Day 5 : Tyros – Ermioni (24nm)
Leaving behind Tyros, sail north to Ermioni, a village on the coast of the Peloponnese with two ports, each one protecting different wind directions.
Ermioni was founded by the ancient Greek tribe of Dryopes and according to Homer, the fleet of Ermioni participated at the Trojan War. Strolling around Pronos hill, one will encounter the picturesque church of “Agia Ermioni”. This church is built upon a temple that was dedicated to the ancient Greek goddess of marriage, Hera. Bisti, a peninsula situated at the eastern part of Ermioni town, is another great place to visit. In there, there is a temple dedicated to Poseidon (though some believe that this temple is actually dedicated to Athena, the goddess of wisdom) that was built around the end of the 6th century B.C. In Bisti, there is also the ancient Porfireio and at the tip of the peninsula, there is an old lighthouse that still operates. The Spilia tis Vitorizas, is located really close to the lighthouse. Legend has it that there is a creature inside this cave that can petrify children and chase away the fish. Bitsi is full of green and full of history and legends.
One of the famous beaches of Ermioni is the jaw-dropping Kouverta beach. Kouverta’s paradisiacal waters as well as its lovely golden sand will astound you. Bisti beach is a pebbled beach with pure waters, near to innumerable trees. Sentoni beach is another great option, for its waters are crystal-clear!
The way offers many options for swimming on Spetses, Dhokos or the Peloponnese coast
Day 6 : Ermioni – Poros (20nm)
Poros is comprised of two islands, Sphairia and Kalavria, of which the former is a volcanic rock and the latter planted with pine trees. Although a small island, its history, sights, and beaches compensate all visitors.
“On the birthday of Aphrodite, there was a feast of the gods, at which the god Poros or Plenty, who is the son of Metis or Discretion, was one of the guests. When the feast was over, Penia or Poverty, as the manner is on such occasions, came about the doors to beg. Now Plenty who was the worse for nectar (there was no wine in those days), went into the garden of Zeus and fell into a heavy sleep, and Poverty considering her own straitened circumstances, plotted to have a child by him, and accordingly she lay down at his side and conceived Love” Plato, Symposium, 178.
Day 7 : Poros – Sounion – Lavrion (34nm)
On your last day, you will leave Poros and sail north towards your final destination, at Lavrion, in our base .You can stop at Sounion for swimming and arrive until 18:00 back to Olympic Marine.
Sounion : God of the Sea at Sounio, is one of the most inspiring memorable sights in Greece. From the moment one first spies the tall elegant columns, while approaching Sounio along the Attic coast, the ancient temple’s ruins elicit awe. The sound of the wind calms the mind…. The magnificent panoramic view of Aegean Sea calms the heart….
God Poseidon was very important for ancient Greeks, and the scale of the Temple at Cape Sounio reflects that. The temple has long played an important part in Greek mythology and history. The first recorded mention of it occurs in the Odyssey, as the last safe landing, before Poseidon scattered the returning Greek navy.
Day 8: Disembarkation at 09:00 in the morning for check out.