Endo-gym goes sailing 2018!

Let’s Get Ready

YesSail Sunset

Let’s dive into the beauty and wilderness of mesmerizing nature of Greek islands!

Let’s discover together the most amazing pearls of Aegean Sea from another perspective – by sailing!

We will take you the places that cannot be reached by everyone– pristine secluded beaches, small ports, and isolated bays! We will enjoy connecting with nature, naked swimming, indulging in healthy freshly prepared food while the waves are swinging us to the breath-taking sunsets one can only dream about.

 

We sail off from Piraeus Port in Athens, the biggest port of Europe, in a luxurious sailing boat, loaded with food and drink!

The wind takes us southern, toward diverse archipelago of Small Cyclades.

 

Kythnos

Kolona

We will come across Kythnos, and its most beautiful Kolona beach. Kolona beach is the most famous and unique due to the area’s geomorphological peculiarities. It is in fact a sandy bank of about 240 meters length, connecting the island of Kythnos with a small rocky island, that of St. Luke. The strip of sand that connects the two land masses is similar to a prostrate column, thus explaining the name. The sea whets both sides of the sand strip, thereby resulting in two beaches with common sand, creating a truly unique image. The Kolona beach has crystal clear blue waters and coarse golden sand. It is ideal to enjoy the sea and swimming in its cool and clear waters, surrounded by this beautiful landscape. Also because of its location, it is protected on both sides from the wind thus attracting yacht owners, sometimes to the point where bathers resent their presence. At Kolona beach you will not find the “Armiriki” trees that characterize most beaches nor will you find sunbeds, since it is not an organized beach. Yet, on the top of the little hill above the beach there is super chill taverna “Kolona” where we can enjoy drinks and delicious food and hang out with locals.

 

 

Source: http://www.kythnos.net/beaches/kolona-beach.php

 

Syros

Syros

Moving eastern we reach the center of Cyclades, and the most attractive island on the route – Syros! Capital of culture! Lovers of the elusive ‘real Greece’ pretty would agree that the island of Syros is a special place. The town of Hermoupolis is the capital of the Cyclades and one of the most architecturally fascinating ports in the Mediterranean, a living museum with some of the most beautiful 19th Century buildings in Greece.  It is also one of the most cosmopolitan towns in the Greek islands. Seaside villages like Kini offer low-key holidays on beautiful beaches without the lines of beach chairs and umbrellas, nor the throbbing endless disco beat you will find blasting at the over-exploited beaches on some of the more popular islands.

If we are lucky enough we might even enjoy some of the performances in the The Apollo Theater, “La Piccola Scala” modeled after the famous La Scala di Milano Opera House in Milan. For repertoire please see: http://www.festivaloftheaegean.com/repertoire.html.

If there is an interest from our guests, we could organize tickets purchase for some of the concerts on the day we land in Syros. To be discussed in advance…

 

More on Syros take a look at

https://www.cycladia.com/travel-guides-greece/syros-guide-tips/sightseeing/

http://www.discovergreece.com/en/greek-islands/cyclades/syros

 

Serifos

Serifos

Next discovery is Serifos, a beautiful island of Western Cyclades. Not much developed in tourism, Serifos island has kept its traditional character and the virgin landscape. Chora is the most picturesque spot in Serifos Greece, constructed on the slopes of a mountain and with fabulous view to the Aegean Sea. The most tourist places are Livadi and Livadakia, while the island is ringed with crystal beaches all around its coastline. Ideal for families or romantic couples.

Source: http://www.discovergreece.com/en/greek-islands/cyclades/serifos

 

 Sifnos

Sifnos

In the neighborhood there is picturesque island Sifnos, as we like to call it small Mikonos. This is the place with best food in Cyclades (especially locally raised lamb), small but busting port, with many of local tavernas and shops. We can jump into a taxi and go up the hill to the main town, where narrow streets made from white wall houses and authentic tavernas, jewelry shops and Greek fashion boutiques gives a real feeling of relaxed Greece.

 

 

 

 

Paros

Paros

Our final destination! Multilayered, multidimensional Paros has a bit of everything you’d expect from an island in the Cyclades archipelago – whitewashed villages, blue-domed churches, blonde-sand beaches, fishing harbours overlooked by tavern tables, plus lively bars and cafés. Most importantly infinite, golden, hidden coves – unique beaches: Chrysi Akti, Santa Maria, Pounta, Kalogeros, Kolymbithres to name some.

 

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