18-39

EIGHT DAYS CRUISE
SANTORINI TO ZAKYNTHOS

Departs: Saturday

This one-way route is COMPLETELY UNIQUE to Go Sail Greece and is for 18-39s travellers who want to do the ultimate 8-day/7-night Greek tour package!

This is a two-part tour package – the first leg is an island-hopping adventure by ferry through the Cyclades islands in the Aegean, finishing with an overnight in Athens. The second part involves a transfer from Athens to the Ionian sea to explore those islands on a proper Greek gulet boat, sleeping and eating on board.

WHAT's Included?

  • Highlights include visiting the Aegean islands of Santorini, Ios, Mykonos by ferry and the Ionian islands of Lefkada, Kefalonia and Zakynthos on a boat.
  • An overnight in Athens is also included, as well as the chance to explore the village of Nafpaktos, halfway between the Aegean and Ionian 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 Greece part is less lively, with more chances to swim, explore and chill.

DAY ONE

Santorini

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Dinner included today.

Welcome to Santorini! We check in to our accommodation from 2pm and meet our representative for the welcome speech.

After everyone is settled we are off for our welcome dinner where we get the chance to find out more about our fellow travellers on this Greek adventure.

After dinner there will be more 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!

Overnight in Santorini.

DAY TWO

Santorini to Ios

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Breakfast included today.

After breakfast we are off to Santorini’s port to board our ferry to our next destination: Ios Island. The ferry only takes around 1 hr.

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 THREE

Ios to Mykonos

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Breakfast included today.

We have breakfast early and once again take a ferry to our next destination: Mykonos island (ferry travel time approx.  3 hrs).

After checking in to our accommodation we can start exploring! There are two faces to this fascinating island: the first one is its intense, shiny, cosmopolitan side; the other one is picturesque in a more traditional manner, 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 FOUR

Mykonos to Athens

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Breakfast included today.

After breakfast we board our last ferry, this time from Mykonos to Athens (Piraeus port).

From the port, we are transferred to our accommodation and after check 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.

DAY FIVE

Athens to Lefkada

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Breakfast, lunch and dinner included today.

We check out from our accommodation after breakfast, jump on the transfer bus and head to Nydri, on the island of Lefkada. The total transfer time is approximately 5 hours but there is a lovely stop 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 pretty town and its imposing Venetian castle we continue on our journey to Nydri.

When we get there,  we jump from the bus to our boat, meet the crew and with a delicious welcome dinner we start the second part of our Greek adventure!

Lefkada’s most famous port, Nydri also has local markets full of traditional Greek products and several excellent waterside pubs and cocktail bars that need a visit.

Overnight on board in Nydri.

DAY SIX

Nydri to Agia Efimia

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Breakfast and lunch included today.

In the morning we cruise over over to Kefalonia island, stopping for a much-needed swim stop in a secluded bay. Later, we dock in Agia Effimia, a traditional Greek fishing village with a charming harbour. There are a number of taverns, bars and shops here, as well as a traditional wood-fired bakery.

From the idyllic promenade we can watch the sunset with a Greek beer or ouzo in hand.

(Optional excursion today – Melissani Cave)

Overnight on board in Agia Effimia.

DAY SEVEN

Agia Efimia to Agios Nikolaos

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Breakfast and lunch included today.

Our next island is Zakynthos (also known as Zante), where we will sail past the beautiful Shipwreck Beach, and see villages on the east coast of the island such as Agios Nikolaos. It’s the last chance to enjoy a final lunch on board and some more epic jumping from the boat!

Overnight either in Agios Nikolaos or in the marina of Zakynthos Old Town. If we end up in Zakynthos, then the Byzantine Museum (in the old town), the national Marine Park, and the famous Lagana Bay strip are all well worth a visit. (Optional excursion: Zante Greek Night).

Overnight: Agios Nikolaos or Zakynthos (Zante).

DAY EIGHT

Agios Nikolaos to Zakynthos Town

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Breakfast included.

After breakfast (around 8am) it’s time to say goodbye to our amazing crew and shipmates!

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

DAY ONE

Santorini

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Dinner included today.

Welcome to Santorini! We check in to our accommodation from 2pm and meet our representative for the welcome speech.

After everyone is settled we are off for our welcome dinner where we get the chance to find out more about our fellow travellers on this Greek adventure.

After dinner there will be more 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!

Overnight in Santorini.

DAY THREE

Ios to Mykonos

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Breakfast included today.

We have breakfast early and once again take a ferry to our next destination: Mykonos island (ferry travel time approx.  3 hrs).

After checking in to our accommodation we can start exploring! There are two faces to this fascinating island: the first one is its intense, shiny, cosmopolitan side; the other one is picturesque in a more traditional manner, 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 FIVE

Athens to Lefkada Island (Nydri)

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Breakfast, lunch and dinner included today.

We check out from our accommodation after breakfast, jump on the transfer bus and head to Nydri, on the island of Lefkada. The total transfer time is approximately 5 hours but there is a lovely stop 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 pretty town and its imposing Venetian castle we continue on our journey to Nydri.

When we get there,  we jump from the bus to our boat, meet the crew and with a delicious welcome dinner we start the second part of our Greek adventure!

Lefkada’s most famous port, Nydri also has local markets full of traditional Greek products and several excellent waterside pubs and cocktail bars that need a visit.

Overnight on board in Nydri.

DAY SEVEN

Agia Effimia to Zakynthos (or Agios Nikolaos)

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Breakfast and lunch included today.

Our next island is Zakynthos (also known as Zante), where we will sail past the beautiful Shipwreck Beach, and see villages on the east coast of the island such as Agios Nikolaos. It’s the last chance to enjoy a final lunch on board and some more epic jumping from the boat!

Overnight either in Agios Nikolaos or in the marina of Zakynthos Old Town. If we end up in Zakynthos, then the Byzantine Museum (in the old town), the national Marine Park, and the famous Lagana Bay strip are all well worth a visit. (Optional excursion: Zante Greek Night).

Overnight: Agios Nikolaos or Zakynthos (Zante).

DAY TWO

Santorini to Ios

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Breakfast included today.

After breakfast we are off to Santorini’s port to board our ferry to our next destination: Ios Island. The ferry only takes around 1 hr.

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 FOUR

Mykonos to Athens

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Breakfast included today.

After breakfast we board our last ferry, this time from Mykonos to Athens (Piraeus port).

From the port, we are transferred to our accommodation and after check 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.

DAY SIX

Nydri to Kefalonia Island (Agia Effimia)

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Breakfast and lunch included today.

In the morning we cruise over over to Kefalonia island, stopping for a much-needed swim stop in a secluded bay. Later, we dock in Agia Effimia, a traditional Greek fishing village with a charming harbour. There are a number of taverns, bars and shops here, as well as a traditional wood-fired bakery.

From the idyllic promenade we can watch the sunset with a Greek beer or ouzo in hand.

(Optional excursion today – Melissani Cave)

Overnight on board in Agia Effimia.

DAY EIGHT

Zakynthos Town

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Breakfast included.

After breakfast (around 8am) it’s time to say goodbye to our amazing crew and shipmates!

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

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INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE PACKAGE

7 nights accommodation:
4 nights in air-conditioned, dorm-style small hotels and boutique hostels (or opt for a private room), 3 nights on a Boat

Meals (6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners)

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
ATHENS TO NAFPAKTOS TO IONIAN

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JUNE 2025

Santorini to Zakynthos Route

14 JUNE

SANTORINI TO ZAKYNTHOS
£ 1,295
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21 JUNE

SANTORINI TO ZAKYNTHOS
£ 1,295
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28 JUNE

SANTORINI TO ZAKYNTHOS
£ 1,295
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Zakynthos to Santorini Route

21 JUNE

ZAKYNTHOS TO SANTORINI
£ 1,295
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28 JUNE

ZAKYNTHOS TO SANTORINI
£ 1,295
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JULY 2025

Santorini to Zakynthos Route

05 JULY

SANTORINI TO ZAKYNTHOS
£ 1,295
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12 JULY

SANTORINI TO ZAKYNTHOS
£ 1,295
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19 JULY

SANTORINI TO ZAKYNTHOS
£ 1,295
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26 JULY

SANTORINI TO ZAKYNTHOS
£ 1,295
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Zakynthos to Santorini Route

05 JULY

ZAKYNTHOS TO SANTORINI
£ 1,295
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12 JULY

ZAKYNTHOS TO SANTORINI
£ 1,295
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19 JULY

ZAKYNTHOS TO SANTORINI
£ 1,295
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26 JULY

ZAKYNTHOS TO SANTORINI
£ 1,295
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AUGUST 2025

Santorini to Zakynthos Route

02 AUGUST

SANTORINI TO ZAKYNTHOS
£ 1,295
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Zakynthos to Santorini Route

02 AUGUST

ZAKYNTHOS TO SANTORINI
£ 1,295
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