandy beaches. From the harbour town of Livadi we cycle along a serpentine road to the main town of Seriphos, whose cube form houses nestle along a mountain ridge high above the sea. We continue on through untouched landscape to the Byzantine monastery of the Archangel Michael. We return to Livadi along a panoramic road on the East coast. In the afternoon the ship brings us to Siphnos, where we can relax at the beautiful beach. Overnight stay in Kamares on the island of Siphnos.
The island of Siphnos, which is famous for its ceramic artwork, is only inhabited away from the coast, because its coast drops mainly steeply into the sea. The cycling tour begins in the harbour of Kamares. The route leads through a green, hilly terraced landscape to the central highlands with the island’s capital Kastro, which is a defensive settlement built on a steep cliff face and has been a listed and protected town since 1975. In the afternoon the ship takes us to Syros, where we can round off the day in one of the numerous and typical cafes on the spacious harbour promenade.
The town of Ermoupolis on Syros is the capital town of the Cyclades and offers an unforgettable view upon arrival: The town which is built on two hills is different from the other Cycladic towns. Pastel coloured houses, many of which have classical facades dominant the townscape. We cycle along the coast of Syros which is full of bays and coves along the entire southern half of the island to the beautiful beach of Galissas and then past the convent of Saint Barbara back to Ermoupolis. In the afternoon we continue by boat to Mykonos, where the picturesque main town with its famous windmills and its white cube form houses invites visitors to stroll through it. With a bit of luck we may even see the mascot of Mykonos in the maze of laneways, the pelican Petros.
In the morning we have the opportunity to visit the important ancient sites on the island of Delos, where according to Greek mythology the god Apollo and his twin sister Artemis were born. After lunch we crossover to Tinos. There we first visit the famous Evangelistria church in Tinos town. Today’s bike tour takes us along a high road to the mountain village of Tarambados, a village full of walled dove towers with their filigree architecture, which represent remnants from Venetian times. After the bike tour the boat takes off to Kea.
The starting point for the tour of Kea, the most westerly inhabited Cyclade island, is the wonderful natural harbour of Korissia. From here we begin our cycle tour to the picturesque main town of Ioulis which is situated in the mountains and from there we continue our bike tour to the white beach of Otzias, where the Mediterranean will tempt you to a refreshing and relaxing swim before we return to Korissia. In the afternoon last sail to Piraeus and overnight stay in Piraeus.
Guests disembark after breakfast on board followed by individual departure or guests may extend their stay in Athens by a week.
The Panagiota is an affectionately restored two masted motor yacht. 6 cabins below deck and 4 cabins above deck for guests. All cabins are air-conditioned and equipped with a double bed (4,6 ft. wide) and in some cabins there is also one single bunk bed located above the double bed. There is room for all guests in the spacious saloon to have the meals, to regenerate or to spend some time with friends. When the weather conditions are fine the guests can have the meals outside on the shaded rear deck. The spacious sun deck for sun bathing or just to relax.
Year of construction: 1990 (refit in 2001)
Size of boat: 23 x 6 m
Size of cabins: 6 – 8 sqm
Number of cabins: 10 Guest Cabins (max. 20 guests), 6 cabins are located below deck and 4 cabins are located above deck
Bathroom features: Tiled, all-in-one showers, washbasins and toilet
Cabin equipment: Air conditioning, mirror
Beds: Double beds: 200 x 140 cm, Single & Bunk beds: 200 x 80 cm, all beds are equipped with high quality mattresses of the German brand Diamona
Service: Cabin service, fresh towels at mid-week
Special on board features: 2 masts with sails, couch mats on the sundecks, 2 big tables with chairs on the covered reardeck
Embarkation harbour: Corfu Town & Athens/Piraeus
(Book before 31/01/2019 and gain an extra 5% discount)
|Date||Price / person|
|11 – 18 / 18 – 25 May||1390€|
|8 – 15 June||
|31 August – 7 September||
|7 – 14 / 14 – 21 September||
|21 – 28 September||
|Not included in the tour price||
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