Hidden Gems

Unmissable highlights of Greek island sailing tours

By Jenny Wilson
on  July 19, 2015

There’s a wealth of fabulous attractions to see in Greece, from spectacular natural wonders to the fascinating archaeological treasures the country is famous for. It’s hard to fit them all in but Greek islands sailing tours give you the chance to see some of the country’s real highlights.
Sailing the Greek islands - Sightseeing essentials
Athens is the first port of call for many Greek island sailing tours and is absolutely packed with must-see sights. If you only have time to see one, make it the ancient citadel of the Acropolis. The architecture and scale are simply breathtaking. This site is also home to the Parthenon, a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena and one of the most iconic buildings in the world.

Architecture aficionados will also want to head to the island of Poros. Here you can find the temple of Poseidon, which while now largely ruins, is still a must for anyone interested In Greek historical mythology. Ermioni is actually a peninsula near Hydra, rather than an island, but is a beautifully-preserved village that gives an interesting insight into what life was like in ancient Greece. Hydra itself has a myriad of winding streets and stunning fountains to explore, as well as some truly spectacular sunsets.

If you want to experience the true flavour of Greece in tranquil surroundings, sail to the small island of Spetses. Here you can swim in cool waters, explore secret coves and enjoy the most delicious food in one of the many traditional Greek tavernas.

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