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From Paros: Iraklia and Schinoussa Sailing Cruise with Lunch

1. From Paros: Iraklia and Schinoussa Sailing Cruise with Lunch

Experience sailing on a boat from Paros island out to the Aegean sea, with a group of up to 10 passengers and an experienced skipper. The boat departs at approximately 9:30 AM from the port of Piso Livadi on the Eastern coast of Paros island. After a brief safety briefing, the boat will set sail for the first stop in Iraklia. Arrive at the secluded beach of Alimia, where you can snorkel and explore the sunken hydroplane from World War II, or simply swim in the clear water. Next, the skipper will take you to the serene island of Schinoussa. Jump into the crystal clear sea and surrender to the exclusive calmness and serenity of this small destination. A delicious fresh lunch will be served on board while you enjoy the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. In the afternoon, on your way back, you will make a stop on the south side of Naxos, where you will enjoy dessert and fruit. After one last swim, the boat will sail back to Piso Livadi, arriving at approximately 6:30 PM.

From Kos: Nisyros Island Volcano and Panagia Spiliani

2. From Kos: Nisyros Island Volcano and Panagia Spiliani

Depart from the port of Kardamena in Kos and take a 1-hour cruise to the volcanic island of Nisyros. Upon arrival, transfer to a waiting bus that’ll take you on a short drive to the volcano. Listen to an informative guide along the way. Get information about the volcano and the history of the island. Then, feel the force of the lava rumbling deep beneath your feet as you enter the volcanic crater. See the bubbling mud pools and steam geysers, and imagine that you have landed on the moon. Return to the port and get the chance to wander around the town of Mandraki. After a short walk through the narrow streets of blue and white painted houses, visit the monastery of Panagia Spiliani, considered one of the most beautiful monasteries of the Greek Islands. Make your way back to town for some free time for lunch (own expense) or do some shopping before boarding the boat back to Kos at 4:00 PM.

Paros: Full-Day Sailing Cruise in the Small Cyclades

3. Paros: Full-Day Sailing Cruise in the Small Cyclades

Make your way to Piso Livadi Port and board a sailing boat for your memorable full-day cruise. The yacht leaves Paros every morning and takes you sailing for an entire day around the Small Cyclades Islands.   Depending on the weather conditions, the skipper will sail towards the island of Iraklia, where you will stop in a secluded cove to snorkel around a World War II plane wreck. The island of Schinoussa or Koufonisia is the next stop. After a swim in the turquoise colored waters, you’ll be served a lunch prepared by the crew.   Later in the afternoon, take a short swim off the coast of Naxos Island. If the winds are strong the skipper will set sail westward, towards the sheltered coasts of Antiparos and Despotiko. These islands are hidden gems just waiting to be explored. You will return to Paros at approximately 7:00-7:30 PM, depending on the weather.

Samos: Boat Tour with BBQ Lunch to Samiopoula

4. Samos: Boat Tour with BBQ Lunch to Samiopoula

Enjoy a day of cruising and fun on this pirate style boat tour. Escape the crowds of Samos and chill as you sail along the Aegean Sea. Experience an unforgettable day as you sail to one of the most picturesque islands on the south of Samos Island, Samiopoula. This small yet enchanting island only has five people living on it. Soak up the glorious Greek weather on the white sandy beach, before you set sail to Kakorema beach. Cruise along the wild cliffs and drop anchor at a romantic bay. Cool off in the refreshing turquoise waters, if you like. Feeling hungry? No worries, indulge in a delicious BBQ lunch on the beautiful beach of Kakorema. Listen to Greek music play from the boat and participate in a sirtaki (Greek dance) on the sands of this beautiful secluded beach.

Paros: Antiparos Island and Despotiko Private Boat Trip

5. Paros: Antiparos Island and Despotiko Private Boat Trip

Embark on a private boat trip and visit Paros, Antiparos, and Despotiko. Swim in pristine waters, relax in isolated spots, and enjoy memorable views of the coast. Meet your tour at the port in Aliki and board a sporty bowrider for your speedboat trip through Aegean. The large cockpit area, equipped with a fridge, large table for dining, sound system, deck shower, and the couch gives you a perfect social area. Relax in the large comfortable sunbeds as you sail around Paros, Antiparos, and Despotiko. Customize the trip according to your needs and interests. Find some nice spots to stop and swim in the sparkling waters of the Aegean. Let the crew show you stunning views, interesting rock formations, and sea caves. Enjoy snacks, soft drinks, and beer aboard and make an optional stop to eat lunch at a local restaurant. Spend a day relaxing, sunbathing, swimming, and sightseeing around the Aegean on this private speedboat trip.

Rhodes: Pirates' Route Sea Kayaking Tour

6. Rhodes: Pirates' Route Sea Kayaking Tour

Take half a day to explore the East Coast of Rhodes from the water, with a sea kayaking tour. Paddle along the coastline and discover 3 beaches up close. Take in the stunning colors of the Mediterranean sea and admire the interesting rock formations. Begin the Pirates' Route sea kayaking tour at Kathara Beach in Faliraki. Meet your guide and learn all you need to know about safety before climbing in your very own kayak. As you glide over the Mediterranean waters, take opportunities to dive into the colorful sea directly from the kayak. Discover seak caves and local beaches, before enjoying a picnic lunch at a favorite local beach. Try out snorkeling and discover life below the water's surface. If you're feeling adventurous, get your adrenaline pumping by cliff jumping off the surrounding rocks. Full of experience and a traditional Greek picnic, head back to Faliraki. As you go, listen to entertaining local myths, facts about the geography, and try to spot some wildlife in their natural habitat.

Samos: Full-Day Boat Cruise with Lunch

7. Samos: Full-Day Boat Cruise with Lunch

This full day boat trip begins at 09:30 AM from the port of Pythagorion. After sailing along the coast on a fishing boat, the captain will drop an anchor in front of a sandy beach on the small uninhabited island, Samiopoula. After hopping off the boat, you have an hour of free time to relax and swim.  Then, the boat sails to the beautiful beach of Kakorema, which is located on the southern coast of Samos. The boat crew will prepare a meal for you at about 1:30 PM while you enjoy swimming in the clear blue water and sunbathing under the sun. At around 5:00 PM, you will return to the port of Pythagorion.

From Paros: Delos and Mykonos Full-Day Boat Trip

8. From Paros: Delos and Mykonos Full-Day Boat Trip

Visit the rocky uninhabited island of Delos. Despite its small size, Delos was considered one of the most sacred of all islands in ancient Greek culture. Enjoy 3 hours of free time on the island or for a more complete experience, hire a private professional guide upon arrival, or join a group tour before moving on. Next, go to the famous island of Mykonos where you will have another 3 hours of free time. It is recommended that you use this time to explore Mykonos Town. Walk to Little Venice, wander in the picturesque alleys, and climb the hill with the windmills and enjoy the spectacular views. After your free time on the island, you will return to Paros in the early evening.

Santorini Full-Day Boat Trip From Paros

9. Santorini Full-Day Boat Trip From Paros

Depart from the port at Piso Livadi and sail through the blue Aegean Sea, before you get your first sight of the volcano and the breathtaking caldera cliffs rising in front of you. Upon your arrival at Athinios Port, your bus tour will begin. The first stop is the colorful village of Oia, literally hanging on the slopes of the caldera. You will have free time to walk through its paved alleys, admire its architecture and take stunning pictures. The next stop is Fira, the capital of the island. During your free time here you can use the cable car to enjoy the amazing views, walk through the famous Gold Street, or visit a museum. Or, choose to relax while you enjoy a meal or a glass of the well-known Santorini wines at one of the numerous restaurants and cafes. Late in the afternoon you will be driven back to Athinios Port and board the boat which will bring you back to Paros.

Paros: Full-Day Small Boat Rental with Self-Driving

10. Paros: Full-Day Small Boat Rental with Self-Driving

Be a boat captain for a day and rent a small powerful motorboat that can accommodate up to 5 people. Enjoy a self-guided group excursion and discover the bays of Paros. Navigate the coast of Paros on a modern, comfortable, and high-quality motorboat. Have a brief training session upon arrival at the port. Then, set off and explore the coastline of Paros at your own pace. Stop for some snorkeling in the crystal clear waters, with equipment provided. Swim in the sea, or discover the many sheltered bays along the coast.

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What people are saying about Paros

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,598 reviews

Our experience in general was amazing. The explanation of the winemaking process was very interesting and all of the tastings that were included were delicious and beautiful. our guide Dora was very knowledgeable about wine and wine making process and the wines of Santorini. Dora was also very attentive and responsive to the members of our group. I enjoyed the cooking class as well however I would make a couple of recommendations. it might have been more fun if we were allowed to do a little bit more of the actual cooking instead of it being mostly demonstration. Also they need to have better knives for the cooking class. The day overall was loads of fun and I would do it again.

The trip was just as described. Just enough time to visit both places. Boat was comfortable enough to seat everyone. Only complaint was all the smoking allowed on the boat. Seems like we couldn’t exscape it no matter where we sat inside or outside the boat. Would recommend

Yannis and Mariza were AMAZING hosts on the Maestre! It was a beautiful day spent in and on the water. It was ideal for us. We wanted a small group and our group on the boat was a wonderful group of people. So glad we did this! Thank you Yannis and Mariza

Very well organized. For me personally, it's better if more time was left for Mykonos instead of Delos. :)

The food was great and they take you around to a few islands. Plenty of drinks to enjoy while you ride.