EMMYS FAM TRIP
7th - 9th May 2023 Greece
FAM TRIP - May 7th to May 9th
07 May - Poros
Embarkation time: 10:00
After the embarkation in Poros, we will start our trip to Palaia Epidavros.
It is a small town in the Peloponnese's Argolis prefecture. Today, Archaia Epidavros is built in the same location as the ancient city of Epidaurus, on top of and encircling a tiny peninsula between two bays on the Saronic Gulf coast.
We will stop for lunch, a quick swim, playing with our selection of water toys on board and for those who are more adventurous - you can snorkel in the ancient submerged Epidaurus village.
After our day we will head towards the quaint village of Palaia Epidavros.
A highlight of the area is The Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, which is located on the southeast end of the sanctuary dedicated to the ancient Greek God of medicine, Asclepius. It is built on the west side of Cynortion Mountain, near modern Lygourio, and belongs to the Epidaurus Municipality. It's famous for its incredible acoustics; a coin dropped in the theater's center can be heard from the highest seat. The theater can hold up to 14,000 people. Its entrance is flanked by reconstructed Corinthian pillars, and the ruins of the ancient stage are visible beyond the circle. It is now utilized for ancient Greek theater performances during the yearly Hellenic Festival.
You can stroll to the little ancient theater (the prototype which was discovered a decade ago). Also a 20 minute taxi drive to the famous Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus
Dinner will be served on board.
08 May – Agistri
A nice morning stretch before breakfast - breakfast on board.
After breakfast we will set sail to the abandoned island of Kyra where we will stop for lunch, swim and relax.
After lunch we set sail for Agistri.
Spending the day exploring the beautiful and picturesque Agistri.
In close proximity to Athens is a tiny paradise called Agistri. Agistri is a small pine-clad island with gorgeous beaches and crystal-clear waters. It boasts a serene atmosphere. Its ideal location makes it extremely popular to Greeks. It is a perfect island blessed with an explosion of natural beauty.
The island has the villages of Megalochori, Limenaria, and Skala. They are worth your visit, you will have the chance to learn the local traditions and taste delicious local dishes. Stroll along the island’s little alleys, visit the traditional coffee houses and the windmill.
You will enjoy the beautiful sea and sun, a perfect lunch and dinner around this dream destination.
Highlight of the area is Aponisos, an exotic islet.
09 May – Moni/ Aegina
Good morning….breakfast time! We will set sail after breakfast to the wonderful little island of Moni. We will take a nice stroll through the island and discover her inhabitants - the lovely peacock and deer island. Make sure you bring your cameras.
After our stroll we will have a lovely lunch on board and set sail for Aegina and spend a few hours there.
It has a wealth of attractions and scenic features. The well-known Aphea Temple is the island's main attraction. The island's capital, Aegina Town, is notable for its well-maintained structures. Agia Marina, Perdika, Souvala, Kypseli, Agii, and Vagia are just a few of the quaint tiny villages with distinctly traditional characteristics that can be found on the outskirts.
One of the most visited sites on Aegina is the church of Agios Nektarios and the monastery of Agia Triada that is located on a higher level overlooking the church.
Highlights are the smaller islands that surround it, including Moni, Metopi, Diaportia, Lagouses, Kyra, Dorousa, Spalathonisi, and Anonyma.
Last but not least, Aegina is well known for the pistachios and while they are found around the world, the variety found in Aegina, called koilarati, are rare and exceptionally delicious!
Arrival to Athens: 19:00 (Overnight onboard)
A nice evening walk around Athen’s center, explore Plaka, Thisio, Monastiraki and the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum.
The Acropolis is regarded as the embodiment of Greek culture in antiquity. It is regarded as one of the most important ancient structures in all of Europe. Definitely a must see. Visits to the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum can be combined.
Aeropagitou Dionysiou: The paved street One of the nicest sites in Athens to take a stroll is Dionysiou Areopagitou since it provides one of the best views of the Acropolis and the ancient temples.
Ancient Agora served as the political and social hub of ancient Athens. This is where Athenians used to gather to discuss social issues. The most recognizable feature of the Ancient Agora, which is situated between Thissio and Monastiraki, is the temple of Hephaestus. It is among the most stunning tourist attractions in Athens.
Farewell dinner in Athens!
MAY 10th - Disembarkation 09:00 am