“Where there is no wine, there is no love”. Mark those words by Euripides cause it is highly unlikely that you won’ t love this journey. Discover wineries filled with savoury flavours and embrace viticulture as we sail throughout Northern Greece. Experience the crystal clear waters of Chalkidiki that will definitely calm your mind and put your soul at ease. This is a voyage through senses and aesthetics. Join us, will you?
Explore the beautiful Ktima Gerovassiliou. Together, we will take a walk around the vineyard and we will learn about the ageing process. As we face Mount Olympus, we will taste some of their multiple award-winning wines, that exhibit the distinctive characteristics of the terroir of Epanomi. The winery holds a surprise for you. Let’ s just say the word museum is an understatement for what you are about to experience.
See first-hand the wonderful art of grape harvesting and take in the methods of wine production at the largest single organic domaine of Greece. Wonder through the vineyard and make sure to have a stop at the top of Mount Meliton-the view of the Northern Sporades will absolutely amaze you. Kellifos, or turtle island as it is called by the natives, awaits! Swim in its crystal clear blue waters or snorkel and explore its magnificent underwater landscape. This place is a home for octopuses, seahorses, starfish and all kinds of adorable sea creatures.
We set sail for the other side of the second peninsula. Our captain knows his way to a secret beach or two… Of course, we won’ t miss out visiting the famous Tigania beach with its large rocks that shape two gorgeous turquoise water coves. The wild and remote landscape offers exactly what you are dreaming of: a day of swimming, sunbathing at clean golden sand and laying under pine trees!. After sailing 15 nautical miles we will reach our next port, we will drop anchor for the night and dinner will be served.
We sail 17 NM north towards the islet of Diaporos. On our way, we stop at the very charming Portokali beach to enjoy its unique light and dark blue waters and relax upon its white rocks and hilly slopes. Diaporos is an astonishing, unexploited island protected against strong winds, which makes it a perfect shelter for yachts and of course, your leisure. Did we mention there is a natural swimming pool involved? Tonight we dine at the beach!
It is unlikely that you haven’ t snorkelled yet in this journey, but if this is the case you simply cannot miss this spot. Surrounded by several small islands that serve as a barrier from the waves and the wind, this vivid aquamarine coloured lagoon called Drenia, will make you think you are at the height of bliss! Absorb moments of serenity at small coves, swim along with colourful sea creatures, be grateful for life. We got you covered.
Take a tour at the atmospheric underground wine cellar-vault of Claudia Papayianni and try some of the domaine’ s most special greek wines. We will be having interesting conversations about vinification and we will pick up the different ways of wine bottling. Has your oenophilia grown even bigger? Let’ s discuss it over tonight’ s dinner at a great local seafood restaurant.
Spend your morning sailing 30 NM through the Northern Aegean Sea to the picturesque Sarti. Needless to say, swim stops are more than welcome. Achlada bay hides three lovely little beaches that are separated by rocky fragments. Absorb the fascinating scenery that offers quietness and tranquility, think back to our journey and the moments we created together.
✓ 7 nights accommodation on your private yacht
✓ Qualified skipper
✓ Guided tours in three wineries and wine tastings
✓ Full board freshly prepared daily
✓ Professional host
✓ Transfer to / from the port
✓ Water, fuel, port and cleaning fees
✓ Linen, towels and personal care kit
✓ Snorkelling equipment
✓ GoPro action camera
✓ Introductory sailing course (if you wish)
✓ Tourism taxes
Included full board for the duration of the journey:
✓ 7 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 5 Dinners onboard all centred around savoury Greek Cuisine
✓ 2 Dinners at selected local Greek Restaurants
✓ Light Snacks
✓ Water, Coffee, Tea, Soft Drinks & Juice
Not included: Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Having any dietary restrictions? Please, notify us ahead of time so we can adjust your menu.
The closest airport to the marinas is Thessaloniki International Airport (SKG). We can arrange to pick you up from your hotel or airport. Please notify us in advance if you are delayed and will not arrive on time. Each Anasa sailboat dons our banner with logo where your captain and crew will be waiting for your arrival. We will arrive back at the marina by 9am on day 7.
Northern Greece climate is ideal for a sailing vacation, with blue skies, consistent warm weather and perfect sailing conditions.
Water temperatures average 21 C to 26 C depending on the time of the season. Winds are generally light and variable in the mornings, with afternoon breezes and calm nights. Early and late in the season, southerly and south-easterly winds are variable. Unexpected inclement weather can always occur so please pack accordingly and may affect published itinerary.
We sail Saturday to Saturday. If your flight arrives late on Saturday, we can plan that days' itinerary on the last day of your journey.
7 days after the booking confirmationn you must pay a deposit of 50% of the holiday cost. The balance of the price of your travel arrangements must be paid within 30 days of the date of your booking.