Greece July 15-24, 2013
Odyssey in the Greek Islands
Our oceanswimsafari -- a swim cruise through the Greek Islands -- is shaping up as one of our most culturally enriching to date, not to mention healthy in terms of the swimming we'll be doing. We had a call over Skype recently from a swim cobber currently in Cyprus, telling us of all the wonderful swims he's been doing, by himself, along the Cypriot coast, and earlier Cretan coast.
We're almost -- but not quite -- sick of hearing ourselves talking about all "the best water we've ever swum in" from our oceanswimsafaris over 2012. But it's true: we've been to so many places, especially new places, where the water has been "the best we've ever swum in".
Our cobber in Cyprus was saying exactly the same thing to us.
Mooring off Kira Panayia Island... we'll call in here, just like this boat.
Now comes our Greek Island odyssey. We're working with one of Australia's foremost Greek chefs, David Tsirekas, who runs the one-hatted Xanthi Restaurant & Bar in Sydney's Centrepoint, to bring you a week's sailing and leisurely ocean swimming in Greece's Sporades Islands at the height of summer in 2013. We'll live on board, calling into bays, beaches, villages, tavernas and historical sites throughout the islands. Each day, we'll have breakfast on board, and either lunch or dinner at a local taverna. We'll pick idyllic bays and coastlines for swims. Barbeques on the beach... David will lead cooking lessons, for those interested. We'll visit archeological sites -- the excavation at Zagora on the island of Andros... the Bronze age dig, also on Andros. "We'll have one of the best lobster pastas in the Aegean at Kyra Popi restaurant, and walk around the the town that time and tourism neglects," sayd David Tsirekas. David knows Greece, as he should. He's led food tours to Greece before, and now, together, we're leading a swim and food tour, with ancient experiences thrown in. Greek food, fit for the Gods... in Greece!
We'll assemble in Piraeus, the port of Athens, on Monday, July 15, then set sail the following day, Tuesday, for a week. Where will we go? Who knows. Where the wind takes us, and where our skipper aboard the very nice Cyclades 50.5 thinks will be a good place to go. we'll sail; we'll swim; we'll live on board. Each day, we'll call into a village for lunch or dinner.
All our other meals, David, one of Australia's most renowned chefs, will cook for us on board.
Before and after, we'll spend the night in Piraeus, Athens's port. Don't forget, this tour includes all food, wine and beer, entry to archeological sites... you'll barely need to put your hand in your pocket.
Our Greek Island odyssey...
This is a 10 day/9 night tour -
Monday, July 15 - Assemble in Piraeus. Get to know you and our skipper over dinner.
Tuesday, July 16 - Set sail for a week-long Greek Islands oceanswimsafari -- Sail and swim and eat around Greece's Sporades Islands
Tuesday, July 16-Monday, July 23 - Follow the breeze around the Sporades islands.
Monday, July 23 - Return to port in Piraeus
Tuesday, July 24 - Farewell, and off to our next adventure.
Package price (land content only) includes all meals,boht aboard our yacht and at local tavernas, local wines and beers, and entry to historical sites along the way.
All inclusive package price: $A5,350.
(Note that this represents a considerable reduction on the earlier advertised price, due to sourcing different suppliers.)
Single supplement of $A2,600 will apply to travellers who wish their own cabin.
Once we receive your booking form, we require a 20 per cent deposit to secure your booking. Bank transfer details are on the booking form.
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We'll visit this Bronze Age archaeological site on the island of Andros. We'll swim in.