Greece - Athens - Crete

Trip from Athens to Crete

Description and prices

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This 9-day GOLF and SAIL CRUISES trip from Athens to Crete perfectly combines the passions of golf and sailing.

You play the most attractive golf courses in Greece in a fantastic Mediterranean landscape directly on the Mediterranean coast. The idyllic former capital Nafplio and the dreamy little islands of Monemvasia and Kythira invite you to enjoy typical Greek flair away from tourism during the days at sea.

Let your mind wander on board or do a little water sports. Our caring, attentive crew will read your every wish from your eyes.

Treat yourself to this active, relaxing exceptional experience with usually reliably pleasant temperatures, wind and sailing conditions in an exceptionally exclusive Mediterranean ambience.

 

The route: 

 

 

Included services:

Our interpretation of service and style meets the highest demands, allows real relaxation and true enjoyment. On the golf courses and on the Running on Waves many extras and special details are offered and included in the travel price.

  • 7 nights in the booked cabin category on the Running on Waves
  • 1 night in Hersonissos on Crete in the 5 ***** Crete Golf Club Hotel (or similar)
  • 2 x full board, 6 x half board, welcome cocktail and Captain’s dinner (dress code: smart casual)
  • Beer, table wine and water for dinner on the Running on Waves
  • 3 x golf (Bay Course, Dunes Course, Crete Golf) including golf course transfers and cart
  • Opportunities for individual shore leave
  • Use of water sports equipment, e.g. B. Water skiing, snorkeling and kayaking equipment
  • Port fees
  • Security certificate
  • German-speaking tour guide by GOLF and SAIL CRUISES

Services not included:

  • Flight and transfer to the hotel and back to the airport, personal expenses

Travel price from 5.295 euros

Early booking discount up to 6 months before the start of the trip 5%

* All prices are per person for two full-paying guests in a double cabin and depend on the cabin category.

Single occupancy plus 80%

Itinerary autumn 2020

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Day 1 Athens

Your nine-day dream trip begins. From the airport you come on board to check-in on the ship in the port of Piraeus. If you arrive early enough, you will have the opportunity to explore Athens on a city tour or while walking. We spend the evening having our first dinner together on deck. As you cast off, enjoy the backdrop of Athens at night.

From now on, time will pass more slowly, your vacation at sea begins!

Day 2 Nafplio

After breakfast you will visit Nafplio, the beautiful ancient capital of Greece. You have enough time to stroll through the romantic little streets of the old town. Cozy cafes, bars and shops invite you to linger. Or you just enjoy the atmosphere on board. Before dinner we leave the port towards Monemvasia, a small island that we reach around 11:00 a.m. the next day.

Day 3 Monemvasia

Monemvasia means “one entrance” as there is only one way to reach the city, which made it a natural fortress in the Middle Ages. When you walk into the city it feels like being transported back in time.

Our on-board speedboat makes it possible to bring you ashore and back again individually on our island excursions.

Day 4 Pylos

In the morning we reach Pylos. Now you visit the first golf course of the famous Greek Golf Club Costa Navarino. Today we play the beautiful Dunes Course, which was designed by the German golf legend Bernhard Langer. Because our ship stays in the port of Pylos overnight, you can explore the small port town with its steep streets and great atmosphere. In the evening there is a common meal in a typical port tavern.

 

Day 5 Pylos

Today you play the Bay Course of the Costa Navarino Golf Club. It was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jrundl and is located directly on the sea with breathtaking views of the Bay of Pylos or Navarino.

Day 6 Kythira and sailing

An individual shore excursion to the wonderful island of Kythira is possible.

Stroll through Kapsali, the actual center of the island, with its lively promenade with galleries, cafes and taverns as well as the picturesque twin bay.

Then you can let your mind wander on board. Sailing is now on the program. You can relax in the whirlpool, have a cool drink at the ocean bar and relax after a round of golf.

Day 7 at sea

This day now belongs to sailing as well as regeneration and relaxation. You can engage in activities on board such as mast climbing, learning to knot, exploring the engine room or even steering the ship yourself.

The last evening of the trip on board belongs to the Captain’s Dinner.

Day 8 Crete

Today you have to say goodbye to your wonderfully caring and warm crew. You visit  the next golf course, the Crete Golf Club. The challenging mountainous course with its hilly fairways is in contrast to the previously played courses. After golfing, we stay in the 5 ***** – Crete Golf Club Hotel (or similar).

Day 9 Crete

After breakfast, full of sadness and great travel experiences, you go individually to Heraklion Airport to fly home from there. If you have individually extended your vacation, enjoy a few more days on site.