If you are sailing to Poros, then your bets port of embarkation will be Piraeus harbor in Athens. This is a great place to start out form, and you will have a chance to get acquainted with your captain and crew. After you set sail, enjoy the wonderful sea and sun, and watch out as you approach the island. Poros is an exceptionally beautiful place, and as you get closer, its abundant beauty becomes clear. With lush greenery and white washed houses, sitting like a jewel on the clear blue ocean waters. Your personal chef will prepare you a gourmet meal to either your choice, or be surprised by his inventiveness. As you relax in your deck chair, watching the town of Poros close up as you berth in its harbor. You have a chance to walk around and enjoy the amazing cobbled alleyways and shops. You will be staying overnight in Poros before setting sail again in the morning.
The sea channel separating Poros and the Peloponnesian Peninsula helps Poros Town appear like a sheltered lakeside resort. The many cobbled streets stretching up the slopes are a splash of colour; pastel coloured houses, lovely gardens and some old mansions. On top of the hill there is a clock tower, the landmark seen when approaching Poros Island. Poros has lovely beaches, clear blue waters, pine forests and a busy waterfront with shops, tavernas, restaurants and cafes.
The island of Spetses is small, only 12kms long, and lies only 18kms form the island of Hydra. This beautiful location is covered with lush flora and has great sandy beaches. The town of Spetses is atypical of the region, with its white washed walls and blue windows and doors.
One of the most romantic sites in the Polopennese is Nafplion. This lovely town was the new States capitol during its first years in 1823 to 1834. The architecture here is reminiscent of its turbulent past with Venetian and Ottoman overtures trying to compete of r scenic dominance. Nafplion is rich in castles, ruins and old statues.
Hydra in the Saronic gulf is considered to be the jewel of the region. Leonard Cohen lived on the island for ten years and was inspired by its amazing beauty. The island has impressive cliffs that dominate the coast line and visiting yachts get to see the breathtaking white against deep blue sea and clear blue sky. No wonder so many famous artists were inspired.
The town of Epidavros (Epidaurus) was an ancient Peloponnese town that was not linked to Argos at the height of Argos’s influence. The town was reputedly the birthplace of Apollo's son Asclepius the healer, and that is why it was famous for being a place of healing. Today this community boasts the amazing ruins of this ancient town and is well worth a visit.
Just 13 miles away from Athens is the small island of Aegina, nestled in the middle of the Saronic gulf. This is a busy harbor, and worthwhile traversing to get onto the island. You will find ancient sites that include the 5th Century Temple of Aphaia and the Byzantine ruins of Paleohora. The island boasts some of the worlds best pistachio nuts, so buy a few packets for the rest of your journey.
Aghia Marina is the most popular resort on the Greek island of Aegina. It lies in the east of the island in the middle of the homonymous bay, twelve kilometres from Aegina Town. The location of Agia Marina is very nice, because green pine forests and mountains surround it. The sandy beaches are among the best on the island. The beautiful bays, pine forests, sandy beaches and the surroundings are breath taking.
The guests will leave the yacht with precious memories of the tour by 10:00 am after a hearty breakfast. Athens is worth to see with many highlights including the Parthenon on the Acropolis which you should visit after your luxury cruise.