7 nights/8 days at $1800 per person shared room. Come sail with us aboard our privately chartered Gulet ship "The Athena" The ship built in 2008 was recently upgraded in 2013. Our boat features 16 rooms ( 8 twins, 4 queens, and 4 triples ) Sailing around Greece is probably the best way to experience the islands. The trip originates in Mykonos and ends in Santorini. We will visit 7 Islands on this adventure. (Mkonos, Delos, Paros, Antiparos, Naxos, Koufonsia, Santorini) Daily breakfast and lunches as well as one dinner are included in the package. Details on the actual tours are still being finalized but you can expect one wine/cheese tasting, guided Island tours, and hopefully a snorkel tour. This trip is open to all Happy couples, singles, and children.
Some of our island stops will feature tours that are included in your package. We are still in the process of selecting the tours for our scheduled stops. As we finalize these plans you will receive updates
Wednesday August 28th Mykonos
You may start boarding our ship at 2pm. We will have a welcome dinner onboard and introduce everyone to the Athena crew. Mykonos is the great glamour island and a whitewashed paradise in the heart of the Cyclades. According to mythology, Mykonos was formed from the petrified bodies of giants killed by Hercules. And did you know that the island took its name from the grandson of Apollo, “Mykonos”? The island is a paradise for water sport enthusiasts! It is only natural that the “Island of the Winds” should attract surfers and sailors from all over the world!
Thursday August 29th Mykonos-Delos
Mykonos is also the jumping-off point for the archaeological site of the nearby island of Delos. It is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. The excavations in the island are among the most extensive in the Mediterranean. With UNESCO World Heritage island bears traces of the succeeding civilizations in the Aegean world, from the 3rd millennium B.C. to the palaeochristian era.
Friday August 30th Delos-Paros
The beautiful picturesque fishing village of Naoussa is located in a huge bay in the northern part of Paros. It is considered to be one of the prettiest villages in the Cyclades and, despite the tourism development, this lovely village has manage to keep its authenticity, its traditional character and its charm, with its whitewashed and flowered little houses and its tiny whitewashed churches and chapels, surrounded by labyrinth-like narrow, stone paved streets. The area is as famous for its wine and jam as it is its annual international film festival. Geologically speaking, Paros has long been a Greek star; white marble drawn from the island’s interior made the island prosperous from the Early Cycladic period onwards. Most famously, the Venus de Milo was carved from Parian marble, as was Napoleon’s tomb. When you will dock at Paros port get ready to explore the island of the Cycladic scenery
Saturday August 31st Paros- Antiparos
This island is one of the best kept secrets with lots of archaeological sites and small bars and restaurants. The most popular beaches are: Soros, Glyfa, Apantima, Monastiria.
Sunday September 1st Antiparos- Naxos
Naxos Island is the largest island in Cyclades and it is one of the most beautiful among the Greek Islands. It combines superb fine sand beaches, with fertile valleys and mountainous beauty. It is one of the best holiday destinations among the Greek Islands, and its many attractions include the unique beauty, the variety of the landscape, the numerous historical places to visit, the beautiful walking wander routes, the tradition which has been preserved in many villages. Over 40 kilometers of beaches, over 40 traditional villages, 500 churches, monuments, archaeological sites, beautiful drive on the mountains, fertile valleys make Naxos Island one of the best holiday destinations in Greece.
Monday September 2nd Naxos-Koufonsia
Koufonisia are considered as a tiny paradise in the Aegean. Indeed, their Caribbean-like beaches and authentic laid-back feeling fit the above description. Located between Naxos and Amorgos, Koufonisia are part of the Little Cyclades complex. It consider Pano Koufonisi and Kato Koufonisi, and they are separated by a narrow 200 meters wide strait. They were named Koufonisia, because of the existing huge caves which gave the impression to pirates who viewed them from a distance that the islands were hollow!
Tuesday September 3rd Koufonsia- Santorini
Santorini will arise for your eyes only! After breakfast, it’s time to explore! Santorini, or Thira, is the top destination in Greece and among the most romantic destinations in the Greek islands and also in the world. Santorini may well have conquered a corner of your imagination before you’ve even set eyes on it. With multicolored cliffs soaring over 300 m from a sea-drowned caldera, it rests in the middle of the indigo Aegean, looking like a giant slab of layered cake. The island spoons the vast crater left by one of the biggest volcanic eruptions in history. Smaller islands curl around the fragmented western edge of the caldera, but it is the main island of Thira that will take your breath away with its snow-drift of white Cycladic houses lining the cliff tops and, in places, spilling like icy cornices down the terraced rock. When the sun sets, the reflection on the buildings and the glow of the orange and red in the cliffs can be truly spectacular.
Wednesday September 4th Santorini
Today is your departure day. You will need to disembark our boat by 10am.
Terms and Conditions
This trip is open to all Happy people. If you are a drama queen or king and have a hard time getting along with people please do not sign up for a Happy trip. Cancellations within 6 months of departure March 28th, 2019 will be offered a full refund on the $300 deposit. After March 26th those who cancel will lose their full $300 deposit. The balance of your trip must be paid 90 days before departure date which is May 28th, 2019. Both the $300 deposit and final balance paid within 90 days of departure are NON REFUNDABLE. Pre-payments are required months in advance to secure our boat, and tours. You Can't Steal My Happy is not responsible for trip cancelations due to miss airline connections, weather or medical. Everyone who attends a You Can't Steal My Happy Trip is required to sign an electronic liability release form. Trip insurance is also highly recommended. There are several companies that offer this insurance and typically it is very inexpensive. I personally use this company and you can get a sample quote by clicking here https://www.bhtp.com
Getting to Greece
There are several nonstop flights from the USA to Greece. All major US airlines offer Athens service. Once you arrive into Athens you have the option to fly or ferry service into Mykonos. The cheapest option from Athens to Mykonos seems to be on Ryan Awith flights between $50-$60. There are also nonstops from European Gateways to Myknonos from both Milan and London Gatwick. https://www.easyjet.com/en?link=meganav
Ferry service from Athens to Mykonos is operated by 3 different companies (Blue Star, Hellenic Seaways, and Sea Jets) It takes around 4.5 hours from Athens.