Suggested itinerary Athens - Zakynthos, one way

Suggested itinerary Athens - Zakynthos, one way

DAY 1 Athens - Aegina

A beautiful island, located very close to Athens (only 16.5 nautical miles from the port of Piraeus). Even though the island is small, it boasts a great number of sights and natural beauties. The island’s highlight is the famous Aphea Temple, definately woth a visit. It forms in fact an equilateral triangle with the Parthenon and the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, the so-called “holy triangle” of the antiquity. Before you leave, don't forget to buy pistachio nuts for which the island is famed.

Day 2 Galaxidi & Delphi

REnjoy a relaxing swim and a leisure lunch. In the afternoon we suggest taking an excursion to the ancient ruins of Delphi. This is approximately 45min drive away (30km) through a beautiful scenerey and definately worth the trip. This ancient Greek sacred place is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a place with a long history and beautiful natural surroundings. If you’d like to choose something as a souvenir of your visit to Delphi, you’ll find copies of beautiful ancient jewellery, traditional pottery, and other local products.

Day 3 Ithaca

charter-memoriestoo-05Home of Odysseus, Ithaca has something for everyone: great beaches, hikes, scuba diving, festivals, views, traditional food, entertainment, ancient culture, busy bars or quiet solitude. Even in the height of summer you can find a secluded beach. Admire the crystalline sea of the island and enjoy the yacht's watertoys, with so many amazing beaches to choose from. Spend the evening by visiting the lovely village of Ithaca, the Captain will suggest you a nice restaurant serving local traditional food.

Day 4 Lefkada

Lefkada-Lighthouse-1329055547Island's lush vegetation, idyllic coves of transparent, turquoise waters, busy and secluded beaches of stunning beauty, a significant cultural heritage and hospitable locals. Drop anchor at Nidri, and from there take a short tender journey to the port of Nidri and Kalamos island where you can take a walk in the narrow streets, enjoying an untouched, authentic landscape of old mills, stone threshing, dilapidated houses, half-ruined windmills that are still standing, as if the time stopped suddenly. Surely, a tour around Onassis island of Skorpios is also possible.

Day 5 Kefalonia

Selection of traditional greek food - salad, meze, pie, fish, tzatziki, dolma on wood backgroundThe Captain will drop the anchor at one of the most spectacular beaches for which Kefalonia is so famous, so that you can swim in amazing crystalline waters, before heading to Fiskardo. The beaches are among largest, most picturesque and cleanest of all Greece. Some sights not to be missed: world famous Myrtos beach and Myrtos cave, Argostoli harbour, Melissani Cave, Mount Ainos National Park, Monastery of Agios Gerasimos. On some of the beaches it is also possible to spot turtles and their nesting points!

Day 6 + 7 Zakynthos

zakynthos-island-1920Home to the worldwide famous Navagio (Shipwreck) beach, Zakynthos island is one of the most popular Greek islands! Breathtaking landscapes, exotic beaches with sugar-fine sand and turquoise waters and crazy nightlife are the main reasons why this island is wildly popular. What’s more, the exotic Zakynthos beaches are home to the endangered sea turtle species Caretta-Caretta, which every year hide their eggs in the fine white sand of Zakynthos beaches. Strongly influenced by the Venetians, Zakynthos Town has many hidden gems to explore!

Day 8  Zakynthos, disembarking

 

Marianna Accurso