Greece - Crete - Athens

Trip from Crete to Athens

Description and prices

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

Optionally, you can experience active regeneration from professional sport with holistic MENTAL COACHING. On the rounds you benefit from the experience of the European Tour player Nadine Rass. Thanks to the coaching program specially developed by her, you will find your physical and psychological balance in a maritime atmosphere.

No matter how you decide, you will definitely play the most attractive golf courses in Greece in a fantastic Mediterranean landscape on the Mediterranean coast. The idyllic former capital Nafplio and the sleepy little town of Monemvasia 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)
  • 3 x full board, 5 x half board incl. Power Food offers, drinks with meals
  • Reception cocktail and Captain’s dinner
  • 4 x 18 hole golf (on Crete & Costa Navarino) incl. Transfers, cart
  • Opportunities for individual shore leave
  • Use of water sports equipment
  • Guide through GOLF and SAIL CRUISES
  • Storage of suitcase and golf bag on board

 

OPTIONAL:

  • Coaching support from the golfnadine team
  • Body & Mind Balance, daily golf-specific movement training in the form of breathing training, power Qi Gong, holistic balance and coordination training, mental coaching, power food
  • 2 x impulse coaching lectures on the topics of concentration and active regeneration
  • Beat the Pro on the ship

Detailed performance information on request!

Services not included:

Flight, transfers to and from the airport, personal expenses

Travel price from 5.295 euros

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

The prices are per person with two full-paying guests in a double cabin and depend on the cabin category.

Single occupancy plus 80%

Itinerary autumn 2021

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Day 1 Crete

Your 9-day dream trip starts in Crete, where you check in at the 5 ***** – Crete Golf Club Hotel (or similar) and spend the first night there. Enjoy the Mediterranean climate of Crete on arrival, for example,  when playing golf for the first time on the wonderful golf course, on the beach 10 minutes away or in the village, which is practically in sight and where small shops, cozy cafes or restaurants await you.

We spend the evening with a first dinner together at the Crete Golf Hotel.

 

Day 2 Crete

After breakfast and check-out from the hotel, it’s off to the challenging, mountainous golf course with its hilly fairways.

After golfing, you will be driven with your luggage to the Running on Waves in Agios Nicolaus. Now you are on board, the time passes more slowly, your vacation at sea begins. You spend the evening with dinner on deck or you stroll through the alleys of the beautiful little port town of Agios Nicolaos.

* Different modules of the MENTAL COACHING program are offered daily by the team Nadine Rass and Christoph Holzknecht.

 

Day 3 Crete 

After breakfast you go to golf again via transfer, not without having prepared yourself with our mental coaches, Nadine and Christoph. After golf you go back to Agios Nikolaos, where the crew of the Running on Waves are already waiting for you.

Before dinner we leave the port and enjoy the cityscape at night.

 

Day 4 at sea

This day is dedicated to sailing as well as regeneration and relaxation. You can relax in the jacuzzi or enjoy activities on board such as: mast climbing, learning to knot, exploring the engine room or steering the ship yourself.

But you can also do golf-specific movement training with Nadine and Christoph, exercises for your stable golf swing. According to the motto: “I don’t change my grip, but my pressure …”

Or you can have fun at a Beat the Pro competition.

 

 

Day 5 Pylos

Today we play the bay course of the Costa Navarino Golf Club, which is located directly on the sea and offers breathtaking views of the bay of Pylos or Navarino.

 

 

Day 6 Pylos

Today the attractive Dunes Course of the Costa Navarino Golf Club, which was designed by the German golf legend Bernhard Langer, is on your program.

Before dinner we leave the port in the direction of Monemvasia, a small town in the rocks, which we reach around noon the next day.

 

 

Day 7 Monemvasia

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

Before dinner we leave Monemvasia to reach Nafplio the next morning.

 

Day 8 Nafplio

Nafplio is a beautiful old port city west of Athens and the former capital of Greece. Enjoy strolling through the romantic little streets of the old town. Before dinner we leave the port towards Piraeus. The last evening of the trip belongs to the Captain’s Dinner.

 

Day 9 Athens

After the arrival in the port of Piraeus and the last breakfast on board you are full of sadness and great travel experiences because you have to go to Athens airport individually to fly home from there.

If you have extended your vacation, enjoy a few more days on site.