During 7 days you'll visit Kea, Kythnos, Poros and other islands.
Day 1: Athens - Cape Sounion - Kea (39 NM)
After renting a vessel and safely accommodating on board, spend some time talking to the manager of the charter company. Before sailing from marina Alimos, you’ll have enough time to see Athens and enjoy dinner in one of the restaurants.
Day 2: Kea - Kythnos (20 NM)
Kythnos is probably the most unassuming island in the Cyclades. Myths and legends make no mention of it and its history features the same chapters as its neighbours. This might be surprising since Kythnos is one of the most ancient inhabited islands in the archipelago. Local towns aren’t bursting with attractions and architectural landmarks, so the island isn’t experiencing a boom in popularity. But that’s just fine with the Greeks who are busy buying up villas here to vacation in peace and tranquility. If you decide to go to Kythnos, you’ll be met by the port city of Merikhas. Compared to the island’s other towns, it can more or less be considered a tourist city. Its environs feature the island’s best beaches – Martinakia and Episkopi. You can take a look at Hora, but it’s best to head straight for the village of Driopis, built around one of the biggest caves in Greece.
Day 3: Kythnos - Poros (46 NM)
The little Island of Poros lies in the shadow of ultra-popular Athens and the neighbouring Peloponnese. Yet, in a certain way, this plays to its advantage – you’ll surely find other tourists here, but certainly fewer than in Greece’s other resort towns. According to written sources, Poros was considered the island of Poseidon, God of the Sea. There was once a temple to him here – the ruins of which remain today. The temple used to house numerous statues, including one of Poseidon himself. Unfortunately, over the years they’ve all been plundered; only a fragmented base of the Sovereign of the Seas statue remains. It can be found in the local archaeological museum. A visit to this museum is worth your time as many of its artifacts date back to the Mycenaean and Roman eras. Poros’ natural surroundings are also worthy of admiration. It boasts a lemon forest, sandy beaches lined by tall pines, turquoise water, and a genuinely idyllic atmosphere. Incidentally, one of the island’s coves has a Russian name – it was once home to Count Orlov’s naval squadron.
Day 5: Epidavros - Aegina (15 NM)
A pearl in the waters of the Saronic Gulf – that’s the Aegian Island. It’s a perfectly appropriate comparison – after all, Aegina has virtually no shortcomings. A rich historical past, an abundant cultural heritage, and charming little villages, manicured shores and magnificent beaches – Aegina has it all. Speaking of Aegina’s history, it would be hard not to mention the myths and legends, so, without delving into long and drawn-out tales, we’ll just say that it has something to do with Zeus. But interestingly, the main local attraction was not built in his honour at all, but for the Goddess Aphaea, the island’s protector. The Doric temple has survived largely intact, and today is one of the island’s main landmarks. Also noteworthy are the Monastery of Agios Nectarios, the archaeological museum next to the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, and the nature preserve on the Island of Moni. In the interests of ensuring a comfortable and relaxing vacation, the island has arranged roughly 20 beaches, the most popular of which is Agia Marina. Within the vicinity of the Town of Aegina are the sandy beaches of Avra, Kolona and Panagitsa, each of which boast fabulous amenities and cozy restaurants close nearby.
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