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  • Santorini: Catamaran Cruise with Lunch & Open Bar

    1. Santorini: Catamaran Cruise with Lunch & Open Bar

    After departing from the pier (Vlychada port), you will sail toward your first stop of the day, the famous Red Beach. The mesmerizing Red beach, with its unique colours and wild cliff formations is truly a sight to behold. Whilst here, combine sightseeing with swimming, snorkelling, or simply lay around on the beach.  On your tour, you will also pass by the stunning White Beach, the bright and wild beach covered in limestone. Close by, you'll be offered stunning views of the Venetian Lighthouse of Akrotiri, a landmark that offers plenty of spectacular photo opportunities for everyone.   You next stop is at the Santorini Volcano, a volcanic hot spring that has water containing healing properties and full of astonishing caves and volcanic beaches. Stop at Mesa Pigadia beach, often considered Santorini's best kept secret. Enjoy a spot of swimming before feasting on a delicious lunch or di...

    Un excellent moment durant notre séjour sur Santorin. Catamaran propre, équipage adorable et enthousiaste, un bon repas en pleine mer !

  • From Mykonos: 6.5-Hour Cruise to Delos and Rhenia

    2. From Mykonos: 6.5-Hour Cruise to Delos and Rhenia

    Climb aboard the good ship “Dolphins of Delos” and set sail to explore the ancient archeological site of Delos on a 6.5-hour cruise from Mykonos. Located just a 45-minute boat ride from Mykonos Town Harbour, Delos is one of the most sacred sites in Greece. It was the center of the Cyclades islands in the ancient world and the birthplace of the Greek gods Apollo and Artemis. Due to its mystical location, the island became home to the first multicultural civilization and was an important trade center in Ancient Greece. Discover the houses of Dionysus and Kleopatra, and see beautiful mosaics and statues; a thrilling experience for art lovers or even the mildly curious. The stop at Delos is entirely optional, and if your prefer to just relax in the Aegean sun, you can sail to the neighboring island of Rhenia, where a private beach is waiting just for you. A cold plate lunch of stuffed vin...

    Family owned boat, had 3 generations working on board. Nice music playing, cushions to sit on, they knew when it was gonna get rough and advised where to sit to avoid getting sprayed. Amazing BarBQ lunch cooked and served on board. Nice swim spot ( had to avoid Jelly fish on our day) The ruins on Delos were incredible! Highly recommend this day trip for anyone interested in ancient history or just getting out for a sail and swim.

  • Santorini: Horse Riding Trip from Vlychada to Eros Beach

    3. Santorini: Horse Riding Trip from Vlychada to Eros Beach

    Begin your horse riding adventure by having an expert show you the basics and provide you with all the necessary equipment. After starting your journey at the magical dunes of Caldera Beach, you’ll be guided to the Santorini mountains to admire the unblemished beauty of nature, taking in panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and the local culture. Next, your path will lead you to the black beach of Eros, where you’ll ride along the shoreline dipping in and out of the water’s edge. Here you’ll have the chance to stop and take photos of the surrounding landscape and to appreciate the picturesque sand dunes all around. Finally, you’ll continue along a route that takes you back to your stable, finishing your journey where you began but enriched with memories that will last a lifetime.

    Alex, Manos and Barbara are perfect hosts and instructors. The love they have for their horses and the pride they have in their operation and in eachother is very evident. They are very safety conscious and the horses know the path to the beach very well. The ride is very tranquil. No stress. Lots of great picture opportunities along the beach. Highly recommended!

  • Island Bus Tour: The Majestic Spots Of Santorini

    4. Island Bus Tour: The Majestic Spots Of Santorini

    Start with the breath-taking view at the Prophet Elias Monastery and visit the picturesque monastery. Next, discover Pyrgos village, one of the most picturesque villages on the island. Continue to Akrotiri Excavations, one of the most significant archaelogical sites in the area. Akrotiri is a vast structure, once inhabited by 200 families and preserved under the volcano’s lava. Then, you will have some free time (approx 40 minutes) at the Red Beach to simply enjoy the colorful formations of the mountains and/or visit Akrotiri Bay for coffee or lunch with Greek traditional mezedes and ouzo (not included in the price). Fira town comes next, the capital of the island where strolling around will give you the opportunity to take magnificent pictures of the Caldera. Shop or enjoy traditional Santorinian cuisine. The last stop is Oia village for the world’s most famous sunset.

    Was able to see the whole island and the guide was awesome. So personable. You could tell she cared about her clients.

  • Milos Highlights: Full Day Sailing Cruise in a Small Group

    5. Milos Highlights: Full Day Sailing Cruise in a Small Group

    Starting from Adamantas and sailing close to the east coast of the bay, you will pass the Christian catacombs, the colorful villages of Skinopi, the capital of ancient Milos and the place where the famous statue of Venus de Milo was discovered.  You will then reach Cape Vani, the bay which was home to one of the first metal mines in Milos. After seeing the old 19th-century mines, you will have the first swim at the bay of Kalogries in crystal clear turquoise waters. After swimming and having some fresh fruit, cakes and refreshments the skipper will set sail for Sykia, the biggest and most impressive cave of Milos. After a quick swim, you will take the small motor-boat under a low passage made of lava rocks and visit the cave.  Head back to the boat and enjoy some ouzo with a variety of Greek homemade tapas. Finally, you will reach Kleftiko, the old pirates-lair. Snorkeling here is an a...

    This was a completely excellent trip—beautiful sights, amazing food, and fantastic guides. We absolutely loved it and would highly recommend it as one of the best experiences of our trip to Greece!

  • Santorini: 5-Hour Catamaran Cruise with Meals and Drinks

    6. Santorini: 5-Hour Catamaran Cruise with Meals and Drinks

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then journey by air-conditioned minivan to board a luxury catamaran and take a 5-hour cruise off the coast of Santorini. Experience the romance and beauty of the island as you set sail from the southern port of Vlychada. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure and follow the coast to the red sands of Red Beach. Jump in for a swim in the shallow waters of a private beach, if you desire. Benefit from the services and amenities of a fully equipped vessel, including complimentary towels and snorkeling equipment. Venture below the imposing Indian Rocks and marvel at the sea caves and rock formations close to an old Venetian lighthouse. Get breathtaking views of the volcanic landscape as you travel through the middle of the caldera. Visit the hot springs for a healing mud bath, and then go to a private bay at Palea Kammeni Island to relax on deck ...

    Amazing experience! Food was delicious and crew was wonderful. This was the highlight of our whole time in Santorini. My only complaint is the size of the group was a little large for the size of the boat during covid times. We had to sit side by side, squeezed together to accommodate the 20 people.

  • From Mykonos: Delos & Rhenia Islands Half-Day Trip by Boat

    7. From Mykonos: Delos & Rhenia Islands Half-Day Trip by Boat

    Climb aboard a boat to discover the so-called "Cycladic Sisters" of Mykonos, Delos and Rhenia. Depart from Mykonos and set sail for the ancient site of Delos island. Upon arrival, you can stay on board, swim in the blue and green waters or disembark for a 2-hour tour of the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to the mesmerizing beaches of Rhenia. Enjoy some free time at the uninhabited island and truly let go! Swim and snorkel in the crystal-clear waters. Discover sandy coves and make use of the uncrowded beaches before your return cruise to Mykonos.

    Really great experience! The swimming spot was great, despite the winds the boat sailed smoothly (my partner is very prone to sea sickness but had no problems). The food wasn't amazing but it was good and unlimited, we had a full boat but I had plenty to eat. Free wine with lunch! The ruins themselves on Delos were pretty good but be prepared for a hike with no shade - they did give us a water each which was nice. Bring sunscreen! A great time!

  • Santorini: Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting & Sunset in Oia

    8. Santorini: Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting & Sunset in Oia

    After pickup from your hotel, board the luxury coach and drive to Profitis Ilias, the highest point on the island. Take in an incredible panorama of the entire island of Santorini, and the stunning deep blue of the Aegean. Wander around the courtyard of the 18th-century monastery that sits on top of the mountain, then visit the Saint Nektarios chapel. Make a quick photo stop at Caldera Beach in Akrotiri. Admire the views of the former volcano and learn about the island's fascinating volcanic history. Continue to Red Beach, one of the most famous beaches on the island. Admire this striking beach of black and red volcanic sand, made from the bright red cliffs behind it. The next stop is Perissa Beach, also known as Black Beach. Here there will be plenty of free time to go swimming in the sea or have lunch at one of the Greek tavernas facing the beach. Continue to Emporio, where you wi...

    The tour around the island was insightful and covered a lot. It is a good way to see the island before going to explore yourself. The wine tasting was good and the guide was very informative and entertaining. Sunset at Oia was stunning, however it is a place that can become extremely busy, especially when people try to leave. Bear this in mind if needing to get back to the coach for the drive home.

  • Naxos: Day Cruise on a Catamaran with Lunch

    9. Naxos: Day Cruise on a Catamaran with Lunch

    Cruise from Naxos and visit some of the most beautiful secluded beaches and coves. Your captain will choose the best route for the day depending on weather conditions, and the duration of your cruise will be approximately 8 hours. During the cruise there are stops planned for swimming, snorkeling, coffee and snacks, with your crew providing snorkeling equipment for everyone to use. At one of the stops you may enjoy a delicious lunch prepared on-board with local products, accompanied by cold refreshments including beer, raki and wine. The catamaran is spacious and comfortable, capable of accommodating up to 18 guests at a time. It also comes equipped with a shaded aft lounge and large deck areas which are perfect for sunbathing and relaxation. At the conclusion of your day cruising, you will be returned to your port of origin at approximately 5:00PM.

    The day trip was fantastic. We had a friendly crew and fellow passengers. The food and beverages provided during the trip were good. We went to 3 different places and spent about 1 to 1.5 hours at each place.

  • Santorini: Sunset Cruise

    10. Santorini: Sunset Cruise

    Sail along the southern coastline of Santorini and admire the lunar-like coastline of the island. At the picturesque Red Beach, dive into the crystalline waters for a swim or snorkel to explore the rich seabed. Continue sailing to White Beach, the Black Mountain Beach, and the lighthouse south of the Caldera. Next stop is the volcanic islands and the famous hot springs. Admire the impressive beauty and spectacular colors of sunset, while dinner is served complemented with wine and dessert. 

    Perfect end of the day in Santorini! Crew was helpful and gave good stories about places that we visited with boat. Tasty dinner and drinks while boating! We were 16 people and everyone had enough place to sunbath and relax.

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Of our 2 week honeymoon in Greece this was the best experience of the whole trip. First of all, Niko as our captain and Anna as our hostess were both incredible. They were so friendly and personable we literally felt like they were family within 10 minutes of starting the trip. They took us to some amazing sites with a great mix of sightseeing, swimming and relaxing on the boat. They always gave us great information about each site and pointed out great spots for pictures. Anna was even a great photographer taking a lot of amazing photos for us! Niko took us to an amazing private swimming spot away from the rest of the boats out that day. The boat itself was gorgeous and clean. The meal cooked on the boat was amazing a great mix of meats and seafood that were really tasty. Overall I would recommend this experience to anyone, especially if you can get Niko and Anna. It felt luxurious and private we could not have asked for anything more.

Family owned boat, had 3 generations working on board. Nice music playing, cushions to sit on, they knew when it was gonna get rough and advised where to sit to avoid getting sprayed. Amazing BarBQ lunch cooked and served on board. Nice swim spot ( had to avoid Jelly fish on our day) The ruins on Delos were incredible! Highly recommend this day trip for anyone interested in ancient history or just getting out for a sail and swim.

Perfect end of the day in Santorini! Crew was helpful and gave good stories about places that we visited with boat. Tasty dinner and drinks while boating! We were 16 people and everyone had enough place to sunbath and relax.

Marco (Depp) the driver was the best driver, very entertaining and great music taste. Our kayak guide (Kostas) was very helpful and funny as well, we enjoyed very much. And the whole Kayak experience was amazing!!

We had a great, almost private tour as there were only four of us. Many thanks to Christina and Nikos, you did a great job. Since we were only in Santorini for 2 days, the tour was perfect