Traditional villages ,

long sandy beaches

and delicious Greek cuisine secrets

7 days cruise to Chalkidiki -Ammon Zeus

On this multi-activity sailing tour we explore the beautiful coast lines of Halkidiki – Greece. We visit traditional villages, relax in long sandy beaches and discover delicious Greek cuisine secrets. From our base, the Sani Marina, we travel by sailboat, bicycle and foot to explore the region’s breathtaking landscapes and rich culture. We get off the beaten track, we visit archaeological and cultural sites and swim in the azure sea of the North Aegean. In a weeks’ time we will cruise our modern sailing boat along the turquoise coasts of Kassandra and Sithonia. Departing from Sani Marina, we visit by bicycle the thermal springs of Agia Paraksevi, explore small bays, including the underwater life of Porto Valitsa, and swim in blueclear waters. We visit the famous winery of Porto Carras and we swim in one of the 34 private harbours of the hotel complex. We enjoy honey tasting of different flowers in Nikiti, and we visit the picturesque village of Athytos with the stone-paved alleys, fountains, houses and churches. Many opportunities will arise for walking, biking, watersports and for enjoying the party atmosphere of Halkidiki’s famous beach bars. If you prefer to relax, just stay on board and enjoy the view! Whatever the mood, this cruise will enhance your senses!
Suggested program:

1st day
You arrive at Thessaloniki and transfer to our sailing boat at Sani Marina, approximately 1 hour drive. A safety and orientation briefing will be given, where you will meet your crew and fellow travelers. We will then relax and enjoy a welcome dinner at a Sani awarded restaurant. You can also take the opportunity to explore this bustling resort, to enjoy the party atmosphere of Sani’s nightlife or just have a cosy rest on board.
Included meal: Dinner
2nd day
We start our sailing day heading south to Nea Skioni. We then transfer to Agia Paraskevi, one of the traditional villages of the region, famous for its thermal springs. We explore the area with a bike tour* taking breathtaking views from the cliffs out to sea into the southwest of the Kassandra Peninsula. We finish the tour at the thermal springs** to enjoy bathing in healing waters with therapeutic qualities.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
* Guided | Moderate easy | Km 16 |Duration 2hrs, optional
** Thermal springs
3rd day
We head to the east side of Kassandra to explore the underwater life of “Porto Valitsa” at Paliouri Bay. We will follow the “Discover Scuba Diving” Program*guided by professional dive instructors (Certified by PADI, IANTD and CMAS). We cross Toroneos Gulf to end our day dining in Neos Marmaras, a town on the west coast of Sithonia. Neos Marmaras is the most cosmopolitan of all the villages and towns of Sithonia. Here we will have the chance to scroll around and discover the village.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
*Optional: This program is for anybody who is 8 years or older and wishes to try diving with TRITON SCUBA CLUB – our official diving partner. Everybody has the opportunity to dive, unless you have certain health problems which you will discuss with the trainers. The whole process is carried out according to relevant laws and rules of various diving organizations such as PADI- CMAS – IANTD. Our major aim is to achieve the highest safety and enjoyment possible for our guests, as well as an excellent service.
4th day
The day begins sailing towards the hotel complex of Porto Carras to visit the winery* “Domaine Porto Carras”. We will be guided through the biggest vineyard in Greece and will be able to visit the cellar. The wine tour concludes in the “Melissanthi” tasting room where we will have the chance to taste some of the most ancient wine varieties produced with modern techniques. Continuing our day we will relax in one of the 34 private beaches of the complex or try some of the water sports of Porto Carras Hotel. In the afternoon we will sail to Marmaras to dine and rest the night.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
* Wine tasting
5th day
We sail north along the coast to the beekeeper’s village of Nikiti. Here we will visit the Rural Apicultural Cooperative for honey tasting*. We will taste honey from different flowers such as citrus trees, chest nuts, pine trees, heath, etc. and continue to the historical centre of Nikiti to enjoy a traditional Greek Coffee at the village’s oldest coffee house under the abundant shade of a huge climbing vine. After lunch we sail to Akti Kalogrias to spend the evening at the local beach bar and have a swim off the beach before sailing back to Nikiti.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
* Honey tasting
6th day
On day six we start sailing towards the unique town of Athytos* at the east coast of Kassandra. The town is built on a rock with steep slopes and is one of the most attractive places in Halkidiki. We stroll through the picturesque village where we visit the church of Agios Dimitrios, the prehistoric mound known as Koutsomylos, and the Aletra building, home of a folklore museum. Later on we sail to Nea Fokea where our tour ends. Here we will have the chance to visit the Byzantine Tower, built in 1407. We will swim and enjoy a farewell dinner aboard.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
* Sightseeing in Athytos
7th day
Early in the morning we return to Thessaloniki MAKEDONIA Airport to catch our flights. For those who have time, a guided walking tour can be organised to get to know the city of Thessaloniki.
Included meal: Breakfast
Please note that our itineraries may be altered, either for operational reasons (windward) or in response to your feedback. Please ensure you have read the latest tour description before booking your tour.