Route from Athens to Hydra and to Nafplio
Route from Athens to Hydra and to Nafplio (7 days) GREECE
Athens (Alimos Marina) – Egina (Agia Marina) (approx. 15 NM)
Agia Marina is a harbour on the west coast of the island – it is a perfect place to start a cruise in Greece. Wide beaches, specific buildings and vibrant city will allow you to enjoy the Greek way of life, and nearby ruins will make you feel the spirit of past times. However, the bay is poorly protected against winds from the south east.
Egina – Hydra (approx. 29 NM)
During a cruise in Greece you shouldn't omit the beautiful island Hydra. Blue sea, combined with the exceptional architectural setting in the 18th and the 19th century style (big houses and manors built around the natural arena at the port) will stay with you for long. There are no cars on the island, so it is even more charming. Near-port restaurants will captivate you with tasty cuisine, and if want to have fun, you will find something for you as well. In the harbour, you may come across a peculiar way of mooring “in addition” – some sailors don't feel comfortable about it, some are attracted and say that this is one of the reasons they come back to Greece – this is a good way to meet interesting people ;) SEE MORE
Hydra – Kosta (approx. 18 NM)
Kosta is a place which attracts thousands of sailors from all over the world every year. The natural beauty and azure water of the huge bay are breathtaking. Local restaurants and taverns will captivate you with local cuisine. This is a perfect place for relaxation on the road to Nafplio.
Kosta – Nafplio (approx. 29 NM)
Nafplio is said to be one the most picturesque cities of contemporary Greece, and since 1834 it was the capital city. One of the greatest attractions here is Palamidi fortress from the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries – this is a good reason for a long walk, as the views are indescribable – you must see it yourself! You will also provide the crew with exercise – this is important during the cruise. Those who want to sunbathe can use one of the nearby beaches.
Nafplio – Spetses(approx. 29 NM)
The combination of crystal clear water and pine trees and countless picturesque bays will provide you with peace and quiet. Stroll in the forest will allow you to feel the unearthly atmosphere of the island. Spetses played a very important role during the Greek revolution against the Ottoman Empire, and the monuments will allow you to feel the spirit of those times.
Spetses – Poros(approx. 35 NM)
In ancient times, Poros was an island of Poseidon – the god of the sea, what refers to literature. Local taverns and restaurants will treat you with excellent cuisine, and the vibrant (also at night) city will satisfy the needs of the crew members seeking fun. There are many halting spaces there, so you will a find a place for yourself.
Salamina – Athens (Alimos Marina)(approx. 25 NM)
“Alimos” is one of the biggest marinas in Greece where you can find over 100 places to moor. Good communication with Athens (15 km away) and the airport make it one of the most popular marinas in Greece. Its location makes it a very good place to start the cruise – but don't treat it only like a port where you collect and return the yacht. And everybody knows the advantages of this region :).