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Cruising in Greece

Enjoy your activities with the best tips for the best known (and uknown) places that you should visit during your luxury cruise in Greek Islands.

The Romantic Hydra Island, Greece

The Romantic Hydra Island, Greece

Hydra is one of the most picturesque and atmospheric islands of Argosaronic, ideal for romance. The Saronic Gulf is the sea that washes the coast of Athens and Piraeus. Hydra captivates you from your first steps on the island and exudes every corner of it, while it travels you in time in a unique way.  Despite the cosmopolitan atmosphere that dominates, the famous Hydra will win you with its simple and its romantic mood. 

The simple and strict style of the island’s Mansions, churches, windmills and bare rocks, will welcome you. Transportation is on foot as any type of motorized vehicle is prohibited.

The architectural shell of the evergreen and historic naval state of the early 19th century has been preserved intact, and the high-rise mansions are impressive.  The harbor is the heart of the island and, in fact, the only settlement. Around it and in the back alleys you will find fine cafes and restaurants as well as arty boutiques.

The View of the City 

The traditional settlement slips from the surrounding hills to the harbor. The captain's mansions, the countless churches and the impressive stone-built public buildings will be your first photos on the instagram!  While the neatly populated houses with colorful windows, embrace the rocks, hang on the cliffs tightly and steeply to reach the sea.

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The Romantic Sunset from Cape Sounio

The Romantic Sunset from Cape Sounio

Close your eyes and see yourself and your partner in our Luxury Yacht ready for a small romantic adventure just for the two of you.  Our first stop is one of the most beautiful and idyllic spots on the planet where the primordial energy of the Temple of Poseidon joins with the blue attic sky and the crystal Aegean Sea.

The magical place with its ancient vibes is Sounio, which in recent years has become one of the most popular and rising destinations with visitors from all over the world. It has been declared as a National Park, with its beauties and natural landscapes enchanted at first glance.

From the cliff of Sounio, the visitor has the chance to experience a magnificent sunset overlooking the Temple and the endless blue of the Aegean Sea.  A sea that was named after Athenian King Aegeas, who stood on the rock waiting to see the return of his son, Theseus from Crete.   When he saw the black sails he believed that his son had died by the Minotaur.  From his sadness he committed suicide by felling off the rock.  This is only one story from the many that is associated with Sounio.  Homer reports that Menelaus, when returning from Troy, buried his captain in the holy place of Sounio.

Visiting the Temple of Poseidon, with the tremendous view of the Saronic Gulf and the tremendous coastal route that leads up to it, is definitely something that is worth seeing and will remain unforgettable and unchangeable in memory with its uniqueness.

It is such the charm of the area, which even Lord Byron did not resist and carved his signature on the south portico. The poet often visited Sounio, where the poem "Islands of Greece" was inspired.

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The oldest temple of Athens

The oldest temple of Athens

Many people think that the oldest temple of Greece is the temple of Athena in Acropolis.  Yet, the Temple of Poseidon in Sounio is the first reported by Homer.  Specifically, Homer reports that Menelaus’ Ship Captain named “Fronti” during their return from Troy, died at the sight of Sounio Sanctuary. Meneleaos stopped and buried his Captain in the Holy Ground of Sounio.

Yet, Sounio is reported as a place even earlier than Trojan War, and specifically in the Myth of Theseus and Minotaur.

THE MYTH

The myth is chronologically placed a millennium before the temple of Poseidon was built.

Around 1,450 BC Athens was a kingdom, at that time, and it had to pay a regular tax and a blood tax to Minoan Crete. The blood tax was paid every nine years, and seven young men as well as seven young women were sent to Crete to be fed to the Minotaur. Minotaur was a creature with a bull's head, tail, and a male body, while he was living in the Labyrinth.

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Everything you need to know about Delos

Everything you need to know about Delos

The Myth

Delos is located in the middle of the Aegean Sea and around the island circle all the other islands of Cyclades. According to mythology, Delos was originally a rock that moved in the sea and covered the waves, and its original name was Adelos.   

The current name was given after Zeus pleaded Poseidon to secure the stellar rock of the Aegean so that Leto could give birth to his twins, Apollo and Artemis.   Zeus plea to Poseidon was because Leto was hunted by Hera, who, angry at Jupiter's infidelity, had given orders to all places in order not to accept Leto to give birth.   After Poseidon intervention he named the island as "Delos". The island acquired not only a steady place in the Aegean, but also the Sanctuary of Apollo.

The History

The oldest inhabitants of Delos are estimated to be around 2,500 BC and built their ellipsoid houses at the summit of Mount Kanthos (113 m height).  From the mountain they could easily supervise and control the small valley and the sea. 

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5 Places to fall in Love in Mykonos

5 Places to fall in Love in Mykonos
Little Venice It is called Little "Venice" and it is the most photographed place of the island.This magnificent place is a residential area near the sea, which was built from the middle of the 18th century, and they were the houses of rich merchants and captains. It gives you the sense that you are in a small neighbourhood of Venice. Colourful logg...
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8 Romantic paths you cannot miss in Santorini

An island famous for its breathtaking views and an explosion of charm; this is Santorini. The dream moments are forever limp there, like a volcano.

Welcome to the Aegean Sea, one of the most popular destinations in Greece. Santorini is an island of Cyclades that can give you moments of mythology as well as superlative feelings with intensity of contrasts. It is located north of Crete, and almost equidistant between the Greek and Turkey coastlines. 

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4 Historical spots in Santorini

Welcome to the Aegean Sea; the wild volcanic sculptures with the simple Cycladic lines make Santorini one of the most popular destinations in Greece. Santorini is an island of Cyclades and I suppose that if Ian Lancaster Fleminghad been immortal, perhaps he would be living in Santorini today…….

Having felt the adrenaline of the island in its entire splendor, ready to explode, we thought we would share our favorite adventure spots with y'all. 

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The 5 most romantic paths in and under the Acropolis

Five magic paths, under the moonlight, on cobbled streets, in and under the Acropolis streets. Why?........

It's simple, because Athens is love and passion. 

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6 Things to know about Parthenon - Acropolis

The special "geography" of Athens and the Millennial History of the city with its corners, monuments and buildings reflect a nostalgic ancient period. The Acropolis (literally 'high part of the city') is one of the most important monuments in the Western world, and it is located on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens.

The Acropolis contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon that means 'house of the virgin'. 

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Why Choose a Boutique Yacht in Greece for Your 2019 Holidays

Boutique Yachts in Greece Sailpaths
​ Imagine yourself being on a yacht with white sails billowing against a clear blue sky and the sun illuminates your path. Hear the water as it splashes up against the sides and the seagull's sounds in the distance. You only feel the gentle motion of the boat and the refreshing soft breeze on your face. Are you still a yacht skeptic? Well...
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