July is a wonderful month to be on board. The sea is calm and the waters are crystal clear, blue, green, with sand or pebbles, ready for you to swim. We chose a week day so as to enjoy the calmness and quietness of the seas. We started the engines at Varkiza port (located a few Km south of Athens) and we sailed the rib boat south towards cape Sounio!
Akeydor rib cruises / Akeydor’s rib boat started from Varkiza port, south towards Sounio. We arrive at Sounio 30 minutes later, passing by Lagonisi, passing by the island of Arzentas, the island of Patroklos, to enjoy a wonderful calm sea under the Poseidon temple. The waters under the temple are clear, green and magnificent, and the hotels surrounding the area are just a 5 minute sail with our tender – we can also dock at the queue to reach the hotels, Cape Sounion and Aegeon hotel.
Opposite Sounio temple, there is a small island. We had a great opportunity to drop our anchor there too, and swim in the blue waters of the island, with view of the temple and the bay. This was one of the most magnificent swims ever!
Next stop is the magnificent remote island of Patroklos. On the weekend, it is busy with boats and swimmers, a very popular stop due to its proximity from Athens. However, on the weekday with calm seas, the island is a paradise for private swims at its bay. Clean blue water with sand, we jumped from the boat and just talked to the sandy beach. Our Akeydor rib boat anchored just 10 meters from the beach in safety! We continued our swim during the sunset, and set sail for the return trip back to Varkiza port!
- Starting early in the day, we have the chance to also visit one of the nearby islands, such as Kea (Tzia).
- Starting late, we still have a full half day to see Athens Riviera coastline with the beautiful sunset!
- An open rib boat would fit perfectly for such sail!
- The small island opposite cape Sounion is perfect for a swim with view of Poseidon temple!