Sun, sea and Santorini

greece sunset

One of Intrepid’s newest trips has you cruising into stunning Santorini by yacht. It’s postcard-perfect Greece with white and blue villages clinging to cliff faces and as Danielle Watts discovered, it is an ideal place to drop anchor and explore on foot…

“I had a picture in my mind of Santorini and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Located in the Cyclades group of the Greek Islands, in the shimmering blue waters of the Aegean Sea, Santorini is one of the most beautiful and popular islands to visit. On arrival you may be overwhelmed by the crowds at the port, vying for the attention and business of arriving tourists. But then it’s time to board the local bus, which slowly winds its way up the cliff face to the main town of Fira.

Many hours can be spent here as you enjoy exploring the cobblestone alleyways of old Fira town. There are quaint little shops selling everything from souvenirs and gorgeous handmade jewellery, to intricate lace tablecloths and designer beach wear. Tucked away are also some great restaurants serving up local specialties. Be sure to spend some time simply relaxing and taking in the amazing views from a cliff top bar, whilst enjoying a cocktail at sunset.

For the more energetic you may like to hike from Fira to a town called Oia. This is a beautiful walk but quite strenuous at times, as you make your way up and down the hills and through small villages, chatting to locals along the way. Once you arrive in Oia you can wander through to gorgeous whitewashed lanes before finding a great position on the point and settling in for one of the most spectacular sunsets you will see!”

Tour Greece with Intrepid on trips like these great small group adventures:
Sail Greece – Mykonos to Santorini – 8 days
Sail Greece – Santorini to Mykonos – 8 days

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* photo by Lynda Peters – Intrepid Photography Competition

 

 

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Sue Elliot - Like many of us, Sue contracted a serious travel bug at an early age. She's visited over 90 countries in search of a cure, but her wanderlust just seems to get worse. Thankfully at Intrepid Travel she's amongst people who understand the affliction and since 1998 Sue has enjoyed being our blog and newsletter editor. Here you'll read about Sue's travel experiences, find helpful travel advice and she loves sharing great tales from Intrepid travellers.

4 comments

Hi Lisa,
Sounds like you’re planning a very exciting trip to Europe. In regards to kids joining our sailing trips, I’m sorry to say that our standard booking conditions apply and it’s a minimum age of 12 years. We hope that if these new trips grow in popularity then we may be able to include a sailing option in our Intrepid Family Adventures range, but unfortunately that won’t be in time for your next trip.
Best wishes,
Sue, Intrepid Express Editor

Hi – We will be over in Europe at the end of June – beg. of July and are v. interested in this new yachting trip. However we are travelling as a family with 2 adults and our 7 year old son who is an experienced sailer. Please advise what sort of provioins (if any) you have for families on this trip. Thanks!.

Hi Tim,
An email is on the way with details of our new Sail Greece trips. You can also find info on our website at http://www.intrepidtravel.com/newtrips2012/express – simply scroll down to find the Greece trips then click through to our website for current prices, availability and trip notes.
Happy sailing,
Sue, Intrepid Express editor

Could be interested in ” sun, sea and Santorini’.Could you please send more details

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