Sailing in the Sporades Islands
Note on Itinerary
Although we do our best to stick to the schedule listed, this itinerary could be subject to change for reasons beyond our control. The final sailing routes and activity selection is left up to the captain and trip leader due to weather or other conditions.
Single room supplement - $800
There is no single room supplement if you are willing to share accommodations with a same-gender roommate. If you do not wish to share and request single accommodations, you will be required to pay the single room supplement fee. Please note and be advised that there are a limited number of single accommodations available on the sailboats.
All accommodations and meals as noted in the daily itinerary (breakfast and lunch on sailboat); all transfers on location by private bus, transits; sightseeing tour with professional guide; skilled bi-lingual trip leaders; skilled bi-lingual skippers.
Airfare to Thessaloniki Greece; airport transfers; optional side trips; excess baggage charges; airport taxes; trip cancellation insurance; alcoholic beverages; optional gratuities to guide(s) and items of a personal nature.
Consider as you sign up
Airline tickets - Please check with us before purchasing your airline tickets to ensure your trip is confirmed with the minimum number of participants required to operate.
Travel Insurance – To protect your travel investment, we highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance.
On the way back whoever wishes additional exciting experiences and an adrenaline rush, they can add two extra days for an additional supplementary fee and explore the Pelion peninsula for Canyoning & Trekking.
Activity: Canyoning & Trekking
Group size: 3 minimum
Activity Level: 2- 3
Prices are per person, double occupancy
Pelion is a mountainous peninsula of great natural beauty and a wonderful place to explore all year round with both summer and winter destinations. It is dotted with traditional grey stone roofed villages, cobblestone paths and exotic beaches. In Greek Mythology Mt. Pelion, which took its name from the mythological king Peleus, father of Achilles, was the homeland of Chiron the Centaur tutor to many ancient Greek heroes such as Jason, Achilles, Theseus and Hercules. It was in Mt. Pelion near Chiron’s cave, that the marriage of Thetis and Peleus took place. The uninvited goddess Eris wanting to take revenge for having been kept outside the party, brought a golden apple with the inscription “to the fairest”. The dispute that then arose between the goddesses Hera, Aphrodite and Athena resulted in the events leading to the Trojan War.
Canyoning (also known as canyoneering in the U.S.) is traveling in canyons using a variety of techniques that may include other outdoor activities such as walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, rappelling and/or swimming. Canyons that are ideal for canyoning are often cut into the bedrock stone, forming narrow gorges with numerous drops, beautifully sculpted walls, breathtaking sceneries and spectacular waterfalls. Emphasis in the sport is usually on aesthetics and fun rather than pure difficulty.
Since Greece is a mountainous country it offers many opportunities for Canyoning. The trip includes expert professional guides and full equipment is provided (wet suits, helmets, harnesses, ropes e.t.c)
Cancellation and Transfer Policy
A refundable deposit of $400 is required at time of booking to secure space.
Full payment is required 60 days before departure date.
If you decide to cancel your trip, the following fees apply and are due when we receive notice of your cancellation:
90 days prior to departure = 0
61-90 days = $400
31-60 days prior to departure = 50% of the total trip cost is non-refundable
0-30 days prior to departure = 100% of the trip cost is non- refundable
If you opt to transfer to another trip, the following fees are due at the time of the request:
61+ day prior to departure = $0
31 to 60 days = $400
0 o 30 days prior to departure = 100% of the trip costs is non-refundable
Summer and early fall are very sunny and still warm in Northern Greece. Daytime temperatures average 70-80 F although temperatures can go in the high 90’s especially in July and August. Rain showers are rare. The summer months typically experience a prevailing northern wind called “meltemi” that can be quite strong. Good sun protection is always very important.
Light clothing for the boat
Sun hat, Sunglasses and accessories
Sun block and Lip balm
Flip-flops or water shoes
Personal beach towel
Long Sleeve Shirts
Money belt or pouch
Fleece jacket or sweater
Hooded jacket, breathable
Casual clothing for travel and town wear (lightweight, comfortable, smart)
Casual shoes for travel and free time
Toiletries/ Personal Bathroom kit; personal wipes, hand cleaner
Luggage (1 piece, preferably soft)
Electrical adaptor and/or converter
Motion sickness remedies
Personal first aid kit/medications
Airline Tickets (confirmation and itinerary)
Final Schedule – emailed prior to departure date
This trip is subject to the booking information set in the current VISTA Travel Adventures reservation information. Additional trip information will be provided upon sign up.
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Day 1: Meet in Thessaloniki
Day 2: Departure from Thessaloniki for the city of Volos
Day 3: Destination Alonissos
Day 4: Sail around the beautiful beaches of Alonissos
Day 5: Visit the pristine beaches of Skiathos
Day 6: Sail back to Platanias port
Day 7: Free day in the city