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Day 6: Serifos - Cape Sounion

7 day route from Santorini to the Cycladic Islands

Cape Sounion

To the southeast of Athens lies one of the most poetic, most visited, and most popularized places in all of Greece – Cape Sounion. Legend has it that it was from this place King Aegeus gazed into the distance, awaiting the return of his son Theseus. The hero, much celebrated in ancient myths, developed a signal with his father before departing for Crete to battle a Minotaur. If he emerged from the fight victorious, his ship would return flying white sails, if not, it would fly black ones. On the way back, however, the exuberant Theseus forgot about their arrangement. Aegeus had not forgotten, and upon spotting black sails on the horizon, Aegeus flung himself into the abyss of the sea waves.

Aside from its mention in myths, Cape Sounion is also famed for the two temples found here – Poseidon and Athena. And though the only thing left of the majestic structures today are foundations and columns, they still dazzle with their architectural perfection.

Recommended boats for this region

Elan Marine, 2020
Elan Impression 45.1
Booked 4 times recently
Olympic Marina, Lavrion
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bathing platform
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Deck shower
Dinghy
Electric toilet
GPS plotter in cockpit
Inverter
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Solar panels
Sprayhood
Teak
From 04/06 to 11/06
3 815 3 434
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Beneteau, 2003
Oceanis 473
Booked 6 times recently
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bimini
Bow thruster
GPS plotter
Roller furling genoa
Roller furling mainsail
Solar panels
Sprayhood
From 04/06 to 11/06
2 860 2 431
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Bavaria, 2019
Bavaria Cruiser 46
Booked 7 times recently
Lavrion Main Port, Lavrio
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bathing platform
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Deck shower
Dinghy
Electric toilet
GPS plotter
Hot water
Inverter
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Roller furling genoa
Roller furling mainsail
Solar panels
Sprayhood
From 04/06 to 11/06
4 450 3 694
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Bavaria Yachtbau, 2015
Bavaria Cruiser 51
Agios Kosmas (Elliniko), Athens
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bathing platform
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Deck shower
Dinghy
GPS plotter in cockpit
Heating
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Roller furling genoa
Roller furling mainsail
Sprayhood
Swimming ladder
Teak
From 04/06 to 11/06
4 700 3 995
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Bavaria Yachtbau, 2013
Bavaria 36 Cruiser
Booked 5 times recently
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bimini
CD/DVD
Electric toilet
GPS plotter
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Roller furling genoa
Roller furling mainsail
Safety net
Solar panels
Spinnaker
Sprayhood
From 04/06 to 11/06
2 306 1 730
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Lagoon, 2015
Lagoon 380
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Autopilot
Batten mainsail
CD/DVD
Dinghy
Electric toilet
Fans in cabins
GPS plotter
GPS plotter in cockpit
Internet connection
Inverter
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Roller furling genoa
Safety net
Snorkeling gear
Spinnaker
Sprayhood
Stand up paddle
From 04/06 to 11/06
4 200 3 780
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat