Dear friend

Happy new year! Goodbye 2020! We all know a magic wand isn't going to be waved on the 1st of January that makes everything all okay again, but here's hoping 2021 is the year that we'll get to make up for 2020; the year we re-purpose our lives, our bucket lists are resumed and where we all get to give ourselves a much-needed reward to compensate for last few months.

In Greek mythology, Icarus is the son of the master craftsman Daedalus, the creator of the Labyrinth. Icarus and his father attempted to escape from Crete by means of wings that his father constructed from feathers and wax. According to legend despite his father's warnings... 

...Icarus flew too close to the sun and the wax on his wings melted and he tumbled out of the sky and fell into the sea where he drowned. Daedalus wept for his son and called the nearest land Icaria and the surrounding sea, Icarian Sea.

The people living there have the longest life rate in the world together with Sardinia in Italy, Okinawa of Japan, Nicoya of Costa Rica and Loma Linda of California. But what is their secret?

It’s been 25 years since we started sailing and exploring the Greek islands and still we search and discover their hidden myths and mysteries. A lifetime is probably not enough…

Join us on journey away from the beaten track and let us reveal to you the uniqueness of these islands; their incredible nature, culture, history and it’s people... cause at the end it’s the interaction with the people that will provide the sort of memories that will make the journey unforgettable.

Check our sample sailing itineraries…

Our sailing yacht Tahita and her crew will be sailing around the Greek islands between the 1st of May and 30th of October.

** Our special offer**

100 € off on May and June departures

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Multi-activity holiday for families & small groups!

If you are searching for a holiday that combines multiple activities but also culture, adventure and relaxing beach time!... then please check our unique 2 week multi-activity adventure holiday specially designed for families or small groups.

This incredible small group or family adventure holiday includes:

- sailing,
- swimming and snorkeling,
- hiking,
- sea kayaking,
- scuba diving,
- wind surfing or kite surfing and much more!

Day 1-3: Athens Short-break

We start the adventure with a 3-day short break in Athens that combines sightseeing and adventure. Walking around the Athens, the cradle of Western civilisation and the birthplace of democracy, feels like exploring a lively, open-air museum. Every step you take leads to a fascinating monument.

Our guide will take you away from the touristic areas and show you the hidden gems of Athens and beyond. Few people though know about Athens’ natural wonders as it is surrounded by sea and mountains and harbours magnificent fauna and flora – there are 140 recorded species of wildflowers alone! You can enjoy hiking, swimming, snorkelling, birdwatching, sailing, diving, kayaking… just minutes away from the centre!

Day 1: Ancient Athens & hidden corners

Today you’ll dive into the marvelous world of Ancient Athens and discover hidden corners rich in history and cultural significance. Starting from the Akropolis, you’ll walk through old neighbourhoods and picturesque narrow alleys to the Roman Agora, the Ancient Agora, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Pnyx Hill and Mars Hill, from where you’ll enjoy an incredible view of all of Athens.

Day 2: Athens Food & walking tour

You’ll experience a food tour around Athens’ old neighborhoods, central vegetables, meat and fish markets, where you will “taste” the true soul of the Greek diet by trying lesser-known delicacies and popular traditional dishes!

Day 3: Walk or sea kayak to Temple of Apollo

You’ll enjoy a coastal ride along the Athenian riviera to the spectacular National Park of Sounio. You’ll walk in the heart of the Parkenjoying unique flora, sublime coastal views, geological and archeological wonders. You’ll end the day at the famous Cape Sounio whereyou can swim and watch the sunset from Poseidon’s temple! If you wish instead of hiking today, you can choose to paddle with a sea kayak to the temple of Poseidon.

Day 4-10: Sailing adventure around the Cyclades

Day 4: Join us in Paros for a week sailing around the Small Cyclades

You’ll take the morning ferry to Paros where you will meet our sailing yacht Tahita. You will enjoy a week of sailing, walking, scuba diving, swimming and exploring the Cyclades Islands… Isolated beaches, an ancient civilization, uninhabited islands… there is an island for everyone…

Meeting at 17.00pm, briefing and arrangement of provisions. Visit a nearby villages and welcome supper at one of our favourite taverns.

DAY 5: Sail to Schinoussa

Today we’ll set sails towards towards the Small Cyclades. Our skipper will show you around the sailing boat and give you a brief introduction into sailing so if you wish, you can help out with trimming the sails or holding the helm. Stop on the way at a remote bay south of Naxos accessible only by boat where you can swim, snorkel and enjoy a lunch break. We’ll continue to Schinousa and spend the night on the anchor at a beautiful bay. Visit in the evening the rustic hora (main village) and enjoy a delicious meal at the local tavern

DAY 6: Sail to the Small Cyclades & walk to cave with stalactites

After a morning swim we’ll sail to the little fishing port of Iraklia. Relax, swim and check the island. Early in the evening we’ll walk from the hora, Panayia, to the cave of St. John. It’s an hour hike to the largest cave of the Cyclades, famous for its formations of stalactites. On our way back to the village you’ll enjoy the sunset from the top of the hill. You’ll have the chance to taste home-made dishes during supper at the local bakery/tavern at the hora.

DAY 7: Plane wreck dive and sail towards Amorgos

Dive at a 2nd World War plane wreck at the bay of Alimia. Sail towards the pirate island of Amorgos. Stop on the way at the bay of Nikouria for a swim and lunch. Enjoy supper at one of the unspoilt villages surrounding the bay of Aegiali.

DAY 8: Hike along the spine of Amorgos

We’ll start the day with exploration of the most scenic “Chora” in the Cyclades with its narrow streets, numerous chapels, windmills, castle, picturesque white washed houses. We’ll take the trail towards the famous Monastery of Hozoviotissa, built to protect a virgin Mary icon believed to have arrived from Palestine. Built into the face of a cliff, it provides a breathtaking view of the sparkling deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea. It is, with no doubt, the pride of Amorgos. We’ll walk along the spine of the island, pass medieval hotels, deserted villages, breathtaking landscapes till we reach the bay of Aegiali… our favourite walk in the island. You will be rewarded with a delicious supper at one of the oldest taverns of the island.

Day 9: Sail to deserted island and enjoy a barbecue on the beach

Sail towards the deserted islands of Dryma & Antikeri where we’ll spend the night on the anchor weather permitting. Barbecue on the small beach that is formed between these two islands. Alternative plan: sail to Kato Koufonisi after Dryma, known for its magnificent colours and bays and have supper at the tavern of the only family that lives on the island. They have their own animals, they grow their own vegetables and have their own fishing boat. The food is delicious.

DAY 10: Sail towards a picturesque fishing port in Paros.

Sail towards the fishing port of Piso Livadi and the island of Paros. Stop on the way for a swim and lunch. Visit the traditional village of Marpissa and enjoy supper at one of the local taverns.

Day 11-14: Relax at the island of Paros 

Day 11: Beach day and hike the Byzantine path in the evening

The holiday will end with 4 days relaxing at a wonderful guesthouse at the island of Paros where you can enjoy a series of water sports and activities and get a feel of Greek island life. You’ll discover picturesque villages, medieval paths and trails, remote beaches and bays, deserted islands and historical sites unique to the island.

After a week on the boat, take the day to relax by the beach. In the evening we’ll take you for a walk down the Byzantine path, where you will have the chance to explore two of the most picturesque villages in Paros; Lefkes and Prodromos.

Day 12: Explore isolated islets and coves by sea kayak

Today you have the chance to explore the coast of Paros by sea kayak. We stop for our first snack-fruits and swimming break and once we resume paddling we continue the exploration of sea caves, small coves and interesting rock formations to our final destination. There we enjoy a well deserved lunch break that includes fresh local products. During the two stops there's enough time to swim, snorkel, sunbathe and explore the surrounding area where there's usually some small deserted Cycladic chapel or cliffs. Once the lunch stop is over we paddle back to finish an adventurous day spent in the outdoors.

Day 13: Try windsurfing or kitesurfing and Antiparos

Located on the West coast of Paros, Pounda is is one of the most famous windsurfing and kitesurfing spots in Greece as it offers ideal conditions, shallow waters and protection from the waves, for learning or improving your skills. Today you have the chance to learn the basic and try windsurfing or kitesurfing… From Pounda you take the a 5-min ferry ride opposite to Antiparos. Explore the chic, picturesque village and enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in the Aegean.

Day 14: Beach day

Today it’s your last day and you can enjoy a day by the beach.

** Our special offer**

1689 EUR per person for 2 poeple
Special discounts for 4 people or more!

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Flexible bookings and our tips for planning a trip post Covid

With the uncertainties of last year, it may feel like ages since you last travelled. With the positive news of vaccines on the horizon maybe, you’re just now daring to dream of your new adventure. Yet, with so much still up in the air, we understand that committing to your next trip may still be difficult. Be reassured each of our holidays comes with flexible booking terms so you can plan ahead with peace of mind!

We know it's hard to plan when you don't know what's ahead and you may be tempted to wait until the last minute. Our priority is to ensure you enjoy a safe and happy holiday and avoid disappointment where possible.

Here are some tips for you...

- Book Early to Avoid Disappointment: We're already seeing a lot of demand for the 2nd half of 2021. With new social distancing measures and a pent-up demand from postponed trips from last year, availability may well be a challenge, especially during the high season.

- Book with Confidence: Check the booking terms and conditions for the company you are travelling with, you don’t want to lose out if something goes wrong. Our peace of mind guarantee allows you to make plans now worry-free... with only a small deposit, free postponement of your booking for any reason (even last minute) and free cancellation up to one month before the beginning of the holiday.

- Getting There: Be prepared to have a test prior to flying. Consider how you travel to your destination and maybe visit countries with shorter flight times or choose to take the train or ferry if possible.

- Be Open Minded and flexible in case travel advice and regulations change last minute and you have to change your plans.

- Health & Safety: Request health and safety procedures of the company or accommodation you will choose. The health and safety of our customers is our top priority, even in ‘normal’ times we have a health and safety program. Request our procedure at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

- Help Local Communities: Some communities, especially remote villages in Northern Greece and the small islands, rely heavily on tourism and have been severely impacted by Covid-19 - over 100 million jobs at risk around the world. Aim to leave a positive impact on the places you visit. Support small businesses and the local communities and help them keep their livelihoods.

- Embrace Slow travel. After months of being locked indoors, we've all started to appreciate the little things in life. Take the time to soak up the scenery, connect with the culture, really explore the destination you visit!

If you're eager to get planning for next year you can find some inspirations for 2021 on our website or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for advice or inspiration.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Mystic Blue team