EIGHT DAYS CRUISE
IONIAN TO AEGEAN

Departs: Saturday

This one-way route is COMPLETELY UNIQUE to Go Sail Greece and is for 20-39s travellers who want to do the ultimate 8-day/7-night Greek tour!

This is a two-part tour. The first leg is an Ionian cruise, exploring the islands on a proper Greek gulet boat while sleeping and eating on board. The second part involves a transfer from the Ionian Sea to Athens followed by an island-hopping adventure by ferry through the Cyclades islands in the Aegean, finishing in Santorini.

  • Highlights include visiting the Ionian islands of Lefkada, Kefalonia and Zakynthos on a boat, and the Aegean islands of Santorini, Ios, Mykonos by ferry.
  • An overnight in Athens is also included, as well as the chance to explore the village of Nafpaktos, halfway between the Ionian and Aegean sides of Greece.
  • Accommodation in the Aegean (3 nights) and Athens (1 nights) is in hostels, whereas in the Ionian you sleep 3 nights on board a gulet boat.
  • Delicious Greek food served on board the boat (half-board for 3 days, breakfast and lunch).
  • The perfect balance between relaxing, sightseeing and socialising. The Aegean and Athenian half of the tour is great for partying whereas the Ionian gulet cruise part is less lively, with more chances to swim, explore and chill.

DAY ONE

Zakynthos Town to Agios Nikolaos

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Dinner included today.

Jump on board your Go Sail Greece boat and meet your Captain, crew and shipmates!

Check in is from 1-2 pm and after the welcome speech we aim to depart for Agios Nikolaos around 3pm.

On the way to Agios Nikolaos we will take a much-needed swim stop in the crystal Ionian sea before arriving at our destination.

There we will get the chance to enjoy a beer (or wine!) or 3 with our new shipmates while tucking into the traditional Greek-style welcome dinner on board!

Overnight on board near Agios Nikolaos.

DAY THREE

Kefalonia to Lefkada (Nydri)

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Breakfast and lunch included today.

After breakfast our next island stop is Lefkada, and its most famous port called Nydri (also spelt Nidri).

We can explore its famous local markets full of traditional Greek products and admire the contrasting scenery: crystal-clear waters and dark green forests.

It’s our last night on board the boat, so time to hit the town and get some cocktails in Nydri’s waterside bars.

(Optional excursion: Lefkas Oil Tasting)

Overnight on board in Nydri.

DAY FIVE

Athens to Mykonos

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Lunch included today.

We have an early start as we jump into our private transfer from the accommodation to Piraeus port to board our ferry to Mykonos. Ferry travel time approx 4.5 hrs.

After checking in to our accommodation we have a group lunch (included) before exploring this fascinating island.

There are two faces to this island: the first one is its intense, shiny and cosmopolitan side; the other one is more traditional, with stone-paved alleys, whitewashed houses, country chapels and windmills.

What makes this island special is that it can be whatever you want it to be – you can visit its archaeological sites, get to know the local traditions in picture-perfect villages; or just wander along its amazing beaches.

Chora itself is an impressive Cycladic town. You will find top hotels and resorts, designer clothing and jewellery boutiques, art galleries, and some of the most famous restaurants and bars in the whole of Greece!

Overnight Mykonos.

DAY SEVEN

Ios to Santorini

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Breakfast included today.

After breakfast, we board our final ferry to the last destination on this adventure: Santorini! Ferry travel time is only 1 hour.

Once we arrive we have a private transfer to our accommodation close to the main Fira square.

After checking in, we have time to explore Fira town, see the Cathedral of St John the Baptist, ride the Santorini cable car, take some pics of Santorini’s famous whitewashed houses, and enjoy a few drinks in the island’s bars and clubs as we celebrate the last night of this crazy Ionian to Aegean Odyssey!

Overnight in Santorini.

DAY TWO

Agios Nikolaos to Kefalonia Island (Agia Effimia)

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Breakfast and lunch included today.

After breakfast we cruise over to the island of Kefalonia, with another refreshing swim stop on the way.

Later on, we dock at Agia Effimia, a traditional Greek fishing village with a small harbour. There are a number of taverns, bars and shops in the village, as well as a traditional wood-fired bakery.

From the idyllic promenade we can watch the sunset while enjoying a Greek beer or ouzo!
(Optional excursion: Melissani Cave)

Overnight on board in Agia Effimia.

DAY FOUR

Lefkada to Athens

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Breakfast and lunch included today.

After breakfast we say goodbye to our amazing crew and take a bus transfer to Athens. The transfer time  is approx 5 hrs but there is a nice surprise halfway there.

At the halfway point we stop for a typical Greek lunch in the beautiful settlement of Nafpaktos.

After lunch and a quick exploration of this picturesque little town and its imposing Venetian castle we continue on our journey to the capital of Greece, Athens (Piraeus port).

From the port, we are transferred to our accommodation and after checking in we can begin exploring Greece’s capital.

No visit to Athens is complete without seeing the famous Acropolis and other examples of amazing Greek architecture such as the Parthenon and Hephaistus. In the evening you can chill out, or go hard and have another night out on the town!

Overnight Athens (Piraeus port)

DAY SIX

Mykonos to Ios

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Breakfast included today.

We head to Mykonos port to board a ferry to our next island: Ios. Ferry time travel approx 2 hrs.

We check in to our accommodation before our Ios adventure begins. This island is one of the most popular destinations in Greece. Mainly famous for its vibrant nightlife, the island has a well-earned reputation as a great destination for partying! 
In fact, the party scene isn’t just about the epic clubs and bars here, it is a way of life on Ios.
However, Ios is also a great destination for sitting back and relaxing. 
We also recommend strolling around the cobblestone alleys of Chora, climbing up to Odysseus Elytis Theatre to marvel at the breathtaking sea view, watching the sun setting from Panagia Gremiotissa Church, and visiting Homer’s grave, one of the island’s most significant historical monuments.

Overnight Ios.

DAY EIGHT

Santorini

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Breakfast included today.

After the final breakfast it’s time to say goodbye to our fellow travellers and head on to the next part of your European adventure.

The next leg could be another night or two in Santorini, a ferry to other islands or a flight from Santorini airport (well connected to many other European airports).

DAY ONE

Zakynthos Town to Agios Nikolaos

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Dinner included today.

Jump on board your Go Sail Greece boat and meet your Captain, crew and shipmates!

Check in is from 1-2 pm and after the welcome speech we aim to depart for Agios Nikolaos around 3pm.

On the way to Agios Nikolaos we will take a much-needed swim stop in the crystal Ionian sea before arriving at our destination.

There we will get the chance to enjoy a beer (or wine!) or 3 with our new shipmates while tucking into the traditional Greek-style welcome dinner on board!

Overnight on board near Agios Nikolaos.

DAY TWO

Agios Nikolaos to Agia Efimia

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Breakfast and lunch included today.

After breakfast we cruise over to the island of Kefalonia, with another refreshing swim stop on the way.

Later on, we dock at Agia Effimia, a traditional Greek fishing village with a small harbour. There are a number of taverns, bars and shops in the village, as well as a traditional wood-fired bakery.

From the idyllic promenade we can watch the sunset while enjoying a Greek beer or ouzo!
(Optional excursion: Melissani Cave)

Overnight on board in Agia Effimia.

DAY THREE

Agia Efimia to Nydri

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Breakfast and lunch included today.

After breakfast our next island stop is Lefkada, and its most famous port called Nydri (also spelt Nidri).

We can explore its famous local markets full of traditional Greek products and admire the contrasting scenery: crystal-clear waters and dark green forests.

It’s our last night on board the boat, so time to hit the town and get some cocktails in Nydri’s waterside bars.

(Optional excursion: Lefkas Oil Tasting)

Overnight on board in Nydri.

DAY FOUR

Lefkada to Athens

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Breakfast and lunch included today.

After breakfast we say goodbye to our amazing crew and take a bus transfer to Athens. The transfer time  is approx 5 hrs but there is a nice surprise halfway there.

At the halfway point we stop for a typical Greek lunch in the beautiful settlement of Nafpaktos.

After lunch and a quick exploration of this picturesque little town and its imposing Venetian castle we continue on our journey to the capital of Greece, Athens (Piraeus port).

From the port, we are transferred to our accommodation and after checking in we can begin exploring Greece’s capital.

No visit to Athens is complete without seeing the famous Acropolis and other examples of amazing Greek architecture such as the Parthenon and Hephaistus. In the evening you can chill out, or go hard and have another night out on the town!

Overnight Athens (Piraeus port)

DAY FIVE

Athens to Mykonos

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Lunch included today.

We have an early start as we jump into our private transfer from the accommodation to Piraeus port to board our ferry to Mykonos. Ferry travel time approx 4.5 hrs.

After checking in to our accommodation we have a group lunch (included) before exploring this fascinating island.

There are two faces to this island: the first one is its intense, shiny and cosmopolitan side; the other one is more traditional, with stone-paved alleys, whitewashed houses, country chapels and windmills.

What makes this island special is that it can be whatever you want it to be – you can visit its archaeological sites, get to know the local traditions in picture-perfect villages; or just wander along its amazing beaches.

Chora itself is an impressive Cycladic town. You will find top hotels and resorts, designer clothing and jewellery boutiques, art galleries, and some of the most famous restaurants and bars in the whole of Greece!

Overnight Mykonos.

DAY SIX

Mykonos to Ios

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Breakfast included today.

We head to Mykonos port to board a ferry to our next island: Ios. Ferry time travel approx 2 hrs.

We check in to our accommodation before our Ios adventure begins. This island is one of the most popular destinations in Greece. Mainly famous for its vibrant nightlife, the island has a well-earned reputation as a great destination for partying! 
In fact, the party scene isn’t just about the epic clubs and bars here, it is a way of life on Ios.
However, Ios is also a great destination for sitting back and relaxing. 
We also recommend strolling around the cobblestone alleys of Chora, climbing up to Odysseus Elytis Theatre to marvel at the breathtaking sea view, watching the sun setting from Panagia Gremiotissa Church, and visiting Homer’s grave, one of the island’s most significant historical monuments.

Overnight Ios.

DAY SEVEN

Ios to Santorini

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Breakfast included today.

After breakfast, we board our final ferry to the last destination on this adventure: Santorini! Ferry travel time is only 1 hour.

Once we arrive we have a private transfer to our accommodation close to the main Fira square.

After checking in, we have time to explore Fira town, see the Cathedral of St John the Baptist, ride the Santorini cable car, take some pics of Santorini’s famous whitewashed houses, and enjoy a few drinks in the island’s bars and clubs as we celebrate the last night of this crazy Ionian to Aegean Odyssey!

Overnight in Santorini.

DAY EIGHT

Santorini

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Breakfast included today.

After the final breakfast it’s time to say goodbye to our fellow travellers and head on to the next part of your European adventure.

The next leg could be another night or two in Santorini, a ferry to other islands or a flight from Santorini airport (well connected to many other European airports).

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Price Includes​

7 nights accommodation
(4 nights in hostels, 3 on a Boat)

Meals (6 Breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner)

1 TOUR LEADER for the WHOLE tour
PLUS 3-4 Onboard Crew on the BOAT

DRINKING WATER ON BOARD
THE GULET

FERRY TICKETS FOR THE AEGEAN ISLANDS

MINI-BUS TRANSFER FROM
IONIAN TO NAFPAKTOS TO ATHENS

Price ExcludedS

Pricing

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JUNE 2025

Aegean to Ionian Route

14 JUNE

AEGEAN TO IONIAN
£ 1,295
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21 JUNE

AEGEAN TO IONIAN
£ 1,295
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28 JUNE

AEGEAN TO IONIAN
£ 1,295
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Ionian to Aegean Route

21 JUNE

IONIAN TO AEGEAN
£ 1,295
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28 JUNE

IONIAN TO AEGEAN
£ 1,295
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JULY 2025

Aegean to Ionian Route

05 JULY

AEGEAN TO IONIAN
£ 1,295
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12 JULY

AEGEAN TO IONIAN
£ 1,295
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19 JULY

AEGEAN TO IONIAN
£ 1,295
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26 JULY

AEGEAN TO IONIAN
£ 1,295
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Ionian to Aegean Route

05 JULY

IONIAN TO AEGEAN
£ 1,295
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12 JULY

IONIAN TO AEGEAN
£ 1,295
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19 JULY

IONIAN TO AEGEAN
£ 1,295
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26 JULY

IONIAN TO AEGEAN
£ 1,295
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AUGUST 2025

Aegean to Ionian Route

02 AUGUST

AEGEAN TO IONIAN
£ 1,295
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Ionian to Aegean Route

02 AUGUST

IONIAN TO AEGEAN
£ 1,295
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