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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

Jeanneau, 2011
Sun Odyssey 439
Booked 1 time recently
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Outside speakers
Roller furling genoa
Roller furling mainsail
Solar panels
Sprayhood
From 10/10 to 17/10
2 160 1 728
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Bavaria, 2019
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(Greece)
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Batten mainsail
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CD/DVD
Deck shower
Dinghy
GPS plotter
Hot water
Inverter
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Roller furling genoa
Sprayhood
From 10/10 to 17/10
3 900 2 847
for 1 week, bareboat
Jeanneau, 2019
Jeanneau 58
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Lavrion Main Port, Lavrio
(Greece)
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Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Deck shower
Dinghy
GPS plotter
Hot water
Inverter
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Roller furling genoa
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From 10/10 to 17/10
7 500 6 000
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Beneteau, 2016
Oceanis 41.1
Booked 1 time recently
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Autopilot
Batten mainsail
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
GPS plotter in cockpit
Internet connection
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Solar panels
Sprayhood
From 10/10 to 17/10
2 200 1 540
for 1 week, bareboat
Jeanneau, 2016
Sun Odyssey 519
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Autopilot
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Deck shower
Dinghy
Fans in cabins
GPS plotter
Hydraulic gangway
Inverter
Outside speakers
Roller furling genoa
Roller furling mainsail
Solar panels
Sprayhood
TV
From 10/10 to 17/10
3 900 3 700
for 1 week, bareboat
Lagoon, 2012
Lagoon 400
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Air condition
Autopilot
Batten mainsail
Bimini
CD/DVD
Deck shower
Dinghy
Gaming console
GPS plotter
Hot water
Hydraulic gangway
Internet connection
Inverter
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Refrigerator
Safety net
Sprayhood
Teak
TV
From 10/10 to 17/10
3 500 2 450
for 1 week, bareboat