7-day Saronic Gems cruise

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An all-time favourite with the Greek yachting crowd in the know, this route in the Argolic and Saronic gulfs has all the ingredients for an unforgettable, lifetime experience. Short distances and mild winds, make this the ideal route for smooth sailings.

Authentic and laid-back, each Argosaronic island has its own distinct character and charm: Spetses, lush, cosmopolitan and picturesque with pine-covered hills and Venetian influenced architecture; Hydra, quaint and undoubtedly unique, voted by UNESCO as the "Best preserved island of the Mediterranean" and chosen by many famous international celebrities for their summer home; Poros, the only Greek island with a male name, fringed with beautiful coves and glittering azure waters; Aegina, home to the ancient temple of Aphaia, the invincible Greek Mythology Goddess.
The itinerary also includes stops at the Argolic coast, at Epidavros -famous for its ancient theatre-, at the small and cosmopolitan town of Porto Cheli as well as at the magical, rich in history town of Nafplio.

The cruise is operated by the motoryacht "Gemaya": measuring 33 meters, she offers only 5 cabins and ample indoor and outdoor areas; the yacht configuration is perfect for socialising or retreating to privacy. Guests experience personal service, fine dining and attention to detail while discovering the Greek islands in impeccable style and comfort. Ensuring enjoyment for all ages, M/Y Gemaya is perfect for friends, families and couples alike and offers one of the best value for money propositions in the market.

Activities available during the cruise: swimming, snorkelling, jacuzzi, board games, gaming console, 'sleep under the stars', massage therapies, water ski, wakeboard, SuP, kayak, sea bob, sea scooter, tubes, scuba diving (by third party providers in Poros), hiking trails, cooking demonstration, Greek dances, Komboloi workshop, fishing experience, visits to the Ancient theatre of Epidaurus, churches and monasteries, museums.

7-day cruise itinerary in the Saronic


Year 2024

DayPorts / Cruise Program
Sat.Lavrio (Athens)
Embarkation at Lavrion port between 14:00-15:00.
We sail along the Athenian Riviera and drop anchor at an inviting spot for your first refreshing dip in the Aegean waters and your welcome dinner.
Overnight at anchor.
Morning arrival at Palaia Epidavros. Optional excursions to the Ancient Theatre located on the southeast end of the Sanctuary dedicated to the ancient Greek God of medicine, Asclepius.
In the afternoon we set sail to the island of Aegina. Enjoy a walk at Aegina town boasting elegant Neoclassical buildings, narrow alleys and a bustling seafront promenade. Aegina is also an island with a glorious historical past. The most impressive archaeological site of the island is the Ancient Temple of Athena Aphaia, dating back to the 6th century BC.
When the night falls set out to discover restaurants and lounge bars on this lovely island.
Morning arrival at the quiet island of Poros for relaxing in the sunshine and enjoying its beautiful beaches. Lunch onboard.
We will dock in the afternoon, allowing you to experience the many activities and options on this unique island. Visit the town and its Clock Tower, which is a historical attraction as well as the symbol of the island. You can also explore the Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi of Kalavria or the Archeological Museum.
Explore Poros by night as there are many tavernas and restaurants almost all located by the sea.
Tue.Porto Cheli
In the morning enjoy a refreshing swim stop before we set sail for the small and cosmopolitan Porto Cheli, home to many impressive villas of the Greek elite. This place is ideal for total relaxation and swimming in the calm azure waters. Enjoy hiking the area or simply bask in the sun and return to the 'Gemaya' for a delicious lunch.
In the evening relax with a cocktail under the stars at the many lovely cafes and bars.
Overnight at port.
Early morning sail to the magical town of Nafplion. Take an optional guided tour to the Ancient City of Mycenae and, upon your return, visit the many museums of Nafplion: the Archaeological Museum, the War Museum, former site of the first Military School of Greece. At the Komboloi Museum, showcasing an impressive collection of worry beads, travel into the history of Greek komboloi and participate in an optional workshop to make your own.
Enjoy a romantic evening at one of the most elegant Greek cities.
Early afternoon departure for the elegant island of Spetses. On the way to the port of the island enjoy a swim stop at Zogeria beach. Lunch on board.
Take a romantic walk around the island and when the sun sets discover its glamorous nightlife, there are plenty of bars, discos, and bouzouki clubs on the island. Cars are not allowed on Spetses island but you can also enjoy its beauty by taking a romantic horse-carriage ride.
Overnight at port.
Morning arrival at the rocky island of Dokos, a small Greek island in the Argo-Saronic Gulf for a swim-stop. Dokos is part of the municipality of Hydra and is inhabited only by a few Orthodox monks and perennial sheepherders.
Early afternoon arrival at Hydra, voted by UNESCO as the “Best preserved island of the Mediterranean”. Enjoy a leisurely walk at one of the most cosmopolitan and equally romantic destinations in Greece. Hydra is an architectural reserve, free of motor vehicles, and summer home to many international celebrities.
In the late afternoon we start our return to Athens, anchoring at Cape Sounion to enjoy the farewell dinner under the mesmerising “Temple of Poseidon”; perched at the edge of the cliff, the ancient sanctuary is one of the most important monuments of the golden age of Athens.
Sat.Lavrio (Athens)
Disembarkation at Lavrion port after breakfast, before 10:00

Information on Lavrio port.

7-day cruise sailling dates & ship

  • Year 2024

    • Cruise departures operated by the ‘Gemaya’ cruise vessel

      • April 6, 13, 20, 27
      • May 18
      • June 29
      • July 27
      • August 24
      • September 28
      • October 19, 26

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