GaySail Special: Athens- Patras-Zakynthos

This special sailing cruise starts in Athens. We sail to Epidaurus with its world famous amphitheater and move on through the spectacular Corinth Channel to the beautiful green turtle Island of Zakynthos. This itinerary will do small fishing villages, and the famous big old city of Patras. Something for everyone! This cruise is including breakfast, lunch, harbor fees, gasoline and cleaning. Excluded dinner, drinks, snacks and Corinth Channel fee.


Day 1. Boarding in Athens after 5 p.m. The skipper will welcome you with a welcome drink and show you your cabin. Dinner in the historical area of Athens, Plaka and time to pay a visit to local gay life.

Day 2. Today we sail to Epidaurus, world famous because of the best reserved Greek theatre, about 30 minutes with a taxi on the land. Of course we will pay a visit.

Day 3. One of the most special days of this trip. We will go through the famous channel of Corinth to Paralia. A spectaculair sail! The sheltered bay of Paralia is beautiful and typically Greek and it is popular among the inhabitants of Athens to spend the summer there. We have to go here for anchor and use the dinghy to go ashore for dinner in the local tavern. With you a little luck the owner takes his guitar.

Day 4. We continue our route to Galaxdhi on the other side of the Gulf of Corinth. This is one of the most beautiful harbors of this area because of the small entrance in a rocky environment.

Day 5. Today we will go to busy town of Patras, a bustling student city, a place of entertainment, history and culture. Visit the city’s Medieval Castle, built in the second half of the 6th century A.D. on the ruins of the ancient Acropolis. Walk past the remaining buildings, and take in breathtaking views of the city. The romantic souls should seek for the city’s landmark, the Lighthouse, in order to enjoy a breathtaking panorama of the port.

Day 6: Next stop is Nikolaos, a small town in the north of Zakynthos. A little harbor with a very nice view.

Day 7: Our last day of sailing to green Turtle Island Zakynthos. But first we will pay a visit to the famous Wreck Beach and have lunch in a bay near the Blue Caves!

Day 8: Disembark after breakfast or day off for the guys who stay two weeks. Visit the town, go to the beach or go to discover the island by scooter.


This itinerary is subject to change. Local circumstances such as weather may influence the itinerary.

Travel Information

You can fly to Athens and return after one week from Zakynthos International Airport back home or back to Athens (Olympic Air). If you join this cruise for two weeks, you can fly back home from Corfu International Airport back home or back to Athens. You can also fly between the Ionian Island Preveza (Lefkas), Corfu and Zakynthos with Sky Express.

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