Escape To Greece!

February 23, 2018

Topdeck Travel have just released findings from their annual Travel Survey, revealing that GREECE is the number one travel destination for Australians, as well as the number one bucket list destination for travellers globally.

The land of delicious food, white sandy beaches and no punctuality, we aren’t surprised that Greece is at the top of everyone’s bucket list!

Topdeck have launched three new Greek Sailing Itineraries that are sure to knock the socks off of every traveller. Whether you’re looking to relax on the beach, or party it up in Ios, Topdeck has you covered with the Greek Island Chaser and the Aegean Sunseeker!

#SheSociety’s favourite is the Greek Island Chaser itinerary which we have listed below!

  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches
  • 7 nights in an en-suite air-conditioned cabin (twin,double or triple) on a motorised ship
  • Local qualified crew
  • Topdeck Representative

Welcome to your unforgettable sailing adventure in Greece, where bronzing under the eternal Mediterranean sun need only be interrupted by swim stops and cocktail hour. We’ll navigate the sparkling seas, tree-covered islands and rocky coastlines, and then head ashore to embrace the island life. Think: quaint towns, ancient ruins, chilled sunset sessions and irresistible dishes. Did we mention gyros?

Day 1: Athens, Greece to Aegina

Break out the anchor tattoos and hoist the sails. We’re pointing our compass to the beautiful Aegina. Get a lay of the land on a walking tour of the island and soak in the sights. Your mission today: hunt down the best fish in Perdika’s seaside tavernas, channel your inner goddess at Athena’s ancient temple and Instagram some old-school ruins.

Included today:
-Guided tour of Aegina
-Visit the Temple of Aphaea

Day 2: Aegina to Ermioni

Leave Aegina behind and set course for Ermioni. We’ll get some sightseeing checked off the list on a guided tour of this cute town. You’ll soon find out why this place is ranked as Greece’s most historical village. So, grab some gyros, pick a century and set your watch to island time.

Included toady:
-Guided tour of Ermioni

Meals:

-Breakfast

-Lunch

Day 3: Ermioni to Spetses

Set sail to Spetses today. Get your explorer shoes on, as today we embark on another guided tour. Check out what makes this the most historical Greek island with its ties to the Revolution of the Greeks against the Ottoman Turks in 1821. There’s also cool New Classical architecture to take a look at.

Included today:
-Guided tour of Spetses

Meals:

-Breakfast

-Lunch

Day 4: Spetses to Hydra
Today it’s off to Hydra – where wheeled vehicles are banned. Cue cobblestoned alleyways and romantic vibes. It’s not called the gem of the Aegean Sea for nothing.

Included today:
-Guided tour of Hydra

Meals:

-Breakfast

-Lunch

Day 5: Hydra to Poros
Poros is about as Greek as you’re going to get as far as photo-ops go. Go old-school at the Temple of Poseidon or go swimming before another epic sunset session. There’s also a guided tour of the island to check off the list. Yep, this is the life.

Included today:
-Guided tour of Poros

Meals:

-Breakfast

-Lunch

Optional activities:
-Visit the Temple of Poseidon

Day 6: Poros to Agistri

A new day can mean only one thing. A new island of course! Join your Topdeckers on a guided tour of the most natural island of the Saronic Gulf. There’s peaceful beaches, hidden bays and some of the bluest water you’ll ever see. No filters needed today that’s for sure.

Included today:
Guided tour of Agistri

Meals:

-Breakfast

-Lunch

Day 7: Agistri to Athens

Have a swim, grab some sun and set sail to Athens. You might need to hang up your captain’s hat, but the title is earned for life. But first up, soak it all in as you explore Athens. Get cultural on a guided walking tour of the city. You’ll tick off sights like the Monastiraki Square, the Old Town, Hadrian’s Library, the Roman and Athenian Agora, the Acropolis, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and loads more. Aaaand breathe. If you’ve still got enough energy left, there’s free time for shopping. This is your last night onboard so make the most of it and swap numbers with your travel pals.

Included today:
-Guided tour of Athens

Meals:

-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 8: Athens
We’re saying goodbye after breakfast. *cries*. But if you don’t want to the journey to end just yet, take the optional trip to Cape Sounio for a taste of luxury and a yummy lunch. Talk about the perfect way to end the trip!

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Trip to Cape Sounio with lunch

Hydra – Greece

Temple of Poseidon: approx €8

Athens – Greece
Cape Sounio trip and lunch: approx €50

 

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