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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

Bavaria Yachtbau, 2017
Bavaria Cruiser 51
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Electric toilet
GPS plotter in cockpit
Inverter
Roller furling genoa
Roller furling mainsail
Solar panels
Sprayhood
TV
From 31/07 to 07/08
6 000 5 000
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Bavaria Yachtbau, 2015
Bavaria 46 Cruiser
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Outboard engine
Safety net
Spinnaker
From 31/07 to 07/08
4 398 3 299
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Jeanneau, 2014
Sun Odyssey 469 - Skippered
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Dinghy
Fans in cabins
GPS plotter
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Outboard engine
Refrigerator
Roller furling genoa
Snorkeling gear
Sprayhood
From 31/07 to 07/08
4 900 4 190
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Beneteau, 2011
Oceanis 50
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Autopilot
Batten mainsail
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Electric winches
GPS plotter
GPS plotter in cockpit
Roller furling genoa
Solar panels
Sprayhood
From 31/07 to 07/08
5 100 4 590
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Bavaria Yachtbau, 2018
Bavaria Virtess 420 Fly
Booked 3 times recently
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Air condition
Autopilot
Bathing platform
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Dinghy
GPS plotter
Heating
Outboard engine
Swimming ladder
From 31/07 to 07/08
10 950 7 665
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Jeanneau, 2019
Jeanneau 54
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Air condition
Autopilot
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Dinghy
Electric winches
GPS plotter
Hot water
Hydraulic gangway
Inverter
Microwave
Outboard engine
Roller furling genoa
Roller furling mainsail
Sprayhood
TV
From 31/07 to 07/08
8 660 7 404
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat