5 days luxury on the water from Athens to Hydra and Spetses
Hydra and Spetses Islands have it all! Swim in beautiful beaches, stroll through picturesque towns and sample mouthwatering local cuisine.
Trip checkins are on Saturdays, at 5:00p.m. and you’ll be checking out from your yacht in Spetses on Thursday, at 5:00p.m.
- One way trip
- Ideal trip to combine with another holiday stay
- Flexibility to customise your itinerary to your own preferences
- Visit some of the best known islands
What you need to know
Capacity: Up to 6 people
Yacht type: Sailing yacht
Departs from: Athens
Duration: 6 days, accommodation for 5 nights
Nearest airport: ATH – Athens, El Venizelos – Greece
Setting off from Athens, you’ll head straight to Hydra, reaching the port after about five hours. There are no cars on Hydra so life revolves around its beautiful crescent-shaped bay. At the port, you’ll find a number of dining and entertainment options, as well as museums and galleries. In Hydra, go for a visit to the National Historical Museum and the Archives Museum. Want to sail further out? Vlychos is a picturesque and popular pebble beach, ideal for sunsets and dining at the local restaurant (Marina’s). Hydra is a lively island, and a number of festivals and events take place there throughout the summer.
Depart from Hydra in the morning to arrive early at the island of Spetses. Spetses is a much-loved destination for Greece’s elite, as well as for the yachting jet set. Spetses’ port city is characterized by an absence of private automobiles, while horse and carriage transportation adds a nostalgic flair to the seaside promenade. Your captain will most likely moor the yacht in the old port area so disembark and walk along the quiet promenade to admire Spetses’ turn of the century architecture.
THINGS TO DO IN SPETSES
You can learn more about the history of Spetses in the Museum of Spetses, housed in a wealthy shipowner’s mansion built in 1795. At the Bouboulina Museum, you can also get to know about Greece’s female admiral Laskarina Bouboulina, and her role in Greek independence. Spetses has many dining options ranging from local Greek taverns to upmarket restaurants. You can also see a movie at one of the island’s two summer cinemas, Titania or Marina.
Kaiki Beach is a great seaside location to spend the day, or night. A relaxed and organized beach close to town, Kaiki features a great bar-restaurant as well as sunbeds that can easily accommodate a whole family. Spetses also has a party beach, Vrelos – and it will occasionally fill up with party animals dancing to Greek DJ’s or local bands. Zogeria beach is located on the Northern side of the island, and only reachable by boat. A tranquil and unorganized beach surrounded by thick pine forest, it’s perfect for picnics!