This cruise will take you to visit the Peloponese south and west coast.
The Mani region is the main attraction for its unique architecture with tower-houses, real fortresses.
Throughout the area we can visit many natural and historical beauties.
There are also beautiful long white beaches with crystal clear water!! Not to be missed!!
Welcome on board of Penne Bianche! Boarding is in Zakynthos, “The East flower” according to the Venetians. Discover its natural beauties … with the turtle “caretta-caretta”. Its western coasts are smooth, while the eastern are steap and rocky, with spectacular coves. Your fantastic saling holiday begins. You’ll meet the crew who will show you the boat. The supplies will be already stored on board and you’ll be able to relax completely.
The skipper organises the itineraries according to the weather conditions and the preferences of her guests. We sail along the Peloponese west coast and we anchor at Kallithea to visit the important Olympia archeological site, easy to reach by taxi.
Short sail to Pylos. It’s a beautiful town built like an amphitheater on the hill, located at the southern end of the famous Navarino Bay.
A visit to the turkish-Venetian fortress Neokastro is a must.
With good weather we stop at the beautiful bay of Voidokilia, with Paleokastro behind it, a sight not to be missed!! Sailboat rental can be booked per cabin, individuals and the whole boat for exclusive use.
Short sail toward Methoni, southern end of the Peloponnese west coast. Anchor and visit the fortress. The huge walls are impressive, as well as the imposing ramparts and the monumental gates.
For the night we will choose an anchorage including the uninhabited island Sapienza with a rich habitat of dense vegetation and beautiful beaches or 10 miles away Koroni town.
Its medieval atmosphere is imprinted in its stately homes, on the streets, churches and castle. The Venetian castle is a real eagles nest.
Dinner on board, enjoy a true gourmet specialties.
We sail toward the Mani region, peninsula between the two gulfs of Messinia and Laconia. It’s a barren land, with rocks, stone walls, Indian figs.
The bays and headlands are torn by waves and wind. The towers of Mani, made of stone are the main characteristic of the area.
We anchor by the famous Diros Caves, the best in Europe, rich in magnificent colours, stalactites and stalagmites. They create forms that seem to embrace themselves.
Shore excursion to the caves, with long, flat boats guided by expert local guides for more than an hour.
Unmissable destination is the island of Elafonissi, spectacular beaches and wild nature, especially during low season. Swimming, fishing, sand, sunsets, octopuses cooked with red wine, fish soup and sea food: that’s life around here … !
Our goumet cuisine is the winning card of this sailing holiday.
A few miles to reach Kythira, the truly fascinating island of Eros, full of ancient temples, Byzantine churches, Venetian castles, caves and beaches.
End of this Peloponese sailing holiday and landing.
We’re looking forward to seeing you again, Penne Bianche is waiting for you!!
|price: per person||whole boat|
|boarding||landing||days||stern cabins||master cabin||(max 6 persons)|
|Zakinthos||Kythira||7||700 €||800 €||€ 3.800/€4.400|